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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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Refund Policy

It is strongly recommended to pre-register for classes! Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. In the event of cancellation, participants will be contacted and a refund given.

If you need to cancel your registration, 24-hour notice must be given in order to receive a full refund. 

Military Discount

Spiva offers 10% off classes to military veterans and active duty service members! To receive your discount code, call Spiva at 417-623-0183.

Creation Station

Tuesdays, August 27 – May 12, 2020

3:45-5:15pm, ages 6-11, with Sandra Conrad

Cost: $6 preregistration, $8 @ door

Classes

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Glass Lantern with Jane McCaulley

Saturday, April 18, 1pm – 3pm, Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $35

Join us for another unique glass class! Glass artist Jane McCaulley will lead students in creating a beautiful one-of-a-kind lantern!

Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, April 18, 1pm – 3pm, Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $25

A professional model will be posing to help you advance your drawing skills.

Mimosas & Marbling with Jordan Murdock-Thompson

Saturday, April 25, 10am – 12pm, Ages: 21 and up

Cost: $35

Learn all about the process of marbling while you sip on mimosas and make your own marbled silk scarf!

Advanced Oil Painting with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, April 25, 1pm – 3pm, Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $35

You’ve got the basics of oil painting down now it’s time to up your game. Learn more advanced oil painting techniques and take home your own work of art!

Comic Book Art with Sarah Serio

Saturday, May 2, 1pm – 3pm, Ages: 11 to 16

Cost: $20

Manga and comic lovers rejoice! This class will teach the fundamentals of creating your own comic book!

Mother Daughter Pendants with Jade Henning-Cantrell

Saturday, May 9, 1pm – 3pm, Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $35

Spend this Mother’s Day creating beautiful works of resin jewelry together. Bring small sentimental items (dried flowers, fabric, etc.) to encase and make pieces that will be treasured forever.

Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, May 16, 1pm – 3pm, Ages 15 to Adult

Cost: $25

A professional model will be posing to help you advance your drawing skills.

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