SAORI Weaving with “Bloom”

CLASS ID: 4W07
Date/Time: Friday, June 22, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The ladies of “Bloom” & Chiaki O’Brien
SAORI weaving celebrates the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity and does not try to imitate machine-made products. You are welcome to bring materials from home that you would like to use for your project such as homespun yarn or strips of fabric. This class is an especially unique and special opportunity to learn SAORI weaving from the 8 ladies who make up “Bloom.” While these ladies happen to have developmental disabilities they have already had two nearly sold out shows at Homewood Studios in Minneapolis as well as gaining teaching experience through workshops held during their shows. SAORI is very different from traditional weaving, placing more importance on free expression and creativity than on technical skills or the regularity of the woven cloth.

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Shibori (Clamp) Silk Scarf with Bengala Dye

CLASS ID: 4W08
Date/Time: Friday, June 22, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Chiaki O’Brien
Let’s have fun and make a “one-of-a-kind” silk scarf, or two! Natural Japanese Bengala dyes are made from soil and are environmentally safe and fun to use. You will find this to be a fun technique, just like playing with mud. You will learn about the history and cultural significance of this unique dye form. The instructor will prepare some cotton/silk scarves and shawls for you to choose from. Feel free to bring something to dye and pay a small dye fee. If you have latex allergy, this is not a good class for you as the dyes have natural rubber latex in them. Bring: Iron & iron board is helpful but not required.

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Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

CLASS ID: 4W17
Date/Time: Saturday, June 23, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Sharriah Armstrong
Dive into the creative process of combining beautiful jewelry and aromatherapy activated by your own body heat. We will begin this workshop by making a lava and gemstone mala diffuser bracelet while also exploring some of the health and wellness benefits of essential oils (essential oils will not be sold but are available to sample). Mala bracelets are traditionally tailored to your specific intentions and worn as a reminder of the goals and affirmation that you are working on in your life. We’ll learn about possible gemstones and color combinations that represent particular intentions that resonate with you. The instructor will provide the beads, oil diffusing lava beads, string, etc. You are welcome to make as many bracelets as you’d like. Make it an afternoon with friends or a special bonding experience with a child or partner. Invite a few friends, the more the merrier!

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Create-A-Play: Night at the Museum

IMAGINE ART – WEEK 3

Class ID: 3U01
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, June 26, 27 & 28
Instructor: SteppingStone Theatre
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 6-12
$72 Member/$90 Non-Member

What do mischievous Museum Exhibits and Art Objects do when a sleepy security guard is on patrol? Create mayhem, of course! Use the theme Night at the Museum to create an original play by working collaboratively with your peers on developing the story, setting, characters, dialogue, and staging. Our Teaching Artists help you gain an understanding of theatre as you explore concepts like idea contribution, ensemble work, story structure, character choices, and theatre vocabulary. Perform your play for family and friends on the final day of class at 11:30 AM! You can also register for ‘Create a Set’ in the afternoon to build and design the set for the play.

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Melted Crayon Canvas

IMAGINE ART – WEEK 3

Class ID: 3U02
Date: Tuesday, June 26
Instructor: Erika Arndt
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 8-13
$24 Member/$30 Non-Member

Have you ever wanted to make one of those brilliant melted-crayon on-canvas works of art? Using hot glue and a heat gun, we’ll create a bright conversation piece for your wall.

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Playful Portraits

IMAGINE ART – WEEK 3

Class ID: 3U03
Date: Tuesday, June 26
Instructor: Lisa Servatius
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 6-13
$24 Member/$30 Non-Member

Have fun making colorful, whimsical portraits in paper collage and wire. We’ll make two different pieces modeled after the work of Henri Matisse and Alexander Calder.

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Tangles and Doodles

IMAGINE ART – WEEK 3

Class ID: 3U04
Date: Tuesday, June 26
Instructor: Sue Swanson
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 8-13
$24 Member/$30 Non-Member

Do you like to doodle? Learn some cool new Zentangle-inspired patterns that will have your friends wondering, “How do you do that!?” It looks complicated but it is very easy when you take it step by step. We will make tiny 3 ½” black and white works of art by combining new tangle techniques.

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Art of India

IMAGINE ART – WEEK 3

Class ID: 3U05
Date: Tuesday, June 26
Instructor: Lisa Servatius
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 6-13
$24 Member/$30 Non-Member

In this class we will make several pieces of art inspired by the cultural art traditions of India. We will use many different mediums (drawing, painting, collage, metals) and learn some new art techniques as we “take a trip to India.”

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Clay Chia Plant Pet 2-Day

IMAGINE ART – WEEK 3

Class ID: 3U06
Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 26 & 27
Instructor: Erika Arndt
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 6-13
$48 Member/$60 Non-Member

You’ll design and create your own unique chia planter complete with grooves for the chia plant to grow. Each participant goes home with a bag of seed and instructions. Fired projects will be ready in approximately 2 weeks after class.

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Create a Set

IMAGINE ART – WEEK 3

Class ID: 3U07
Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 26 & 27
Instructor: Kyle Frederickson
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 6-13
$48 Member/$60 Non-Member

Work as a team to create your very own set design for the “Create-A-Play: Night at the Museum” class. The performance will take place on Thursday, June 28 at 11:30 AM. Sign up for both for the entire play-making experience!

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