Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

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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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

Date/Time: Friday, June 29, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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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Monday Morning Clay

Date/Time: 5 Mondays, July 2 – 30, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, August 6 – 27, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Adam Gruetzmacher
Join potter Adam Gruetzmacher on Monday mornings in an open instruction studio setting. Students will help determine the trajectory of the class through their ideas and desire to explore new techniques in clay on and off the wheel. Work at your own pace and learn through both individual and group demonstration. Open to all skill levels, we will enjoy a relaxed studio environment designed to nurture and explore our ideas. Materials are included.

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Intergenerational Ceramics

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

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, August 6 – 27, 3:00 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 use 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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Katie’s Morning Studio

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, July 3 – 31, 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, August 7 – 28, 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Katie Bosley
Learn something new every week with clay. This class is for those just starting out, or looking to expand their skill set. Learn traditional pottery and hand-building/sculpting techniques. Learn about glazing and surface design choices. This class is centered on individual development, and demonstrations based on group interest. Beginners are encouraged to join, and so are advanced members looking for additional feedback. Materials are included.

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All Ages Clay

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

Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, August 2 – 30, 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 included.

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Introduction to Clay: Pottery Wheel

Date/Time: 4 Saturdays, July 7-28, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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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Paint & Sip Night

Date/Time: Thursday, July 12, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Date/Time: Thursday, August 9, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Bring your friends and learn how to paint in acrylics in a relaxing social setting. Sign up for one or all three and enjoy creating your masterpiece. No experience necessary. Students are encouraged to bring snacks and a favorite beverage to this class. Relax and have fun while learning to paint!

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Artful Travel Photography

CLASS ID: 2W70 *This class is being rescheduled
Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Join Deb Dresler for a St. Croix Valley River Towns digital photo shoot. We will concentrate on “seeing artful composition” and good lighting, while taking in a few stops for photographing. First up on our travels Stillwater!

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YogaHotDish Beginner Basics

Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, June 21 – July 26, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
No Class July 5

Shaila Cunningham
A yoga sampler platter for healthy beginners of all ages! Instructor Shaila Cunningham has 17 years’ teaching experience and will help you get comfortable with a variety of yoga styles. From breathing to meditation to movement, learn how to adapt the practice while avoiding common mistakes made by students and inexperienced instructors alike. If you want to start yoga in a safe and informed way, this is your class. Active seniors welcome; you must be able to transition from seated to standing unassisted. Bring what you have, gear to loan.

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