321 Central Ave. N. • Faribault, MN 55021 507-332-7372

Paradise Center for the Arts Classes

2017 Class Schedule For more information or to register, call Paradise Center for the Arts at 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org.

Class 2017 Schedule

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Visual Arts Classes

Artist Discussion Group – Connecting Artists

Artist Discussion Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30pm starting in May. Artists will be meeting once a month to discuss local/upcoming art events, call for artists/artist opportunities, demonstrations, participate in group projects, and critique each other’s new work. Meet local artists and get inspired by them, and their artwork. Free for emerging, and established artists.

Throwing on the Wheel May 24 - August 2

THROWING ON THE WHEEL
Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm May 24, 31, June 7, 21, 28, July 5, 19, 26, Aug 2. Member $126/Non-Member $162, plus the cost of clay. All skill levels are welcome, ages 10 and up. Topics will be determined by student’s requests. Topics may include throwing cylinders, bowls, plates and lids. You may also work on your own projects. Clay must be purchased from the Art Center. Cost: $45 for a 25 lb bag of fresh clay $15 for a 10 lb bag of recycled clay. The cost covers all glazing and firing costs. You may share a bag of clay. A tool kit may be purchased from the Art Center. Cost is $10.
You will get dusty and dirty during the class. I suggest you bring either a full size apron or an old beach-sized towel. You may use the studio outside of class during normal Art Center hours. Instructor will be available for open studio hours most Saturdays from 1 – 3 pm. Instructor: Barney Smith

Pottery Project Topics Class

Pottery Project Topics Class
Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm, May 26, June 2, 9, 23, 30 July 14, 21, 28, August 11. Member $171/Non-Member $207. All skill levels are welcome, ages 10 and up. Topics will be determined by student’s requests. Potential topics may include ocarina, tiles, planters, bird house, box and lid, extruded vase/cup. In this class you’ll be learning pottery skills that include pinch pots, coil building, slab construction. Throwing skills not needed. Clay will be provided for each class. The tuition covers all clay, glazing and firing costs. You may purchase additional clay to work outside of class: $45 for a 25 lb bag of fresh clay. $15 for a 10 lb bag of recycled clay. A tool kit may be purchased from the Art Center. Cost is $10. You may use the studio outside of class during normal Art Center hours. Instructor: Barney Smith

Adult & Child Clay Class

Adult & Child Clay Class (ages 4-7 or with special needs) July 9-12 9am-10:30am, Member $54/Non-Member $66, $20 for each additional child. Parent (grandparent) and one child will work together creating pieces of their choice. Dianne will help you learn the basic steps of pottery or teach you new ways to decorate your more advanced projects. Register early as only 10 participants will be allowed for this class. Wear old play clothes and bring your imagination to this class!! If you use your entire clay allotment, you can purchase additional clay. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Handbuilding Clay monsters and MORE!!

Handbuilding Clay monsters and MORE!! (ages 8+) July 9-12 10:45am-12:15pm, $68.50 Member/ $85.50 Non- Member. Imaginations come into play in this clay class as we create creatures, large and small - dinosaurs, cartoon characters and some of your original ideas. Whether we roll, pinch or squish our shapes, they will be fun and colorful!! Wear old play clothes and be sure to bring your imagination to this class!! Glazing at regular class time on July 18. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Throwing on the Wheel 2 with Dianne Lockerby

Throwing on the Wheel 2 with Dianne Lockerby (ages 10+ and must have taken a previous wheel class with Dianne and can center their clay) July 9-12 12:45pm-2:15pm, $68.50 Member/ $85.50 Non-Member. A class for Dianne’s returning students – you must be able to center your own clay for this class. We will refresh, and further existing skills learned in past classes. Larger and thinner walled pots will be among our goals. New decorating techniques will also be demonstrated. Carving or additions will be encouraged. Glazing day July 18. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

 

Throwing on the Wheel 1 with Dianne Lockerby

Throwing on the Wheel 1 with Dianne Lockerby – learning to live a centered life (ages 10+) July 9-12 2:30pm-4:00pm for those new to the wheel or those who still have problems centering their clay. $68.50 Member/ $85.50 Non-Member. This class is a ‘first experience’ on the wheel and also the class for those re-turning students who had trouble centering and/or refining their pots – just a bit more practice before moving on. Dianne will show you how to center, open and raise those sides of your pots. The goal of this class is centered pots– big pots rarely exist in a beginning class, but we want to avoid door-stops. You will get some bowls, perhaps a cup and add carving to your pots. Glazing day July 18. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

An introduction to back yard color and printing

An introduction to back yard color and printing July 13, 14, and 15, 9:00am - 4:30pm, 1/2 hr for lunch. Member $250/Non-Member $260, supply fee $60.This workshop will include the basics for foraging for local materials for eco printing and materials for color for natural dying. Here are examples of materials (but not limited to); leaves from local trees and shrubs, sumac, coreopsis, Queen Anne lace, wood shavings from local wood turners. Judy will show you how to prepare the material for dying and dying samples. You will also be able to experiment with an organic indigo vat. Students will eco print a scarf and /or personal clothes. Students will also make a large assortment of samples. Instructor: Judy Saye-Willis

Family Fun Art projects

Family Fun Art projects for ages 3 & up. July 14th 1-3pm. Drop in and create artwork with your family! No registration required. Create a planned project or create your own masterpiece. Art supplies will include paint, glitter, glue, collage materials, rubber stamps, markers, pencils, colored pencils, and more. $3.00 per person with a maximum of $10.00 for a family

Paint a Portrait of Your Pet with artist Julie Fakler

Paint a Portrait of your Pet with artist Julie Fakler (ages 7 & up, ages 6 & under will need an adult helper) July 18 3pm-5pm. Member $14.00/Non-Member $18.00. Artist Julie Fakler will teach you step by step on how to paint a portrait of your pet. In class you’ll learn about under painting, form, shape and color. Bring a photo of your pet to class. If you don’t have a pet, don’t worry. Photos of pets will be available. Wear clothes that can get paint on them. Supply fee $10.00 per student. Instructor: Julie Fakler.

Fused Glass 5x7 Scene

Fused Glass 5x7 Scene
July 19, 7-9 pm Member$14/Non-Member $18, supply fee $20.
Join us for a fun introductory glass fusing class. We’ll learn about glass fusing, & create a 5x7 scene or design using various types of fusible glass including: sheet glass, hand pulled stringers, frit balls and dichroic glass. The class is Open to ages 8 and up (ages 8-9 should have an adult to stay to help). The items will be ready for pick up 1 week from the class.

Instructor: Dale Brown

Watercolor Paints and Block Printing

Watercolor Paints and Block Printing July 23-26, 10:00am – noon, ages 5 to 10 years old. Member $56/Non-Member $72, $10 supply fee. Students choose their favorite shapes to create a watercolor background. Given precut and textured linoleum blocks, they will learn how to print over their watercolors to create depth and movement. Instructor: Carol Anderson

Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting July 23-26, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, ages 10 and up. Member $56/Non-Member $72. $10 supply fee. Use acrylic paints to create textures, depth and composition balance in paintings. Come to the first class with magazine clippings of your favorite topic. Instructor: Carol Anderson

An introduction to Botanical (Eco) printing with paper and fiber

An introduction to Botanical (Eco) printing with paper and fiber August 4th 10am-2:30pm with a half hour for lunch while things are steaming. Member $45, Non-Member $55. Begin exploring the unlimited potential of using locally foraged materials (Flowers and leaves) for design and color on paper and fabric with prints from nature. Supply fee $20...includes silk scarf and watercolor paper. Students need to bring leaves and flowers. Locally sourced, some of my favorites are sumac, oak, Japanese maple, smoke tree and nine bark leaves. Flowers.. Coreopsis, dark holly hocks, geraniums.. flowers and leaves. Check with the local florist for eucalyptus leaves and red rose petals. We do not need a lot .. 2 quart zip lock bags should be plenty. Instructor Judy Saye-Willis

ASIAN BRUSHWORK GARDEN PARTY

ASIAN BRUSHWORK GARDEN PARTY

Wednesday August 8, 9:00am to 11:30am or 1:00pm to 3:30pm, same class will be offered twice. For ages 9 to 15. This workshop is FREE but you MUST register to be able to attend. To get registered call the Paradise Center for the Arts 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4 or stop in during open hours. Paradise is open noon to 5pm Tues. – Sat., open late on Thursdays until 8pm.

Instructors Pat Gustafson and Dee Teller are two local Asian Brush Painters. They will share a bit of Asian Culture as you learn to use the Sumi brush, ink, rice paper, and watercolor. We will meet at the Paradise (321 Central Ave. N,) at 8:45am or 12:45pm. We will walk from the Paradise to a local garden….you will be outdoors. In case of rain, we will hold the class inside the Paradise Center for the Arts. Students will be able to do both Asian Calligraphy and paint flowers. You will learn about Asian tools and see a few Asian artifacts. We will do a little Tai Chi to stretch and get good energy. Students will be able to take a brush and a folder home to keep. Some of your art will go home with you August 8th. Other paintings will be kept and displayed for a reception in your honor at The Paradise for the Arts (321 Central Ae. N.) Second Floor Gallery. An artist opening reception will be held Friday, August 10th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, for friends, family, and the public. ASIAN BRUSHWORK GARDEN PARTY artwork will on display in the Second Floor Gallery at the Paradise until August 29th. Sumi ink does not wash out of clothes.  Wear something old, or something black, or bring a paint shirt.

We are limited to 18 students for the morning and 18 different students for the afternoon class. Please register soon. The ASIAN BRUSHWORK GARDEN PARTY will bring you in touch with another part of the world right here in Faribault.

“This activity is part of Artists on Main Street, a partnership between Faribault Main Street, Minnesota Main Street and Springboard for the Arts with support from the Bush Foundation)"

Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival FREE family art making

Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival FREE family art making August 11th 11am to 5:00pm. Family fun for the whole family. Drop in during our largest event of the summer and create artwork inspired by Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival while listening to live music. No registration required.

Intro to Digital Photography

Intro to Digital Photography August 23rd at 6:00pm-8:00pm. Member $14/Non-Member$18. In this class, you will learn primary digital camera operations. It will cover cell phones, point and shoot, and DSLR cameras. Matt will teach you the basic photo techniques while keeping an open conversation with the students. Make sure to bring your camera, and make sure it is fully charged. Instructor: Matt Leister

Throwing on the wheel

Throwing on the wheel (All Thursday evenings), Sept. 6, 13, 20, Oct 4, 11, 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Dec. 6 flex date – in case of cancelling one of the above classes. Dec. 6 last bisque firing before Christmas Dec. 13 last glaze firing before Christmas. All skill levels are welcome.  Student’s requests will determine topics.  Potential topics may include throwing cylinders, bowls, plates, and lids.  Hand building and extrusions may also be covered.  You may also work on your own projects.

Clay may be purchased from the Art Center. Cost is $45 for a 25 lb bag of fresh clay. Cost is $15 for a 10 lb bag of recycled clay. The cost of clay covers all glazing and firing costs and studio time. You may share a bag of clay. Some used tools are available to use in the studio.  A new tool kit may be purchased from the Art Center.  Cost is $10. You will get dusty and dirty during the class.  Barney suggests you bring either a full-size apron or an old beach-sized towel.

You may use the studio outside of class during normal Art Center hours. Instructor will usually be available for open studio hours most Saturdays from 1 – 3 pm. Instructor: Barney Smith

Ceramic Surface Design

Ceramic Surface Design: From functional to fantastic. September 15, 9am to 1pm (clay creation) and September 22, 9am to 12pm (glazing). Member $49, Non-member $63. Supply fee $ 10.00. Ages 16 & up. From beginner to “seasoned” students will learn how to give a simple handbuilt form spectacular appeal by using carving as the primary surface design technique. Using both organic and industrial design as inspiration, vases, cups and bowls will go from functional ware to pieces of true art. Students should wear aprons or wear clothing that can get stained. Instructor: Tami Resler

Tuesday AM Pottery Studio

Tuesday AM Pottery Studio starting September 18th, is a perfect time to rethink the pottery skills that you have and share time with others who enjoy clay. Come in to refresh and expand skills (new and old). Never worked in clay before?…then stop in Tuesday at 10:00am to noon (and bring a friend) to see what ceramics is all about. Your first time in Studio, Dianne will give you clay and guide you through making an item of your choice. If you are new to clay and think this might be something you enjoy, then join the Retired Clay Class for instruction.  It will be necessary to purchase your clay to make other pieces. PCA has all the underglazes, glazes and kilns to get your project ready to use and display. PCA can supply everything you need to complete your projects for yourself and gifts.

Retired?….but not tired? Clay, handbuilding

Retired?….but not tired? Clay, handbuilding. Tuesdays 10:30am to 12:00pm starting Sept. 25th through Oct. 30th. Sign up for all six class times for $60 Member/ $70 Non-Member or $15 per class time. This is a class for those that have time, energy, and a wish to try something different! And it really is something most people can do successfully – handbuilding in clay. If you can handle pie crust, then handbuilding will work for you. Dianne will guide you through 6 weeks of clay projects, with time to add and complete some of your own projects. You do not have to be retired to take this class. Class tuition covers instruction, and clay fees will be $2 per pound or people can split a 25# block of clay and its cost. Glazing Oct. 30th. Dianne will demo formation topics using molds to support your clay as well as decoration using impressions tools, underglazes for color, and later glazes. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby
Sign up for both Retired?….but not tired? Clay handbuilding (all 6 weeks) , Still not tired? Try Throwing on the wheel (all 6 weeks) and receive $20 off.

Fused Glass pendants or window catchers

Fused Glass pendants or window catchers Saturday Oct. 6thth, 1-3 pm. Member $14, Non-Member $18, supply fee $18. Join us to learn about glass fusing, and have fun creating several fused glass items.  Participants will be able to create 5 unique pieces of art that can be made into pendants, or 3 window catcher/ornament sized items.  We’ll use fusible glass, confetti, hand pulled stringers, and dichroic glass. We'll also learn how to do some basic cutting of glass and how firing to different temperatures will produce different effects.  No previous experience is necessary. The class is open to ages 7 and up (ages 7-9 should have an adult to stay to help). The items will be ready for pick up in 1 week. Instructor: Dale Brown

Still not tired? Try Throwing on the wheel

Still not tired? Try Throwing on the wheel. Tuesdays 1:00pm to 2:30pm, starting Oct. 16 through November 20th. Glazing November 20th. Sign up for all six class times for $60 Member/ $70 Non-Member or $15 per class time. This is a class for those that have time, energy, and a wish to try something different! This is a beginning class and Dianne will guide you through each step of throwing. Patience and practice is required, and first pieces will be small. Experience leads to larger pots once the basics are mastered. Dianne will guide you through 6 weeks of clay projects, with time to add and complete some of your own projects. Dianne will demo formation topics to support your clay as well as decoration using impressions tools, underglazes for color, and later glazes. Whether you feel artistic or not, clay is not that hard, and people remark that working in clay ‘is good therapy’. Clay fees will be $2 per pound or people can split a 25# bag of clay $45. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Sign up for both Retired?….but not tired? Clay (all 6 weeks), handbuilding, Still not tired? Try Throwing on the wheel (all 6 weeks) and receive $20 off.

Raku firing November 3rd

Raku Pottery glazing and firing November 3rd 8:30am, Member $55/ Non-Member $60, Raku clay 5# for $10, or 10# for $20, or 25# for $45. Students can make their pieces on their own or join us in the pottery studio TBD at the Paradise Center for the Arts for a make it class. Pieces will need to be dry, and put on the PCA shelves to be bisque fired by date TBD. The Raku firing will take place at Lockerby Sheet Metal Nov. 3rd 8:30am to 4pm. The clay pots & sculpture will be loaded in the raku kiln at Lockerby Sheet Metal, kiln temps are rapidly increased to 1800-1900 Degrees F. Once the glazes melt & smooth out, the pieces are individually removed from the kiln. Pieces are placed in a can filled with combustible materials and the hot pot causes the combustibles to flame. A tight-fitting lid placed on the can smothers those flames and the resulting smoke can cause colors to appear on the pots. Students will leave with their finished glazed pieces. All ages are welcomed. Tuition includes one open pottery studio date, the Raku glazing and firing. Scholarships are available for children. Children 14 & under will need adult supervision Nov. 3rd. Class size is limited to 12 students so get registered early.

Fused Glass Pendants or Magnets

Fused Glass Pendants or Magnets Saturday Nov. 3rd, 10 am-noon. Member $14, Non-Member $18. Supply fee $18. Join us to learn about glass fusing, and have fun creating 5 unique pieces of art that can be made into pendants or magnets.  We’ll use fusible glass, confetti, hand pulled stringers, and dichroic glass. No previous experience is necessary.  The class is open to ages 7 and up (ages 7-9 should have an adult to stay to help). The items will be ready for pick up in 1 week.  Instructor: Dale Brown

Paint a Portrait of your Pet with artist Julie Fakler

Paint a Portrait of your Pet with artist Julie Fakler (ages 7 & up, ages 6 & under will need an adult helper) November 8, 5-7pm. Member $14.00/Non-Member $18.00. Artist Julie Fakler will teach you step by step on how to paint a portrait of your pet. In class you’ll learn about under painting, form, shape and color. Bring a photo of your pet to class. If you don’t have a pet, don’t worry. Photos of pets will be available. Wear clothes that can get paint on them. Supply fee $10.00 per student. Instructor: Julie Fakler

Family Fun Art projects

Family Fun Art projects for ages 3 & up. Nov. 10 1-3pm. Drop in and create artwork with your family! No registration required. Create a planned project or create your own masterpiece. Art supplies will include paint, glitter, glue, collage materials, rubber stamps, markers, pencils, colored pencils, and more. $3.00 per person with a maximum of $10.00 for a family

Fused Glass Ornaments

Fused Glass Ornaments Saturday Dec. 1st, 10 a.m.-12. Member $14, Non-Member $18. Supply fee $22. Join us to learn about glass fusing & have fun creating three unique Holiday ornaments.  We'll use different types of fusible glass including sheet glass, confetti, stringers, and frit balls.  We'll also learn how to do some basic cutting of glass and how firing to different temperatures will produce different effects.  The pieces will need to be

fired after the class, and will be ready for pickup in 1 week. No previous experience is necessary. The class is open to ages 7 and up (ages 7-9 should have an adult to stay to help). The items will be ready for pick up in 1 week.  Instructor: Dale Brown

 

Theater Classes

Paradise Center for the Arts Children's Theatre Season

Paradise Center for the Arts Children’s Theatre Season
Paradise will offer 3 different children's theatre camps, for three different age groups, each camp will end with production(s) for the public. Acting Fun for Little Ones for 3-7 year olds, Disney’s Lion King Jr. for ages 7 and up, and Pride & Prejudice for ages 13 to 18 years old for the more experienced actors. Camps, and performances will provide high quality arts experiences for students/actors through the process of learning acting skills, actor and audience etiquette, and most importantly having FUN! Child's Play Theatre's Andrew Velishek will instruct, and direct the three camps/productions.

Acting Fun for Little Ones 6 Saturdays Feb. 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 10:00am - 11:30am classes with a performance on March 17 at 11 AM. Tuition $75, scholarships are available. Acting Fun for Little Ones is an introduction to acting, theater and using your imagination. Over the course of the class, kids will participate in a variety of acting games, art activities and rehearsal of a selected group of Aesop's Fables. A final performance of the kids’ rendition of Aesop's Fables will be performed on the final day of class starting at 11 AM. Family and Friends are encouraged to join us for the performance!
Ticket prices for March 17th performance: Adult $5/student $3.

Disney’s Lion King Jr. 3 weeks of rehearsals, July 30 - August 17 (M-F) from 8:00am-12:00pm, 3 shows Friday August 17 at 7:00pm, Saturday August 18 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm. Tuition $85, scholarships are available. Ages 7 and up. Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African Savannah comes to life on the Paradise Center for the Arts stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters that journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Everyone has a role to play in this great tale. The show has 17 main speaking/singing roles with additional ensemble roles. There are additional opportunities for kids who are interested in learning about lighting, sound design, and backstage management. Auditions July 9 and 10 4:00pm-6:00pm. Ticket Prices: Adult $10/student $5.

Pride and Prejudice Rehearsals August 27, 28, 29, 30, Sept 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, Oct. 1, 2, 4, 5, 3:15pm-5:15pm, 3 shows Friday October 5 at 7:00pm,  Saturday October 6 at 1:00pm, and 7:00pm,. Tuition $75, scholarships are available. Ages 13 and up. Four proposals, three rejections, two marriages and one scandal. Jane Austen's classic romantic comedy with her wonderful characters: witty, free-spirited Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters, including the lovely Jane; Mrs. Bennet, who only wants what’s best. Everyone has a role to play. There are additional opportunities for kids who are interested in learning about lighting, sound design, and backstage management. Ticket prices: Adult $5/student$3. Auditions will be August 13, 14 4:00-6:00pm.

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

Literary Arts Classes

Join us for literary art classes at Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault! More details coming soon.

Contact Info:

Paradise Center for the Arts 507-332-7372 info@paradisecenterforthearts.org
321 Central Ave. N.
Faribault, MN 55021

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Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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