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George A SPIVA Center for the Arts Joplin MO

Come Create with Us!

Spiva provides a broad spectrum of creative, educational art programs for the four-state community and encourages all age groups to explore, enjoy and participate in the arts. Classes take place in our classrooms, galleries, and even on the streets.

Instructors are state certified, and/or have several years of teaching experience.

The Spiva Kids Fun Fund is available for financial assistance.

PLEASE EMAIL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION TO SCLEMENTS@SPIVAARTS.ORG

Spiva Art Lab

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Refund Policy

It is strongly recommended to pre-register for classes! Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. In the event of cancellation, participants will be contacted and a refund given.

If you need to cancel your registration, 24-hour notice must be given in order to receive a full refund. 

Military Discount

Spiva offers 10% off classes to military veterans and active duty service members! To receive your discount code, call Spiva at 417-623-0183.

Creation Station

Tuesdays, January 5 – May 25, 2021

4-5pm, ages 6-11, with Sandra Conrad

This popular after-school class will be back in the fall! Stay tuned for more details.

Classes

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Glass Camp with Jane McCaulley

Glass Camp with Jane McCaulley | June 22-23rd, 12-5pm

Ages: 9-14

Cost: $100– NOW  ONLY $5!

Students will learn about glass art and make their own glass creations to take home and enjoy for years to come!

Papermaking with Amber Mintert

Papermaking with Amber Mintert | Saturday, June 26th, 12-2pm

Ages: 12 to Adult

Cost: $25

Learn how to create your own paper using natural fibers. Students will learn the process and create their own papers and even learn simple bookbinding and casting!

Masters of Mediums Camp

Masters of Mediums Camp with Amber Mintert | June 29- July 1st, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100– NOW  ONLY $5!

Explore a variety of media such as fibers, sculpture, painting, drawing, and more! This camp is all about experimenting and trying new materials. Students will complete two projects a day and participate in a group collaboration.

Photography Summer Camp

Photography Camp | July 6-9th, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100– NOW  ONLY $5!

Students will learn the fundamentals of photography as an art form while taking photo walks using provided cameras. Printed photos will be taken to remember this fun camp!

r and our collection of dandy doodles!

Dandy Doodles with Ann Leach

Dandy Doodles with Ann Leach | Saturday, July 10th, 12-1pm

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $15

Let’s make oodles of doodles! Students will learn the basics of combining shapes and color into fun pictures that depict a variety of fun themes. We’ll discover why our brains and our bodies like some colors better than others and leave the class with our own Personal Power Color poster and our collection of dandy doodles!

Gold Leaf with Andrew Batcheller

Gold Leaf with Andrew Batcheller | Saturday, July 10th, 6-8pm

Ages: 21 and up

Cost: $35

Turn your paintings into mixed-media masterpieces! Acclaimed painter Andrew Batcheller will do a demo on how he incorporates gold leaf into his paintings, then participants will practice what they’ve learned on Masonite. Don’t miss this golden opportunity!

Comic Book Camp with Levi Qualls

Comic Book Camp with Levi Qualls | July 13-15th, 12-5pm

Ages: 8-12

Cost: $100– NOW  ONLY $5!

Kids will have a blast learning how to draw comic book characters and create their own comics!

 

Resin Ocean Tray Workshop with Jade Henning

Resin Ocean Tray Workshop | Saturday, July 17th, 2-4pm

Ages: 12 to Adult

Cost: $40

Get in that summertime state of mind by learning about resin pouring techniques while creating an ocean themed piece of home decor.

 

Drawing Camp with Sandra Conrad

Drawing Camp with Sandra Conrad | July 20-22nd, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100– NOW  ONLY $5!

Kids will learn the FUNdamentals of drawing using a variety of mediums and techniques that will help them with their future creative endeavors!

 

 

The Art of Business with Ann Leach

The Art of Business with Ann Leach | Saturday, July 24th, 12-3pm

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $35

Do you want to make your art your business? Are you an entrepreneur seeking to use the visual way of working to better capture your concept as you launch your idea into the world? Think of this class as Summer School on steroids with a crash course in business basics and art activities to help you gain clarity on the next right steps for marketing, money- making, and audience building. You’ll leave this class with your Dot (your audience), your Dash (your strategies) and your Cash plan (your budget) for turning your art into a thriving business.

Bookmaking Boot Camp with Melissa Davenport

Bookmaking Boot Camp with Melissa Davenport | Saturday, July 24th, 12-5pm

Ages: 16 to Adult

Cost: $50

Are you curious how to bind your own books? In this class, students will learn multiple bookbinding techniques perfect for beginners. This is great for binding your own custom sketchbooks, journals, and more!

 

 

Digital Art Camp with Levi Qualls

Digital Art Camp with Levi Qualls | July 27-29, 12-5pm

Ages: 12-17

Cost: $100– NOW  ONLY $5!

Digital art is the newest medium to take on the art world. Digital comic artist Levi Qualls will teach students how to create digital paintings and more using Photoshop. Students will need an electronic device with Photoshop available (free trials are available on Adobe.com).

 

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