John Ball Zoo

Art Classes

John Ball Zoo is partnering with local art gallery Lions & Rabbits to offer a variety of unique art classes for a variety of ages.


Girl Scouts 

Enjoy your own live animal figure drawing class with your troop during a special Girl Scout Art Day, September 19! For more information visit our Scouts page. 

Mask Making 

For kids ages 6-9 years old. 

If we're going to wear masks, they might as well be animal glam! In this class we will bedazzle masks into the creatures of our choice. We will make up to three masks per child. Materials are provided. Participants will gather inspirations from a meet and greet opportunity with Zoo ambassador animals. Zoo admission is not included.  

$32/Member, $37/Non-Member

Monday, September 21, 9am-11am
Monday, September 28, 9am-11am


Live Animal Figure Drawing

Ages 6 to Adult

Always drawing animals? What could be cooler than a guided animal drawing class? Join us for open drawing as we explore the anatomy of some of the fellow Zoo animals. We will provide different drawing materials, paper, and drawing boards for all artists. Find the perfect angle and let's get drawing! Materials included in the price of the class. *Please note this class will take place after hours for the Zoo in the park area, zoo admission is not included. *Participants under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a paid adult. 

$32/Member, $37/Non-Member

Wednesday, Septemeber 23, 4-6pm
Wednesday, October 7, 4-6pm