Adult & Teen Studio Art Classes

Sign up early! 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.

You must call before class starts if you are unable to attend to receive a credit. Education credits issued due to cancelled classes, or withdrawing from registration must be used within 12 months of class-date.  Any education credit not used within 12 months is considered a donation to the general fund of the museum.

To be added to a waitlist please send your contact information to We will contact you if a space opens up and with class dates when a new class is scheduled.

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.

Please call 641-421-3666 if you would like to use a gift certificate, scholarship, or membership discount. MEMBERS – contact the museum to get the online code to use.


    In this class, students will be guided to explore the techniques of sketching, and blending while drawing with colored pencils. Basic color theory will be introduced.

    Tues., July 9 from 5:30-7:30 pm

    Fee: $30
    Instructor: Pamela


    Learn to make washes, wet on wet, and wet on dry techniques with
    watercolors. We will learn step-by-step to create beautiful paintings.

    Sat., August 24 from 9 am-Noon

    Fee: $40
    Instructor: Laura

  • $10 Donation

    We always appreciate donations – please note if you prefer your donation goes towards class scholarships or operations of the MacNider Art Museum.