Whether you want to make your own art or explore local artistic constructs, look no further.

Instructional crafting sessions and information on local artistic events can be found through the Crisp Museum. View the activities and lectures offered through the museum and enroll in a class today.

Activities and Lectures

Find details for museum programs here. Some activities have pre-registration, age limits, and possible fees. If you can't find your answer, please call (573) 651-2260 to speak with a person or leave a message.

*Tuesdays - Drawing $40
June 7 - 29 or July 5 - 27 (* preregister)
Drawing is a fun way to create images with various values and transitions. In addition, the use of toned paper with a light and dark pencil or chalk will be demonstrated and practiced. Textures can be created by various strokes.
10-10:50 a.m. / ages 5-7
11-11:50 a.m. / ages 8-10
12-12:50 p.m. / ages 11-17
2-4 p.m. / adults

Wednesdays - Mix & Paint $40
June 7 - 29 or July 5 - 27 (* preregister)
This is your starting point to learn painting in person in a small group setting. A small set of supplies is provided. Learn to mix most of the colors you would desire in order to create a painting.
9-10:50 a.m. / ages 5-7
11-11:50 a.m. / ages 8-10
12-12:50 p.m. / ages
11-17 2-4 p.m. / adults

Fridays - Quilting at Crisp
Ongoing June and July
9 a.m.-4 p.m. / free
Bring your own fabric & supplies to socialize with others as you make progress on your quilt or fiber creations. You may bring your sewing machine with supplies and we provide your table space.

Crisp Museum remains open for evening gallery visits until 8 p.m. most first Fridays of the year.
Free and open to the public.

Don Sahli: An Act of Color Exhibition is on display at Crisp Museum May 6 - June 19, 2022

Friends Drawing Friends (all ages, free, drop in)
June 4 -5 / 1-4 p.m.

Spray Paint and Pour Painting (all ages, free, drop in)
June 18 -19 / 1-4 p.m.
Spray Paint - Paint is sprayed onto a water surface and dipping your paper into it will cause your design. Select your own colors from our supplies.
Pour Painting - Paint is layered into cups and poured on a surface. It can be manipulated as it flows to make a design. Additional additives cause reactions with the paint to make more design elements occur. Participaints will be using two types of surfaces, an art canvas and a CD disc to create their pour paintings.

Construction of My World (all ages, free, drop in)
July 9 -10 / 1-4 p.m.
You can create a 3D environment with construction paper in fun ways. Paper can curl, twist, fold, flip, turn, and even be like a floppy spring. Learn fun techniques with bright papers and create your own wonderful world.

Paint Mini Figures (ages 10+, free, drop in)
July 16 -17 / 1-4 p.m.
Participants will paint two role-play video game (RPG) mini figures. Supplies are provided.

Contact Us

River Campus
175 Cultural Arts Center
518 S. Fountain
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7875
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701