Paradise Center for the Arts Classes
2019 Class Schedule
For more information or to register for a class, please call Paradise Center for the Arts at 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or email email@example.com
Visual Arts Classes
“This Good Earth” - Monthly Natural Dying Series
“This Good Earth”
First Saturday of the month from 1-5pm beginning December 2018 through September 2019, in The Paradise Center for the Arts textile lab. $40/month or $350 for all ten. Supply fee $5- $20/ month depending on the dyes required for that months project. Supply fee is paid directly to the instructor.
As people become more concerned about the sources of the food they eat, they are also becoming concerned about the sources and materials of the clothes they wear and the fabrics in their homes. During “This Good Earth” workshop series you will learn about natural dying with materials from plants, trees and the earth. Examples would be indigo, avocado, black walnut, goldenrod, onion skins, wood shavings, weld, madder, logwood and many more.
This series will provide the information you need to create a colorful pallet for your clothes and home furnishings. Natural dying is also a great way to re-purpose fabrics with environmentally safe and sustainable materials.
March... "Wood Shavings" from local turners. We will be extracting 3 or 4 dyes from wood shavings given to us by local wood turners. Using these dyes is great for dying fat quarters for quilts and recycling a favorite worn piece of clothing. You can also dye yardage. The samples, the quilt squares are all wood shaving dyes and the jacket is dyed with mesquite. We will also review preparing fabric for dying in this session.
April... Shibori, Japanese resist variations in preparation for indigo dyeing and future applications and dying with logwood. The primary focus in this workshop will be learning several different shibori techniques. Shibori is Japanese resist techniques including clamping, stitching, wrapping and tying. Shibori resist can be used as design elements in future workshops including indigo. We will also be dying with logwood in April. Logwood dye comes from a tree and can be light to very dark purple. One class sample is a Shibori arashi, meaning storm, scarf dyed in logwood and the other is a Shibori mokume stitch resist done on predyed silk.
May...The organic indigo vat using US grown and processed indigo. We will make the organic 1-2-3 indigo vat developed by Michel Garcia. We will be using indigo that was grow and processed in the U.S. by Stony Creek in Tennessee. They have helped tobacco farmers switch to growing indigo, then Stony Creek processes it and sells it to mills and dyers. Class participants will be able to dye several of their shibori pieces and small garments.
June... Botanical/Eco printing on paper, fabric and clothing
July... Dyeing from the garden
August... More dying from the garden and working with thickened mordants
September... Printing with thickened natural dyes and inks
Instructor… Judy Saye-Willis
Studied natural dyes with Michel Garcia at his lab in France, Botanical printing with Jane Dunnewold in San Antonio and Shibori stitch resist with Joan Morris in Vermont.
Natural Dye Solo Exhibitions
“Natures Gentle Colors” 2014 traveling in Southern Minnesota
“From Garden to Gallery” 2017 Paradise Center for the Arts
Taught natural dye classes at
Textile Center, Minneapolis
Northfield Arts Guild
North 50, Northfield
Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault
Weekly Art Lessons
Weekly Art Lessons A new artist is in town! Kate Langlais has been teaching for over 10 years and is now offering drawing and painting lessons at the PCA for ages 5-18. Lessons are $40 for an hour of individualized instruction per week. Art show opportunities will be offered several times throughout the year. Hour-long time slots are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30-5:30.
Throwing on the Wheel
Throwing on the Wheel
May 23, 30, June 6, 20, 27, July 11, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 (Thursday evenings) 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Member $140.00, Non-Member $180.00. 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 or slab work may also be covered. You may also work on your own projects. Clay must be purchased from the Paradise $47.50 for a 25 lb bag of fresh clay, or $2 a pound. Cost of clay covers glazing and firing. You may share a bag of clay. A variety of tools are available to use in the studio. A new tool kit may be purchased from the Paradise for $10. You will get dusty and dirty during the class. Instructor suggests you bring either a full-size apron or an old beach-sized towel. You may use the studio outside of class during open hours. Instructor will usually be available for open studio hours most Saturdays 1 – 3 pm. Instructor: Barney Smith
Drawing and Painting
Drawing and Painting June 10-13 Monday - Thursday, 9:00am -11:00am. Member $38/ Non-member $48. Supply fee $10. For ages first grade through eighth grade. Mrs. Nelson will teach you step by step in various mediums with inspiration from artists in history.
You will learn about different artists and their style. Wear clothes that can get paint on them. Scholarships are available for this class.
Instructor: Liz Nelson
Ceramic Surface Design: From functional to fantastic.
Ceramic Surface Design: From functional to fantastic. June 15 9am to 1pm (clay creation) and June 29 9am to 1pm (glazing). Member $56, Non-member $72. Supply fee $ 10.00 payable to the instructor. Ages 18 & up. From beginner to “seasoned” students will learn how to give a simple handbuilt form spectacular appeal by using carving as the primary surface design technique. Using both organic and industrial design as inspiration, vases, cups and bowls will go from functional ware to pieces of true art. Students should wear aprons or wear clothing that can get stained. Instructor: Tami Resler
Creative collage with artist Julie Fakler (ages 7 & up, ages 6 & under will need an adult helper) June 19 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Member $10.00/Non-Member $12.00. Students will create their own characters, cut out the characters, and place them in a landscape that they will make. During class students will learn about composition, form, shape and color. Bring your imagination to class. Supply fee included in the tuition. Instructor: Julie Fakler
Fused Glass 5x7 Scene June 20
Fused Glass 5x7 Scene: Thursday June 20th, 7-9 pm. Member $14/ Non-Member $18. Materials fee $22. Open to ages 8 and up (ages 8-9 should have an adult to stay to help). Join us for a fun introductory glass fusing class. We’ll learn about glass fusing & create a 5x7 scene or design using various types of fusible glass including: sheet glass, hand pulled stringers, frit balls and dichroic glass. The items will be ready for pick up 1 week from the class. Instructor: Dale Brown
Needle Felting Basics for Beginners
Needle Felting Basics for Beginners
Saturday June 22 9:00am to noon. Member $21/ Non-Member $27. Supply fee: $8. Learn how to create 3D objects using wool fibers and a barbed needle. Learn 3 basic shapes to create miniature animal sculptures, decorated cat toys, Easter eggs, Christmas ornaments, pins, and other small small items. Students will leave with a completed object, felting needle, and small amount of wool.
Instructor: Char Johnson
Paint a Portrait of Your Pet June 26
Paint a Portrait of your Pet with artist Julie Fakler (ages 7 & up, ages 6 & under will need an adult helper) June 26 1pm-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. Email your pet photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can print it out for you. 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
Handbuilding Class for all ages, AM Session
Handbuilding class for all ages AM Session (although kids 4-7 will require an adult helper). Monday- Thursday, July 8-11 from 9:00am-10:30am, Glaze day July 17 Wednesday AM. Member $57.00/ Non-Member $71.00. In this class students will turn their ideas into creations with Dianne's help - from creatures/superheroes to games, cups and bowls. Let your imagination be your guide. We will also add color and use food safe glazes so creations can even be used with food. Clay and guidance will be provided. Come dressed to get dirty and have fun. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby
Wheelwork 2 Students must be between ages 10 and 100 for this class and have taken Wheel 1 with Dianne (you must be able to center for this class). Monday- Thursday, July 8-11, from 10:45am-12:15pm, Glaze day July 17 Wednesday AM. Member $67/ Non-Member $81.00. This is a continuing class for Dianne's past students. We will refine our skills, create larger and more detailed pieces. No doorstops allowed in this class! Adding color and texture will be demonstrated. Individual help will be given throughout the class. Bring towel and wear clothes to get dirty. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby
Wheelwork 1 Students must be between ages 10 and 100 for this class. All levels welcome. Monday- Thursday, July 8-11, from 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Glaze day July 17 Wednesday AM. Member $67/ Non-Member $81.00. This class is for the beginner or someone who has been away from clay for a bit. We will start with the basics of centering, opening and go on from there. Each day Dianne does demos and will guide you thru the steps of throwing to achieve pieces on the wheel. Small at first, but as skills progress the pots will get bigger and the walls thinner. Persistence pays off here, but it does take time. Come join us, getting dirty and having fun. Bring towel and wear clothes to get dirty. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby
Handbuilding class for all ages, PM Session
Handbuilding class for all ages (although kids 4-7 will require an adult helper for all classes). Monday- Thursday, July 8-11 from 2:45pm - 4:15pm, Glaze day July 17 Wednesday AM. Member $57.00/ Non-Member $71.00. In this class students will turn their ideas into creations with Dianne's help - from creatures/superheroes to games, cups and bowls. Let your imagination be your guide. We will also add color and use food safe glazes so creations can even be used with food. Clay and guidance will be provided. Come dressed to get dirty and have fun. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby
Paint a Portrait of your Pet 2.0
Paint a Portrait of your Pet 2.0 with artist Julie Fakler July 17 & July 18 1-3pm. Member $28.00/Non-Member $36.00. 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. In the first class we will complete the first layer of colors(paint), and we’ll return the next day to add a second layer of colors(paint). If time allows more layers can be added to your masterpiece. Email your pet photo to email@example.com and we can print it out for you. 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
Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival Free family art making
Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival Free family art making August 10th 11am to 7:00pm. Family fun for the whole family. Drop in during our largest event of the summer and create artwork inspired by Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival while listening to live music. No registration required.
Painting with Kate: Painting Portraits
Painting Portraits with Kate August 12th-15th 9am to noon. Member $84.00/ Non-Member $108. Supply fee $10. What can we learn from a portrait? Learn to properly proportion a face, color theory and what colors you will use in your painting. Look at renaissance portraits, give yourself a renaissance sounding name and paint each other in this style. Create a Picasso portrait. Use a cubist perspective to consider facial parts from different angles. Study symbolism in portraits through Frida Kahlo. Think about places, experiences, feelings and things that you would like to express in your painting, then create a self portrait with symbolism from your own life.
Stunning Sterling Chainmail Earrings - August 14th
Stunning Sterling Chainmail Earrings
August 14th 1:00pm-4:00pm Member $21/Non-Member $27, Supply Fee: $40.00. Ages 10 and up. Simple jump rings intersect to create fluid chainmail diamonds. Finished with semi-precious gemstone dangles, these earrings are sure to impress. All tools provided. Students can bring magnifiers if desired. Instructor will have a selection of stones to choose from, but students may bring their own 4mm beads if they wish. (14 needed for project.) Students must be able to manipulate a pair of pliers in each hand. Instructor: Jillian Steger
Painting with Kate: Painting Landscapes
Painting Landscapes with Kate August 19th-22nd 9am-noon. Member $84.00/ Non-Member $108. Supply fee $10. Start with color and color blending and paint a simple sunset. Create a monochromatic landscape, then play with shapes and shading a la Bob Ross. Examine the differences between a bold Van Gogh landscape and the surrealism of Dali. Study skyscapes and clouds, you can incorporate in your landscape masterpiece.
Marquee Children’s Theatre 2019
Marquee Children’s Theatre Season
Paradise will offer 3 different children's theatre camps. 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!
Acting Fun for Little Ones ages 4-7 (must be potty trained) 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, rehearsal, and a performance for the public. Family and Friends are encouraged to join us for the performance!
Acting Fun for Little Ones - Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9 AM - 10:30 AM classes with a final performance on March 2 at 11 AM.
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids Tuition $85, scholarships are available. In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian parents, Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London, as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. With a delightfully funscore, lovable characters, and one of the most deliciously evil villains in the Disney canon, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.
Disney's 101 Dalmatians camp is for ages 7 & up. Rehearsal/class dates June 24-June 28, July 1-3, July 8-12 (M-F, except the week of 4th of July) from 9 AM - 12 PM, 3 shows Friday July 12 at 7 PM, and July 13 at 4PM & 7 PM. One show will be ASL interpreted.
Tickets: Adult $8, student $4, family pass(2A,2S) $20
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr! Tuition $85, scholarships are available. Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria living the "good life" at the Central Park Zoo. But Marty wants to be "Free" and heads out to find greener pastures in the "wide open spaces of Connecticut." But they are caught before they can catch a train and instead end up on the island of Madagascar after those crazy penguins; Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, take over driving the boat heading to Kenya. From there our foursome meets the lemurs of Madagascar and their self proclaimed ruler, King Julien the 13th. Julien wants to keep the "New York Giants" around to scare away their dreaded enemy, the Foosa, only to find out that Alex the lion might be worse than the Foosa. In the end Alex snaps out of it and the gang gets together to defeat the Foosa.
Based on the DreamWorks animated movie. 17 speaking and singing roles with additional opportunities for actors to showcase their talents. Energetic and fun songs to dance to as well, your kids will love being a part of this show!
Madagascar for ages 5 & up will have auditions prior to 3 weeks of rehearsals, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 5-9, Aug. 12-16 (M-F) from 9 AM – 12PM, 3 shows – Friday Aug. 16 at 7PM, and Aug. 17 1PM and 7PM. This camp can accommodate up to 30-40 students. One show will be ASL interpreted.
Tickets: Adult $8, student $4, family pass(2A,2S) $20
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.