Adult Classes

How do I register?

  • Call our BoxOffice at 712-332-7013 and ask to sign up for the specific class title or sessions. Over the phone we can take your basic information along with a payment to reserve your place in the class.
  • Stop in to the Pearson Lakes Art Center at 2201 Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA 51355 and our BoxOffice can sign you up. Payment is needed at the time of registration.

Have questions about any of the classes?

  • Contact Holly Zinn, Education Director, by stopping in the Pearson Lakes Art Center, calling at 712-332-7013 ext. 101, or email

Pinterest Studio Series

Ceramic Tablet Stand & Vase Combination

Instructor: Holly Zinn
Date: January 19th
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: Members: $35 Non-Members: $40
Please register by January 17th to reserve your materials

Learn how to use a slab roller to create flat sections of clay, cut and form into a vase/utensil holder as well as a functional tablet stand! The piece will be hand built, score and slip construction; paper resist designs and underglaze paints will also be discussed and applied. Please allow pieces two weeks dry and firing time. No experience necessary, all materials included.

“Put a Bird on it” with Oil Pastels

Instructor: Holly Zinn
Date: February 23rd
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: Members: $ 20 Non-Members: $25
Please register by February 17th to reserve your materials.
On a 10″x 10″ pre-primed wood panel with built in cradle frame, learn to draw a bird with a variety of character. Discussion of color theory, layering, and blending with oil pastel sticks will be explored. Come away with a finished spring bird artwork ready to hang. No experience necessary, all materials included.

Beginner Polymer Clay Bowls

Instructor: Holly Zinn
Date: March 16 & 23rd, two nights
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: Members: $ 35 Non-Members: $ 40
Please register by March 8th to reserve materials

Have you always been curious how to create polymer canes and what you can do with them? In this two night course we cover the basics of polymer clay from conditioning the clay, mixing your own colors, making simple canes such as a speckle, bull’s eye, and jellyroll to firing techniques. In the second night we will create a miniature bowl with some of the cane slices we have made. No experience necessary, all materials included.

Driftwood Wall Art

Instructor: Holly Zinn
Date: April 20th
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: Members: $ 25 Non-Members: $ 30
Please register by April 14th to reserve materials

Learn how to upcycle nature’s driftwood into an aquatic wall art piece. Participants will learn how to condition driftwood as well as nail and glue pieces together to create an imaginative fish, seahorse, whale, starfish, or other aquatic creature for your wall home decor. Finish by choosing to leave the wood original, varnish, or dry brush with color. No experience necessary, all materials included.

Luncheon with Instruction

Chef: Susanne Bicknese
Times: 12pm or 6:30pm
Cost: Members: $30 Non-Members: $35
Please register by Wednesday prior to class.

Join us for this monthly lunch or supper event with Chef Susanne Bicknese! Enjoy delectable entrees all while learning how to create them in your own kitchen. Class features a sit down meal, instruction, take home recipes, and even a free first beverage!
January 11th: Bacon, Make Everything Better

February 15th: Steakhouse Classics

March 15th: Feast of Fishes

April 12th: Southern Comfort


Family Education

Winter Tree Painting Resist
Date: Saturday, January 14th
Time: 10am-3pm, come and go
Cost: Individual size 8×10 $9  OR Family size 18×24 $18
Please register by January 12th to reserve your materials.
On canvas panel, families or groups will draw out a tree with guidance from the instructor and create a resist with glue over it. Using paint and variety of materials, create a snowy atmosphere around the tree and make your individual marks if you like as well! All materials included. Parent/Guardian supervision required.
The Whole World in Your Hands Clay Bowl
Date: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 10am-3pm, come and go
Cost per group: Members: $15 Non-Members: $20 (up to 10 people)
Please register by February 9th to reserve your materials
Create your family, friends, or groups hands in clay with slabs and attaching them with the score and slip method. Add designs and texture if you desire. Glaze  with underglaze paints to create a group bowl to treasure forever! All materials included. Parent/Guardian supervision required.