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CLASSES

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.

Classes

Advanced Female Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, September 29, 12-2pm

Ages 18 and up

Cost: $30

If you have the basics down, but want to further explore drawing the female form, this class if for you. A professional nude model will be posing to help you advance your skills.

Street Ink II with Sarah Serio

Saturday, September 29, 1-3pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $35

Hit up downtown Joplin and create unique prints from manhole covers, vents, and other neat designs! Come prepared to walk and get messy making exciting wearable art. One printing item will be provided but feel free to bring more to make many prints.

Basket Weaving with Brooks Elizabeth

Saturday, October 6, 10am-12pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $35

Learn how to weave a simple basket in this fun class!

Gothic Candles

Saturday, October 13, 10am-12pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $30

Try your hand at creating incredible gothic candles-perfect for stunning Halloween decorations!

Collage Ink Workshop with Jade Henning

Saturday, October 20, 11am-1pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $30

Create your own vibrant piece of 12x12 collage art while learning how to use an alcohol ink medium.

Intro to Male Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, October 27, 11am-1pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $30

Drawing the male form can be complicated, but with a live model and top-notch instruction, you are sure to get a great start in learning!

Advanced Male Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, November 3, 12-2pm

Ages 18 and up

Cost: $30

If you have the basics down but want to further explore drawing the male form, this class is for you. A professional nude model will be posing to help you advance your skills.

Clay Garden House with Cyndi Cogbill

Saturday, November 10, 12-3pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $40

Decorate your yard with a fairy (or toad) house made from polymer clay.

Upcycled Hats with Brenda Hayes

Saturday, November 17, 1-3pm

Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $25

Create your own fun & funky hand-stitched sweater hat!

Sketchbook Binding with Sarah Serio

Saturday, November 17, 1-3pm

Ages 12 to Adult

Cost: $30

New and seasoned artists will have a blast making and binding their own sketchbook!

Watercolor Holiday Cards with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, December 1, 11am-1pm

Ages 12 to Adult

Cost: $20

Make your holiday cards extra special this year by making your own with watercolor!

Glass Ornaments with Jane McCaulley

Saturday, December 8, 2-4pm

Ages 9 to Adult

Cost: $40

It’s the holiday season, so what better way to get started than making your own glass ornaments?

Printmaking Luminaries with Sarah Serio

Saturday, December 8, 1-3pm

All ages

Cost: $25 per project

Let the light shine this winter by creating your own unique set of luminaries. Starting with carving your own creation into a lino block and then printing the design by hand.

 

 

Vet Art Classes

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

Exploring Watercolor with Sandra Conrad

Thursday, October 4, 5:30-7:30pm

No cost

Paint your own magical October sunset!

Watercolor Holiday Cards with Sandra Conrad

Thursday, November 1, 5:30-7:30pm

No cost

Make your holiday cards extra special this year by making your own with watercolor.

Wood Carving

Thursday, December 6, 6-8pm

No cost

Join veteran Charles Hood and wife Theresa Hood as they teach you to make your own hand-carved wooden ornament. Tools provided.

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