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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.

PLEASE EMAIL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION TO SCLEMENTS@SPIVAARTS.ORG

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, November 2– May 17, 2022

4-5:15pm, ages 6-11, with Stacy Heydt

$6 in Advance/ $8 at the Door

This popular after-school class is back! Join us every Tuesday, starting November 2nd, from 4-5:15pm for a new and exciting project each week. Snacks are provided and registration can be done in advance for $6 or walk-ins can join for $8.

We are excited to have the kids back in person creating art like never before!

*Masks are required*

 

Classes

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June Drawing Camp with Jason Stamper

Drawing Camp with Jason Stamper | Saturdays, June 4 – 25, 1 – 5pm

Ages: 15 to Adult

Cost: $150 for 4 week camp or $35 per individual class

Join MSSU and NWACC drawing professor and professional artist, Jason Stamper, in this college-level introductory four-week drawing course. Students will be given demos and instruction on observational drawing, building on what they learn each week, including landscape, still life, and portraiture. Learn about proportion, scale, value, and more and be given valuable critique without the college commitment. The same camp will be taught in June and July, so don’t miss out!

Week 1- Bottles, Spheres, and Boards- Still Life

Week 2- Fabric Study- Still Life

Week 3- Ladder and Musical Instruments- Still Life

Week 4- Self Portrait

Art Soup with Ela Hosp

Art Soup with Ela Hosp | Thursdays, June 23 – July 28, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Ages: 16 to 22

Cost:

6 Week Session: $150

Weekly: $35

Do you love making art? Join us for a weekly art class where participants will work on a new project each week, such as jewelry making, fabric printing, collage, paper making, and more. Participants may bring snacks or small food items to make while they create their art and meet new people. This is a great hands-on introduction to different types of art for older teens and young adults looking for something fun and new.

Week 1- rolled beeswax candles with custom candle

Week 2- Felt wall hangings

Week 3- Potato printing: tote bags

Week 4- Woven coasters

Week 5- Hand-carved return address stamps

Week 6- Outdoor indigo dyeing extravaganza- food and fun provided for this last class!

 

July Drawing Camp with Jason Stamper

Drawing Camp with Jason Stamper | Saturdays, July 9 – 30, 1 – 5pm

Ages: 15 to Adult

Cost: $150 for 4 week camp or $35 per individual class

Join MSSU and NWACC drawing professor and professional artist, Jason Stamper, in this college-level introductory four-week drawing course. Students will be given demos and instruction on observational drawing, building on what they learn each week, including landscape, still life, and portraiture. Learn about proportion, scale, value, and more and be given valuable critique without the college commitment. The same camp will be taught in June and July, so don’t miss out!

Week 1- Bottles, Spheres, and Boards- Still Life

Week 2- Fabric Study- Still Life

Week 3- Ladder and Musical Instruments- Still Life

Week 4- Self Portrait

Upcycle Camp with Brooks-Elizabeth Billings

Upcycle Camp with Brooks-Elizabeth Billings | June 7 – 9, 12 – 5 pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Students will learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle discarded objects into new treasures while exploring found art and various contemporary artists who take upcycling to a new dimension! Kids may bring old found objects of their own to share with the group, such as lids, marbles, small toys, and more.

 

Mosaic Camp with Stacy Heydt

Mosaic Camp with Stacy Heydt | June 7-9, 1 – 5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Mosaics are an art form that’s been around for thousands of years! Kids will learn all about patterns and design while making their own creations to take home.

French Impressionist Camp with Brooks-Elizabeth Billings

French Impressionist Camp with Brooks Elizabeth Billings | June 14-16, 12 – 5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Students will learn all about the impressionist art movements and take a historical journey with artists William Turner, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, and Edgar Degas while creating their own masterpieces!

Fun with Fibers Camp with Stacy Heydt

Fun with Fibers Camp with Stacy Heydt | June 14-16, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Felting, spinning, yarning, and more! Students will make their own drop spindles, learn needle feltings, and so much more while making fun items to take home.

Glass Camp with Jane McCaulley

Glass Camp with Jane McCaulley | June 21 & 22, 12-5pm and June 23rd, 12-3pm

Ages: 8-14

Cost: $100

Students will create a variety of fused glass projects to take home in this popular camp!

Dada Art Camp with Brooks-Elizabeth Billings

Dada Art Camp with Brooks-Elizabeth Billings | June 21-23, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Explore Dadaism’s exciting history by discovering what it is to create art that is whimsical and expresses a sense of nonsense. Students will be introduced to several artists that influenced the art movement and experiment with fibers, collage, mixed media, and poetry!

Jazz Art Camp with Brooks-Elizabeth Billings

Jazz Art Camp with Brooks-Elizabeth Billings | June 28- 30, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Take a walk on the jazzy side! Students will be introduced to jazz-inspired works along with musician greats! Your budding artist will be introduced to Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Fernando Silverste while making art using paint and pastels.

Beading Bonanza Camp with Stacy Heydt

Beading Bonanza Camp with Stacy Heydt | June 28-30, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Beading has been around for thousands of years- in fact, the oldest beads discovered are nearly 100,000 years old and made from snail shells! In this fun camp, students will create their own beads out of various materials and learn how to bead on a loom.

Color Creations Camp with Racritia Hobson

Color Creations Camp with Racritia Hobson | July 5-7, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Students will explore color theory through a variety of painting and drawing projects based on bold and expressive color. Tie-dye art, neon glow-in-the-dark paintings, abstract art, and splattered paint inspired by Jackson Pollock!

 

Sculpture Camp with Stacy Heydt

Sculpture Camp with Stacy Heydt | July 5-7, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Sculpture takes many forms and can be created from countless mediums. In this camp, students will create sculptures from paper mache, clay, wire, and more!

 

 

Resin Jewelry with Jade Henning-Cantrell

Resin Jewelry with Jade Henning-Cantrell | Saturday, July 9th, 10am -12pm

Ages: 12 to Adult

Cost: $35

Make a gorgeous hand-made gift for the one you love. Using pressed flowers, beautiful trinkets, and the help of Jade Henning-Cantrell, participants will create one-a-kind earrings to be treasured for years to come.

Pointillism Camp with Racritia Hobson

Pointillism Camp with Racritia Hobson | July 12-14, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Students will learn about Georges Seurat’s masterpieces and incorporate dot art into their very own landscape paintings!

Judith Fowler Masterclass: Watercolor & Mixed Media

Judith Fowler: Explorations in Water Color & Mixed Media | Saturday, July 16th, 10am – 4pm

Ages: 16 to Adult

Cost: $150

This two-part full-day workshop will explore watercolor and mixed media in-depth with professional artist Judith Fowler. This workshop is appropriate for beginners through intermediate artists and a friendly critique will be given at the end of the day. All supplies and lunch are provided.

Pop Art Camp with Racritia Hobson

Pop Art Camp with Racritia Hobson | July 19-21, 12 – 5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Students will learn about the Pop Art movement and be introduced to some of Pop Art’s most famous masterpieces. Students will create Pop Art inspired paintings and learn about symmetry and balance.

Ocean Art Camp with Racritia Hobson

Ocean Art Camp with Racritia Hobson | July 26-28, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Students will dive under the sea as they create a variety of ocean projects such as aquarium linear perspective paintings, ocean creature charcoal drawings, seascapes, and more!

 

Egyptian Art Camp with Racritia Hobson

Egyptian Art Camp with Racritia Hobson | August 2-4, 12-5pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Students will love this Egyptian- themed camp that will introduce them to art history and a variety of media!

 

Glass Cactus Planters with Jane McCaulley

Glass Cactus Planters with Jane McCaulley | Saturday, August 6, 2 – 4pm

Ages: 9- Adult

Cost: $35

This cute glass cactus is the perfect summer décor – no water required! Don’t miss out on another chance to make unique glass art with Jane McCaulley.

John Fitzgibbon Masterclass: Palette Knife Painting

John Fitzgibbon Masterclass: Palette Knife Painting | Thursday and Friday, August 11th & 12th, 9am – 4pm

Ages: 16 to Adult

Cost: $250

This two-day workshop is an exploration in palette knife painting. John Fitzgibbon will demonstrate each step in the process and guide students with their own landscape paintings. Each student will make more than one painting and will be able to keep some of the supplies. Lunch will be provided each day.

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