Classes & Workshops

SUMMER 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.

Sunday, July 11 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a morning of flower arranging in our garden! Inspired by the ancient Japanese tradition of Ikebana, or floral arranging, create your own composition using an array of provided stems. Learn to thoughtfully position each stem and petal, while exploring traditional arrangement themes inspired by stories, poems, or seasons. Limited to 10 participants. Fee: $25 ($22)

Sunday, July 11 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Get ready for summer nights! Make cement candles that can handle the outdoors.
We’ll provide a variety of scents and dyes for a personalized distinct setting.
Fee: $25 ($22) l Instructor: Kimberley Williamson

Sunday, August 8 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Design custom shades of your own lip gloss, mascara, blush and try your hand at lotion. You will take home all make up made at the end of class. Fee: $30 ($27) l Instructor: Kimberley Williamson

Thursdays, May 20 and 27 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Impress your friends while you sip from your own hand-made margarita glass. Join us to make a two glass set. First session is for building, the second session is to glaze. Your glasses will be fired and ready to pick up two weeks after class. Fee: $30 ($27) l Instructor: Claire Timmerman

Session I, Tuesdays, July 6–August 3 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Session II, Thursdays, July 8–August 5 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Session III, Fridays, July 9–August 6 from 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Develop skills on the potter’s wheel while you learn to make cups and bowls, and experiment with sculptural pieces. All levels are welcome! Our Ceramic Lab Tech works with you individually at your skill level. Students have access to the ceramic lab outside of class for the duration of the four week session. Limit 2 per session.
Fee: $48 ($43) + $25 clay l Instructor: Claire Timmerman

Saturdays in August from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Leave the mess for us! Bring a friend and create a handmade ceramic piece for yourself or a friend. With the help from our Ceramic Lab Tech, hand-build or try the wheel! Works can be picked up two weeks after class.
Fee: $25($22)/Person l Instructor: Claire Timmerman

3-Month Independent Study Ceramics Studio Passes
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.

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!

Thirty minutes prior to scheduled author talks
Click here to sign up for the Hearst Center Book Club! The Book Club meets prior to public author’s talks scheduled by the Heart Center. Members have a special opportunity to meet with the author and discuss the book 30 minutes prior to the public events. An email notification lets you know about scheduled talks, book selections, and where to get a copy of the books. Club meetings and public author’s talks will be online until further notice.

First 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.