Class Schedule
Figure Drawing Class / Open Studio

Figure Drawing Class / Open Studio

Tuesdays, Sep 6 - Oct 25, 6:30-8:30pm

​Artists are invited to draw or paint the figure from a live nude or clothed model. A monitor will direct the model to change poses and provide guidance, if desired. There is no instruction, but students are encouraged to seek advice from others in the class. Students must bring their own supplies and materials. Easels for sitting and standing will be provided, but artists may bring their own supports also. read more

Poetry Workshop with TeiannaRe-AL Cooper

Poetry Workshop with TeiannaRe-AL Cooper

Wednesday, Oct 5, 6:00-8:00pm

Discover and embrace a poet’s voice, while creating a healthy balance between the making and the meaning. Navigate the Muse, which often consists of mental health and life issues, so that art produced is reflective of an individuals true self. read more

Adult Hip Hop Groove Class

Adult Hip Hop Groove Class

Wednesdays, Oct 12 - Nov 9, 6:15 - 7:10pm

This class is instruction for adults with some dance skills featuring slower paced yet upbeat songs to inspire. This class is not for beginners as at least a good sense of rhythm is required. Get back in shape and learn some new moves to impress on the dance floor. read more

Adult Intermediate-Advanced Hip Hop Class

Adult Intermediate-Advanced Hip Hop Class

Wednesdays, Oct 12 - Nov 9, 7:15 - 8:10pm

Take the next step to becoming a great dancer, learning complex moves in five sessions. This class is fun but fast paced, expecting students to pick up moves quickly so that a lot is accomplished in a short time. read more

Beginning Salsa

Beginning Salsa

Tuesdays, Nov 1 - 29, 6:30-7:25 pm

This is an introduction to Salsa dancing for complete beginners. No prior dance experience is expected. A partner is required. Couples must show proof of vaccination to participate. Learn to dance Salsa at a faster pace in these five-week classes. Instructors break down fancy moves into fun to learn steps. read more

Intermediate Salsa

Intermediate Salsa

Tuesdays, Nov 1 - 29, 7:30-8:25 pm

Take the next step to becoming a great dancer. Learn more complex moves quickly in five lessons. Master the skills of a leader or follower. A partner is required. Couples must show proof of vaccination to participate. Prerequisite: Completion of entire Beginning Salsa class or have equivalent experience or with instructor's permission. read more

All classes are held at the Contemporary Art Center except where noted. Classes may be accessed via the front entrance or the Commercial St. entrance at the rear of the building. The Commercial St. entrance must be used for all classes held outside of regular business hours.

Registration: We will contact students for payment when we reach the minimum students required to run the class/workshop. Payment may take place on the website or during business hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5:00 and pay with credit card, cash or check. Late registration may or may not be possible. Class fees are not prorated with late registration. For more information, contact: William Butler or Darlene Jones, 309.674.6822 or contact us.

Cancellations: A class may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met.

Refund Policy: A full refund may be given for a student who withdraws prior to registration deadline or if the Contemporary Art Center cancels a class. A partial refund of half the amount may be given for a student who withdraws after registration deadline and /or up to the end of the 1st class session. After registration deadline, materials / lab fees cannot be refunded. Contemporary Art Center is not responsible for providing refunds or make-up classes for students who miss classes. Fees will not be deferred to a future class. Students will not receive compensation for missed classes.