Fine Silver Earrings

Date/Time: Sunday, November 19, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This is the perfect class if you are looking to get an early start on Christmas gifts, In this class we will make a variety of fine silver (99.9% pure silver) earrings. The design process begins by using polymer clay. Once the design have been finalized, work begins using Precious Metal clay (PMC). This material is composed of fine silver particles in an organic binder with water. After drying the piece in a dehydrator to remove the water, final filing and refinement is done. The next step is to fire the pieces in a kiln to burn up the organic binder. Once out ot the kiln the pieces are polished and a patina is applied, you will leave the class with your finished pieces. All tools and ear wires are provided. No previous experience necessary; it’s as easy as working with Play-Doh! Bring a lunch.

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Community Concert with Thursday Musical

Thursday Musical Musicians
Thursday Musical, one of the oldest arts organizations in the country, was founded in 1892 by group of 12 women from Minneapolis. Currently, Thursday Musical supports three distinctive recital series featuring a wealth of classical solo and chamber ensemble repertoire: the Thursday Morning Artist Series, Home Programs, and Community Concerts. Performers will be Marion Judish (violin) and Jenya Trubnikava (piano); Helen and Paul Baumgartner (piano duo).

Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Tuition: FREE with registration
Age/Level: All Ages, All Levels

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Fused Glass Spoon Rest

Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Kim Bakken-Parr and Lee Parr
In this class students will be making two different shaped spoon rests, one rectangular (approximately 3.5” by 8”), and the other circular (5.5” diameter). You will create your design based on the color and types of glass you want to use. You can select from a variety of colors and forms such as sheet glass, stringer, frit, confetti, and powder. During the creation process you will have the opportunity to use glass saws and grinders. Glass cutting experience is helpful, but not necessary. You will be called to pick up your pieces after kiln firing is complete. All students should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Long hair need to be pulled back and put into a binder. All tools are provided, just bring a lunch.

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Becoming American: Sieng Lee Lecture

Tuesday, September 26, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Sieng Lee
Artist Sieng Lee is interested in the intersections of being Hmong and American. His sculptural installation work tell stories of his Hmong American experience while inviting the viewer to explore what it means to “Become American.” Sieng will lecture on his work, process, and challenges as a first generation Hmong American artist. He believes in the power of sharing liked experiences as a means to foster growth and strengthen community.

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Clay Masks

Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Margie Jones
Explore facial features while creating a unique mask using hand building techniques. Materials are included.

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All Ages Ceramics

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: September 7-28, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5-26, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2-30, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

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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Get to the Pointe with Ballet

Tuesday, September 12, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Jan Chamberlin
If you are going on the field trip to the New York City Ballet at Northop, then this lecture is a can’t miss! Whether you have attended ballet performances before or this will be your first time, join us as we talk about the dances that New York City Ballet will perform, the choreographers, their artistic influences, and the key concepts that make ballet the graceful and athletic art form it has become.

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How to Draw Faces

Date/Time: Saturday, September 30, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop for beginning as well as advanced artists will emphasize placing and drawing the features of the face accurately. You’ll learn to analyze light and shadow, create a light effect, how to map the features of the face, and how to avoid common errors in portrait drawing. The class will consist of demos covering the principles of drawing a face and hands-on experience drawing from sculptor’s casts and a live model. Drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch. Model fee included.

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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 27, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Date/Time: Sunday, November 5, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

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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Intergenerational Ceramics

Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

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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