Danville Art League

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Upcoming Events

From time to time, scholarships are available for students in need of financial aid for Danville Art League classes.  To apply download our scholarship form.

Pottery Wheel Classes

Pottery Wheel classes are scheduled by contacting the instructor.  Reservation is required. Groups of three may be accepted.  Participants must be 16yrs or older (younger ages may be considered upon request). Class must be paid two weeks in advance. Cancellation refund will be in credit for future pottery class. For one-day workshops, no refunds or rescheduling if cancelled within 3 days of workshop.For more information on a class, please contact Sue Moudy at 442-9264.


Beginning Wheel-Throwing

Wheel 101 is a great introduction to creating bowls on the pottery wheel. You'll experience the basics of how to 'throw' & make a bowl on the wheel. This hands-on class lasts two hours, taught by DAL expert instructor. You will select the glaze color at the end of the session and the bowls will be glazed & fired for you. The piece will be ready for pick up within approximately two weeks.
Class Fee is $75 per person and includes personal instruction, clay, trimming, glaze and firing fees. For students making a second bowl, there is a small additional fee of $12.00.


Pottery Wheel Throwing Class
(Private 1 1/2 hr classes)

  This class takes the student through the steps of wedging, centering, opening, and pulling up a wall of a beginning cylinder.  This is a step-by-step process to learning how to throw on the pottery wheel. You will receive personalized instruction. The class includes two hours (weekly) studio time for students to practice on their own. In this class you will also learn DAL studio requirements, equipment, and elements of trimming a pot, how it is fired and glazing techniques.
These lessons can take place during daytime or evening hours. With 1-on-1 lessons, your learning is accelerated and the quality of the work is quite high.
Following this class the student, with a DAL membership, is qualified to work anytime in the DAL Pottery Studio.

     Cost: Four Lessons $180
              Six Lessons $255


Pottery Wheel Throwing Class
(2-hour Group Classes)


   This is a six week class that will introduce students to the wheel techniques of wedging clay, centering, building a cylinder wall, bowls, introduction to trimming, techniques of glazing, and DAL policies and regulations.
Following this class the student, with a DAL membership, is qualified to work anytime in the DAL Pottery Studio.
A minimum of three students are required for this class. In the event registration is short of the minimum, students will have the option of taking a future class or accept a slightly higher fee based upon registered students.
The class fee includes personalized instruction, clay, glaze, tool kit, glazing brush, and all firings.

      Cost: $150

Pre-register a week ahead and receive $5 off your class!

This allows us to have enough space and supplies on hand.  Please call (217) 442-9264 to register, and leave your name, address, phone number, and e-mail.  Registration and payment must be made a week before the class to qualify for the discount.  You may pay in person during open hours or mail your payment to Danville Art League, P.O. Box 772, Danville, IL 61834.  Online payment is not available for classes at this time.  (Color Splash and Memberships only)



--Pottery Club - Usually 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the Month - 10-2pm

     You don’t have to be a member of the Art League to join. You must be at least 16 years old (no exceptions).  Cost for Art League members is $5.00 per class or $7.00 per class for non-members. Supplies will be available for purchase. Sue Moudy will be the instructor.




April 16 - May 3 - Town & Country Art Show
     Show is open to all amateurs for submissions.  Download registration form here.
     -Drop-Off - April 13, 9:00 to 2:00
     -Hang April 15
     -Reception April 20 - 1:00 to 3:00
     -Pick-Up - May 4, 9:00 to 2:00


April 30 - Monical's Pizza Fundraiser
     Valid at Danville, Tilton, or Hoopeston locations
     Must have flyer for the Art League to get credit (20% of bill):  


May 4 - Garage Sale - 8am-12pm
    If you have items you would like to donate for our sale, please drop them off during our business hours.

No clothes please! Donation forms will be ready for anyone who wants one for tax purposes.

If you would like to volunteer the day of the sale, please call the Art League.



May 7-31 - Sharon Schmitz Regional Open Art Show
     -Drop Off  - May 4, 9:00 to 2:00
     -Hang May 2
     -Reception - May 11, 1:00 to 3:00
     -Pick-Up, June 1, 9:00 to 2:00


May 20-22 - Southern Illinois Art Workshop 
     The Spring 2019 SIAW Workshop will be held May 20-22, 2019 at the Dubois Center, as usual. Please arrive on Monday (May 20) between 10 am and noon. Lunch will be served at noon. Departure is about 4 pm on Wednesday May 22. The year's fee is $225 per person (includes 7 meals, 2 nights lodging & instruction). The instructors will send the registrants a suggest list of supplies for each class. Registration must be postmarked ON or BEFORE APRIL 20, 2019. After that date, please call 618-267-5554 to see if space is available.

This year's workshops include:
(1) Jamie Willis of Mattoon teaching Fabric Painting for Quilting and Collage. "Using Procion dyes, we will hand paint 100% cotton fabrics to be use for whole-cloth quilts, piecing and collage. Create watercolor like imagery on fabric, add motifs with fusible applique and embellish with machine and hand stitching. Use photographs, pages from your sketchbook, magazines and nature as inspiration." Jamie is a licensed yoga instructor, so anyone at camp is welcome to join her in morning or evening yoga sessions. Email Jamie at jamiequilts50@gmail.com if you have questions.
(2) Alma Petry of Mt. Vernon will teach Watercolor! Light and Cheerful Still Life. "Celebrate the end of a long grey winter with bright colors, loose techniques and a still life that will brighten anyone's day. We will use a limited pallet of colors and I will provide photos as well a sketches for you to work from. There should be plenty of choices for everyone's taste. We will discuss composition, color values, and editing so each painting will be unique. I will show how to accent you work with colored pencil, ink, and graphite. You will find this a fun way to work and it is also a good way to :rescue watercolor paintings that didn't turn out so well." email Alma at petry.qlma@gmail.com or Instagram@almasjourney with questions.
(3)Dee Siegmund of Mahomet will teach Plein Air/Multimedia Art Class 2019. She will demonstrate the process of a technique called "wet-n-to-wet" with emphasis on working from top to bottom to create a plein air landscape.The camp is large, so there are many fine area for plein air painting. Each student will work in their preferred medium. Bring some landscape photos in case the weather does not cooperate! Contact Dee at 217-419-1987 with questions.