Adult Technique Classes to Art Beat: BYOB Workshops

Enjoy the little things in life!

It doesn't matter your level of experience, we promise if you come to art class here you will have a fun time!

We offer adult technique classes like oil painting, drawing, and pottery. Most of these are 4-6 week sessions.

Our Art Beat: BYOB Workshops are 2-3 hour workshops. Our instructors will guide you through a step by step artsy process mostly using acrylics on canvas to create a finished masterpiece that you get to take home! We like to throw other fun projects into this mix from string art to jewelry making. Again, no experience required, just bring your creativity and any snacks/beverages you'd like.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Your space will not be confirmed until both your registration and payment have been received!

Something unexpected come up? Bummer!

Let us know at least 48 hours before the actual class date and you’ll be refunded the full amount. If you need to cancel within 48 hours of the class date, you’ll receive an internal credit to use towards another class. By canceling within 24 hours of a class or not showing up, you will not get a refund or credit. Thank you for understanding.

Space is limited and often times we have a waiting list. Please let us know as early as possible if you’re not able to make it, there might be someone else who can!

Interested in hosting your own private Art Beat BYOB party? Click here!

Expand your creativity with us, take a look at our upcoming classes and workshops. We're always adding new things!

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Pet Pop Art with Heidi Merrick
$30/Art Center Members or $40/Non-Members (Save $5 by providing your own brushes and paint!)
You will receive the link to the YouTube instructions in your confirmation email once you pay.

Paint your adorable pet in a fun pop art style! Send us a few of your favorite photos of your pet (dog, cat, bird, whatever!) and we will pick the best one to edit so you can transfer the details to a 12x12 or 12x16 canvas. You'll get to pick colors of your choice and fill in the painting! No experience necessary!

We provide brushes, paint, and canvas. You will need to pick up the supplies at the Art Center. Please email your photos to Heidi at 

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Online Drawing Lessons with Heidi Merrick

This class is all online and includes 6 drawing tutorial videos. Lesson 1 is an introduction to how to use the materials, lesson 2 demonstrates a bird drawing, lesson 3 demonstrates a dog drawing, lesson 4 demonstrates a landscape drawing, lesson 5 demonstrates drawing the contour lines of a city scene, and lesson 6 demonstrates adding shadings to a city scene. In lessons 2-6, you will watch the instructor draw as she explains her process. You can either follow along or create a total different drawing!

You will receive the link to the YouTube lessons in your confirmation email once you pay.

Suggested materials:
-set of drawing pencils (You want to have at least three: a hard pencil that is labeled with an H, a dark pencil that is labeled with a number and a B (like 5B), and one in the middle that is labeled with an HB or F.), drawing eraser, kneaded eraser, blending stump (if you don't have one, you can use your finger), drawing paper (you can use printer paper, but something more suited to drawing will work better)

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Upcoming Workshop Schedule


Silk Scarf Dyeing for a Cause with Christine Williamson - Postponed effective 3/16/20. Please contact the Art Center at 319.754.8069 for a refund or class credit.
Thurs, Mar 19 | 6-8PM OR Sat, Mar 21 |1-3PM
$25 Art Center Member / $35 Non-Member

Learn various way to manipulate and dye silk scarves for different design options. Create two scarves, one for yourself and another to be donated to the Faces of Courage ™ pampering day for cancer patients and survivors held annually at Dana’s Total Image.