Private Group Studio Art Classes

Looking for a creative family activity? Would you and the kids like to get out of the house for some fun, while staying in your family group? The Museum is offering group classes designed for family or friend groups who may not be comfortable with traditional art classroom settings. The class includes an instructor teaching only your group one-on-one for the class duration as well as all the supplies needed to have a great time. Class size limited to 10 participants. Choose from the listed classes and call to schedule a class at a time that’s convenient for you and your group.

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. Masks should cover the nose and mouth. 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.

Mardi Gras Masks
Make your own fun creating Mardi Gras masks with family! Mardi Gras masks come in all kinds of designs and colors. From elegant and ornate to bright and bold, each mask will have so much personality and fun.
By Appointment Only, 2 hours
Fee: $15 per person, min $45                    Instructor: Pamela

Fairy Houses
Design and make a fairy house, and perhaps a fairy will find a way in! Enjoy creating as a family. All supplies are included with a flat potting container.
By Appointment Only, 2 hours
Fee: $15 per person, min $45 Instructor: Pamela

Enter creative mode with us! Make your own sword and other pixel art creations inspired by Minecraft. Ages 9+
By Appointment Only, 2 hours
Fee: $15 per person, min $45 Instructor: Laura

Dino Roar
Go back to the Jurassic with this dinosaur themed family class. Create your own leaver dinosaur chomper puppet and more. ROAR…
By Appointment Only, 2 hours
Fee: $15 per person, min $45 Instructor: Laura

Are you interested in painting? You and your group can create wonderful works of art with a fall, winter, or abstract theme. Painting with your group or family can be a fun way to get into the arts!
By Appointment Only, 2 hours
Fee: $45 (for up to 3 people, $15 per each additional person), Members $39 ($13/person)

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

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.

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.