Paradise Center for the Arts Classes

Class Schedule

For more information or to register for a class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Visual Arts Classes

Guitar Lessons with Noah Battles

Are you or someone you know interested in taking guitar lessons? I am now teaching guitar lessons out of the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault. I have taught over 60 students of all ages and abilities during the last two years at a music store in Mankato. You can find out more information about pricing and FAQs on my website: https://www.noahbattlesmusic.com/

Feel free to call, text, or email me at 507-838-0076 or noah_battles@yahoo.com.

Drum Lessons

* Drum Lessons

With over 10 years of experience playing drums for multiple MN artists/bands, Jason Neymeyer is now offering one-on-one drum lessons at the PCA. Teaching ages 10 and up, any skill level from beginning to advanced, styles from Pop Rock to Heavy Metal and almost anywhere in between. Come find your rhythm and have a blast while doing it.

Spots available Thursdays 12pm - 6:30pm
30min lesson: $20
60min lesson: $40

For more info, contact Jason directly. 507-330-3672 jason.neymeyer@gmail.com

* Music

Artist Discussion Group

Artist Discussion Group will meet the second Thursday of the month at 5:30pm starting March 11th. Artists will be meeting once a month to discuss local/upcoming art events/artist opportunities, participate in potential demonstrations/group projects/workshops/field trips, goal setting/motivational topics for artists, and to critique each other’s new work. March 11 the participating artists will create the agenda for 2021. Bring your ideas March 11th, potential for this group is unlimited. Also bring a piece of artwork for a group critique. This is a great way meet local artists and get inspired by them, and their artwork. Free for emerging, and established artists. Facilitated by Judy Saye-Willis and Julie Fakler

Wine and Wheel

Wine and Wheel

May 10, 17, 24 June 21, 28 July 19, 26 Aug 16, 23, 30 5:00pm – 8pm (pick your date). Member $48, Non-member $54, (tuition includes 3 hours of instruction, 6 lb. clay, and 2 beverages). Always thought throwing would be fun? Did you love doing pottery in school? Or maybe just looking for a fun night out with friends? This is the class for YOU!  Come spend a night playing on the pottery wheel.  In this class you will get an introduction to making a pot on the pottery wheel.  If you make something you would love to take home, pick one of our beautiful glazes and we will finish, glaze, fire and return your piece to you a one-of-a-kind ceramics memento. Included in the class price is up to 6 lbs. of clay and two complimentary beverages (beer/wine).  Sign up as a group (up to 6 people) or individually.  Do Mondays not work for you?  Inquire about booking a private event.

Instructor: Luci Haas

Must be registered 3 days prior to the class date. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Throwing on the Wheel: Session 1 and Session 2

Throwing on the Wheel Students can sign up for either session 1 or session 2, or both sessions. Saturdays, Session 1: May 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 26 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Saturdays, Session 2: July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21 11:00am to 1:00pm. For one session: Member $96, Non-Member $120. For both sessions: Member $172, Non-Member $220. All skill levels are welcome. Topics will be determined by student’s requests. Probable topics, in order include: Wedging and centering clay, Opening clay, Throwing cups/mugs, Raising a cylinder, Trimming bottom, Attaching handles, Applying underglazes, Bisque firing, Applying glaze, Glaze firing, Throwing bowls. You may also work on your own projects. Clay must be purchased from Paradise, $51.50 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: Barney Smith

Must be registered by May 12th for session one. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Must be registered by July 13th for session two. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Fantastic Felting Fun

Fantastic Felting Fun Ages 13 and up. June 17 1-3pm - same class offered on - August 13 1-3pm. Member $16, Non-Member $20. Supply fee $5. Design your own felted flag and other pieces using colorful wool roving and felting techniques. Students will also learn how to patch up holes in clothes and create wool “paintings”! Class will be held in Central park weather permitting.

Instructor: Christina Angell

Must be registered by June 14th for the June 17th class. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Must be registered by August 10th for the August 13th class. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Figure drawing in Central Park

Figure drawing 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month noon to 1pm (starting July 25) in Central Park, weather permitting. Suggested $5 donation.  Join us in Central Park for live figure drawing. Model will be provided please bring your own drawing materials, paper, drawing board, and chair or easel. Kate Langlais will be in attendance to assist you with any questions.

Painting Science (virtual class)

Painting Science (virtual class) August 2-5 Mon.-Thurs.10:30am-11:30am, grades 1-6. Member $32/Non-Member $40. Free to all Minnesota residents, funded by the MN State Arts Board. Donations to the Paradise are encouraged for those who can afford to do so. Students must pre-register for this class. There is a limited amount of art supply kits available to those who the price would be a barrier. Please inquire about an art supply kit when registering for this class.

Learn about a variety of science topics (will change each time the course is offered) and create a painting in the process. A perfect example of how learning can be fun! Painting kit will need to be purchased from the Paradise which includes paint, brushes, painting paper, and canvases. Each kit has enough supplies for at least 2 classes and some supplies can be purchased al-la-carte. (This is especially helpful for families with multiple students taking classes.) Each kit is $20. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Must be registered by July 30th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Zentangle

Zentangle August 3 & August 4 1:30pm-3:00pm. Member $24/Non-Member $30. Supply fee $6. Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of drawing beautiful images from structured patterns. Join us to learn the ‘8 Basic Steps of Zentangle’ while creating a beautiful piece of art. Instructor: Ruth Murray

The Amazing Living Color That Surrounds Us

The Amazing Living Color That Surrounds Us August 7 9:30am-4:00pm (1/2 hour for lunch, bring a lunch with you). Member $48/ Non-Member $60. Adults, young, old and in between. Supply fee $45. An introduction to Natures Gentle Colors that are available where we live.

Students will:

-Identify locally found plants, flowers, food scraps and wood shavings for colors

- Learn how to extract the dye materials

-Learn how to prepare natural fabric for dying

-Learn basic resist designs

-Prepare two dye baths from different local materials

-Take home cotton and silk samples of dyes we used, two dyed cotton napkins and a dyed scarf

Instructor: Judy Saye-Willis

Must be registered by August 4th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Drawing and Painting Portraits (virtual class)

Drawing and Painting Portraits (virtual class) August 9-12 Mon.-Thurs.10:30am-11:30am, grades 7-adult. Member $32/Non-Member $40. Free to all Minnesota residents, funded by the MN State Arts Board. Donations to the Paradise are encouraged for those who can afford to do so. Students must pre-register for this class.

Learn the basics of how to properly proportion a face, then work on shading techniques to make your portrait look as realistic as possible. This is a challenging class, so take notes and be sure to practice plenty on your own! Supplies you will need for this class: pencils, paper, and a good eraser. Charcoal and colored pencils are optional but highly recommended. Painting kit will need to be purchased from the Paradise which includes paint, brushes, painting paper, and canvases. Each kit has enough supplies for at least 2 classes and some supplies can be purchased al-la-carte. (This is especially helpful for families with multiple students taking classes.) Each kit is $20. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Must be registered by August 6th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Hand Quilted Potholders

Hand Quilted Potholders Ages 13 and up. August 10th, 11th, 12th 1-3pm each day. Member $48, Non-Member $60. Supply fee $5. Learn how to hand-sew a potholder inspired by classic quilt block designs. Pick from a variety of cotton fabric or bring your own! Some sewing experience preferred. Class will be held in Central park weather permitting. Instructor: Christina Angell

Must be registered by August 7th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Painting Minnesota (virtual class)

Painting Minnesota (virtual class) August 16-19 Mon.-Thurs.10:30am-11:30am, all ages. Member $32/Non-Member $40. Free to all Minnesota residents, funded by the MN State Arts Board. Donations to the Paradise are encouraged for those who can afford to do so. Students must pre-register for this class. There is a limited amount of art supply kits available to those who the price would be a barrier. Please inquire about an art supply kit when registering for this class.

This fun class highlights the many natural and cultural wonders of Minnesota. From the state tree, to famous artists we will paint a variety of topics. It will change each time the course is offered, so you are welcome to take the class multiple times. Painting kit will need to be purchased from the Paradise which includes paint, brushes, painting paper, and canvases. Each kit has enough supplies for at least 2 classes and some supplies can be purchased al-la-carte. (This is especially helpful for families with multiple students taking classes.) Each kit is $20. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Must be registered by August 13th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

LOVE MY CRYSTALS

LOVE MY CRYSTALS Tuesday, August 17th 7pm - 9pm. $16 Member, $20 for a Non-member, supply fee $12 for your own bag of crystals. This class will be an introduction to various metaphysical aspects and uses of Crystals. Cost of class will include stones that will be focused on. Instructor: Marcie Hayunga

Must be registered by August 14th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Beginning Hand Quilting 

Beginning Hand Quilting Ages 14 & up. August 18 4:30pm—7:30pm. Tuition $10 Member / $15 Non-member. Learn how to hand quilt on a small project. Learn the basics of hand quilting with artist Julie Fakler. Supply fee $5.00. Bring a thimble if you would like to use one.

Must be registered by August 15th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Mural class with Mural Artist Jordyn Brennan

Mural class with Mural Artist Jordyn Brennan August 25th & 26th at 5:30 - 7:30pm. Member $32 / Non-member $40, Supply fee $8. Ages 10 & up. Have you ever driven past a large mural and thought “How did they do that?!”  In this 2 day workshop you will be able to paint your own mural on one of the walls at the Paradise Center for the Arts!  In this course you will learn how to take your ideas from pencil and paper and onto a large wall.  Instructor suggests you wear something you are not afraid to get dirty. You may use the studio outside of class during open hours. Instructor: Jordyn Brennan

Needle Felted Elf Shoes/Needle Felted Acorns

Needle Felted Elf Shoes/Needle Felted Acorns August 28 9am-12pm. Ages 12 and up. Member $24, Non-Member $30. Supply Fee $8. Learn a basic needle felting skill by needle felting pretty little acorns using a combination of wool fibers and nature’s acorn caps. Then, using a different technique, create an adorable little pair of 4”x2.5” wool elf shoes, decorating them with a variety of embellishments.  Both acorns and elf shoes make cute Christmas ornaments or package/gift adornments. Instructor: Char Johnson

Must be registered by August 25th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Tuesday Morning Open Pottery Studio starting September 14

Tuesday morning open pottery studio 10 AM to Noon starting September 14

This is a free perk for adult PCA members who have experience in clay.  We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10am and work together on our individual projects.  Lots of socialization, shared clay info and discussing new ideas and techniques. Clay purchase and firings take place at the Paradise.

For those with no pottery skills, or skills that have faded over time, we invite you to join us, and Dianne will give you extra attention to reboot/develop your handbuilding skills.  Your first visit will be free to see if pottery interests you and if you decide to continue, Dianne will guide you through the basic handbuilding class lessons.  After your intro visit, you will pay for a class (6 lessons, $90 Non-Member/$72 Member) during which we will cover many handbuilding skills that you can use with your clay.   With these skills and a membership, you can continue on Tuesday mornings (and also during open PCA hours when the studio is not in use).

Raku Pottery firing Sept. 25th

Raku Pottery firing  September 25th 8:30am until finished. Member $55/ Non-Member $60, Recycled Raku clay $2 a pound, or 25# for $51.50. Students can make their pieces on their own at the PCA pottery studio. Pieces will need to be dry and put on the PCA shelves to be bisque fired by September 3. Pieces will need to be glazed prior to the Raku firing September 25. Raku glazes will be available in the pottery studio starting September 8. The Raku firing will take place at Dianne Lockerby's September 25 8:30am until finished. The clay pots & sculpture will be loaded in the raku kiln, 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 one open pottery studio date, the Raku glazing and firing. Children 14 & under will need adult supervision September 25.

Must be registered by September 3. To get registered contact Julie Fakler at 507-332-7372 ext. 4.

Theater Classes

Beauty and the Beast Jr. Theatre Camp

Beauty and the Beast Jr.
For ages 8-18, Tuition $85. Class/rehearsals Monday—Friday 8:00am-12:00pm, July 26-30, August 2-6, August 9-13. Performances August 13 at 7:00pm, August 14 2pm *ASL, & 7pm.
Instructor: Rachel Haider. Must be registered by July 13th.

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Auditions will be prior to camp, July 13 4pm-7pm at the Paradise Center for the Arts everyone has a role to play. Audition Songs for Beauty & the Beast, Jr.

Scholarships are available for this class. Please inquire about scholarships by calling 507-332-7372 ext. 1.

  • Marquee Children's Theater expects students to be in attendance every day. Because of the collaborative nature of theater and since we have a short amount of time to put together our show, absences are highly discouraged. Missing class impacts the student’s ability to progress, as well as interrupts the progression of the entire class. If there is more than 1 absence or late arrival, the instructor may reassign the role the student had for the production, up to and including an off-stage role. 

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.

For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Literary Arts Classes

Join us for literary art classes at Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault! More details coming soon.

Contact Info:

Paradise Center for the Arts 507-332-7372 info@paradisecenterforthearts.org
321 Central Ave. N.
Faribault, MN 55021

Hours:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
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