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

Paint a Portrait of your Pet with artist Julie Fakler (ages 7 & up, ages 6 & under will need an adult helper) August 17th 10:00am-12:00pm. 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.

Throwing on the 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
Information: 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.

Intro to Digital Photography September 19 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 both basic photo techniques, and a little about the history of photography. Make sure to bring your camera, and make sure it is fully charged. Instructor: Matt Leister
Fused Glass Pendants or Magnets: Saturday Oct. 7th, 1-3 pm. 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. 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

Acting Fun For Little Ones 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

Raku Pottery class and firing
Raku pottery Make It class for making pots, sculpture, and carved slabs will be offered October 25th 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Paradise Center for the Arts instructed by Dianne Lockerby. Member $55/ Non-Member $60, Raku clay 5# for $10 or 10# for $20. Students can make their pieces on their own if they don’t participate in the ‘Make it’ class. Pieces will need to be dry, and put on the PCA shelves to be bisque fired by Saturday, October 28. The Raku firing will take place at Lockerby Sheet Metal November 4th 8:30am to 4pm. The clay pots & sculpture from the Make It class 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 the Raku Make It class, Raku firing. Scholarships are available for children. Children 14 & under will need adult supervision Nov. 4th.

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: Saturday Nov. 4th, 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 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? 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 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 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: 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

Acting Fun For Little Ones 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

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. Come in to refresh and expand skills (new and old). PCA has all the underglazes, glazes and kilns to get your project ready to use and display. Stop in and check us out! (Remember – wear your old clothes!)
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.