Come to the Hearst Center Gift Shop to find new and unique items for gifts, the office, and everyday life. Handmade artwork such as pottery, jewelry, cards, books, and bookmarks are on display by local artists. For more information about the gift shop, please contact Abby Haigh at 319.273.8641 or via email, abby. email@example.com.
Program Cost or Special Assistance Full and partial scholarships are available on a case by case basis and the Hearst Center is pleased to be able to accommodate most individual’s needs. Call 319.273.8641 to discuss scholarships and/or special needs.
WHERE ART HAPPENS
Volunteer or Instruct
ROWND CLASSROOMS I OR II Rental Fee: $25/hr, Capacity: 30 seated, 50 standing $40/hr for both R.J. McELROY CLASSROOM Rental Fee: $25/hr Capacity: 36 at tables, 45 on chairs, 65 standing CORNING PATIO Rental Fee: $35/hr, Capacity: 35 seated $15/hr if rented in 65 standing addition to a classroom
Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts Workshop*
Hearst Center instructors are available to assist Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in meeting art badge requirements with themed workshops.
Birthday Party Packages* Celebrate your big day at the Hearst Center a creative and artistic way!
Field trips and tours*
The Hearst Center welcomes field trips and tours! Trips and tours can be customized to include art activities, time in the galleries, and time in the sculpture garden (weather permitting). Prices vary and are dependent on types of activities and number of participants.
Face Painting & Outreach Activities*
Hearst Center instructors are available to do face painting and art activities for community and corporate events. Prices vary. *For more information about or to set up a Scout Workshop, Birthday Party, Field Trip/ Tour, Face Painting, or Outreach, contact the Hearst Center Education Coordinator at olivia. firstname.lastname@example.org or 319.268.5504.
Student artwork can be picked up for a full four weeks following the last day of class. Artwork left at the Hearst Center more than four weeks after the class ends will be recycled.
Don’t wait! We encourage you to register yourself and your family early to ensure a reservation in classes and workshops. Programs not meeting the minimum requirement one week before the start date are subject to cancellation and registered participants are notified. Unless otherwise indicated, minimum enrollment for children’s classes is three and the minimum enrollment for adults’ classes is five. Registration for a program is accepted until the day that program begins if it is not cancelled. If you must cancel or change your registration: • Please call the front desk at 319.273.8641. • A handling fee of $10 for all refunds applies. • No fee is charged if a course is canceled by the Hearst Center due to low enrollment. • No fee is charged if a participant transfers to another class when the request is made at least seven days before the class begins. • A 50% refund is issued for cancellations made between one and six days before the course begins. • Students do not receive a refund if they cancel or change on the day the course starts or after it begins.
Questions, comments, concerns? The Hearst values your input as we strive to offer you and your family a wide variety of artistic opportunities. Participants of all ages are encouraged to complete Hearst Center evaluations available at the front desk or online at www.thehearst.org/survey.html.
The Hearst Center’s 2016 classroom renovations were made possible in part by grants from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association, the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, and the Iowa Arts Council, with additional funds from Friends of the Hearst, Thursday Painters, and donors to the 2015 and 2016 Annual Campaigns.
NANCY PRICE MEETING RM. Rental Fee: $15/hr Capacity: 10–12
Students must reach the age requirement for each program before or during the program. Questions may be directed to the Education Coordinator at 319.268.5504.
Hearst Center for the Arts is part of the Department of Municipal Operations & Programs, City of Cedar Falls.
MAE LATTA HALL Rental Fee: $30/hr Capacity: 120 auditorium seating, 140 standing
Closed 10am–9pm 10am–5pm 1–4pm
Rental Fee: $15/hr
You may call our front desk at 319.273.8641 or visit the Hearst Center to register in person during our operating hours. To register online you must visit the Hearst Center to set up an account; then you can manage all your registrations online.
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The Hearst Center can accommodate groups up to 150 people for meetings, private functions, or special programs.
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Classes • Events • Exhibits •Workshops
ADULTS Students ages 16+ qualify for adult classes. Questions may be directed to the education coordinator.
YOUTH Students must reach the minimum age requirement before or during the program.
TUESDAYS, APRIL 4–MAY 9
MESSY MORNINGS (AGES 3–6) Children explore a wide variety of materials through creative and delightfully messy projects. A parent or caregiver must accompany the participating child. Younger siblings are welcome; snacks provided. Dates: Wednesdays, January 4–May 10 (No Messy Mornings March 15) Time: 10–11:30 am Location: Rownd Classrooms Instructor: Amelia Gotera and Melina Gotera Fee: $7 ($6.30) • Limit 20/morning
THURSDAYS, APRIL 6–MAY 11
ART JOURNALING Create your own bound journal and learn a variety of techniques to fill the pages, by creating interesting backgrounds, applying images, and informal lettering styles. Your unique book becomes a playground for self-expression, a place to test new art materials, and a tool to record ideas. All skill levels welcome. Time: 1–3 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: Ann Renee Lighter Fee: $45 ($40.50) • Limit 10
PAINT YOUR WAY Students of various skill levels grow in their understanding of basic acrylic painting techniques by working on projects of their choice. Instructors provide individualized guidance for each student’s particular interest in a casual and supportive studio atmosphere. Time: 12:30–2:30 pm, high inter./advanced 6:30–8:30 pm, beginners Location: McElroy Classroom, Rownd II Classroom Instructor: Kim Blakesley, Megan Stineman Fee: $45 ($40.50) • Limit 10
WHEEL THROWING I Develop and hone your basic skills of throwing pottery on the wheel to create personal items like cups, mugs, bowls, and plates. Once finished with glaze, they can be used in the microwave, oven, and dishwasher. Demonstrations and discussions on form/function take place throughout the class. Time: 4–6 pm Location: John Adams Ceramics Lab Instructor: Kyle Bates Fee: $50 ($45) + $25 clay lab fee • Limit 4
DRAWING 101 Have you always wanted to draw, but been afraid to actually put pencil to paper? This class is perfect for the beginning or intermediate drawing student looking to learn how to sketch, shade, and more. Time: 1–3 pm Location: Rownd II Classroom Instructor: Merle Poland Fee: $45 ($40.50) • Limit 12
SLAB STYLE HAND BUILDING Explore the use of slab-building to create a 3-D canvas for detailed surfaces. Slips and underglaze will be used in a precise manner to enhance simple forms and excite the viewer. This class is ideal for those with experience in drawing and painting, however, all are welcome! Time: 6:30–8:30 pm Location: John Adams Ceramics Lab Instructor: Kyle Bates Fee: $50 ($45) + $25 clay lab fee • Limit 8 GROUP GUITAR Perfect for beginning and intermediate acoustic guitar players, this class will guide students in a group setting on basic chords, riffs, and pieces for acoustic guitar. Learn from a local musician who has taught students of all ages and abilities. Students need to bring their own guitars. Time: 4:30–6:30 pm Location: Mae Latta Hall Instructor: Evan Stock Fee: $45 ($40.50) • Limit 10 TAPESTRY WEAVING 101 Learn and understand the basics of tapestry weaving including the history, tools, and techniques! Students finish this class with their own weaving project as well as developed weaving skills and knowledge. Time: 5:30–7:30 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: Mary Reeves Fee: $45 ($40.50) • Limit 10 “WRITE NOW”—PROMPTED WRITING FOR SELF-EXPRESSION “Write Now” provides a creative and welcoming space for authors to explore self-expressive writing using prompts or objects provided by the instructor. In-class writing activities encourage students to think on the spot and share fresh ideas with one another during class. Time: 5:30–7:30 pm Location: Nancy Price Meeting Room Instructor: Jeanie Steffey Fee: $45 ($40.50) • Limit 8 ACRYLIC PAINTING 101 First-time painters/beginners learn the necessary steps and skills to construct a painting from first brush stroke to the last. Materials and techniques are explored collectively through class projects. Time: 6:30–8:30 pm Location: Rownd II Classroom Instructor: Steven Labadessa Fee: $45 ($40.50) • Limit 12
GUIDED HAND BUILDING STUDIO Learn skills and techniques to create abstract and/ or anatomical ceramic forms. The focus will be on the processes used to create a variety of pieces. This studio class is best suited for beginners and intermediate students although all levels welcome. Time: 5–7 pm Location: John Adams Ceramics Lab Instructor: Kyle Bates, Travis Gingerich Fee: $50 ($45) + $25 clay lab fee • Limit 8 DISCOVER ZEN DOODLING Zen Doodling is a fun and relaxing way to create expressive images and at the same time increasing your sense of well-being. It combines simple and complex lines into lovely structured patterns. Class is suitable for beginners, no experience necessary. Time: 5:30–7:30 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: Carrie Worthington Fee: $45 ($45.50) • Limit 12
WORKSHOPS PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP Students learn and practice techniques for acrylic portrait painting. All ability levels welcome! Dates: Thursdays, March 16, 23, 30 Time: 5:30–7:30 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: Steven Labadessa Fee: $35 ($31.50) • Limit 10 EN PLEIN AIR DRAWING WORKSHOP Students learn and practice en plein air drawing techniques. All ability levels welcome! Dates: Sundays, May 14, 21, 28 Time: 1:30–3:30 pm Location: Rownd II Classroom, Sculpture Garden Instructor: Steven Labadessa Fee: $35 ($31.50) • Limit 12 STILL LIFE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP Learn and practice how to paint still life using watercolors. All ability levels welcome! Dates: Thursdays, May 18, 25, June 1 Time: 5:30–7:30 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: Steven Labadessa Fee: $35 ($31.50) • Limit 10
Questions may be directed to the Education Coordinator.
SATURDAYS, APRIL 8–MAY 20
*No class Saturday, April 15 (Easter Observance) “DESIGN AND DRAW”: SKETCH, PAINT, AND MORE Explore drawing, printing, painting, crafting, and more through a variety of colorful ageappropriate projects. Time: Ages 10–12 9–9:50 am Ages 4–5 10–10:50 am Ages 6–9 11–11:50 am Location: Rownd Classrooms Instructor: Mary Pat Lawler, Mary Reeve Fee: $30 ($27) • Limit 12 “MUDDY MAKERS”: CERAMICS Students gain and grow in understanding ceramics tools and materials while creating their own ceramic projects. Time: Ages 6–9 9–9:50 am Ages 10–12 10–10:50 am Ages 4–5 11–11:50 am Location: John Adams Ceramics Lab Instructor: Travis Gingerich, Claire Timmerman Fee: $30 ($27) • Limit 8 “SHOW STOPPIN”: DRAMA, MOVEMENT, AND PRESENTATION Discover the many aspects of drama, movement, and stage presentation through group activities and projects. Time: Ages 4–5 9–9:50 am Ages 6–9 10–10:50 am Ages 10–12 11–11:50 am Location: McElroy Classroom, Mae Latta Hall Instructor: Kristen Miller, Audrey Klunenberg Fee: $30 ($27) • Limit 12 YOUTH GROUP GUITAR Discover the amazing world of music! Students will learn basic guitar chords and pieces as well as grow in their understanding of music. Students will need to bring their own guitars. Time: Ages 8–12 1–1:50 pm Location: McElroy Classroom, Mae Latta Hall Instructor: Evan Stock Fee: $30 ($27) • Limit 10 “WHAT IS A PHOTOGRAPH?” AN ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Learn early processes of photography! Students will use and create basic darkroom tools, pinhole cameras, cyanotypes, anthotypes, and polaroid transfers. Time: Ages 8–12 2–2:50 pm Location: Nancy Price Meeting Room, Rownd Classrooms Instructor: Elise Hanson Fee: $30 ($27) • Limit 8 TEEN CREATIVITY STUDIO (AGES 13–17) Create all kinds of art in a safe space! Participants choose an artistic medium to focus on and have guided projects, independent work time, and an “open mic” to share their work. Each day features a local artist, starting with Amelia and Melina Gotera. Time: 2–3:30 pm Location: McElroy Classroom, Mae Latta Hall Fee: $40 ($36) • Limit 12 Drop in Fee: $7 ($6.30)
YOUTH WORKSHOPS BIG JUNK DAYS! (GRADES K–6, AGES 5–11) Students are encouraged to “think BIG” in this workshop dedicated to repurposing used materials. Formal art concepts such as texture, shape, space, and design are learned through imaginative art projects. Snacks provided in the morning and afternoon. Students must bring their own lunch. Dates: Saturday, March 4, Saturday, March 11 Time: 9 am–4 pm Location: Rownd Classrooms, McElroy Classroom Fee: $35 ($31.50)/day • Limit 20 SPRING BREAK CAMP ROWND (AGES 5–8) Students explore a sampling of art materials and techniques while creating fun and exciting projects to take home. Snacks provided in the morning and afternoon. Students must bring their own lunch. Dates: Monday, March 13–Friday, March 17 Time: 9 am–4 pm Location: Rownd Classrooms Fee: $35 ($31.50)/day $160 ($144)/week • Limit 12 SPRING BREAK CAMP MCELROY (AGES 9–12) Students write, paint, sculpt, and more while learning about classic and contemporary artists. Snacks provided in the morning and afternoon. Students must bring their own lunch. Dates: Monday, March 13–Friday, March 17 Time: 9 am–4 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Fee: $35 ($31.50)/day $160 ($144)/week • Limit 12
Unless otherwise indicated, all Hearst events are free and open to the public. For more information about these and other events at the Hearst, visit TheHearst.org.
12 JAN–19 MAR 2017: Dean Schwarz & Sons Pots and paintings by Dean Schwarz and his sons Gunnar and Lane 04 FEB–19 MAR 2017: Kirk Hovenga: New Landscapes Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4 1:30–3 pm Mesmerizing landscapes in oil by Iowa artist Kirk Hovenga are displayed. 02 APR–07 MAY 2017: Developing Expressions: Student Art from Cedar Falls Schools Opening Reception: Sunday, April 2 • 1–4 pm Sponsored by Friends of the Hearst Works by students from elementary and secondary schools in Cedar Falls 18 MAY–09 JUL 2017: First Fifty: Works by Cedar Valley Artists Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18 •7–8:30 pm FREE and open to the public Works by the first fifty artists to deliver a ready-to-hang piece of art to the Hearst Center when doors open at 9 am on Thursday, May 11
Trio 826 Residency
March 8 “Chamber Music from the Inside” class 4 of 4: open rehearsal and discussion, 12 noon March 10 Lunchtime Concert, 12 noon March 10 Evening Concert with pianist Sean Botkin, 7 pm
The second Friday of each month (September– May) at noon. Listen to live music. Bring your lunch. Donations go to the UNI School of Music scholarship fund. March 10 Trio 826 with pianist Sean Botkin April 7 UNI Flute Studio May 5 Pianists Sara and Nathan Hoy May 12 NAMTA
Family workshops are open to all ages. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
MOTHER’S DAY WORKSHOP Make a gift for mom! Families will be able to create a personalized and homemade gift to give to the special caregiver in your life. Dates: Sunday, May 30 Time: 1:30–3:30 pm Location: Rownd Classrooms Fee: $10 ($9) • Limit 20 (fee covers one adult and one child)
MARCH—Films by Martin Scorsese March 7 Taxi Driver (1976, R) March 14 The Age of Innocence (1993, PG) March 21 Gangs of New York (2002, R) March 28 Hugo (2011, PG) APRIL—Earth Month April 4 Soylent Green (1973, PG) April 11 Chinatown (1974, R) April 18 Erin Brockovich (2000, R) April 25 I Heart Huckabees (2004, R) MAY—A Thing of Beauty May 2 Beauty & the Beast (1946, unrated) May 9 Stealing Beauty (1996, R) May 16 Dangerous Beauty (1998, R) May 23 American Beauty (1999, R) May 30 Stage Beauty (2004, R)
Nuhn, Beauty Pool, watercolor 1969
ARMED FORCES DAY WORKSHOP Join us during this FREE workshop for veterans and active duty armed force members. Bring your families to participate in a variety of free and fun art activities. Dates: Saturday, May 20 Time: 1:30–3:30 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Fee: Free for veterans, active duty armed forces members, and their families
Tuesday at 7 pm. Sponsored by Far Reach.
18 MAY–25 JUN 2017: Works by Marjorie Nuhn Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10 •6–9 pm Energetic works in vivid watercolor by the late Cedar Falls artist
APRIL FOOLS FEST! (GRADES K–6, AGES 4–12) Try and test aspects of our youth art classes during the April fools fest! Participants will do activities that showcase types of projects done during our youth classes and camps. This is a great way to try out activities and projects at the Hearst before committing to a class. Dates: Saturday, April 1 Time: 1:30–3:30 pm Location: Rownd Classrooms, McElroy Classroom Fee: $10 ($9) • Limit 20
EARTH DAY WORKSHOP Bring the whole family to participate in a variety of recycled art projects to celebrate Earth Day! Dates: Saturday, April 22 Time: 1:30–3:30 pm Location: Rownd Classrooms, McElroy Classroom Fee: $10 ($9) • Limit 20 (fee covers one adult and one child)
Hearst Film Series
Visit and participate in activities with Hearst Center instructors and volunteers at the following events! Education Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. HEARST CENTER SCHEELS KIDS KLUB: SPRING INTO SPRING Tuesday, March 7 • 6–7 pm Scheels, 420 Viking Plaza, Cedar Falls SCHEELS EASTER EGGTIVITES Saturday, April 15 • 9–11 am Scheels, 420 Viking Plaza, Cedar Falls SCHEELS FISH FEST Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 • TBD Scheels, 420 Viking Plaza, Cedar Falls HARTMAN RESERVE MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL Sunday, March 5 • 8 am–1 pm Cedar Heights Elementary School CEDAR VALLEY CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL Thursday, April 6 • 5:30–7:30 pm Hearst Center for the Arts, Mae Latta Hall
Final Thursday Reading Series
The series features regional authors and provides a forum for local writers. Open mic begins at 7:15 pm. The featured author takes the stage at 8 pm. March 30 Julianne Couch, author of The Small Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century April 27 Keith Lesmeister, author of We Could’ve Been Happy
The Red Herring Theatre Collective presents readers theater performances quarterly. Readings begin at 7 pm. Sponsored by Jones Law Firm. April 20
Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo
Cedar Falls Authors Festival May 4
Scott Cawelti on “Robert Waller’s Songs as Poetry,” 7 pm
Hearst Art-House Concert May 18
Society of Broken Souls, 7 pm