Children’s Studio Art Classes

Charles H. MacNider Museum will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic starting the afternoon of March 17.  The staff will continue to work and will be available to answer questions during this time via phone and email.  The ceramics studio will remain closed during this time, as well as the Imagination Playground.  The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum will also discontinue youth and adult activities through April 10. Click here for full release.


Click here for your class registration form!

Please register for classes early to avoid disappointment! Pre-registration is required.
This is very important – most classes have a minimum and maximum class attendance number. Once the maximum number has been reached the class is FULL and no one else can register. If the minimum number is not reached by two business days before the class date, the class will be cancelled.

If you see that a class you were interested in taking has disappeared from the website it is probably full. Feel free to call us at 641-421-3666 for class questions and availability.

Classes are listed by START DATE.


All museum classes are postponed through April 10. 
An introductory class for kids who are curious about the versatility of clay
and want to try out its limitless possibilities.
Session 2: Wednesday, February 19—April 1 (no class March 11)
Wednesdays, 4:00—5:30 p.m.
Fee: $60, Members $54    Instructor: Peggy Cornick

ART BUGS (Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver)
All museum classes are postponed through April 10.

An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums in
these classes. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Saturday, April 4, 10:00—11:00 a.m. Bunnies & Baskets (PJ)
Saturday, May 9, 10:00—11:00 a.m. Mother’s Day Gifts (LA)
Fee: $10 per class, Members $9 per class

All museum classes are postponed through April 10.

Pull out all your creative skills for this spring fun adventure of mixed nature
materials to create a wonderful collage.
Tuesday, April 7, 5:30—7:30 p.m.
Fee: $20, Members $18    Instructor: Pamela

DOLL & ME COME TO TEA (Ages 7+, ages 5-6 with an adult helper)
All museum classes are postponed through April 10.

Bring your 18” doll for a tea party! We’ll make miniature tea sets and
accessories for your doll.
Thursday, April 9, 5:30—7:30 p.m.
Fee: $20, Members $18    Instructor: Laura

PRINTMAKING PALOOZA (Ages 7+) See example here!
Learn the techniques and tools of printmaking. Design your own art and
print it on paper. Plus, a visit to the Print Gallery!
Tuesday, April 21, 5:30—7:30 p.m.
Fee: $20, Members $18    Instructor: Pamela

Partnered with ISU Extension and Outreach of Cerro Gordo County
Delve into how art plays a role in science, technology, engineering and
math. We will learn geometry, 3D shapes and symmetry through fun and
creative art projects.
Tuesday & Thursday, April 28 & 30, 5:30—7:30 p.m.
Fee: Class is FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED   Instructors: Laura & Kelsey

The world of Minecraft comes alive in this class. We will create 3D and 2D
works with perler beads.
Saturday, May 9, 1:00—4:00 p.m.
Fee: $18, Members $16    Instructor: Laura

Is your favorite color Rainbow? Everything created in this class will be
exploding with Rainbow color!
Thursday, May 14, 5:30—7:00 p.m.
Fee: $18, Members $16    Instructor: Laura

FAIRY OR GNOME HOUSES See example here!
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 note: CLASS CREDIT REQUESTS will be honored if the request occurs ONE WEEK PRIOR to the first meeting of the class.

If you have signed a child up for a class and then realize he/she is unable to attend, PLEASE let us know right away! Some classes have waiting lists and we want to give everyone a chance to attend.

In consideration of others, please do not bring sick children to the museum, or come if you are ill.  This includes persons who may not currently have a fever but are still having symptoms of sore throat, nagging cough, and stomach issues.

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

Scholarships Available
Through generous donations from individuals and groups in the community, scholarships are available to students who normally would not be able to experience an art class. For more information or to donate towards a class scholarship, please contact Edith Blanchard at  641-421-3666. 

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