Education

Education

For more information or to register, call us at 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or e-mail info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

2017 Class  SCHEDULE

Gentle dye colors from plants Locally sourced dye material can provide an abundance of natural color and texture. In the mid 1800’s plant based color for dying textiles and fashion disappeared due discovery of low cost chemical dyes. Today natural dyes are being revived due to environmental concerns. There are local materials that are easy to get color from and you can learn how the magic happens… Classes will be held for 4 Saturdays in March from 1-4 pm. Member $21/Non-member $27 per class. -March 4th… Dying with avocado pits and skins, dyes pink to tan. Save your cleaned and dried pits. -March 11th… Dying with onion skins, dyes yellow. Save you onion skins.
-March 18th .. Dying with pomegranate, dyes yellow to green. Save your dried skins -March 25th ..Dying with rhubarb root, dyes a golden yellow… usually. I will share some of mine. Each student will dye a scarf and samples. I will provide the sample material and 1 scarf. Supply fee is $20 per student per class.Instructor: Judy Saye-Willis

Acting Fun For Little Ones Saturday March 11 10:00am – 11:00am. $10.00 Member/$15.00 Non-member. 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

Fill your jewelry box! Jewelry making 101 March 14 1:00-3:30pm. Member $17.50/Non-Member $22.50. Ages 8 & up. Have you always wanted to create your own unique jewelry but didn’t know where to start? This introductory class teaches the very basics of jewelry creation. Using an assortment of glass beads and plated findings, you will learn the skills needed to create your own custom designed- necklace, bracelet, pendent, and earrings. In this class you will learn: How to use common jewelry-making tools. All about basic findings. How to string beads and add closures. How to connect pieces with jump rings and create dangles. How to add a sliding knot to leather cord to create an adjustable necklace. Supply fee $25. Instructed by: Jillian Steger
Doorknob Basket March 15 1-4pm. Member $21/Non-Member $27. Supply fee $4, all tools will be supplied. Make a cute basket that hangs on a doorknob to surprise someone on Easter or May Day. Instructor: Bonnie Becker

Fused Glass Self Portrait or Scene Saturday April 1st, 10 am-noon. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Supply 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 a scene/design or a self-portrait in glass. 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

Porcelain air dry roses on a wooden trinket box April 6th &13th5:30pm-7:30pm, Member $28/Non-Member $36. Supply fee $15. In class you will learn to mold air dry clay into roses the first week and that will give time for roses to dry. Also the first session we will paint the wooden boxes. The next week we will paint the roses and attach them to the boxes. Instructor: Linda VanLear

Fused Glass Pendants Class Saturday April 15th, 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 5 unique pieces of art that can be made into pendants or magnets.  The items will be ready for pick up in 1 week, keep them for yourself give as a gift (Mother’s day is coming up soon)! We’ll use fusible glass, confetti, hand pulled stringers, and dichroic glass. The class is open to ages 12 and up, no previous experience is necessary. Instructor: Dale Brown

Fused Glass for (or with) Mom Class:  Saturday May 6th, 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
Acting Fun For Little Ones Saturday June 3 10:00am – 11:00am. $10.00 Member/$15.00 Non-member. 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

Print Making and More with Jason Hillesheim, Students going into grades 1 – 4. June 12 – June 15 9am – 11:30am. Member $86.00/Non-Member $106.00. Supply fee included in tuition.
This camp will have students experimenting with mono prints and relief stamp prints to create a series of design prints. Students will also create simple tessellation works that focus on repetition and balance. Students will explore drawing from direct observation utilizing lines and shapes to create a series of landscape and still life studies utilizing graphite, water color, and ink. Instructor Jason Hillesheim

Print Making and More with Jason Hillesheim, Students going into grades 3-6. June 12 – June 15 1pm – 3:30pm. Member $86.00/Non-Member $106.00. Supply fee included in tuition.
This camp will have students experimenting with a Soft Kut relief block print to create self-portraits. Students will also create simple tessellation works that focus on repetition and balance. Students will explore drawing from direct observation utilizing lines and shapes to create a series of landscape and still life studies utilizing graphite, water color, and ink. Instructor Jason Hillesheim

Paper Maché Meets Folk Art June 20, 21, 22 1:00-2:00 pm each day. Member $21.00/Non-Member $27.00. Supply fee $7.00. Learn to make paper maché trinkets, figurines, even bangle bracelets. Join that with a lesson in folk art painting to add detailed whimsical designs that will finish off your paper maché projects. For ages 10 & up. Instructor: Christina Angell

Community Iron Pour and Scratch Tile Workshop June 17th & 24th. Scratch tile workshops will be held June 17th at 10:00AM and 2:00PM (same class will be offered twice) at the Paradise Center for the Arts. The iron pour will be June 24th at 4:00pm at Lockerby sheet metal. No experience necessary. All ages are welcomed. Tuition: $45.00, includes the scratch tile workshop, iron pour and materials. Scholarships are available for children. Children 14 & under will need adult supervision June 24th.

Raku Pottery June 10 10am or June 29 6pm and Firing July 29
Raku workshop for making pots & sculpture will be offered June10th 10am-Noon or June 29th 6pm-8pm (same class will be offered twice) at the Paradise Center for the Arts instructed by Dianne Lockerby. The Raku firing will take place at Lockerby Sheet Metal with Raku artist Mark Lusardi July 29th 9:30am to 4pm at Lockerby Sheet Metal. All ages are welcomed. Tuition $45.00, includes the Raku workshop, Raku firing and materials. Scholarships are available for children. Children 14 & under will need adult supervision July 29th.

2 Day Raku pottery – For experienced potters. Attend Raku pottery firing July 29th and July 30th 9:30am to 4:00pm. Tuition $85.00 for 2 days. Fire 8 to 12 pieces, must be larger than palm size. Raku clay available at the Paradise $45 for 25 pounds.

Modern Brush Calligraphy June 27th 1:00-2:30pm Member $17.50/ Non-Member $22.50, supply fee $10.00.This class will be all about Modern Brush Calligraphy. Students will learn about the art of calligraphy and hand lettering. They will learn basic brush strokes and from there create their very own calligraphic art along with flower designs. For ages 13 & up. Instructor: Christina Angell
Yes, we can do that in clay… July 10-13, 9:00-10:30am. $67.50 Member/ $82.50 Non-Member. Whether you are new to clay and want to make your own plate, bowl and cup set, or you are a returning student who wants to increase their fairy village, this is the class for you. Dianne will help you learn the basic steps of pottery or teach you new ways to decorate your more advanced projects. Everyone makes their own projects in this class. This class is for the kid who knows what he/she wants to make – Dianne does not suggest projects – a good class for the forward thinker. All ages are welcome, but those ages 4-7 will require an adult helper. Wear old play clothes and be sure to bring your imagination to this class!! Glazing at regular class time on July 19.

Clay monsters and MORE!! July 10-13, 10:45-12:15pm. $67.50 Member/ $82.50 Non-Member. Imaginations come into play in this clay class as we create creatures, large and small – dinosaurs, droids and cartoon characters and some of your original ideas. Whether we roll, pinch or squish our shapes, they will be fun and colorful!! All ages are welcome, but those ages 4-7 will require an adult helper. Wear old play clothes and be sure to bring your imagination to this class!! Glazing at regular class time on July 19.

Throwing on the Wheel 1 with Dianne Lockerby – learning to live a centered life. July 10-13, 12:45-2:15pm. $67.50 Member/ $82.50 Non-Member. This class is a ‘first experience’ on the wheel and also the class for those returning 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 doorstops. You will get some bowls, perhaps a cup and add carving to your pots. Glazing day July 19 12:30pm to 2pm. Ages 10 years old & up.

Throwing on the Wheel 2 with Dianne Lockerby July 10-13, 2:30-4pm. $67.50 Member/ $82.50 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 19 12:30pm to 2pm. Ages 10 years old & up.

Fused Glass Pendants or Magnets:  July 27th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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

Acting Fun for Little Ones July 31st – August 3rd 9am-Noon. Member $84.00/Non-Member $108. Enroll your child in our 4 day camp to explore the various aspects of theatre. We’ll have fun performing a variety of acting games, create props and scenery pieces. Additionally, kids will work together to perform a small play using the skills learned during the class. Open to kids ages 3-7.

Intermediate & Advanced acting class August 7-11 8:00am-Noon, with a performance on August 11. Member $140/Non-Member $180. Kids will delve deeper into the needs of an actor. We’ll work on improvisation techniques to advance the actors skills. We’ll also work on ideas to improve your audition techniques. Finally, we’ll work through a variety of scenes from shows to understand techniques on building a believable character and working with other actors to make the scene real to an audience. Open to actors with experience in 5 or more shows.

Theatre Camp: TREASURE ISLAND August 7-11 from 12:30-4:30pm, with a performance on August 11. Member $140/Non-Member $180. Join us for a week of fun as we work together to bring the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale to life. Young Jim Hawkins meets Pirate Captain Bill and loves to hear his stories. Soon a gang of Pirates arrive looking for Bill and the map to a glorious treasure. It’s a classic tale of good versus evil with sword fights and treasure! Join us for a boat load of fun! Open to actors ages 8 and older.

Open Labs

Saturday Open Pottery Studio 1:00pm to 3:00pm with Barney Smith. Try it for the first time for free. $10 member/$15 non-members.

Tuesday AM Pottery Studio NO AM POTTERY STUDIO MARCH 14th 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 think this might be something you enjoy, then it will be necessary to purchase your clay and pay a fee (for instruction) to make other pieces $10 member/$15 non-members. PCA has all the underglazes, glazes and kilns to get your project ready to use and display. We meet each week, but you can come to Studio time whenever your Tuesday mornings are free. PCA can supply everything you need to complete your projects for yourself and gifts. Stop in and check us out! (Remember – wear your old clothes!) During September our Studio Time theme will be ‘Garden items’ – plant labels, garden mushrooms, pots…

Open Painting Instructor Lead Lab Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm. Member $10.00, Non-member $15.00 per session. Join other painters in this open painting lab lead by local artist Gary Hoganson. Bring all of your own painting supplies, and materials. All painting mediums are welcomed.

Open Batik Lab:  First Wednesday of the month 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Member $10.00, Non-member $15.00 per session. Learn to batik.  You can learn to create your own original art cloth that can be used as wall pieces, home decor or wearables. Bring one yard of 100% cotton fabric that has been washed in hot water & detergent. All dyes, wax & tools are provided. Pre-registration is mandatory, please call or email.
Legacy Logo ColorFinalThis 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.

Please register at least 3 days prior to the start date of the class. Teachers need time to get supplies ready and together. Thank you!

state-arts-boardThese activities are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.