Class Information and Registration

Please take a look at our class offerings for kids and adults.

All classes will take place in our new building, Center for Artists and Education, located on the north side of the building unless otherwise noted.

NEW Gift Certificates for art classes available. Contact Janet Mootz for more information - or 515-452-0610

Meet our Instructors

January Classes - 2023

Beginning Crochet    Register Here
Saturday, January 7, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Kay Meyer
$25.00, Teen-Adult

Oh, the things you can make (so many!*) with a crochet hook!  We’ll start by learning the basic stitches and techniques you need to get started, plus learn what you need to follow patterns and learn new stitches.


We’ll need crochet hooks, pick 2 different sized hooks between D, E, F, or G.  Also, a 4 oz ball or skein of worsted-weight yarn.  Avoid fuzzy, variegated, very light, or dark-colored yarns. 

*This would be a good class to learn (or relearn) the basic stitches you need for the Off Road Crochet class offered on January 14th.

Off Row Crochet      Register Here
Saturday, January 14, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Kay Meyer
$25.00, Teen-Adult

Max. class size 8

Called freeform or scrumble crochet, you are free to use the yarns and stitches that appeal to you and to work them in a multi-directional way without a pattern or rules.  Freeform crochet is a great way to improve your skills while using your unused yarn stash.  Bring your favorite crochet stitches and tricks of the trade to share.


Crochet hooks that fit your style and the working tension you prefer.  For yarn, bring several worsted-weight yarns of different colors that equal 4 oz.  Avoid fuzzy, variegated, very light, or dark-colored yarns.


Anime Drawing Class   Register Here
Sunday, January 15, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Justin Young
$35.00, Ages 8-12 years old

Max. class size 8


TEEN Manga Drawing Class   Register Here
Sunday, January 15th 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Carissa
$35.00, Ages 13-18 years old

Max. class size 8

This class will teach you all about the joys of making your favorite character come to life. Join us as you learn how to draw like a manga artist.


Yes, you can knit!  Register Here
Monday, January 30, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Instructor: Kay Meyer
$25.00, Teen-Adult
Max. class size 8

Get ready to cast-on and learn the basic stitches and techniques you need to knit warm and wonderful creations during this how-to-knit class. If you have tried to knit before and got frustrated, dropped a stitch or worse; this class may be just for you.

While knitting a basic scarf or circular neck gaitor, we will cast-on to learn the basic knit stitch and discuss good techniques and best practices.  Learning to avoid and fix common frustrations and problems is crucial to successful knitting.


A 4 oz ball or skein of good, thick worsted weight yarn and a 16-inch circular or a pair of size 8 needles. Look at the label for yarn that knits 4 - 5 stitches per inch. Avoid dark or very light-colored yarns.  Pick yarn you like that feels good between your fingers.

February Classes - 2023

4-Day Watercolor Class for all skill levels    Register Here

12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Sunday, February 5
Sunday, February 19
Sunday, February 26
Sunday, March 5

Instructor: Tanya Lichinsky
$150.00, Teen-Adult
Max. class size 10

This class is for all skill levels. Tanya can tailor the class to your needs and interests including:

landscape, portraits, still life, architecture...

April Classes - 2023

Grant Wood Inspired Landscapes - Collage  Register Here

Sunday, April 2nd 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Instructor: Betty Walker

$35.00 Ages 8-12 years old

Maximum class size 10

As part of our 100 year anniversary of the Hoyt Sherman Place theater we are celebrating Grant Wood who was a visiting artist at theater in 1939.

Betty will help kids explore the fun technique of collage. You are welcome to bring your own photos, textiles, string....

that you would like to incorporate into your design along with the materials we will provide.