Gilchrist Learning Center

Gilchrist Learning Center

Art Education

It is our mission to strengthen our community’s creative core by providing high-quality instruction and hands-on visual art experiences for students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. We offer a wide variety of art classes for Youth and Adults, ranging from one-day workshops to comprehensive eight-week courses. Class themes, objectives, and schedules change throughout the year, so there is always something new and exciting to try.


Gilchrist Learning Center Facility

The Gilchrist Learning Center is a 10,993 square-foot facility that includes:

  • Four flexible studios
  • One clay studio
  • One media room
  • Three lobby spaces for student exhibitions
  • The Drive-By Gallery for special projects

The Drive-By Gallery consists of the glass enclosed hallway in the Learning Center that is highly visible by both pedestrian and vehicular traffic during the day and night.

Adjacent to the Gilchrist Learning Center is Sculpt Park, a green space between the Learning Center and Pierce Street. The space was dedicated as Sculpt Park in 2018 in recognition of Sculpt Siouxland, the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing outdoor sculptures to downtown Sioux City.

Membership Benefits

  • Discounts
    • Classes
    • Workshops
    • Art Camp
    • Artful Birthday Parties
  • Advance Notice of exhibitions, lectures, classes and workshops
  • Invitations to Opening Receptions (a chance to meet Artists and Staff)
  • Invitations to Special Events and Family Programming
  • Complimentary subscription to our newsletter, quarterly Calendar
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • Customized email with information just for Members
  • Tax deductible

Become a Member