FACILITY HOURS:

MON–FRI: 5am–10pm
SAT: 7am–8pm

SUNDAY Noon-6pm

(Open for Kroc Church Morning Services)

Questions about
Education & Fine Arts?

CONTACT
Jonathon Weller

Education and Fine Arts Specialist

217-231-5641

EMAIL Jonathon

Education & Fine Arts

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.

MUSIC LESSONS

Our Education & Fine Arts Specialist will work with you to find the time and day that works best with your schedule.

 

Check out our current Program Guide for more information/details regarding Education & Fine Arts classes being offered at this time.

 

Choose from virtual, in-person private, or group 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

ARTS & CRAFTS

 

PAINT NIGHT

Ages 14+

 

$25 Gold | $27 Silver | $35 Non

 

Taught by talented local artist, Ben Askew (ig: @benaskewsart). Artists of all abilities, beginners through advanced, will walk away from this class with a completed painting on a 12x12 canvas. All supplies and materials will be provided. Feel free to bring your own snacks to eat during the class! Great class for groups of friends looking for a fun night out or couples looking for a date night.

 

Tuesday May 11 6–8pm Held in Bluffs D

Tuesday August 17 6–8pm Held in Meadows B

 

 

 

HAND LETTERING

*Ages 10+

 

$37 Gold | $40 Silver | $45 Non •

Fee includes sketchbook & pens.

 

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). Leah will teach you the basic skills and then work alongside you as you hone your abilities! Fee includes brush pens and sketchbook for each participant to take home! *Open to ages 14+ and ages 10+ with an accompanying parent.

 

Held in Meadows A.

Thursdays July 22–August 26 6–7:30pm

 

 

DIGITAL ARTS

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ages 14+

 

$23 Gold | $25 Silver | $30 Non

 

Do you want to become a better photographer? Join local photographer, Rachel Buyck (ig: @photographyrachelb) as she leads a introduction to photography class. 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!

 

Held in Meadows A.

Tuesdays July 6–27 6–7:30pm

 

 

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Ages 14+

 

$23 Gold | $25 Silver | $30 Non

 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own movies and professional looking videos? Join former KHQA news anchor, Chad Douglas, as he leads a class taking you from concept to finished product!

 

Bring either a video camera or a smartphone so that you can capture your own footage. All the equipment for editing the video will be provided. Open to all experience levels.

 

Held in Bluffs D.

 Wednesdays June 16–July 7 4–5:30pm

 

 

EDUCATION

 

COOKING & NUTRITION

*Ages 10+

 

$15 Gold | $17 Silver | $20 Non

Fee includes all ingredients and materials.

 

Cooking and being healthy can be intimidating, but doesn’t need to be! Join corporate Chef Brad Darnell from Kohl Wholesale as you learn some of the skills you need to cook easy and healthy meals for you and your family. All ingredients and materials will be supplied, just bring yourself and an appetite as you’ll end this 1.5 hour long class with the meal you just created!

 

Held in Meadows A/Kitchen.

Thursdays May 4 – 27 5–6:30pm

 

*Open to ages 14+ and ages 10+ with an accompanying parent.

 

 

 

 

From swim lessons to art classes - The Kroc has it!

The Program Guide is the place to look for a variety of one-day and weekly classes. All classes are open to the public.

Look inside for:

View the Class Schedule for easy-to-read schedules of all group exercise classes–both on land, and in water!

All drop-in fitness and aquatic classes are FREE to Gold Members.