Education | Southwestern Illinois College

Adult Yoga @ The Schmidt – All Year

Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

FEE: $10/class; Payment required at the beginning of each class. Bring your own mat. No online registration.

Thursdays, September 12-December 5, 2019 (12 weeks – skip Thanksgiving)

High School Student Series


September 12 – December 5 from 4 – 5:45 p.m.

Students will be guided in a variety of artistic and museum practices, receive portfolio and college preparation, and participate in lectures about careers in the arts. Students also have the opportunity to work on personal projects. The program is open to any high school student in grades 9th – 12th.

FEE: $60 per semester. Attendance is limited to 20 students each semester.

Home School Program – Grades 9 – 12


Originally created to artistically supplement the Hopkins Academy on the Integrated Study of Western Civilization, the following Friday art classes have now been expanded to all home school students grades 9 to 12.  Please note that times, locations, and costs may vary. Total cost for all classes combined is $210 for the semester. Sign up for one or for all. Classes fill up quickly with a maximum of 12.


Friday, August 23rd from 1-3pm @ The Schmidt

Students will learn the Ancient Egyptian technique of fusing encaustic medium (beeswax and damar resin) with pigments using a torch.  Each person will walk away with a finished encaustic work.  FEE: $30

Funerary Vessel Pottery  

Fridays, September 6 – 27th from 1-3pm @ Shanks Studio (301 N Pennsylvania Avenue, Belleville, IL 62221)

Looking to Greek Mythology, students will make wheel-thrown funerary vessels with intricate slip designs. After this 4-day pottery class, students will have a beautiful completed work of art.  FEE: $135

Roman Architectural Drawing

Fridays, October 25 & November 1 from 1-2:30pm @ The Schmidt

Students will learn to draw Ancient Romanan architecture using traditional mediums and styles of the era. Students will complete a frame-worthy drawing to take home. FEE: $15

Copper Etched Jewelry

Friday, November 15th from 1-3pm @ The Schmidt

The Medieval period, well-known for metal work, will inspire students as they learn to etch copper for finished bangles or pendants. Students will complete copper jewelry to take with them. FEE: $15

Mosaic Tile Portraits

Friday, December 13th from 1-3pm @ The Schmidt

In the classic style of the Byzantine era, students will cut and create glass mosaic tiles to create a finished portrait.  Students will walk away with a finished work of art. FEE: $15



Deadline to register for classes is four business days prior to the start of the class. Please note, each class and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The Schmidt Art Center will not offer make-up classes or prorated class fees, so please check your calendar closely before registering. The instructor will make every reasonable effort to assist the student with what was missed.

Refunds, Withdrawals and Low Enrollment

Tuition will be refunded, less a 10 percent processing fee, only if you withdraw from classes at least 10 days prior to the beginning of the class. No refunds or credits will be given for withdrawals after the deadline except for documented medical reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy.

If class is canceled due to low enrollment, you will be notified three business days prior to class beginning. You may choose another class if available or a refund will be issued.

Inclement Weather

If Southwestern Illinois College is closed due to inclement weather, Schmidt Art Center classes will also be canceled. That information will be on the Schmidt Art Center phone message at 618-222-5ART (5278) and on the college’s website at A refund will be issued for the canceled class.


Please dress appropriately as art can get messy. Smocks are not provided. For the safety of the student, flip-flops or open-toed shoes are not encouraged.


All supplies are included in the class fee unless noted otherwise.


All classes are located in the Schmidt Art Center unless noted otherwise. For driving directions, please visit here.

Safety and Behavior Policies

Supervision is provided in the building during class time only. If parents/guardians are responsible for transportation, please make certain to pick the student up promptly at the end of class.

The Schmidt Art Center reserves the right to have a student removed from a class if it is necessary for the safety or well-being of the student or others. Southwestern Illinois College Public Safety officers are on duty at all times and will act in an appropriate manner toward misbehavior and conduct. The Schmidt Art Center reserves the right to deny future enrollment, and if required to leave, the parent/guardian will be contacted and a refund will not be issued.