Painting Classes | Joplin MO | Local Color Art Gallery & Studio


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Painting Classes | Joplin MO | Local Color Art Gallery & Studio


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Welcome to Local Color Art Gallery & Studio | Joplin MO

Located Downtown | Historic Gryphon Building | Route 66

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio is a cooperative of local artists showcasing their art in the gallery, and often working in the studio, at the historical Gryphon Building in downtown Joplin, Missouri. We offer art classes to children and adults, and workshops by nationally known guest artists.

Please call Local Color Art Gallery & Studio at (417) 553-0835, or email us here to inquire further.

Client Testimonial

My wife and I have shopped for art for our home in Tulsa, Springfield, Kansas City, Carthage and Eureka Springs. When we stop in Local Color Art Gallery to view the art of local artists, we are always impressed by the high quality of art available in all mediums. We’ve bought many beautiful items there. 

– Steve Gaarder

December 2022 Classes

Every Tuesday: 11:00-1:00; $20 Beginner’s watercolor class.  Bring your own supplies.  Ages 8 and up. Barb Hicklin

Every Tuesday and Wednesday: 2:00;  $20  Improve your painting and learn principles of design. Bring your own watercolor, oils or acrylic paint for personal instruction from award-winning artist Paula Giltner.  (No classes with Paula December 20, 21, 27 & 28)

Friday, December 2; noon, 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 p.m.; Precious Metal Clay Class;  $50 (bronze or copper), $100 (sterling silver):  Students will make their own PMC pendant or earrings out of Silver, Bronze, or Copper PMC.  Or make a Bronze Fossil or Flower Friendship Bracelet; $75  Grab a friend and come make a metal art friendship bracelet! You and your friends can share in the process of forming different focal pieces of each bracelet.  A variety of handmade, one-of-a-kind molds will be provided for students to choose from to form impressions of wildflowers, botanicals, or fossils in their metal art pieces. You provide your own fingerprints and initials on the back of each link in these special bracelets.  Items will be fired by Deitra after class, and finished pieces can be picked up the following week in the gallery (or mailed). You can sign up in person at the gallery, or email Deitra at [email protected]. Please indicate which metal you prefer to work with.  Deitra Biely

Saturday, December 3: 10:30-1, Saturday Paint Class, $30, includes all supplies and ice cream cone from Caroline’s; ages 8 and up; paint a season piece, create a gift, or paint Monet or Van Gogh; Jesse McCormick, Percilla Penner & Margie Moss

Friday, December 9: 5:30-8:00  Holiday Open House

Call the gallery at (417) 553-0835 to sign up.

“Get your kicks and art on Route 66 at Local Color Art Gallery” in the historic Gryphon Building, 1027 S. Main. Enjoy good food at “Social,” ice cream and coffee at “Caroline’s,” and the best local art at “Local Color Art Gallery on Route 66” from our 14 award-winning artists…all in the Gryphon Building.

Check out our online auction on Local Color Art Gallery and Studio’s Facebook page!

We offer art from our award-winning artists at special prices you won’t want to miss!