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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.

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 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.

Classes & Workshops

Please note that all in person classes will be social distanced and class size is reduced. All students must wear a mask to class! Registration for these classes online/in person/via phone will begin August 21st!

Upcycled Vintage Windows
Sundays, September 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Create your own window hanging or wall decor by re purposing old windows, adding colored glass to create patterns that shine in the sun. Windows and glass are provided.
Fee: $20 ($18)
Instructor: Kimberley Williamson

Felt Sculptures
Sundays, October 4-18 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Try your hand at felting your own textile sculpture. Work with wool and needle tools to felt together a wool sculpture. Great for gifts!
Fee: $35 ($31.50)
Instructor: Kimberley Williamson

Fall Wreath
Sunday, November 8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Don’t buy your fall decorations at the store, create your own. Set your table with your own centerpieces or wall/door hanging.
Fee: $20 ($18)
Instructor: Kimberley Williamson

Fused Glass Jewelry
Tuesdays, September 22-October 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Learn the process of arranging glass pieces to create a focal pendant. Every piece is unique based on the firing process. Bring a friend!

Fee: $48 ($45)
Instructor: Kimberley Williamson

VIRTUAL! Frankenstein
Sunday, October 4 from 1-3:30 p.m.

A seasonal favorite is back! Bring to life your very own stein for Halloween (or everyday). Learn how to hand build the base form and then experiment with applied decoration or sculptural features to complete your stein. Depending on social gathering restrictions, the final session will include a glass gathering to try out the steins. An appointment with the Ceramic Lab Tech will be made to glaze your stein.
Fee: $25($22) + $5 clay fee

VIRTUAL! Mindful Art Practices
Thursdays, October 8-22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Need help gathering creative or developing a new outlet for stress? Discover mindful techniques and break boundaries in your own art-making. This class emphasizes the process of making rather than a finished product. No art experience necessary!

Fee: $38($34)
Instructor: Evie Waack