Children’s Studio Art Classes

COVID-19 Restrictions for Classes: Everyone entering the museum and attending a class is strongly encouraged to wear a mask. If you do not have one we can provide one, free of charge. In-person classes have a limit of 12 participants, unless stated otherwise. When a class fills we will try to create a second session at a different time or date. Participants will be spaced at least 6 ft. apart in the studios. Supplies will be set out for each person and not shared with others. We encourage all in-person class registrations to be done over the phone by calling 641-421-3666.

Please call 641-421-3666 if you are interested in online or Take & Make classes for your group.

Summer 2021 Youth Classes

MORE UNICORN CRAFTS See examples here!
Ages 7+, ages 5-6 with an adult helper
Unicorns abound in this class. Even if you took last year’s class this will feature new unicorn crafts.
Saturday, June 19,  2-4 pm
Fee: $20, Members $18                 Instructor: Laura

Aloha Art Mini Camp Ages 5+ See a few examples here!
Come take a trip to the Hawaiian Islands at the MacNider Art Museum!  Learn and get inspired by art of the islands. We hope to see you for this mini get-away to creativity.
June 22-24,  8 am-12 pm daily
Fee: $50, Members $45 Instructor: Pam

July 4th Creations Ages 5+ See examples here!
Show your patriotic spirit with art for the Fourth of July.
Saturday, July 3,  9-11 am
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Laura

Paint A Butterfly Ages 7+
Join us this summer to paint a colorful butterfly on canvas. 
Thursday, July 8,  5:30-7:30 pm     
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Pam

Abstract Creations Ages  5+
Stimulate your imagination and creativity by designing abstract art! We will be learning a multitude of techniques.
Saturday, July 10,  10 am-12 pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Pam

Learn the techniques and tools of printmaking. Design your own and print it on paper. We’ll be visiting the Print Gallery!
Saturday, July 24,  10am-12pm            
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Pam

WIZARD mini CAMP Ages 9+
Explore the world of Harry Potter by going to Wizard Camp. Get sorted into a house and explore different classes like Wandlore, Potions and Care of Magical Creatures. If you attended in past years, come again to be a Prefect and enjoy new projects. A snack will be provided all days. Please rank your house choices at the time of registration.
July 28-30,  8 am-12 pm daily
Fee: $50, Members $45 Instructor: Laura

Become a chef of imitation art food. Mix up a whole menu of fabulous non-edible, faux food creations.
Thursday, August 5,  5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Pam

Let it Fly Ages 5+
Create fun art that can actually fly.
Thursday, August 12,  5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Laura

Intro to Watercolor Techniques Ages 9+
Want to get started with watercolor but don’t know how? This class will give you a basic starting point. We will use liquid watercolors and learn washes and textures, while painting a simple mountain landscape.
Saturday, August 14,  9 am-12 pm
Fee: $30, Members $27 Instructor: Laura


ONLINE and Homeschool CLASSES
Are you homeschooling or online schooling this fall? The MacNider Art Museum is offering custom built classes for those choosing these options this fall, including one-on-one art tutoring. Call the Museum to discuss details. In-person and zoom classes are available.
Fee: Dependent on project and number of students



2021 Summer Class Flyer

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.


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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