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 child's 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!
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.
Dates (Throw on first date, glaze on second date):
Learn how to throw functional pottery on the wheel. Beginners are encouraged and welcome.
Experiment with different finishing processes and learn how to add handles to mugs. Glaze last class.
$60 Art Center Members or $70 Non-Members includes all clay, glaze, and firings.
$60 Art Center Members or $70 Non-Members includes all clay, glaze, and firings
Learn the basics of wheel throwing. Spend two sessions throwing and decorating. Glaze last class. Beginners welcome!
$40 Art Center Members or $50 Non-Members includes all materials and instruction
Learn the art and technique of macrame including square knots and half hitch which are both used in many projects.
$35 Art Center Members or $45 Non-Members includes all materials and instruction
A beginner's oil paint class learning basic techniques and brush work creating blossoms in the Springtime.
$80 Art Center Members or $90 Non-Members includes all clay, glaze, and firings.
Learn the basics of wheel throwing. Spend five sessions throwing and decorating. Glaze last class. All levels welcome!
$30 Art Center Members or $40 Non-Members includes all materials and instruction
A beginner's watercolor paint class learning basic techniques and brush work creating a sunny morning on the meadow.
$65 Art Center Members or $75 Non-Members includes all clay, glaze, and firings
Spend 2 sessions creating bathroom necessities such as toothbrush holders, tissue box covers, soap dishes, and other forms for bathroom storage. Beginners welcome.
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
June 14 – “Block” Printing on Fabric. We will create a small wall hanging from a simple drawing or design. Our block will really be a foam tray on which we will apply paint to print on the fabric. Bring a simple image if you like. Teacher- Karla Mundt
July 12 – Paper Quilling. Learn to coil and shape precut paper strips to make a lovely picture or ornament. Teacher- Diane Jennings
August 9 – TBD Teacher- Karla Mundt
Sept. 13 – Acrylic pour with pull chains. Pull chains will be used to create fancy swirls and feather shapes. Easy techniques to make your own masterpiece. Teacher- Diane Jennings
Oct. 11- Drawing our Furry and Feathery Friends. We will transfer your photo of a pet or a picture of an animal to paper as a guide for drawing an animal friend. Teacher- Karla Mundt
Nov. 8- Fibonacci. The Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio are found in many areas of nature, both plant and animal. Artists through the ages have used these formulas to create aesthetically pleasing images. Create your own sketch or drawing using Fibonacci. Teacher- Christine Williamson
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