I'm following KeanusMomma lead here to help represent Kansas City!
I'm sure there are more of us on here, they just haven't found this thread yet.
Wish I could help you about those classes but I don't know about them. Kansas City isn't as small as some people like to think it is. However, if you like to use beads in your crafting projects, check out a store called The Bead Garden near the Plaza. They are independently owned and have a variety of beads at good prices.