December Arts 2014

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Holidays

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Look below for the current lineup of arts opportunities in Joplin, MO throughout December 2014. Opportunities are divided by type, in chronological order – performances, events, exhibits, one-time-only classes, and weekly classes. Take time to share the arts with company, family and friends this holiday season. Feel free to print this list and tack it on the fridge/somewhere you will see it often. Spend the holidays with the Joplin Arts! To receive a weekly listing of arts opportunities, sign up here!

Email additions to Emily at efrankoski@connect2culture.com.


PERFORMANCES

DEC. 2

Southern Jazz Orchestra presents: Turquoise Blue
Tue, Dec. 2 | 7:30pm at Corley Auditorium, MSSU
The Southern Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Phil Wise, will perform jazz standards, contemporary literature and progressive repertoire. Join us for a new work commissioned for the SJO entitled Turquoise Blue by Scott D. Stanton in celebration of the MSSU Turkey Semester.

DEC. 3

Steel Pan Lions/Percussion Ensemble
Wed, Dec. 3 | 7:30pm at Bud Walton Black Box Theatre, MSSU
The Steel Pan Lions are the newest addition to the MSSU Music Department. This concert will consist of some traditional island tunes along with pop tunes in an island setting. The first half of the concert will feature the MSSU Percussion Ensemble in some high intensity contemporary percussion ensemble works as well as some beautiful mallet ensemble pieces.

DEC. 4

The Nutcracker by the New York Ballet Theater
Thu, Dec. 4 | 6:30pm is SOLD OUT; 3:30pm performance added | TJ Concert Hall
The New York Theater Ballet brings this winter tradition to Joplin. The company has delighted audiences around the world with its magical performances, and you do not want to miss their visit to the TJ Concert Hall. Advanced reserve seating. Tickets are still available for the 3:30pm matinee at tjeffschool.org/concerts.

DEC. 4

Living Christmas Tree
Thu–Sun: 7:30pm | Additional afternoon performances at 4pm on Sat & Sun | At Ozark Christian College
A Strand of Pearls is set in modern day. The music and drama tell the tale of a family trying to celebrate Christmas amongst the conflict of family issues and the world around us. Join the O’Malley family as they learn the reason God sent His Son to earth and celebrate His unconditional love and forgiveness. The Living Christmas Tree features excellent music from the OCC Concert Choir, an outstanding orchestra, and remarkable dramatic talent from the OCC student body and the Joplin community. Scott Handley, Director of the Music Department, will direct the choir and orchestra, and Mary Green, Production Coordinator, will direct the drama and technical aspects of the program. To purchase your tickets call 417-626-1221 or purchase tickets on-line. Ticket reservations may be made in person in the Ozark Christian College chapel, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sell out performances are anticipated!

DEC. 5

A Seasonal Choral Flourish
Fri, Dec. 5 | 7:30pm at St. Peter’s Church
A Seasonal Choral Flourish will be the 5th presentation of this annual concert, traditionally held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. It will feature the Concert Chorale, Jazz Unlimited, and the Chamber Singers. Special guests include Dr. Jeffrey Macomber and the Southern Symphony Orchestra.

DEC. 6

A Barbershop Christmas
Saturday, December 6 | 6:30pm at St James United Methodist Church
The Tristatemen Barbershop Quartet will perform Christmas music. Selections include Jingle Bell Rock, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Angels We Have Heard on High, and other Christmas favorites. Barbershop quartets Random Play and Vocal Expression will also be on hand, as well as Bob Novak and Friends, a country band. No admission, refreshments, and a nursery available.

DEC. 6 & 7

Mother Goose Christmas Mystery
Sat & Sun | Dec. 6 & 7 | 2:30pm at Taylor Auditorium, MSSU
All is not well in Mother Goose Land. Little Boy Blue is on the case, looking for the perpetrator of the mishaps plaguing Mother Goose’s cherished nursery rhymes: Where are the Three Little Kittens’ mittens? Why did Jack and Jill fall down the hill? What caused the disappearance of Little Bo Peep’s sheep? All clues point to the elusive criminal Ida Know. This Southern Theatre will be directed by Lyndall Burrow. This is a Children’s Theatre Production. Children’s Theatre: $1.00 adults; $0.50 for children 12 and under.

DEC. 7

Suzuki Violin Academy Play-In Concert
Sun, Dec. 7 | 3pm at Corley Auditorium, MSSU
The Suzuki Violin Academy, under the direction of Ms. Rebecca Cutler, will present a program featuring both small and large group performances, as well as solos from students who have achieved exceptional mastering of their pieces this semester. The event is free and open to the public.

DEC. 10–14

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Wed–Sun | December 10–14 | 7:30pm (Sun at 2:30pm) at Joplin Little Theatre
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book and has become a holiday staple for theatres across the United States. It features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas carols and a lot of laughs! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever was last presented on the JLT stage in 2006 and received very enthusiastic responses. Season tickets may be purchased at the JLT box office or online at www.joplinlittletheatre.org.

DEC. 12–14

I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Fri & Sat, Dec. 12 & 13 at 7pm | Sun, Dec. 14 at 2pm | At College Heights Worship Center

Stained Glass Theatre and College Heights Christian Church are excited to be able to join together to present the wonderful Christmas Musical Production, I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Set in late 1941, I’ll Be Home for Christmas is the story of the faith of a family, and a nation on the brink of World War II, preparing to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Most of the action takes place in the main characters’ home, with the choir providing music and drama as it is broadcast over the family radio. The music highlights the sounds of the ’40s, including swing, lush ballads, and big band songs interspersed with reenactments of radio broadcasts during that time. Original music mixed with familiar Christmas favorites form the backdrop for this memorable dramatic musical. Book by Deborah Craig-Claar; music by Mark Hayes. Tickets: $5

DEC. 13

The Heartland Concert Band
Sat, Dec. 13 | 2pm in Northpark Mall by the video arcade & Sears
Music will include traditional Christmas selections, songs from Frozen and performances by the flute quartet, saxophone quartet and brass ensembles. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Director, Vicki Mays at 417-649-6159.

DEC. 14

Annual MSSU Choral Society Christmas Concert
Sun, Dec. 14 | 3pm in the First Baptist Church – Webb City, MO
This performance  will feature John Leavitt’s Christmas Cantata, The Perfect Rose with soloists Alexin Maliszewski and Albert Johnson. The group will also perform A Festive Christmas written by Steve Potts, with narrators Gayle Tuck and LeAnn Wilson. Eleanor McLemore is the group’s piano accompanist and will present a solo entitled A Medley of Bells arranged by Bill Wolaver. The Choral Society will also present Mary Did You Know with words by Mark Lowry and music by Buddy Greene; Joseph Hayden’s Gloria in Excelsis; from his Heiligmesse and the famous chorus from Handel’s Messiah, And the Glory of the Lord. No tickets are required. This program is presented as a gift to the public from the Choral Society. Free and open to the public. The 46 member mixed chorus is under the direction of Dr. Al Carnine, recently retired from MSSU after 37 years in the Music Department, who founded the Choral Society in 1980 and has been its sole artistic director and conductor. For more info contact Wally Bloss: (417) 208-9654 or wbloss@gmail.com.

DEC. 15

The Heartland Concert Band
Mon, Dec. 15 | 7pm in the lobby of Freeman West
Music will include traditional Christmas selections, songs from Frozen and performances by the flute quartet, saxophone quartet and brass ensembles. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Director, Vicki Mays at 417-649-6159.

DEC. 20

Joplin High School Christmas Show: Christmas Crisis at Mistletoe Mesa
Sat, Dec. 20 | 2:30pm at the Joplin 9/10 Campus (West 8th Street)
An interactive yuletide melodrama for kids of all ages! Imagine two people so mean they would ban Christmas, rip down all the decorations and outlaw Christmas wrapping! Well, Mama and Ebenezer Grunch do exactly that when they trick Happy Holiday into signing over the deed to the town of Mistletoe Mesa. They even kidnap Santa Claus and lock him in the outhouse, along with his eight reindeer. Tiny Kim, Mary Christmas, and Holly Bush come to the rescue and everything ends on a Happy Holiday note! Tickets are $1 for students and $2 for adults. Mrs. Claus will be available in the lobby from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to take pictures and color with the children!


EVENTS

DEC. 1

Post Mail Art Projekt Deadline!
Mon, Dec. 1 | Mail Art must be post-marked by this date
The Post Mail Art Projekt was officially announced in January 2014 and is meant to encourage people to correspond creatively via so-called snail mail. Want to participate? Mail your creation(s) to: Post Memorial Art Reference Library, 300 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801. Submissions must be post-marked by December 1, 2014, and will be exhibited January 2015 in the Post Memorial Art Reference Library. 

DEC. 2 & 4

Stained Glass Theatre Joplin Auditions: Pygmalion
Tue & Thu, Dec. 2 & 4 | 6:30pm at Stained Glass Theatre Joplin (2101 Annie Baxter in Joplin)
Pygmalion is the George Bernard Shaw play upon which the musical My Fair Lady is based. It is a non-musical version of the story of Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins. This is being cast now with the production dates of February 19 – March 1. Feel free to print out an addition application here.

DEC. 5, 6, 7

Midwest Clay Artist’s 2014 Fall Show & Sale
Fri, Dec. 5: Noon–8pm | Sat, Dec. 6: 10am–6pm | Sun, Dec. 7: Noon–4pm at the City Point Plaza in Webb City
Midwest Clay Artists are a group of passionate professional and amateur potters/ceramic artists from Missouri and Kansas who have banded together to help promote the ceramic arts in our area. Stop by and check out their Fall Sale – maybe even buy a Christmas present or two!

DEC. 6

Senior Art Exhibitions Reception
Sat, Dec. 6 | Noon–2pm at MSSU Spiva Art Gallery
A group of MSSU senior art majors will showcase their unique work through a variety of creative mediums inside the Spiva Art Gallery Nov. 24 through Dec. 5. A concluding reception will be held inside the gallery on the Dec. 6, where the senior artists will appear with their art and discuss pieces with interested viewers.

DEC. 7

Santa Claus Visits the Post Memorial Art Reference Library
Sun, Dec. 7 | 2–4pm
A distinguished Santa, dressed in Victorian-style costume, will visit with children at the Post Memorial Art Reference Library, 300 Main St., Joplin. Parents are invited to bring cameras and take their own photographs. The Post Library, designed to resemble an English great hall, is decked out with antique Christmas decorations, providing a great photo op for the traditional Father Christmas. 417.782.7678 for details.

DEC. 8

Poetry Out Loud Registration Deadline!
Mon, Dec. 8 | 11:59pm online
The Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest for high school students encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization, recitation, and competition. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.

DEC. 11

Joplin Writers Guild
Every 2nd Thursday | 6pm at Joplin Public Library meeting room
The Joplin Writers Guild is a chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild. This group is open to the public. Dues are $7.50 for the year, but anyone interested can attend their first meeting free.  A wide array of people attend – from hobbyists to professional, published writers. Members have published novels (romance, mystery, historical, middle grade, YA, etc.), nonfiction books (regional history and the Arcadia Images of America series), and articles (travel, education, law topics, etc.). The group focuses on supporting each other and sharing information about the publishing and writing industries. You can connect with the Joplin Writers Guild on Facebook.

DEC. 12

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio Christmas Open House
Fri, Dec. 12 | 5:30–9pm
Join Local Color Artists in celebrating the Christmas Season at their Christmas Open House! Special guest and international silversmith artist, Laura Wandry, will be at the gallery. Laura is a former student of local artist Jim Bray at Phillips University in Oklahoma. In addition, all Local Color Artists – April Davis, Camille Turner, Donna Roberts, Jack & Sallie Divine, Jeffrey Jones, Jesse McCormick, John Mills, Margie Moss, Mark Strayer, Paula Giltner, Peggy Lierheimer, Percilla Penner, Steve Doerr, Steve Henton, Sue Dixon, Sylvia Trout and Tricia Courtney – will be on hand to proudly present their finest work.

DEC. 12, 13, 14

DickensFest 2014
Fri, Dec. 12: 6–9pm (ticketed event) | Sat & Sun, Dec. 13 & 14: 2–8pm
Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. (HMP)’s 5th Annual DickensFest is bigger and better this year! This event will be held in and around the Scottish Rite Cathedral at 505 South Byers Avenue, the John Wise Mansion at 504 South Byers Avenue, and Joplin’s residential historic district. Click here for a complete listing of all festivities to be held throughout this three-day festival.

DEC. 13

Spiva Center for the Arts Open House
Sat, Dec. 13 | 10am–5pm
This Open House is held in conjunction with the Downtown Joplin Alliance Open House. All Spiva gift shop items will be 10% off for the entire day! Time to buy those last minute Christmas gifts!

DEC. 15

Chat n Craft (Adults)
Every 3rd Monday | 5:30-8pm at the Joplin Public Library
A crafting group for adults. All types of hand work. Share ideas, tips & tricks to other crafters. Bring your current craft project and join us for laughter, friendship and fun! Some months we have classes. Check the blog to see what is going on and what the classes will be. Stop by the library to get a bookmark. Location: Large Meeting Room

DEC. 31

RSVPaint’s Paint-In The New Year 2015
Wed, Dec. 31 | 8pm–12:30am at RSVPaint
Have a blast painting with friends both old and new this New Year’s Eve! Coleman will instruct guests how to paint “Together” at RSVPaint in Joplin. No experience necessary! The evening will include catering and desserts by Red Onion Cafe, painting, party favors, and a Midnight Champagne Toast on the rooftop (weather permitting). Guest may register as Individuals or Couples and may choose to upgrade to the deluxe package for a 3-hr open bar ticket. Attendees will also receive a swag bag full of all sorts of goodies. This is a fundraising event to benefit Downtown Joplin Alliance (DJA) and Connect2Culture (C2C). Both non-profit groups work hard to maintain the growing arts culture in downtown and the greater Joplin community. Proceeds will be split evenly between DJA and C2C. Click here for pricing and complete details!


EXHIBITS

SPIVA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Main Gallery: 67th Annual Membership Show
November 15, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Spiva members present their best work in the largest, most anticipated exhibit of the year. A fascinating mix of works and media! Sponsored by Anonymous Friends of Spiva. Awards courtesy of Dr. John Windle.

Regional Gallery: Three Carvers: Set in Stone
November 15, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Following their personal styles, Stacy Deslatte (Longview, Tex.), Abraham Mohler (St. Louis, Mo.), and Robin Putnam (Carthage, Mo.) sculpt figurative works from raw granite, marble, limestone, and alabaster. Sponsored by The Friends of St. Avips.

Upstairs Gallery: Paintings From Memories by Herndon & Ruth Snyder
December 2, 2014 – January 3, 2015
A travelogue of sorts, Paintings From Memories features work that captures scenes from travels abroad by Ruth and Dr. Herndon (Don) Snider. The exhibit, primarily watercolors, has been largely generated from the couple’s trips to Italy and other countries, as well as travels in the U.S.

POST MEMORIAL ART REFERENCE LIBRARY

Todd Williams Paintings and Prints
December

JOPLIN REGIONAL ARTISTS COALTION ROTATIONAL EXHIBIT

December 1 – February 27 at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (320 E 4th St.)
Settling into winter for the next JRAC member’s rotating art exhibit are Holly Gomez (painting), Sandra Conrad (sculpture), and Elizabeth Cosby (painting). This exhibit rotates artists every three months and works are for sale.

RSVPAINT

Gifts from the Wilderness by Alice Lynn Greenwood
October 16 – December 13
Inspired by time spent living off the land, Alice Lynn’s collection tells stories of walking the rivers, hauling water, cutting wood, and simply absorbing all the gifts of the wilderness.

MSSU SPIVA ART GALLERY

MSSU Senior Art Exhibition
November 24 – December 5
A group of MSSU senior art majors will showcase their unique work through a variety of creative mediums inside the Spiva Art Gallery Nov. 24 through Dec. 5. A concluding reception will be held inside the gallery on the Dec. 6, where the senior artists will appear with their art and discuss pieces with interested viewers.

JOPLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Student Artwork Exhibit
November – December | Children’s Department
A display featuring the artwork of Joplin Elementary School students. Each month will showcase the work of a different class. This month, artwork was created by students from Cecil Floyd Elementary.

WAYSIDE FURNITURE “IN-STORE GALLERY”

December – February
This in-store gallery features local and regional artists Steve & Cindy Head, Andrew Batcheller, Linda Teeter and Mary Datum. All artists exhibiting are JRAC members.

WILDCAT GLADES CONSERVATION & AUDUBON CENTER

Nature by Land & Sea – photography by Linda Teeter
December 1 – January 30, 2015

JOPLIN AVENUE COFFEE COMPANY

Photography by Steve Snyder
December 3, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Steve Snyder is a photographer who currently resides in Mt. Vernon. Steve is the Director of the Mt. Vernon Arts Council, member of JRAC (Joplin Regional Artists Coalition), and frequently shows his work during Joplin’s Third Thursday Artwalk.


ONE-TIME-ONLY CLASSES

DEC. 4

Art Feeds Grown Ups: Holiday Edition
Thu, Dec. 4 | 6pm at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company
Art Feeds for Grown Ups is a workshop for adults ready to get crafty, snacky & chatty. Attend an intimate evening creating with others – where all proceeds benefit Art Feeds Joplin programs. Deadline to purchase tickets will be December 1 at midnight. Click here to choose your craft and register!

DEC. 6

Polymer Clay-Covered Switch Plates (Ages 5+)
Sat, Dec. 6 | 9–11:30am at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center
Create a switch plate to match any room; adding glow-in-the-dark clay makes it fun! Clay, materials, and tutorials provided. You must bring a switch plate. Registration required by Wednesday, December 3rd. Call 417-825-3318 or email PawpawPatchPro@yahoo.com to register and provide room colors. *5-12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $25 ($12 for additional family members; adults helping children free).

Anime with Amber Baker (Ages 12-18)
Sat, Dec. 6 | 11am–1pm at Spiva Center for the Arts
Observe the work of professional anime artists, then practice on real anime boards to create your character, storyline, and background. Call (417) 623-0183 to register. Cost: $25

Image Transfer Ornaments (Ages 15+)
Sat, Dec. 6 | 1–4:30pm at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

Make personalized polymer clay ornaments that will be treasured for years to come. Use copies of your photographs and transfer them to polymer clay as the centerpiece of these personalized and unique ornaments. Registration required by Wednesday, December 6. Call 417-825-3318 or email to PawpawPatchPro@yahoo.com. You will need to supply images in advance; holiday clip art will also be available. Cost: $35; clay, supplies, and detailed tutorials included.

DEC. 8 

Vino & Van Gogh (Ages 21+)
Mon, Dec. 8 | 6–8:30pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio
“Vino & Van Gogh” is a monthly painting event where the artists of Local Color Art Gallery & Studio offer step-by-step instruction on how to paint a masterpiece. No experience necessary. All materials furnished, plus good eats and old/new friends! This class will paint Sandvika​ (Norway)​ by Claude Monet​. Cost is $40; please reserve your spot by calling the gallery at (417) 553-0835.

DEC. 13

Art Feeds Second Saturday Workshop – Artistic Elves (Grades K-5)
Sat, Dec. 13 | 9–11:30am at St. Paul’s Preschool
Spend Second Saturday getting creative with Art Feeds! Looking for ways to use art and creativity to give to others this holiday season? Join them as they create some special projects that will make great homemade gifts, personalized to the people on your list! Use powers of imagination and creativity to think of others and experience the excitement of this giving season. Workshops are open to the K-5 community. Each workshop includes 4 projects and a snack. $25 for online pre-registration (or $30 at the door).

Fused Glass Ornaments with Jane McCaulley (Ages 9+)
Sat, Dec. 13 | 2–4pm at Spiva Center for the Arts

Glass artist/teacher Jane McCaulley teaches how to create beautiful glass ornaments that look great on a Christmas tree, window, or mantel. This class is great fun for both kids and adults. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes. Call (417) 623-0183 to register! Cost: $25

DEC. 20

Graham Cracker “Gingerbread” Houses with Lindsay Bowers (Ages 6+)
Sat, Dec. 20 | 1–3pm at Spiva Center for the Arts

Students build and decorate a one-of-a-kind “gingerbread” house. Graham crackers, frosting, chocolate, and candies will make this a house good enough to display – or eat! Call (417) 623-0183 to register! Cost: $15


WEEKLY CLASSES

TUESDAYS

Fall Art Classes with Pam Leisenring
Tuesdays | 9am–Noon inside Hobby Lobby’s Classroom
Pam has been teaching fine art classes privately for 32 years and continues to bring individualized instruction to expand the artistic experiences of beginners and established artists alike. Each student chooses a preferred medium (Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolors, etc.) and subject matter. This is an ongoing class and students may join at any time. New members are always welcome. Call 417-781-3839 for more info. $20 per class, all materials provided for first class.

Creation Station (Ages 6-12)
Tuesdays until Dec. 16 (No class Nov. 25) | 3:45–5:15pm at Spiva Center for the Arts
Drop in Tuesday afternoons and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture, collage, photography, and printmaking. Explore the galleries with scavenger hunts and other activities! Please pre-register. Space is limited for this popular class. Call (417) 623-0183 for more info and registration. Cost: $5/class

WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday Painting Classes at Local Color
Wednesdays | 10am–6pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio
Calling all “big kids” for a weekly drop-in painting class for adults! In either session you may decide when to come in and how long to stay. With up to 4 hours of painting time, you can both accomplish more and enjoy more personal instruction. From 10am–2pm: Donna Roberts specializes in realism and experimental techniques for creative watercolors and acrylics. Bring any materials you have, but if you haven’t any, Donna will provide materials for the first lesson. $25 per class. Call Donna at 417-623-3727 and leave a message that you would like to begin Wednesday lessons. From 2–6pm: Paula Giltner will be teaching realism watercolor and acrylic painting techniques and design principles. Bring any materials you have for the first lesson and learn about the materials you might need for additional lessons. Call Paula at 417-291-1486 and leave a message that you would like to begin Wednesday lessons. The fee is $25 per class. 

Walk-In Wednesdays at RSVPaint
Wednesdays | 10am–9pm at RSVPaint (420 S. Main)
Come paint anything you like! This time is not instructed, however on-site artists will help you set up, get started, and answer any questions you may have. Reservations not required, but appreciated, as they do allow private parties to reserve time slots throughout the day. Materials provided include: 16″x20″ canvas, paints, brushes, easels, and aprons. All ages welcome to attend. $25 per person, payable by cash or credit at the RSVPaint Studio.

Preschooler and Pal Art Class (Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays until Dec. 17 | 10:30–11:30am at Spiva Center for the Arts
Share art with your very young artist as they explore painting, drawing, water resist, and sculpture. Build their creativity through reading and art. Adult must stay with student. Space is limited so register early. Call (417) 623-0183 for more info and registration. Cost $5 per class

Fall Art Classes with Pam Leisenring
Wednesdays | 4:30–7:30pm inside Hobby Lobby’s Classroom
Pam has been teaching fine art classes privately for 32 years and continues to bring individualized instruction to expand the artistic experiences of beginners and established artists alike. Each student chooses a preferred medium (Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolors, etc.) and subject matter. This is an ongoing class and students may join at any time. New members are always welcome. Call 417-781-3839 for more info. $20 per class, all materials provided for first class.

THURSDAYS

Memories in the Making®
Thursdays | 10am–Noon at Spiva Center for the Arts
An art experience for those dealing with memory loss centered on the expression of creativity through painting. There is no charge for the class and no prior art experience necessary. Memories in the Making® is hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri in conjunction with Spiva Center for the Arts. For more info, call 1 (800) 272-3900.

Young Painter with Jordan Murdock (Ages 6-12)
Thursdays until Dec. 18 (No class Nov. 27) | 3:45–5:15pm at Spiva Center for the Arts
Does your child want to learn to paint? If so, they will love this painting class. Artist and teacher Jordan Murdock teaches drawing, color mixing, brush control, broad wash, and detailing in this fun introductory painting class. Call (417) 623-0183 for more info and pre-registration. Cost: $10/class

RSVPaint Classes
Thursdays | 7–9pm at RSVPaint (420 S. Main)
Discover your inner-artist! No experience required. Click here to see all planned paintings for December 2014. Come Relax, Sip, Visit, and Paint! Each class paints a different piece of artwork. Price includes instruction, 16×20 gallery-wrapped canvas, easel, paints, brushes, and paint apron. Each guest leaves with a finished painting ready to hang on their wall. Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to drink alcohol. Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled in. $35 per guest in advance ($40 at door)

FRIDAYS

RSVPaint Class
Fridays | 7–9pm at RSVPaint (420 S. Main)
Discover your inner-artist! No experience required. Click here to see all planned paintings for December 2014. Come Relax, Sip, Visit, and Paint! Each class paints a different piece of artwork. Price includes instruction, 16×20 gallery-wrapped canvas, easel, paints, brushes, and paint apron. Each guest leaves with a finished painting ready to hang on their wall. Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to drink alcohol. Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled in. $35 per guest in advance ($40 at door)

SATURDAYS

Saturday Painting Class (Ages 8+)
Saturdays | 12:30–3pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio
Enjoy creating your very own work of art with help from experienced local artists! Students are able to paint anything their heart desires. Weekly themes are available. This class has a limited number of spots so please call (417) 553-0835 to reserve ASAP! All materials are furnished. $35 

RSVPaint Family Paint Class
Saturdays | 1–3pm at RSVPaint (420 S. Main)
Discover your inner-artist! No experience required. Click here to see all planned paintings for December 2014. Come Relax, Sip, Visit, and Paint! Each class paints a different piece of artwork. Price includes instruction, 16×20 gallery-wrapped canvas, easel, paints, brushes, and paint apron. Each guest leaves with a finished painting ready to hang on their wall. Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to drink alcohol. Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled in. $35 per guest in advance ($40 at door)

RSVPaint Class
Saturdays | 7–9pm at RSVPaint (420 S. Main)
Discover your inner-artist! No experience required. Click here to see all planned paintings for December 2014. Come Relax, Sip, Visit, and Paint! Each class paints a different piece of artwork. Price includes instruction, 16×20 gallery-wrapped canvas, easel, paints, brushes, and paint apron. Each guest leaves with a finished painting ready to hang on their wall. Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to drink alcohol. Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled in. $35 per guest in advance ($40 at door) 

SUNDAYS

RSVPaint Sangria Sunday Class
Sundays | 1–3pm at RSVPaint (420 S. Main)
Discover your inner-artist! No experience required. Click here to see all planned paintings for December 2014. Come Relax, Sip, Visit, and Paint! Each class paints a different piece of artwork. Price includes instruction, 16×20 gallery-wrapped canvas, easel, paints, brushes, and paint apron. Each guest leaves with a finished painting ready to hang on their wall. Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to drink alcohol. Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled in. $35 per guest in advance ($40 at door)


As always, you can view all of these listings in the Joplin Community Arts Calendar at all times.

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