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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.


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, November 2– May 17, 2022

4-5:15pm, ages 6-11, with Stacy Heydt

$6 in Advance/ $8 at the Door

This popular after-school class is back! Join us every Tuesday, starting November 2nd, from 4-5:15pm for a new and exciting project each week. Snacks are provided and registration can be done in advance for $6 or walk-ins can join for $8.

We are excited to have the kids back in person creating art like never before!

*Masks are required*



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Felted Ornaments with Stacy Heydt

Felted Ornaments with Stacy Heydt | Saturday, December 11th, 10am-12pm

Ages: 12 to Adult

Cost: $30

These alpaca wool felted ornaments are the perfect way to bring back that classic holiday feel! Each student will take home multiple retro-themed felt ornaments. All supplies are provided. 

Vintage Upcycled Snowmen with Brenda Hayes

Vintage Upcycled Snowmen with Brenda Hayes | December 4th, 1-3pm

Ages: 14 to Adult

Cost: $35

These adorable snowmen are made with the most unique vintage materials that have been carefully collected over time. Don’t miss this fun class, register now as space is limited!

Glass Ornaments with Jane McCaulley

Glass Ornaments with Jane McCaulley | December 4th, 2:30-4:30pm

Ages: 9 to Adult

Cost: $35

Get ready for the holidays with this fun fused glass class led by Jane McCaulley! Make your own ornament to display for years to come.

“Celebrate the creative experience – be a community catalyst.”