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.


 

Art & Wine
Spend a Friday evening creating, sipping wine and gathering with friends at appropriate distances. These classes will be held outdoors if weather permits.
September 18 | Outside Canvas Pours
October 23 | Canvas Fall Painting
Fridays | 6:30 – 8:00pm
Members: $16 | Non-members: $20
Instructor: Kathy Simmons
Register by: 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: September 17 – October 22
(6 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Members: $64; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor
Non-members: $80; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Gail Gavlock
Register by: 3 days prior to session

Plein-Air Painting
Learn the basics of plein-air watercolor painting with by artist Caylin Jayde. Over the course of four afternoons participants will work outdoors observing nature and drawing what they see. A class supply list will be provided to those who register. Class will be held at the Waterloo
Boat House.
September 23 – October 14 (4 weeks)
Wednesdays | 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Members: $50 | Non-members: $62
Instructor: Caylin Jayde

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 or hand-building.
Session I: September 22 – October 27 (6 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Lisa McClurg
Session II: October 29 – December 3
(6 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $72 | Non-members: $90
Instructor: Dick Hill
Register by: 3 days prior to session
Fee includes use of studio/tools and 25 lbs of clay. Additional clay is available for purchase.

Artistic Journaling
Rev up your creativity and learn new journal techniques using a variety of mixed media. Each week you will explore a new artistic technique along with fun writing prompts. A supply list will be provided. Class will be conducted via Zoom.
October 7 – 28 (4 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $28 | Non-members: $35
Instructor: Carol Hedberg
Register by: October 2

Batik
Batik is a method of dying fabric by which the parts of the fabric not intended to be dyed are covered with removable wax. This method of artistic hand-dyeing is fun and an easy way to brighten your life.
October 7 − November 11 (6 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $47 | Non-members: $59
Instructor: Peggy Novak
Register by: October 2

Beginning Sewing: Masks
Learn how to use a sewing machine and follow a basic pattern. After completion, you will be able to wear it home.
Thursday, October 1 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 13 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday, November 12
6:00 – 8:00pm (holiday material)
Members: $16 | Non-members: $20
per class
Instructor: Nancy Neessen
Register 3 days prior to class

Watercolor with Michael Broshar
In this class you will be introduced to the subtleties of watercolor through lessons on brush strokes and color palettes. If you are an experienced watercolorist, Michael will help you master new techniques that will enhance your artwork.
October 6 – November 10 (6 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $62 | Non-members: $75
Register by: October 2

Drawing Basics
Step-by-step, you will learn to draw realistic images by learning proportion, perspective and patience — a great class for beginners and intermediate students.
November 3 – 24 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays I 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $31 | Non-members: $39
Instructor: Lori Schmidt
Register by: October 30

Christmas Wreath Building
Create a festive holiday wreath from evergreen boughs. Completed wreaths will be 20 inches in diameter. Remember to bring hand pruners!
November 29
Sunday | 1:00 – 3:00pm
Members: $29 | Non-members: $37
Instructor: Angi Reid
Register by: November 20