Classes & Workshops

WINTER 2023 printable brochure is available here. View a list of our eventsexhibitions and education offerings for 2023. Register online for classes and workshops here.

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.

Session II: Saturdays, February 25–March 25 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.

Instructor: Camille Balleza
Fee: $75 ($67).

Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tea Cellar in Cedar Falls, Fee: $18/person, Ages: 12 and up

Join us and our partners from the Tea Cellar to create your very own custom tea blend inspired by the Bulgarian Rose. Pair it with a delicious Tea Cellar treat and you have yourself a one-of-a-kind experience. Advanced registration is required online here.

Tuesdays, February 21-March 21 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Discover playful connections between mindfulness and art through collage, mark making, and intuitive mandalas. This class focuses on the creative process rather than creating a final product. No art or mindfulness experience is required.

Instructor: Evie Waack
Fee: $53 ($47)

Saturday, March 11 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Use wire, beads, and your creativity to design earrings. A design to “climb” your ear and ear cuffs are explored.

Instructor: Anna Lyon
Fee: $32 ($28)

3-Month Independent Study Ceramics Studio Passes
Single $85 ($76)
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.