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  • Alcohol Ink Flower Beginner Class

    Have you ever wanted to create beautiful flowers but thought it would be too hard? Alcohol Ink painting is more abstract which gives you the freedom to paint without rules. Beware – it is addictive! You will learn the basics of alcohol ink including: What is Alcohol Ink? How can it be used? What tools are required? (Note: ISO Alcohol will be used in this class) Although there are many ways of painting with Alcohol Ink (AI), this class will focus on blowing flower petals with an airbrush. After understanding the basics, the teacher will demo how to blow petals. Each student will get to practice on a white 6” x 6” white tile. Note: Alcohol Ink wipes clear using Isopropyl Alcohol on specific substances. Once you feel comfortable creating petals, you will create a flower on the tile using the colors of your choice. At that time, the instructor will demo how to make basic centers. You will also create flowers on both white and black plastic paper. NOTE: There is a $15 cash supply fee due at class
  • Author Series: Jack Burch - Ghost Burglar

    Does news and investigative reporting get into your blood? Jack Burch was drawn back into that world as he began to track down an old TV news story that led to writing “Ghost Burglar” with Jim King, a retired police detective he interviewed during early research for the true crime book. Join us in learning about Jack's path to becoming an author and about his fascinating book.
  • Author Series: Mary Claire Lockman

    Mary Clare Lockman wanted to be a writer in high school. She loved books and writing assignments. She pursued a career in healthcare, becoming an Oncology RN. While still nursing, she began to take writing classes and received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing. "The process of writing is very interesting," she states. "There is something magical about taking a blank sheet of paper, putting words on it, and you've got action, image, and characters. You've got a story." Join us to learn more about how Mary Clare became an author, her writing process, publishing, and more.
  • Author Series: Poetry with Anne M. Picard

    Poetry is a powerful art of seeing the world using words and feelings, memories and nature's beauty. Enjoy poetry written and read by local poet Anne M Picard. She will also read some of her favorite poets such as Mary Oliver, David Whyte, and John O'Donohue. Feel free to bring in a copy of your favorite poet, or if you write poetry, bring it in to share!
  • Author Series: Verne Pickering, "Stands Before His People"

    Enmegahbowh, an Ojibwe (about 1815 to 1902) learned English early and became successively a Methodist and Episcopal minister in Lake Superior then in Minnesota. He participated in treaties in Washington and related to Minnesota politicians. His prominent locations were Crow Wing and White Earth. Importantly he left an extensive written record.
  • Beyond the Bobbin

    Do you have a basic understanding of how to use your sewing machine and would like to advance your skills? Join us for this fun, informative class where you’ll come away with a good understanding of sewing terms and tools; learn how to make button holes and attach zippers; practice gathering, inserting elastic, hemming, and following a pattern. Leave class with a simple completed project. Supply List Sewing machine and manual, if you have it Thread Sewing scissors Seam ripper Pins NOTE: A $10 supply fee paid to instructor the first class.
  • Burst of the Sunflower

    Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Abstract Art that is fun and colorful? Alcohol Ink is a new painting technique that just screams ABSTRACT. With so many different techniques, Alcohol Inks will soon become a favorite medium. To make your sunflower, you will first lay down ink for the center. The next step is to create the petals. The petals will be created using a hand rubber blower. Remember that this is abstract so don’t worry that each petal is perfect. The last step is to create the center by dropping various colors to brighten and create depth in your flower. Remember this is the fun part – explore your creativity. Your instructor will help guide you through each step. You will make one 5” x 7” painting in your chosen colors. Given time, you can create a 2nd painting with a white or black background. Just come to have fun and enjoy yourself. Best part of using Alcohol Ink is if you don’t like a part of your picture, you can wipe it off with ISO alcohol. NOTE: There is a $15 cash supply fee due at class
  • Fabulous Sun Flower: Mixed Media

    On a canvas you'll create an amazing, beautiful flower. We will be using torn papers, napkins, stencils, glue, paint, glitter and a variety of other fun materials. By layering paint, papers and stenciling, you’ll create amazing 3-Dimensional pieces of art! NOTES: There is a $15 supply fee due at class Bring a bag lunch to class!
  • Glass Mosaic Photo Frame or Sign

    In two evenings (with some homework) create a beautiful photo frame to highlight your special photos. Sign ideas include welcome, house numbers, state of MN, flowers. The cutting is already done and patterns are available. The first night is working on your project, having fun, and getting creative and the second night is grouting and learning about glass cutting & other mosaic projects. Class Fee: Frames are $12 each - you can make multiple frames Signs ranged from $16-$45 - they are a variety of different sizes NOTE: Students 16+ without Adult, Age 10-15 must enroll with an adult.
  • Market Bags - Crochet Upcycling

    Help save the planet through crocheting by transforming your used plastic bags into wonderfully unique, sturdy and fun market bags! You will learn what types of plastic bags work, how to cut the plastic, and lay out colors to create patterns. Materials you need to bring to class: Size 10 / J / 6mm crochet hook Stitch markers Sharp Scissor To save time in class, the plastic bags will be provided to you (recycled and donated by others). This class in for intermediate level crocheting, not for beginners.
  • Mosaic Bird Bath

    Create a colorful birdbath to entice birds to your yard. Decorate a terracotta saucer with mosaic tiles to suit your taste. It can then be placed on a wrought iron stand which can be purchased locally and it is beautiful when completed. A $25 supply fee due the day of class.
  • My Beach: Bob Ross Style

    Find your joy of painting in this easy to follow Bob Ross style painting class. You will be amazed at the talent you have! We will paint on a 16" x 20" canvas that will be ready for you to frame and hang on your wall at home. Please note: Oil paintings take 4 weeks to fully dry but can be inserted into the frame of your choice and hung immediately. REMINDER: A $20 material fee is due to the instructor at class. (cash or check) Wood frames will be available to purchase from the instructor after class ranging from $30 - $40. (cash or check) NOTE: Students age 13-15 need to have a registered adult present.
  • Paint Date: Spring Field (Adult & Child)

    A parent-child paint date is a fun and creative activity that allows parents and children to bond while exploring their artistic side together. In this type of class, parents and children work together to create a painting. The class is designed to be interactive and engaging, with the instructor providing step-by-step guidance on painting techniques and offering tips and tricks for parents and children to create a cohesive and beautiful painting.- Acrylic Studio Art There is a $20 material fee due to the instructor the night of class.
  • Painting with Vanessa - Acrylic: Village

    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 needed. Step by step instruction. All supplies included.
  • Painting with Vanessa: Spring Acrylic (ONLINE)

    Learn to paint quick and expressive acrylic paintings with one brush and a limited color palette. Working quickly allows colors to blend and brush strokes to show creating dynamic results in your acrylic paintings. April May Supplies Needed Supplies 8 in. x 10 in. canvas Cup of water Paper towels Utrecht Filbert Brush 16 Acrylic Paint Needed: Titanium White Mars Black Cobalt Blue Cadmium Red Medium Hue Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue Good brands are Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Blick, Golden, Gamblin
  • Painting with Vanessa: Watercolor

    Paint a beautiful watercolor scene with 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. 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. No experience needed. Step by step instruction. All supplies included.
  • Painting with Vanessa: Watercolor (ONLINE)

    Learn to paint a beautiful scene in watercolors. Follow step-by-step instructions and engage in discussion on the difference between dry brush work, wet on wet, and wet on dry as you participate in this enjoyable workshop. This is a great, no fear, way to learn to paint in watercolors. January February March Supplies Needed Supplies Pencil Cup or jar for water Paper towels A board to tape paper flat Masking tape Hair Dryer to speed drying time Paint & Brushes Artist’s Loft TM Fundamentals TM Watercolor Pan Set Watercolor Paper such as Canson 9 x 12 pad Watercolor Brushes such as Royal & Langnickel acrylic handle round number 10 brush Recommended - 1 inch flat soft bristle flat brush
  • Painting with Vanessa: Winter Acrylic (ONLINE)

    Learn to paint quick and expressive acrylic paintings with one brush and a limited color palette. Working quickly allows colors to blend and brush strokes to show creating dynamic results in your acrylic paintings. January February March Supplies Needed Supplies 8 in. x 10 in. canvas Cup of water Paper towels Utrecht Filbert Brush 16 Acrylic Paint Needed: Titanium White Mars Black Cobalt Blue Cadmium Red Medium Hue Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue Good brands are Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Blick, Golden, Gamblin
  • Sconces - DIY Project

    In this engaging and hands-on DIY project class, participants will discover the art of making their own stunning sconces. Sconces are beautiful and functional wall-mounted light fixtures that add a touch of elegance and ambiance to any space. We will provide everything that is needed to make two beautiful sconces: wood, paints, jar, flowers. Materials Fee Due At Class: $10