Arts & Education

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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!

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

Simply 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

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!

Fine Arts Classes

Paint Pouring

$25 Gold | $27 Silver | $35 Non Member (Prices are per night)

Join us for a fun and easy night of art presented by The District Art Gallery and The Kroc Center! 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 that’s less expensive than anywhere else!

Friday, January 21 – 6-8pm

Friday, April 8 – 6-8pm

REGISTER NOW ONLINE or call 222-5762!

Hand Lettering – Valentine’s Day Art

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

Ages 14+ (8+ with accompanying adult)

Hand lettering has become more and more popular and now you have the opportunity to learn about this art form with talented local artist, Leah Hanlin (ig: @leahhanlin). During this one-day class, you’ll work with Leah to create a beautiful, handmade gift for Valentine’s Day! All the supplies will be provided and you will go home with something special for that special someone.

Saturday, February 5 – 1-4pm

REGISTER NOW ONLINE or call 222-5762!

Acrylic Painting

$25 Gold | $27 Silver | $35 Non Member (Prices are per night)

Artists of all abilities, beginners through advanced, are invited to join us for a joint class brought to you by The Kroc Center and The District Art Gallery! At the end of this class you will have a beautiful piece of art at a cost less than you wouild pay to take the class at The Art Gallery itself.

Supplies provided. Snacks to eat during class welcome.

Friday, February 11 | 6-8pm

Friday, March 11 | 6-8pm

REGISTER NOW ONLINE or call 222-5762!

Digital Arts Classes

Photography Level 1

$23 Gold | $25 Silver | $30 Non Member

Do you want to become a better photographer? Then this is the class for you! With the guidance from a local photographer, you’ll learn the basics of image composition, camera features, and editing. Whether you have a basic phone camera or a top of the line DSLR that you want to learn to use better, this class is for you! Ages 14+.

Tuesdays, February 1-22 |  6–7:30pm

REGISTER NOW ONLINE or call 222-5762!

Photography Level 2

$23 Gold | $25 Silver | $30 Non Member

If you’ve taken Photography Level 1 with us – but want to learn more – this class is for you! Level 2 Photography dives into more detail as the instructor guides you through more advanced topics to help you take even better photos.

It is recommended that Level 1 be taken prior to Level 2. Registration for both classes is allowed.

Tuesdays, April 5-26 |  6–7:30pm

REGISTER NOW ONLINE or call 222-5762!

COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES

DISCOVERING COMPUTERS/TABLETS

$23 Gold | $25 Silver | $30 Non Member

Do you want to brush up on your computer skills? Do you have a new tablet that you’re wanting to learn how to use? Bring your devise as we learn how to do things like navigating the internet safely, setting up and using an email account, using Facebook, making and receiving video calls, and even finding entertainment using video websites and reading applications.

Great Class for Seniors!

Thursdays, March 3-24 | 11am-noon

REGISTER NOW ONLINE or call 222-5762!

MULTIPLICATION TABLES WORKSHOP

$23 Gold | $25 Silver | $30 Non Member

Do you know a child who struggles to learn his/her multiplication tables? Are you willing to come with them to a workshop to learn tips and techniques for mastering them? Join Sheila Eyster, a retired elementary school teacher as she guides attendees through this six-week mastering multiplication tables workshop. A parent or other interested adult is required to attend with the child in order to lear and practice the techniques.

Ages 8+ with accompanying adult.

Thursdays, March 3 – April 7 | 5:30-6:30pm

REGISTER NOW ONLINE or call 222-5762!

Browse Current Program Offerings & Class Schedules

NOTE: Non-members call 217-222-KROC to set up your Kroc account.

2022 Spring Program Guide
To see the upcoming schedules for The Kroc Center’s activities, check out the 2022 Fall Program Guide, Class Schedule, or visit our online registration system and click the “Get Started Here” button.

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