Writing Roundtable

CLASS ID: 5R22
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 26, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 5R23
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 24, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 5R24
Date/Time: Tuesday, November, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Mary Jane LaVigne
Join with fellow writers to talk about craft, try a short exercise, and share work. Bring paper, pen, and a writing sample of up to 500 words to read. Bringing work is optional.

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Improving Photographic Skills

CLASS ID: 5R15
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 5R16
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 10, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 5R17
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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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).

CLASS ID: 9R01
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Tuition: FREE with registration
Age/Level: All Ages, All Levels

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Am Now Writer: Public Reading

CLASS ID: 5R25
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 19, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Mary Jane LaVigne with Special Guest Fred Amram
Join us for a public reading for writers of poetry, fiction, non- fiction, and more. Sign up to share your short essay, a few poems, fan- fiction, flash- fiction, or your novel in progress; anything you can present in 5 minutes or less. Or, just come to listen! “Am now writer” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald on his army discharge form, though he’d not yet sold a story. Whether writing is your avocation or vocation, it is our hope that this public reading helps you to claim this title for yourself. Reader registration required prior to the event.

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Becoming American: Sieng Lee Lecture

CLASS ID: 5R04
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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Get to the Pointe with Ballet

CLASS ID: 5R03
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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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

CLASS ID: 2R04
Date/Time: 11 Fridays: September 8 – November 17 , 10:00AM – 12:30PM

No Instructor
Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium. Work on your own project with your own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded
artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.

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Introduction to Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 9R14
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 13, 1:30PM – 2:30PM

CLASS ID: 9R15
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 17, 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Just 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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Public Art Lecture

CLASS ID: 5R32
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 3, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Christine Podas-Larson
Learn to make a concrete statue in this 2-day workshop. Wouterina will teach her own techniques, not offered in books or schools. During the first day of this workshop, we will make a multi-layered metal form, which will be cemented on the following day. You will learn how to cut and shape metal lath and when and how to use reinforcements. There will be a demonstration on various cementing techniques, discussions on cement formulas, and what pigments to use for coloring cement. Wouterina has a technique to create concrete environments without any welding. With this knowledge you can create benches in any shape you like, that can seat as many people as you want, as well as outdoor adobe style fireplaces, fences and arches that light up, life size sculptures, bird baths, planters, and smaller objects. All materials and tools are provided.

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Pottery Tour and Kiln Opening

CLASS ID: 3R27
Date/Time: Saturday, November 4, 3:00PM – 4:30PM

Zac Spates
Visit Zac Spates’ Pottery in Hudson, WI for a tour of his studio and kilns. Zac and his Woodfire Exploration class will open the kiln at 4 PM.

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