Adult & Teen Studio Art Classes



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FALL 2019

LEARNING TO THROW—Evening (Ages 13+) Class is full – you can call to be added to a waitlist!
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 15—December 10 (skips Nov 26) 5:30— 8:00 pm
Fee: $75, Member $65   Instructor: Randy Reid

HANDBUILDING—Morning (Ages 13+)
Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay. All skill levels welcome. Clay and
tools are an additional charge.
Tuesdays, November 5—December 10, 9:30 am — Noon
Fee: $75, member $65   Instructor: Peggy Cornick

VINTAGE JEWELRY CHRISTMAS TREES (Ages 13+) Class is full – you can call to be added to a waitlist! 
Go back to the 1970’s and create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind Christmas tree
from donated, vintage jewelry. You are welcome to bring any of your own
collected jewelry to give it a personal touch, but it is not required.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30—4:30 pm
Fee: $30, members $27    Instructor: Laura

WHIMSICAL WINTER CANVAS PAINTING (Ages 13+)
Get imaginative for this acrylic, winter themed painting on canvas. Come on
your own or bring a friend and enjoy a bit of creative holiday spirit!
Tuesday, December 17, 6:00—8:00 pm
Fee: $30, Members $27     Instructor: Pamela

FAMILY CLASSES
HOLIDAY HOUSE CREATIONS
Design an ornamental holiday house with your family! Each family team
receives a papier mache house to creatively decorate. Display your finished
project for the holidays! Price covers one house per family. Supplies are
provided but you may bring additional embellishments, if you desire.
Saturday, November 30, 1:00—4:00 pm
Fee: $35 per house; Members $31 Instructor: Pamela

STAR WARS CRAFTS (Parent and child, Age 9+) See examples here!
Share your love of Star Wars with your child by creating galactic polymer clay
pieces and other crafts from your favorite movies, together.
Saturday, December 21, 1:00 —4:00 pm
Fee: $35 per adult & child pair, $15 each additional person; Members $32    Instructor: Laura

WINTER-SPRING 2020 CLASSES

CLASS A: LEARNING TO THROW — Morning (Ages 13+)
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, January 7—February 25, 9:30 a.m. — Noon
Fee: $75, Members $65    Instructor: Peggy Cornick

CLASS B: HANDBUILDING—Evening (Ages 13+)
Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay. All skill levels welcome. Clay and
tools are an additional charge.
Tuesdays, January 14—February 18, 5:30— 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $75, Members $65    Instructor: Peggy Cornick

CLASS C: HANDBUILDING—Morning (Ages 13+)
Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay. All skill levels welcome. Clay and
tools are an additional charge.
Tuesdays, March 3—April 14 (no class March 10), 9:30 a.m. — Noon
Fee: $75, Members $65    Instructor: Peggy Cornick

CLASS D: LEARNING TO THROW—Evening (Ages 13+)
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, March 17—May 5, 5:30— 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $75, Members $65    Instructor: Randy Reid

POUR A PAINTING (Ages 13+)
Explore methods for making acrylic pour paintings, which are characterized
by unpredictable swirls of colorful paint with a glossy finish.
Saturday, January 11, 9:00 a.m.—noon
Fee: $35, Members $33    Instructor: Pamela

BASSWOOD CHIP CARVING FOR BEGINNERS & ADVANCED (Ages 21+)
No woodcarving experience is required. Tools are provided for this simple
and easy method of carving. The classes take you from start to finish on your
carving for beginners. For those that have completed the class before, there
is the option for advanced learning; lettering and end grain is available.
Instructor has over 10 years experience. Make-up day is Sat Feb 29, 2-4pm.
Thursdays, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, 5:30—7:30 p.m.
Fee: $50, Members $45    Instructor: Laura

HOT GLUE ART CREATIONS (Ages 13+)
Hot glue is not just for fixing broken items. Create amazing art pieces using
different techniques and mediums with hot glue guns.
Saturday, February 22, 10:00 a.m.—noon
Fee: $22, Members $20    Instructor: Pamela

ENCAUSTIC ART (Bee’s Wax) (Ages 15+)
Explore the centuries-old technique of using bee’s wax to create art. This
class will incorporate many other materials with bee’s wax to create a unique
2D art creation.
Saturday, March 7, 9:00 a.m.—noon
Fee: $28, Members $25    Instructor: Pamela

STAINED GLASS SPRING ORNAMENTS (Ages 18+)
Learn how to cut, grind, copper-foil and solder your spring-themed
ornaments. Have loads of fun creating a beautiful ornament for a window or a
gift. All supplies included.
Saturday, March 21, 9:00 a.m.— 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $55, Members $50    Instructor: Pamela

LANDSCAPE PAINTING ON WOOD SLICES (Ages 13+)
Throw back with this retro painting on a slice of wood with bark still attached.
Saturday, March 28, 1:00—4:00 p.m.
Fee: $30, Members $27    Instructor: Laura

ONE DAY MOSAIC WORKSHOP (Ages 13+)
Create a beautiful mosaic in one day with grout-less adhesives that provide a
grouted look.
Saturday, April 25,
   10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.: Instruction and Sample
   12:00—1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break
   1:00— 4:00 p.m.: Available work time
Fee: $35, Members $32    Instructor: Laura

Richard Leet Drawing Workshop
Here is an opportunity to enjoy an intense drawing experience. This fast-paced, in-depth workshop, based on the teachings of Kimon Nicolaides’ in his book, “The Natural Way to Draw,” will be taught by Mason City artist, Richard Leet. Dick will lead participants in trying their hands on dozens of basic drawing exercises that can be key to further success and growth in all visual art mediums. Drawing paper is provided as will be a variety of drawing mediums. Students may want to bring along any drawing mediums of their own liking e.g. crayons, colored chalk, etc.
Saturday, June 6, 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)
This is a teen/adult class.
Fee: $45, $40 for Museum Members

TEEN CLASSES
SQUISHIES DIY (Ages 13-18)
Love squishes? Learn how to make your very own and paint them.
Thursday, March 26, 5:30—7:30 p.m.
Fee: $25, members $23    Instructor: Laura

MANGA DRAWING & WATERCOLOR (Ages 13-18)
Students will learn how to make manga (Japanese-style comic) and basic
animation techniques. Experience basic drawing techniques with ink and
watercolor, watch Japanese animation and create your own characters.
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m.—noon
Fee: $22, Members $20    Instructor: Pamela

FAMILY CLASS
FAIRY OR GNOME HOUSES
Design and make a fairy house, and perhaps a fairy will find a way in! Enjoy
creating as a family. All supplies are included, with a flat potting container.
Saturday, May 16, 9:00 a.m.—noon
Fee: $35, Members $33    Instructor: Pamela

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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