Classes for Teens & Adults
Registration is required for most classes and programs. Call 319.291.4490, email museum@waterloo-ia.org, or stop by the Center to sign up.


 

Wheel Throwing
Our instructors will teach you the basics and provide tips on how to advance your craft. Ten pottery wheels are available or you may want to focus on slab work.
Session I: February 3–24 (4 weeks)
Wednesdays | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Instructor: Angi Reid
Members: $45 | Non-members: $57
Session II: March 3–April 7 (6 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Dick Hill
Members: $72 | Non-members: $90
Session III: April 13–May 18 (6 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Lisa McClurg
Members: $72 | Non-members: $90
Fee includes use of studio/tools and 25 lbs.
of clay
Register 3 days prior to session

Stained Glass
Learn techniques including design, glass cutting, soldering and framing for making a copper-foiled or leaded stained glass panel. After six weeks you will have a beautiful completed stained glass piece.
Session I: February 25–April 1 (6 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 8:30pm
Session II Lawn Ornaments:
April 15–May 20 (6 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 8:30pm
Members: $54; plus $32 materials fee paid
to instructor
Non-members: $68; plus $32 materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Gail Gavlock
Register 3 days prior to session

Portrait Drawing
Learn the basics of portraiture by breaking down facial features into simplified shapes and contours. Though portrait drawing is often intimidating to a beginner, this class is sure to help loosen you up and boost your skills!
Supply list will be provided.
February 4–25 (4 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $39 | Non-members: $49
Instructor: Caylin Graham
Register by: February 2

Fused Glass:
Earrings & Pendants
Learn the basics of glass work and design your own earrings and matching pendants in this beginning fused glass class.
March 3–10 (2 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $34 | Non-members: $42
Instructor: Candida Deree
Register by: February 26

Batik Throw Pillow
Batik is a method of dyeing fabric by which the parts of the fabric not intended to be dyed are covered with removable wax. Once your art piece is completed it will be sewn into a pillow.
March 24−April 21 (5 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $60 | Non-members: $75
Instructor: Peggy Novak
Register by: March 19

Fused Glass: Sun Catchers
Make your very own sun catcher with colored glass. Cost is per sun catcher.
April 18
Sunday | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Members: $25 | Non-members: $32
Instructor: Candida Deree
Register by: April 13

Sewing 101:
Slouchy Hobo Bags

Learn to sew from a basic pattern and create a colorful over-the-shoulder bag. Sewing machines are provided but participants may also bring their own.
April 13–27 (3 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $31 | Non-members: $39
Instructor: Nancy Neessen
Register by: April 9

Art & Wine
Spend an evening creating, sipping on wine and gathering with friends.
March 25 | Spring Canvas Painting
Thursday | 7:00 – 9:00pm
April 16 | Clay Garden Stakes
Friday | 7:00 – 9:00pm
May 19 | Clay Birds
Wednesday | 7:00 – 9:00pm
Members: $16 | Non-members: $20
Register 3 days prior to session

Melon Shaped Egg Basket
Develop your weaving skills with a ribbed egg basket that measures 10 inches across. Up-cycled embroidery hoop handles along with flat and rounded reeds will be used to create this beautiful basket.
April 22, 29, May 6, 20
Thursdays | 6:00 – 7:30pm
Members: $31; plus $20 materials fee paid
to instructor
Non-members: $39; plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Jennifer Heckmann
Register by: April 9