• March 17, 2015 - April 21, 2015
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesdays, March 17 – April 21, 6-8pm with Jeri Olson-McCoy New at the Paramount! Experiment with exciting geometric patterns of a Craftsman Style Weave! You will have the opportunity to choose from an array colors of pearl cotton that you bring yourself (or can purchase the day of class) to create a tablemat, pillow top, or hanging. Tuition: $100 (plus the cost of some materials) Experience Level: Some prior weaving experience preferred  

  • April 7, 2015 - May 12, 2015
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesdays, April 7-May 12, 6-8:30pm with Kathy Wellik 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! Tuition: $165 (includes first bag of clay, other materials supplied by students) Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required  

  • April 8, 2015 - April 29, 2015
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesdays, April 8 – 29, 6-8:30pm with Laura Ruprecht Create a beautiful mosaic sculpture for your garden or home using techniques that made the mosaic sculpture “Tied to the River” across the street from the Paramount. Participants will be making a multi-layered metal form in which you will learn how to cut and shape metal lath and also learn how to mix and apply cement. Once the base of the sculpture is cured, students will also learn how to cut and break glass to be used for mosaic. Tuition: $100 (plus the cost of some materials) Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

  • April 22, 2015
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Wednesdays, April 22,29, May 6 and 13 – 10:00-12:30 with Bonnie Schwictenberg Experience Level: Intermediate, some  prior watercolor experience required Learn a unique way to liven up your watercolors using guilding! Bonnie will take you step-by-step through a watercolor painting, to which you will apply foil for shimmer and shine! This truly is a must try experience for watercolor artists! Tuition doesn’t include the price of materials.

  • April 22, 2015 - April 29, 2015
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesdays, April 22 and 29 – 10:00-12:00 with Lynn Metcalf Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required This class will focus on major European artists of the late Renaissance through the Baroque period for students interested in learning about the lives and works of painters of the Golden Age like Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Rubens. In addition, this course will provide background information for those planning to participate in the Paramount bus trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on May 5th,as it covers many artists from the 15-17th centuries whose works will be featured in the museum’s special exhibition of works from the Hapsburg art collection in Vienna. No materials required!  

  • April 25, 2015
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, April 25, 9am-4pm with Suzann Beck Learn Suzann’s tricks and tips on creating beautiful full-color oil portraits in a single session! Class will begin with a demonstration lecture, where Suzann will walk you through her entire process from drawing, under-painting and painting. The afternoon will give you the opportunity to work with a model and complete a painting with Suzann’s guidance and hands-on assistance. You will leave the workshop with a completed portrait! Tuition: $125 (plus the cost of materials) Experience Level: Intermediate, some prior drawing and painting experience preferred  

  • April 27, 2015 - May 11, 2015
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mondays, April 27 – May 11, 6-8pm with Amanda Hegreberg & Ruth Ross Hansen This fused glass class is perfect for the returning fused glass artist! Create larger decorative items and discover new opportunity for creativity with the slumping technique to create bowls and plates! Tuition: $85 ( Includes basic materials, additional materials available) Experience Level: Some fused glass experience preferred.

  • May 1, 2015
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday, May 1, 6-9pm with Bonnie Schwichtenberg 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 will host AND bring the wine!) Tuition: $50 (includes all materials) Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

  • May 5, 2015
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, May 5th, 8am – 5pm, self-guided $45 (includes bus only): The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty This sweeping exhibition showcases the amazing history of the Austrian Habsburg Emperors, who commissioned and collected households full of masterpieces by which to display their power.

  • May 11, 2015 - May 15, 2015
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Julia Galloway will demonstrate a variety of throwing and hand building techniques to make pitchers, teapots, cups, cream & sugar sets, and more. She will demonstrate developing forms through combining wheel thrown and hand built parts. In addition, Julia will discuss surface decoration, and the relationship between surface and form. She will demonstrate different slip applications and talk about her investigation of cone six glazes.   Kathy King will present a wide range of surface techniques including sgraffito, mishima and print transfer techniques using slips and underglazes that will ultimately be fired with translucent, Cone 6 glazes. King’s work is rich in narrative and she will also share her personal anecdotes and share how they manifest in her work. This will be a thought-provoking workshop that enables you to take the surface of your work to a new level of sophistication. May 11th 6pm slide lecture and social May 12, 13, 14, 15 Workshop 9am – 3pm Tuition: $325 or $100 for residents of Stearns, Benton, Sherburne and Wright Counties through scholarship awarded by the Central MN Arts Board “This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”