The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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April 6, 2014

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— Saturday, April 12 — This will be a makeup for John Gabb’s workshop. There will be a still life set up and any media may be used. There will be a potluck.

— Saturday, May 10 — We will be “Painting in a Spring Garden” with Eleanor Wesch, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— May 19, 20, 21 — The Southern Illinois Workshop once again will be held at the Dubois Center Camp (west of Mount Vernon). Two workshop classes will be held. You may choose one that you prefer.

— The Danville Art League is entertaining the thought of a plant sale, which would be held in April or May. We have not yet made a firm decision on this, so stay tuned for more information. Same time, same channel.

— May 12, 5-8 p.m. — There will be a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings. The Danville Art League gets 20 percent on food, but not on alcohol.

— The April general meeting will be canceled.


— We have thoroughly enjoyed having your children in our winter art sessions, and wow, the weather certainly wreaked havoc with everyone’s plans. Our spring classes started March 31 and will run until May 19.

— We offer four weeks of summer art lessons this summer, with plenty for kids to do. There will be a “Boot Camp” for teens (ages 13-18) from June 23-26.

— We will offer again our three-week summer art program for children in first through eighth grade. This consists of one week of sculpting camp from July 7-10, drawing camp from July 14-17  and painting camp, July 21-24; all camps are from 9 a.m. to noon. These camps always fill up quickly, so it is not too early to sign up now to be sure of a spot.

Each camp is $50 for the first family member and $25 for each additional family member. We supply all of the materials needed, plus a snack each day. The children get to enjoy art with other children, learn about new ways to create art, and just have a great time.

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