Weekend of Weaving

It’s time again for our annual Weekend of Weaving! On November 1st and 2nd, you can take a class and learn the art of basket weaving. There are baskets for multiple levels, so don’t be afraid if you’re just a beginner, there’s a class for you!

Download the brochure here for information on the different baskets and the registration form – Register by October 26th!


Weekend of Weaving Workshop – Day 1 OR Day 2

KAA Member Single Day Registration Fee


Weekend of Weaving Workshop – 2 Days

KAA Member 2 Day Registration Fee



Dine and Donate to Honor Clara Straight: Spaghetti Dinner

For only $10, you can purchase a ticket for a Spaghetti Dinner at the Wooden Nickel! The meal ticket (including: spaghetti with meatballs, salad, breadsticks, and tea/lemonade) can be redeemed any week from Sunday through Thursday.

Purchase the ticket at the Arts Center, and 100% of the proceeds will go to naming the 2nd floor Conference room at the new Sure Ross Arts Center after Clara Straight.


Raffle: a Clara Straight Painting

Don’t miss your chance to win a stunning painting by the one and only Clara Straight!
We are raffling off her acrylic painting entitled “Lilies and Queen Anne’s Lace,” pictured on the poster.
Tickets cost $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets may be purchased at Beards Decorating Center, Ft. Chariton, or the Kirksville Arts Center.
All proceeds go toward naming the Mezzanine level Conference Room in the Sue Ross Art Center after Clara Straight.
The drawing will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019.
*Winner must be able to pick up the painting*

Summer on the Square!

Summer is here, and and the weather is beautiful! Every Friday in June, July, and August, there will be free concerts outside on the downtown square for your enjoyment. The schedule is on our poster, but can also be found on the Summer on the Square page of our website as well, under the Summer on the Square tab. We hope you can join us!


Online Training

I have been taking an online course from Quality Matters (an online quality assurance organization) that Truman State University requires before developing and teaching online courses. The Design program is looking to take an initial course online and this is our first step in going online. Myself and two other design instructors are taking the course. Hopefully, this will lead to more “online” content from me in the future (before and after retirement).

I think what we are leaning to do for an online course will benefit all our courses (the traditional on-campus course). Always learning some new.

For more information check out the course.