Capital Arts makes provisions as they come out of their slumber.

Spring is upon us, and it feels as though this past year has been a true hibernation for everyone, including Capital Arts. It was a year of minimal activity with the community, but it allowed time to pause, reflect, build stronger relationships, and prepare for 2021 with refreshed energy and newfound hope. 

You do not have to make a hefty financial contribution or purchase an expensive painting to get involved in the art community. Just attending an event like Chalk Art or becoming a member of Capital Arts will help support outreach programs like Art Heals. Another fun way to support local art is to purchase one of Capital Arts’ art kits to try at home!

The Project

Flowers make for a great gift, especially flowers created with love that you don’t have to water! This clay flower project is fun for young kids, teens, and adults, made perfect for home or office décor. You can even create an entire flower garden! This project also makes for easy cleanup, as air-dry paper clay and watercolors are included. You can pick up one of these art kits at Capital Arts for $25 to complete your project at home. 

Your kit includes:

Small cookie cutter

Air-dry paper clay

4 green paper clips



Step 1

Take small pieces of air-dry clay (a little smaller than a golf ball) and flatten on a paper plate for easy cleanup. We kept ours about half an inch thick. Use the cookie cutter to create your flower with the air dry clay. The excess clay should easily peel away.  You can also create flowers and shapes on your own without the guidance of the cookie cutter.

Step 2

Once you have your flower, press the end of the green paperclip through the bottom of the flower to create a stem. No need to unfold the paperclip. 

Step 3

Create a base by rolling a small ball of clay between your hands. You just need to be sure the base is sturdy enough to hold your flower. Press the stem (the other end of the paperclip) into the base and secure the clay around the paperclip. 

Step 4

You should let the clay dry overnight for the best results, but sometimes you can’t wait that long! After drying, paint the flower using the watercolors provided. After some practice, you can get really creative and sculpt other small favorites, like animals or shapes. 

Capital Arts has been fortunate to have the support of Jefferson City Parks & Recreation and Jefferson City Art Club to provide a number of events scheduled for this year. 

Photography & Digital Arts Show
June 18 – August 21
The show will have three areas of interest with a sole focus on photography, photo art, and digital art. This event is geared toward providing opportunities for some truly talented people.

High School Sketch Day
Event on May 3, Reception on June 10
Students will also have something to look forward to, as Capital Arts will be sponsoring High School Sketch Day this year. Sketch Day encourages local high school age students to paint or draw local buildings for the opportunity to be recognized and awarded for their skills. This special day is a tradition in Jefferson City and has historically been sponsored by the Jefferson City Art Club.  

Sound Immersion Experience
Second Wednesday of the Month
Capital Arts is currently providing a sound immersion experience on the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 6 p.m. Doris Guillory, owner of Loving Hands Massage, has been working with Himalayan bowls, gongs, and drums since 2015. The vibrations and sounds of the instruments guide you on a meditation journey to help promote relaxation and rejuvenation for the mind, body, and spirit. 

Gallery Hours
Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.