Children’s Studio Classes

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Please register for classes early to avoid disappointment!
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.

Winter/Spring 2017 Classes

Art Bugs ages 2-4
An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums in these classes.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Saturday, May 13, 10:00 —11:00 a.m.: Gifts for Mom (See examples here!)
Fee: $9, members $8 

No Paint Brushes Allowed ages 5+ (See examples here!) 
We will explore different ways of painting in this class with objects like forks and combs, hands and fingers.  Get ready for some messy fun!
Thursday, May 4, 5:30 — 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $18, members $16

Family Art Class—Fairy Houses (See examples here!)
Spring is here!  It is time to decorate your yard with a fairy house.  A class for the whole family to enjoy and get creative together.  Once you start, it will be hard to stop!  Each family works on one house together.
Saturday, May 6, 9:00 a.m.—noon
Fee:
$35, members $31

Summer 2017 Classes

Art Bugs  ages 2-4
An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums in these classes.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 —7:30 p.m.: Father’s Day Gifts
Thursday, July 20, 5:30 —6:30 p.m.: Vroom! Cars!
Saturday, August 12, 10:00—11:00 a.m.: Summer Camping Fun
Thursday, September 14, 5:30 —6:30 p.m.: Leaves and Acorns
 Fee: $9, members $8

Handbuilding with Clay ages 5+
An introductory class for kids who are curious about the versatility of clay and want to try out its limitless possibilities.
Session 1: Wednesdays, June 7—July 19 Noon—1:30 p.m. (Skips July 5th)
Session 2: Thursdays, June 8—July 13 9:30—11:00 a.m.
Fee: $55, members $50 Instructor: Peggy Cornick

Learning to Throw ages 10+
For experienced handbuilders who want to learn more!
Wednesdays, June 7 – July 19, 9:30—11:30 a.m.
(Skips July 5th) Fee: $55, members $50 Instructor: Peggy Cornick

Plastic Art  ages 5+
How fun would it be to create your own masterpiece using plastic to resemble glass sculptures!  Create a unique piece of art using clear, colored and painted plastic.
Wednesday, June 14, 1:00 —3:00 p.m.
Fee: $18, members $16

Whimsical Animal Wire Sculptures  ages 7+
Wire is a fun, flexible material perfect for making 3-D linear forms.  Learn how to shape wire into playful animal designs and create your own fun forms!
Friday, June 16, 10:00 a.m.—noon.
Fee: $22, members $20

 American Jubilee  ages 5+
This fun and festive Independence Day-themed class will be full of red, white and blue creations.  The artist in you will enjoy the awesome projects to get into the 4th of July spirit.  Patriotic snack will be provided.
Thursday, June 22, 2:00 —5:00 p.m.    Fee: $20, members $18

Summer Art Camp : Mix It Up!   ages 6-12
It is time to get creative by mixing it up with a variety of materials like collage, wire, paint, clay and much more.  If you want to mix it up using a multitude of materials, this will be a unique and creative week for you.  Snacks will be provided.
Monday-Friday,  June 26-30,  8:00 a.m.—noon
Fee: $65, members $58 

Sticky Business  ages 5-8
Kids will love all the messy and sticky art projects in this class.  Come dressed to make a mess.
Saturday, July 8, 9:30 —11:00 a.m.
Fee: $15, members $13

Optical Illusions  ages 9+
Learn how to fool the eye with these interesting drawings and projects.  Turn 2-D art into realistic looking 3-D to show off to friends and family.
Saturday, July 8, 2:00 —4:00 p.m.
Fee: $18, members $16 

My Doll & Me Bedroom  ages 9+ (6-8yrs w/adult helper)
Give your 18” doll a great night’s sleep in a new bed made by  you.  We will also make her some fun accessories.
Thursday, July 13, 5:30 —7:30 p.m.
Fee: $25, members $22 

Picasso Mask Making  ages 6+
If you like to be inspired by wild patterns and interesting colors, this class is for you!  Imagine and create while making original artwork using cardboard and paint.  Masks will come with a base to stand them on.
Saturday, July 15, 10:00 a.m.—noon
Fee: $18, members $16

Back to the Jurassic  ages 6-10
Go back in time for some stomping and roaring fun.  Students will dig up all kinds of dinosaur crafts.
Thursday, July 27, 5:30 —7:30 p.m.
Fee: $20, members $18

Fiber Fun  ages 8+
Calling all creative and curious kids to learn the ways of Wet Felt!  Transform felt fibers into an amazing sculpture using your hands, bubble wrap, water and soap.
Friday, July 28, 9:00 a.m.—noon
Fee:$25, members $22

Summer Art Camp II : Papier Mache Clay Sculpture  ages 6-12
Papier Mache clay sculpture & other 3-D projects.  Snack provided daily.
Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 8:00 a.m.—noon
Fee: $65, members $58

Pokemon Polymer Clay  ages 9+
Day one will be filled with polymer clay projects to be baked between classes by the instructor.  Day two : More fun Pokemon crafts!
Thursday, August 17, 5:30 —7:30 p.m. and Saturday August 19, 2:00 —4:00 p.m.
Fee: $32, members $29

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.

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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