Teens & Adults

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 focus on slab work.
Session I: June 2–July 21 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Dick Hill
Session II: August 3–September 21 (8 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Dick Hill
Members: $90 | Non-members: $108
Fee includes use of studio/tools and 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay available for purchase.
Register 3 days prior to session

Batik Butterflies
Make a beautiful butterfly wall hanging using vibrant dyes and wax resist. Bring a butterfly picture that you would like to recreate, all other materials are provided.
June 9-30 (4 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Peggy Novak
Members: $33 | Non-members: $42
Register by: June 4

Basic Leather Working
Join us in designing and creating your own original leather items that you can keep, gift, or use to start your own business. You will leave this class with new skills and 2-3 of your own items.
June 8–22 (3 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Saba Abebe
Members: $28; plus $49 materials fee paid to instructor Non-members: $35; plus $49 materials fee paid to instructor
Register by: June 1

Stained Glass
Learn techniques including design, glass cutting, soldering, and framing for making a copper-foiled or lead stained glass panel. After six weeks you will have a beautiful completed stained glass piece. Participants of the bike wheel class are encouraged to bring their own bike wheel.
Session I Traditional Stained Glass: June 10–July 15 (6 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Session II Bike Wheels: July 17–August 21 (6 weeks)
Saturdays | 10:00am – 12:30pm
Session III Traditional Stained Glass: August 26–September 30 (6 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Instructor: Gail Gavlock
Members: $60 per class; plus $40 materials fee paid to instructor Non-members: $75 per class; plus $40 materials fee paid to instructor
Register 3 days prior to session

Fused Glass Fun
Make art by piecing together colored glass to create sun catchers, pendants and beautiful bugs. Perfect for adults and kids. Prices are per art piece.
Session I Sun Catchers: June 9
Wednesday | 3:00 – 4:30pm
Session II Fused Bugs: June 22
Tuesday | 6:00 – 7:30pm
Session III Fused Bugs: July 14
Wednesday | 3:00 – 4:30pm
Session IV Sun Catchers: July 20
Tuesday | 6:00 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Candida Deree
Members: $26 | Non-members: $32
Register 3 days prior to session

Melon Shaped Egg Basket
Create a ribbed egg basket that measures 10 inches across. Upcycled embroidery hoop handles along with reeds will be used to create this beautiful basket. Bring a sack lunch.
July 7
Wednesday | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Members: $31; plus $25 materials fee paid to instructor | Non-members: $39; plus $25 materials fee paid to instructor Instructor: Jennifer Heckmann
Register by: July 1

Centering Clay
Master centering clay, throwing bowls and making the perfect foot. This class is ideal for teens or beginners.
July 6–27 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Instructor: Angi Reid
Members: $45 | Non-members: $57
Register by: July 3

PMC Silver Smithing
You will learn the basics of precious metal clay and make your very own pendants or earrings. Bring a lunch and an idea of something you’d like to create.
July 28
Wednesday | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Rhonda Scott
Members: $40; plus $40 materials fee paid to instructor Non-members: $50; plus $40 materials fee paid to instructor Register by: July 9

Fused Glass: Pendants & Earrings
Learn the basics of glass work and design your own earrings and matching pendant in this beginning fused glass class.
Session I: August 11
Wednesday | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Session II: September 7
Tuesday | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Candida Deree
Members: $33 | Non-members: $42
Register 3 days prior to session

Acrylic Painting
Participants will sketch still-life images and then use acrylic paints to bring them to life. A supply list will be provided to registered participants.
September 2-23 (4 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Caylin Jayde
Members: $39 | Non-members: $49
Register by: August 27

Art & Wine
Spend an evening creating, sipping wine and gathering with friends.
June 17 | Garden Stakes
July 15 | Clay Herb Gardens
August 5 | Growing Mushrooms
Thursdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Saba Abebe
Members: $16 | Non-members: $20
Register 3 days prior to session

Masterpieces & Mimosas at the Market
Join us for a fun wine and design experience at the Waterloo Urban Farmers Market and create your own 8″x10″ masterpiece on canvas. We will provide all of the materials including mimosas.
June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25
Saturdays | 10:00 – 11:30am
Members: $12 | Non-members: $15
RiverLoop Expo Plaza

Life Drawing Workshop
Hone your drawing skills working from a live model in a relaxed setting. All are welcome, regardless of experience or ability. Bring your own art supplies. Beer and wine available for purchase. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.
June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22
Wednesdays | 5:30 – 7:30pm
Coordinator: Chad Allen
Members: $5 | Non-members: $10