Fall Term 2021 

The course registration form can be found on the right side of this page.

Please read our terms and policies as well as our COVID19 required safety protocols. 

If you have any questions or problems, please email us at faceofmahaska@gmail.com or call 641.676.4694.


This fall we will continue to implement safety protocols due to COVID-19. 


If your child has any of the following symptoms please keep them home. They will not be allowed to attend class if they are experiencing any of the following: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, or Diarrhea. Each student will have their temperature checked upon entering the Art Center. Students will be required to wear either a reusable cloth mask or a disposable mask while in class. Frequent hand-washing will also be required while at the art center. Art Center tables, chairs and touched surfaces and tools will be disinfected each day following class. We appreciate your help in making sure we all stay healthy and keeping those around us healthy as well.

Students may bring a bottle of water to class. They may not share with other campers. 

Homeschool Elementary Art Class

Taught by local artist, art educator, and homeschooling parent, Sarah Kargol, this class is geared for elementary aged children. Completely hands-on, students will explore mediums and art-making techniques while traveling through the history of art. We'll look at significant artists and art and create our own work inspired by them. 

Instructor: Sarah Kargol

ages 6-12

Fridays  September 24-December 17


(No Class on November 26)


Folk Art Painting Class with Jenny Sammons

IYou are invited to come try your hand at Folk Art and learn a little about it while you do with artist Jenny Sammons.

Folk Art covers a wide range of art forms that are rooted in traditions that come from community and culture – expressing cultural identity by conveying shared community values and aesthetics.

Jenny Sammons is an artist living in Fairfield, Iowa. She loves to paint animals, nature and people and she's always finding captivating subjects. She's influenced by naive folk artists like Grandma Moses and Karla Gerard, and most meaningfully, she's drawn to African motifs and patterns as a way of connecting with her ancestral roots. Since a young age she's loved creating things with her hands and her love for pattern in design has carried over from her background in jewelry to her drawings and paintings.


Class is $30/student

Paint Your Cat! with Brant Bollman

Do you have a distinguished feline friend who graces your presence? If you do, honor that kitty with a portrait of them painted by you, their favorite human. 
Each participant will need to bring a photo of their pet that will be used to create a dashing whimsical likeness in acrylic paint.



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enrollment policy:

The Oskaloosa Art Center reserves the right to accept or deny enrollment in any class, lecture or workshop by any applicant. Class sizes are limited and enrollment is a first come first served basis. Unfortunately, the Oskaloosa Art Center is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. The Oskaloosa Art Center strives to provide the highest quality art classes with various media for all ages. We value your feedback. If you would like to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email the Oskaloosa Art Center Director, Sarah Kargol at faceofmahaska@gmail.com, attention: Director.

inclement weather:

The Oskaloosa Art Center is located in Midwest Iowa and at times due to weather has found it necessary to cancel a class. If classes are cancelled due to hazardous weather conditions, a make up class will be scheduled. If students are unable to attend the make up class, students will be refunded the missed portion of their class fee.

oskaloosa art center course cancellation policy:

Occasionally the Oskaloosa Art Center may find it necessary to cancel a course or workshop due to low enrollment or other scheduling conflicts. If this occurs, registered students will be contacted and allowed to transfer to another class or be refunded the full course tuition and any additional fees.

student cancellation policy:

Students will receive a full refund if a request to withdraw is received by the Oskaloosa Art Center’s Director no later than 7 days prior to the first day of the course. Request to withdraw from a course less than 7 days prior to the first class session will not be eligible for refunds. If you register for a class or workshop last minute (within 1 week of the class), this cancellation policy still applies.

Please email your request to withdraw to faceofmahaska@gmail.com. You may also call and request to withdraw at 641.676.4694.

registration agreement statement:

I understand and agree that when I register, I have obligated myself to pay for the courses and all other charges related to this registration. If I decide to cancel my registration, I understand that the date I officially withdraw will determine the amount of refund, if any, I will receive.

Puppet Lab

In this class, you will make your very own sophisticated theatrical device (a.k.a. Hand Puppet), and learn how to operate it like a pro. Whether your child wants to learn a new craft, broaden their imagination, or tell more exciting stories, nothing in the world can do it like the spectacular art of puppetry!
Taught by Oskaloosa's own professional puppeteer and art educator, Brant Bollman. 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 AT 6 PM – 7:30 PM

For kids 6-12

Ceramic Ornament Workshop

This holiday season come to the Art Center to try something new! 

We will be creating ceramic Christmas tree ornaments, similar to these ornaments found at Crate and Barrel. You will learn how to hand form and shape the clay, how to slip and score, how to add texture, and how to glaze all while constructing darling keepsakes. Each student will make three ornaments.

Instructor: SarahKargol

ages 16+ 

*Two Saturdays in December. 

December 4 will be clay ornament construction.

December 18 will be glazing day.

Fired and completed ornaments will be ready for pick up at the art center on Tuesday December 21.

$45 per person

Art After School:
for Middle Schoolers
Mixed-Media Week

This 4-day workshop is ONLY for middle schoolers! Want to take a deep dive into mixed media? Come learn some fun new techniques to add to your art-making know-how from a professional mixed media artist. All materials will be provided. No expertise or previous knowledge is required. Just come with some curiosity and creativity and make something amazing!

Instructor: Sarah Kargol

grades 6-8 

Monday and Tuesday December 6 and 7, 4-5:30pm


Thursday and Friday December 9 and 10, 4-5:30pm

$90 per student

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Instructor: Brant Bollman

Tuesday October 16, 6-7:30pm

$15 per student

ages 6-12

Our loved hand-puppet workshop is back! These aren't your everyday ordinary puppets... they are the coolest puppets. Let your imagination run WILD and create a new fun friend.