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

 

Chainmail Diamond Dangle Earrings May 30 1:00-3:00pm or 5:30-7:30pm (same class offered twice) Member $14/Non-Member $18, supply fee Sterling $23 or Bronze $10. Once worn for defense and protection now it is worn to stand out in a crowd! Using the same chainmail pattern that used to protect knights in battle we will create diamond shaped earrings. All tools will be provided. Ages 10 & up. Must be able to manipulate a pair of pliers in each hand. Instructor: Jillian Steger
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: Andrew 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 17 & 24
Scratch tile workshops will be held June 17th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (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. At the scratch tile workshop Iron head Sculptural services will guide you through how to scratch, mark and draw on your own preformed sand block mold. You will be carving into the sand block to create a relief sculpture. The sand block molds will be transported to Lockerby sheet metal June 24th where Iron head sculptural services will be break up iron with sledgehammers, melt the iron in their portable furnace, and pour the molten metal in your sand block mold. 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.

Do you have a group that wants to participate in this years Iron Pour & scratch tile workshop or Raku Pottery? We have a group rate special for a limited time, if 4 or more people register as a group, the group will get a 10% off the total tuition, For details and registration call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4.

Raku Pottery MAKE IT class 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. The clay pots & sculpture from the workshops will be loaded in the raku kiln at Lockerby Sheet Metal, kiln temps are rapidly increased to 1600-1800 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 $45.00, includes the Raku workshop, Raku firing and materials. Scholarships are available for children. Children 14 & under will need adult supervision July 29th.

Do you have a group that wants to participate in this years Iron Pour & scratch tile workshop or Raku Pottery? We have a group rate special for a limited time, if 4 or more people register as a group, the group will get a 10% off the total tuition, For details and registration call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4.

Intro to Digital Photography June 29th at 7:00pm-9:00pm. 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

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.

Fairies & Friends July 11 1:00-3:30pm or 5:30-8:00pm (same class offered twice). Member $17.50/Non-Member $22.50, supply fee $15. Bring a bit of magic into your life! Using pipe cleaners, embroidery floss and felt, students will learn how to make their own little fairies. Ages 9 and up. Instructor: Jillian Steger

Chainmail Diamond Dangle Earrings July 18 1:00-3:00pm or 5:30-7:30pm (same class offered twice) Member $14/Non-Member $18, supply fee Sterling $23 or Bronze $10. Once worn for defense and protection now it is worn to stand out in a crowd! Using the same chainmail pattern that used to protect knights in battle we will create diamond shaped earrings. All tools will be provided. Ages 10 & up. Must be able to manipulate a pair of pliers in each hand. Instructor: Jillian Steger

Byzantine Chainmail Earrings July 25 1:00-3:00pm or 5:30-7:30pm (same class offered twice) Member $14/Non-Member $18, supply fee Sterling $23 or Bronze $10. Once worn for defense and protection now it is worn to stand out in a crowd! Using the intricate Byzantine Chainmail weave you will create your own stunning earrings. All tools will be provided. Ages 10 & up. Must be able to manipulate a pair of pliers in each hand. Instructor: Jillian Steger

Experiments with Drawing July 24-27 1-3pm. Member $56/ Non-Member $72, supply fee $12. July 24th. Ages 7-11. “Exploring Drawing Media” During the first hour, we will explore several shading techniques. Media used will be pencil, charcoal, and conte’ crayons or pastels. The shading technique chosen will fit the form. The second hour will explore less familiar drawing and techniques of shading techniques using ink, sharpie pens, and a variety of paints. The shading technique may not fit the form, or will be chosen to fit a particular quality of the form. July 25th “Drawing with Textures” Textures are used to suggest a feeling or specific quality of the drawing subject. We will explore drawing a variety of subjects, chosen to appeal to different members of the class based on age, drawing experience, and grade level. Focus will be on the use of the following media to show texture: pastels, pencil, ink, markers, and paints. July 26th “Drawing with Patterns” Often specific cultural groups within the United States and beyond globally, use repeated patterns to show 3 D form and add interest to their drawings. We will explore several cultures by focusing on the artists representing them. July 27th “Completion of a Final Collage” After determining a topic, we will choose media to combine within a collage. For example, if enchanted with drawing an African elephant, you can explore completing a large (contour or outline drawing) of the elephant on poster board. Textures could be added to illustrate where the elephant was living and patterns could be used on the elephant to show ears, legs, tusks, feet, or as a decorative head band or body blanket. Emphasis will be on use of what was learned during the week to make a collage which demonstrates understanding or the above drawing skills. Instructor: Carol Anderson

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 Theatre Camp 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. Instructor: Andrew Velishek with Child’s Play Theatre

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. Instructor: Andrew Velishek with Child’s Play Theatre

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. Instructor: Andrew Velishek with Child’s Play Theatre

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.

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.