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Arts & More

Exposure to the arts from an early age is critical to the cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development of children.

Art Classes

Sewing & Finger Knitting (Ages 7+)

This class will learn the basic sewing and finger/arm knitting to create projects.

Drawing & Painting (Ages 7+)

This class will focus on using a variety of mediums to learn to draw and paint!

Friday Night Art Club *NEW*

Come to Friday Night Art Club! Each month will explore a new medium or craft. Featured guest artists will bring their knowledge and expertise to the evening. Check at the front desk and keep an eye on social media in August for more details. All skills and abilities welcome! Pizza will be provided.


Other Offerings

Safe Sitter (Ages 11+)

Calling all baby-sitters 11 and up! This nationally recognized, medically accurate, hands-on class teaches boys and girls how to handle emergencies such as injury management and choking rescue while caring for children. Students will learn the basics of childcare through games, activities and role play. Course includes a Safe Sitters tote bag starter kit and manual ($30 value). Class size is limited. Pizza will be provided for lunch.

One Day Class! Class size limited.
Saturday | 8:30am – 4:00pm | Meyer Center
October 10th • November 14th
Members $90 • Non-Members $135

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Edwardsville Arts Center Classes

The Edwardsville Art Center Inspires the lives of youth and the creative spirit of adults through classes, exhibits, and cultural events. Courses are offered at the Edwardsville High School in well-equipped classrooms (D120 & D160). Classes are taught by professionally educated working artists from the Edwardsville area.

6165 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
*On the Campus of Edwardsville High School (618) 655-0337

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Edwardsville YMCA