Classes

Studio Pass (One Month)

Price: $60.00

Date: June 1, 2012

Cost: $60
This studio pass will allow you access to VAC facilities for a duration of one month from purchase date.  Studio pass hours vary depending on time of year.  Call 320-257-5928 for questions about open studio hours.  After purchase, stop by the Paramount offices to verify your purchase and you will receive your physical studio pass.

Available Spaces: 994

Quarterly Pass (January 1-May 31, 2013)

Price: $200.00

Date: September 1, 2012

Cost: $200
This studio pass will allow you access to VAC facilities during the Spring 2013 season.  Studio pass hours during these months are Monday through Friday 10 AM – 9 PM and Saturday 10am – 4pm.  After purchase, stop by the Paramount offices to verify your purchase and you will receive your physical studio pass.

Available Spaces: 999

Ceramics 101: An Introduction to Basic Pottery on the Wheel

Price: $165.00

Date: April 22, 2014

Instructor: Kathleen Wellik
Tuesdays, April 22-May 20, 5:30-8:30pm
Tuition: $165.00
Experience Level: Beginner,
no prior experience required!
(ages 15+)

Experience the exciting world of pottery in this introductory course. Perfect for those who have never worked with clay and for people looking for a refresher! Learn about wedging, centering, throwing simple forms like cups and bowls, glazing and much more! The pieces you make will be food, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe and are great for         everyday use!

Available Spaces: 4

Paramount Parties: Sec. 3: Painting a Simple Landscape

Price: $55.00

Date: April 25, 2014

Come experience art with wine, cheese and crackers in our studios. Have fun, meet new people and learn something new! Be ready to spark your creativity, make new friends and have a good time. We’ll host and bring the wine!

Friday, April 25, 5:30-8:30pm
Tuition: $55.00 (includes materials!)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required! (ages 21+)

Please call use to schedule your own private bachelorette party or just a fun night out with friends!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Woodturning 150: Turning Tops!

Price: $40.00

Date: April 26, 2014

Instructor: Jerry Wervey
Saturday, April 26, 10am-2:00 pm
Tuition: $40.00 (includes materials!)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required! (ages 15+)

Join us for this one-day workshop to learn the tips and tricks of creating tops, the universal toy!  Jerry will take you step by step on creating these simple, yet beautiful toys, which make the perfect gift for young and old alike!

Available Spaces: 5

Workshop 101: Gail Kendall Workshop

Price: $175.00

Date: May 2, 2014

gailkendallwebphotoInstructor: Gail Kendall
Friday May 2, 6:00-9:00pm , Slide lecture and Meet & Greet
Saturday May 3, Sunday May 4, 9:00am-4:00pm  Workshop
Tuition: $280.00,  $100.00 currently enrolled high school or university students
Slide lecture only $10
Experience Level: Any

In this workshop, Gail will demonstrate the techniques used to construct the various hand-built pottery forms she makes: teapots, tea caddies, platters, plates, and more. Gail constructs everything from soft slabs and coils using paper templates, bisque molds, and a few simple tools. She will demonstrate surface techniques with the use of slip, sgrafitto, and ‘tattooing’. A brief ‘hands-on’ project will be presented for participants to work directly with templates, clay and slip to construct a plate or dish.

This workshop has seven ($105) scholarships available for residents of Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, or Wright counties provided through funding from central Minnesota Arts Board.

Available Spaces: 14

Functional Fused Glass

Price: $80.00

Date: May 14, 2014

artovereasyInstructor: Gary Krcil
10:00am-12:30pm
Wednesdays, May 14, 21, 28
Tuition: $80.00 (all materials for basic project included!)
Create unique and functional glass items for your home in this fused glass class designed for the complete beginner!  Gary will take you step by step through the process of creating a small fused glass dish, perfect for anything from trinkets to soap, and a night light of your own design!

Available Spaces: 6

Oil Painting 101: Mastering Plein Airs with Oils- Springtime edition!

Price: $125.00

Date: May 16, 2014

Instructor: John Heckman
Friday, May 16, 5-9pm (Paramount studios)Saturday, May 17, 9am-4pm (on location)   Sunday May 18 12-4pm  (on location)
Tuition: $125.00 (Plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required!
(ages 15+)

Spring is the perfect time to paint outside and capture the beauty of nature! Join John Heckman in this three-day workshop where you will discover the process of building a successful oil painting. Lessons will include selecting and editing your subject matter, developing a scene with brush strokes that are quick, broad, and colorful, and learning to see light and its effect on changing the landscape!

Available Spaces: 4

Arts Camp for Educators and Teaching-Artists, June 16, 17, 18, 2014

Price: $15.00

Date: June 16, 2014

June 16, 17, 18, 2014
Paramount Theatre Visual Arts Center and Elk River High School

Features:

FREE! Workshop sessions are free. Attend for a one-time registration fee of $15.00. Registration fee is non-refundable.
FLEXIBLE! Register for the workshops that interest you.
LOCATIONS! Choose from two sites-Elk River or St. Cloud

This year’s Arts Camp once again is a collaborative project with ISD728 Regional Arts Partner, Perpich Center for Arts Education, Paramount Education Outreach Department and Central Minnesota Arts Board. Come learn, be refreshed, make art, network and plan for the year ahead. When you are not in sessions – shop, have coffee or lunch with friends and enjoy a Studio Pass at the Paramount.

Get a cup of coffee and decide which workshops will be on your agenda!

Click Here Workshop Schedule and Briefs to see Arts Camp schedule and workshop descriptions. Register online at www.paramountarts.org (below).  All classes have limited enrollment so register early to ensure your participation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Picture Writing Workshop Registration

Price: $350.00

Date: June 16, 2014

Process:

  • Complete the registration form below online and submit with full payment via credit card

                                                                    OR

 

 

Your registration will be official upon receipt of full-payment.

The site for the workshop will be either at the Paramount Visual Arts Center or at Elk River High School on June 19-20.  Majority registrant address will determine site.  Should 30 people register, a second workshop may be held during the week of June 16-20. Registrants will be notified of final dates and site by April 1.

For more information click on this pdf. Picturing Writing Flyer.pdf

 

 

Available Spaces: 26

VA1: Mermaids and Monsters (Ages 4-6, July 7-11, 10am-Noon)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 7, 2014

From mythical creatures to magical projects, we cover it all!

Ages 4-6

Available Spaces: 11

VA2: ARTitecture (Ages 10-14, 10am-Noon, July 7-11)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 7, 2014

Its all about perspective in this class focusing on beautiful landscapes and buildings! Ages 10-14

Available Spaces: 13

CC1: AM Clay Camp (Ages 7-9, 10am-Noon, July 7-11)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 7, 2014

Learn to create pottery and sculpture with clay, using hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel.  Special Topic: Sgraffito, a process of carving decorations into a glazed piece

Ages 7-9

Available Spaces: 6

VA3: Passport Please (Ages 7-9, 1-4pm, July 7-11)

Price: $95.00

Date: July 7, 2014

Travel to new lands, as we learn about and create fantastic art from around the globe!

Ages 7-9

Available Spaces: 9

CC2: PM Clay Camp (Ages 10-14, 1-4pm, July 7-11)

Price: $95.00

Date: July 7, 2014

Learn to create pottery and sculpture with clay, using hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel.  Special Topic: Sgraffito, a process of carving decorations into a glazed piece

Ages 10-14

Available Spaces: 11

VA4: Dynamite Dinosaurs (Ages 4-6, 10am-Noon, July 14-18)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Travel back in time to create exciting and unique prehistoric projects!

Ages 4-6

Available Spaces: 12

VA5: Art Explosion (Ages 7-9, 10am-Noon, July 14-18)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Make wild, wacky, and messy masterpieces!

Ages 7-9

Available Spaces: 11

CC3: AM Clay Camp (Ages 10-14, 10am-Noon, July 14-18)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Learn to create pottery and sculpture with clay, using hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel.  Special Topic: Pre-Columbian Art

Ages 10-14

Available Spaces: 12

VA6: “Selfies” (Ages 10-14, 1-4pm, July 14-18)

Price: $95.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Learn about the original “selfies” draw; paint and sculpt the human face, including your own!

Ages 10-14

Available Spaces: 12

CC4: PM Clay Camp (Ages 7-9, 1-4pm, July 14-18)

Price: $95.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Learn to create pottery and sculpture with clay, using hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel.  Special Topic:Pre-Columbian Art

Ages 7-9

Available Spaces: 12

VA7: ARTventure on the High Seas (Ages 4-6, 10am-Noon, July 21-25)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Dive into arts all about the ocean and create treasures from the depths!

Ages 4-6

Available Spaces: 11

VA8: A Course in a Different Color (Ages 10-14, 10am-Noon, July 21-25)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Explore how shading, tinting, and using color in unique and exciting ways will improve your paintings!

Ages 10-14

Available Spaces: 13

CC5: AM Clay Camp (Ages 7-9, 10am-Noon, July 21-25)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Learn to create pottery and sculpture with clay, using hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel.  Special Topic: Art from Ancient Egypt

Ages 7-9

Available Spaces: 2

VA9: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Ages 7-9, 1-4pm, July 21-25)

Price: $95.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Join us for this multi-media week of painting, drawing, and sculpting people!

Ages 7-9

Available Spaces: 14

CC6: PM Clay Camp (Ages 10-14, 1-4pm, July 21-25)

Price: $95.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Learn to create pottery and sculpture with clay, using hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel.  Special Topic: Art from Ancient Egypt

Ages 10-14

Available Spaces: 13

VA10: Backyard Birds and Bugs (Ages 4-6, 10am-Noon, July 28-Aug 1)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 28, 2014

Soar into the exciting world of art all about creepy crawlies and our feathered friends!

Ages 4-6

Available Spaces: 0

VA11: Glass Class (Ages 7-9, 10am-Noon, July 28-Aug 1)

Price: $75.00

Date: July 28, 2014

Design fused glass jewelry and stained glass window art!

Ages 7-9

Available Spaces: 0

CC7: AM Clay Camp (Ages 10-14, 10am-Noon, July 28-Aug 1)

Price: $70.00

Date: July 28, 2014

Learn to create pottery and sculpture with clay, using hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel.  Special Topic: Totems

Ages 10-14

Available Spaces: 11

VA12: The Lost Arts (Ages 10-14, 1-4pm, July 28-Aug 1)

Price: $100.00

Date: July 28, 2014

Explore the exciting arts lost to time including paper and book making, printmaking, pin hole cameras and more!

Ages 1-4pm

Available Spaces: 10

CC8: PM Clay Camp (Ages 7-9, 1-4pm, July 28-Aug 1)

Price: $95.00

Date: July 28, 2014

Learn to create pottery and sculpture with clay, using hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel.  Special Topic:Totems

Ages 7-9

Available Spaces: 4

VA13: Monstrously Messy (Ages 4-6, 10am-Noon, Aug 4-8)

Price: $70.00

Date: August 4, 2014

Paints, Glue and Glitter Galore! Art projects way too messy for home!

Ages 4-6

Available Spaces: 3

VA14: Glass Class (Ages 10-14, 10am-Noon, Aug 4-8)

Price: $75.00

Date: August 4, 2014

Design fused glass jewelry and stained glass window art!

Ages 10-14

Available Spaces: 6

CC9: AM Clay Camp (Ages 7-9, 10am-Noon, Aug 4-8)

Price: $70.00

Date: August 4, 2014

Learn to create pottery and sculpture with clay, using hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel.  Special Topic: Mask Making

Ages 7-9

Available Spaces: 1

VA15: The Lost Arts (Ages 7-9, 1-4pm, Aug 4-8)

Price: $100.00

Date: August 4, 2014

Explore the exciting arts lost to time including paper and book making, printmaking, pin hole cameras and more!

Ages 7-9

Available Spaces: 13

CC10: PM Clay Camp (Ages 10-14, 1-4pm, Aug 4-8)

Price: $95.00

Date: August 4, 2014

Learn to create pottery and sculpture with clay, using hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel.  Special Topic: Mask Making

Ages 10-14

Available Spaces: 15

DC1: Advanced Art Day Camp (Ages 10-14, 10am-4pm, Mon Aug 11-Thurs Aug 14)

Price: $150.00

Date: August 11, 2014

Day Camp is a great opportunity for kids to work with various art mediums looking for a more focused and advanced experience in art. The range of mediums will include clay, painting and drawing, mixed media, screen printing and much more!

Ages 10-14

*Please note that this camp meets Monday through Thursday only!

Available Spaces: 8