Art at the Bodega

We have teamed up with Art at the Bodega to offer summer art classes including pottery, clay, painting, glazing and ceramics for people of all ages.  

Joe the Art Guy Classes

Joe the Art Guy offers painting and drawing classes for Birthday Parties as well as single-day classes including, "Kid's Draw Animals with Joe," Acrylic Painting" and "Caricature Drawing."

Nitsch Theatre  Arts Program

We have teamed up with Nitsch Theatre Arts Program to provide the following opportunities for kids of all ages.

  • Stage Kids Production
  • Rising Stars Community Group
  • Stage Tots - Creative Dance, Music and Drama
  • Broadway Dance

Fencing Camp

Look for Fencing Camp opportunuities in the summer brochure. Peoria Fencing Academy is the prime-fencing academy in Central Illinois. We are members of the United States Fencing Association. They provide beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in Foil, Epee and Sabre. We also have programs for competitive and recreational fencers. Fencing is excellent for developing cardiovascular strength, muscle mass, quick reaction time, coordination, and certainly not least of all...the ability to think quickly and critically. Fencing enables fencers to gain self-control and increase concentration and soon this self-control will begin to extend to other aspects of life. EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED JUST WEAR ATHLETIC CLOTHING.

Chess Camp

Want to learn the game of chess check out this summer camp.

Be A Magician!

Have you ever wanted to be like the famous magicians and entertain people with your feats of magic and illusion? Now you can learn the secrets of professional magicians from a real pro! This five day, hands-on course will teach you not only how the tricks work, but you will also learn how to perform them, and in some cases how to actually make your own magic from simple items found in most any home! At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to perform a trick in our very own show and discover some of the illustrious history of this age-old art.

The course instructor is Greg Joyce.  

Cake Decorating for Beginners and Step 2

In this class, you will improve your baking skills and learn recipes for great frosting.  Learn to decorate your own cakes with borders, flowers, leaves, side drapes, roses, cartoon designs, script writing and more!  The best part is you get to take home your own finished cakes!  In the second step, you will learn several flowers and borders, theme cakes, holidays, baby and wedding showers.  This class may require some additional supplies to be purchased in addition to the class fee.  Lisa Williamson will be the instructor.

Novice Photography Workshop

The Washington Park District has teamed up with Kara Kamienski Photography again for this offering! Learn to use your DSLR camera like a pro! We'll walk you through all you need to know about your fancy camera- what settings to use, what do those lenses mean, and how to take better pictures! This class is designed for beginners who are wanting to do more with their camera than just shoot the 'auto' button! Attendees are encouraged to bring their camera to class for hands-on learning!


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Washington, IL 61571

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