Classes & Workshops

FALL 2022 printable brochure is available here. View a list of our eventsexhibitions and education offerings.

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 Civic Rec.

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.

Thursdays, September 22–October 20 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
This class covers the traditional skills of creating ceramic sculpture pieces to decorate your yard/garden with a ceramic tower. Pinching, coil building, and patterned slabs are used. Students build, add texture, and add glaze to the clay. All sculptural pieces will fit stacked onto an iron rod, not provided.
Fee: $62 ($55)
Instructor: Annette Stoehr Stevenson

Saturday, October 1 from 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Spark a playful connection with nature through mindful art. The emphasis of this workshop is on the process of exploring nature through making lines. No art or mindfulness experience is necessary.
Fee: $32 ($28)
Instructor: Evie Waack

Sunday, October 9 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Featuring local artist, Caylin Jayde, Caylin’s work explores environmental concerns, human and nature relationships, and the balance of her local ecosystem. She has worked with biologists, naturalists, and enthusiasts to gain a better understanding of the species that inhabit her surroundings. Through the visual language of painting and illustration, Caylin portrays the beauty of species that are less common, misunderstood, threatened, and endangered. Caylin received her BFA in painting from the University of Northern Iowa, She works from her home studio in Cedar Falls, IA. For more about the artist, click here. Any media welcome! Explore nature’s beauty this fall through capturing our local flora and fauna on paper or canvas! Learn techniques of drawing/painting animals, insects, and flowers.
Fee: $25 to the general public, free to Iowa Artists Members

Thursdays, October 27–November 17 from 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Jumpstart your creativity! Experiment with transparency, texture, and layering when applied to different surfaces and collage elements. Express movement and thought through paint, charcoal, pastels, and varying papers. This class is great for both beginners and experienced painters.
Fee: $57 ($51)
Instructor: Annette Stoehr Stevenson

ZINE 101
Tuesdays, November 1–15 from 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Publish your own Zine! Incorporate multimedia original artwork into a booklet that can tell a story using images and text. All materials are supplied and zines will be published in-house.
Fee: $38 ($34)
Instructor: Brad Mattocks

Session II: Thursdays, September 22–October 20 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Session III: Saturdays, October 22–November 19 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Develop skills on the potter’s wheel while you learn to make a variety of vessels and sculptural pieces.
This class is great for beginner and intermediate level students. Students will have access to the ceramic lab outside of class for the duration the class is held.
Fee: $75 ($68)

Saturdays, September 24–October 8 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Bring to life your very own stein for Halloween (and everyday)! Learn how to hand build and experiment
with sculptural, facial, and sci-fi features.
Fee: $48 ($43)

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.