WINTER 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.

Section 1: Saturday, December 4 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. – FULL
Section 2: Sunday, December 5 from 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. – FULL

Design unique ceramic ornaments, hand-made by your whole family! Various shapes and glazes provide for a fun holiday activity. Creates great gifts, too! Participants will be able to pick up their work the following week.
Fee: $30 ($27) per family

Sunday, March 6 from 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Hand roll your own candles as a family from sheets of beeswax! Candles made from pure beeswax—a renewable resource—and they produce a bright, white light (in the same spectrum as sunlight). They are also dripless and clean burning. Finished candles have the natural color and scent of beeswax. Fee: $30 ($27) per family (up to 4 people), extra guests can be added for $5/person

Sundays, January 16, January 30 and February 13 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Join us during one or more drop-in workdays to create a bowl for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank’s annual Empty Bowls benefit! Hearst Center instructors are on-site to help participants of all ages create their bowls. All bowls created will be donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Free to participate, all materials provided.