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Champaign Park District offers a wide variety of Visual Art classes. Register online now or scroll down to view this season’s selections.


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Ages 5-11 
Put your creativity to work using recycled resources, glue, paint, and more! We supply the materials, you supply the creativity. New fun ideas will be posted in each 2-hour studio time slot. Let your inner art beast loose with us!


  • January 14 | Deadline: January 7
  • February 4 | Deadline: January 28
  • March 4 | Deadline: February 25
  • April 8 | Deadline: April 1
  • May 6 | Deadline: April 29


  • January 21 | Deadline: January 14
  • February 11 | Deadline: February 4
  • March 11 | Deadline: March 4
  • April 15 | Deadline: April 8
  • May 13 | Deadline: May 6

Day: Saturday
Time: 10:30a-12:30p
Fee(R/NR): $15/$22.50
Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3919


Ages 7-13 | Level: Beginner
Animal lovers rejoice! Students will learn tried and true drawing techniques with the added fun of creating their favorite animals! From alligators to zebras, and furry and feathery friends in between, students will create colorful works that they can share with joy. A supply list of approx. $20 will print at the time of registration. 

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this program. 

Date: March 25 – April 29
Day: Sa
Time: 10:30a-12p
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $86/$129
Deadline: March 18
Min/Max: 3/18
Instructor: Kelli Roos
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909


Ages 11+ | Level: Intermediate
Discover and create the excitement of anime and manga with a focus on feminine characters! Students will create engaging characters with a focus on emotion, costumes, and coloring. Learn how artists develop and apply their individual style to their work. This class may be repeated to continue developing skills. A supply list of around $80 will print a the time of registration. 

Prerequisite: Anime & Manga: How To Draw Characters

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this program.

Date: March 21 – April 25
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6-7:30p
Deadline: March 14
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909


Ages 7+, Adult & Child must both register
Bring out your creativity at the Martens Center, with the ladies from Unveiled Creations. They will guide you to create beautiful canvas creations to take home. Each parent and child participant will create a canvas that will combine to make a larger picture.

  • March 5 | Dinosaur Kingdom paintings | Deadline: February 24
  • April 23 | Spring Blooms & Woodland Fairy paintings | Deadline: April 14
  • May 7 | Mother Bird paintings | Deadline: April 28

Time: 1-4p
Day: Su
Fee: $60/$90
Location: Martens Center
Instructor: Kim Burcham and Keri Tavenner
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3971


Ages 18+ | Level: Intermediate

Explore your creative side using brushstrokes and color to create trees, mountains, rocks and other natural items. We will work composition and color to show different lighting effects to capture different times of day. A supply list of approximately $100 will print at the time of registration. Prerequisite: Beginning Watercolor Painting required. 

There is a $35 non-refundable fee for this program.

Date: March 25 – April 29
Day: Saturday 
Time: 12:30-2:30p
Deadline: March 18
Location: Springer Cultural Center 
Fee (R/NR): $112/$162
Instructor: Kelli Roos
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909

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