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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

Cost: Free 

This popular after-school art class has moved online via Zoom! Using materials commonly found at home (watercolor, markers, paper, crayons, etc.), students will complete a new art project each week. Simply email Education Director Sarah Clements at sclements@spivaarts.org to get your Zoom code. There’s a new one every week, so don’t forget to get your link!

Classes

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PhotoSpiva Kids Workshop

PhotoSpiva Kids Workshop with Lola Nelson

Saturday, March 20, 12-2pm, Ages: 6 to 11

Cost: $50

Students will learn all about photography as an art form, from design principles, composition, lighting, and more! Cameras are provided to the students to take home to create their own photographic art- some of which will be on display during the month of April in Spiva’s Upstairs Gallery! Photos will be juried and awards given, so don’t miss out on this exciting event!

PhotoSpiva Tweens & Teens Workshop

PhotoSpiva Tweens & Teens Workshop with Lola Nelson

Saturday, March 20, 3-5pm, Ages: 12 to 17

Cost: $50

Students will learn all about photography as an art form, from design principles, composition, lighting, and more, followed by a photo walk downtown! Cameras are provided to the students to take home to create their own photographic art- some of which will be on display during the month of April in Spiva’s Upstairs Gallery! Photos will be juried and awards given, so don’t miss out on this exciting event!

 

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