Classes

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Classes

Working in partnership with local arts organizations throughout the state, Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is proud to share the creativity and versatility of book arts with communities across Minnesota. Join us for these engaging hands-on workshops designed for adults at all skill levels, and take your finished projects home with you to inspire future projects!

St. Cloud On the Road Class Schedule

COST: $20 per class (all materials are provided.)
Advance registration is required.

Register online at mnbookarts.org/ontheroad or by calling MCBA at 612 215 2520.
All classes will be held at the Paramount Visual Arts Center in St. Cloud.

Saturday, September 20th,
A.M. Classes (9:00am to noon)
-Sketchbook (Sue)
-Decorative Techniques on Paper (Jana)

Saturday, September 20th,
P.M. Classes (1:00pm to 5:00pm)
-Intro to Pamphlet and Concertina (Sue)
-Paste Paper (Jana)

Sunday, September 21st,
Classes (1:00pm to 5:00pm)
-Cartonnage (Sue)
-Case Bound Books (Jana)

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

Fiber Arts 101: Make a loom and Weave a Bag

Price: $55.00

Date: October 2, 2014

Thursdays, October 2,9 and 16 – 10:00-12:00 with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Learn to make a simple portable loom and create a bag using several weaving techniques.  These will make great gifts.

Tuition does not include the price of materials.

 

 

Available Spaces: 2

Drawing 103: Drawing Basics Workshop

Price: $100.00

Date: October 4, 2014

Saturday Oct 4, 9am-4pm with Suzann Beck

This one-day workshop is designed for artists who are beginning to draw or intermediate artists who want to reinforce a good foundation for their drawing skills. You will learn and practice fundamentals including, line and tone, light and shadow values, techniques for comparative measuring, and developing good compositions. Students will learn how to render a drawing from start to finish with still life setups to fit individual skill levels.

Tuition: $100 (plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

 

Available Spaces: 14

Ceramics 101: Intro to the Pottery Wheel (Fall)

Price: $165.00

Date: October 6, 2014

Mondays, October 6,13,20,27, November 3 and 10  – 10:00-12:30 with Ken Ferber

Experience the exciting world of pottery in this introductory course, perfect for those who have never worked in clay or people looking for a refresher!

Tuition includes first bag of clay. Other materials supplied by student.

Available Spaces: 5

Fused Glass 101: Fun with Fused Glass Jewelry and More! (Fall)

Price: $50.00

Date: October 6, 2014

Mondays, Oct 6 & 13, 6-8pm with Amanda Hegreberg

In this easy to learn and easy to create class you can make jewelry of your own design and have the option to experiment with bottle corks, purse holders, bracelets and more using simple fused glass techniques. Choose your own colors, create your own patterns and designs, and fuse together — simple as that!

Tuition: $50 (includes materials for six basic projects, additional materials available)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

 

Available Spaces: 13

Drawing 101: Drawing to Improve Your Watercolors

Price: $100.00

Date: October 8, 2014

Wednesdays, October 8,15,22 and 29  – 12:30-3:30 with Bonnie Schwictenberg

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

This exciting new class focuses on the importance of line contour and value sketch drawings and how they are an important element to improve your paintings.  We will also paint using Cobalt Blue for two of the studies.

Tuition does not cover materials.

 

 

 

Available Spaces: 6

Stained Glass 101: The Basics of Beautiful Stained Glass (Fall)

Price: $80.00

Date: October 14, 2014

Tuesdays, October 14,21 and 28  – 10:00-12:00 with Ellen Nelson

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Explore the fascinating world of copper foil stained glass, in this always-popular class for the complete beginner! Create your own unique designs (or use one of ours!) to make a decorative windowpane or wall hanging for your home or office.

Tuition includes all materials for a basic project.

 

Available Spaces: 3

Fiber Arts 103: Weaving a Holiday Placemat or Runner

Price: $100.00

Date: October 14, 2014

Tuesdays, October 14 – November 18, 6-8pm with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Create a unique and beautiful table runner or placemat in this introductory course for beginning weavers. Learn step-by-step essentials of weaving on a table loom.

Tuition: $100 (plus the cost of some materials)
Experience Level: Some prior weaving experience preferred

Available Spaces: 4

Bus Trip: The Museum of Russian Art and American Swedish Institute

Price: $67.00

Date: October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 14th, 8am -5pm with Lynn Metcalf

$67 (includes bus, admission and lunch): We will visit the Museum of Russian Art in the morning to view two traveling exhibitions: The Art of Victor Khromin and the Forest and Folk Art: Russian Traditions in Wood. We will arrive at the museum at 10am to view the exhibitions and a guided tour will be offered at 11am.

Learn more at: http://tmora.org/.

At noon we will go to the American Swedish Institute, have lunch and tour the exhibition: Public Expressions Through The Image of Strindberg, The Living Tradition of Ryijy and Love Norway X.
http://www.asimn.org/

Available Spaces: 7

Bus Trip: Minneapolis Institute of Art (Fall)

Price: $45.00

Date: October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 14th, 8am -5pm, self-guided

$45 (includes bus only): Spend the day at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and explore several featured exhibitions: “The Nature of Nature” is the third installation in an innovative series connecting art with relevant issues in everyday life. The rediscovery of six bronze reliefs allegorically representing the Times of Night and Day by Giovanni Casini and Pietro Cipriani is the largest and most important ensemble of Florentine bronze sculpture to come to light in a century. “Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945″ is the first major exhibition to examine Italy’s rich, arresting contribution to postwar fashion, showcasing the clothes that turned “Made in Italy” into the mark of style.

Available Spaces: 21

Woodturning 201: Natural Edge Bowls Workshop

Price: $85.00

Date: October 18, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 10am-4pm with John Caye

Take your woodturning skills up a notch as John shares his talents on turning natural edge bowls! Learn what to look for when selecting a piece of wood, how to mount the wood to emphasize the grain and natural edge to its best advantage, and how to safely turn a piece that is balanced and pleasing to the eye!

Tuition: $85 (includes materials to make one bowl)
Experience Level: Prior turning experience required

 

Available Spaces: 3

Basketry 101: Shaker Catshead

Price: $85.00

Date: October 18, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 10am-4pm with Janet Olney

Join us for a Paramount first, basket weaving! This style of basket is a traditional Shaker shape that sits on cat’s “feet.” The basket is woven of reed with split maple splints and curls woven into it. It is approximately 9 – 10” wide and 6 – 7” high plus a handle, and is a great project for someone who has never woven before!

Tuition: $85 (all materials included!)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Available Spaces: 8

Writing 101: An Introduction to Writing

Price: $50.00

Date: October 20, 2014

Mondays, October 20 – November 3, 7-9pm with Lisa Meyers-McClintick

Get your thoughts flowing and stories rolling just in time for National Novel Writing (nanowrimo.org) Month throughout November, a global effort that dedicates one of the drabbest months of the year to creative writing accomplishments. This course will cover the essential basics of good writing; cadence and pace, senses and setting, and characters and charisma!

Tuition: $50 (no materials reauired!)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed

Available Spaces: 14

Art Appreciation 101 (Fall, Evening)

Price: $30.00

Date: October 21, 2014

Women in the Visual Arts: Tuesdays, Oct 21-28, 6-8pm with Lynn Metcalf

Expand your understanding and sensitivity to the visual arts in this class all about comprehension, rather than creation! The arts will become a source of lifelong enjoyment and discovery as you develop your creative viewing skills and personal aesthetic standards with new topics of Women in the Visual Arts.

Tutition: $30 (No Materials Required!)
Exerperince Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Available Spaces: 15

Art Appreciation 101 (Fall)

Price: $30.00

Date: October 22, 2014

Wednesdays, October 22 and 29 – 10:00-12:00 with Lynn Metcalf

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Expand your understanding and sensitivity to the visual arts in this class all about comprehension, rather than creation! The arts will become a source of lifelong enjoyment and discovery as you develop your creative viewing skills and personal aesthetic standards.

No materials required!

 

Available Spaces: 8

Fused Glass 150: Beyond the Basics of Fused Glass (Fall)

Price: $85.00

Date: October 27, 2014

Mondays, October 27 – November 10, 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.

 

Available Spaces: 9

Watercolor 101: The Basics of Watercolor (Fall)

Price: $65.00

Date: October 28, 2014

Tuesdays, October 28, November 4 and 11 – 10:00-12:30 with Elly Van Diest

Dive into the wonderful world of watercolor in this course designed for the complete beginner! Through experience, learn the essential processes for creating beautiful watercolors including color, design, washes, brushwork, paint characteristics and more!

Tuition does not include the cost of materials.

Available Spaces: 0

Watercolor 101: The Basics of Watercolor (Fall, Evening)

Price: $65.00

Date: October 28, 2014

Tuesdays, October 28 – November 11, 6-8:30pm with Elly Van Diest

Dive into the wonderful world of watercolor, in this course designed for the complete beginner! Through experience, learn the essential processes for creating beautiful watercolors including color, design, washes, brushwork, paint characteristics and much more!

Tuition: $65.00 (plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Available Spaces: 13

Ceramics 201: Thrown and Altered Pieces

Price: $165.00

Date: November 4, 2014

Tuesdays, November 4 – December 9, 6-8:30pm with Katie Webster

Beginning with wheel-thrown vessels, learn how to facet, stretch, dart and cut the forms to change their shapes and infuse them with gesture. You will learn how to throw and alter forms ranging from plates to butter dishes. Challenge your ideas of utility and sculpture as you discover new methods each session.

Tuition: $165 (includes first bag of clay, other materials supplied by students)
Experience Level: Intermediate, some throwing experience required

Available Spaces: 7

Ceramics 101: Intro to the Pottery Wheel (Fall, Evening)

Price: $165.00

Date: November 5, 2014

Wednesdays, November 5 – December 10 (No Class Nov 26) 5:30-8:30 with Denny Hummel

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 bystudents)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

 

Available Spaces: 13

Acrylics 101: Painting with Acrylics Workshop (Fall)

Price: $65.00

Date: November 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 10am-4pm with Dan Mondloch

Truly for beginners! Dan will cover basic acrylic painting techniques like wet into wet, dry brush, layering, and glazing. We will also discuss how to use the composition to lead your eye through a piece. In the morning we will create a black and white painting, and in the afternoon we will complete a beautifully colored landscape!

Tuition: $65 (plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Available Spaces: 7

Watercolor 150: (Just) Beyond The Basics of Watercolor

Price: $85.00

Date: November 18, 2014

Tuesdays, November 18,25, December 2 and 9 – 10:00-12:30 with Elly Van Diest

Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate, some prior experience preferred

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!

Tuition does not include the price of materials.

 

 

 

Available Spaces: 9

Paramount Paint and Wine Party (Fall)

Price: $50.00

Date: November 21, 2014

Friday,  November 21, 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

 

Available Spaces: 12

Watercolor 102: Watercolor Wonders Workshop (Fall)

Price: $65.00

Date: November 22, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 10am-4pm with Dan Mondloch

Find your inner watercolor talents in this one day workshop with easy to follow instruction on the basic techniques of creating beautiful and fresh watercolor paintings! Learn how to add depth, texture and water control in the first portion of the class, and then a paint your own beautiful winter landscape using Dan’s simple step-by-step instructions in the second half!

Tuition: $65 (plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

 

Available Spaces: 14

Ceramics 102: Making Life Masks

Price: $75.00

Date: December 1, 2014

Mondays, December 1,8 and 15  – 10:00-12:30 with Ken Ferber

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

You in 3-D! Join us for this Paramount first; learning how to create a mold of your face or hands using plaster (and a little bit of patience!) and then pulling clay replicas!

Tuition includes all materials!

 

 

Available Spaces: 9

Oils 150: Portraits from a Photograph

Price: $100.00

Date: December 6, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 9am-4pm with Suzann Beck

Create a family heirloom by learning to paint portraits from your own photographs. Suzann will walk you through the process of painting a portrait start to finish from a photo you bring to the workshop. The workshop includes a demo and hands-on work. Advanced students will have the opportunity to sharpen their accuracy and finishing techniques.
This workshop will teach you: how to choose a photo to paint from, ways to transfer a basic drawing to canvas, how to mix colors for flesh tones and steps to paint a portrait in one or more sessions.

Tuition: $100 (plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Intermediate, some prior drawing and painting experience suggested

 

Available Spaces: 15

Ceramics 101: Intro to the Pottery Wheel (Winter)

Price: $165.00

Date: January 19, 2015

Mondays, Jan 19,26, February 2,9,16 and 23 – 10:00-12:30 with Ken Ferber

Experience the exciting world of pottery in this introductory course, perfect for those who have never worked in clay or people looking for a refresher!

Tuition includes first bag of clay. Other materials supplied by student.

 

 

Available Spaces: 12

Ceramics 250: Clay Cohort (Spring)

Price: $150.00

Date: January 19, 2015

Mondays, January 19, February 2 & February 16, 6-8:30pm with Craig Edwards

The Clay Cohort will explore a variety of forms on the pottery wheel and select hand-building techniques. Students will work independently in the Paramount studios to create work and participate in the load/fire/unload process. Space in the kiln will be determined by the number of students registered and volume of work produced by the class.

Tuition: $150 (includes first bag of clay, other materials & gas firing fee paid by students)
Experience Level: Intermediate, some throwing experience required

Available Spaces: 10

Woodturning 101: Lessons on the Lathe (Spring)

Price: $75.00

Date: January 20, 2015

Tuesdays, January 20,27 and February 3 – 10:00-12:30 with Jerry Wervey

Discover the unique art of woodturning in this class for the beginner! Learn how to safely use the lathe including everything from machine set-up to tool usage. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of cuts and will finish the class with the creation of a small project you can be proud of!

Tuition includes all materials for a basic project

 

 

Available Spaces: 5

Ceramics 104: Intro to Clay – Pottery and Hand-Building! (Spring)

Price: $165.00

Date: January 20, 2015

Tuesdays, Jan 20-Feb 24, 6-8:30pm with Andrew Webster

Finding it difficult to decide between a pottery on the wheel and a sculptural hand-building class? Do both! This class will cover the basics you need to know; from centering and throwing on the wheel to working with a slab roller, using molds, and creating simple sculpture.

Tuition: $165 (includes first bag of clay, other materials supplied by students)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Available Spaces: 15

Stained Glass 101: The Basics of Beautiful Stained Glass (Spring)

Price: $80.00

Date: February 3, 2015

Tuesdays, February 3,10 and 17 – 10:00-12:00 with Beatriz Lauer

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Explore the fascinating world of copper foil stained glass, in this always-popular class for the complete beginner! Create your own unique designs (or use one of ours!) to make a decorative windowpane or wall hanging for your home or office.

Tuition includes all materials for a basic project

 

Available Spaces: 11

Fiber Arts 104: Transparency Weave

Price: $85.00

Date: February 3, 2015

Tuesdays, Feb 3-Mar 3, 6-8pm with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Create a sheer weaving that allows light to filter through your design. Come with 5/2 or 3/2 pearl cotton (or equivalent) and a geometric design in mind.

Tuition: $85 (plus some materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Available Spaces: 6

Acrylics 101: Painting with Acrylics Workshop (Spring)

Price: $65.00

Date: February 7, 2015

Saturday February 7, 10am-4pm with Dan Mondloch

Truly for beginners! Dan will cover basic acrylic painting techniques like wet into wet, dry brush, layering, and glazing. We will also discuss how to use the composition to lead your eye through a piece. In the morning we will create a black and white painting, and in the afternoon we will complete a beautifully colored landscape!

Tuition: $65 (plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

 

Available Spaces: 15

Watercolor 102: Watercolor Wonders Workshop (Spring)

Price: $65.00

Date: February 21, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 10am-4pm with Dan Mondloch

Find your inner watercolor talents in this one day workshop with easy to follow instruction on the basic techniques of creating beautiful and fresh watercolor paintings! Learn how to add depth, texture and water control in the first portion of the class, and then a paint your own beautiful winter landscape using Dan’s simple step-by-step instructions in the second half!

Tuition: $65 (plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

 

Available Spaces: 15

Woodturning 102: Introduction to Turning Pens

Price: $75.00

Date: February 25, 2015

Wednesdays, February 25, March 4 and 11 – 10:00-12:30 with Nadine Nelson

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Create your own beautiful and unique pen, as Nadine walks you through the essential basics of safely working on a lathe!  Learn about mounting the wood to the lathe, using a chisel, turning pen forms, polishing and adding metal components.

Tuition includes all materials for one basic pen.

 

 

 

Available Spaces: 5

Oils 151: Monochromatic Portrait Painting

Price: $125.00

Date: February 28, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 9am-4pm with Suzann Beck

Learn how to paint a monochrome oil portrait using a palette limited to two colors! This workshop will help build your portraiture skills by teaching you how to “draw” with the brush, see and paint values correctly, and add finishing touches that bring life to your painting. In the morning session Suzann will explain and demonstrate the monochromatic technique, while the afternoon session features hands-on practice painting from a live model and one-on-one guidance to a classical-style portrait following principles of the old European masters.

Tuition: $125 (plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Intermediate, some prior drawing and painting experience suggested

 

Available Spaces: 15

Fused Glass 101: Fun with Fused Glass Jewelry and More! (Spring)

Price: $50.00

Date: March 2, 2015

Mondays, March 2 & 9, 6-8pm with Amanda Hegreberg

In this easy to learn and easy to create class you can make jewelry of your own design and have the option to experiment with bottle corks, purse holders, bracelets and more using simple fused glass techniques. Choose your own colors, create your own patterns and designs, and fuse together — simple as that!

Tuition: $50 (includes materials for six basic projects, additional materials available)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

 

Available Spaces: 12

Drawing 102: The Fundamentals of Basic Drawing

Price: $65.00

Date: March 3, 2015

Tuesdays, March 3,10 and 17 – 10:00-12:00  with Elly Van Diest

Explore foundational drawing skills for the complete beginner including lines, basic forms, simple perspective, contour, light and shadow, and complete the class with experiences you need to create a good drawing!

Tuition does not cover the cost of materials.

 

 

Available Spaces: 12

Drawing 102: The Fundamentals of Basic Drawing (Evening)

Price: $65.00

Date: March 3, 2015

Tuesdays, Mar 3-17, 6-8pm with Elly Van Diest

Explore foundational drawing skills including lines, basic forms, simple perspective, contour, light and shadow, and complete the class with experiences you need to create a good drawing!

Tuition: $65 (plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Available Spaces: 15

Fiber Arts 102: Weaving on a Frame Loom

Price: $55.00

Date: March 5, 2015

Thursdays, March 5,12 and 19  – 10:00-12:00 with Jeri Olson-McCoy

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Learn a variety of traditional and tapestry techniques to create beautiful fiber art pieces for your home. Choose your own colors and textures of natural fiber yarns to make your piece truly unique. You are welcome to bring your own loom or use one of ours!

Tuition does not include the price of materials

 

Available Spaces: 6

Ceramics 103: Handbuilding Through History

Price: $165.00

Date: March 10, 2015

Tuesdays, March 10,17,24,31, April 7 and 14 – 10:00-12:30 with Andrew Webster

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Explore handbuilding from a new angle! This unique class covers all the essential basics from slab rollers and extruders to molds and tools – but through the lens of art history! Each week Andrew will explore new periods in time across the globe and offer tips and techniques on incorporating what you learn into your projects!

Tuition includes first bag of clay, other materials supplied by students.

Available Spaces: 12

Ceramics 202: Unique and Beautiful Surface Technique!

Price: $125.00

Date: March 11, 2015

Wednesdays, March 11 – April 15, 6:30-8:30pm with Katie Webster

Develop your personal pottery style through this surface decoration class! Clay will be your canvas as you explore sgraffito, underglaze painting, slip inlay, and decals! Try these techniques individually or experiment with combing them to create variations of historic slip decorated and contemporary ceramic wares alike! You will have time to make new forms in class and bring in finished pieces to revisit and embellish!

Tuition: $125 (includes first bag of clay, other materials supplied by students)
Experience Level: Intermediate, some throwing experience required

 

Available Spaces: 11

Fiber Arts 201: Craftsman Style Weaving

Price: $100.00

Date: March 17, 2015

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

 

Available Spaces: 7

Basketry 102: Double Bottom Gathering Basket

Price: $85.00

Date: March 21, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 10am-4pm with Janet Olney

Explore the art of basket weaving in this easy to learn, easy to follow class for beginners! This basket has a double bottom with a “punt” in it that helps distribute heavy things like apples to the outside edges of the basket so the bottom doesn’t sag. The basket is woven of reed with split maple splints and curls woven into it. It is approximately 8 – 9” wide and 10” high plus a handle.

Tuition: $85 (all materials included!)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Available Spaces: 10

Watercolor 101: The Basics of Watercolor (Spring)

Price: $65.00

Date: March 24, 2015

Tuesdays, March 24,31 and April 7  – 10:00-12:30 with Elly Van Diest

Dive into the wonderful world of watercolor in this course designed for the complete beginner! Through experience, learn the essential processes for creating beautiful watercolors including color, design, washes, brushwork, paint characteristics and more!

Tuition does not include the cost of materials.

Available Spaces: 12

Watercolor 101: The Basics of Watercolor (Spring, Evening)

Price: $65.00

Date: March 24, 2015

Tuesdays Mar 24-Apr 7, 6-8:30pm with Elly Van Diest

Dive into the wonderful world of watercolor, in this course designed for the complete beginner! Through experience, learn the essential processes for creating beautiful watercolors including color, design, washes, brushwork, paint characteristics and much more!

Tuition: $65.00 (plus the cost of materials)
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Available Spaces: 15

Ceramics 101: Intro to the Pottery Wheel (Spring, Evening)

Price: $165.00

Date: April 7, 2015

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

 

Available Spaces: 15

Mosaic Forms 101: Concrete Mosaic Sculpture (Spring)

Price: $100.00

Date: April 8, 2015

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

Available Spaces: 10

Coffee and Conversation

Price: $5.00

Date: April 15, 2015

Wednesday April 15 – 10:00-12:00 with Lynn Metcalf

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required

Join us for this VAC first! Coffee and Conversation is a relaxed, book club style gathering of anyone interested in exploring ideas and interpretations of art based literature! Art historian, Lynn Metcalf, will lead conversations on The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History By Robert Edsel.

Tuition does not include the price of the book.

 

Available Spaces: 12