Youth Art Guild.


YAG usually meets the first or second Sunday of each month from February - December 1:00pm - 3:30 pm. Check our calendar for dates.


YAG Has openings for more students - Please inquire!


VBSNA’S Youth Art guild is open to students ages 11 - 17 who wish to explore nature through art.  Non-competitive, individualistic, interactive & supportive - each session welcomes a different mentoring artist and includes outdoor sketching & journaling as well as indoor work. 


As members of a nature art guild, young artist explore and create nature-themed works, and meet with guest artists of varying interests.  While the style and media varies (ex. Anime, whimsical sculpture, botanical/scientific illustration, impressionistic painting, etc…) the central theme always celebrates Nature. 


Sponsored by Friends of Volo Bog - $30.00 annual fee plus $10.00 monthly fee covers most supplies.  The following sponsors are proud to offer guild members with discounts on art materials:



Adult artists who’d like to donate their time to share with our guilders should contact Stacy Iwanicki.  To register a youth guilder, also contact Stacy Iwanicki at or 815-344-1294.

Clay Monet
December 5, 2016


Photos by John Holmes

Bog Art with Kevin Click.


October 9, 2016


Photos by John Holmes

Gourd Art with Kevin Click.

November 6, 2016


Photos by John Holmes

Walking Sticks with Kevin Click

July 20, 2016


Photos by John Holmes

Painting with Abby and Kelly

September 11, 2016


Photos by John Holmes

Bird Houses with Stacy Iwanicki, Kevin Click & Robin Pollack


March 13, 2016


Photos by John Holmes

Painting on Glass with Kris Findley.


April 10, 2016


Photos by John Holmes

Open House Workshop including custom painted clays & Holiday Party.


December 6, 2015


Photos by John Holmes



September 13, 2015 - Drawing with Barbara Rose.


Photos by John Holmes

Gelli Printing.


May 3, 2015 - Gelli printing was lead by Kimberly Butts.


Photos by John Holmes

Student/Peer Led Origami with Tommy Schutter.


February 14, 2016


Photos by John Holmes

Water Colors.



October 4, 2015 - Water Colors with Ms Gene Tracy.


Photos by John Holmes

Bird Drawing.


June 7, 2015 - Bird drawing was lead by Nandu Dubey.


Photos by John Holmes

Youth Art Guild. Open House.


February 8, 2015 - On February 8, 2015 the guild welcomed seven new & potential members to their annual open house in the Volo Bog class room.  New members are welcome anytime of year.


Photos by Stacy Iwanicki and John Holmes


Chinese Bamboo Brush Painting.


February 3, 2013 - Chinese bamboo brush painting was lead by Craig Hammett.


Photos by Jessica Censaotti