Youth

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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.

Messy Mornings—Great for toddlers!
Wednesdays, through–March 11
Explore a wide variety of materials through creative and delightfully messy projects. A parent or caregiver must accompany the participating child. Younger siblings are welcome.
Age: 3–6 years old
Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Fee: $5
Ask for Many Messy Mornings (all 14 sessions) for $65 ($60). Call 319.273.8641 for more information.

Art Day Away Camp
February 28 & March 13
Explore a variety of materials and interesting art activities in these fun, single-day camps held on public schools’ professional development days. Painting, drawing, printing, and more are explored throughout this day-long event. Student art is ready to take home at the end of the day. Snacks are provided in the morning and afternoon; campers must bring their own lunch. Before & after care available 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.!
Age: 5–12 years old
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Fee: $35 ($31.50)/session, additional $8/Before & After Care

Spring Break Camp
March 16–20
Students explore a sampling of art materials and techniques while creating fun and exciting projects to take home. Snacks provided in the morning and afternoon. Students must bring a sack lunch. Some activities may be together with both age groups. Before & after care available 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.! Age: 5–12 years old Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fee: $35/day, $160/week $8/Before & After Care

Saturday Morning Classes

April 4–May 16 (No Class April 11)

DoodleSplats: Print, Paint and Sketch
Explore drawing, painting, and printing skills through a variety of wildly colorful age-appropriate projects. Students’ creative and collaborative works of art are available to take home by the end of six weeks. Times: Ages 10–12 9:00–9:50 a.m. Ages 4–5 10:00–10:50 a.m. Ages 6–9 11:00–11:50 a.m. Fee: $30 ($27)

Muddy Makers: Ceramics
Students grow in their understanding of ceramics tools and materials through guided play in clay. Each class works through exciting projects resulting in unique three-dimensional creations. Times: Ages 6–9 9:00–9:50 a.m. Ages 10–12 10:00–10:50 a.m. Ages 4–5 11:00–11:50 a.m. Fee: $30 ($27) + $7 clay lab fee

Groove: Music, Beats and Performance
Discover movement, rhythm and performance through group activities and projects explored according to age and interest. Through experimentation with instruments and choreographed steps, students recognize the many ways music influences our lives! The final class day is dedicated to performances in Mae Latta Hall at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m. Time: Ages 4–5 9:00–9:50 a.m. Ages 6–9 10:00–10:50 a.m. Ages 10–12 11:00–11:50 a.m. Fee: $30 ($27)

Teens

Intro to Anime
April 18–May 9
Capture the action, emotion and drama of Anime by learning the basics of this unique style. Students receive a sketchbook to take home at the end of each session for continued practice. Age: 12–16 years old Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fee: $42 ($38) Instructor: Callie Paar

NEW! After School Teen Art Club – Starts in March! (Ages 13–18)
Join us for our new after school art club, where teens work on personal projects with peer feedback and instructor guidance (available but not required). Students decide what to work on in a no-pressure environment twice a month. This club is free and open to all students. The group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday monthly from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Some art materials provided and students are welcome to bring their own supplies.

Summer Camps Sneak Peek!

Ages 5-12
Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $160/week
Before-and-after care available 8:30 a.m. and/or until 5:00 p.m. (additional $8/day, $40/week)

Photography June 8–12
Try your hand at various forms of photography including cyanotype, instant developing and digital photography. Explore our sculpture garden and nature trail to learn lessons on lighting, composition and micro vs macro photography.

The Art of Science June 22–26
Art is intertwined in all aspects of life, especially science! Join us at the Hearst with our partners at the UNI Biology Department to observe and research special local finds and respond to science with art! With visits to the biology lab and Botanical Center on the UNI campus, campers explore various fossils and bones, get up close with the micro-world of cells, and delve into the world of botany throughout the week.

Murals July 6–10
Campers learn about the impact of public art in our communities and work together to create a large-scale art piece. Campers travel off-site to visit public art locations and visit with the Youth Art Team to learn about the process of making a mural.

Cedar Valley Neighbors July 20–24
The Cedar Valley is a diverse community! Campers explore the cultures and artwork of our neighbors from around the world through a series of special visits, and make artwork inspired by their experiences.

Be Our Guest: We’re Having a Ball! Aug 3–7
Let’s plan a ball! Campers design the whole event—from the costumes and invitations, musical creations, and choreographed dances—all the way to a special menu for the event. On our final day of camp, family and friends are invited to attend the ball.

Get Messy Aug 17–21
Leave the mess for us! Experiment with the messiest of mediums including slime, papier mache, papermaking, ceramics and clay. Dress for a mess—campers help build a paint catapult and things do get messy!