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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

This popular after-school class will be back in the fall! Stay tuned for more details.


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Digital Art Camp with Levi Qualls - CLASS FULL

Digital Art Camp with Levi Qualls | July 27-29, 12-5pm

Ages: 12-17

Cost: $100– NOW  ONLY $5!

Digital art is the newest medium to take on the art world. Digital comic artist Levi Qualls will teach students how to create digital paintings and more using Photoshop. Students will need an electronic device with Photoshop available (free trials are available on Adobe.com).


Egg Tempera Workshop with Carolyn Càrdenas

 Egg Tempera Workshop with Carolyn Càrdenas | September 18, 10am – 4pm

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $140; Lunch provided

Join the talented Carolyn Càrdenas for a day of egg tempera. This historic medium has been used on Egyptian sarcophagi and by Renaissance masters Botticelli and Da Vinci. Lunch and supplies will be provided.


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