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.
Spiva Art Lab
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Thursday, April 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7:30pm
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Saturday, May 18, 1-3pm, Ages: 13 to Adult
With no chemicals, no dry time, this class will teach you some quick and dirty tips and tricks to get you screen printing in no time! Come with a simple design in mind; a tote bag will be provided.
Saturday, June 15, 1-3pm, Ages: 13 to Adult
Don’t be a Pinterest fail! In this class, you’ll learn a simple DIY way of making decorative mosaic platters perfect for displaying whatever your creative little heart desires!
Saturday, June 22 & 29, 1 – 3pm, Ages: 15 to Adult
In this two-part series, artist Veronica Pickett will walk participants through a base coat of form and value structure as they start their own landscape oil painting, with participants returning to add additional layers and detail.
Saturday, July 13, 1pm-3pm, Ages: 15 to Adult
Pay tribute to Bob Ross and paint happy little trees in our Main Gallery! One of the icon’s videos will playing, allowing you to follow along with this legend. As always, supplies and easels provided!
Saturday, July 27 10am – 12pm, Ages 15 to Adult
Learn about value, form, shading, and more as Sandra teaches you the ins and outs of this timeless medium.
Saturday, August 3, 1pm – 3pm, Ages 10 to Adult
This ancient art form will be a delight to learn! Participants will create their own pinched pottery art to take home and enjoy for years to come!
Saturday, August 10, 1-3pm, Ages: 13 to Adult
Learn all about the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Sandra will teach you techniques to bring your skills to the next level.
Saturday, August 17, 1 – 3pm, Ages: 15 to Adult
Don’t be a Pinterest Fail! Mary Parks will show you the professional way to create majestic blossoms made with acrylic paint and string. Each participant will create their own 12×12 masterpiece.
Saturday, August 31, 10 – 12pm, Ages: 13 to Adult
Meet at Spiva to gather supplies, then take a short walk to Spiva Park for a lovely morning of En Plain Air watercolor painting!
Saturday, September 7, 1 – 3pm, Ages 13 to Adult
Don’t be a Pinterest Fail! Instead of pouring paint all willy-nilly, learn the right way to do an acrylic pour worthy of hanging on your wall!
Saturday, September 14, 1 – 3pm, All Ages
Cost: $25 per family
Come create a collaborative art piece with your family! Each family group will work together and take home one beautiful mixed media mobile. Make art. Make memories.
Saturday, September 28, 1-3pm, Ages: 13 to Adult
Gear up for PhotoSpiva 2020 by going on a photo walk downtown! Published photographer and PhotoSpiva veteran, Lola Nelson, will lead the way while talking about composition, lighting, and more.
June 4-6, 12pm – 5pm, Ages 6-12
Students will have a blast merging art, science, and more while building their own pinball machines, multilevel dioramas, and so much more in the theme of their choice!
June 18-20, 12pm – 5pm, Ages 6-12
Journey around the world and through time! Students will discover art throughout the ages and multiple cultures while creating their own art along the way.
June 25-27, 12pm – 5pm, Ages 9-13
Discover the exciting world of fused glass! Students will make glass treasures to take home and enjoy for years to come! Please wear close-toed shoes to this unique camp.
July 9 & 10, 12pm – 5pm, Ages 6-12
Discover the power of art and yoga! Students will learn basic yoga poses and breathing exercises while using art to foster mindfulness and creativity.
July 16-18, 12pm – 5pm, Ages 6-12
Have you ever wanted to print your own shirts, bags, and more? This camp will teach traditional and non-traditional printing methods of relief printing that will push the boundaries of the medium- allowing students to explore their own designs!
July 23-25, 12pm – 5pm, Ages 6-12
You can’t become a great artist if you don’t know the fundamental art of drawing! This camp will focus on teaching the foundation of the medium and explore other mediums as they relate to drawing, including painting, costume making, and more!
June 25-27, 10am – 11:30am, Ages 3-5
Animal adventures abound in this fun camp for your littlest artists! By land, air, and sea, creativity will flourish with themed projects done daily!
July 23-25, 10am – 11:30am, Ages 3-5
Calling all knights, dragons, and princesses! Little ones will have a blast using their imaginations to create fantastical art!
“Celebrate the creative experience – be a community catalyst.”