Art Classes & Private Parties | Joplin MO

Private Parties

Adults and children eight years of age, and older are welcome with a minimum of ten participants. We do birthday parties, bridal parties, and Christmas parties, etc. Cost is $25.00 per person, and all materials are furnished.

We are so lucky to have Local Color in Joplin. It is my go-to place for graduation gifts, wedding gifts, Mother’s Day, new house-type of occasions. I can just go in and use it as the art gallery it is and enjoy seeing all the delightful things they have. The people working there have always been helpful and so pleasant. A person can spend as little as ten dollars or as much as (probably) a thousand, with a great variety of beautiful things to choose from within those amounts. It really is a treasure!

Dorothy Fulks

July 2022 Classes

Friday, July 1: 10 (watercolor); 12:30 (class full); 3:30 (ages 8-12, various mediums); 4:30 (8-adult, various mediums); Roxenne Kendall

Saturday, July 9: 10:30-1, Saturday Paint Class, $30, includes a free Caroline’s ice cream cone; ages 8 and up; paint historic Joplin places or Monet or Van Gogh; Jesse McCormick & Margie Moss

Friday, July 15: 10 (watercolor); 12:30 (class full); 3:30 (ages 8-12, various mediums); 4:30 (ages 8-adult, various mediums); Roxenne Kendall

Friday, July 15:  6-8:30, pyrography; Roxenne Kendall

Saturday, July 16: 6:00, FUNdamentals of Paint Pouring; 1 8×10 & 1 11×14, $40; ages 9 and up;  Mary Parks

Saturday, July 23: Precious Metal Clay class; 10am; 12pm; 2pm; 4pm; you will make a PMC pendant or earrings out of silver, bronze, or copper PMC. A variety of handmade, one-of-a-kind molds will be provided for you to choose from to form impressions of wildflowers, botanicals, or fossils in your metal art piece. Items will be fired by Deitra after class, and finished pieces can be picked up the following week in the gallery (or mailed). $50 (bronze or copper), $100 (sterling silver); Deitra Biely; contact the gallery or email Deitra at to sign up (first come, first serve basis). Class size is limited to 5 students per class. Please indicate which metal you prefer to work with.

All materials are provided at our classes
Call the gallery at 417-553-0835 to sign up.

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DSCN8751Vino & Van Gogh | 6 – 8:30 pm | Varying Thursday evenings of every month

All materials included. $30 or $35 with wine. Painting Impressionist masterpieces.
No experience necessary. Monthly class dates are posted on FB.
Call the gallery for more info and to sign up.

Tuesday & Wednesdays Advanced Oil, Acrylic, & Watercolor
Come & Go | 2 – 6 pm | with Paula Giltner

Improve your paintings and learn techniques as well as design principles & elements
for intermediate and advanced students. $20. Bring your own supplies.
Call the gallery for more info and to sign up. Adults only.

Jewelry Classes with April Davis

Create a wire and ceramic necklace & earring set using stones, glass, and metal.
Cost $35. Call the gallery for more info. and to sign up.

Glass Classes with Jane McCaulley

One evening every month. Create a suncatcher, weave a glass dish, or more.
Prices range from $35. and up depending on the project. Ages 8 and up.
Call the gallery for more info. and to sign up.

Pyrography (Wood Burning) Classes with Roxenne Kendall

One evening every month. Create a bamboo cutting board, cheese board, or more.
Wood burning tools and all materials included. $35. for a 2 hour sessions.
Call the gallery for more info. and to sign up.

FUNdamental Acrylic Paint Pouring Classes with Mary Parks

Learn the techniques of acrylic pouring. Create an 8×10 and an 11×14.
All materials included $40. Class size limited to 6. Call the gallery to sign up.

Beginning Watercolor and Acrylic Classes with Joan Allen

Once every month create a small painting or do a special seasonal project.
All materials included. Cost range $25.- $30.

Acrylic & Glass Classes with Ginger Copeland

Once a month create a unique glass and acrylic piece.
All materials included.Cost range $35.-$45. Call the gallery to sign up.

Monthly Saturday Paint Classes | Ages 8 to Adult


Workshops by Nationally Known Artists

The workshops I’ve taken at Local Color Gallery provided great instruction, a creative atmosphere, and were very enjoyable.

Larry Clingman