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January 2017


Create Basic Pottery

Create Basic Pottery

Saturdays, January 21, 28 & February 4 & 11 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $95

 


A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

Saturday, January 28, 2017 & Sunday, January 29 2017, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-4:00pm

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Ceramic artists skilled in various cultural ceramic traditions will be sharing classes at the Paramount that will explore, demonstrate and teach from many cultural perspectives and traditions. With grant funding from the Morgan Family Foundation, these classes will be offered at the very low cost of $10 each! All are encouraged to come, even if you have never participated in a clay class. You will experience history in a new and exciting way, and have a piece to take home as a remembrance. Classes are limited so register early.

Tuition: $10.00
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed

January 28th with master potter Bill Gossman
9am – noon: Learn about Danish pottery and how to make a serving platter for Danish open-faced sandwiches!
1 – 4pm: Focus will be on African ceramic traditions with stories and photos. Participants will add traditional cultural decorating patterns to ceramic bowls.

January 29th with master potter Craig Edwards
9am – noon: Japanese/Korean ceramic traditions will be shared, with participants creating a serving plate for sushi!
1 – 4pm: South America comes to life in this session! Participants will work on a decorated earthenware serving dish in traditional South American style!

 


Create Pottery for the Gas Kiln

Create Pottery for the Gas Kiln

Mondays, January 30 – May 22 from 6:00-8:30
$250

Experience Level: Beyond Basic, some prior experience preferred.

Tuition: Includes first bag of clay and electric kiln firing. Gas Kiln Fire Fees are paid by the student.

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.
Venue: Paramount Center for the Arts – Visual Arts Studios

February 2017


Learning Wood-Turning

Learning Wood-Turning

Wednesdays, February 1 & 8 • 5:30-8:30pm
$70

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Create a Basic Drawing

Create a Basic Drawing

Saturday, February 4 • 10:00am-4:00pm
$50

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Beyond the Basics of Wood-Turning

Beyond the Basics of Wood-Turning

Saturdays, February 11, 18 & 25 • 10:00am-3:00pm
$150

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Create a Basic Acrylic Painting (Barns)

Create a Basic Acrylic Painting (Barns)

Saturday, February 11 • 10:00am-4:00pm
$70

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Bad Habit Tour and Mug Decorating

Bad Habit Tour and Mug Decorating

Wednesdays, February 15 & 22 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50

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Beyond the Basics of Acrylic Painting (Reflections)

Beyond the Basics of Acrylic Painting (Reflections)

Saturday, February 18 • 10:00am-4:00pm
$75

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Create a Wall Hanging

Create a Wall Hanging

Friday, February 24 • 6:00-8:00pm
$85

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Create Basic Pottery

Create Basic Pottery

Tuesdays, February 28, March 7, 14 & 21 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
$95

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!

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed

Tuition includes first bag of clay, electric kiln firing and glazes.

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.
Venue: Paramount Center for the Arts – Visual Art Studios

March 2017


Create Simple Stained Glass

Create Simple Stained Glass

Friday, March 3 • 6:00-8:00pm & Saturday, March 4 • 9:00am-4:00pm
$115

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Learning Basic Calligraphy

Learning Basic Calligraphy

Saturday, March 4 • 10:00am-4:00pm
$60

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Lavash Crackers: Collegeville Artisan Bakery Tour & Serving Tray

Lavash Crackers: Collegeville Artisan Bakery Tour & Serving Tray

Wednesdays, March 8 & 22 • 6:00-8:00pm
$65

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Create a Garden Mosaic

Create a Garden Mosaic

Friday, March 10 • 6:00-8:00pm & Saturday, March 11 • 9:00am-4:00pm
$115

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Robert Briscoe Ceramics Workshop Pots: Passion and Profession

Robert Briscoe Ceramics Workshop Pots: Passion and Profession

Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12 • 9:00-4:00pm
$110

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ARTivities (742 Spring Break)

ARTivities (742 Spring Break)

Monday, March 13 & Tuesday, March 14 • 9:00am-4:00pm
$65 each

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Create a Basic Watercolor Painting (Sunrise & Sunsets)

Create a Basic Watercolor Painting (Sunrise & Sunsets)

Saturday, March 25 • 10:00am-4:00pm
$70

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ARTivities (Sartell Spring Break)

ARTivities (Sartell Spring Break)

Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28 • 9:00am-4:00pm
$65 each

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Writing a Memoir

Writing a Memoir

Mondays, March 27, April 3 & 10 • 7:00-9:00
$60

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Create a Table Runner

Create a Table Runner

Tuesdays, March 28, April 4, 11 & 18 • 6:00-8:30pm
$100

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April 2017


Create an Animal Portrait Watercolor Painting

Create an Animal Portrait Watercolor Painting

Saturday, April 1 • 10:00am-4:00pm
$85

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Beyond the Basics of Pottery

Beyond the Basics of Pottery

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 & May 2 • 6:00-8:00pm
$95

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Learn the Basics of Handbuilding

Learn the Basics of Handbuilding

Wednesdays, April 5-26 • 6:00-8:00pm
$95

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Create Fused Glass & Clay Pendant Jewelry

Create Fused Glass & Clay Pendant Jewelry

Saturday, April 22 • 10:00am-2:00pm & Saturday, May 6 • 10:00am-12:00pm
$95

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Create Thrown & Altered Forms on the Wheel

Create Thrown & Altered Forms on the Wheel

Saturday, April 22 • 10:00am-3:00pm
$75

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May 2017


Art Appreciation Baroque Art & Architecture in Rome & Paris

Art Appreciation Baroque Art & Architecture in Rome & Paris

Wednesday, May 3 & Wednesday, May 10 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $30

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Create a Ceramic Bird House

Create a Ceramic Bird House

Saturday, May 6 • 1:00-4:00pm
$45

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Suze Lindsay Ceramics Workshop

Suze Lindsay Ceramics Workshop

Saturday, May 16 • 9:00am-4:00pm
$55

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Create a Garden Ornament

Create a Garden Ornament

Saturday, May 20 • 10:00am-2:00pm
$70

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June 2017


Majolica Decoration Workshop

Majolica Decoration Workshop

Thursday & Friday, June 1 & 2 • 9:00am-4:00pm
$110

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Linda Christensen Ceramics Workshop

Linda Christensen Ceramics Workshop

Monday & Tuesday, June 19 & 20 • 9:00am-4:00pm
$110

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The Studios are OPEN for business!

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 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