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Monday-Friday 10am-9pm & Saturdays 10am-4pm

 

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Arts Underground
(formerly Open Studio and Teen Night)

Meets every Thursday from 6-9pm, September 22 through December 22 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

 

 Fall 2016 Classes !

Ceramics
Come play with clay! Our ceramics studio features 19 electric wheels, including an adaptive wheelchair accessible wheel, made available by a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, two kick wheels, a treadle wheel, glazing center, spray booth, slab roller, extruder, three electric kilns, and an off-site gas kiln. The pieces you create will be food, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe and are great for decorative purposes or everyday use!           
*Please note that kilns are fired by Paramount Staff only
Desi-EtsyCreate Pottery for the Gas Kiln
Tuition: $250.00 (includes first bag of clay & electric kiln firing, gas kiln fire fees are paid by student)
Experience Level: Beyond Basic, some prior experience preferred
Every Other Monday, Sept 26-Jan 16, 2017, 6-8:30pm with Melissa Gohman & Guests (9 Sessions)This class will explore a variety of forms on the pottery wheel and select hand-building techniques. In the class “off weeks” students will work independently in the Visual Art Studios to create work and participate in the load/fire/unload process. Space in the Gas Kiln will be determined by the number of students registered and the volume of work produced by the class. Guests include Craig Edwards, Sept 26, October 10, and 24.
Bob Briscoe: Studio visit November 21st
Jo Severson: Dates TBD
Bill Gossman: Dates TBD Materials list for Paramount Ceramics Classes
1.) Basic Pottery Tool Kit, including:
-Needle Tool
-Wire Tool (for cutting & removing pots from the wheel)
-Wooden Kidney Tool
-Trim Tool
*Tool kits may be purchased at the Paramount or local art supply stores (Baker’s, Michael’s & Crafts Direct)
2.) Plastic to cover your work (dry cleaning bags work great for this!)
3.) Item you would like to create texture with
4.) Ice cream pail for water
5.) Old towel
6.) Lock for your locker
7.) Clay: Your first bag of clay is included in the cost of tuition, but depending on the size and number of pieces you create you may need to purchase more. We have a variety to choose from, ranging in price from $12-$25 for a 25-pound bag.

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MuggsysLogoCreate Coffee Mugs with Craig Edwards & Tour of Muggy’s Beans
Tuition: $45.00
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Tuesdays, September 27 & October 11, 10am-Noon with Craig Edwards (2 Sessions)

The Paramount and Muggsy’s Beans are hosting a “Make your Coffee Mug” event. Come to the Paramount Studios and learn about the history of the coffee mug while you customize your very own coffee mug with artist Craig Edwards. Craig will bring thrown leather cups for you to decorate Sept. 27th. Mugs will be fired and ready for you to pick up at Muggsy’s Beans on October 11th. Muggsy welcomes us into the roaster for a full tour of the process from burlap bags to the roasting process that he has been perfecting for the past 24 years.

IMG_0013Create Basic Pottery (PM)
Tuition: $175.00 (includes first bag of clay, electric kiln firing, and glazes)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Tuesdays, October 18-November 22, 6-8:30pm with Ken Ferber (6 Sessions)Experience the exciting world of pottery in this introductory course, perfect for those who have never worked in clay and people looking for a refresher! Create your own simple forms, including cups and bowls, as you learn how to wedge, center, throw, glaze and much more!Materials list for Paramount Ceramics Classes
1.) Basic Pottery Tool Kit, including:
-Needle Tool
-Wire Tool (for cutting & removing pots from the wheel)
-Wooden Kidney Tool
-Trim Tool
*Tool kits may be purchased at the Paramount or local art supply stores (Baker’s, Michael’s & Crafts Direct)2.) Plastic to cover your work (dry cleaning bags work great for this! )3.) Item you would like to create texture with4.) Ice cream pail for water5.) Old towel6.) Lock for your locker7.) Clay: Your first bag of clay is included in the cost of tuition, but depending on the size and number of pieces you create you may need to purchase more. We have a variety to choose from, ranging in price from $12-$25 for a 25 pound bag.IMG_0027-CopyCreate Basic Pottery (AM)
Tuition: $175.00 (includes first bag of clay, electric kiln firing, and glazes)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Mondays, November 21-December 19, 10am-1pm with Dennis Hummel (5 Sessions)

Experience the exciting world of pottery in this introductory course, perfect for those who have never worked in clay and people looking for a refresher! Create your own simple forms, including cups and bowls, as you learn how to wedge, center, throw, glaze and much more!

Materials list for Paramount Ceramics Classes
1.) Basic Pottery Tool Kit, including:
-Needle Tool
-Wire Tool (for cutting & removing pots from the wheel)
-Wooden Kidney Tool
-Trim Tool
*Tool kits may be purchased at the Paramount or local art supply stores (Baker’s, Michael’s & Crafts Direct)

2.) Plastic to cover your work (dry cleaning bags work great for this! )

3.) Item you would like to create texture with

4.) Ice cream pail for water

5.) Old towel

6.) Lock for your locker

7.) Clay: Your first bag of clay is included in the cost of tuition, but depending on the size and number of pieces you create you may need to purchase more. We have a variety to choose from, ranging in price from $12-$25 for a 25 pound bag.

 

Glass and Jewelry
Experiment with our variety of glass mediums in our studios equipped with 4 grinders, 5 fusing kilns of various sizes, molds for slumping glass, glass saws and cutters and much more!

*Please note our kilns are fired by Paramount Staff only

 


SimpleSammiBracelet-CroppedCreate a Simple Sammi Bracelet

Tuition: $95.00 (includes all materials to create one simple bracelet)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Saturday, October 1, 10am-4pm with Kim Bakken-Parr (1 Session)

The Sami People are the indigenous people of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, who have a long history and tradition of reindeer breeding.  Wanting to utilize all of the reindeer, these people make beautiful jewelry out of leather and shed antler pieces.  In this class students will start by braiding pewter thread (nickel free allow with 4% silver) and sewing it to leather.  The back of the bracelet is stitched closed using sinew thread, and a button clasp made from shed antler tips.  All tools are provided, but students who need magnification for this close hand work should bring their own.

 

FusedGlassPlate-CroppedCreate a Fused Glass Plate
Tuition: $85.00 (includes all materials to create one plate)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Mondays, October 3 & 10, 6-8pm with Ruth Ross Hansen (2 Sessions)

This fused glass class is perfect for the new or returning fused glass artist! Create larger decorative items and discover new opportunities for creativity with the slumping technique to make a beautiful one-of-a-kind plate!

 


AdvancedSammi-CroppedCreate an Ornate Sammi Bracelet

Tuition: $100.00 (includes all materials to create one ornate bracelet)
Experience Level: Beyond Basic, some prior experience preferred
Saturday, October 9, 10am-4pm with Kim Bakken-Parr (1 Session)

Take your sammi bracelet to the next level! In this class, students will braid pewter thread (nickel free allow with 4% silver) into an ornate pattern and sew it to leather. The back of the bracelet is stitched closed using sinew thread, and a button clasp made from shed antler tips.  All tools are provided, but students who need magnification for this close hand work should bring their own.

 

IMG_0015 copyCreate with Stained Glass
Tuition: $115.00 (includes all supplies to create a basic project)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Friday October 28, 6-9pm & Saturday October 29, 10am-4pm with Carolyn Martin (2 Sessions)

Explore the fascinating world of copper foil stained glass, in this class for the complete beginner! Create your own design or use one of ours to make a decorative window pane or wall hanging for your home!

 

IMG_0009Create Fused Glass Ornaments
Tuition: $65.00 (includes all materials to create 5 ornaments or 3 ornaments and 1 large decorative piece)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Saturday, November 5, 10am-2pm with Ruth Ross Hansen (1 session)

Create eye-catching ornaments for your yard and garden in this brand new, one-day workshop for beginners! Choose your colors and designs as you make a circular 8” disc that will glow in the sunshine and two smaller garden stakes to liven up your garden space!

*This class will require you to return at a later time to pick-up your fired work

 

Painting and Drawing
Join us in our painting and drawing studio for a beginner level through professional level workshops!

 

Mickey Cunningham FiguresLearn how to Draw the Figure
Tuition: $75.00 (students supply materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Saturday, October 15, 10am-4pm with Mickey Cunningham (1 session)

In this workshop, all the basics of drawing the human body from a live model will be covered. We will produce many drawings using a variety of mediums, such as charcoal, pencil, and conte crayon. Beginning with quick gestural sketches, we will aim to see and capture the essential movement of a pose.  Then we will slow down to examine shapes and the structure of the body. Finally, we will use shading to enhance three-dimensionality.


Materials List for Figure Drawing Class

~Paper: we can work with many different types of drawing paper. I suggest: ~20 sheets of newsprint – no smaller than 18 x 24 ins. And ~20 sheets of basic white drawing paper – no smaller than 18 x 24 ins.

~Kneadable eraser

~Vine charcoal, soft and medium hardness, one thick stick and several thin sticks

~Conte crayon, one or two sticks (black, brown or red)

~Please feel free to bring other drawing mediums you may like, such as: charcoal pencil, pens, etc.

 

Mickey Cunningham OilsCreate a Landscape & Still Life in Oil
Tuition: $75.00 (students supply materials)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Saturday, October 22, 10am-4pm with Mickey Cunningham (1 session)

Oils are often thought to be difficult to use, but this is a misconception.  In fact, oil paints are very forgiving and easily allow for changes and corrections. We will use a variety of techniques in this one-day workshop.  In the morning, we will paint a still life and aim for accurate color and value representation. During the afternoon, we will work from photographs to create fresh and lively interpretations.

Materials List for Oil Painting Class If you are someone who plans ahead and you wish to order your materials online, you can find good prices at Jerry’s Artarama, Art Supply Warehouse, or Dick Blick.

~Canvas: One stretched canvas or canvas panel measuring 16 x 20 or 18 x 24 ins. One stretched or canvas panel measuring 11 x 14, 14 x 18 or 16 x 20 ins.

~Paints: you can use traditional oils or water-soluble oils. If you have paints on hand, please feel free to bring what you have and fill in as necessary to approximate the following colors:

Titanium white Lemon Yellow or a cool yellow Cadmium Yellow Medium or Permanent Yellow Medium Sap green Viridian Ultramarine Blue Cadmium Red Light or Permanent Red Light Alizarin Crimson Burnt Sienna Yellow Ochre

If you are new to oil paint and need to buy all the colors, Winton (Winsor Newton’s student grade paint) might be a good choice. Michaels Craft Store carries a set of ten 21 ml tubes for $49.29. Daler Rowney’s Georgian Oils for $29.99 at Michaels is also a good starter set. The colors are a good range. If you are interested in an affordable professional grade, Grumbacher is a good choice and is also available at Michaels. Grumbacher makes an affordable water soluble oil, but I don’t think it is available locally. Michaels sells a Winsor Newton water soluble oil.

~Brushes: If you already own some brushes, bring what you like to use.

If buying new, opt for long-handled bristle brushes in either synthetic or hog’s hair. Brushes are expensive, so you probably won’t want to buy too many.

I would suggest:

Filbert, size 2 or 4 Filbert, size 6 Flat, size 8 Round in a softer hair synthetic that mimics sable, small size, 2 or 3

House painter’s brush- An inexpensive one-inch or one-and-a-half-inch paint brush from the hardware store can be used for laying in color.

~Palette: If you have a palette, please fell free to bring it. I will have a roll of freezer paper to use for disposable palettes.

~Solvent: We will be using odorless solvent provided by the Paramount.

~Solvent can or jar:

A small mustard jar or something similar works well. You can also use an empty soup can. If you have a piece of wire mesh to fit into your can or jar, it will help keep your solvent clean, but it is not vital.

~Paper Towels: One roll – I like Viva.

~Photographs: A selection of your favorite landscape photographs, preferably taken by you.

 

Zhen_OrchidWatercolor Workshop with Lian Quan Zehn
Tuition: $275.00 (students supply materials)
Experience Level: Beyond Basic, some prior experience preferred
Monday-Wednesday, October 24-26, 9am-4pm with Lian Quan Zehn (3 sessions)

In this 3-day workshop, students learn how to use the Chinese brushes, ink and colors, as well as the theory of the Asian Art, and using the techniques to paint two styles of Chinese paintings: Spontaneous style and Half Detail and Half Spontaneous style. The subjects will be flower, fish, animal and landscape (no bamboo, chrysanthemums, orchids, nor plum blossoms). There are about 4-6 demos each day with student practices between that allows them to absorb and assimilate the lessons.

There will be critic sessions and Lian offers assistance to students for improving the paintings. Below is the material list but Lian strongly suggest students not to spend time and more money to search and buy them because he carries them to the class for sale. The prices of his materials are more economical than suppliers in the US compare to the same qualities.

Lian has made up a material kit or those who does not have any of them. It includes 4 rice papers about 30″x50″ each, 4 brushes from extra small to large, one small box of color with 12 tubes and one bottle of ink 100mg. The price is only $35.00. Students who already have some materials can buy whatever they need, but not the whole kit.

Material list: Shuan Paper(rice paper):
One mature (sized) and 2 raw Shuan Papers (size approximately 30 inch x50 inch).
Brushes: Four Chinese brushes from extra small to large.
Ink: One small bottle Chinese painting ink or Sumi ink.
Colors: Chinese painting colors (12 tubes in one set).
Others: One plywood board or gatorboard size about 16″x23″, a half-sheet watercolor paper,a large palette, a pencil, a hair dryer, a medium size water sprayer, an apron, a pair of scissors and one roll of white paper towel.

Click this link to purchase from Lian’s website:

http://www.lianspainting.com/Ch%20P%20M.htm

 

Dan Mondloch WC ICreate a Basic Watercolor
Tuition: $70.00 (students supply materials)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Saturday, October 29, 10am-4pm with Dan Mondloch (1 session)

Subject Matter: Sunsets

Join Dan as he walks you through the step-by-step process of creating beautiful and fresh watercolor paintings! Learn how to add depth, texture and water control in the first half of the class and then paint your own beautiful landscape using Dan’s easy to follow instructions in the second half.

Watercolor with Dan Mondloch Materials List:
I purchase materials from www.cheapjoes.com  or materials for use in class will be available for purchase directly from Dan $15.00.

10×14 watercolor block – 1401b paper (I use Killamanjaro)

Round brush assorted sizes

Flat 1″ brush

Masking Fluid

Pencil

Eraser

Transfer paper

Paints: Red, yellow, Blue, raw sienna, burnt sienna, black

Kleenex

Palette

Spray bottle

Water bucket/ container

Towel/ Rag

 

DanMonlochBeyond the Basics of Watercolor
Tuition: $75.00 (students supply materials)
Experience Level: Beyond Basic, some prior experience preferred
Saturday, November 12, 10an-4pm with Dan Mondloch (1 session)

Subject Matter: Landscapes

Continue exploring new watercolor techniques in this basics part two class!  Dedicated to creating beautiful landscapes, this class will focus on controlling your paints to create lighting, shadow and depth and elements of color and design!

 

Watercolor with Dan Mondloch Materials List:
I purchase materials from www.cheapjoes.com or materials for use in class will be available for purchase directly from Dan $15.00.

10×14 watercolor block – 1401b paper (I use Killamanjaro)

Round brush assorted sizes

Flat 1″ brush

Masking Fluid

Pencil

Eraser

Transfer paper

Paints: Red, yellow, Blue, raw sienna, burnt sienna, black

Kleenex

Palette

Spray bottle

Water bucket/ container

Towel/ Rag

 

Dan Mondloch Acrylic ICreate a Basic Acrylic Painting
Tuition: $70.00 (students supply materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Saturday, November 19, 10an-4pm with Dan Mondloch (1 session)

Subject Matter: Birch Trees

Truly for beginners! Learn the essential basics of acrylic painting technique including wet into wet, dry brush, layering, and glazing. Create a black and white painting in the morning and a beautifully colored landscape in the afternoon.

Acrylics Materials List – Dan Mondloch
This list of materials is meant to serve as a guide, a recommendation. I will have these materials or similar available for class use if you want to purchase them for $40 per student. If you already have materials, they should work just fine. Purchase whatever materials that fit your budget and needs. Products from this list available only from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff: www.cheapjoes.com Total is $110 before shipping. They usually offer shipping and discount promo coupons.

Paint Brand: American Journey Mill Strength Professional Acrylic (Cheap Joe’s House Brand) Colors I recommend. For starters and mixing you should have a blue, yellow, red, black and white.

Cobalt Blue Hue Cadmium Yellow Medium Cadmium Red Titanium White Mars Black

Additional colors that are helpful but perhaps not necessary include:

Hooker’s Green Burnt Sienna RawSienna Quinacridone Fuchsia
Brushes “Cheap Joe’s White Synthetic Oil & Acrylic Brushes” (House Brand) 1” Flat Item # CJSLF-12

Round size 10 Item ID: CJSLR-10 Round Size 6 Item # CJSLR-6 American Journey Interlocked Synthetic Brush, Rigger, Size 1 Item ID: AJRR-1 Pencil Any regular 2b pencil will work. I also like HB, which is a tad harder than 2b. Item # GP5252B

Canvas (can also use heavier watercolor paper if you want) – 2 needed for class Joe’s Prime Really Good Standard Depth 3/4″ Profile Cotton Pre-Stretched Canvas 11”x14”

Item # JMSS1114-1

Water Container Cool whip or butter containers work for starters.

Rags Old towels or rags. 3-4, for cleanup and dabbing brushes on.

Palette If you just want something to start out with (one time use of paint), use disposable plastic or foam plates. If you want something that will keep your acrylics wet over several weeks, invest in a Mastersons stay-wet palette: Sta-Wet Super Pro Palette

Item ID: MA11216 Spray Bottle Holbein Watercolor Atomizer Bottle

Item ID: HWCSP2

 

Dan Mondloch Acrylic IIBeyond the Basics of Acrylic Painting
Tuition: $75.00 (students supply materials)
Experience Level: Beyond Basic, some prior experience preferred
Saturday, December 3, 10an-4pm with Dan Mondloch (1 session)

Subject Matter: Downtown Scenes

Dan will help you take your acrylic painting to the next level in this continuation of his introductory course. Building off the brush techniques covered in his first class, Dan will show you how to use composition to lead your eye through a piece and create a beautiful acrylic landscape.

 

Acrylics Materials List – Dan Mondloch
This list of materials is meant to serve as a guide, a recommendation. I will have these materials or similar available for class use if you want to purchase them for $40 per student. If you already have materials, they should work just fine. Purchase whatever materials that fit your budget and needs. Products from this list available only from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff: www.cheapjoes.com Total is $110 before shipping. They usually offer shipping and discount promo coupons.

Paint Brand: American Journey Mill Strength Professional Acrylic (Cheap Joe’s House Brand) Colors I recommend. For starters and mixing you should have a blue, yellow, red, black and white.

Cobalt Blue Hue Cadmium Yellow Medium Cadmium Red Titanium White Mars Black

Additional colors that are helpful but perhaps not necessary include:

Hooker’s Green Burnt Sienna RawSienna Quinacridone Fuchsia
Brushes “Cheap Joe’s White Synthetic Oil & Acrylic Brushes” (House Brand) 1” Flat Item # CJSLF-12

Round size 10 Item ID: CJSLR-10 Round Size 6 Item # CJSLR-6 American Journey Interlocked Synthetic Brush, Rigger, Size 1 Item ID: AJRR-1 Pencil Any regular 2b pencil will work. I also like HB, which is a tad harder than 2b. Item # GP5252B

Canvas (can also use heavier watercolor paper if you want) – 2 needed for class Joe’s Prime Really Good Standard Depth 3/4″ Profile Cotton Pre-Stretched Canvas 11”x14”

Item # JMSS1114-1

Water Container Cool whip or butter containers work for starters.

Rags Old towels or rags. 3-4, for cleanup and dabbing brushes on.

Palette If you just want something to start out with (one time use of paint), use disposable plastic or foam plates. If you want something that will keep you acrylics wet over several weeks, invest in a Mastersons stay-wet palette: Sta-Wet Super Pro Palette

Item ID: MA11216 Spray Bottle Holbein Watercolor Atomizer Bottle

Item ID: HWCSP2

 

IMG_0017_1Create with Batik
Tuition: $90.00 (includes materials to create a decorative pillow or wall hanging)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Friday, December 9, 6-8:30pm & Saturday, December 10, 10-3pm with Paula Benfer (2 sessions)

Batik is an ancient Indonesian form of resist dyeing on fabric, using molten wax as the resist material.  Learn how to create a wall hanging or decorative pillow, using both traditional and contemporary techniques.  No previous experience is required, but be prepared to get your hands dirty, and don’t wear your “best duds!”  If you like strong color and enjoy texture, you will find this medium is full of surprises!

 

Fiber & Wood Arts

The Visual Art Studios are proud to partner with the Mid-Minnesota Association of Woodturners to bring you new opportunities in the wood arts! Our studios are equipped with lathes and a variety of other tools! Our Fiber Arts Studio is a cozy space with six table looms, suitable for scarves, place mats and table runners and two-floor looms are great for rugs!

 

IMG_0017Create a Wooden Hollow Form SEC 2
Tuition $150.00 (includes materials to create three vessels)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Every Other Saturdays November 5, 19, & Dec 3 10am-3pm with Gary Mrozek (3 sessions)

*Please note this is an added section and dates are different from those listed on the Fall Pamplet

Join us for this Paramount first, as wood artist, Gary Mrozek shows you how to hollow out wood forms, such as vases and pottery-like vessels. This class will introduce techniques and specialized tools, used to remove wood through progressively smaller openings. Gary will also share tips and tricks to dry and finish your projects. You will create three unique pieces, using the techniques learned in class combined with your own creativity and imagination!

 

LoomLearning about the Loom: Weaving Loom for Beginners or Refreshing!
Tuition: $95.00 (includes some supplies, students will provide yarn of their choice)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Thursdays October 6-20, 10am-1pm with Jeri Olson-McCoy (3 sessions)

Discover (or get a refresher!) the basics of weaving on a loom! Jeri will take you step-by-step through the parts of a loom, warping, weaving and more! Bring your own loom to class or use one of ours!

 

BagWEavingLearn the Basics of Bag Weaving
Tuition: $85.00 (includes some supplies, students will provide yarn of their choice)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Tuesdays November 1-15, 6-8:30pm with Jeri Olson-McCoy (3 sessions)

Learn to make a simple portable loom and create a bag using several beautiful weaving techniques. Make the perfect bag in the perfect color of your choosing!  These will make great gifts for your friends and family, or for yourself!

 

Writing & Photography Programs  

PhotosFromYourPhoneTake Photos with your Phone
Tuition: $30.00 (students provide their own phone)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Tuesday, October 4, 6-8:30pm with Anthony Hall (1 session)

This class will give you a better grasp of your camera phone and the skills to make successful images. We will focus on core photographic concepts as well as some apps and more advanced

techniques. The course will include hands-on demonstrations as well as basic digital image editing techniques. We will discuss your own photographs and other examples in order to better understand the fundamentals of composition to create compelling imagery. Expect to leave the class with a better working knowledge of your camera.

 

Lisa Meyers JournalCreate a Visual Journal
Tuition: $60.00 (students supply materials)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Wednesdays October 5-19, 6-8pm with Lisa Meyers McClintok (3 sessions)

Whether you’re a traditional journaler wanting to branch out or yearning to try sketching as a fresh way to embrace life, this class will creatively bring together words and pictures. Bring a blank sketchbook, journal or paper, a favorite pen and optional colored pencils, markers or paints for the first class. For classes 2 and 3 we will explore outdoor spaces, determined in class, to bring nature-inspired designs to our journals! Some art supplies will be available.

 

 

Art Appreciation Programs

ArtHistory with Lynn MetcalfArt History class: Art of Venice & Northern Europe
Tuition: $30.00 (no materials required)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Wednesdays October 26-November 2, 10am-Noon with Lynn Metcalf

We will explore paintings by Van Eyck, Bruegel, Bosch, Holbein, Cranach, and Durer whose oil paintings reflect the unique political, religious and social contexts of 15th and 16th century in the Netherlands, Germany and England. We will then see how innovations in the works of these and other northern Renaissance artists intersected with the Italian Renaissance style in the art of 16th-century Venetian painters like the Bellini brothers Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese.

 

Bus Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Art
Tuition: $50.00
Capacity: 45 seats on bus ($20 for Luther: 20 seats 11:30am & 20 seats 2pm Tours)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Wednesday, November 9, 8am-5pm with Lynn Metcalf

 

An exciting day-trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art! Join retired Art History Professor Lynn Metcalf as we explore select pieces of the permanent collection or choose to browse the museum on your own! You also have the option to participate in the docent guided tour of the featured exhibition Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation. This exhibition has an additional expense of $20 and has 20 seats for the 11:30am tour & 20 seats for the 2pm tour.

For more information on the Martin Luther exhibition click here:

http://new.artsmia.org/luther/

 

Kids Programs

 Kids MEA Art Camps
Tuition: $65.00 each (includes all materials)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed (ages 7-15)
Thursday, October 20 (District 742 & Sartell MEA Break), 9am-4pm with Laura Ruprecht
Friday, October 21(District 742 & Sartell MEA Break), 9am-4pm with Laura Ruprecht

Let your kids enjoy their day off of school here at the Paramount! Each fun-filled day will include focused art activities in a safe and friendly environment with professional art staff and projects that your kids will be proud of! Please send a bag lunch with no peanuts/nut products and clothes that can get messy!

 

Artist Services

Photo Sessions with Carol Weiler
Tuition: $50.00
Wednesday, September 7, choose your 30 minutes between 3-6pm

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, choose your 30 minutes between 3-6pm

The Paramount Visual Art Studios are excited to offer artists the opportunity to have their work professionally photographed at a very reasonable rate! For $50.00 you will have 30 minutes with local photographer Carol Weiler, who will take high-quality images of your work, which can be used for cataloging, submission of grants, or for your personal use. You are welcome to bring several pieces (depending on the medium and your needs, Carol is typically able to photograph 4 to 6 pieces in one 30 minute session) and you will walk away with a disc of your images in both JPEG and RAW formats.

*This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund