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.


---CHILDREN'S CLASSES---

Homeschool Classes:

Monday, January 13 to March 2 from 1 to 3 p.m.


After School Classes:

Tuesday, January 14 to March 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.


Cost is $55, with a sibling discount of $30 for 8 weeks of lessons. All supplies provided. There is an early discount for registering and paying at least a week before classes begin. ($50 and $25 for siblings)

Register by phoning the Art League. Please give you name, your phone number, your child’s name and the class desired.




January 25 - Polymer Clay Class - 10am-3pm

     Taught by: Carol Garver

     Cost: $50 per couple, includes supplies

Carol Garver thought she would never make another polymer clay cane after making many projects with her daughters and grandchildren and thousands of colorful beads for the CASA Royal Ball. But, she was wrong.

She had forgotten how much fun working with polymer clay can be. She has rediscovered this craft this winter. She will teach all the tricks she knows in making the canes used for so many different projects. Her plan is that everyone will go home with several canes which can be used in many different  ways. Students will also make and bake a few beads and a colorful picture frame. This workshop would be a 

fun one to share with your grand-child (must be at least 10 years old) or a friend, so we are offering special deal. There is one price for two people, you can bring someone with you for free! For the cost of $50, you get a class for two people, all the supplies you need and a great lunch. Lunch will be a potluck with the meat and drinks provided. Please bring something to share. Class is limited to 12, so register early to save your place.




Feb 7 - Peer Court Auction

The Annual Peer Court auction will be held Friday, February 7 this year. This is a local organization that helps children going through the juvenile court system. Many members of the Art League generously donate art for

their auction. In return, Peer Court will provide you with 2 tickets to the auction. Food is provided before the auction begins. There is a silent auction and raffle during the night also. If you are interested in donating art for the auction, please contact the Art League or Kolleen Asaad.



Feb 15 - Felting Class - 10am-3pm
     Taught by: Peggy Lister
     Cost: $50, includes supplies

Peggy is originally from Colby, Wisconsin. She was a nurse early in life, but after getting married and having 4 kids, she became a full-time mom, professional volunteer, and part-time crafter. She has lived in 5 different states prior to coming to Illinois. She moved to Danville in July of 2018 with her husband of 35 years, who is working here at the VA hospital. She picked up her love for crafting and ‘reimagining’ things, and opened a booth at Sweet Repeats in October 2019. She was taught how to wet and needle felt several years ago by a friend, so many of her items include those creative techniques. She has done other craft-type activities,  including sewing and embroidery, and recently tried her hand at painting with watercolor here at the Art

League. To her, life is made more beautiful and fulfilling through art, music, and any kind of creative expression. Peggy will teach a wool felting class on Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A potluck lunch is included, meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring something to share. You will leave

with a felted soap item and two spring flowers. Cost is $50, which includes all the supplies you will need to begin the fun craft of felting.




Feb 29 - Multi-Media Class - 10am-3pm

     Taught by: Carol Garver

     Cost: $50, includes supplies

Spend your extra day on Leap Year at the Art League creating a new fun project! Carol Garver will teach a multi media class where the class will print their own deli papers and use them to make a colorful collaged animal on canvas. If you want to do your dog, cat or another pet, please give a good photo of your pet to Carol so that she can prepare the needed enlarged copies ahead of the class. You can also drop a photo off at the front desk. Please mark it clearly with your name. If you don’t submit a photo, you can pick  from many prepared copies of fun animals. My children’s class got so excited doing this project that I wanted to share it with my adult friends. A potluck lunch with the meat and drinks provided will be enjoyed at noon. Please bring something to share.  You will go home with a unique picture of your favorite animal or pet. Register by phoning the Art League with your name and the name of the class you desire to be a part of.