Class Schedule
Beginning Salsa

Beginning Salsa

Tuesdays, May 31 - June 28, 6:30-7:25 pm

This is an introduction to Salsa dancing for complete beginners for couples only. No prior dance experience is expected. Individuals may not sign up without a partner. 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, May 31 - June 28, 7:30-8:25 pm

Take the next step to becoming great dancers. Learn more complex moves quickly in five lessons. Master the skills of a leader or follower. Prerequisite: Completion of entire Beginning Salsa class or have equivalent experience or with instructor’s permission. read more

Poetry Workshop with TeiannaRe-AL Cooper

Poetry Workshop with TeiannaRe-AL Cooper

Thursday, Jun 2, 2:00-5:00pm

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 who students are at their core. read more

Watercolor Class

Watercolor Class

Tuesdays, Jun 21 - Jul 26, 6:30-8:30pm

Learn the basics of color, shape, brushwork, and mixing. In this course we will cover assorted topics ranging from still-life, portraiture, landscape, and illustrative techniques. Bring your materials and your perspective, all levels welcome. read more

Figure Drawing Class / Open Studio

Figure Drawing Class / Open Studio

Wednesdays, Jun 22 - Aug 10, 6:30-8:30pm

Artists are invited to draw or paint the figure from a live 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

Beginning Drawing

Beginning Drawing

Thursdays, Jun 30 - Aug 4, 6:30-8:30pm

Develop your observational abilities and rendering skills in this introduction to the principles of drawing. Use pencil, charcoal and other media while learning the fundamentals of composition, perspective, line and space. Begin to develop your own unique drawing style through quick sketches as well as technical rendering. Before long, you will discover that you can draw! 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: Payment may take place online 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.