Give the Gift of Des Moines Art Center Classes for the Holidays!

Give the Gift of Des Moines Art Center Classes for the Holidays!  

Are you looking to give an experience-based gift this holiday season? Des Moines Art Center classes are the perfect present for kids age 3 to 103. Gift-givers can register an individual or purchase a gift certificate which can be applied to registration fees. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Des Moines Art Center Studio team has been hard at work pivoting the Art Center’s popular studio art classes to virtual experiences students can enjoy from the safety and comfort of home. For the Spring 2021 term, all children’s and teen’s programming will remain virtual, along with most adult programs. Children and teen classes include options in printmaking, drawing, fiber arts, and more with additional options for workshops and spring break camps.  

“We are continuing to be as flexible as possible in response to the changing conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Director of Studio and Community Education and Inclusion Tracy Duran. “For example, we are planning to hold our popular children’s camps on site this summer; however, we are prepared to move them online if needed. We have been using the guidance of the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health, along with surveys of current and former students and families to advise our decision making these past several months and will continue into 2021 to ensure we are offering the safest and most engaging class options to our students.” 

What to expect in a Virtual Class

Participants will meet via Zoom from the comfort and safety of their home. Virtual classes and material kits will provide students with tools and techniques that can be utilized for continued, independent learning all term.  

Technical requirements

Participants will need access to the internet and a computer or tablet with a webcam, microphone, and speakers.  

Material Kits

Material kits are available for purchase through the Des Moines Art Center at the time of registration and will provide all the required materials to complete the projects during the term. Families will be provided a date and time for no-contact pick up at the Art Center before the start of the class. Delivery of material kits is not an option.  

To view the 2021 Spring Class Schedule and purchase a gift certificate that can be used toward class registration (or sign up your own child(ren) or family), visit desmoinesartcenter.org


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