Art Classes

VAC Class Cancellation Policy

Visual Arts Studio Hours
Mondays: 10am-9pm
Tuesdays: 10am-9pm
Wednesdays: 10am-9pm
Thursdays: 10am-9pm
Fridays: 10am-9pm
Saturdays: 10am-4pm


 

September 2018


Create Pottery for the Gas Kiln with Craig Edwards and JD Jorgenson

Create Pottery for the Gas Kiln with Craig Edwards and JD Jorgenson

Every Other Monday, September 10-January 7, 6-8:30pm
$250.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Bandsawn Boxes with Michael Cullen

Bandsawn Boxes with Michael Cullen

Monday September 17-Friday September 21, 9am-4pm
$400.00 (NEW PRICE!)

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Weave a Simple Scarf with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Weave a Simple Scarf with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Mondays September 17-October 8,6-8:30pm
$100.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Basic Wood-Turning: Bottle Stopper, Vase, Bowl with Guy Schafer

Basic Wood-Turning: Bottle Stopper, Vase, Bowl with Guy Schafer

Tuesdays, September 18-25, 6-9pm
$75.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Pottery Sampler with Cindy Pope

Pottery Sampler with Cindy Pope

Tuesday September 18, 6-9pm
$45.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today!


Glazing Tips and Techniques with Dave Glenn

Glazing Tips and Techniques with Dave Glenn

Wednesday September 19, 6-9pm
$45.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today!

Please note that we have changed the date from the catalog- we apologize for any confusion or inconvenience


Dripping Trees

Dripping Trees

Saturdays, Sep 22-Oct 6 from 9am-4pm
With Paige LaDue Henry
$135

Explore color, contrast, texture and a little fantasy for good measure! We will paint with acrylics on large format canvas, using jumbo brushes, to capture the essence of fall! This is a great experience, starting with an underpainting then working with transparent fluid acrylic paint to build up layers.

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register


Polymer Clay Bracelets with Terri Hess

Polymer Clay Bracelets with Terri Hess

Saturday September 22, 9:30am-12:30pm
$45.00

At 9:30am-12:30pm

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Wire Wrapping Nature Finds with Jen Anfinson

Wire Wrapping Nature Finds with Jen Anfinson

Thursday September 27, 6-9pm
$30.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 

October 2018


Create Basic Pottery with Sandy Fabian

Create Basic Pottery with Sandy Fabian

Tuesdays, October 2-30 (no class October 23), 6-8:30pm
$95.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Introduction to Woodworking with Mark Voigt

Introduction to Woodworking with Mark Voigt

Tuesdays October 2-16, 6-9pm
$125.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Handbuilding Basics with Megan Mitchell

Handbuilding Basics with Megan Mitchell

Mondays, October 8-22, 6-8:30pm
$95.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Creating a Pen using a Lathe with Nadine Nelson

Creating a Pen using a Lathe with Nadine Nelson

Tuesdays, October 9-23, 6-8:30pm
$100.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Intro to Watercolor

Intro to Watercolor

Tuesdays, Oct 9-16 6-8:30pm
$65

This entry-level watercolor class is great for the beginning artist and those looking to “brush up” on basic watercolor. Elly will guide you through the foundational techniques for creating with watercolors including color, washes, brushwork, and much more!

Click here to register.


Paper Mache Animal Sculpture with Paula Benfer

Paper Mache Animal Sculpture with Paula Benfer

Fri Oct 12 6-8:30pm, Sat Oct 13, 10am-3pm
$75.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today!


Create a Fused Glass Serving Dish with Ruth Ross Hansen

Create a Fused Glass Serving Dish with Ruth Ross Hansen

Saturday October 13, 10am-2pm
$65.00

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Pottery Sampler with Cindy Pope

Pottery Sampler with Cindy Pope

Saturday October 13, 9am-Noon
$45.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


MEA Artivities for Kids!

MEA Artivities for Kids!

Thursday October 18, 10am-4pm
$65.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Raku Rendezvous

Raku Rendezvous

October 20 & 21, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Raku Rendezvous is a 2-day workshop for beginner to advanced ceramic artists/enthusiasts exploring the art of traditional and contemporary Raku firing process with 5 accomplished regional artists; Richard Gruchalla, Carin Rosetti, Steve Hemingway and Tom & Wanda Clarke. Participants will decorate, glaze and fire their artwork. Each participant is encouraged to bring 10 – 12 bisque fired pieces to be completed during the workshop.
CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today!


Turning Platters on the Lathe with Jerry Wervey

Turning Platters on the Lathe with Jerry Wervey

Saturday October 20, 10am-4pm
$75.00

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Art Appreciation Class: Ancient Art: Egypt and the Near East with Lynn Metcalf

Art Appreciation Class: Ancient Art: Egypt and the Near East with Lynn Metcalf

Wednesdays, Oct 24-Nov 7 (no class Oct 31), 10am-Noon
$35.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Create a Handstamped Cuff Bracelet

Create a Handstamped Cuff Bracelet

Thursday, October 25 from 6-9PM
With Jen Anfinson

$35

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Watercolor Workshop

Watercolor Workshop

Thu-Sat, Oct 25-27 9am-4pm

$300
With Andy Evanson

Join professional watercolor artist Andy Evansen for this workshop to explore a variety of his award-winning watercolor techniques.

Sponsored by Central Minnesota Watercolorists

 

 

 

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Watercolor Workshop with Andy Evansen

Watercolor Workshop with Andy Evansen

Thursday October 25-Saturday October 27, 9am-4pm
$300.00

This Workshop is FULL!

Please contact us at (320) 257-5928 if you would like to be added to the waiting list!


Weave a Holiday Runner with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Weave a Holiday Runner with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Thursdays, October 25-November 15, 6-8:30pm
$100.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Create Basic Pottery with Chris Condon

Create Basic Pottery with Chris Condon

Saturdays October 27-November 17 (no class November 10), 9am-Noon
$95.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Pastel Portraits from a Photograph

Pastel Portraits from a Photograph

Sat, Oct 27 from 9am-4pm

$75
With Suzann Beck

Build your portraiture skills by learning to see and implement values correctly and add finishing touches that bring life to your portraits.  Suzann will demonstrate a variety of techniques with hands-on practice for students to create portraits from a photograph, with one-on-one guidance, following principles of the old European masters.

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November 2018


Calligraphy with Anita Hendrickx

Calligraphy with Anita Hendrickx

Saturday November 3, 10am-4pm
$65.00

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) with George Vondriska

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) with George Vondriska

Saturday November 3, 9am-4pm
$150.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Monoprinting: Print, Collage, Paste & Paint!

Monoprinting: Print, Collage, Paste & Paint!

Saturdays, Nov 3-17 from 9am-4pm
(No Class on 11/10)

$135
With Paige LaDue Henry

Explore monoprinting to create a beautiful multi-media piece! We will create an acrylic underpainting on canvas and then collage printed papers you create using a gelatin printing plate. These pieces make great holiday gifts and cards!

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Photo Session for Your Art!

Photo Session for Your Art!

Wednesday November 7, 30 minute sessions from 4-7pm
$50 per 30 minute session

CLICK HERE for additional information and to reserve your spot today! 


Handuilding Workshop with Dick Wehrs

Handuilding Workshop with Dick Wehrs

Saturday November 10, 10am-4pm
$75.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Introduction to Rosemaling: Ornaments

Introduction to Rosemaling: Ornaments

Sat, Nov 10 from 10am-3pm

$65
With Patti Goke

Explore traditional rosemaling with Vesterheim Gold Medalist, Patti Goke. Rosemaling is a decorative style of painting utilizing beautiful elements of Norwegian folk art. Learn to hold your brush and other techniques to successfully create designs with a variety of brush strokes.

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Segmented Bowls with Gary Mrozek

Segmented Bowls with Gary Mrozek

Monday November 12 & Tuesday November 13, 6-9pm
$100.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Mia Bus Trip to view Egypt's Sunken Cities Exhibition

Mia Bus Trip to view Egypt’s Sunken Cities Exhibition

Thursday November 15, 8am-5pm
$75.00

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Marquetry with a Scroll Saw with Joe Morgan

Marquetry with a Scroll Saw with Joe Morgan

Friday November 16, Saturday November 17, & Sunday November 18, 9am-4pm
$250.00

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Create Fused Glass Ornaments

Create Fused Glass Ornaments

Saturday, November 17 from 10AM-3PM
With Ruth Ross Hansen

$55

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Weave a Simple Scarf with Jeri Olson-McCoy (This Event on 9/17)

Weave a Simple Scarf with Jeri Olson-McCoy (This Event on 9/17)

This event will occur on September 17, 2018


Beyond the Basics of Pottery with Sandy Fabian

Beyond the Basics of Pottery with Sandy Fabian

Tuesdays, November 20-December 18 (no class December 11) 6-8:30pm
$95.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 

December 2018


(Marquetry) Basic Inlay with Don Peterson

(Marquetry) Basic Inlay with Don Peterson

Saturday, December 1, 10am-4pm
$75.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and t register today!


Gift of Stories: Writing a Memoir with Lisa Meyers McClintick

Gift of Stories: Writing a Memoir with Lisa Meyers McClintick

Tuesdays, December 4-11, 6-9pm
$50.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Create a PMC Sami Bracelet

Create a PMC Sami Bracelet

Saturday, December 8 from 10AM-4PMBb
$95

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January 2019


Tool Basics on the Lathe with Jerry Wervey

Tool Basics on the Lathe with Jerry Wervey

Tuesday, January 15, 6-9pm
$40.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 

Photo Session for Your Art!

Wednesday January 16, 30 minute sessions from 4-7pm
$50 per 30 minute session

CLICK HERE to reserve your 30 minute session 


Explore the Basics of Drawing

Explore the Basics of Drawing

Sat, Jan 19 from 10am-4pm

$65
With Elly Van Diest

Explore foundational drawing skills to help you draw what you see. This class is geared to the entry-level student (or as a refresher!)  and will focus on topics including lines, basic forms, simple perspective, contour, light and shadow.

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Pottery Sampler with Cindy Pope

Pottery Sampler with Cindy Pope

Saturday January 19, 9am-Noon
$45.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Tool Making Workshop with Mike Siemsen

Tool Making Workshop with Mike Siemsen

Saturday January 19 & Sunday January 20, 9am-4pm
$225.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Create Basic Pottery with Chris Condon

Create Basic Pottery with Chris Condon

Saturdays, January 26-February 16 (no class February 9), 9am-Noon
$95.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Weaving Sampler with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Weaving Sampler with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Saturday, January 26, 10am-Noon
$35.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Create Pottery for the Gas Kiln with Megan Mitchell and JD Jorgenson

Create Pottery for the Gas Kiln with Megan Mitchell and JD Jorgenson

Every Other Monday, January 28-May 20, 6-8:30pm
$250.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Basic Wood-Turning: Bottle Stopper, Vase, Bowl with Guy Schafer

Basic Wood-Turning: Bottle Stopper, Vase, Bowl with Guy Schafer

Tuesdays, January 29-February 5, 6-9pm
$75.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Valentine Printmaking

Valentine Printmaking

Thu, Jan 31 from 6-8pm

$20
With Paula Benfer

Create Valentines using stamps of your own design made with found objects and carved linoleum. After printing your images we will create fancy edges to complete your one-of-a-kind cards!

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February 2019


Create an Ornate Sami Bracelet

Create an Ornate Sami Bracelet

Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10AM-4PM
With Kim Bakken Parr

$100

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Layers of Expression

Layers of Expression

Saturdays, Feb 9-23 from 9am-4pm
No Class 2/16

$125
With Paige LaDue Henry

Experiment with collaging as you combine small painted canvas pieces onto a larger canvas where you use collections of colors to create your underpainting. You’ll give life to your mixed media piece as you bring your intention, composition, collage and colors all together in this exciting workshop!

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Beyond the Basics of Woodworking with Mark Voigt

Beyond the Basics of Woodworking with Mark Voigt

Tuesdays February 12-26,6-9pm
$125.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Beyond the Basics of Pottery with Ken Ferber

Beyond the Basics of Pottery with Ken Ferber

Tuesdays, February 19-March 19 (NO CLASS March 12), 6-8:30pm
$115.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Weaving a Summer Winter Rug with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Weaving a Summer Winter Rug with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Thursdays, February 21-March 14, 10am-12:30pm
$100.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 

March 2019


Drawing Faces

Drawing Faces

Sat, Mar 2 from 9AM-4PM

$75
With Suzann Beck

Learn how to interpret a face through line and tone. Students will strengthen their ability to render an accurate likeness and will build a great foundation for creating portraits in any medium. This workshop includes demos covering the principles of drawing a face and hands-on work.

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Wood-Turning: Spindle, Platter,Bowl, Embellishing with Jerry Wervey

Wood-Turning: Spindle, Platter,Bowl, Embellishing with Jerry Wervey

Tuesdays, March 5-26, 6-8:30pm
$125.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Color Relief Printmaking

Color Relief Printmaking

Fri, Mar 8 from 6-8:30PM
Sat, Mar 9 from 10AM-3PM

$100
With Paula Benfer

Pull color relief prints using stamps of your own design made with carved linoleum!

Click here to register.


Spring Break Activities for Kids! (Monday March 11)

Spring Break Activities for Kids! (Monday March 11)

MOnday March 11, 10am-4pm
$65.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Spring Break Activities for Kids! (Tuesday March 12)

Spring Break Activities for Kids! (Tuesday March 12)

Tuesday, March 12, 10am-4pm
$65.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Lie Nielson Tool Show FREE EVENT!

Lie Nielson Tool Show FREE EVENT!

Friday March 15, 10an-6pm & Saturday March 16 10am-5pm
FREE

This event is held at our Waite Park Tech Site!

248 33rd Avenue South
Waite Park, MN 56387

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Create a Fused Glass Suncatcher

Create a Fused Glass Suncatcher

Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10AM-1PM
With Ruth Ross Hansen

$40

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Sketchbooking & Visual Journaling with Lisa Meyers McClintick

Sketchbooking & Visual Journaling with Lisa Meyers McClintick

Saturday March 23, 10am-4pm
$65.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Handbuilding Basics with Megan Mitchell

Handbuilding Basics with Megan Mitchell

Tuesdays, March 26-April 16, 6-8:30pm
$95.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today!


Alla Prima from Photograph with Suzann Beck

Alla Prima from Photograph with Suzann Beck

Saturday, March 30, 9am-4pm
$75.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 

April 2019


Tapestry on a Frame Loom with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Tapestry on a Frame Loom with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Mondays, April 1-22, 6-8pm
$85.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Drip Forests and Flora

Drip Forests and Flora

Saturdays, April 13-27 from 9am-4pm

With Paige LaDue Henry
$125

Explore color, contrast, texture and a little fantasy for good measure! Acrylic painting on large format canvas using jumbo brushes helps to capture the essence of spring! This is a great experience, starting with an underpainting then working with transparent fluid acrylic paint to build up layers.

Click here to register.


Embellishments with Mark Laub

Embellishments with Mark Laub

Saturday April 6, 9am-4pm
$175.00

CLICK HERE for additional information and to register today! 


Pottery Sampler with Cindy Pope

Pottery Sampler with Cindy Pope

Tuesday April 9, 6-9pm
$45.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Intro to Precious Metal Clay Pendants

Intro to Precious Metal Clay Pendants

Saturday, April 13 from 10AM-4PM
With Kim Bakken Parr

$100

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Natural Edge Bowls with Gary Mrozek

Natural Edge Bowls with Gary Mrozek

Tuesday April 16, 6-9pm
$75.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Create Basic Pottery with Sandy Fabian

Create Basic Pottery with Sandy Fabian

Tuesdays. April 23-May 21 (NO CLASS May 14), 6-8:30pm
$95.00

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Photo Session for Your Art!

Photo Session for Your Art!

We April 24, 30 minute sessions from 4-7pm
$50 per 30 minute session

CLICK HERE for additional information and to reserve your spot today! 


Create a Fused Glass Garden Ornament

Create a Fused Glass Garden Ornament

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10AM-2PM
With Ruth Ross Hansen

$75

CLICK HERE for additional class information and to register today! 


Making A Two Tubed Pen Using A Lathe with Nadine Nelson

Making A Two Tubed Pen Using A Lathe with Nadine Nelson

Tuesdays, April 30-May 14, 6-8:30pm
$125.00

CLICK HERE for additional information and to register today! 

May 2019


Springtime Watercolor Florals

Springtime Watercolor Florals

Tuesdays, May 7-14 from 6-8:30pm

With Elly Van Diest
$75

Continue developing your personal watercolor style as you work with Elly to discover paint characteristics, creating value sketches, design, lighting, depth and much more, while focusing on the beauty of springtime flowers!

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Arts Underground (September 20-December 20, 2018 & January 17- May 16, 2019)
(formerly Open Studio and Teen Night)

Meets every Thursday from 6-9pm, Mid September through Mid May and is a great way to experiment with a variety of mediums. We have mentors in our ceramics, hand-building, painting & drawing, woodturning, and fused & stained glass studios to offer hints and tips on your area of interest. All materials are included in ceramics (clay, glazes & firing), painting & drawing (paints, brushes, paper, pencils). Fused Glass artists are asked to pay $1.00 per pendant they make to help offset the glass expenses. No registration required. Adults (20+) $10.00 Youth (19 and under) $5.00

 



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