Fun Classes Offered in June 2016


Did you know that this old school building still has classes in session?

Below are some of the classes offered for the month of June, 2016. Be sure to check our “Classes” menu often to see what others we’ve added.

Please tell your friends about all of these great activities and let’s make this a Summer of fun, learning and living healthy at the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa!

Barns and Brews – Barn Quilt Painting

June 17 @ 6:30 pm

Picture of people at Barns and Brews Barn Quilt Painting class

Paint your own customized 2’ x 2’ barn quilt on exterior grade aluminum.

Select your design from our catalog on the Barns & Brews Facebook page. We draw the design for you and you paint it in any color(s)* that you pick the day of the class using high gloss professional grade sign painters lettering enamel.

No skill required!!! Anybody can do it. The sign is lightweight and can be hung inside or outside without any further treatment.

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East End Art – Canvas & Cocktails, Instructor – Linda Bild

June 17 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Registration Deadline:
 Please RESERVE your seat by Wednesday, June 22nd by 7pm.


Come by yourself, or bring your fun and crazy friends – don’t forget your favorite cocktails too. With the stroke of fun, you will be unleashing your creativity in no time.

Paint this lively and whimsical floral in an enjoyable and social atmosphere. You will be shown various techniques using acrylics on a 9 x 12 canvas. Start your own gallery of work.

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East End Art – Make a Mouse, Instructor – Nina Scott

June 22 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Registration Deadline:
 Please RESERVE your seat by Monday, June 20th by 7pm.
NOTE:  This is an Adult Art Class, or for children over 12.


These musical mice are just an example of what you can do. During this 2 hour class you will learn to hand sew a wool mouse with it’s own personality. Please bring your own pair of sharp scissors (if you have them) and your imagination!

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East End Art – Mini Masterpieces, Instructor – Lianne Westcot

June 24 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Registration Deadline:
 Please RESERVE your seat by Wednesday, June 22nd by 6:30pm.


Discover your inner artist as you create a beautiful small painting under the guidance of acrylic artist Lianne Westcot.

Bring a photo of your own or select one provided at the beginning of class. You’ll be amazed as you follow a few simple steps to complete your own small wonder!

Invite a friend and create a fun and memorable evening. (bring your own beverage)

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East End Art – Bright & Whimsical Alcohol Inks – Instructor, Linda Bild

June 25 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Registration Deadline:
 Please RESERVE your seat by June 23rd by 10am.
NOTE: This is an adult class or for children over 12.


Alcohol ink is a bright and fun medium for the beginner or advanced artist! It is the perfect medium for those who have little or no art training, as well as the experienced artist who wants to relax, unwind and allow their creativity to flow.

Students will be shown a variety of alcohol ink techniques to complete their final projects. Students who have had previous alcohol ink classes will be shown new methods and techniques.

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