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  • Acrylic Painting

    Learn to create a unique, quick and expressive acrylic paintings. Working quickly allows colors to blend and brush strokes to show, creating dynamic results. Create a beautiful acrylic painting following step by step instructions all while learning about composition and color mixing. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included. Each class can stand alone or take all to build more skills. June 14 - Hibiscus July 7 - Hummingbird August 4 - Forest
  • Acrylic Pouring Ornaments

    Take the art of acrylic pouring to a whole new level by creating fun festive ornaments for the holiday season. Create unique one-of-a-kind seasonal décor to keep or give away as gifts. First learn different acrylic pouring techniques. Then it is your turn to try out these techniques on 2 round bulb ornaments and 2 wooden cut out silhouettes. All supplies provided including a tray to transport your works home in.
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  • Alcohol Ink State Coasters Workshop

    Learn to create stunning, one-of-a kind alcohol ink coaster. Show your Minnesota (or any state of your choosing) pride with alcohol ink coasters. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, free-flowing and filled with an energy all their own. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of a new technique that you can then take home and expand your artist interest. You will create a set of 4 coasters.
  • Blow Your Own Bud Vase

    The bud vase is a great in-between class before taking the more advanced floral vase class. This allows students to become fluid by using heat, gravity, and optic molds to create different shapes and textures for your vessel. While using skills learned in prior classes, this piece will allow students to experience working on shapes that require more glass and alternative forms of shaping. This class will also provide a glimpse of the skills that are needed to create more sophisticated vessels and sculptures. Wear closed toe shoes, cotton clothing you can get dirty, and dress in layers as the studio can get quite warm. Please note: You will need to return at a later date to pick up your finished work. Students under 18 must have a parent present to sign waiver.
  • Blow Your Own Paperweight

    If you’ve never tried glassblowing before, it can be intimidating at first. After all, you’ll be dealing with large furnaces with temperatures that reach over 2000 degrees! We’ve designed this class with the beginner in mind so that anyone can experience the art for themselves, no matter their skill level. A paperweight is a perfect project for first-timers to try out glassblowing. Under the guidance of an instructor, students will experience how glass is manipulated and formed into a simple shape. Creating a glass paperweight teaches the fundamentals of gathering, coloring, shaping and transferring the piece off of the blowpipe. Wear closed toe shoes, cotton clothing you can get dirty, and dress in layers as the studio can get quite warm. Please note: You will need to return at a later date to pick up your finished work. Students ages 12-15 must register with an adult. All student under 18 must have a parent present to sign waiver.
  • Contemporary Art: Styles, Ideas and Artists (Online)

    Explore the contemporary art practices starting in the 1950’s and continuing today by studying the iconic works of artists such as Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and many others. Art styles for consideration will include Pop Art, Minimal Art, Environmental Art, Conceptual Art, Performance Art, Appropriation Art, and Video Art.
  • Contemporary Sculpture: From Mid-20th Century to the Present Day (Online)

    Explore the innovative and experimental contemporary sculpture practices starting in the 1950’s and continuing today by studying the works of artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, Eva Hesse, Maurizio Cattelan, Ron Mueck and Katharina Fritsch. Learn about the contemporary art styles associated with unique styles and approaches of these artists.
  • Craft Beer Backstage Pass - Hang with the Pro's

    The CRAFT BEER BACKSTAGE PASS course is designed to take the craft beer enthusiast, or novice, and educate them like a craft community insider. Participants will get on a first name basis with the management and brew team here at Big Wood Brewery. Get a back-stage VIP tour of the brewery and an up-close and personal introduction to our team. The class will revolve around the different styles of beer that are served at our tap-room. We will be discussing everything from base grains to hop species to the brew process of each hand-crafted beverage in the Big Wood line-up. Other items covered in this course will be hot topics in the craft beer industry, forecasting new trends and what our brew team sees on the horizon in the craft world. A Q&A session will be held at the end of each class and participants are encouraged to come with questions that cover any craft beer related topic. All participants will receive free samples with their class enrollment. About Big Wood Brewery In 2009 we launched the brewery and created our first award-winning craft beer, Morning Wood Coffee Stout. Since that day, we have been committed to crafting quality beer our way. We respect the laws and traditions of our industry, but we don’t feel the need to follow trends. Deviating from the norm is our norm — we consider ourselves the original hipsters (or shall we say “hopster”) due to our lack of interest in conforming. For more information on visit: https://bigwoodbrewery.com/ Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Cutting Board

    This class covers the step-by-step of designing and making your own custom cutting board. You will be using a variety of woods and cuts. Beginner level. Tools used: Table saw, miter saw, band saw, sanders and hand tools. Kids (age 12) also welcome, with an accompanying adult. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Fields of Flowers

    Come and have an amazing time creating wonderful fields of flowers! See just how easy it is to blend colors and a achieve 3 dimensional look using a palette knife. We’ll be painting on 2 square canvases to create 2 similar or different (it’s your choice) fields of flowers. You’ll be able to display each painting on their own or together as a focal point for a wall. No experience necessary; all supplies included.
  • Glass Mosaic Photo Frame or Sign

    In two fun evenings, using cut glass, create a beautiful photo frame to highlight your special photos, or give it as a unique gift. Sign ideas include welcome, house numbers, state of MN, flowers, last name, homage to a sports team. Patterns are also available. The first night is working on your project and the second night is grout and learning about glass cutting & other mosaic projects. Please bring in an old towel to class. There is a materials fee due at class to the instructor. Photo Frame: $10 per frame - you can make multiples. Signs: Range from $14-$30 depending on size you choose. Ages 8-14 can attend with an adult.
  • Learn to Knit

    Knitting is relaxing, fun and creative…and can be learned in the first night! By night three, you will be able to create a beautiful scarf, cute hat or a handy washcloth. You will need to bring to class Solid, light colored bulky weight yarn Size 11 knitting needles Scissors
  • Linocut Printmaking for the Holidays NEW

    Linocut Printmaking is a printmaking technique in which you carve a design into a sheet of linoleum using a variety of specialized tools. Learn how to design, carve a holiday of your choosing. Then create multiple prints and discuss the numerous possibilities for your new “stamp” in holiday decorating. All supplies included.
  • Milky Way

    Learn to create a unique, quick and expressive acrylic paintings. Working quickly allows colors to blend and brush strokes to show, creating dynamic results. Create a beautiful acrylic painting following step by step instructions all while learning about composition and color mixing. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included. More class by Vanessa Merry you may enjoy.
  • Modern Art: Movements, Artists & Masterpieces (Online)

    Learn about major art movements including Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Dadaism, and Abstract Expressionism. Explore and discuss some of the key works of Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Picasso and Jackson Pollock.
  • Modern Sculpture: From Impressionism to Mid-20th Century (Online)

    Learn about the most influential and famous sculptors from Impressionism to mid-20th century such as Auguste Rodin, Umberto Boccioni, Henry Moore, Man Ray and Alexander Calder. Explore the major art movements associated with unique styles and sculptures of these artists.
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  • Organize Your Photos - Digital and Print

    Imagine, all your photos organized and imagine being able to find any photo in literally seconds! In this class you will learn about scanning old media; slides, photos, movies etc. We will talk about cloud organization systems for your photos as well as editing & repairing old movies and damaged photos. By the end of this class you will have a plan for a system in place so you can find any photo in literally seconds!
  • Poinsettia - Watercolor

    Paint a beautiful watercolor Poinsettia with instructor Vanessa Merry. You will received step by step instructions and discussion on the techniques used in watercolor painting, such as, wet on wet and wet on dry. Students will paint and work together with Vanessa to create a wonderful scene. This is a great, no fear way to learn to paint in watercolors even if you have no experience. All supplies are provided and each class can stand alone or take all to build even more skills. All material is supplied and included in the price of the class.
  • Snowy River

    Learn to create a unique, quick and expressive acrylic paintings. Working quickly allows colors to blend and brush strokes to show, creating dynamic results. Create a beautiful acrylic painting following step by step instructions all while learning about composition and color mixing. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included. More class by Vanessa Merry you may enjoy.
  • Sunset Landscape - Watercolor

    Paint a beautiful watercolor landscape with instructor Vanessa Merry. You will received step by step instructions and discussion on the techniques used in watercolor painting, such as, wet on wet and wet on dry. Students will paint and work together with Vanessa to create a wonderful scene. This is a great, no fear way to learn to paint in watercolors even if you have no experience. All supplies are provided and each class can stand alone or take all to build even more skills. All material is supplied and included in the price of the class.
  • Watercolor Painting

    Paint a beautiful watercolor painting with instructor Vanessa Merry. You will received step by step instructions and discussion on the techniques used in watercolor painting, such as, wet on wet and wet on dry. Students will paint and work together with Vanessa to create a wonderful scene. This is a great, no fear way to learn to paint in watercolors even if you have no experience. All supplies are provided and each class can stand alone or take all to build even more skills. June 28 - Lake Scene July 19 - Sailboat August 17 - Village Street Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.