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Creative Outlets

Fine Line Creative Arts Center

Location: St. Charles, Illinois

"Do you wish you could explore or expand on your artistic talents? Do you enjoy viewing beautiful works of art created using a wide range of every imaginable art media? Many facets of Fine Line Creative Arts Center combine to make this fantastic place worth checking out.


Art classes for adults are offered throughout the year, for all ability levels, from ceramics, weaving and other textiles to jewelry making, blacksmithing, fused glass, painting, papermaking, photography and more. Unique workshops taught by guest artists are also offered each session.


The spacious Kavanagh Gallery in the newer, modern building, plays host to a number of exhibits, featuring local, national and international artists, throughout the year. Fine Line opened over 35 years ago as a small gallery on James Street in Geneva. Today it is one of only a few regional art centers in the country where internationally known artists teach a variety of workshops, and over 40 instructors teach over 200 classes to as many as 1,300 students each year."

The Republic of Letters

Location: Geneva, Illinois

"The Republic of Letters is a literary center, bookstore, and publisher. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We hope to provide an enchanting space dedicated to the literary arts because we are nostalgic for the times when the bookstore and the printed word were at the center of intellectual enlightenment. We are here to practice and defend open discourse. We believe in writing, reading, and critical dialogue. We offer writing classes, discussion groups, and literary events."

Water Street Studios

Location: Batavia, Illinois

"Our high-quality classes provide students with opportunities for artistic growth, skill-building, and personal expression through a wide variety of mediums. There are a variety of ways that you can receive an education in the visual arts at Water Street Studios. We employ experienced teaching artists that provide high quality classes and events."

Wool & Co.

Location: St. Charles, Illinois

"Wool & Co. is committed to furthering the art of knitting in the community. Sign up for a class to learn a new skill, meet a new friend, & get some much-deserved relaxation. Wool & Co. offers classes for absolute beginners, those who are more advanced & everyone else who falls somewhere in the middle. We even offer classes for kids.

We are always adding new classes. If you are interested in a class that is full or one you do not see listed, then please contact us. We are always looking for new ideas!"

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