Tote Bag, Bucket Bag and Laptop Case

CLASS ID: 10B4T
Time: Wednesday, October 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $40 – $60 depending on the project payable
to instructor
Age/level: Adults and teens 12+, 101 or other hand-sewing
experience is strongly recommended.

Dan Horan of Merchant Leather
This advanced leather-working class will build on your sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Students will work from custom patterns while being guided through the basics of leather design and construction including the skills necessary to design their own goods. Project options include a tote bag, a new bucket bag or a laptop sleeve. You will be required to choose your project at signup but a variety of leather choices for each project will be available at the beginning of class. Previous hand-sewing (saddle stitch) experience is strongly recommended. While the basics will be covered, the more experience you have, the happier you will be with you finished project. (please see MerachantLeather.com/WBCA for project examples)

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Polymer Clay Miniature Food

CLASS ID: 9B7C
Date/Time: Sunday, September 22, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $7 payable to instructor
Age/Level: 7-13

Climb into a miniature kitchen and create a feast of fancy dishes. A picnic of hot dogs and watermelon? Spaghetti & meatballs? Or perhaps pancakes with syrup and bacon. You’ll never want this class to end.

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Secret or Not? Let’s Find Out!

CLASS ID: 8A7A
Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 10:00-11:30 AM
Tuition: $18 Member/$22 Non-Member
Material Fee: $2 payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Ages 3-6

The Secret Path, by Nick Butterworth, is the story of Percy the Park Keeper and his furry friends who must work together to find the right path out of the park’s big, scary maze. The story is brought to life as our explorers watch a short video of this sweet tale followed by fun movement and art adventures, exploring simple patterns to cut, trace, color and walk, as we discover the difference between mazes and labyrinths, inside and out!

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Introduction to Zentangle Inspired Art

No classes scheduled at this time – check back soon!

Sue Swanson
Tangling and doodling is a meditative drawing method that uses simple repetitive strokes to build patterns that are combined to make a small work of art. Anyone who can draw a straight line and a curve can learn to tangle. The process is very easy, relaxing and fun. Come and be surprised and delighted by the designs you create.

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Paella Valenciana

CLASS ID: 5Z6E
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

CLASS ID: 6A6F
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Peggy Doran
The Paella is the pan used to cook this legendary dish, and Valenciana refers to the region of Spain on the shores of the Mediterranean where it originated. It is typically cooked outdoors in the countryside on a dry wood fire. The Paella must be set at a suitable height to be surrounded by flames during the first part of the cooking, and the fire must be kept burning at the correct strength. Generally, good Paella depends not so much on the quality of the ingredients as on combining all the components in the correct proportions. The five basic elements – oil, water, rice, heat, and cooking receptacle – need to be balanced with an almost mathematical precision.

The experience and personal touch of whoever is in charge of the cooking are also of utmost importance. The preparation of Paella in the countryside is a ritualistic, festive occasion which can sometimes turn into a gastronomic debate! The relaxed, lighthearted atmosphere is punctuated with jokes and comments on the progress of the food. The experience culminates when the Paella is deemed ready, removed from the fire and carried to the table. Paella Valenciana has Bomba rice, rabbit or pork, green beans, chicken, snails, tomatoes, paprika, and saffron. Peggy’s version of Paella Valenciana will use seafood, pork, chicken, beans, chorizo, and Bomba rice. That’s a mouthful! Bring an apron to class.

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Hand Sewing Leather 201- Tote Bag and Laptop Case

CLASS ID: 8A4T
Time: Thursday, August 29, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $40 – $60 depending on the project payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults and teens 12+, 101 or other hand-sewing experience is strongly recommended.
Please bring reading glasses if you need them

This advanced leather-working class will build on your sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Students will work from custom patterns while being guided through the basics of leather design and construction including the skills necessary to design their own goods. Project options include a tote bag, cross body purse, 13” laptop case or 15” laptop case. You will be required to choose your project at signup but a variety of leather choices for each project will be available at the beginning of class. Previous hand-sewing (saddle stitch) experience is strongly recommended. While the basics will be covered, the more experience you have, the happier you will be with your finished project. (please see MerachantLeather.com/WBCA for project examples)

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Adult Continuing Ballet

CLASS ID: 9B9J
Date/Time: 13 Mondays, September 16-December 16, 7:00-8:00 PM-INCORRECT TIME LISTED IN CATALOG 
No Class November 11
Tuition: $172 Member/$219 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 14+, Experienced Beginner and Beyond
Location: White Bear Lake Armory, 2228 4th St, White Bear Lake

Jan Chamberlin
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and esthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, turning, and jumping combinations, this class will provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning the body. This is a wonderful class for those who danced when they were younger, and for those who never stopped.

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Duct Tape Woven Shoulder Bag

Class ID: B613
Thursday, July 18
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 8-13

Class ID: B010
Thursday, August 15
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 6-12

Pick your favorite patterns of duct tape to create your fabulous one-of-a-kind bag. You’ll weave together tape strips, add a strap and pockets, and then finish with a nifty magnet closure. Then you can make a matching wallet, pouch, and keychain!

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