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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.

Classes

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Egg Tempera Workshop with Carolyn Càrdenas

 Egg Tempera Workshop with Carolyn Càrdenas | September 18, 10am – 4pm

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $140; Lunch provided

Join the talented Carolyn Càrdenas for a day of egg tempera. This historic medium has been used on Egyptian sarcophagi and by Renaissance masters Botticelli and Da Vinci. Lunch and supplies will be provided.

 

Mixed-Media Block Pendants with Brenda Hayes

Mixed-Media Block Pendants with Brenda Hayes | Saturday, September 25, 1-3pm

Ages: 14 to Adult

Cost: $30

Show off your unique personality by creating your own mixed-media block pendant. You’ve seen them at Empire Market and now you can make your own! All supplies are provided for this fun class.

Homemade Spooky Journals with Brenda Hayes

Homemade Spooky Journals with Brenda Hayes | October 2nd, 1-4pm

Ages: 14 to Adult

Cost: $40

What better way to celebrate spooky season than by making your own homemade spooky journal? We provide the supplies and artist Brenda Hayes provides the instruction. You don’t want to miss this spooky fun class!

Resin Encasement Trays with Jade Henning-Cantrell

Resin Encasement Trays with Jade Henning-Cantrell| October 9th, 1-3pm

Ages: 15 to Adult

Cost: $40

Learn how to utilize resin to encase beautiful organic materials using the art of symmetry in a 15×15 tray. All supplies are provided.

Resin Pendants with Jade Henning-Cantrell

Resin Pendants with Jade Henning-Cantrell | Saturday, November 6th, 1-3pm

Ages: 12 to Adult

Cost: $35

Come create a gorgeous custom piece of resin jewelry in this popular class. All supplies are provided, but participants may bring their own small treasures to create a lovely keepsake to enjoy for years to come.

Textile Coil Baskets with Brenda Hayes

Textile Coil Baskets with Brenda Hayes | Saturday, November 13th, 11:30am-1:30pm

Ages: 14 to Adult

Cost: $30

These baskets are perfect for brightening up a counter or bookshelf and storing your favorite things. Sign up now to learn how to create one of your own to take home! 

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.”