Office hours effective January 20, 2014
M - F 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon
Afternoons by appointment (or chance)
The office is currently being staffed by volunteers.
ciaa@windstream.net

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The Central Iowa Art Association
 ...is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to enriching the Central Iowa Community through teaching and providing awareness in fine arts. The CIAA has been serving the Marshalltown area by providing art classes and workshops for all ages, as well as hosting special events since 1946.

Volunteers are always needed                                             
If you like art, helping children, are good at hosting a party, decorating, folding newsletters, data entry, writing grant applications, answering the phone, or just being friendly we could use your help!

The Importance of ART                                                          

Participating in the arts nurtures cognitive, social and personal competencies:

1. Arts participation can increase academic achievement.

2. Participation can decrease youth involvement in delinquent behavior.

3. Art can improve youth attitudes toward self and others.

4. Creating art contributes to improved critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making.

5. The arts involve communication, manipulation, interpretation and understanding complex symbols (as do language and math -- not so very different).

6. Art fosters higher order thinking skills: Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation.

7. Art engages multiple skills and abilities.

8. Art participation develops Imagination and Judgment.

9. Art participation helps overcome disadvantaged backgrounds.

10. There are opportunities to learn from Artist mentors.

11. The arts instill foundational employment skills: Reasoning, Decision Making, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, and Visualizing.





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Click on any button above to be directed to our Online Registration site! Even if you are unsure about registering, you can view a list of our events, membership varieties and donation options. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!