Youth Art Classes

All youth students must be picked up from class by an adult caregiver.
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.

Fall 2021 Youth Classes

ART BUGS Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver
An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums in these classes. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Sat., December 4, 10-11 am For the Tree (LA) See examples here!
Fee: $10 per class, Members $9 per class

SANTA’S LITTLE HELPERS Ages 5+
‘Tis the season of gift giving… and gift making! Be a busy elf preparing for the holidays by creating hand-made and personalized art projects to place under the tree that will put everyone in the holiday spirit!
Thursday, December 16, 5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Laura

WINTER BREAK FUN DAY! Ages 5+
Have you grown tired of snowmen and sledding? Come to the museum for a fun morning of creating, painting, gluing, and drawing! Snack provided.
Wednesday, December 29, 9:00 am-Noon
Fee: $25, Members $23 Instructor: Pam

Winter-Spring 2022 Youth Classes

ART BUGS Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver
An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums. Children must be accompanied by caregiver.
Sat., January 8, 10-11 am Winter Wonderland (PJ)
Sat., February 12, 10-11 am Be Mine (LA)
Tues., March 8, 6-7 pm St. Patrick’s Day (PJ)
Thurs., April 7, 6-7 pm Hop Along (LA)
Tues., May 10, 6-7 pm Barnyard Fun (PJ)
Fee: $10 per class, Members $9 per class

FAUX COLORED GLASS CLASS Ages 6+
Brighten up your windows with a stained glass looking art piece. Come try new art materials and see how your imagination takes flight.
Saturday, January 22, 10:00 am – Noon
Fee: $22, Members $20 Instructor: Pamela

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Ages 5+
Discover the fun of long winter nights at the Museum with a behind the scenes tour, hibernation animal crafts and glow in the dark art.
Thursday, January 27, 5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Laura

POUR PAINTING FOR KIDS Ages 5+
Explore methods for making acrylic pour paintings, which are characterized by unpredictable swirls of colorful paint. These make great Valentine gifts.
Tuesday, February 8, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fee: $22, Members $20 Instructor: Pamela

BARBIE CRAFTS Ages 9+, 6-8 with an adult helper
Bring your Barbie doll and create fun accessories to enjoy.
Thursday, February 24, 5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $25, Members $23 Instructor: Laura

MACNIDER SPRING BREAK ART CAMP Gadgets and Gizmos! Ages 5-12
Enjoy Spring Break with us! Make and create Gadgets and Gizmos! Use everyday objects to create art and interesting experiments. Dress for mess! Snack provided.
March 14 – March 18, 8:00 am-Noon daily
Fee: $75, Members $68 Instructors : Pamela/Laura

POKEMON SHRINKY DINK Ages 7+
Design your own Pokemon card and other fun Pokemon Shrinky Dink items.
Thursday, March 31, 5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $25, Members $23 Instructor: Laura

COLOR MASH UP Ages 5+
Practice your color mixing skills in this crazy and wild class. Wear clothes that can get messy.
Saturday, April 9, 2:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Laura

RECYCLED JUNK TO ART CREATIONS Ages 5+
Got junk? Help us celebrate Earth Day by creating art with recycled materials. You are welcome to bring items from home to share and combine to make fantastic creations.
Tuesday, April 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Pamela

MOTHER’S DAY MOMMY & ME TEA PARTY Ages 6+
Plan your next mother-child date at MacNider just in time for Mother’s Day! Come on over for a tea party and art activities. Alternate mother figures are welcome.
Saturday, April 30, 10:00 am– Noon
Fee: $25, Members $23 Instructor: Pamela

FANTASTIC BEASTS POLYMER CLAY Ages 9+
Discover the fun of polymer clay through the wizarding world of Newt Scamander. We will make magical creatures and objects from the movies and books. All projects will be baked after the class and available to pick up later in the day.
Saturday, May 7, 9:00 am — noon
Fee: $30, Members $27 Instructor: Laura

CRAZY CONSTRUCTIONS Ages 6+
Explore three-dimensional creativity by working with a variety of materials to construct unique sculptures. Have fun experimenting and transforming art in new and crazy ways.
Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am – Noon
Fee: $20, Members $18 Instructor: Pamela

Family Classes

ST. PATRICK’S DAY GNOMES Parent & child ages 5+
Make and create artistic leprechaun gnomes styled with green and rainbow colors.
Saturday, March 5, 1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $30, Members $27 Instructor: Pamela

PAINT WITH ME Parent & child ages 8+
Bring a child for some quality time and create two paintings that look great hanging side by side. Paintings will be acrylic on canvas.
Saturday, May 21, 1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $40 per adult/child pair, Members $36, $20 for each additional person Instructor: Laura

2021 Fall Class Flyer

2022 Winter-Spring 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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