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.

Summer Youth Art Camps

Dates: - May 31 2016 - Aug 11 2016

Time: 12:30-5:30pm

Cost: Varies

Ages: 6-12


Category: Art Camp


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

Summer Preschool Art Camps

Dates: - May 31 2016 - Jul 28 2016

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $50

Ages: 3-5


Category: Art Camp


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

The Doodle Series

Dates: 6 weeks - Jul 16 2016 - Aug 27 2016

Time: 10:30-11:30am

Cost: $5 each session

Ages: Adult

Instructor: Ann Leach

Category: Art Journal


The Doodle Series with Ann Leach
Saturdays • July 16, 23, 30 & Aug 13, 20, 27 • 10:30-11:30 am •
Ages: Adult • Cost: $5 each

Loving the adult coloring books? Enjoying the feel of marker or
pencil to paper? Why not take it to the next level with a day of
doodling? You’ll learn how to create your visual vocabulary for a
series of topics at Spiva this summer. Let doodler Ann Leach guide
you in making your mark in a doodle class. Each week is a different
topic: “Doodle Your Dreams,” “Doodle Your Summer Fun,” “Doodle
Your Healthy Living,” “Doodle Your Loving Relationships,” “Doodle
Your Self-Care,” and “Doodle Your Goals.” Register for all 6 sessions
and receive $5 off.

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


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.

2016 Tween Lock-In Glow Party!

Dates: Overnight - Aug 5 2016 - Aug 6 2016

Time: 8pm-6am

Cost: $60/$30

Ages: 11-14


Category: Variety


This year's lock-in will be GLOWING with excitement! Tweens come spend the night at Spiva, make art, play games, eat tasty treats, and have a blast at the GLOW PARTY! It is open to youth ages 11-14. The overnight adventure begins at 8pm till 6am! We will offer an early pick-up at 11pm for participants who don't want to sleep over. 

$60  |  ALL NIGHT 8pm-6am
$30  |  EARLY PICK-UP 8pm-11pm