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.

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Creation Station

Dates: - Jan 14 2014 - May 20 2014

Time: 3:45-5:15pm

Cost: $5/class

Ages: 6-12

Instructor:

Category: Variety

Subject: Variety

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 preregister.
Space is limited for this popular class.

Memories in the Making®

Dates: - Mar 6 2014 - May 29 2014

Time: 10 am- 12 noon

Cost: FREE

Ages: Adult

Instructor:

Category: Painting

Subject:

Memories in the Making®
Thursdays |March 6–May 29| 10am–12pm
An art experience centered on the expression of creativity through painting for those dealing with memory loss.There is no charge for the class, and no prior art experience is necessary.Memories in the Making® is hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri, in conjunction with George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. The Series is supported in part by a grant from the Jerry L. Berkstresser Memorial Fund.
For more details, call 800.272.3900.

Preschooler and Pal Art Class

Dates: - Mar 12 2014 - May 14 2014

Time: 10-11 am

Cost: $5/class

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Karalee McDonald

Category: Preschool Art

Subject: art

Preschooler and Pal Art Class with Karalee McDonald
Wednesdays| March 12 - May 14 (No class on March 19)| 10-11 am | Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $5
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 so register early.

Anime with Amber

Dates: Saturday - Apr 5 2014 - Apr 5 2014

Time: 11 am- 1 pm

Cost: $25

Ages: 12-18

Instructor:

Category: Drawing

Subject: Anime

Anime with Amber Baker
Saturday| April 5 | 11 am–1 pm | Ages: 12–18 | Cost: $25/class
Observe the work of professional anime artists, then practice on real anime boards to create your character, storyline, and background.

Clay Bird Bell

Dates: - Apr 5 2014 - Apr 12 2014

Time: 10 am- 12 noon

Cost: $35

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Linda Ellard-Brown

Category: Craft

Subject:

Clay Bird Bell with Linda Ellard Brown
Saturdays | April 5 & 12 |10am-12pm| Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $35
Come get your hands dirty when you play with clay! First, learn how to use basic hand-building techniques to create a funny bird that is also a bell. Return the following Saturday to put your own finishing touches with paint, wire and beads. This makes a great wind-chime for your front porch!

Art Lounge

Dates: - Apr 7 2014 - Jun 2 2014

Time: 4-7pm

Cost: $99 for 9-week session

Ages: 14-18

Instructor: Josie Mai

Category: Variety

Subject:

Art Lounge with Josie Mai
Mondays | April 7 –June 2 | 4-7 pm | Ages: 14-18 | Cost: $99 for nine sessions.
Payment Plan available: $30 down and $10 a week for seven weeks.
For teens who need and want a little more art in their lives!”
 
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 as well as your portfolio. Explore the studio of a local artist to gain inspiration and insight. Learn the basics of creating a blog to showcase your work and inspire others. Visit with college art professors to find out what it really takes to get into college and succeed in art. Check out http://artloungestuff.tumblr.com/ fora taste! Includes a light meal each week. Partial scholarships are available.

Pysanky Eggs for the Beginner

Dates: - Apr 12 2014 - Apr 12 2014

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Cost: $35

Ages: 13+

Instructor: Carolyn Trout

Category: Craft

Subject:

Pysanky Eggs for the Beginner with Carolyn Trout
Saturday | April 12 | 10am-1pm |Ages: 13+ | Cost: $35
Learn from a master! This ancient art form uses egg shells, beeswax, and water soluble dyes to create masterpieces in miniature.
*Limited to 6 students 

Pysanky Eggs for the Advanced

Dates: - Apr 12 2014 - Apr 12 2014

Time: 2-5 pm

Cost: $35

Ages: 13+

Instructor: Carolyn Trout

Category: Craft

Subject:

Pysanky Eggs for the Advanced with Carolyn Trout
Saturday| April 12 | 2-5pm | Ages:13+ | Cost: $35
Further exploration into thisfascinating art form! This session is for returning students who want to expandon their knowledge. *Limited to 6 students

Mosaic Mirrors

Dates: - Apr 25 2014 - Apr 26 2014

Time: Fri 6-8 pm, Sat 11 am-12 noon

Cost: $50

Ages: 14+

Instructor: Jane McCaulley

Category: Craft

Subject:

Mosaic Mirrors with Jane McCaulley
Friday eve & Saturday morn | April 25 & 26 | Friday 6-8pm & Saturday 11am-12pm Ages: 14+ | Cost: $50
This two-day class will teach the skills required to create mosaic masterpieces. Jane McCaulley, glass artist/mosaic specialist and teacher, will instruct students on how to make a mosaic mirror to display in your house or to give as a gift.
Closed-toe shoes must be worn.

Anime with Amber

Dates: - May 3 2014 - May 3 2014

Time: 11am-1pm

Cost: $25

Ages: 12-18

Instructor: Amber Baker

Category: Drawing

Subject:

Anime with Amber Baker
Saturdays | May 3 | 11am–1pm |Ages: 12–18 | Cost: $25/class
Observe the work of professional anime artists, then practice on real anime boards to create your character, storyline, and background.

Mommy & Me Plein Air Paint Day

Dates: - May 10 2014 - May 10 2014

Time: 1-3 pm

Cost: $30/pair

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Jordan Murdock, Sarah Serio

Category: Painting

Subject:

Mommy & Me Plein Air Paint Day with Jordan Murdock and Sarah Serio
Saturday | May 10 | 1-3pm | Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $30
Just in time for Mother's Day. Spend the afternoon with mom and learn together how to paint in the beautiful outdoors. You'll learn how to look at nature in a whole new light, then sketch and paint the beauty you see. All supplies are provided, including; canvas board, paint, brushes, and easel. Just bring your walking shoes and creativity!

Whimsical Box Painting

Dates: - May 31 2014 - May 31 2014

Time: 1-3 pm

Cost: $35

Ages: 14+

Instructor: Ruth Miller

Category: Painting

Subject:

Whimsical Box Painting with Ruth Miller
Saturday | May 31 | 1-3 pm | Ages:14+ | Cost: $35
This class is for the person who wants to add more whimsy and bright colors to their work. Designing and painting patterns on objects will be the focus of the workshop.    Ruth Miller presents the methods she uses when painting. Students will be shown how to "let go" and expand on their designs.  Class size is limited so sign up ASAP!