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Classes & Camps

Let’s Create Together

First time holding a brush? 50+ watercolor works? No matter your age or background, Spiva’s array of art programs give you the chance to explore, enjoy, and make art. With classes held in our classrooms, galleries, and other immersive environments, every session offers a unique experience. 

Our skilled instructors are either state-certified or have valuable experience teaching art, ensuring every lesson is both fun and beneficial for all skill levels. 

Unless otherwise specified, all supplies are provided for classes and pre-registration is required.

Summer Camp Update: Thanks to the generosity of the Corley Memorial Trust, summer camps are now $50 per camp! Simply use the coupon code CORLEY50 at checkout.

Upcoming Classes

Studio 55 – Open Studio

2024-07-19 14:30:00
July 19, 2024
$10

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Ages 55+

Mosaic Planters with Katrina Richards

2024-07-20 10:00:00
July 20, 2024
$45

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Ages 12-Adult

Drawing 101 with Erica Evans

2024-07-20 10:00:00
July 20, 2024
$25

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Ages 15 – Adult

Watercolor 101 with Erica Evans

2024-07-20 13:00:00
July 20, 2024
$35

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Ages 15-Adult

Smartphone Photography Camp

2024-07-23 12:00:00
July 23, 2024
$100

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Ages 13-17

Collage Camp with Alicia Zustiak

2024-07-23 12:00:00
July 23, 2024
$100

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Ages 9-12

Studio 55 – String Art

2024-07-26 14:30:00
July 26, 2024
$10

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Ages 55+

Intro to Improv: Kids with Joplin Improv

2024-07-27 09:30:00
July 27, 2024
$25

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Ages 5-9

Capturing Texture with Watercolor with Erica Evans

2024-07-27 10:00:00
July 27, 2024
$35

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Ages 15-Adult

Creation Station with Stacy Heydt

Drop in Tuesday afternoons and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture, and more!  Kids will have a snack and explore the galleries with scavenger hunts and other activities as well.  Pre-registration is recommended – space is limited in this popular class! Ages 6-11 

Youth Summer Camps

From fibers to clay and grade school to high school, we’ve got camps sure to please everyone. Join us this summer at Spiva!

                                                                         Spots fill up fast — pre-register now before it’s too late!

Essential Info for Attendees

Parking
Details

If you’re attending a weekend class or birthday party, please utilize street parking (along Wall Street and 8th Street) or, if during non-business hours, the lots at the Missouri Job Center and Liberty. This ensures our short-term visitors have ample parking. We appreciate your cooperation!

Refund & Registration Policy

Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required for all classes. Sometimes, classes may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Should this happen, we’ll promptly contact you and process a refund. If you must cancel your registration, please do so at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Military Discount

Spiva is proud to offer a 10% discount on classes to military veterans and active-duty service members. To receive your discount code, call us at 417-623-0183.

Scholarship Application

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts offer scholarships and fee assistance to those demonstrating both financial need and creative potential. Spiva Center for the Arts believes that all students should have the opportunity to pursue their creative interests, whatever their financial means.

Class Fee Assistance may be awarded to a new or current student. Download an application – Scholarship Application 2024.

Contact Us

Location & Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Thursday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Sunday: Closed

212 W. 7th Street
Joplin, M0 64801