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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

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

Summer Classes

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.

Vet Art Classes

Clay Series

Saturdays, July 7, 14, 28, 2-4pm

No cost

This three-part clay workshop will span three dates. Join us at Crackpot Pottery to immerse yourself in the steps involved in making pots, bowls, or cups. Workshop 1 will involve throwing pieces on the wheel. Workshop 2 will focus on trimming pieces. Workshop 3 will be glazing and discussion of firing process. Free to all veterans. Veterans only. Must commit to all three workshops. Limit 10.

Abstract Painting

Thursday, August 2, 6-8pm

No cost

Learn to “let go” by painting without the pressure of the visual representation of objects. Use shape, color and gestural marks to paint freely and expressively. Attendees will take home at least one painting. Taught by Sandra Conrad, local teaching artist.  Free to all veterans. Veterans only. Limit 15.

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

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