Inspired Artistry

The Davidson Family Life Center offers a variety of arts and crafts classes for all ages. Our classes range from acrylic painting, oil painting, paper crafting, and scrapbooking.

Pre-registration is required for all events to assure adequate supplies and seating.

Online registration requires payment at time of registration.

Beginners are welcome in all classes.

The list of instructors for each class is listed below:
-Acrylic Painting – Carmen Stefano Instructor
-Oil Painting Classes – Trina Stephens Instructor
-Paper Crafting Classes – Dina Lanzendorf Instructor
       Rebecca Brown Instructor
-Scrapbooking All Day Crops – Rebecca Brown Consultant
-Beginning Sewing Classes – Georgialee Beiser Instructor

For Additional information or to ask any questions about specific classes, please contact:

Arts and Crafts Coordinator
Trina Stephens
Class information: 636-296-7729 ext.148

Oil Painting Classes


Adult Oil Painting

These classes are open for beginning and experienced painters who are at least 14 years old. Beginners will learn basic color mixing, brush strokes, color values, etc. while experienced students will improve their painting skills. In these classes Trina will do the same painting along with you, and you will be able to watch her brush strokes on large monitors at the front of the room. Trina circulates through the room frequently making sure everyone understands the techniques and no one gets left behind. You will learn to paint while having a relaxing, fun time in our "stress free zone" known by most as the art room.

Tuesday Night Class

Sunday Morning in Elsah
Trina Stephens Instructor
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
April 30 – May 28, 2019
Cost $44.00 (Plus supply costs)

Charleston Morning
Trina Stephens Instructor
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
June 25 – July 23, 2019
Cost $44.00 (Plus supply costs)

Yellow Daylilies
Trina Stephens Instructor
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 6 – 27, 2019
Cost $44.00 (Plus supply costs)


Wednesday Morning Class

These classes are designed for those who have no (or limited) oil painting experience. However, advanced students are welcome. The instructor is patient with beginners and questions are always welcome. The instructions are provided clearly and repeated as often as needed for everyone to hear and understand the next step. Trina will paint along with you and you can see her strokes on big screens at the front of the room. Come on and join the fun!

Golden Morning
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
June 19 – July 17, 2019
Cost $44.00 (Plus supply costs)

Tuscan Morning
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
July 31 – August 28, 2019
Cost $44.00 (Plus supply costs)



Saturday Classes

These classes are designed for students age 14 and older. You do not have to have prior painting experience in order to take these classes. For each Saturday class you will complete the painting shown by the end of the day. Trina will paint the painting with you. As she demonstrates techniques you will be able to see her brush strokes on large screens at the front of the room.

Spring at Hodgson Mill
Trina Stephens Instructor
 Saturday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
 July 27, 2019
 Cost $44 (Plus supplies)


Two Day Oil Painting Class

This 18 x 24 palette knife painting of a mountain scene will be painted over the two days. Beginners who are at least 14 years of age are welcome. At the end of the first day we’ll leave everything set up so we are ready to start painting first thing on the second day. Friday and Saturday will each be 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM days.

Good Luck Canyon
Trina Stephens Instructor
Friday and Saturday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
May 3 & 4, 2019
Cost $70.00 (Plus supplies)



Oil Painting Classes for Children

These classes are designed for home school children age 10 and older. Beginning children are welcome in every session. In these classes the children will learn about color mixing, brush strokes, color value and perspective while completing an oil painting. The instructor has been teaching oil painting to children since 2004. Do not hesitate to contact her with questions at or 636-296-7729 ext. 148.

Pink Hollyhocks
Trina Stephens Instructor
Fridays, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
March 8 – 29, 2019
Cost $32 (Plus Supplies)



Acrylic Painting

Art Parties

In these classes Carmen will be teaching simple acrylic paintings that can be completed in two hours. This is a great time to grab some friends and have a fun night out! Never painted before? No worries! Carmen will be there to help every step of the way.

Fall class dates to be announced soon

Wooden Signs

In these classes Carmen will be teaching simple signs that are easy to do, but look professional. Some months there is only one sign and other months there are two to choose from. When you register, you will indicate your selection so that Carmen can have everything you need to complete these signs.

Fall class dates to be announced soon



Saturday Scrapbooking
Come join us for a full day of scrapbooking fun!
Rebecca Brown from Close to My Heart will have limited supplies you may borrow throughout the day, products for purchase and will be available help you get started or offer suggestions. You’ll have a full table to spread your supplies on and will receive a light breakfast and lunch prepared by our catering staff. The cost for this day is $20. Space is limited. 


-June 15, 2019
-July 20, 2019
-August 27, 2019
-September 21, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Room 8 Lower Level Family Life Center

Paper Crafting Classes


Made With Love Album

Rebecca Brown Instructor
-Tuesday, June 18, 2019; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM OR
-Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

You will complete a wooden book album with 7 double sided decorated pages. You can stamp to personalize it to a special lady in your life – Mom, Grandma, Daughter, etc. The cost for the class is $30. Bring your own scissors and adhesive and everything else your need to compete the project is included in the cost.

Story Starter Workshop

Rebecca Brown Instructor 
-Tuesday, July 23, 2019; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM OR
-Thursday, July 25; 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Cost: $20

Each album will focus on your choice of person, place or thing.  Prior to the class choose the subject for your album.  Bring to the class:
a) 10-12 photos of your chosen subject that can be cropped into 4” x 4” squares
  b) A photo of yourself that can be cropped to 2.5” x 2.5” for the final page
c) Paper trimmer and/or scissors
d) Adhesive – in case you don’t have any, Rebecca will have some for purchase the day of the class

You will be amazed how many details you are able to recall with a little encouragement from Rebecca!  The album will be something you will be proud to keep or share with your subject.




Open Sewing Class


NEW sewing class option.  You can bring your sewing machine and work on a project that you need help completing.  Georgia will help you learn the operation of your machine if needed and be available to answer questions as you work through the project.  If there is a project the current beginning sewing class is doing that you would like to do, send an email to so she can alert Georgia of the project you want to do and get the list of supplies you will need to you.  Make sure to bring your own basic sewing supplies for whatever project you choose – thread, clear ruler, scissors, seam ripper and anything else you normally use.

This class is a way of building your sewing skills without a long term commitment.  The cost is $10 per class and you will pay when you arrive for class.  The only thing you need to do prior to coming is alert Trina at the email above that you are coming.  We don’t want to end up with more than we have room for in the class!

Come try it out!  This is in response to appeals for help on individual projects.  The “drop in classes” are currently available on Monday nights, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

New open sewing dates coming soon!

Embroidery 101 Class

This is a beginning class for embroidery.  Sundaye Lubinski will teach you how to do six different embroidery stitches over the two nights.  You will also add a design for each stitch to a simple sampler showing all the stitches.  The cost of only $20 makes this class very affordable.  Come join us and learn a new craft a create a wall hanging!

Embroidery 101
Sundaye Lubinski Instructor
[new session dates available soon]
Cost of $20 includes everything needed


Embroidery 202


New session dates available soon!


Beginning Sewing Class 


In this 8 week basic sewing class Georgialee will start by teaching you (or reviewing with you depending on your experience) the basics of your machine – how to thread the needle, load a bobbin, change the tension and stitch length etc.  Georgialee is knowledgeable about most machines and will also be able to troubleshoot any issues with your machine as you begin working on the projects.  Each project is designed to give you a chance to try a variety of techniques such as putting in a zipper, sewing on a button with the machine, learning how to use various styles of stitching including decorative stitch if your machine is equipped with those plus learn how to use and understand a pattern.

You will be making a coin purse, shopping bag, coaster for a stemmed glass, microwave bowl holder, a quilt, a cute little bunny and a peg basket.  You will also be working with a pattern of your choice to create a project “on your own” with Georgialee’s help and advice.

Fall class dates available soon!

Beginning Sewing Class
Georgialee Beiser Instructor
Mondays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
March 4 - April 22, 2019
Cost $40 plus various supplies for projects





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