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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, January 5 – May 25, 2021

4-5pm, ages 6-11, with Sandra Conrad

Cost: Free 

This popular after-school art class has moved online via Zoom! Using materials commonly found at home (watercolor, markers, paper, crayons, etc.), students will complete a new art project each week. Simply email Education Director Sarah Clements at sclements@spivaarts.org to get your Zoom code. There’s a new one every week, so don’t forget to get your link!


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Floral Resin Pendants Workshop with Jade Henning

Friday, April 16, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Ages 12 to Adult

Cost: $35

Learn the basics of resin casting while creating gorgeous wearable art with pressed flowers. All materials are provided and every participant will make two pendants each.

Spiva in Bloom Floral Workshop

Saturday, April 17, 2 – 3:30pm, Ages: 21 and up

Cost: $35

Justin Thomas of The Wild Flower will be guiding participants in creating their own spectacular floral arrangements in Spiva’s Main Gallery. All materials are provided and Mimosas will be served!

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