Feed your creative spirit with a class or workshop at these great local independent art centers!
Changes are coming to our art classes! While we transition to our new format, we’ll be highlighting select art classes and workshops available at other art institutions in the Quad-city area. Make sure to support these great independent and local art centers – sign up for an art class with them today! The best part is you can get your art materials with a student discount here at The Art Store!
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Express your artistic uniqueness no matter your level of skill. Clayote believes that art is an outlet for the soul and they will offer instruction and encouragement to help you let your spirit flow.
Making art is good for your heart, soul and mind! So many people deny themselves the right to make art because they claim they are “not an artist”, or that they are “not creative”. Come paint, journal, cut and paste, draw and more. Come rediscover your creative side with simple, fun, approachable and meaningful projects that contain ways to create intuitively, enjoy the process and get more in touch with your heart, art and soul!
Mountain Artists Guild offers art workshops in all media for beginners to pros! Click for the current list of workshops from MAG.
Phippen Museum offers art lessons for youths to adults. Youth classes are often free! Adult lessons cover sculpture to painting and more!
Tis art center offers STEPS art classes for kids ages 8-18! They also have art classes in their annex. Click their banner to see the class calendar!
Art centers and instructors - Want to be listed here? Get in touch via our contact form, below. If you meet our criteria we will gladly list your upcoming classes here.
Please note: your listing here is at our discretion and timing. We are pretty awesome but we can't perform miracles; if your information comes in close to deadlines we can't promise it will get listed in time. Make sure to plan ahead and get your information to us well in advance (meaning weeks, not days) of your start dates!
Our criteria for getting listed here:
You must be locally owned and operated and independent artist or art center. Our desire is to build community and connections at the grass roots level. We will not list any classes held at major corporations, McCraft chains or big box hobby stores (they don't need help advertising, am I right?)
You must have a website, class schedule and online registration available.
You must have enthusiasm, guts, and gusto; be excited and knowledgeable about art and learning, and provide a unique and welcoming environment for students from beginners to advanced.