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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.

Creation Station 

Tuesdays, August 28 – May 14, 3:45-5:00pm, ages 6-11, with Sandra Conrad

Cost: $6 preregistration, $8 @ door

Drop in Tuesday afternoons and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture, and printmaking. Explore the galleries with scavenger hunts and other activities! Pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited in this popular class! Sponsored by Dr. John and Joy Cragin.

Mini Makers 

Saturdays, September 1 – May 11, 10:30-11:30am, ages 3-5, with Amy Mullins

Cost: $6 preregistration, $8 @ door

These workshops are for the smallest artists in your family! At each session, students will create projects around a theme.  Led by teacher and artist Amy Mullins. Get ready for an hour of fun and creativity for you little ones! Adult must accompany child.


Vet Art Classes

These classes are open to all veterans and active military members.

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