Adult Technique Classes

Enjoy the little things in life!

Oil Painting, Drawing, Pottery + More!

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 many different adult technique classes like oil painting, drawing, and pottery in a warm and welcoming environment.

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 date 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 $15 at the end of the first class to come back for the glaze session the following week!

$35 per person for throwing + $15 extra for glazing and firing (optional)

Saturday Dates 6-8:30pm / Adults Only (Throw on first date, glaze on second date): 

  • No Saturday in July
  • August 10 + 17 - FULL

Sunday Dates 2-4:30pm / Teen + Adult (Throw on first date, glaze on second date):

  • No Sundays in June, July, or August

Monthly Acrylic Painting Class with Lorrilee Miller

On Hold Until Further Notice

$35 ACB Member or $45 Non-Member

Adult Class

Acrylics are a versatile medium that can provide endless possibilities for expressing your creativity. Learn various techniques, color mixing, brush strokes, and composition, all while being guided by an expert instructor. We provide a relaxing atmosphere for you to unwind and get creative.

Small Fused Glass Panel with Cathy Ziglar

Wednesday, July 17 // 6-9pm

$25 ACB Members or $35 Non-Members 

Intrigued about the enchanting world of stained glass? Dive into this fantastic workshop to dip your toes in! Craft your own design using glass chips, adhering them onto a glass panel to fashion a truly distinctive piece of glass artwork. Your creations will undergo firing and will be ready for pick up afterward. You can opt to showcase your masterpiece on a petite acrylic easel or attach wire backing for easy hanging. No prior glass experience necessary—all materials will be supplied. 

Raku Candles with Jessi Tucci and Ryan 

July 7 // 12-2:30pm at ACB with Jessi and July 14 // 12-5pm offsite at Ryan’s

$75 ACB Members or $85 Non-Members

Teen 12+ and Adults (parents must attend firing with teen)

First session will meet with Jessi at the Art Center to throw some candle forms. Second week we will meet off site at Ryan's house to do a raku fire. Once the work is fired, Ryan will walk everyone through mixing and pouring candles.

Raku: must have closed toe shoes, jeans and a long sleeve denim or nonflammable jacket if you want to participate in the firing process. Bring sunglasses and hair must be pulled back. You do not have to participate and can watch if you want to. It's a 4-5hr process so bring drinks, snacks/lunch and company if you'd like. (1 person per enrolled student and only to firing day not the wet clay class)

Raised Charcuterie Boards with Jessi Tucci

Thursday, July 25 // 6-8:30pm

$35 ACB Members or $45 Non-Members

Adults and Teens 12+ (with an adult)

Create a slab bowl and alter it into a spiral tray with built -in dipping spot. How to build as well as shape options will be demonstrated. You will have a chance to decorate them with colors by the end of class.

Collage Expression with Jessi Tucci

Thursday, August 15 // 6-8:30pm

$15 ACB Members or $25 Non-Members

Adults only!

Flip through magazines from 1960s-modern day to create a story, character, or just thought out imagery in collage form. 

Monthly Members Only DIY Group

July 9 - Reverse tie dye

August 13 - Tissue paper art on glass

Sept 10 - Fabric collage scenes

Oct 8 - Small macrame piece 

Nov 12 - Cornhusk dolls

Dec 10 - Drawing magical creatures and fairies

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. 

July 9 - Reverse tie dye

Cost: $5 for members (exact change please)
RSVP by July 6 to ACB at 319-754-8069
We will apply Clorox bleach to colored cotton fabric using paint brushes, stencils, swabs, spray bottles or sponges.  You can also twist, fold or scrunch and tie the fabric to resist the bleaching. 
You should bring old clean 100% cotton jeans or 100% cotton T-shirt.  Some fabric pieces will be available. 

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Sunday + Monday: Closed
Tues - Thurs: 10am - 6pm
Friday/Saturday: 10am - 4pm

301 Jefferson Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601

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