Children’s Studio Art Classes

COVID-19 Restrictions for Classes: Everyone entering the museum and attending a class will wear a mask. If you do not have one we will provide one, free of charge. All in-person classes have a limit of 10 participants. When a class fills a new one will be created, we will not be going above 10 participants per class at this time. Participants will be spaced at least 6 ft. apart in the studio. Supplies will be set out for each person and not shared with others. We encourage all class registrations to be done over the phone by calling 641-421-3666.

Valentine’s Day Creations (Ages 5 & up) See examples here!
Do you LOVE art? In this class we’ll help you get ready for the heart-filled holiday. We’ll be making a variety of Valentines projects including a Valentine card box. Follow your creative heart and have fun.
Saturday, February 6, 10am—12pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Pamela

Winter Wonderland Creations (Ages 5 & up) See examples here!
Celebrate the Wonders of Winter! This wintery themed class has many creative and fun-filled art projects.
Saturday, February 20, 10am—12pm
Fee: $20, Members $18              Instructor: Pamela

Bunny Canvas Painting (Ages 7 & up)
It’s time for bunnies to come out and play, so get HOPPING to create your own bunny on canvas. It would make a wonderful gift for a family member.
Thursday, March 4, 5:30—7:30pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Pamela

Squishies DIY (Ages 9 & up)
Love squishies? Learn how to make your very own from memory foam as well as some premade ones, and then paint them. Projects take overnight to dry and can be picked up later the next week if desired.
Saturday, March 13, 2—4pm
Fee: $25, Members $22 Instructor: Laura

Polymer Clay: Harry Potter Creations (Ages 9 & up)
Discover the fun of polymer clay through your favorite Wizarding world. All projects will be baked after the class and available to pick up later in the day after 2:00 pm.
Saturday, April 10, 9am—12pm
Fee: $30, Members $27 Instructor: Laura

Fairy Time Designs (Ages 5 & up)
Whimsical fairy crafts for you to create are lovely, delightful, and truly magical. You can fill your imagination and have hours of wonderful playtime.
Saturday, April 17, 10am—12pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Pamela

Color Mash Up (Ages 5 & up)
Practice your color mixing skills in this crazy and wild class. Wear clothes that can get messy.
Saturday, May 8, 2—4pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 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


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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