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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.

Summer Camps

Printmaking Camp with Sarah Serio

June 5-7, 12pm – 5pm

Ages 6 to 12

Cost: $100

Carve it, Ink it, Print it!
Come rock the print shop at Spiva as we explore the unique world of printmaking. Transform your designs into eye-catching works of art with relief printing, create your own screen-printed t-shirt, and hit up the urban landscape for an adventure in street ink.  Unlike any other form of art, this camp will allow students to try their hand at a wide range of techniques in this whirlwind adventure in printmaking!

Superhero Adventures Camp with Sarah Serio

June 19-21, 12pm – 5pm

Ages 6 to 12

Cost: $100

Zap! Bam! Wham!
Avengers – Jedis –  Wizards
An all new adventure is coming to Spiva Summer 2018!
It’s time to suit up and delve into a new action-filled camp where you will develop your artistic superpowers while creating some of your favorite hero’s most important tools of the trade. Prepare to take your favorite hero on an artistic adventure of heroic proportions!

Masters of Mediums Camp with Sandra Conrad

July 10-12, 12pm – 5pm

Ages 6 to 12

Cost: $100

Charcoal, acrylic, pastels, and more! Explore art and its endless mediums in this camp that’s sure to ignite that artistic fire! This camp is perfect for laying the foundation every future artist needs. Students will love experimenting with so many forms of 2-D art!

Glass Camp with Jane McCaulley

July 24-26, 12pm – 5pm

Ages 9 to 13

Cost: $100

Discover the exciting world of fused glass! This stunning art form is sure to be a delightful new experience for kids ages 9-13. Students will make glass treasures to take home that you will enjoy for years to come- even returning students will have new masterpieces to display! Please wear close-toed shoes to this unique camp.

Preschool Summer Camps

Space Camp with Amy Mullins

June 5-7, 10 – 11:30 am

Ages 3-5

Cost: $45

Aliens, planets, and rockets abound in this exciting camp that is out of this world! Your little ones will explore the amazing world of art by making painted planets, spaceships, astronauts, and more. Themed snacks will be provided!

Elements Camp with Amy Mullins

July 10-12, 10 – 11:30 am

Ages 3 to 5

Cost: $45

This camp is all about Fire, Water, and Earth! Be prepared to get messy while bubble painting, painting rocks, eating s’mores, making fire breathing dragons, and so much more. Themed snacks will be provided as well!

Summer Classes

Makeup Artistry 101 with Natalie DeMint

Saturday, June 2, 10am-12pm

Ages 12 to Adult

Cost: $25

Join makeup artist Natalie DeMint as she teaches the basics of makeup application, contouring, and how to create wearable looks you can do yourself!

Abstract Ink Workshop with Jade Henning

Saturday, June 9, 1pm-3pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $30

Spend an afternoon creating your own 12x12 piece of colorful and modern abstract art using alcohol ink techniques.

Mermaid Marker Fun with Ann Leach

Saturday, June 9, 10am-12pm

Ages 6-10

Cost: $20

Join us for a morning of colorful exploration as we create your own summer adventure journal! You’ll design a special booklet to hold your very own drawings and writing for the summer. As a mermaid, you will design your own mermaid crown and hair, discover your magical shell token and snack on special treats only a mermaid could love!

Street Ink with Sarah Serio

Saturday, June 16, 1-3pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $35

Hit up the urban landscape for an adventure in street ink. Create unique prints on T-shirts (bags, fabric, etc.) from the manhole covers, vents and other often-unnoticed designs located in historic downtown Joplin! Come prepared to walk, get messy, and make some one-of-a-kind designs you can wear. One printing item will be provided, but feel free to bring more to make many prints!

Grown-Up Glass Camp with Jane McCaulley

Saturday, June 23 & Saturday, June 30, 10am-2pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $90

Bring a lunch and your creativity for this two-day dive into glass art! Students will spend these two days creating mosaic and fused glass projects to take home.

Wizards & Wine with Sarah Serio

Saturday, July 14, 5-7pm

Ages 21 and up

Cost: $35

Join us for a magical evening just for muggles as we create our own one-of-a-kind wands, print your own item and more while enjoying a glass of Hogsmeade’s finest wine.

Charcoal Drawings with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, July 21, 1-3pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $15

Learn about value, form, highlights, and more with Sandra Conrad as she teaches the basics of this stunning art form.

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

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