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. Ten pottery wheels are available or you may want to focus on slab work.

Session I: September 11 – October 23
Session II: October 30 – December 11
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm (7 weeks)
Instructors: Lisa McClurg & Richard Hill
Members: $86 | Non-members: $108
Fee includes use of studio/tools and 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay available for purchase.
Register 3 days prior to session

Macramé
In this introductory class students will learn basic knots in order to complete one or two simple projects.

October 2 – October 23 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Christina Carver
Members: $39 | Non-members: $49
Register by: September 28

Stained Glass: Bike Wheel Yard Art
Use the rim of a bicycle wheel as your frame and the spokes as your canvas. By the end of this six week class you will have a colorful piece of yard art.

October 4 – November 8 (6 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Instructor: Gail Gavlock
Members: $60* | Non-members: $75*
*Plus $32 materials fee paid to instructor
Register by: October 2

Exploring Your Creativity
Join artist Madai Taylor and learn how to create your very own collage using both natural and man-made materials. This workshop will be in conjunction with the exhibition: Madai Taylor: An Elegy to America in Black and White, on view  September 12 through January 22.

October 16 & 17
Tuesday & Wednesday | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Members: $24 | Non-members: $30

Creative Journaling
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 that will spark your inner creativity.

October 11 – November 8 (5 weeks)
Thursdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Carol Hedberg
Members: $31* | Non-members: $39*
*Plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor
Register by: October 9

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 your master new techniques that will enhance your artwork.

October 23 – November 27 (6 weeks)
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Michael Broshar
Members: $60 | Non-members: $75
Register by: October 19

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

Saturday, November 3
10:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Rhonda Scott
Members: $60 | Non-members: $75
Register by: October 30

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.

November 3 – December 8 (6 weeks)
Saturdays | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Instructor: Gail Gavlock
Members: $60* | Non-members: $75*
*Plus $32 materials fee paid to instructor
Register by: October 30

Batik
By using a mixture of wax and dye you will learn to create vibrant images on cotton cloth. Finished pieces can be used as wall hangings or accent pillows.

November 14 – December 19 (6 weeks)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Peggy Novak
Members: $60 | Non-members: $75
Register by: November 9