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.


Pocket Journals
Join the owners of Pretty Good Co. 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.

June 9
Sunday | 2:00 – 5:00pm
Members: $33 | Non-members: $42
Instructor: Pretty Good Co.
Register by: June 6

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.

June 18 – July 23 (6 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $52 | Non-members: $65
Instructor: Natalie Heddens
Register by: June 13

Acrylic Painting
Participants will sketch still-life images and then use acrylic paints to bring them to life. A supply list will be provided to registered participants.

July 10 – August 7 (5 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Members: $52 | Non-members: $65
Instructor: Natalie Heddens
Register by: July 5

Wheel Throwing
Our instructors will teach you the basics and provide tips on how to advance your craft. Ten pottery wheels are available or you may focus on slab work.

Session I: June 5 – July 24 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Lisa McClurg
Session II: August 1 – September 19 (8 weeks)
Thursdays | 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 available for purchase.
Register by: 3 days prior to session

Stained Glass & Stained Glass Bike Wheels
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. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bike wheel.
Traditional Stained Glass:
June 6 – July 18 (6 weeks, no class July 4)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Bike Wheels:
August 6 – September 10 (6 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Members: $54 per class; plus $32 materials fee paid to instructor
Non-members: $68 per class; plus $32 materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Gail Gavlock
Register by: 3 days prior to session