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®
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.

Under the Sea

Dates: - Jul 22 2014 - Jul 24 2014

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Lacey Santillan

Category: Art Camp

Subject: Preschool

Under the Sea with Lacey Santillan
Tues, Wed, Thurs | July 22, 23, 24 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $50
What do you see when you are under the sea? Fishes, turtles, squids,
whales, maybe even a mermaid or two. Students will make their own
special underwater friends that you are sure to love as they dive in
to this camp!

3-D Sculpture Camp

Dates: - Jul 22 2014 - Jul 24 2014

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: $90

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Sarah Serio

Category: Sculpture

Subject: Sculpture

3-D Sculpture Camp with Sarah Serio
Tues, Wed, Thurs | July 22, 23, 24 | 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!

Stamped Jewelry

Dates: - Jul 26 2014 - Jul 26 2014

Time: 1-2pm

Cost: $25

Ages: 14-Adult

Instructor: Karalee McDonald

Category: Jewelry

Subject:

Stamped Jewelry with Peggy Lierheimer
Saturday | July 26 | 1-2pm | Ages: 14-adult| Cost: $25
Learn the art of stamped jewelry. All the tools of the trade are provided as you stamp your own personalized metal charms that will impress all your friends. Is it ever too early to think about Christmas?

Clay Camp

Dates: - Jul 29 2014 - Jul 31 2014

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: $100

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Fred Mintert

Category: Craft

Subject: Clay

Clay Camp with Fred Mintert
Tues, Wed, Thurs | July 29, 30, 31 | 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!

Animal Planet

Dates: - Jul 29 2014 - Jul 31 2014

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Derek Norton

Category: Art Camp

Subject: Preschool

Animal Planet with Derek Norton
Tues, Wed, Thurs | July 29, 30, 31| 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $50
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! What wonderful animals we will
meet and create! We’ll find out just what a fox says, create a
prickly hedgehog, explore the savannah where we’ll meet lions and
elephants, and maybe make friends with some real-life animals. If you
love animals, this is the camp for you.

Tie Dye Saturday

Dates: - Aug 16 2014 - Aug 16 2014

Time: 11am-2pm

Cost: $5 per t-shirt

Ages: All

Instructor:

Category: Fiber Art

Subject:

Tie Dye Saturday
Saturday | August 16 |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!

Mosaic Letters

Dates: - Aug 22 2014 - Aug 23 2014

Time:

Cost: $30

Ages: Adults, teens welcome

Instructor: Jane McCaulley

Category: Craft

Subject: Mosaics

Mosaic Letters with Jane McCaulley
Friday eve & Saturday morn | August 22 & 23 | Friday 6-8:30pm & Saturday 11am-12pm Ages: Adults, teens welcome | Cost: $30
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 letter to display in your house or to give as a gift.
Closed-toe shoes must be worn.

Creation Station

Dates: - Sep 2 2014 - Dec 16 2014

Time: 3:45-5:15pm

Cost: $5/class

Ages: 6-12

Instructor:

Category: Variety

Subject: Variety

Tuesdays, September 2 – December 16 (No class on Nov 25)
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.

Preschooler and Pal Art Class

Dates: - Sep 3 2014 - Dec 17 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 | September 3 – December 17 (No class on Nov 26)| 10-11 am | Ages: 3-5 
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.

Young Painter

Dates: - Sep 4 2014 - Dec 18 2014

Time: 3:45-5:15pm

Cost: $10/class

Ages: 6+

Instructor: Jordan Murdock

Category: Painting

Subject: Painting

Young Painter with Jordan Murdock
Thursdays | September 4 – December 18 (No class on Nov 27)
3:45-5:15pm | Ages: 6+ | Cost: $10/class
Does your child want to learn to paint? If so, they will love this class! Artist and teacher Jordan Murdock teaches drawing, color mixing, brush control, broad wash, and detailing in this fun introductory painting class.