Art Journaling
Tuesdays: January 7–February 11
This class guides students to create their own hand-made journal combining words and images. Skills learned can be used to make journals, guest books, sketch books, and more. All skill levels are welcome. Every class is a new experience! Have fun making a piece of art that can travel with you!
Time: 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $48 ($43)
Instructor: Ann Renee Lighter

NEW! Beginner Country Guitar
Thursdays: January 9–February 13
Learn basic chords and rhythm of country music. Bring your guitar and a friend!
Time: 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Fee: $35 ($31.50)
Instructor: Nate Callahan

Open Studio Painting
Thursdays: January 9–February 13
This open studio caters to individual needs with one-on-one instruction for beginning to advanced painters. Enjoy this relaxed setting and bring either a new or current piece to work on.
Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Fee: $48 ($43)
Instructor: Jerry Nissen

Potions, Lotions and Bath Bombs
Saturday & Sunday: January 18 & 19
Pamper yourself! Make your own lotions, sugar scrubs, body oils and bath bombs from natural ingredients and essential oils. Great gifts!
Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 ($18)
Instructor: Kimberley Williamson

NEW! Hyper-Realism in Charcoal
Sundays: Feb. 2–March 8 Explore techniques, composition and detail while working with charcoal to create one-of-a-kind drawings that almost look like a photo. Bring your photos and ideas to get started.
Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $48 ($43)
Instructor: Megan Roethler

Intermediate Wheel Throwing
Thursdays: February 6–March 12
Develop skills on the potter’s wheel while you learn to make a variety of vessels. As a class student, you have access to the ceramic lab outside of scheduled class time for the duration of the course.
Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 ($40.50) + $25 clay
Instructor: Claire Timmerman

Beginner Hand Building
Saturdays: February 15–March 14
Learn techniques for creating ceramic pieces by hand in this beginner-level class. Instruction focuses on the processes used to create both sculptural and functional works. Students have access to the ceramic lab outside of class for the duration of the course.
Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $40 ($36) + $25 clay
Instructor: Claire Timmerman

Screen Printing
Saturday & Sunday: February 15 & 16
Explore the process of screen printing! Join in on this fun opportunity to learn how to screen print a design onto a shirt. Create your own design and learn to transfer the image. Make sure to bring a solid color shirt.
Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 ($18)
Instructor: Kimberley Williamson

NEW! Upcycled Vintage Window
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

Pop Up Workshops

Lighted Table Centerpiece
Sunday, December 8
Create a glowing holiday centerpiece for your table. Lights, live greenery, ornaments, tinsel and more will be available. Finished products can be taken at the end of the class.
Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $20 (18)

Wooden Winter Sign
Sunday, December 15
Design a charming outdoor sign that invites guests into your home! Use lettering, paint, decals and accessories to create a unique look.
Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $20 (18)

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

COMING MAY 2020! Local Authors Book Club Stay tuned for more details about book selections, meeting times, and guest author visits!
Want more info about the clubs listed above? 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.