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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

Creation Station with Stacey Heydt | Tuesdays,September through May

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $6 preregistration/ $8 at the door

Drop in Tuesday afternoons and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture, and more!  Kids will have a snack and explore the galleries with scavenger hunts and other activities as well.  Pre-registration is recommended – space is limited in this popular class! No class November 22nd. 



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Resin Jewelry with Jade Henning-Cantrell

Resin Jewelry with Jade Henning-Cantrell | Saturday, August 13th, 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 or pendants to be treasured for years to come.

Fall Classes Coming Soon!

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