Fall Art Classes for Kids-Adults Begin Soon

Sat September 1, 2018

Explore your creative side and open the door to a new hobby with Crystal Lake Park District art classes for ages 4-adult. Registration in advance is required for all classes. Register online at www.crystallakeparks.org or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake. For more information contact Lindsey Pollina, at (815) 459-0680, ext. 1210.


Kids/Teen Paint Art Attack

Ages 6 & Up

It's never too early to nurture the love of art! Simple to follow, stroke-by-stroke age appropriate directions make creating your artwork easy. We supply the 11x14 canvas and acrylic paint.

You bring friends, snack and beverage. Together we will explore your inner talent! Painting selections can be found at crystallakeparks.org under the art tab.

Location: Administrative Building, Instructor: Julie Kukreja

Sa, 9/15, 10 am-12 pm

$20, register for code 120323-01


Sa, 10/13, 10 am-12 pm

$20, register for code 120323-02


Sa, 11/10, 10 am-12 pm

$20, register for code 120323-03


Sa, 12/8, 10 am-12 pm

$20, register for code 120323-04
















Cake Decorating

Ages 8-18

Decorate cakes and cookies like a pro for the holiday, then show them off to your family and friends! Supplies are included, and you will always take home your tasty masterpieces.

Location: Woodscreek Park, Instructor: Ellen Dowling


Sa, 9/15, 9 am-12 pm

$40/$45, register for code 120325-01



Sa, 10/20, 9 am-12 pm

$40/$45, register for code 120325-02



Sa, 11/17, 9 am-12 pm

$40/$45, register for code 120325-03



Sa, 12/1, 9 am-12 pm

$40/$45, register for code 120325-04



Sa, 12/15, 9 am-12 pm

$40/$45, register for code 120325-05



Watercolor Painting

Ages 18 & Up

Marge will guide you through creating lovely paintings using watercolors. Experienced or no experience painters are welcome and enjoy socializing with the class! Picture painted will be determined at the first class. Please register 3 days prior to start of class.

Supply list to be purchased prior to the start of class includes:

  • Paper
  • 1 pad Strathmore watercolor paper 140 lb wt,
  • Cold press 9 x 12 or 11 x 15
  • 1 package master touch Graphite paper 9 x 13 gray (4 sheets)
  • Hobby Lobby (Master Touch) brushes
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #6 round Series 2000
  • #4 angular
  • 1 set watercolor tubes either Staelter or Set Reeves
  • 1 paint palette tray
  • glass jar for water
  • paper towel,
  • Pencil

*No class 11/22, 11/23

Location: Grand Oaks Recreation Center, Instructor: Marge Stewart

Th, 9/13-10/18, 9:30 am-12 pm

$53, register for code 130110-01

F, 9/14-10/19, 9:30 am-12 pm

$53, register for code 130110-02

Th, 11/1-12/13*, 9:30 am-12 pm

$53, register for code 130110-03

F, 11/2-12/14*, 9:30 am-12 pm

$53, register for code 130110-04



Art Attack! Sip & Paint BYOB Nights

Ages 15 & Up

Grab a friend or family member and join us for this "No talent necessary" class! Local artist, Julie Kukreja will give stroke-by-stroke instruction to make an 11x14 canvas acrylic painting. Bring your favorite beverage and snacks to nibble on while you relax and create your masterpiece. All materials provided. New paintings are featured each week and are posted on the Park District web page under art and the online calendar.

Location: Grand Oaks Recreation Center, Instructor: Julie Kukreja

F, 9/14, 7-9:30 pm

$30, register for code 130324-01

F, 10/12, 7-9:30 pm

$30, register for code 130324-02

F, 11/9, 7-9:30 pm

$30, register for code 130324-03

F, 12/7, 7-9:30 pm

$30, register for code 130324-04


Creative Crochet

Ages 16 & Up

This class is designed for beginner to advanced crocheters. The classes are kept small to give individual attention to all students as even advanced crocheters need help sometimes. All you need to bring is the willingness to learn a new craft and a size G crochet hook, and we will supply the yarn. If you are just having trouble with a pattern, bring it to class and we'll get you going again.

*No class 11/21.

Location: Administrative Building, Instructor: Nancy Jagielski

W, 9/19-10/24, 7-8:30 pm

$52/$57, register for 130322-01

W, 11/7-12/19*, 7-8:30 pm

$52/$57, register for code 130322-02


Unfinished Craft Object

Ages 18 & Up

Come for a few hours or stay the entire day. You will need to bring your project and supplies. Sewing machines welcome. Registration is not required for this activity.

Just walk in and pay $5 at door!

Location: Grand Oaks Recreation Center

Instructor: Cindy Dunham

Saturdays, Sept 15, Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 15, 9 am-4 pm