Adult & Teen Studio Art Classes

COVID-19 Restrictions for Classes: Everyone entering the museum and attending a class is strongly encouraged to wear a mask. If you do not have one we can provide one, free of charge. In-person classes have a limit of 12 participants, unless stated otherwise. When a class fills we will try to create a second session at a different time or date. Participants will be spaced at least 6 ft. apart in the studios. Supplies will be set out for each person and not shared with others. We encourage all in-person class registrations to be done over the phone by calling 641-421-3666.

Summer 2021 Teen-Adult Classes

Pour a Painting Ages 13+ See example here!
Explore methods for making acrylic pour paintings, which are characterized by unpredictable swirls of colorful paint with a glossy finish.
Saturday, August 21,  10 am-12 pm   
Fee: $35, Members $33 Instructor: Pam


Free Classes for Ages 65+
Registration is required, call 641-421-3666. Funded by Mason City Clinic.

Mixed Media Abstract Ages 65+
In this class we will cover the basics and learn how to lay out a mixed media art piece. You’ll experiment with how different medias work and interact with each other.
Wed., August 18 from 1-3 pm      
Fee: FREE              Instructor: Pam

Acrylic Flower Painting Ages 65+
We will paint a beautiful floral with acrylics on canvas board.
Thurs., September 2 from 1-3 pm     
Fee: FREE              Instructor: Laura

Printmaking Ages 65+
Learn the techniques and tools of printmaking. Design your own piece of art and print it on paper.
Tue., September 14 from 1-3 pm           
Fee: FREE              Instructor: Pam  


Fall 2021 Teen-Adult Classes

Area artist Bill Mateer will demonstrate next-level techniques in this class such as lid making, bottle making, and other advanced methods.   Students will be allowed to come in and trim their work on their own time.  Class includes glazes and firing of works.  Students must have taken a prior ceramics class or be able to proficiently throw on the wheel. Clay and tools are an additional charge.
Thursdays, September 9—30 (Sept. 23 will be a working day without Bill), 5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $45, Members $41 Instructor: Bill Mateer

Macramé is a technique crafting a textile that uses several knots to form the basic shape of the piece. We’ll show you how to do thee basic knots to get you started on beautiful macramé work.
Saturday, September 18, 1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $30, Members $27 Instructor: Pam

Learn how to center on the potter’s wheel and make a variety of pottery forms. All skill levels welcome. Clay and tools are an additional charge.
Tuesdays, October 12—December 7 (skips Thanksgiving week), 5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $75, Members $68 Instructor: Randy Reid

INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS Ages 18+ See example here!
Learn how to pattern, cut, glaze, solder and weatherproof a beautiful clear or stained glass window. Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll in this class. Space is limited, please register early.
(Tues.) Oct. 19, (Thurs.) Oct. 21, (Tues.) Oct. 26, (Thurs.)
Oct. 28 from 5:30-8:00 pm AND (Sat.) Oct. 30 from
9:00 am-2:30 pm
Fee: $99, Members $90 Instructor: Pam

VINTAGE JEWELRY COLLAGE Ages 13-Adult See example here!
Go back to the 1970’s to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind collage from donated, vintage jewelry. Choose from a pumpkin, butterfly, Christmas tree, heart or star shape to work with. You are welcome to bring any of your own collected jewelry to give it a personal touch, but it is not required.
Saturday, October 23, 1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $30, Members $27 Instructor: Laura

WINTER GNOMES PAINTING Ages 13-Adult See example here!
Paint a family of Gnomes for the holidays on a 12×16 canvas. Makes a great gift.
Saturday, December 18, 1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $30, Members $27 Instructor: Laura

GHOSTBUSTERS POLYMER CLAY Parent & child ages 9+
Relive the fun of the Ghostbusters movies with your child. We will make these iconic figures out of Polymer clay.
Saturday, November 20, 1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $35, Members $32 Instructor: Laura

Get the whole family in on the fun of decorating for the holidays. Your papier-mâché home will look so yummy with these “Candyland”-themed decorations you will want to eat it! One house per family.
Saturday, November 27, 1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $35, Members $32 Instructor: Pam


2021 Summer Class Flyer
2021 Fall Class Flyer
Click here for your class registration form!


Call 641-421-3666 to register!

Please  remember to silence your cell phones and refrain from taking calls and texting while attending these classes. Thank you!

As of September 1, 2015 we will no longer offer pro-rated pricing for multiple-day classes if you cannot attend every day. Everyone will need to pay the full price. We want to encourage everyone to attend all scheduled class sessions as most projects in these classes take multiple days to complete. Missing classes may result in not being able to participate in scheduled projects as well as unfinished projects. Please call 641-421-3666 with questions

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