Paradise Center for the Arts Classes
2018 Class Schedule For more information or to register, call Paradise Center for the Arts at 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or email email@example.com.
Class 2018 Schedule
Visual Arts Classes
Tuesday AM Pottery Studio
Tuesday AM Pottery Studio starting September 18th, 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 are new to clay and think this might be something you enjoy, then join the Retired Clay Class for instruction. It will be necessary to purchase your clay to make other pieces. PCA has all the underglazes, glazes and kilns to get your project ready to use and display. PCA can supply everything you need to complete your projects for yourself and gifts.
Holiday Plates Saturdays, November 10 and 17, 9:30-11 AM. Member $35, Non-Member $41, tuition includes 1 parent with child, extra children cost $20 per child. Join us as we create some Holiday gifts in the Clay Studio, fun parent/child classes or unaccompanied child 8 or older. Whether you are new to clay or a returning student, we have something for all ages and skill levels. Wear clothes to get dirty! Students will receive a large slab of clay from which they can make Holiday dishes. Dianne will show them how to cut, form and decorate their dish(es). Depending on the sizes of their pieces, it is possible to make several. (Extra clay can be purchased to make more.) During the first class pieces will be shaped and some décor can be added. In the second class we will add color, painting designs, phrases (Cookies for Santa, Grandma’s cookies …) and then glazing. All pieces will be safe for food when finished, and will be ready for pickup by Thursday, December 20. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby
Clay angels, Santa, trees, bells and ornaments
Clay angels, Santa, trees, bells and ornaments Saturdays December 1, 8, and 15 9:30-11 AM. Member $45.50, Non-Member $54.50, tuition includes 1 parent with child, extra children cost $20 per child. Join us as we create some Holiday gifts in the Clay Studio – fun parent/child classes or unaccompanied child 8 or older. Whether you are new to clay or a returning student, we have something for all ages and skill levels. Wear clothes to get dirty! Dianne will guide students through several project choices from which they may choose. The first 2 classes will be spent creating pieces and adding some color. The final class will be adding color thru the use of underglazes and glazes. All pieces will be ready for pickup by Thursday, December 20. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby
Fused Glass Ornaments 1:00PM class
Fused Glass Ornaments Saturday Dec. 1st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Member $14, Non-Member $18. Supply fee $22. 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. No previous experience is necessary. The class is open to ages 7 and up (ages 7-9 should have an adult to stay to help). The items will be ready for pick up in 1 week. Instructor: Dale Brown
“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 repurpose fabrics with environmentally safe and sustainable materials.
December 1, 2018 the first session will be indigo dying, the blue that made Levi Strauss famous. Participants will learn about indigo and Japanese Shibori resist techniques that can be used with indigo and future workshop projects. I will have several items available so you can choose what you want to dye. We will also be discussing the materials and processes the participants are interested in learning about in the future series. Supply information will be sent after registering.
January 5, 2019.. will be dying with dried pomegranate skins (start saving them). Preparing fabrics for dying will also be covered. (Cotton, Linen, Silk and Wool)
The 2019 topics will be posted in January and will include locally found dye materials and also dye materials purchase from suppliers. The series will include a session on botanical/eco printing on paper and fiber.
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
Ceramic Surface Design
Ceramic Surface Design: From functional to fantastic. February 9th 9am to 1pm (clay creation) and February 16th 9am to 1pm (glazing). Member $56, Non-member $72. Supply fee $ 10.00 for clay. 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
Paradise Center for the Arts Children's Theatre Season
Paradise Center for the Arts 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! Child's Play Theatre's Andrew Velishek will instruct, and direct the three camps/productions.
Acting Fun for Little Ones 6 Saturdays Feb. 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 10:00am - 11:30am classes with a performance on March 17 at 11 AM. 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 and rehearsal of a selected group of Aesop's Fables. A final performance of the kids’ rendition of Aesop's Fables will be performed on the final day of class starting at 11 AM. Family and Friends are encouraged to join us for the performance!
Ticket prices for March 17th performance: Adult $5/student $3.
Disney’s Lion King Jr. 3 weeks of rehearsals, July 30 - August 17 (M-F) from 8:00am-12:00pm, 3 shows Friday August 17 at 7:00pm, Saturday August 18 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm. Tuition $85, scholarships are available. Ages 7 and up. Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African Savannah comes to life on the Paradise Center for the Arts stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters that journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Everyone has a role to play in this great tale. The show has 17 main speaking/singing roles with additional ensemble roles. There are additional opportunities for kids who are interested in learning about lighting, sound design, and backstage management. Auditions July 9 and 10 4:00pm-6:00pm. Ticket Prices: Adult $10/student $5.
The Nutcracker Prince
Rehearsal/Class Saturdays October 6, 13, 27, November 3, 10, December 1 (everyone 2-4pm), Dec. 2nd final dress rehearsal before 2pm show, performances Sunday December 2 at 2:00pm & 4:00pm.
Kindergarten and up 2:00pm-3:00pm rehearsals, 5th grade and up 3:00pm-4:00pm rehearsals. Some rehearsals may overlap. Tuition $75.00, scholarships are available.The Nutcracker Prince production will have 2 public performances. Ticket prices: adult $7, students $3.
Clara's dream unfolds as Christmas Eve arrives. Uncle Drosselmeyer gives Fritz some toy soldiers and Clara a wooden Nutcracker. When Clara kisses the Nutcracker goodnight, little does she know that she has released her prince from his spell! As Clara dreams something amazing is happening! Rat King and his rowdy band of mice arrive to battle the Nutcracker Prince and his loyal Toy Soldiers. Everyone gets into the act when the audience helps Clara's Dolls and the Toy Soldiers trick the Rat King! At last the Nutcracker Prince defeats the Rat King freeing the house from his tyranny.
This show will have two separate parts of the cast. Older students (grades 5 and up) will play the largest speaking roles. Smaller roles will be designated to the younger or less experienced actors (Kindergarten and up.) An informal audition will be held on the first day of class to designate these parts to everyone who registers to be part of the show. NO AUDITION PACKET will be available ahead of time.
Older student roles will include: Clara (48 lines,) Fritz (21 lines,) Drosselmeyer (21 lines,) Rat King (23 lines,) Nutcracker Prince (27 lines,) StoryTellers (anywhere from 20-30 lines.)
Younger students will have anywhere from 2-4 lines and play characters like: Mother, Father, Cats, Clara's dolls, Mice, Toy Soldiers, Sugar Plum Fairies, Snowflakes and Flowers.
Join us for a timeless Christmas classic story!
Rehearsal Dates: Oct. 6, 13, 27, Nov. 3, 10 and Dec. 1. Performances for the public on Dec. 2 at 2:00pm & 4:00pm.
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.
Weekly 30 minute individual music lessons
Weekly 30 minute individual music lessons (adaptive or traditional) will be offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-8pm and Friday mornings from 8-9am. $25 per 30 minute lesson, 7 lessons $175 (see below for dates). Please sign up for your preferred 30 minute time slot. Students will need to provide their own instrument and lesson books/repertoire as assigned. Age 5 up through adult.
Instruments offered in an adaptive or traditional setting: Flute, violin, beginner piano, acoustic guitar, ukulele or voice: Learn the basics or expand your current skills. Lessons will include reading music, basic music theory, rhythms and repertoire tailored to the interest of the student. Guitar and ukulele students will learn how to accompany him/herself or others while singing. Recital and performance opportunities will be offered a few times per year.
Tuesdays 6pm – 8pm: Nov 27, Dec 4,11,18, Jan: 8,15, 22, (29)
Thursdays 6pm – 8pm: Dec 6, 13, 20, 27, Jan: 3, 10, 17, (24)
Fridays 8am – 9am: Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21, 28, Jan 4, 11, (18), (25)
Instructor: Jenny Solar
Early Childhood Music ages 3-5
Early Childhood Music ages 3-5. 4 Saturdays, January- 5, 12, 19, 26 9:30am-10:30am. Member $28/Non-Member $36. Classes will promote a love for music as well as developmental skills including fine and gross motor movement, peer interaction and academic concepts. Instructor: Jenny Solar
Early Childhood Music ages 0-3 with caregiver
Early Childhood Music ages 0-3 with caregiver. 4 Saturdays, January- 5, 12, 19, 26 10:35am-11:35am. Member $28/Non-Member $36. Classes will promote a love for music as well as developmental skills including fine and gross motor movement, peer interaction and academic concepts. Instructor: Jenny Solar
Literary Arts Classes
Join us for literary art classes at Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault! More details coming soon.