Teens & Adults

Classes for Teens & Adults
Registration is required for most classes and programs. Call 319.291.4490, email museum@waterloo-ia.org, or stop by the Center to sign up.


Wheel Throwing
Spend a couple hours a week playing with clay. Our instructors will teach you the basics and provide tips on how to advance your craft.

Session I: September 24 – November 12 (8 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Lisa McClurg
Session II: October 30 – December 18 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Richard Hill
Members: $72 | Non-members: $90
Fee includes use of studio/tools and 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay is available for purchase.
Register 3 days prior to session

Stained Glass
Learn techniques including design, glass cutting, soldering, and framing for making a copper-foiled or leaded stained glass panel. After six weeks you will have a beautiful completed stained glass piece.

Session I: September 26 – October 31 (6 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Session II: October 19 – November 23 (6 weeks)
Saturdays | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Members: $54; plus $32 materials fee paid to instructor
Non-members: $68; plus $32 materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Gail Gavlock
Register 3 days prior to session

Art & Wine
Spend a Friday evening creating, sipping wine and gathering with friends.

October 11 | Canvas Painting
November 15 | Morse Code Bracelets
December 13 | Clay House Numbers
Fridays | 7:00 – 9:00pm
Members: $16 | Non-members $20
Register 3 days prior to session

Leather Working 101
Join us to design and create your own original leather items that you can keep, gift, or use to start your own business. You will leave this class with leather crafting skills and 2-3 items.

October 1 – 15 (3 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $28; plus $49 material fee to instructor
Non-members $35; plus $49 materials fee to instructor
Instructor: Saba Abebe
Register by: September 27

Watercolor with Michael Broshar
In this class you will be introduced to the subtleties of watercolor through lessons on brush strokes and color palettes. If you are an experienced watercolorist, Michael will help you master new techniques that will enhance your artwork.

October 8 – November 19
(6 weeks, no class Oct. 29)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $60 | Non-members: $75
Instructor: Michael Broshar
Register by: October 4

Drawing Basics
Step by step you will learn to draw realistic images by learning proportion, perspective and patience. A great class for beginners and
intermediate students.

October 9 – November 13 (6 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $52 | Non-members $65
Instructor: Lori Schmidt
Register by: October 4

Relief Print Making
Spend the day with artist, Lori
Biwer-Stewart and learn how to draw, cut and press an image onto paper. The Soft-Kut printing blocks make it easy to carve out the perfect image for either a wall hanging or individualized cards.

October 12
Saturday I 9:00am – 4:00pm
Members: $52 |Non-members: $65
Instructor: Lori Biwer-Stewart
Register by: October 9

Pocket Journals
Learn to make your very own pocket journals. Pick out your paper, press a cover and then bind your pages together. Each person will make 2-4 journals.

October 13
Sunday | 2:00 – 5:00pm
Members: $33 | Non-members: $42
Instructor: Pretty Good Co.
Register by: October 10

It’s Time to Tap!
This beginning to intermediate tap class will be filled with entertaining and energizing routines. Both men and women are welcome to join the fun. Tap shoes are required.

October 16 – November 20 (6 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:30pm
Members: $40 | Non-members: $48
Instructor: Sandie Greco
Register by: October 11

Weekend Silversmith
Discover the possibilities of precious metal clay! You will create your very own pendants or earrings using PMC slip. Remember to bring along a lunch and an idea or two of something you’d like to create.

November 2
Saturday | 10:00 – 4:00pm
Members: $44; plus $40 materials fee paid to instructor
Non-members: $55; plus $40 materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Rhonda Scott
Register by: October 30

Advanced Lamp Work: Glass Beads
Join Rhonda and learn some advanced techniques for creating the perfect glass bead. This class is specifically for individuals that have already taken basic lamp work and not for beginners.

November 3
Sunday I 1:00 – 4:00pm
Members: $36; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor
Non-members: $45; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Rhonda Scott
Register by: October 30

Artistic Journaling
Rev up your creativity and learn new journal techniques using a variety of mixed media materials. Each week you will explore a new artistic technique along with fun writing prompts.

October 17 – November 21 (6 weeks )
Thursdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $28; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor
Non-members: $35; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Carol Hedberg
Register by: October 11

Letterpress Christmas Cards
Join the owners of Pretty Good Co. to make your very own letterpress Christmas cards. Choose paper, design and then print cards on a vintage printing press.

December 8
Sunday | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Members: $33 | Non-members: $42
Instructor: Pretty Good Co.
Register by: December 5