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

Throwing on the Wheel

pottery wheel
Thursdays Sept. 7, 14, 21, Oct. 5, 12, 19, Nov. 2, 9, 16 6:00pm to 8:00pm Member $126/Non-Member $162. $45 for a 25lb bag of fresh clay. $15 for a 10lb bag of recycled clay.

All skill levels are welcome. Topics will be determined by student’s requests. 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.

Instructor: Barney Smith


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 tool kit may be purchased $10.

You will get dusty and dirty during the class. Bring either a full-size apron or an old beach-sized towel.

You are encouraged to use the pottery studio outside of class during Paradise’s open hours. Instructor will usually be available for open studio hours most Saturdays from 1 – 3 pm.

Paint a Portrait of your Pet - November 2nd

Fakler, Julie
Thursday November 2nd 6:00pm-8:00pm

Paint a Portrait of your Pet with artist Julie Fakler (ages 7 & up, ages 6 & under will need an adult helper) Thursday November 2nd 6:00pm-8:00pm. 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 $6.00 per student.

Instructor: Julie Fakler

Fused Glass pendants or window catchers - Nov. 4th

Saturday Nov. 4th, 10 am-noon. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Materials fee $17

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. No previous experience is necessary. The items will be ready for pick up in 1 week.

Instructor: Dale Brown

Retired?….but not tired? - Nov. 7th through Dec. 12th

Clay Tuesdays 10:30am to noon starting Nov. 7th through Dec. 12th. Sign up for all six class times for $60 Member/ $70 Non-Member or $15 per class time. $2 for a pound of clay, or $45 for 25lbs of clay, share a bag with a friend.

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. Class tuition covers instruction, and clay fees will be $2 per pound or people can split a 25# block of clay and its cost.

Week 1 Nov. 7th: Garden mushrooms

Week 2 Nov. 14th: Cups, jars or vases

Week 3 Nov. 21st: Plates, bowls or bake dishes

Week 4 Nov. 28th: Christmas/Holiday items

Week 5 Dec. 5th: Your choice of topic

Week 6 Dec. 12th: glazing (makes pieces safe to use with food)

Dianne will demo formation topics using molds 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’. Take the class with a friend!

If we have enough interest in wheel throwing, that class can be arranged for Tuesday afternoons or for January. But we need people to contact PCA to register their interest in a daytime wheel class.

Adult and child holiday clay class, learn pottery together - November 11th, 18th, Dec. 2nd

pottery wheel
November 11th, 18th, Dec. 2nd 10am to 11:30am Member $47.50/ Non-Member $56.50. Add another child, at $16 per child.

Parent (grandparent) and one child will work together creating and decorating pieces of their choice. Dianne will guide you in the construction of Holiday gifts, perhaps trees, and ornaments or your other ideas. 2 classes of creating and then we return for the last class to add color with glazes. 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.

Recycled Sweater Mitten Class - November 16th

November 16th 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Member $17.50/ Non-Member $22.50. Ages 16 & up

Learn how to make a pair of Mittens from a sweater. Audrey will show you step by step how to turn that old sweater in to a pair a mittens for this winter. Audrey will supply the pattern, you’ll need to bring to class; one sweater – preferably wool – washed and dried in dryer, stick pins, needle, thread, scissors, ruler, and fleece for lining (folded/doubled 24″).

Instructor: Audrey Sand

Fused Glass Ornaments - Dec. 2nd


Saturday Dec. 2nd, 10am-Noon. Member $14/Non-Member $18, or (same class offered twice)

Saturday Dec. 2nd, 1pm-3pm. Member $14/Non-Member $18.

Materials fee: $20. Open to ages 8 and up (ages 8-9 should have an adult to stay to help). 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.

Instructor: Dale Brown

Theater Classes

Acting Fun For Little Ones - January 13th & October 21st

Andy VelishekSaturday January 13th 10:00am – 11:00am. Member $10.00/Non-Member $15.00
Saturday October 21st 10:00am – 11:00am. Member $10.00/Non-Member $15.00.

This class is designed to introduce kids ages 3-7 to the world of theater. We’ll play a variety of acting games to explore imagination and character. Most importantly we’ll have lots of fun! Class can be repeated.

Instructor: Andy Velishek with Child’s Play Theatre

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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