Spiva Classes

Spiva provides a broad spectrum of creative, educational art programs for the four-state community and encourages all age groups to explore, enjoy and participate in the arts. Spiva’s educational programs take place in our galleries, in the classrooms and sometimes in the streets!

To secure a spot in any of our classes, registration and payment must be made. Download our Class Registration Form here and mail/fax to Spiva or you may register over the phone (417.623.0183) or in person. Online registration is in the works...

Educational and Youth Programs

Education is a major component of our mission statement at Spiva. Our children's program presents opportunities for creative experience for youth of all ages.

Young Artists Studio

Our core program for children grades K through 9 explores the methods and techniques used by the artists who are exhibiting in our main gallery.

Programs For Teens

Teens work with a professional artist to develop art for the community. Learning the design process in five week programs, participants analyze, design, and implement a project. Past projects include a mural on a local bridge and a graphic design project for the Northpark Mall's twenty-fifth anniversary. We work tirelessly in building new and exciting summer and after school programs for our community kids.

Creation Station

Dates: Tuesdays - Aug 11 2015 - Dec 8 2015

Time: 3:45-5:15pm

Cost: $6

Ages: 6-12


Category: Craft


Creation Station with Autumn Neuenschwander
Tuesdays | Aug. 11 – Dec.8, NO CLASS Nov. 24 | 3:45-5:15pm | Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $6/class

Drop in Tuesday afternoons and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, watercolor,acrylic, sculpture, collage, photography, and printmaking. Explore the galleries with scavenger hunts and other activities! Please pre-register. Space is limited for this popular class.

Preschooler and Pal Art Class

Dates: Wednesday mornings - Aug 12 2015 - Dec 9 2015

Time: 10:30-11:30 am

Cost: $6

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Lindsay Bowers

Category: Preschool Art


Preschooler and Pal Art Class with Lindsay Bowers
Wednesdays | Aug. 12 – Dec. 9, NO CLASS Nov. 25| 10:30-11:30am | Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $6/class

Share art with your very young artist as we explore painting, drawing, water resist, and sculpture. Build their creativity through reading and art. Adult must stay with student. Space is limited to eight students, so register early.


Block Print Holiday Cards

Dates: - Dec 6 2015 - Dec 6 2015

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: $15

Ages: 14+

Instructor: Sarah Serio

Category: Printmaking


Block Print Holiday Cards with Sarah Serio
Sunday | December 6 | 1-3pm | Ages: 14-Adult | Cost:$15

Send season's greetings and a piece of art all in one! Create and carve your own holiday design using easy to cut materials and then use the printing press to make your cards!

A Vintage Repurposed Christmas

Dates: Note the class times for each day - Dec 12 2015 - Dec 13 2015

Time: Dec. 12th,10am-12pm and Dec. 13, 1-3pm

Cost: $15

Ages: 16-Adult

Instructor: Kerstin Landwer

Category: Variety


A Vintage Repurposed Christmas with Kerstin Landwer
Saturday| December 12|10am–12pm| Sunday| December 13 |1-3pm Ages: 16 and older | Cost: $15

We’ll meet Saturday morning at Spiva to carpool to one of Kerstin’s favorite junkin’ spots in Sarcoxie to dig through“rusty gold”.  Then we’ll meet back at Spiva on Sunday afternoon to assemble our new holiday treasures. For those that don’t find the “rusty gold” that tickles their fancy, we’ll explore other repurposed items such as books and paper ephemera to create holiday magic.  Cost covers all supplies except items purchased at junk location. Sponsored by the Region M Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Fused Glass Holiday Ornament

Dates: - Dec 12 2015 - Dec 12 2015

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $27

Ages: 9+

Instructor: Jane McCaulley

Category: Fused Glass


Fused Glass Holiday Ornament with Jane McCaulley
Saturday | December 12 | 2-4pm | Ages: 9–Adult | Cost: $27

Glass artist/teacher Jane McCaulley teaches how to create beautiful glass ornaments that look great on a Christmas tree, window, or mantel. This class is great fun for kids and adults. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes. This class is almost full, register today! 

Project Recycle for Preschoolers

Dates: - Dec 12 2015 - Dec 12 2015

Time: 10:30-11:30am

Cost: $6

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Lindsay Bowers

Category: Preschool Art


Project Recycle for Preschoolers with Lindsay Bowers
Saturday | December 12 | 10:30-11:30am | Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $6

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Bring your little ones to learn about recycling and how they can help the environment. Students will create a piece of art made completely from recycled materials. Don’t forget to pre-register. Adult must stay with student. Sponsored by the Region M Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Graham Cracker “Gingerbread” Houses

Dates: - Dec 19 2015 - Dec 19 2015

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: $18

Ages: 6+

Instructor: Lindsay Bowers

Category: Craft


Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses with Lindsay Bowers
Saturday | December 19 | 1-3 pm | Ages: 6+ | Cost: $18

Students build and decorate a one-of-a-kind “gingerbread” house. Graham crackers, frosting, chocolate, and candies will make this a house that’s good enough to display – or eat!

PhotoSpiva Kids

Dates: - Jan 16 2016 - Jan 16 2016

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: $25

Ages: 4-8

Instructor: Tricia Courtney

Category: Photography


PhotoSpiva Kids Kick-off Class with Tricia Courtney
Saturday | January 16 | 11am-12 pm | Ages: 4-8 | Cost: $25

In conjunction with Spiva’s national photography competition, the
PhotoSpiva Kids exhibit features the work of very young photographers. Students learn basic photography techniques to start them on their photo journeys. Each child uses one of Spiva’s digital cameras, and two images for each student will be selected, framed and displayed in the Upstairs Gallery during March 2016. Space is limited, so register early. Parents must stay with children for this class. Sponsored by Gay Cragin Currence.