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

Figure drawing in Central Park

Figure drawing 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month 12:15pm- to 1:15pm (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.

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).

Throwing on the Wheel with Barney Smith

Throwing on the Wheel with Barney Smith Students can sign up for either session 1 or session 2, or both sessions. Saturdays, Session 1: Sept. 11, 18, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Saturdays, Session 2: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 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 September 8th for Session 1.

Must be registered by October 7th for Session 2.

To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Throwing on the Wheel with Dianne

Throwing on the Wheel with Dianne September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 26, November 2 (Tuesdays) 1:00PM-2:30PM. Member $72/Non-Member $90. Clay $51.50 for 25 pounds. Dianne enjoys a variety of experience levels in her classes, so everyone from beginner to experienced are always welcome.  Students learn from others as well as the teacher.  Dianne will demonstrate the various steps for throwing to get you from a ball of clay to your first pot.  Trimming, décor and glazing will all be covered as skills develop. Each student will work on pots of their choice, size and décor.  Clay must be purchased at the Paradise ($51.50 for 25#) but students frequently split bags.  All firing and glazing costs are included in the cost of clay.  Bring a friend, share the clay, and when class ends at 2:30 you can stay to work longer if you are not chauffeuring kids/grandkids after school. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Must be registered by September 11th for Throwing on the Wheel with Dianne.

To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Graduation Prep and Organization

Graduation Prep and Organization The 3rd Saturday of the month 9am-12pm (starting in September). Member $8/ Non-Member $10. Parents of 2022 Seniors, or a high school student in general. Are you thinking about all of the work you have to do to get ready for Graduation and party displays? Well, you are in luck! You are invited to join Me (Amber Holven) and a group of other parents for a work session to prepare photos and memorabilia for Graduation parties! We will have decor and display samples, Party Favor Ideas, Photo book and display samples and the combined knowledge of all participants. We will help each other sort out their ideas and brain store new ones! Each month we will meet and spread it all out and get some work done! Sometimes working in a group is more productive than working alone! Please pre-register for this class so we can ensure we have enough space for everyone to spread out and work! List of materials: Your own photos and memorabilia from your student, tape, scissors, card stock poster or display boards. Whatever you need to get the work done. I will supply some trimmers and other minor supplies if they are forgotten. Instructor: Amber Holven

Graduation Prep and Organization meets once a month. You must be registered 3 days prior to the 3rd Saturday of the month.

To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Painting Landscapes (virtual class)

Painting Landscapes grade 7-adult (virtual) Tuesdays in October 7:30-8:30pm:

Painting Landscapes grade 1-6 (virtual) Wednesdays in October 3:30-4:30pm:

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 how to create different kinds of landscapes and study famous artist’s styles along the way! Most of the paintings we do 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 October 6th for Painting Landscapes grade 7-adult (virtual).

Must be registered by October 2nd for Painting Landscapes grade 1-6 (virtual).

To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

T-Shirt Quilt Class

T-Shirt Quilt Class Member $45, Non-Member $55. October 5 & October 19 6pm-8pm. Have you ever wanted to put together a simple T-Shirt Quilt. This class is for you.

You will learn how to prepare the t-shirts, cut the blocks, add sashing and sew them into a quilt.  Different methods of finishing off the quilt will be discussed and shown. Skill level: Basic sewing skills. All lines are straight lines.  We will be using a rotary cutter to cut blocks. These skills will be taught in the first class. Age Level: Anyone with basic sewing skills. Ages 8-16 will need an adult to help with the use of the rotary cutter to cut blocks. Supplies needed: Sewing machine, (second class only) thread, fabric scissors, Rotary cutter and matt, 15x15 cutting ruler. Fabric, interfacing or basting spray and muslin. T-Shirts see chart T-Shirt Quilting Chart for amounts depending on size of finished quilt desired.

Instructor will have a few to share at class. There will be some work that needs to be done between classes. Amount will be determined by what size quilt you decide to do.

First Class: We will learn how to stabilize the t-shirt material and cut blocks, We will learn how to cut sashing and prep for sewing, Items needed first class – T-Shirts, Fabric for sashing or fabric to practice  using rotary cutter. Rotary cutter, matt and 15x15 ruler. Interfacing or basting spray and muslin. Second class. We will sew sashing on and sew quilt together. We will discuss how to prepare the backing and 3 different methods to finish. I will demonstrate how to cut and sew binding to complete the quilt. Supplies needed for second class: Sewing machine, thread, scissors, Sashing material cut, T-shirt blocks all prepped. Instructor: Carol Kaune

Must be registered by October 2nd for the T-shirt Quilt Class. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Tiles and Plaster Mold Making

Tiles and Plaster Mold Making - Tuesdays and Thursdays: October 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 6:00pm-8:00pm. Member $96, Non-Member $120. Open to all skill levels. Students will roll out tiles and carve or build to create a set of relief tiles. We will then make plaster molds of those tiles. Skills learned: building frames, mixing plaster, addressing duplication issues. Finished sets will be glazed and fired.  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. Instructor suggests you bring either a full-size apron or an old beach-sized towel. Instructor: Tami Resler

Must be registered by October 9th for Tiles and Plaster Mold Making.

To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Pablo Picasso painting birthday party (virtual) All ages. 

Pablo Picasso painting birthday party (virtual) All ages.  Monday October 25th 6pm-7pm. Member $8/Non-Member $10. 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.

Happy Birthday Pablo! Celebrate the famous cubist painter by learning about his style of art. We'll create our very own masterpieces inspired by Picasso! Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Must be registered by October 22nd for Pablo Picasso painting birthday party.

To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

 

Halloween Crafts (in person)

Halloween Crafts (in person) for grades 1-6. Saturday October 30th 10-12pm. Member $16/Non-Member $20. Trick or treat! Create a fall scene featuring you in your Halloween costume. We'll add some spooky decorations to complete the scene. A fantastic masterpiece to bring out every Halloween! No Supply fee for this class. Art supplies were donated. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Must be registered by October 27th for Halloween Crafts.

To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Painting Portraits (virtual class)

Painting Portraits grade 7-adult (virtual) Tuesdays November 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th 7:30-8:30pm:

Painting Portraits grade 1-6 (virtual) Wednesdays November 3rd, 10th, 17th, and December 1st 3:30-4:30pm:

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.

What can we learn from a portrait? Learn to properly proportion a face, color theory and what colors you will use in your painting. Use a cubist perspective to consider facial parts from different angles as you study Picasso's work. 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. Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Must be registered by October 30th for the Painting Portraits grade 7-adult (virtual).

Must be registered by October 30th for the Painting Portraits grade 1-6 (virtual).

To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or stop in during open hours.

Throwing on the Wheel with Dianne

Throwing on the Wheel with Dianne November 9 to December 14 (Tuesdays) 1:00PM – 2:30PM. Member $72/Non-Member $90. Clay $51.50 for 25 pounds. Another chance to spend time on the wheel…. A first-time experience or to use up the rest of your clay from a previous class…entice a friend to join you in the fun.  Projects will be glazed and ready as Holiday gifts Dianne enjoys a variety of experience levels in her classes, so everyone from beginner to experienced are always welcome.  Students learn from others as well as the teacher.  Dianne will demonstrate the various steps for throwing to get you from a ball of clay to your first pot.  Trimming, décor and glazing will all be covered as skills develop. Each student will work on pots of their choice, size and décor.  Clay must be purchased at the Paradise ($51.50 for 25#) but students frequently split bags.  All firing and glazing costs are included in the cost of clay.  Bring a friend, share the clay, and when class ends at 2:30 you can stay to work longer if you are not chauffeuring kids/grandkids after school. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

O Prairie! Reverse Glass Painting

O Prairie! Reverse Glass Painting Saturday, November 13, 1 pm - 4 pm. 7 years old and up. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. All supplies included in registration cost. Join us for this fun, beginning level, intergenerational painting class! We will learn about reverse glass painting and then using nature and prairie life as our theme, create our own prairie critters, creatures, beasts, birds, and pollinators using the reverse glass painting method. Each student will go home with your own framed, completed reverse glass painting made in class. No previous experience necessary. Instructor: Mary Welke

Georgia O'Keeffe's painting birthday party (virtual) All ages.

Georgia O'Keeffe's painting birthday party (virtual) All ages.  Monday November 15th 6pm-7pm. Member $8/Non-Member $10. Happy Birthday Georgia! Celebrate this famous painter by exploring the nature that inspired her art. We'll create our very own masterpieces in the style of O'Keefe! Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Paint a Portrait of your Pet 2.0 with artist Julie Fakler

Paint a Portrait of your Pet 2.0 with artist Julie Fakler Ages 14 & up. November 16 & 17 5pm-7:00pm. Member $32.00/Non-Member $40.00. 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 re-turn 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 info@paradisecenterforthearts.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

Georges Seurat's painting birthday party (virtual)

Georges Seurat's painting birthday party (virtual) All ages. Monday December 2nd 6-7pm. Member $8/Non-Member $10. Happy Birthday Georges! Celebrate the famous pointillist painter by learning about his style of art. We'll create our very own masterpieces inspired by Seurat! Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais.

Festive Felted Holiday Ornaments & Package Toppers

Festive Felted Holiday Ornaments & Package Toppers. December 4th 9:00am-1:00pm. Member $24/Non-Member $30. Supply fee $5. Ages 12 and up.

Get into the holiday spirit by creating festive needle felted ornaments and package adornments made from natural fibers.  Participants can choose from a variety of shapes, or create your own unique, personalized ornament. Jazz them up with an array of fun embellishments!   Participants will take home 1-2 completed ornaments. Instructor: Char Johnson

Winter/Holiday Crafts (in person class)

Winter/Holiday Crafts (in person) Saturday December 11 10am-12pm (grades 1-6) Member $16/Non-Member $20. Happy Holidays! Let's craft up a storm this winter with snowflakes, pine trees, Santa's, and more! Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases.  Instructor: Kate Langlais

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

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.

Theater Classes

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

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