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Classes

Tiny Masters 2019- Session 1

An art exploration class for children who are ready to make the transition to attending class independently.  Easel painting, play dough, and a mystery project each week.  Potty trained appreciated, but not required.

Equine Academy

Since the beginning of recorded time, horses have appeared in art.  Young artists will learn to sculpt, paint, and dabble a little bit in art history all centered around horses.  Artists include Deborah Butterfield and Frazier Marc.  A group project will be auctioned at the ArtHaus Kentucky Derby Gala on May 4.

Build it Better

You may have heard of building a better mousetrap, but why stop there?  Each session youth will work to build, test, and build again a variety of different tools they already love.  Starting with a sled, the youth will use everyday objects to build something faster, safer, better looking, and more.  Other challenges (like toys) will be presented throughout the course.

 

Light It Up

This class is sure to spark interest in all youth who love to add a little science to their art.  Students will learn circuits while creating light up paper cards, add conductive thread and LEDs to wearable items, and even create glow in the dark paintings.  All a little light to the gray days of winter and join us for Light it Up!

Alcohol/Ink

It’s an alcohol 2 for 1!  Sip on some delicious Pulpit Rock drafts as you learn to paint with alcohol ink. Frances Kittleson will guide you through a variety of techniques to apply to cards and more.  From landscapes to abstract, this class will be a burst of color and ton of fun.

Maximum of 10 students: Valentine Cookie Decorating

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, participants will learn how to decorate cookies with a professional baker.  Four – six different decorating techniques with icing and sprinkles will be explored.

Stitch & BI#@H 2

Take your cross-stitch to the next level with fun embroidery techniques.  All levels of stitchers welcome (no need to have taken S&B1).  This class will be a fun BYOB class with lots of exciting new projects to try.

Photo must be submitted by FEB 15 for transfer: Paint Your Pet – Cork and Canvas

E-mail us your favorite high resolution photo of your pet by Feb 15 at info@arthausdecorah.org and we will transfer it to grayscale underlying image that we will paint together in a cozy and fun environment.  The first drink is included.

Derby Hat Making

Inspired by some of the goofiest Kentucky Derby hats and the upcoming Kentucky Derby ArtHaus Gala, boardmember Toby Cain will guide you through a fun evening of creating clever bonnets to rest on your head.  Wear them to the ArtHaus gala on May 4 for added fun.

Cookies and Canvas- Olaf

All ages are welcome to join ArtHaus in paint-a-longs in the ArtHaus Studio. Enjoy a treat of cookies and milk during the break. Parents are welcome to register to paint along side their children or collaborate on a painting together (Price is per canvas). Walking School Bus is provided from John Cline, Montessori and Carrie Lee, please indicate in the note section when checking out.

End Time is Approximate- TBD by movie start time: LEGO MOVIE 2 Screening Party

Dress like your favorite LEGO character and head over to The Second Part, opening day screening party.  Create LEGO inspired artwork, play games and head to the theater to see the newly released LEGO Movie 2.  Please indicate in the notes section wether you would like fruit snacks or m&ms and what you would like to drink in your snack pack.  Pick up will be at ArtHaus, a time will be e-mailed to you closer to the event date.

Price per canvas: Cookies and Canvas- Mermaid

All ages are welcome to join ArtHaus in paint-alongside in the studio.  Enjoy a treat of cookies and milk alongside your paintings.  Parents are welcome to register to with their child or collaborate on a painting together.  Walking School Bus is provided from John Cline, Montessori and Carrie Lee.

St. Patricks Day Cookie Decorating

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, youth are able to learn how to decorate cookies with a professional baker.  Students will learn 4-6 different decorating techniques with icings and sprinkles.  (8 student max)

1 hour Saturday rental of the Art Studio: Creativity Your Way

Creativity Your Way is for individuals or groups of all ages and of any number who would like to reserve the studio space for an hour or more of fun.  

$7.50 per person/per hour includes use of ALL MATERIALS. From weaving to printmaking, painting to paper circuits, wood burning to glass etching, we have it all.  Click here for more on materials available.  A studio assistant will be present to help you find materials, but will not be providing instruction. Snacks and beverages may be brought in.

Reservations must be made at least a week in advance and be on Saturdays after 1 pm and ending before midnight. 

To make a reservation click add to cart, change the quantity to the number of people who will be using the studio at that time.  (If you need assistance with checkout call us at 563-382-5440.)  Under the category Additional Information, please leave the date and times that you would like to reserve for.  You will hear from us within the week to make arrangements.

No refunds will be made unless ArtHaus is not able to provide space at a desired time.