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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.

Seed Bead Weaving – CANCELLED
Thursdays, March 19–April 9
Learn off-loom techniques while you weave seed beads into a traditional peyote design. Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $38 ($34) Instructor: Kim Williamson

NEW! Upcycled Vintage Window – CANCELLED
Sunday, March 22
Create your own window hanging or wall décor by repurposing old windows, adding colored glass to create patterns that shine in the sun! Windows and glass are provided.
Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 ($18)
Instructor: Kimberley Williamson

Fused Glass Jewelry
Tuesdays, March 24– April 28
Learn the process of arranging glass pieces to create a focal pendant. Every piece is unique based on the firing process. Bring a friend! Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $48 ($43) Instructor: Kim Williamson

Beginner Wheel Throwing
Thursdays, March 26–April 30
Learn the basics! Develop skills on the potter’s wheel while you learn to make cups and bowls, and experiment with sculptural pieces. Students have access to the ceramic lab outside of class for the duration of the session. Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m. Instructor: Claire Timmerman Fee: $48 ($43) + $25 clay

Figure Drawing
Saturdays, March 28–April 25 (No Class April 11)
Develop your observational skills and learn techniques for drawing the human body from a live model. Proportion, composition and value are covered. Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $48 ($43) Instructor: Megan Roethler

Intermediate Wheel Throwing
Sundays, March 29–May 10 (No class April 12)
Push your skills to the next level! Form, function and size are the focus of this session. Bring ideas and a friend. Students have access to the ceramic lab outside of class for the duration of the session. Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Instructor: Claire Timmerman Fee: $48 ($43) + $25 clay

Mindful Art Practices
Tuesdays, March 31–April 21
Discover techniques to break boundaries in your own art making by asking what mindfulness is and implementing your findings in your artmaking. This class emphasizes the processes of artmaking rather than the finished product. No art experience necessary! Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m. Fee: $38 ($34) Instructor: Evie Waack

Open Studio
Thursdays, April 2–May 7
This open studio caters to individual needs with one-on-one instruction for beginning to advanced painters. Enjoy the relaxed setting and bring either a new or current project to work on. Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m. Fee: $48 ($43) Instructor: Jerry Nissen

Ceramic Wax Seal Workshop
Saturday, April 4
From a simple initial to a family crest, hand-build your own seal stamp to imprint on wax when sealing a letter. Clay and tools provided. Stamps are available for pick up the following week. Time: 1:30–3:00 p.m. Fee: $10 ($9)

Experimental Ink & Watercolor
Sundays, April 19–May 10
Work with watercolor in new ways! This workshop combines the colorful and fluid effects of watercolor with the bold look of ink. India ink, sharpies and traditional watercolor—as well as a variety of exciting techniques—are explored. Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $38 ($34) Instructor: Merle Poland

Cloth Cement Planter
Sunday, April 19
Take the afternoon to make a grouping of three planters! Use cement and fabric to create unique, free-form shapes that are both functional and decorative, finished with paint for colorful designs.
Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $20 ($18) Instructor: Kim Williamson

Mixed Media Canvas Tapestry
Thursdays, April 23–May 28
Looking for a new, unique medium? In this class use glass, paint, stone, pottery and textile fibers to create an expressive wall hanging. Time; 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $48 ($43) Instructor: Kim Williamson

Mixed Media Still Life
Saturdays, May 2–23
Plan your own composition by studying value and texture in mixed-media techniques. This class explores the various media of drawing, from charcoal to painting. Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $48 ($43) Instructor: Megan Roethler

Mosaic Gazing Ball
Sunday, May 10 Need to liven up your garden? Make your own gazing ball using glass, mirrors, and pottery, sure to make your neighbors jealous. Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $20 ($18) Instructor: Kim Williamson

Visiting Artist Workshops

Register for special workshops with visiting jewelry artist Kieu Pham Gray.
5 Jewelry Workshops: June 12-15
Take all five workshops for $500/person or choose from a selection below!

Kieu Pham Gray has created jewelry for more than 25 years. She began to create a personal look for herself, then soon after started a jewelry line. Since then she has sold to over 30 stores in 10 states and participated in numerous juried art shows in the northeast. Through the years her creativity has transformed and expanded to two retail bead stores, a jewelry tool distribution company (, and teaching. Her passion, knowledge, and dedication for the jewelry industry is apparent. In an effort to share her experience in jewelry making, Kieu teaches a wide range of classes throughout the US, regularly contributes to Lapidary Journal and has also authored two how to books Hot & Cold Jewelry Connections and Minimal Metal Jewelry

Leather Cuffs
Friday June 12
Spend the day exploring leather working while creating custom leather cuff bracelets. Students learn to cut, dye, braid and finish leather for a professional look. Then we add a little metal stamping to add to the leather. Projects may be customized by each student to suit their taste. Plan to complete 3–4 bracelets, depending on designs chosen by the student. Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fee: $115/person

Riveting Enamel
Saturday June 13
Learn enameling and cold connections in one class. Students learn to torch fire enamel on copper and use transparent enamels on silver to create true colors. After firing all the pieces we rivet the pieces together. Students finish at least one pendant. Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Fee: $100/person

Enamel Foil
Saturday June 13
Like the look of enameled silver but don’t like the expense? Here is a way to create a jewel effect on copper using silver foil and transparent enamels. We cover all the basics of enameling and how to achieve a vibrant effect. Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m. Fee: $115/person

Silver Illuminations/ Enameling on Silver
Sunday June 14
Ready to move on from copper enameling? Silver, here we come! In this class, we use silver sheet to allow transparent enamel colors to shine and show off the brilliance of silver. This technique will add new life to your enamel work. Students have the opportunity to put their own flare to each piece. Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Fee: $100/person

Links, Links & More
Sunday, June 14 Learn the basic concepts of silver soldering while creating an eclectic bracelet of different links. A variety of silver is provided to allow students the opportunity to tailor their bracelet. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Students will complete a bracelet. Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m. Fee: $115/person

Community Clubs @ Hearst

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
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.

NEW! Ukelele Club
3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30–8:00 p.m. All levels of ability are welcome, from beginner to accomplished players. BYO Uke. Did you know the Cedar Falls Public Library has ukuleles for free check-out? For more information about check-out instruments call the CFPL at 319-273-8643 or visit

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.

Local Authors Book Club
May 21 Book Discussion 6:00–7:00 p.m. Author Q&A at 7:00 p.m.
In May we’ll read The Art of Listening to the Heart written by local author James Kenyon. The Art of Listening to the Heart explores the relationships of humans and animals through a series of cases Kenyon experienced during his 35 years as a veterinarian. The stories are all true and will bring tears and laughter in the same chapter. The author’s narrative brings an appreciation of the delicate balance between life and death.

Want more info about any of these clubs? Contact Sheri Huber-Otting at or 319-273-8641.

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.