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Creative Sessions: Mixed Media Thankful Trees Image

Creative Sessions: Mixed Media Thankful Trees

Creative Sessions are free and open to cancer survivors, patients, and their support team. Artist Gina Kirschbaum will lead participants in this session. Advance registration required.

Creative Sessions: Mandala Stones Image

Creative Sessions: Mandala Stones

Creative Sessions are free and open to cancer survivors, patients, and their support team. Join instructor Terre Klipsch as you learn about Mandalas and create your own. Advance registration required.

National STEAM Day Image

National STEAM Day

Stop by to participate in some fun STEAM activities! No registration required. Free event.

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Kids' Ornament Workshop

Create your own fun ornament to decorate your home for the holidays. Choose one project or two! Julie Lear will guide this fun workshop where you can create something fun just in time for the holiday season! Fee is $5 per ornament. ID 6607

Kids' Saturday Workshop- November Image

Kids' Saturday Workshop- November

Laura Musser was born on this day in 1877. Laura and her husband Edwin McColm moved into the mansion at 1314 Mulberry (now the Muscatine Art Center) upon its completion in 1908. Laura was a fixture in the Muscatine community and frequently hosted garden parties, fancy dinners, and teas. Join Julie Lear to celebrate her birthday by enjoying an Edwardian-era tea time and making a tea party-related craft. ID 6606

Kids' Saturday Workshop- October Image

Kids' Saturday Workshop- October

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by those of Mexican heritage. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to remember and to celebrate loved ones who have died. Join Julie Lear to celebrate this holiday by creating an altar out of a cigar box. We will decorate it in the style of famous Mexican folk artist Frida Kahlo. ID 6605

Kids' Saturday Workshop - September Image

Kids' Saturday Workshop - September

Romare Bearden focused much of his artistic career on unity and cooperation within the African-American community. He was considered "the nation's foremost collagist" due to his abstract use of collage in the 1960s. Join Julie Lear to celebrate his birthday by recreating a collage in the style of Romare Bearden. ID 6604

Kids' Saturday Workshop - August Image

Kids' Saturday Workshop - August

American painter Morris Graves used the Mysticism aesthetic to explore the nature of consciousness. Join Julie Lear to celebrate his birthday by creating a bird inspired by Graves.

Guided Tours of the Historic Musser-McColm Home Image

Guided Tours of the Historic Musser-McColm Home

Drop-in guided tours of the historic Musser-McColm mansion are back! Hear stories about the Musser-McColm family and have your questions answered. Reservations are not required to join one of these tours offered on the first Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. starting July 6th. Tours are free; donations appreciated.

September Tour of the Historic Musser-McColm Home Image

September Tour of the Historic Musser-McColm Home

Drop-in guided tours of the historic Musser-McColm mansion are back! Hear stories about the Musser-McColm family and have your questions answered. Reservations are not required to join one of these tours offered on the first Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. starting July 6th. Tours are free; donations appreciated.

August Saturday Drop-In Art Image

August Saturday Drop-In Art

Not sure what to do on a Saturday afternoon? Drop in for a quick make and take project. Miss Katy will guide you through the steps for this free activity.

July Saturday Drop-In Art Image

July Saturday Drop-In Art

Not sure what to do on a Saturday afternoon? Drop in for a quick make and take project. Miss Katy will guide you through the steps for this free activity.

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker Image

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker

Paint this bold and beautiful watercolor daisy on a bright blue background. ID 6608

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker Image

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker

Let's try something new! Create this unique negative space forest using plastic wrap and watercolors. ID 6609

First Thursday in August with Katy Loos Image

First Thursday in August with Katy Loos

Tap into your inner DIY-er! Join Program Coordinator Katy Loos on the first Thursday of the month to create fun projects. Classes meet Thursdays from 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. FEE: $15.00 or $13.50 for Friends members. All supplies are included in the class fee. Turn something as simple as a clothespin into a fun, custom wall mirror! We'll use fun and beautiful scrapbook paper and paint to customize the clothespins. Mirror measures 8" diameter.

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Mini Masters Wednesday Morning

Every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Mini Masters is an engaging program for young learners (ages 2 to 7).

Mini Masters Thursday Afternoon Image

Mini Masters Thursday Afternoon

Every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Mini Masters is an engaging program for young learners (ages 2 to 7).

Pastel Workshop with David Garrison Image

Pastel Workshop with David Garrison

Saturday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Basic Principles and Sunday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Applying Learned Skills

National Grandma Moses Day Image

National Grandma Moses Day

Stop in Saturday, September 7 to make a mixed media landscape in the style of Grandma Moses, just in time for Grandparent's Day! No registration required. Free event.

National Taco Day Image

National Taco Day

Come celebrate this delicious National Day! No registration required. Free event.

Civil War Program Presentation Image

Civil War Program Presentation

Thursday, August 8, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Adults and kids are invited to “meet” Muscatine Civil War soldier, Daniel Parvin, and his wife at the Muscatine Art Center!

David Hayes Image

David Hayes

Thursday, August 22 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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Booked on Art

Booked on Art August Meet Up Thursday, August 29, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Muscatine Art Center Music Room

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Yoga in the Japanese Garden

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $5 per person

Animal Days Image

Animal Days

Saturday, July 13 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Meet Nadie the Barred Owl and make a mini cork owl and a recycled paper owl.

Yoga in the Japanese Garden Image

Yoga in the Japanese Garden

August 17th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $5 per person

Animal Days Image

Animal Days

Saturday, August 10 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Slither along with some live snakes and make a paper plate snake and a pipe cleaner snake.