Art Classes





November 2016

Create Basic Pottery (AM)

Create Basic Pottery (AM)

Mondays, November 21-December 19, 10am-1pm

Tuition: $175.00 (includes first bag of clay, electric kiln firing, and glazes)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
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!

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December 2016

Create with Batik

Create with Batik

Friday, December 9, 6-8:30pm & Saturday, December 10, 10-3pm

Tuition: $90.00 (includes materials to create a decorative pillow or wall hanging)
Experience Level: Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
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!

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January 2017

A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

Saturday, January 28, 2017 & Sunday, January 29 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm

Tuition: $10.00
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Saturday, January 28, 2017 & Sunday, January 29 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm with Bill Gossman

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The Studios are OPEN for business!

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



Arts Underground
(formerly Open Studio and Teen Night)

Meets every Thursday from 6-9pm, September 22 through May 18 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


Artist Services

Photo Sessions with Carol Weiler
Tuition: $50.00
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