Family

Stop by today and pick up a copy of our current brochure! On our mailing list? We can mail one to you! View our printable brochure!

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.

Box Kites – Postponed to Fall 2020
Saturday, May 23 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family and make your own kite! We will work together to build and design your kite, then visit Seerley Park to fly them. All materials provided, feel free to bring your own personal materials for your family’s kite. Fee: $20/family

Virtual Workshops

We are excited to offer a series of virtual small group workshops beginning in late May. If you’re looking for an easy way to (re)spark your creativity and with a small group of other workshoppers, and want to stay in the comfort of your home, these options are a great fit!

After you register, you will receive a link to the class via GoToMeeting. Classes are live and will meet during the time listed. You will also receive a MATERIALS KIT prior to class, either via USPS, drop-off or pick-up. Hearst staff will contact you via email to make arrangements.

Have more than one person in your household that would like to participate and will need a kit? Great! You can order additional kits when you register.  REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS HERE!

Ceramic Patio Lantern
Thursday, May 21 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Hand build a custom patio lantern. Make your own unique form with cut sides so the light can dance. lanterns will be fired and glazed after the virtual session and can be picked up at the Hearst in early June. *Kits not available to be mailed for this workshop.
Fee: $20 ($18 members), Extra Kits: $10
Kit includes: 5 lbs of clay
You will need: Water, spray bottle, fork, knife and a small yogurt container. 

Cloth Cement Planter
Sunday, May 31 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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 colorful painted designs. Instructed by Kim Williamson.
Fee: $20 ($18 members), Extra Kits: $10
Kit includes: 1 lb of Plaster of Paris, fabric, 4 small cups of acrylic paint.
You will need: Flower pots or vases to use as forms. 

Ceramic Garden Buddies
Saturday, June 6 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Let your imagination flow and make your own ceramic creatures for the garden. Participants hand-build their own garden buddies from clay. This workshops is for families or individuals – gather around the screen and create together. Finished projects should be dropped off at the Hearst for firing and can be picked up in late June. *Kits not available to be mailed for this workshop.
Fee: $20/family ($18 members), Extra Kits: $10
Kit includes: Five pounds of clay (approx. enough for a family of four.
You will need: Water, spray bottle, fork, and a small yogurt container. 

Felt Journal Cover
Tuesday & Thursday, June 9 & 11 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Turn your journal from average to extraordinary. Needle felt wool into colorful patterns that give your journal a fresh look. Instructed by Kim Williamson.
Fee: $48 ($43 members), Extra Kits: $20
Kit includes: Wool, felting needles, foam sheet, cardboard, large assorted buttons.
You will need: Scissors. 

Interlocking Loop Byzantine Bracelet
Sunday, June 28 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Make a 4-in-1 chain bracelet with a rope-like look, inspired by chain mail. Check out our website for examples. Instructed by Kim Williamson.
Fee: $38 ($34 members), Extra Kits: $12
Kit includes: Two jewelry pliers, metal jump rings, clasp, and felt sheet. 
You will need: Just your creativity.