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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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® with Jesse McCormick
Thursdays |March 5  Nov. 19 | 10am–12pm

No charge for this class
An art experience based on expression through painting for those dealing with memory loss. No prior art experience is necessary. Memories in the Making® is a partnership between Alzheimer’s
Association, Greater Missouri Chapter and Spiva Center for the Arts. Sponsored by The Friends of St. Avips. For more information, call Lisa Thompson at the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, 417.886.2199.

Anime with Amber Baker

Dates: - Apr 4 2015 - May 2 2015

Time: 11am-1pm

Cost: $25

Ages: 12-18

Instructor: Amber Baker

Category: Drawing

Subject: Drawing

Anime with Amber Baker
Saturdays | May 2 & June 6 | 11am-1pm
Ages: 12-18 | Cost: $25
Observe the work of professional anime artists, then practice on real anime boards to create your character, story line, and background.

Metal Jewelry Enameling

Dates: Saturday - May 30 2015 - May 30 2015

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: $25

Ages: Adult

Instructor: Karalee McDonald

Category: Jewelry

Subject: Jewelry

Metal Jewelry Enameling with Karalee McDonald
Saturday | May 30 | 1-3pm | Age: Adult | Cost: $25
We’ve learned how to stamp and etch metal jewelry, now we will add colorful melted glass to really make it pop. Students will learn about enameling powders, how to prepare their metal pieces and how to use the torch to achieve a smooth glossy enamel. All supplies are provided.

Photography Camp

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jun 2 2015 - Jun 4 2015

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: $90

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Allison Rogers

Category: Photography

Subject: Photography

 Photography Camp with Allison Rogers

Tues, Wed, Thurs | June 2, 3, 4 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12 Cost: $90
Summer photography camp includes basic knowledge of a digital camera, a creative photo scavenger hunt, self-portraits with a twist, photo booth fun, adding color to a black and white photo, mini photo book adventure, mosaic tessellated photo project, and SO much more! Students will leave this camp with confidence in their photographic abilities! Cameras provided for student use in class.

Once Upon a Time

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jun 2 2015 - Jun 4 2015

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Carrie Cavitt

Category: Preschool Art

Subject: Preschool

Once Upon a Time… with Carrie Cavitt
Tues, Wed, Thurs | June 2, 3, 4 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $50
Step into an adventure every day with every book we explore…

RESCHEDULED-Mosaic Wine Bottle Lantern

Dates: Friday & Saturday - Jun 5 2015 - Jun 6 2015

Time: Fri 6-8 pm, Sat 10:30-11:30 am

Cost: $35

Ages: Adult

Instructor: Jane McCaulley

Category: Mosaic

Subject: Mosaics

Mosaic Wine Bottle Lantern with Jane McCaulley
Friday & Saturday | June 5 & 6 | 6-8pm & 10:30-11:30am
Age: Adult | Cost: $35 Just in time for sitting on the porch enjoying the summer evenings. This beautiful hanging mosaic wine bottle will cast a soothing gem-like glow. Jane teaches how to cut glass, place it artfully on your bottle and then grout it to give it that stained glass finish. Spiva provides everything you need. Please remember that we are working with glass, so wear closed-toed shoes and bring your own safety goggles or wear ours. Class size is limited, so register early.


Fused Glass Photo Plate for Father's Day

Dates: Saturday - Jun 6 2015 - Jun 6 2015

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $25

Ages: 9-Adult

Instructor: Jane McCaulley

Category: Fused Glass

Subject: Fused Glass

Fused Glass Photo Plate for Father’s Day with Jane McCaulley
Saturday | June 6 | 2-4pm |Ages: 9-Adult | Cost: $25
Transform a personal photo into a Father’s Day gift he’ll never forget. Jane teaches students how to cut glass and add a photo decal onto a glass plate. Then she’ll fire it to make it look spectacular. This is sure to become a family heirloom. Remember to wear closed-toed shoes as we are working around glass. We will need your photo before the class.

Animal Planet

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jun 9 2015 - Jun 11 2015

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Michelle Blevins

Category: Preschool Art

Subject: Pre

Animal Planet with Michelle Blevins
Tues, Wed, Thurs | June 9, 10, 11 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5
Cost: $50 Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! What wonderful animals we will meet and create! We’ll learn all about birds, explore the jungle and ocean and maybe make friends with some real live animals. If you love animals, this is the camp for you.

Painting Camp

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jun 9 2015 - Jun 11 2015

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: $90

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Amber Mintert

Category: Painting

Subject: Painting

Painting Camp with Amber Mintert
Tues, Wed, Thurs | June 9, 10, 11 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12
Cost: $90
This is a three-day event to really experiment and get to know different paint materials. We will work in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. We will explore the various avenues of expression through color and brush stroke in various forms of self-portraits, landscapes, and still life designs.

Clay for Tots

Dates: Saturday - Jun 13 2015 - Jun 13 2015

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Cost: $20

Ages: 3-6

Instructor: Lacey Santillan

Category: Clay

Subject: Clay

Clay for Tots with Lacey Santillan
Saturday | June 13 | 10:30am-12:30pm | Ages: 3-6 | Cost: $20
Introduce your youngster to the captivating world of pottery. Students
learn basic hand-building skills to make both a coil and a pinch pot,
then embellish their pots with whimsical stamps. *Parent must stay with child for this class.

Fiber Arts Camp

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jun 16 2015 - Jun 18 2015

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: $90

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Beth Christodoulou Lawson

Category: Fiber Art

Subject: Fiber Art

Fiber Arts Camp with Beth Christodoulou Lawson
Tues, Wed, Thurs | June 16, 17, 18 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12 Cost: $90
Spend a week making usable items that require you to stitch, weave and splash around in water. These artworks are all part of the fiber arts world! Wouldn’t it be great to make your own book or basket? How would you like to take your art and weave it into something completely new, or use string to make a picture? This will be a chance to make multiple projects using materials above and beyond a pencil!

All About Me

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jun 16 2015 - Jun 18 2015

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Carrie Cavitt

Category: Preschool Art

Subject: Pre

All About Me with Carrie Cavitt
Tues, Wed, Thurs | June 16, 17, 18 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5
Cost: $50 I am a very special person and this week it’s all about ME. What is my name? What is my favorite color? What do I like to eat? We will paint, draw, collage, and more as we answer these questions… all about me!

Weird Science

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jun 23 2015 - Jun 25 2015

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Lindsay Bowers

Category: Preschool Art

Subject: Pre

Weird Science with Lindsay Bowers
Tues, Wed, Thurs | June 23, 24, 25 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5
Cost: $50 Fizz fizz, pop! Come learn about materials that change from solids to liquids, chemical reactions, and centrifugal force as little mad scientists experiment to make their artful creations.

3-D Sculpture Camp

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jun 23 2015 - Jun 25 2015

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: $90

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Beth Christodoulou Lawson

Category: Sculpture

Subject: Sculpture

3-D Sculpture Camp with Beth Christodoulou Lawson
Tues, Wed, Thurs | June 23, 24, 25 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12 Cost: $90 We will explore a world of 3-D art using an array of materials and techniques to create one-of-a-kind works. Students will make conceptual forms, create something functional, and enjoy a group collaborative sculpture. If you enjoy working with your hands and getting messy, this camp is for you!

Printmaking

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jun 30 2015 - Jul 2 2015

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: $90

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Sarah Serio

Category: Printmaking

Subject: Printmaking

Printmaking with Sarah Serio
Tues, Wed, Thurs | June 30, July 1, 2 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12 Cost: $90 Students will be exposed to the basics of relief printing, monoprints and serigraphy using a variety of techniques and papers. Everyone will create unique works of art, design and print their own T-shirts, plus note cards they can use throughout the year – all while exploring different printing methods and having fun! Students will get to take part in an in-class print exchange where each student creates a print edition and then trades it to get an original piece of art from every student in the class.

Creative Café

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jun 30 2015 - Jul 2 2015

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Lindsay Bowers

Category: Preschool Art

Subject: Pre

Creative Café with Lindsay Bowers
Tues, Wed, Thurs | June 30, July 1, 2 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5 Cost: $50 Welcome to ze Creative Café. Zis is where we like to eat ze food, play with ze food, and make ze art with ze food. If you like ze food, then this is ze camp for you! Art that eez good enough to eat!

Under the Sea

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jul 14 2015 - Jul 16 2015

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Taylor Alumbaugh

Category: Preschool Art

Subject: Preschool

Under the Sea with Taylor Alumbaugh
Tues, Wed, Thurs | July 14, 15, 16 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5
Cost: $50 Grab your snorkel and join us for an adventure under the sea. What will you see? Fishes, turtles, squids, whales, maybe even a mermaid or two. Students will make their own special underwater friends as they dive in to this camp!

Clay Camp

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jul 14 2015 - Jul 16 2015

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: $100

Ages: All

Instructor: Amber Mintert

Category: Clay

Subject: Clay

Clay Camp with Amber Mintert
Tues, Wed, Thurs | July 14, 15, 16 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12 Cost: $100 Do you like to play in the mud? Clay Camp is all about mud and it will be full of opportunities to get your hands dirty! We will explore lots of hand and slab building techniques to make coffee mugs, jewelry, whistles, and more!

Boho Chic!

Dates: Saturday - Jul 18 2015 - Jul 18 2015

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: $20

Ages: Adult

Instructor: Taylor Allumbaugh

Category: Craft

Subject: Craft

Boho Chic! with Taylor Alumbaugh
Saturday | July 18 | 1-3pm | Age: Adult | Cost: $20
Leather, feathers, leaves, and lace. Everything a modern Bohemia needs to create accessories in their own unique style. Taylor teaches
how to use leather and charms to create a chic bracelet. Complete your look with a lacy headband embellished with your choice of beads, feathers, or perhaps a handmade fabric flower. All supplies are provided, but if you have a certain special something you would like to add, please feel free to bring it. Class size is limited, so register early.

Drawing Camp

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jul 21 2015 - Jul 23 2015

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: $90

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Taylor Alumbaugh

Category: Drawing

Subject: Drawing

Drawing Camp with Taylor Alumbaugh
Tues, Wed, Thurs | July 21, 22, 23 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12 Cost: $90 Learn to draw just like the experts in this fun camp. Explore the different tools to draw with and let your creativity flow. Students can expect a lot of pencil drawing from life, and explorations into comic book design. We’ll be making super drawings of super heroes. From portraits to landscapes and lots in between, you won’t want to miss this camp!!

Artful Antics

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jul 21 2015 - Jul 23 2015

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Taylor Alumbaugh

Category: Preschool Art

Subject: Preschool

Artful Antics with Taylor Alumbaugh
Tues, Wed, Thurs | July 21, 22, 23 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5
Cost: $50 Do you like all things art? Well then, this is the camp for you, where anything goes! What does green smell like? What does this painting feel like? From painting to clay, we will try it all!

Tie Dye Saturday

Dates: Saturday - Jul 25 2015 - Jul 25 2015

Time: 11am-2pm

Cost: FREE

Ages: All

Instructor:

Category: Craft

Subject: Art

Tie Dye Saturday
Saturday | July 25 | 11am-2pm | Ages: ALL | Cost: $5 per t-shirt
Looking for some family fun? Come on down for our Tie Dye Saturday! You supply the T-shirt and we supply the rest! Don’t miss the fun

Splish Splash

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jul 28 2015 - Jul 30 2015

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Taylor Alumbaugh

Category: Preschool Art

Subject: Preschool

Splish Splash with Taylor Alumbaugh
Tues, Wed, Thurs | July 28, 29, 30 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5
Cost: $50 What better way to spend a summer day than playing in the water and making art? Have a splashing good time as we play with water in its many forms to create one of a kind art. Get ready, get wet, let’s go!

Glass Camp

Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs - Jul 28 2015 - Jul 30 2015

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: $100

Ages: 9-12

Instructor: Jane McCaulley

Category: Fused Glass

Subject: Fused Glass

Glass Camp with Jane McCaulley
Tues, Wed, Thurs | July 28, 29, 30 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 9-12 Cost: $100 If you are looking for a truly unique experience, this is the class for you. Introduce your child to the magical world of fused glass. Students will make an amazing mosaic letter to hang on the wall, plus jewelry and a wind chime, to name just a few! Please wear closed-toed shoes to this camp. Minimum of eight students for class to hold. Maximum of 20 students.