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2016 Class  SCHEDULE

August Classes

peggyChilds Play Theatre Camp (kids entering Grades 1-4)
“Peggy The Pint-Sized Pirate” by D.M. Larson from All registrants will receive a role. Member $140, Non-Member $180. Class Sessions – August 8-12, 15-19 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Shows – August 19 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Peggy wants to be a pirate, but everyone thinks she’s too small, but what they don’t know is Peggy won’t give up, on anything, most importantly on becoming a pirate. When the Sea Monster captures all of the pirates of Captain Sludge and Captain Soggy, Peggy sets out to save them. With the reluctant help of Scummy, she sets sail to find the Sea Monster’s lair. Along the way she runs into a variety of ocean creatures who try to prevent her from getting there. Can she save the pirates?
Kids will love being a part of this fun little story that proves character is not determined by your size. While rehearsing, kids will develop acting skills, learn actor and audience etiquette and most importantly, HAVE FUN! There are 13 main speaking parts, expandable to many more. *Minimum number of registrants is 9. If we don’t meet that minimum, kids may be combined with the older age group. Instructor: Andy Velishek

TWINDERELLChilds Play Theatre Camp (kids entering grades 5-10)
“Twinderella” by Charlie Lovett from Pioneer Drama
All Registrants will receive a role. Member $140, Non-Member $180.
Class Sessions – August 8-12, 15-19 from 10:00am -12:00pm.
Shows – Friday August 19 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
We’ve all heard the story of Cinderella a thousand times, but we’ve never heard about Bob, her long lost twin brother! Living in the same kingdom with different wicked step-families, Cinderella’s cruel stepmother and evil stepsisters make her rotate tires and polish bowling trophies while Bob’s evil stepfather and cruel stepbrothers force him to make dried herb wreaths and organize their sock drawers. When Lou the UPS Guy arrives with invitations from the Kingdom of Wychwood-under-Ooze, Cinderella and Bob are both thrilled but forbidden to attend the festivities. With the help of the Fairy Godmother, the Godfather (he ain’t no fairy!), two enchanted gerbils and a lot of luck, they find a way! On the night that Cinderella crashes Princess Petunia’s birthday ball, Bob has similar designs on Prince Percy’s kingdom-wide baseball game. When the two strangers disappear at midnight after Cinderella hits a game winning homerun, the search is on to find the feet that fit the glass slipper and the muddy cleat!
Kids will love being a part of this hilarious twist on the classic fairy tale of “Cinderella.” While rehearsing, kids will develop acting skills, learn actor and audience etiquette and most importantly, HAVE FUN! Over 30 speaking parts available. *Minimum number of registrants is 17. If we don’t meet that minimum, kids from the younger group may be combined. Instructor: Andy Velishek

Plein Air at Central Park
Thursday Aug. 18th 1 – 4pm, and 5 – 8pm
Impressionist painters were one of the first groups to capitalize on plein air painting. Being outdoors and in front of the subject during the course of the painting gave opportunities to directly observe light, color, and shadow. Please join us in the afternoon while we layout a scene in terms of form and perspective. After a break, we’ll continue painting and be joined by seasoned plein air artists as a concert in the band shell rounds out the evening. All ages are welcomed. Tuition $45.00, includes Plein Air workshop, and materials: pastels, paper. Scholarships are available for children.

Raku firing November 5th, 2016. More information coming soon!

Open Labs

 Tuesday AM Pottery Studio 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 some Tuesday AM 10:00am to noon (and bring a friend) to see what ceramics is all about. Your first time there, 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.  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!)

Open Batik Lab:  First & second Wednesdays of the month 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Member $10.00, Non-member $15.00 per session. Learn to batik. The textile lab will be open weekly with an experienced textile artist in attendance. 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.