Classes & Workshops
Winter 2021 brochure are available at the front desk to pick up. A printable brochure is available here. View a list of our 2021 offerings below!
All in person classes will have a maximum of 8 registrants. All students must wear a mask to class.
Students must reach the minimum age requirement before or during the program. Questions may be directed to the Education Coordinator, Angie Hickok, by calling 319.268.5504 or email. To register call 319.273.8641 or go online at LeisureLink.
EVERYDAY GIFTS: TWO-AT-A-TIME PRIVATE LESSONS
January–March on Tuesday or Thursday from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Looking for a unique gift idea? Need a safe place to hang out with a friend? Bring a friend and create a handmade ceramic piece to send to someone special. With help from our Ceramic Lab Tech, you can create one of three different options: a mug, bowl, or a planter/vase. After you’re fi nished we will fire, package, and send your creation to a friend or family member as a special surprise—just leave us the address! Register online or call the Hearst one week in advance to reserve a session. Our ceramics lab can safely accommodate 6-foot distancing for two students and the instructor. Masks required.
Fee: $25($22) per person | Instructor: Claire Timmerman
Sunday, January 24 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Make your own soy candles with customized shapes, scents and colors. All materials are provided. For your safety, class size is limited and masks are required.
Fee: $35 ($31) | Instructor: Kim Williamson
VIRTUAL! DISTINGUISHED DECALS
Sundays, February 7, 14 and 21 from 1:30—3:30 p.m.
Hand-build ceramic objects and add fun decals while you experiment with image, composition and color. This three day workshop offers a day to build, glaze and apply decals. Materials are available for pick-up at the Hearst Center the week prior to the first session.
Fee: $35 ($31) | Instructor: Claire Timmerman
VIRTUAL! ZENTANGLE BASICS
Saturdays, February 13, 20, 27 from 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of Zentangle methods in this three part workshop. Basics 1 is covered in the first session, Basics 2 is covered in the second session, followed by a meditation session for the last meeting. Materials are available for pick-up at the Hearst Center the week prior to the first session, or can be mailed for out-of-town participants.
Fee: $38 ($34) | Instructor: Karen Howard
VIRTUAL! CERAMIC WIND CHIMES
Sundays, February 28, March 7 and 14 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
It’s music to your ears! Design and construct a wind chime with clay, twine and beads. The first session will be for building, the second session is for glazing and the third session is for putting everything together. Materials are available for pick-up at the Hearst Center the week prior to the fi rst session.
Fee: $42 ($38) | Instructor: Claire Timmerman
NO SEW T-SHIRT RUG
Sunday, March 7 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Design your own recycled t-shirt rug. Cut, tie and weave together old t-shirts to make a personal shag rug. You provide 8–10 adult sized shirts. For your safety, class size is limited and masks are required.
Fee: $26 ($23) | Instructor: Kim Williamson
VIRTUAL! PINHOLE CAMERAS: TWO PART WORKSHOP
Part 1: Saturday, March 20 from 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Part 2: Individually scheduled 1-hour meetings on Saturday, March 27 or April 3 between 1:00–4:00 p.m., by appointment.
Part 1: Making Your Pinhole Camera
A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens, but with a tiny aperture (opening). We’re using light-proof boxes to create a camera. Behold as light from your chosen scene passes through the box’s aperture and projects an inverted image within the interior. When photographic paper is placed inside you can capture your image. Camera-making kits are available for pick-up at the Hearst Center the week prior to the first session. All materials are included.
Part 2: Making a Photographic Image
In part two of this workshop, bring your pinhole camera to the Hearst Center to learn how to expose and develop a photographic image on direct positive photo paper during a one-hour session, one-on-one with the instructor. Masks are required and social distance will be maintained. Fee: $45 ($40.50) | Instructor: Sheri Huber-Otting
VIRTUAL! SPRING PLANTER
Sunday, March 21 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Coil-build a planter just in time for spring. Small or large, these make great gifts and are very easy to personalize. A separate individual appointment can be made with Claire to glaze your planters at the Hearst Center. Materials are available for pick-up at the Hearst Center the week prior to the first session.
Fee: $30 ($27) | Instructor: Claire Timmerman
Community Clubs @ Hearst – NOW VIRTUAL!
Club participation is free to members of Friends of the Hearst. A Friends membership is only $35 per year, and includes a 10% discount for all other classes, workshops, room rentals and gift shop purchases! To learn more, visit thehearst.org or call 319-273-8641.
Photo Club – Second Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Have your work critiqued in a friendly environment! Each meeting includes time to share work. Often meetings also include online classes or lessons from other members. The Photo Club also schedules optional group outings for shooting. This club is currently meeting virtually.
Cedar Valley Drink and Draw Group
Third Tuesday of the month from 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Whether it’s traditional or digital illustration, graphic design, tattoo, hand lettering, motion graphics or other arts, we’re a network of visual artists who want to build stronger relationships with others in the Cedar Valley area. Free and open to the public. This club is currently meeting virtually. For more details click here.
3-Month Independent Study Ceramics Studio Passes – Passes have been temporally cancelled until we re open to the public.
Single $65 ($58.50)
Double $100 ($90)
Family $150 ($135)
Independent study includes access to clay studio, firing, and use of glazes.
Clay must be purchased (in addition to the pass) from the Hearst Center at
$25/25lbs. Open studio time is available when the studio is not being used
for scheduled classes. For more information, stop by the front desk for a
handout regarding our ceramics lab or call the Hearst at 319.273.8641.