All Ages Ceramics

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, January 4-25, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, February 1-22, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Adama Sow
This all-ages class with teaching artist Adama Sow is the perfect class for kids, teens, and adults, or for parents to take with their children! Demonstrations will cover basic wheel-throwing, hand-building, sculpture, and glazing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Introduction to Clay: Pottery Wheel

Date/Time: 4 Fridays, January 5-26 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Date/Time: 4 Fridays, February 2-23 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Katie Bosley
Curious about the potter’s wheel? This class will introduce beginners to throwing. Learn the steps and skills that transform a lump of clay into incredible functional forms. No clay experience necessary.

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Intergenerational Ceramics

Date/Time: 4 Mondays: January 8-29, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Date/Time: 4 Mondays: February 5-26, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Brittany Trushin
Explore basic hand-building and wheel-throwing skills with this intergenerational beginner/intermediate course for adults, kids, and teens. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.

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Beastly Bank

Date/Time: Saturday, January 20, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Margie Jones
Pinch pots to create a beastly bank to hide your pennies! You will learn handbuilding techniques including attaching and coiling, as well as surface design techniques. Materials are included.

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Mosaic Night Light

CLASS ID: 4S20 This class is cancelled. Sign up for Saturday!  Class ID: 4S19
Date/Time: Sunday, January 21, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This is an easy mosaic project for the beginner and a great way to spend an afternoon. Students should come with a simple design in mind for their night light. After pieces are cut for the mosaic, they are glued to a sheet of glass. Since heat-activated glue is used, there is no need to wait for the glue to dry. The piece will then be grouted to enhance the look. A night light will be attached to the back of the mosaic piece. All students should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Long hair needs to be pulled back and put into a binder.

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Introduction to Tai chi

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 24, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Dress comfortably so you can move; no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.

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Birds in Winter

Date/Time: Sunday, January 28, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Erika Arndt
A few types of birds are brave enough to stick around during winter in Minnesota. You’ll adapt artist Charley Harper’s style of “minimal realism”
to create a cut paper collage and celebrate these hardy, handsome creatures.

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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 28, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Using acrylic paint on canvas, draw and paint fanciful birds. Don’t worry about exact shapes, the more “out there,” the better. No experience necessary. This class will be tons of fun for everyone, even if you’ve never painted before!

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Clay Coil Pots

Date/Time: Sunday, February 25, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Erika Arndt
Learn about different types of coils and bring them all together to create your one-of-a-kind pot. Fired pieces will be ready to pick up in approximately two weeks.

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Beginning Stained Glass

Date/Time: Saturday, February 24 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM & Sunday February 25, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr & Lee Parr
This introductory class will give students the opportunity to learn the copper-foil stained glass technique. Students will first decide on the pattern of their piece. Pattern sheets are available for use or students can design their own. Glass is chosen and the pieces are cut using glass cutters, grinders, and saws. Once the pieces are cut and cleaned, students will solder their pieces together and attach rings for hanging. Students can bring a special piece of glass they want to incorporate into their design if desired. No previous glasscutting experience is necessary. Students should wear long long pants and close-toed shoes. Long hair needs to be pulled back and put into a binder. All tools are provided, bring a lunch.

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