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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


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Nature Painting Series with Sandra Conrad

Fall Painting Series with Sandra Conrad

September 29th, October 6th, & 13th, 7:30 – 9pm

Cost: $50; Ages: 16 to Adult

Join accomplished local artist Sandra Conrad for 3 interactive online painting sessions! Participants will meet via Zoom and work together to create a fall-themed acrylic painting, start to finish!

How does it work? Participants will pick up an art box containing all supplies needed at Spiva on Saturday, September 26th, and will attend classes via a private Zoom link! Participants will also have access to the recorded lessons to refer back to at any time.

After registering, be sure to keep an eye on your email for the Zoom links and supply pick-up dates and times! You may want to add sclements@spivaarts.org to your safe list!

Don’t forget! We have scholarships available! Follow the link, fill it out, and send it to sclements@spivaarts.org!

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