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  • Alcohol Ink - Burst of the Sunflower

    Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Abstract Art that is fun and Colorful? Alcohol Ink (AI) is a new painting technique that just screams ABSTRACT. With so many different techniques, AI 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: This class does use Isopropyl Alcohol Supply fee payable to instructor the night of class: $15
  • Bob Ross Style Painting - Spectacular

    Instructor Jay Rupp prefers to paint with people who have no experience painting, don't want to paint, and who can't draw a stick figure. If you are one of the “anti-artist” types, you will have the most fun and be the most amazed! If your painting turns out really nice, (as I am sure it will) you may want to paint more paintings similar to your original masterpiece. If you are an experienced artist, welcome. There is always much to learn. The “Joy of Painting” may be the highlight of your year! The painting will be in oil which is quite easy to work with. I will supply all the materials that you will need including paints, 16X20 inch canvas and painting supplies. Your painting will be ready for you to frame and put on your wall at home when you finish. (The Oil painting will take 4 weeks to dry but can still be put into the frame of your choice and hung immediately on your favorite wall). Frames will be available at the class.
  • Ceramic Fairy Door

    Come build your very own ceramic fairy door! We use imagination and clay to create one or more fairy doors to display as you please. Come only with your apron and imagination; clay, underglaze and tools will be provided for an evening of clayworks and fun. Pots and Whatnots will fire your pieces in their kiln, you will pick up when complete (about 2 weeks after class ends).
  • Ceramics Hand Building

    Learn the basics of creating handbuilt pottery. This class is designed for the beginners as well as individuals who which to continue developing their skills. Each class will include a demonstration and independent work time. The instructor will assist you in developing basic hand building skills as well as advanced techniques. Participants will learn how to create slab forms, pinch pots, coil pots, and more. This is a great class to learn at your own pace and have fun. Supply fee of $20 payable to the instructor.
  • Ceramics Wheel Throwing

    Learn the basics of creating pottery on the wheel. This class is designed for the beginner as well as individuals who wish to continue developing their skills on the potter’s wheel. Each class will include a demonstration and independent work time. The instructor will assist you with developing basic throwing skills as well as advanced techniques. Participants will learn how to create cylinders, bowls, vases, mugs, and more. This is a great class to learn at your own pace and have fun. Supply fee of $20 payable to the instructor.
  • Drawing Fundamentals

    The foundation for a successful artwork is a good drawing. In this class the students will explore the principals of transforming three dimensional objects into two dimensional shapes. We will also explore the art of shading, perspective and other drawing systems.
  • Glass Mosaic Table or Sign

    Glass mosaic sounds like a fancy, difficult art form however in this class, you will learn how it can be fun, and easy while creating a table top or sign! Look through the idea book, browse the patterns and stencils, and choose from dozens of colors of precut glass. The first night is designing your project and start gluing the glass, you will have some homework. The second night is grouting and learning about supplies and mosaic. Sign ideas include Welcome, house number, last name, state of MN. Tables are 16”x16” and 16” tall. Signs vary in size. Supply fee of $16-40 (signs) and $70 (table) payable to instructor.
  • Hand-Stamped Cards

    Join me in class where we will be making 25 hand-stamped All Occasion cards (5 cards of 5 designs)! These designs may include birthday (male, female or child), thank you, sympathy or blank. Included with class will be all material to make 25 cards, plus envelopes. I will provide tools, stamps and ink for you to complete your cards. Students should bring your own adhesive/glue or I will have some available for you to purchase the night of class.
  • Introduction to Glassblowing

    This class is great for beginners with or without any experience! The student will learn safety fundamentals, tool and torch usage, solid rod welding and gathering, color application, shaping, and more. Students will be able to create small trinkets, marbles, paper weights, plant rods, or anything else that can be thought of with the skills learned.
  • Sewing: Continuing

    Develop and improve your sewing skills while working on a project of your choice. Students who have completed the Introduction, Beginning, or Intermediate sewing classes will receive instructor support, guidance, and extra help with challenging techniques, pattern instructions, or finishing an already started project. Continuing Sewing Supply List: Sewing machine in good working order with bobbin Machine needles Thread Scissors Pins Ruler or seam gauge Tape measure Fabric marking pen or pencil Seam ripper Project materials
  • Sewing: Intermediate Apparel; Knits

    Have you felt intimidated or scared to sew with knit fabrics? Or been frustrated when you’ve tried? We’ll demystify knits and eliminate frustrations and sew a garment of your choice in class that you’ll wear with pride. Students should be comfortable with machine sewing and familiar working with and reading patterns. Week 1, bring sewing machine and basic supplies. Week 2-6, bring sewing machine, supplies, and project materials. Int Apparel Sewing Supply List: Sewing machine in good working order with bobbin -must have zigzag stitch function Knit fabric to practice on and test stitches (can be yardage, fabric scraps, an old t-shirt, etc) One package assorted size Ballpoint needles Thread Scissors Pins Ruler or seam gauge Tape measure Fabric marking pen or pencil Seam ripper Please budget $25-$50 for pattern, fabric, and notions for your class project - selections will be made after first class. Cost will vary with project choice.
  • Spring Basket

    Our Spring Basket Weaving class is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill and create something that you can use for years to come! In this hands-on class, you will be guided by an experienced instructor who will teach you how to create your very own basket. Choose from soft or vibrant colors including robin’s egg blue, peach, apple green, and passion purple. Finished basket is 11” x 7”, with the option of adding a handle for $7. Material fee payable to instructor the night of class: $27.
  • Watercolor Leaf Prints

    Using watercolor paints and leaves from the park, participants will create a unique and vibrant composition. After a lesson about the history of watercolors and art techniques, participants will try their hand at a creative process that is part printmaking and part watercolor painting.
  • Watercolor Painting - Intermediate

    If you have some experience with watercolor, join this class to develop your skills. Please note that this is not a beginner class. Some skills you should have before taking this class are knowing the wetness and dryness of the media, how to mix basic colors, and understanding basic perspective principals. You will learn techniques, see demonstrations, receive guided instruction, and participate in a class critique. Each week we will work on a different topic. Purchase a copy of John Shaw and Ferdinand Petrie's "The Big Book of Painting Nature in Watercolor" prior to class. Materials Needed: Pad of 140 lb watercolor paper 11x15 (this can be Strathmore or Arches - avoid Canson paper - do not get a block of paper, this is too expensive) Board to put them on 1 multi-compartment palette or tray 1 roll of better quality paper towels 1 #2 pencil 1 art gum eraser 1 roll of masking tape 1 bottle mask-off any color 1 lightweight pair of scissors 1 ruler at least 18 inches long Graphite copy paper 1 set of good quality tube-style watercolors. Set should include a crimson red (naphthol or alizarin), cadmium red light, ultramarine, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, raw sienna, purple or violet, sap green or olive green, payne's grey, and cerulean blue. Some colors may need to be purchased separately. Brushes - Size 10 and 12 round brush, 1 flat brush size 1/4" or 1/2" wide, and 1 large brush 3/4" or wider A cup for water Optional: a small misting bottle (an old hairspray bottle works well)