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 info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

 

Visual Arts Classes

“This Good Earth” - Natural Dying

“This Good Earth”
Saturday September 7 1-5pm $40. Supply fee $5- $20/ month depending on the dyes required for that month’s 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.
Natural dying is also a great way to re-purpose fabrics with environmentally safe and sustainable materials.
September... Printing with thickened natural dyes and inks. Instructor… Judy Saye-Willis

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 Sept. 7, 14, 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26, Nov. 9, 16, 23, Dec. 7, 14 (Saturday afternoons) 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Member $154.00, Non-Member $198.00. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 16 & up. 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, $15 for a 10 lb bag of recycled clay. 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 Paradise Center for the Arts open hours. Instructor: Barney Smith

This class is eligible for Minnesota Afterschool Advance. Click the image below to learn more!

Open Pottery Studio

Open Pottery Studio will begin September 17 on Tuesday mornings 10 am to Noon. This is a time for PCA members who are skilled in ceramics to use the Studio to work and socialize with only a fee for their clay ($47.50 for 25 pounds) . Those new to clay (member or non-member) can attend by taking the beginning 6 week Handbuilding class taught by Dianne Lockerby during this time. Dianne will guide you through the steps to create clay pieces for yourself or as gifts. There will be a class fee and clay cost but you are entitled to 6 weeks of instruction. Due to the variety of experience of those working in the studio, the social interaction yields great learning opportunities and friendships also.
There is handicapped access to the studio, you must contact the Paradise prior to open pottery studio 507-332-7372 ext. 4. For those interested in a daytime wheel class, times can be arranged with Dianne when we have enough interest. Those skilled on the wheel can work independently during AM Studio.

Serti Batik for Beginners

Serti Batik for Beginners Sept. 26th 6 :00pm– 9:00pm. 9th grade students through Adult. Member $60, Non-Member $70. Supply Fee $20. Please bring an old cotton cover-up shirt or apron. Beginner / Students will practice drawing with wax with a Tjanting Tool. Work with Procion Fiber Reactive Dye. Each student will work with both Silk and Cotton. The goal will be to have 1 over dye. The students will leave with more than 2 batiks with the wax ironed out. Skills Needed for this class: Some color knowledge is helpful, also bring in some image ideas. Instructor: Suz Klumb

This class is eligible for Minnesota Afterschool Advance. Click the image below to learn more!

Preschool Paint Party

Preschool Paint Party Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, 2-3pm. Member $7/Non-Member $9. Supply fee $3. Ages 2-5. Bring your caregiver with and be prepared to get messy! We'll dive right into some color mixing and finger paint on large paper. Create a self-portrait and add whatever details you'd like! Instructor: Kate Langlais. Cost is per day.

Painting Landscapes with Kate

Painting Landscapes with Kate Tuesdays Oct 1-22, 3:30-5:30pm. Member $56/Non-Member $72. Supply fee $10. Grades K-5. How many different kinds of landscapes are there? Explore a variety of famous artists' landscapes and create your own versions. Learn how to mix all the different colors and values needed in a successful landscape and create your own masterpiece on canvas! Instructor: Kate Langlais

This class is eligible for Minnesota Afterschool Advance. Click the image below to learn more!

Open Studio for Kids

Open Studio for Kids October 16, 17, 18, and November 4, 8am-5:30pm. Member $42 per day/Non-Member $54 per day. Supply fee $15. Projects are designed for grades K-5.

No school days are for creating art! Join us for all or part of the day as we create our own masterpieces using painting, drawing, and crafting supplies found in the studio. If you need more inspiration than that, you can choose to participate in a variety of artist-led projects throughout the day. Bring your own nut-free lunch and plenty of snacks!

Cost is per day, sign up for 3 days and get the 4th day half off! Instructor: Kate Langlais

This class is eligible for Minnesota Afterschool Advance. Click the image below to learn more!

Handbuilding for Adults

Handbuilding for Adults Wednesday evenings, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Member $84/Non-Member $108, clay $47.50 for 25 pounds. Dianne believes this is the best way to be introduced to clay. She will show you how to make just about anything and guide you through the use of glazing. If you can roll a pie crust then you can manage in this class. With each class you will learn how to handle and form pieces from your clay. Decoration can be added with clay or glazes. We work free form as well as using molds to support our clay. Students work on individual pieces (you will not hear Dianne say “tonight we are all make a…”). Decorative or functional, all pieces can be glazed for use with food. Dianne feels that once you can feel how the clay molds, stretches, and dries, then you can better understand the steps of the throwing process (another class). Dianne and Barney both offer throwing classes for your next experience. A class fee and clay cost will be required. PCA supplies/shares some tools but we also have inexpensive tools available to purchase. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Ceramic Surface Design: From functional to fantastic

Ceramic Surface Design: From functional to fantastic. October 17th 9am to 1pm (clay creation) and October 24th 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,your work will go from functional ware to pieces of true art. Students should wear aprons or wear clothing that can get stained. Instructor: Tami Resler

Paint a Portrait of your Pet with artist Julie Fakler

Paint a Portrait of your Pet with artist Julie Fakler (ages 7 & up, ages 6 & under will need an adult helper) October 17 5:30pm-7:30pm. 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 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

Raku Pottery firing

Raku Pottery firing October 19th 8:30am. Member $55/ NonMember $60, Raku clay $2 a pound, or 25# for $47.50. 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 26. Pieces will need to be glazed prior to the Raku firing October 19th. Raku glazes will be available in the pottery studio. The Raku firing will take place at Dianne Lockerby's  October 19th 8:30am to 4pm. 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, but those under 14 will need an adult present for the firing.  All students will sign an insurance release.

 

October 25: Picasso Painting

October 25: Picasso Painting 3:30-5:30pm. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Supply fee $5. Grades K-5. 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! Instructor: Kate Langlais

October 29: Halloween Crafts

October 29: Halloween Crafts 3:30-5:30pm. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Supply fee $5. Grades K-5. Tis the season for spooky ghosts and bright orange pumpkins! Create your very own Halloween decorations out of a variety of crafting supplies. Halloween costumes optional! Instructor: Kate Langlais

Serti Batik Advanced

Serti Batik Advanced Oct. 29th and Oct. 30th 6 – 9pm. 9th grade students through Adult. Member $120, Non-Member $140. Supply fee $30. Please bring an old cotton cover up or apron. The Advance Batik is a 2 day class so the students can achieve 3 or more over dyes. The students will be able to experience how to use resist as part of the color plan in the composition. In Advance Batik the students will not have a volume of projects, most likely 1 – 2 pieces will be completed. It will depend upon the size frame they choose to work with. Procion Fiber Reactive Dyes will continue to be used. Prerequisite Course(s) and/or Skills Needed for this class: Prior Batik experience and use of the Tjanting Tool. Instructor: Suz Klumb

This class is eligible for Minnesota Afterschool Advance. Click the image below to learn more!

Painting Portraits with Kate

Painting Portraits with Kate Tuesdays November 5-26, 3:30-5:30pm. Member $56/Non-Member $72. Supply fee $10. Grades K-5. Are you up for a challenge? Learn how to properly proportion a face, and how to mix the colors you need to create your very own portraits. We'll look at different famous artists' styles and create our own versions. You'll create a final self-portrait on canvas- a work of art to be proud of! Instructor: Kate Langlais

 

This class is eligible for Minnesota Afterschool Advance. Click the image below to learn more!

Intro to Bead Embroidery

Intro to Bead Embroidery Nov. 14th Held at the Glass Garden Bead Shop, 2 sessions, same class offered twice, Afternoon 1 – 4pm / Evening 5 – 8 pm. Member $60, Non-Member $70. 9th grade students to Adult. Supply Fee: $30. Students will need to bring scissors and if needed an Ott Light, embroidery small hoop if desired, assorted embroidery thread is also an option but not necessary.4 styles of stitches will be learned using beads and thread to embellish an art cloth square. Each Student will choose a square of batik art cloth designed by Suz. Students will be given a bead budget already pre-paid in the class supplies so they can pick their own personal colors which will accent their art cloth square they choose at the time of the class. A large selection of art cloth squares will be made available. Skills Needed for this class: Ability to thread a needle and knot off thread. Instructor: Suz Klumb

This class is eligible for Minnesota Afterschool Advance. Click the image below to learn more!

O'Keefe Painting

O'Keefe Painting November 15, 3:30-5:30pm. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Supply fee $5. Grades K-5. 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! Instructor: Kate Langlais

Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving Crafts November 25, 3:30-5:30pm/. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Supply fee $5. Grades K-5. There is so much to be thankful for! Create Thanksgiving and harvest themed crafts with new friends. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Still-Life Drawing

Still-Life Drawing December 3, 3:30-5:30. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Supply fee $2. Grades K-5. Bring in a few of your favorite things and we'll set up a large still-life to draw from. Learn how to see the lines, shapes, and shadows that define the objects and make your drawing look realistic! Instructor: Kate Langlais

Self-Portrait Drawing

Self-Portrait Drawing December 10, 3:30-5:30. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Supply fee $2. Grades K-5. Ready for a challenge? We'll talk about the way shadows and light define the way a face looks and create our very own self-portraits! Instructor: Kate Langlais

Winter/Holiday Crafts

Winter/Holiday Crafts December 17, 3:30-5:30. Member $14/Non-Member $18. Supply fee $5. Grades K-5. Happy Holidays! Let's craft up a storm this winter with snowflakes, pine trees, Santa's, and more! Instructor: Kate Langlais

Clay party with artist Layl McDill

Clay party with artist Layl McDill Saturday December 28 10am to noon. Member $25/Non-Member $30. Ages 8 to 98 will learn magical techniques with colorful oven baked clay. Roll, flatten, wrap and then slice to reveal amazing designs like stars, flowers and swirls. Then take your slices and cover anything you choose from the collection of objects including frames, jars, boxes, utensils and pins. Or make a creature like a frog or owl! You'll be amazed what you can do! Instructor: Layl McDill

Theater Classes

Paradise Community Theatre Workshops

Paradise Community Theatre Stage Combat Workshop September 21st 10:00AM-1:00PM. Crash course workshop for adult beginners in Stage Combat led by Todd Edwards, organized by Paradise Community Theatre. Learn what you need to know to start work on your own production. Ages 14+, adults encouraged. Cost: Pay what you can ($5-10 recommended). Come ready to move.

Paradise Community Theatre Directing Workshop  September 28th, 10:00AM-1:00PM.  A crash course workshop for adult beginners, this Directing Workshop is led by Rachel Haider and organized by Paradise Community Theatre. Discover what you need to know to start work on your own production.  Learn how to think like a director, how to work with actors and a production team, and how to stay organized.  Ages 14+, adults encouraged. Cost: Pay what you can ($5-10 recommended).

 

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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Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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