Ed & Fine Arts

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Immersing yourself or a child in the arts and in educational programming is a great way to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life. Whether it’s learning to play an instrument or read music, or taking a shot at singing, dancing, or acting, there is a place to develop your talent and pursue your dreams here at The Kroc Center.

If the fine arts are more for you, classes in sculpting, drawing and painting are also available for you to create your masterpiece. Our state-of-the-art performance and studio spaces allow artists to hone their skills and showcase their work.

Jonathon Weller

Education & Fine Arts Specialist | 217-231-5641

Jonathon Weller is a professional singer who has extensive experience in performing a wide variety of music. He will meet you where you’re at now and help you grow. Contact him today to find the time and day that works the best with your schedule.

Want to teach a class? Would you like to suggest a class to be offered? Please let us know!

Trumpet Music Lessons

Benefits of Private Music Lessons

• Provide instruction that meets the specific learning style of each student

• With a private instructor, a student learns the fundamentals of playing much more quickly

• Students will discover what new music to explore and what goals to pursue

• Siblings (or friends!) can have fun together while enhancing their music skills

How to Register

Work with the Education & Fine Arts Specialist Jonathon Weller to find the time and day that works the best with your schedule. Contact him at at 217-231-5641 or at Jonathon.Weller@USC.SalvationArmy.org

Instrumental Music Lessons

GUITAR, VOICE, UKULELE, PIANO, BRASS, WOODWIND, & PERCUSSION

Private and group music lessons are available for all levels. No matter if you are a beginner or advanced, we can help you reach your next level! Pricing is for six (30-minute) lessons.

Voice Lessons

Private voice lessons are a great way for singers of all ages and abilities to improve their singing. Education and Fine Arts Specialist and Voice Lessons Instructor Jonathon Weller is a professional singer who has extensive experience in performing a wide variety of music and will meet you where you’re at now and help you grow. Beginners (10+) through adults and budding professionals will work on good vocal technique, music reading & theory, and solo repertoire.

Choose from virtual, in-person private, or group voice lessons!

Music Classes

Group Ukulele

Thursdays, Oct 6-27 | Noon-1pm

$25 Gold | $27 Silver | $35 Non Member

Have you ever wanted to try learning a new instrument? Even if you’ve never touched an instrument before, the Ukulele is a great way to start learning – no matter what age you are! We’ll meet once a week during the day to explore this fun and easy-to-learn instrument. Instruments and music will be provided, but if you have your own ukulele, feel free to bring it along. Open to ages 14+.

Great Class for Seniors!

Spaces are limited. Call 217-222-5762 to register.

Music Mondays

Mondays 3–5pm, while school is in session.

Join our children’s choir and learn how to play a brass instrument and piano with other musicians your age who are just starting out. These free classes are a great way to start learning to play an instrument.

Ages 7+ ( with ‘adult’ front teeth)

Please contact Jonathon by Sept 12 at 217-231-5641 or Jonathon.Weller@USC.SalvationArmy.org to register.

Painting Class Education Canvas
Education - Math Class

Fine Arts Classes

Artists of all abilities are invited to join us for joint classes brought to you by The Kroc Center and The District Art Gallery! At the end of these classes, you will have beautiful pieces of art at a cost less than you would pay to take the class at The Art Gallery itself. Snacks to eat during class welcome. Non alcoholic drinks also welcome. Each class has a minimum participant requirement of 4 students.

Paint Pouring

$20 Gold | $21 Silver | $23 Non Member (Prices are per night)

Join us for a fun and easy night of art Instead Instead of using traditional paint brushes, we’ll pour paint directly onto the canvas to create beautiful works of art. Fun for artists of all ages and a great family night activity! Ages 14 + or 8+ with accompanying adult.

Friday, Sept 9 | 6-8pm – Register by Sept 8

Friday, Nov 11 | 6-8pm – Register by Nov 10

Spaces are limited. Call 217-222-5762 to register.

Arty Party Paint Night

$20 Gold | $25 Silver | $30 Non Member (Prices are per night)

Create a step-by-step painting on a canvas using acrylic paint and different brush techniques. Artists of all abilities are welcome! Ages 14 +

Friday, Sept 23 | 6-8pm – Register by Sept 22

Friday, Oct 21 | 6-8pm – Register by Oct 20

Friday, Dec 2 | 6-8pm – Register by Dec 1

Spaces are limited. Call 217-222-5762 to register.

Jewelry Making

$20 Gold | $21 Silver | $23 Non Member (Prices are per night)

Kevin Hoing will guide you through the steps to create beautiful jewelry for you, or that someone special, to wear! All supplies will be provided. Ages 14 +

Friday, Oct 7 | 6-8pm – Register by Oct 6

Friday, Nov 18 | 6-8pm – Register by Nov 17

Spaces are limited. Call 217-222-5762 to register.

Hand Lettering Workshop

$25 Gold | $27 Silver | $35 Non Member

Saturday, August 6 | 1:30-4pm

During this one-day class, you’ll work with Leah to create a beautiful hand lettering project! All the supplies will be provided and you’ll have something to take home by the end of our class! *Ages 10+ with accompanying adult.

Ages 14+ or ages 10+ with accompanying adult.

Photography

$25 Gold | $27 Silver | $35 Non

Tuesdays, Sept 6-Sept 27 | 6-7pm

Back by popular demand: We are thrilled to once again be offering our photography class! This class will be taught by talented Quincy photographer, Julie Ginos from GS Photography. If you have a new, top-of-the-line camera, a camera you’ve had for a while that’s gathering dust on a shelf, or even if you have a smartphone camera, come join Julie for this 4-week class where you’ll learn how to improve your photography skills.

Ages 14+

Education – Sheila’s Special Math Techniques

Times Table Workshop

$10 Gold | $12 Silver | $15 Non

Tuesdays, Sept 6-Oct 11 | 6:30-7:30pm

Do you know a child who struggles to learn their multiplication tables? Are you willing to come with them to a workshop to learn tips and techniques for mastering them? Sheila Eyster, a retired elementary school teacher, will be teaching a six-week workshop on mastering the times tables. A parent or other interested adult is required to attend with the child in order to learn and practice these techniques.

Ages 8+ with an accompanying adult.

Word Problems

$10 Gold | $12 Silver | $15 Non

Thursdays, Sept 8-Oct 13 | 6:30-7:30pm

Word problems can be one of the most difficult concepts for a student to master, even if they find their basic math skills easy! Sheila Eyster, a retired elementary school teacher who has taught in many different communities around the country, is offering a 6-week course for those who want to improve their ability to solve these kind of problems. A parent or other interested adult is required to attend with the child in order to learn and practice Sheila’s special techniques.

Ages 8+ with an accompanying adult.

Ages 8+ with an accompanying adult.

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