Kids Classes

General Information

Gallery Scavenger Hunt

While you are here, do our Gallery Scavenger Hunt!

Giving kids an appreciation for art encourages exploration, self expression, logical thinking, self-esteem, imagination, and creativity. We’ve made up a fun little scavenger hunt for your family to do together at the Art Center! Just stop by the front desk anytime for the scavenger hunt. 


We'd love to have you all, but space is sign up today!

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Your space isn't confirmed until you have completed our online registration through RegFox. It's easy, just follow the link below the class you want.

The Art Center supplies all art materials for each class unless the instructor asks for something special for a specific class.

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.

Weather Policy

We follow the lead with the Burlington Community School District for cancellations. Please be sure to keep an eye on BCSD notifications regarding school status if we're experiencing questionable weather. If you have questions, please give us a call at 319.754.8069.

BCSD Late start = no morning class
BCSD Early out = no afternoon classes
BCSD No school = no classes at all

Scholarships Available!

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to explore their love of art, regardless of financial means. If your family needs help paying for an art class, please let us know when you sign up.

Friday Night Art Hop

1st & 3rd Fridays from 6 - 7:30pm
Ages 3+ (must be potty trained)

Craft, Story, & Snack $10 per child

Must call us at 319.754.8069 to sign your kiddo up in advance!

February 3
AMERICAN PAINTERS DAY is Friday, February 3rd.  It's a day in which American Painters are viewed and celebrated.  At Art Hop, we will be celebrating Iowa's most famous artist (to date).  I "WOOD" love to give you a hint, but, I "WOODN'T" want to ruin the surprise!  Hurry & signed-up for Art Hop on Friday, February 3rd from 6-7:30pm.


February 17
Pet Appreciation

March 3
Dr Seuss Pizza Party Art Hop

Movie, Pizza, + Craft for $15

Upcoming Workshops

Family Workshop

Cocoa + Canvas

Saturday, February 4 // 10am-12pm

Start the NEW YEAR out right, with a NEW Family Canvas in your home. This one-of-a-kind  masterpiece will be created by your WHOLE family. No one is too young or old to get out of working on this creation. Each family member will make their mark on one 16X20 canvas. Then we will celebrate with hot cocoa & cookies.


Holiday Art with Calli Recker

Saturdays, Feb 18th, March 25th,  April 8th,  May 13th  // 10am-11am  (new sign up for each class)

 Pre K-1st

$15 Art Center Member or $25 Non-Member

Each class we will be working on a themed project related to the holiday happening that month! Must be potty trained and themed snacks may be included!

Grades K-3

P is For….. with Karla Mundt

Mondays Feb 20-March 27 // 4:30-5:30pm

Grades K-3

$35 Art Center Member or $45 Non-Member for all 6 classes

P is for painting, pottery, pastel, printmaking, paper sculpting, pencil drawing, and Pfun!  

Spring into Art with Calli Recker

Tuesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28 // 6-7pm

Grades 1-3

$25 Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member for all 4 classes

Spring themed projects about nature using natural materials found in nature!

Quit Buggin’ Me with Jessi Tucci

Monday March 13 // 4:30-6pm

Grades 1-3

$25 Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member

Come make little buggies!  Learn how to use clay AND your imagination.  We will make little bugs and paint them.

Crazy for Art with Karla Mundt

Mondays April 3-May 8 // 4:30-5:30pm

Grades K-3

$35 Art Center Member or $45 Non-Member for all 6 classes

Engaging projects that use paint, clay, found objects, etc.  In this class, students will be encouraged to direct their own creations utilizing a multitude of mediums. 

Phases of the Moon with Jessi Tucci

Mondays April 10th & 17th // 4:30-6:30pm

Grades 1-3

$30 Art Center Member or $40 Non-Member for both classes

Create clay moons in the 9 basic moon phases.  During the last class we will string them together, play games, and have a snack. 

Pop Art Tile with Jessi Tucci

Monday May 15 // 4:30-6pm

Grades 1-3

$25 Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member 

Love Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, or Yayoi Kusama?  Using clay slabs we will carve in our favorite POP ART image and paint in iconic, pop art colors. 

Grades 1-6

Winter Art Camp with Meghan + Calli 

Sundays January 22-February 19 (No class February 12)  // 1-2:30pm

Grades 2-5

$30 Art Center Member or $40 Non-Member for all 4 classes

Embrace the cold with some fun winter projects!! Each week we will focus on a different winter themed project that is sure to get the creative juices flowing!

Rock, Paper, Scissors with Karla Mundt

Tuesdays February 7, 14, 21, & 28 // 4:30-5:30pm

Grades 1-6

$25 Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member for all 4 classes

Let’s rock the Art Center with our own versions of paper sculpting, cutting, and tearing to build interesting, unique projects! 

Paint Play with Karla Mundt

Tuesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28 // 4:30-5:30pm

Grades 1-6

$25 Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member for all 4 classes

Explore tempra, acrylic, watercolor and oil pastel (yes, that is painting!) and the various ways to use them.  Express yourself through multiple painting techniques + mediums!

Mix it Up with Karla Mundt

Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 // 4:30-5:30pm

Grades 1-6

$25 Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member for all 4 classes

Spring fever has us bringing nature themes into our art.  Using a variety of mediums each, we will challenge ourselves and our imaginations!

Beginners Painting Class w/ Calli Recker

Saturdays May 6th-27th // 1-2:30pm

Grades 2-5

$30 Art Center Member or $40 Non-Member 

Description: Work on developing skills as a painter! Every week we will focus on different aspects of painting scenes and objects!

Grades 3-6

Tic Tac Toe with Jessi Tucci 

Wednesdays February 1, 8, & 15  // 4:30-6pm

Grades 3-6

$40 Art Center Member or $50 Non-Member for all 3 classes

We will create pieces for both opponents and create a board out of clay.  We will paint our pieces and our storage boxes.  During our third class we will enjoy snacks and playing each other on our hand made boards.  

With the Wind with Nyveah Pierre + Jessi Tucci

Friday, February 24 // 4:30-6pm

Grades 3-6

$20 Art Center Members or $30 Non-Members

Make pinch pots and hang them together to make a windchime.

Building a Castle with Jessi Tucci

Wednesdays March 1st & 8th // 4:30-6pm

Grades 3-6

$30 Art Center Member or $40 Non-Member for both classes

We will slab build our own mini castles.  Detail with windows, bricks, and special features.  Building with clay requires patience and improvising skills.  Working in 3D is a great way to train the eye to see!

Mushroom Family with Jessi Tucci 

Wednesdays April 5th & 12th // 4:30-6pm

Grades 3-6

$30 Art Center Member or $40 Non-Member for both classes

Let's create 3-5 mushroom people!  Add details such as polka dots, texture, and cute expressive faces and then paint them!

Meow Mugs with Jessi Tucci

Wednesdays May 3rd & 10th // 4:30-6pm

Grades 3-6

$30 Art Center Member or $40 Non-Member for both classes

Create a cat mug with ears, eyes, nose and whiskers.  Use the tail for a handle.  Mugs will be glazed and food safe! 

Grades 6 + up

Neon Light Painting Technique with Alex Grabowski

Saturday  March 4th // 12pm-1pm

Grades 6 and up

$15 Art Center Member or $25 Non-Member

Using black paper and fun painting techniques, make cool neon light wall art. 

Preschool Classes

Preschool Art School

Thursdays from 10am - 11am

Ages 2-5

Parent or guardian must stay to help the little picasso get creative!
$15 Art Center Member or $25 Non-Members (for each 3 class session)


Fun February Festivities

Thursdays February 2, 9 & 16  // 10-11am

 It’s the month of LOVE!  Make valentines themed projects, enjoy a snack, and read a story. 

Magical March Merriment

Thursdays March 2, 9, & 16 // 10-11am

Your name doesn't have to be Jack to find out the answers to the 5 W's...... What happens to 5 magic beans?  Where is the golden egg?  GIANT!  Where? When? And WHY?

Egg-citing Easter Extravaganza

Thursday, March 30th // 10am-12pm

$15 Art Center Member or $25 Non-Member ***one day class

It’s Easter!  Students will make an Easter inspired project, enjoy a snack, and read a story.

Earth ART

Thursdays April 13, 20 & 27 // 10-11am

Let’s celebrate the beautiful Earth that we call home!  Students will make earth inspired projects and snacks, and read about our beautiful planet.

Bicycle Built for Two!!

Thursdays May 4, 11, & 18 // 10-11am

May is National Bike Month 

Songs, stories, crafts and snacks are the way to celebrate National Bike Month at the Art Center!  Then, after celebrating with us all month long, catch the Snake Alley Criterium, Memorial Day weekend.

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