Adult & Teen Studio Art Classes

Weather Policy: Both adult and youth classes will be postponed when Mason City Community Schools cancel class due to inclement weather. Watch the “closings” list on KIMT.

CLASS CREDIT REQUESTS will be honored if the request occurs at least 1 week prior to the first meeting of the class.

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    CLAY CLASS A: LEARNING TO THROW — Morning Ages 16+

    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 11—March 1, 9:30 am — Noon
    Fee: $75
    Instructor: Peggy Cornick

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    VERY BASIC WATERCOLOR PAINTING Ages 13-Adult

    This class will cover washes and basic techniques using liquid watercolors – perfect for beginners.

    Saturday, January 29, 12:30-4:30 pm
    Fee: $30
    Instructor: Laura

  • STRING ART MONOGRAMS Ages 16+

    Make a personalized letter for your first or last name in this throw-back class. We will create a string-art piece of your chosen letter, on a wooden board. Great to hang on the wall or give as a gift. Please bring your own hammer.

    Thursdays, February 3 & February 10, 5:30-7:30 pm
    Fee: $40
    (Please indicate what letter you would like to make at checkout)
    Instructor: Laura

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    CLAY CLASS B: LEARNING TO THROW Ages 13-Adult

    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, February 15—April 12 (skips March 15), 5:30-7:30 pm
    Fee: $75
    Instructor: Randy Reid

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    CLAY CLASS C: HANDBUILDING—Morning Ages 16+

    Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay. All skill levels welcome. Clay and tools are an additional charge.

    Tuesdays, March 15—April 19, 9:30 am — Noon
    Fee: $75
    Instructor: Peggy Cornick

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    CLAY CLASS D: LEARNING TO THROW – Intermediate Workshop Ages 16+

    Area artist Bill Mateer will demonstrate techniques such as lid making, bottle making, and other intermediate methods. Class fee includes glazes and firing of works. Students must have prior ceramics experience. Clay and tools are an additional charge.

    Saturdays, March 26 and April 2, 10:00 am-12:30 pm; Additional optional work day: April 9, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Students may continue to work after class each day in the ceramics studio until 4:30 pm.
    Fee: $50
    Instructor: Bill Mateer

  • ACRYLIC FLORAL PAINTING Ages 13-Adult

    Follow along step by step to create a floral painting on canvas.

    Saturday, March 26, 1:00-4:00 pm
    Fee: $30
    Instructor: Laura

  • ALCOHOL INK CREATIONS Ages 13-Adult

    This class is a basic beginning lesson on Abstract Alcohol Ink techniques. Learn about the creative methods of blending colors and the best surfaces that work with Alcohol Ink. You will be creating your own Alcohol Ink art piece.

    Saturday, April 2, 9:00 am – Noon
    Fee: $35
    Instructor: Pamela

  • STAINED GLASS Ages 18+

    CLASS IS FULL – call 641-421-3666 to be added to the waitlist.

    This challenging class will teach you to pattern, cut, glaze, solder and weatherproof a beautiful clear or stained glass window. Space is limited, so enroll early!
    (Increase on class cost due to increased price of supplies).

    (Tues.) April 19, (Thurs.) April 21, (Tues.) April 26, (Thurs.) April 28 from 5:30-8:00 pm & (Sat.) April 30 from 9:00 am-2:30 pm
    Fee: $125
    Instructor: Pamela

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Please Note!

Please sign-up 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.

*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.