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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class 2017 Schedule
Visual Arts Classes
Beginning Oil Painting with artist Rebecca Tolle
Beginning Oil Painting with artist Rebecca Tolle Tuesdays, Jan 16, 23, 30,and Feb. 6 2:00 – 4:00pm. Member $56/Non-Member $72. Supply fee $15. Have you ever thought you would like to explore painting in oils, but have little or no experience? In this 4-week course is a chance to try out this medium in a supportive, learning and fun environment. No experience needed. Just bring your enthusiasm. Ages 21 and over. Supplies provided: a palette to mix paint on, oil paint, brushes, canvas panels and terpenoid. We will begin the first painting together and paint along. If you have any of your own brushes, terpenoid (which is odorless), a palette (I use freezer paper for my palette), palette knives (plastic is ok for beginning) for mixing paint, and any other of your own supplies, please feel free to bring them. Please wear old clothes you can get paint on (I wear an old shirt/apron), roll of paper towels or rags, and (2) empty wide mouth jars for putting clean and dirty terpenoid in. Other Information: If you are unable to make (1) of the classes, I can discuss a make-up class at a later date for you. For all of us, there is always something that can come up un-expectantly and there is the need to be flexible.
Retired?….but not tired? Clay, Garden themed
Retired?….but not tired? Clay, Garden themed Tuesdays 10:00am to 11:30am starting Jan. 9th through Feb.13. 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. Week 1 Jan. 9th: Garden mushrooms,
Week 2 Jan. 16th: Bird Baths
Week 3 Jan 23rd: Your choice of topic/decorating ideas
Week 4 Jan. 30th: Garden spikes/labels
Week 5 Feb. 6th: Your choice of topic
Week 6 Feb. 13th: glazing
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
THROWING ON THE WHEEL
THROWING ON THE WHEEL (All Thursday evenings) Jan. 18, 25, Feb.1, 15, 22, March 1,15, 22. April 5 will be a flex date – in case one of the above is canceled, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. $112 member/$144 non-member. 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. $45 for a 25 lb bag clay, includes glazing and firing. $15 for 10 lb bag of recycled clay, includes glazing and firing. You may share a bag of clay. Some used tools are available to use in the studio. A new tool kit may be purchased for $10. You will get dusty and dirty during the class 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 Barney Smith.
“Tie- Dyeing with a Splash of Color Theory”
“Tie- Dyeing with a Splash of Color Theory” Saturday January 20th 1-4pm. $21 Member/$29 Non-Member, supply fee $20. Ages 12 and up. Join us to learn tie-dyeing techniques, on cotton fabrics, using basic color theory to produce one-of-a-kind items. Socks and bandannas supplied, or bring your own 100% cotton items to liven-up! Beginners welcome! Instructor: Tina Wagner
“Beading: Off-loam Peyote Bracelet”
“Beading: Off-loam Peyote Bracelet” Saturday February 3rd 1-4pm. $21 Member/$29 Non-Member, supply fee $20. Ages 15 and up. Join us to learn how to plan and execute (make!) a flat beaded bracelet using Delica beads and design techniques. Enjoy the relaxing effects of beading a beautiful, individually created design. Instructor: Tina Wagner. Students must register by January 20th.
Girls Night Out-Fused Glass Pendants or Magnets
Girls Night Out-Fused Glass Pendants or Magnets: Thursday Feb. 22nd, 7-9pm. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Supply fee $24. Open to ages 21 & up. One glass of wine or beer, and snacks will be provided. Join us to learn about glass fusing, and have fun creating 5 unique pieces of art that can be made into pendants or magnets. The items will be ready for pick up in 1 week. We’ll use fusible glass, confetti, hand pulled stringers, and dichroic glass. The class is open to ages 21 and up, no previous experience is necessary.
Instructor: Dale Brown
Still not tired? Try Throwing on the wheel
Still not tired? Try Throwing on the wheel. Tuesdays 10:00am to 11:30am starting Feb. 27th through April 3rd. Glazing April 3rd. 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.
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) March 21st 1-3pm. 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 Pendants or Magnets
Fused Glass Pendants or Magnets: Saturday April 7th, 10 am-noon. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Materials fee $17. Open to ages 8 and up (ages 8-9 should have an adult to stay to help).
Join us to learn about glass fusing, and have fun creating 5 unique pieces of art that can be made into pendants or magnets. The items will be ready for pick up in 1 week. We’ll use fusible glass, confetti, hand pulled stringers, and dichroic glass. No previous experience is necessary. Instructor: Dale Brown
Fused Glass for (or with) Mom Class
Fused Glass for (or with) Mom Class: Saturday May 5th, 10 am-noon. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Supply fee $17. Open to ages 8 and up (ages 8-9 should have an adult to stay to help). 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. Have Mom join you for this fun class, or make a few for her. The items will be ready for pick up before Mother’s Day. We’ll use fusible glass, confetti, hand pulled stringers, and dichroic glass. No previous experience is necessary. Instructor: Dale Brown
Raku pottery glazing & firng
Raku Pottery glazing and firing May 19th 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 during Tuesday open pottery studio at the Paradise Center for the Arts. Pieces will need to be dry, and put on the PCA shelves to be bisque fired by date TBA. The Raku firing will take place at Lockerby Sheet Metal May 19th 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 May 19th. Class size is limited to 12 students so get registered early.
Acting Fun For Little Ones - January 13th
Saturday January 13th 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
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.