Classes

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.

Art Lounge

Dates: Monday Evenings - Jan 11 2016 - May 16 2016

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Cost: $105

Ages: 14-18

Instructor: Fred and Amber Mintert

Category: Variety

Subject: Teens

Art Lounge with Fred and Amber Mintert
Mondays | Mar. 7 - May 16 | 4:30-7:30pm |Ages: 14-18 |Cost $105 for nine weeks; payment plan available with minimum $30 down

Teens, thinking of pursuing art after high school or just don’t get enough of it at school? Then this is for you. Art Lounge is an amazing program that helps build your knowledge and skills, as well as your portfolio.Explore the studio of a local artist to gain inspiration and insight. Learn the basics of presenting your work and find out what it really takes to get into a college art program and succeed. Class fee includes a light meal. Partial scholarships are available. 

Creation Station

Dates: Tuesdays - Jan 12 2016 - May 17 2016

Time: 3:45-5:15pm

Cost: $6

Ages: 6-12

Instructor:

Category: Craft

Subject:

Creation Station with Autumn Neuenschwander
Tuesdays | through – May 17 | 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. Note: No class March 23

Young Painter

Dates: Thursdays - Jan 14 2016 - May 19 2016

Time: 3:45-5:15pm

Cost: $11

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Amber Mintert

Category: Painting

Subject:

Young Painter with Amber Mintert
Thursdays | through – May 19 | 3:45-5:15pm | Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $11/class

Does your child want to learn to paint? If so, he/she will love this painting class. Artist and teacher Amber Mintert teaches drawing, color mixing, brush control,broad wash, and detailing in this fun introductory painting class.
Note: No class March 24

Preschooler and Pal Art Class

Dates: Wednesday mornings - Mar 2 2016 - May 18 2016

Time: 10:30-11:30 am

Cost: $6

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Lindsay Bowers

Category: Preschool Art

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Preschooler and Pal Art Class with Lindsay Bowers
Wednesdays | Mar. 2 – May 18 | 10:30-11:30am | Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $6/class

Share art with your very young artist as we explore painting, drawing, water resist, sculpture, and building creativity through reading and art. Adult must stay with student. Space is limited to 8 students, so register early.
Note: No class March 23
 

Earth Day Elephant Bottle

Dates: Saturday - Apr 23 2016 - Apr 23 2016

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: $10.00

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Sarah Serio

Category: Sculpture

Subject:

EarthDay Elephant Bottle with Sarah Serio
Saturday| April 23 | 1-3pm | Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $10

Come celebrate Earth Day at Spiva and make an adorable elephant from recycled materials! Express your love of animals, the environment, and art all in one class. 

Mother’s Day Madness, Mess, & Memories

Dates: - May 7 2016 - May 7 2016

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: *$15

Ages: 6+

Instructor: Sarah Serio

Category: Painting

Subject:

Mother’sDay Madness, Mess, & Memories with Sarah Serio
Saturday| May 7 | 1-3pm | Ages: 5-Adult | Cost: $15*

This class is perfect to celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones. Moms, daughters, sons, and grandmas come get messy, let loose and laugh in this Jackson Pollock inspired painting class….throw paint, squirt paint, and fling it! Pre-registration is required; all materials provided. *$15 for parent/guardian and first child, $5 for each additional child.

May Mosaic Mirrors

Dates: Saturday and Sunday - May 14 2016 - May 15 2016

Time: Saturday, 1-3pm & Sunday, 3-5pm

Cost: $40

Ages: 9-Adult

Instructor: Jane McCaulley

Category: Mosaic

Subject:

May Mosaic Mirrors with Jane McCaulley
Saturday | May 14 | 1-3pm & Sunday| May 15 | 3-5pm | Ages: 9-Adult | Cost: $40

In this two-day class, learn the techniques to create a beautiful glass mosaic mirror with glass artist and instructor Jane McCaulley. This class will teach students how to cut glass, fit together the pieces of your mosaic design, and give it the finishing touch of  grouting and polishing on day two. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes and fee free to bring your own safety glasses or borrow a pair. Space is limited to 12 students; pre-registration is required.

Beginner Basket Making

Dates: Saturday and Sunday - May 21 2016 - May 22 2016

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: $40

Ages: 14-Adult

Instructor: Sarah Craker-Nedwed

Category: Fiber Art

Subject:

Beginner Basket Making with SarahCraker-Nedwed
Saturday & Sunday | May 21 & 22 | 1-3pm | Ages: 14+ | Cost: $40

This two-part class is a great introduction to basket construction and techniques for making various basket types. Please wear jeans or dark colored pants, bring hand lotion (basket reed will be damp and can be rough on skin and light colored fabric). Each student may also bring decorative yarn, rope, or fiber to decorate their basket; all other materials provided. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Summer Youth Art Camps

Dates: - May 31 2016 - Aug 11 2016

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: Varies

Ages: 6-12

Instructor:

Category: Art Camp

Subject:

Summer Youth Art Camps
AGES 6-12* |  Cost: $90-100/each camp

Summer camps fill up, so it is recommended that you preregister. Minimum of 6 students for classes to hold, except where specified and 20 maximum. Snacks are provided each day. 


Week 1:  5/31-6/2        Glass Camp* with Jane McCaulley
Week 2:  6/7-6/9          3-D Sculpture Camp with Lindsay Bowers  
Week 3:  6/14-6/16      Painting Camp with Sarah Gartin   
Week 4:  6/21-6/23      Drawing Camp with Jordan Murdock
Week 5:  6/28-6/30      Printmaking* with Sarah Serio  
Week 6:  7/12-7/14      Photography Camp with Allison Rogers
Week 7:  7/19-7/21      Clay Camp with Fred Mintert
Week 8:  7/26-7/28      Fiber Arts* with Beth Lawson
Week 9:  8/2/8/4          Clay Camp Part II with Lacey Santillan
Week 10: 8/9-8/11       Glass Camp* Part II with Jane McCaulley

*please these camps begin at age 9 for safety reasons

Member registration through April 15th - call to register
Non-member and online registration begins April 16th


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Summer Preschool Art Camps

Dates: - May 31 2016 - Jul 28 2016

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor:

Category: Art Camp

Subject:

Summer Preschool Art Camps
AGES 3-5 |  Cost: $50/All Preschool Camps

Pre-registration is required. Minimum of 4 students for classes to hold, except where specified, and maximum of 8. Snacks are provided each day. 

Week 1: 5/31-6/2    Art Explorers with Sarah Gartin
Week 2: 6/7-6/9      All About Space with Carrie Cavitt 
Week 3: 6/14-6/16  Creative Café with Lindsay Bowers
Week 4: 6/21-6/23  Amazing Animals with Lindsay Bowers
Week 5: 6/28-6/30  Tinker Camp with Sarah Gartin
Week 6: 7/12-7/14  Squish,Squash & Sculpt with Jeremy Butler
Week 7: 7/19-7/21  Team Spiva Olympics with Sarah Gartin   
Week 8: 7/26-7/28  Fantastic Fibers with Beth Lawson 

Member registration through April 15th - call to register
Non-member and online registration begins April 16th


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Summer Tween Art Camp

Dates: Mondays, July 18, 25 & Aug 1, 8 - Jul 18 2016 - Aug 8 2016

Time: 1-4pm

Cost: 75.00

Ages: 5-Adult

Instructor: Amber Mintert

Category: Art Camp

Subject:

Summer Tween Art Camp with Amber Mintert
Mondays | July 18, 25 & Aug 1, 8 | 1-4pm | Ages: 11-14 | Cost: $75

Tweens, it’s not time to go back to school just yet, so come explore your creative side in this 4-week summer art camp. Instructor Amber Mintert will teach a range of mediums, help students develop their skills, and have tons of fun! Minimum of 6 students for classes to hold, except where specified, and 20 maximum. Pre-registration is required.


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