Fall Classes & Workshops

All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

Fall Session 2018 registration is now open! To register online - click here

For more info - call Shelby at 309.863.3015 or email at slessen@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

Classes Programs Banner Child.Caregiver

Little Artists
Thursdays, Sep 13-Oct 4 | 9:30-10:15 am

Explore art from a pint-sized point of view! Whether learning how to paint with marbles or making a bouncy ball, you and your child are sure to have a fabulous time in this creative class! Each session offers new activities so you can enjoy this class over and over again. You will get messy, so wear old clothes! Caregivers must stay with children. This class is perfect for grandparents.
Heather Placko: Museum Educator
Ages 3-6
$25 Members | $30 Public

Register online now – click here.

PreK Pottery
Fridays, Sep 14-Oct 5 | 1:15-2:15 pm

Little hands will love squishing and molding, painting and creating their own ceramic figurines! Each session will begin with a story and finish with building something that relates to what we’ve read. Children will be able to take home at least two completed pieces (glazed and fired) at the end of each session!
Shelby Lessen: Museum Educator
Ages 3-6
$25 Members | $30 Public

Register online now – click here.

Pre-Calligraphy
Fridays, September 14 -October 5 | 1:15-2:15 pm

This class will introduce your little one to Chinese Calligraphy, and open them up to a world of penmanship! Your child will learn to work with brush and ink and gain first-hand experience into Chinese calligraphy. The children will be taught fundamental skills on brush grasp and proper Chinese character formation- right to left and top to bottom. Your little one will love using using the ink while developing motor skills, spatial perception, and learning about the Chinese culture.
Lilly Lee: Museum Instructor
Ages 3-6
$25 Members | $30 Public

Register online now – click here.

Little Artists
Thursdays, Sep 14-Oct 5 | 2:30-3:30 pm

Explore art from a pint-sized point of view! Whether learning how to paint with marbles or making a bouncy ball, you and your child are sure to have a fabulous time in this creative class! Each session offers new activities so you can enjoy this class over and over again. You will get messy, so wear old clothes! Caregivers must stay with children. This class is perfect for grandparents.
Heather Placko: Museum Educator
Ages 3-6
$25 Members | $30 Public

Register online now – click here.

PreK Pottery
Thursdays, Oct 11- Nov 1 | 9:30-10:15 am

Little hands will love squishing and molding, painting and creating their own ceramic figurines! Each session will begin with a story and finish with building something that relates to what we’ve read. Children will be able to take home at least two completed pieces (glazed and fired) at the end of each session!
Shelby Lessen: Museum Educator
Ages 3-6
$25 Members | $30 Public

Register online now – click here.

Classes Programs Banner Kids.Teens

Design It: 3-D Printed Castle
Sat, Sep 15 | 10 am-Noon

Do you love castles and learning new technology? Join in our Mythic Creatures fun design your own castle! Learn the history of castle fortification, the basic design principles of 3-D printing and create your own 3-D printed castle! No experience required.
Participants will have one week to pick-up final printed projects, starting on Saturday, September 22 at the ticket desk.
Jack Daleske: Museum Educator
Ages 10-17
$20 Members | $25 Public

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Fantastic Fantasy: Wands, Potions, & More!
Sat, Sep 29 | 10-11:30 am

Join in for spells, potions, mythic creatures, wand making, and more! Take a tour of the new summer exhibition, Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, & Mermaids, create potions, design your own wand, and more!
Ages 10-16
$12 Members | $15 Public

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Elementary Pottery
Thursdays, Oct 11- Nov 1 | 4-5 pm

Students will explore the artistic medium of clay through hand building techniques, wheel work, and glazing. Students will take home at least three completed projects, and will walk away with a better understanding of the building, firing, and glazing processes. No previous experience is necessary, and students are welcome to take this class several times as projects will continue to change.
Shelby Lessen: Museum Educator
Ages 6-10
$35 Members | $40 Public

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Palette & Pencil
Saturdays, Oct 13- Nov 3 | 10:30-Noon

Pick up a paintbrush and a pencil, and join us in exploring the basic principles of art and color. Local artist and print-maker Nana Ekow will guide students in developing and refining their basic painting and drawing skills, and teach new techniques and styles. All skill levels are welcome. 
Eugene Nana Ekow Maison: Museum Instructor, MFA
Ages 14+
$50 Members | $60 Public

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Video Game Design
Thursdays, Oct 25- Nov 15 | 4-5 pm

Can you design and build solutions for the engineering challenge? Print your design out and put it to the test! In this 4-week workshop you will learn the basics of computer-aided design. No experience required! Each week, participants will be able to take home the previous week’s build.
Jack Daleske: Museum Educator
Ages 9-14
$25 Members | $30 Public

Register online now – click here.

Classes Programs Banner Adults

Design It: 3-D Printed Castle
Sat, Sep 15 | 2-4 pm

Do you love castles and learning new technology? Join in our Mythic Creatures fun design your own castle! Learn the history of castle fortification, the basic design principles of 3-D printing and create your own 3-D printed castle! No experience required.
Participants will have one week to pick-up final printed projects, starting on Saturday, September 22 at the ticket desk.
Ages 18+
$20 Members | $25 Public

Register online now – click here .

Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Throwing
Sat, Sept 29 | 6:30-9 pm

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. A local artist will lead you in popular ceramic techniques, including wheel throwing or hand-building, and glazing. Once you’ve created something new, we’ll fire and glaze it for you! All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days.
Wine, treats, & all materials included in ticket price.
Al Corpuz: Museum Instructor
Ages 21+
$30 Members | $36 Public

Register online now – click here.

Palette & Pencil
Saturdays, Oct 13- Nov 3 | 10:30-Noon

Pick up a paintbrush and a pencil, and join us in exploring the basic principles of art and color. Local artist and print-maker Nana Ekow will guide students in developing and refining their basic painting and drawing skills, and teach new techniques and styles. All skill levels are welcome. 
Eugene Nana Ekow Maison: Museum Instructor, MFA
Ages 14+
$50 Members | $60 Public

Register online now – click here.

Wine & Art | The Scream by Edvard Munch
Sat, Oct 6 | 7-9 pm

Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Eugene Nana Ekow Maison, local artist, will guide you in creating you own unique version of Edvard Munch's The Scream to take home with you! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!
Eugene Nana Ekow Maison: Museum Instructor, MFA
Ages 21+
$30 Members | $36 Public

Register online now – click here.

Cabernet & Clay | Hand Building
Sat, Nov 17 | 6:30-9 pm

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. A local artist will lead you in popular ceramic techniques, including wheel throwing or hand-building, and glazing. Once you’ve created something new, we’ll fire and glaze it for you! All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days.
Wine, treats, & all materials included in ticket price.
Al Corpuz: Museum Instructor
Ages 21+
$30 Members | $36 Public

Register online now – click here.

Wine & Art | Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow by Piet Mondrian
Sat, Nov 17 | 7-9 pm

Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Eugene Nana Ekow Maison, local artist, will guide you in creating you own unique version of Piet Mondrian's Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow to take home with you! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!
Eugene Nana Ekow Maison: Museum Instructor, MFA
Ages 21+
$30 Members | $36 Public

Register online now – click here.

Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Throwing
Sat, Dec 8 | 6:30-9 pm

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. A local artist will lead you in popular ceramic techniques, including wheel throwing or hand-building, and glazing. Once you’ve created something new, we’ll fire and glaze it for you! All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days.
Wine, treats, & all materials included in ticket price.
Al Corpuz: Museum Instructor
Ages 21+
$30 Members | $36 Public

Register online now – click here.