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George A 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.

Spiva Art Lab

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Creation Station

Tuesdays, August 27 – May 12, 3:45-5:15pm, ages 6-11, with Sandra Conrad Cost: $6 preregistration, $8 @ door

Vet Art

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 10:30am – 12pm.

August 10 & 24, 10:30am – 12pm

September 14 & 28, 10:30am – 12pm

October 12 & 26, 10:30am – 12pm


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Acrylic Pour & Swipe with Mary Parks

Saturday, November 16, 1-3pm, Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $35

Take part in this creative class where you will learn the FUNdamentals of acrylic paint pouring and the technique of swiping to create a unique piece of art!

Printmaking Holiday Cards with Sarah Serio

Saturday, November 23, 1-3pm, Ages: 10 to Adult

Cost: $35

Design and learn carving techniques and make your own set of 5 personalized holiday cards! Instructions to make your own at home will also be included.

Glass Ornaments with Jane McCaulley

Saturday, November 30, 2-4pm, Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $40

Create a beautiful fused glass ornament perfect for the holiday season! No matter your level of adventure, you are bound to enjoy a morning of art making with professional glass artist Jane McCaulley.

Resin Ornaments with Jade Henning

Saturday, December 7, 1-3pm, Ages: 12 to Adult

Cost: $35

Preserve small keepsakes or original designs of your own to hang on your tree for years to come with this fun and unique workshop.

Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, December 7, 1pm – 3pm, Ages: 15 to Adult

Cost: $20

A professional model will be posing to help you advance your drawing skills. Whether you’re just learning to draw the human form, or an advanced artist wanting to draw a live model, this is the class for you!

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