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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

Select Your Class Below to Register

Creation Station

Tuesdays, January 15 – May 14, 3:45-5:00pm, ages 6-11, with Sandra Conrad Cost: $6 preregistration, $8 @ door

Mini Makers

Saturdays, January 5 – May 11, 10:30-11:30am, ages 3-5, with Amy Mullins Cost: $6 preregistration, $8 @ door

Vet Art

Thursday, February 7, 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, March 7, 5:30-7:30pm

Classes

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Sumi-e Painting with Jordan Murdock

Saturday, January 12, 10am-12pm, Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $25

Try your hand at this ancient painting technique!

Female Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, January 19, 11am – 1 pm, Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $30

A professional nude model will be posing to help you advance your drawing skills.

Goddess Yoga with Kara Patterson

Saturday, January 26, 10-11am, Ages: 12 to Adult

Cost: $10

Come discover the Goddess within! We will come together to learn how to empower and love ourselves, and to lift each other up, through the foundations of yoga. Class will focus on Hatha yoga, with a mixture of breath work, meditation, and some Vinyasa flow. All skill levels are welcome.

Valentine Sun Catchers with Jane McCaulley

Saturday, February 2, 2pm-4pm, Ages: 9 to Adult

Cost: $35

Catch the sun with your unique design in this glass class!

PhotoSpiva Kids with Lola Nelson

Saturday, February 2, 12:00-1:30pm, Ages: 6 to 10

Cost: $50

Participants will be introduced to basic design principles and have the opportunity to exhibit in a curated show at Spiva in March along with a special reception to honor the little artists!

Anatomy Drawing: Feet with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, February 2, 11am-1pm, Ages: 15 and up

Cost: $20

Sandra will break down the principles of drawing this difficult part of the body.

Kids Yoga with Kara Patterson

Saturday, February 16, 10-11 am, Ages: 6-12

Cost: $10

A fun class just for kids, where they learn to use yoga to build inner and outer strength while learning to focus and calm themselves through breath work. Learn confidence, awareness, and respect for others through partner poses and yoga games!

Male Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, February 16, 11am – 1 pm, Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $30

A professional nude model will be posing to help you advance your drawing skills.

Glass Painting with Sherry Lankford

Saturday, February 23, 10:30am-12:30pm, Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $35

Get ready for spring by creating your own themed glass painting!

Glass Birds with Jane McCaulley

Saturday, March 2, 10am-12pm, Ages 9 to Adult

Cost: $35

Make a beautiful glass bird for your windowsill to welcome in spring!

PhotoSpiva Tweens with Lola Nelson

Saturday, March 2, 1-3pm, Ages: 11-14

Cost: $50

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from a professional photographer and exhibit in a curated show at Spiva in April, along with a reception to honor the artists!

Anatomy Drawing: Hands with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, March 2, 11am-1pm, Ages: 15 to Adult

Cost: $20

Don’t be intimidated any longer- learn the fine art of drawing hands!

Itty Bitty Yoga with Kara Patterson

Saturday, March 9, 10-11am, Ages: 2-5 + Parent

Cost: $10

A playful class to introduce yoga to your little one while improving the bond between adult and child. We will improve strength and coordination with simple animated poses and movements, learn to focus through breath and relaxation, release energy and practice self-expression through imaginative play, songs, and games.

Nerd Shirts with Jade Henning

Saturday, March 16, 1-3pm, Ages: 12 to Adult

Cost: $30

Come get your geek on! Enjoy designing and creating shirts and bags that feature your favorite fandoms using a spray bleach technique. One shirt will be provided.

Female Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, March 16, 3-4:30pm, Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $30

A professional nude model will be posing to help you advance your skills.

Jewelry: Japanese Inro Necklace with Cyndi Cogbill

Saturday, March 30, 1-4pm, Ages: 15 to Adult

Cost: $30

Students will use polymer clay, pastels, alcohol inks, and more to make an Inro (Japanese Box) necklace.

Spiva in Bloom

Saturday, March, 10:30am-12pm, Ages: 21 and up

Cost: $30

Explore floral design while sipping mimosas with Justin Thomas of The Wild Flower.

Pysanky Egg Decorating for Beginners with Carolyn Trout

April 6, 10 am-1pm, Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $35

This ancient art form uses egg shells, beeswax, and water soluble dyes to create masterpieces in miniature.

*Limited to 8 students

Pysanky Egg Decorating for the Advanced with Carolyn Trout

April 6, 2pm-5pm, Ages: 13 and up,

Cost: $35

Further exploration into this fascinating art form! This session is for returning students who want to expand on their knowledge.

*Limited to 8 students.

Glass Garden Stakes with Jane McCaulley

Saturday, April 6, 10am-12pm, Ages: 9 to Adult

Cost: $40

Create your own beautiful addition to add to your garden!

Family Yoga with Kara Patterson

Saturday, April 13, 10am-11pm, Ages: Child (6-12) + Adult

Cost: $10

Yoga is a great activity for moms and dads to do with their children, at any age! We will learn the foundations of yoga through breathing exercises, partner poses, challenging poses, group poses, and fun yoga games. Together we’ll build creativity and confidence, as well as strong and healthy bodies. All yoga skill levels welcome, you do not need prior yoga knowledge to participate.

Male Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, April 20, 11am – 1 pm, Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $30

A professional nude model will be posing to help you advance your drawing skills.

Mimosas & Marbling with Jordan Murdock

Saturday, April 20, 10am – 12pm, Ages: 21 and up

Cost: $30

Come sip mimosas while making your beautiful marbled silk scarf!

Screen Printing with Sarah Serio

Saturday, May 19, 1-3pm, Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $30

With no chemicals, no dry time, this class will teach you some quick and dirty tips and tricks to get you screen printing in no time! Come with a simple design in mind; a tote bag will be provided.

Stroll & Sketch with Cyndi Cogbill

Saturday, May 4, 10am- 12pm, Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $25

Let your art be inspired by the world around you. You will sketch using several artist mediums and natural materials. Sketchbook provided.

Mother Daughter Pendants with Jane McCaulley

Saturday, May 4, 10am – 12pm, Ages: 9 to Adult

Cost: $30

This glass pendant class is the perfect way to express your love this Mother’s Day.

Anatomy Drawing: Face with Sandra Conrad

Saturday, May 18, 11am-1pm, Ages: 15 to Adult

Cost: $20

Learn how to break down facial features and draw them with ease.

Beginning Jewelry with Melissa Davenport

Saturday, May 25, 10:30am – 3pm, Ages: 15 and up

Cost: $40

Participants will enjoy making their own custom jewelry using copper, beads, and more.

Superhero Adventures Art Camp with Sarah Serio

March 18-22, 12:30-3:30pm, Ages: 8-14

Cost: $25

Calling all Wizards, Jedis, & Avengers for an adventure in superhero art. True heroes recycle, so we will be using green art & recyclable objects in this week-long camp!

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