Adult Technique Classes

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Art Beat: BYOB Workshops

Oil Painting, Drawing, and Pottery

It doesn't matter your level of experience, we promise if you come to art class here you will have a fun time!

We offer adult technique classes like oil painting, drawing, and pottery. Most of these are 4-6 week sessions.

Our Art Beat: BYOB Workshops are 2-3 hour workshops. Our instructors will guide you through a step by step artsy process mostly using acrylics on canvas to create a finished masterpiece that you get to take home! We like to throw other fun projects into this mix from string art to jewelry making. Again, no experience required, just bring your creativity and any snacks/beverages you'd like.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Your space will not be confirmed until both your registration and payment have been received!

Something unexpected come up? Bummer!

If you need to cancel your registration, let us know at least 48 hours before the actual class dayte and you'll be refunded the full amount. Class fees are non-refundable for cancellations less than 48 hours before the class date. Thank you for understanding.

Space is limited and often times we have a waiting list. Please let us know as early as possible if you’re not able to make it, there might be someone else who can!

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

Give it a Spin: Wheel Throwing with Jessi Tucci

(Two Part Workshop)

Watch a demo from our instructor, then try your own hand at throwing 2-4 pieces. If you choose not to keep your pieces, we will recycle the clay. If you choose to keep the pieces, pay $10 at the end of the first class to come back for the glaze session the following week!

$30 per person for throwing + $10 extra for glazing and firing (optional) 

Limited to 6 students.

Friday Dates (Throw on first date, glaze on second date):

  • Dec 9 & 16 // 6-8:30pm (FULL)

 Sunday Dates (Throw on first date, glaze on second date):

  • Dec 11 & 18 // 2-4:30pm (full)

Paper Mache Santa with Lillian Rubin 

Mondays, December 5 + 12 // 6:30-9pm

$25 Art Center Members or $35 Non-Members (includes materials and instruction) 

Using a styrofoam base, we will apply the paper mache to form Santa's features and accessories.

Macrame Angel with Lillian Rubin 

Wednesday, December 7 // 6:30-9pm

$25 Art Center Members or $35 Non-Members (includes materials and instruction)

Make a macrame angel decoration using half hitch knots.

Living Windows Special Paint Night with Jeri Sparks

Thursday, December 8 // 5:30-8pm

$25 per person includes canvas, paints, and instruction

This magical workshop will be held in our Gallery near the front windows during Downtown's Annual Living Windows celebration.

Our instructor will guide you step by step, so you'll leave with a festive painting on an 12x16 canvas for your home! Bring your creativity and any beverages you’d like!

Monthly Members Only DIY Group

The Dabblers try out various mediums and projects in both the arts and crafts. These two hour sessions are led by group members who have some expertise or experience to share. The goal is not to always finish a specific project but to get exposure to something new and to be with others in art and creativity. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-9PM and there is a $5 fee for supplies. Please call 319.754.8069 by the Saturday before to reserve a space.


Dabbler’s Schedule for 2022


Dec 13 – It’s time for Reflection! Holiday lights and candles add a glow this time of year but how do we draw reflections on shiny surfaces?  With colored pencils we will try. Teacher- Karla Mundt

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