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The Water Street Studios School of Art offers a variety of classes for all ages and experience levels. It is our philosophy that everyone from preschoolers to seniors can use art in their lives. Classes run on a trimester schedule and are staffed by professional and working artists. Water Street Studios, Batavia is home to the School of Art and our second location, PrintLab, is located in St. Charles and houses printmaking facilities. We look forward to seeing you around the Studios or in the PrintLab.


Browse our Fall 2014 Classes and Register Online


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Registration Information (by mail or in person):

A clearly completed registration form (including class name and code) must accompany payment for any class, workshop, or private session. Please indicate class code as the memo for check payments. A registration form can be found in the center of each class booklet, online, as well as at the gallery counter. Please be sure to read and acknowledge the additional class policies on back of the form. Registrations may be mailed or delivered to us. Gallery hours are listed at the top of this website. Registrations must be received a minimum of three business days before the class start date.

Registration questions? Call 630.761.9977, email us using link on the right or stop by. Gallery hours are listed at the top of this website. Water Street Studios is located at 160 S. Water Street, just south of the corner of First Street and Water Street. We are less than one block southeast of the Batavia Public Library. PrintLab facility is located at 117 W. Main Street in St. Charles. Entrance is off of the First Street Plaza.

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Please note: Water Street Studios makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to participate. Please specify any adaptive equipment, personnel, or other accommodations you need to participate in a program for which you have registered or for any Water Street Studios event.


Financial Assistance for Class Registration:

Art Flow, the Community Outreach program at Water Street Studios offers classes for students in 7th-12th grades on Thursdays 6:30-8pm. Pre-registration is required and students can join at any time. Full financial scholarships available. Please contact for more information.

Spring 2014: January 9  - May 22  (No class April 3rd) ► 6:30-8p   $190
Summer 2014: June 19 - August 7  (No class July 3rd) ► 6:30-8p   $70 Photo by Jim Kirkhoff

Financial assistance is always available to any student interested in any class offered. Please contact for further information.

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Supply Lists

Drawing and Color Theory Barbara Stark
Life Drawing Deb DiVita Glascott
Mixed Media Alexandra Stark
Oil Painting and Oil Painting Techniques Deb DiVita Glascott
Pencil Drawing Barbara Stark
Colored Chalk Pastel Drawing Barbara Stark
Collagraph Materials List Kim Fredricks
Black Ink Drawing with Alexandra Stark
Famous Art & Fashion with Alexandra Stark
Recycled Art with Alexandra Stark
Oil & Cold Wax with Dianne Martia
Plein Air Painting in Oil or Pastel with Kathy Hirsh
Autumnal Painting Workshop with Lisa Towers


Supply List for Plein Air Landscape Workshops