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

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).

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.

Drawing Portraits

Drawing Portraits grade 1-6 (virtual) Tuesdays in January 3:30pm-4:30pm:

Drawing Portraits grade 7-Adult (virtual) Thursdays in January 7:30pm-8:30pm:

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.

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. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Must be registered by December 18. To get registered call 507-332-7372, or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Cozy Yoga

Cozy Yoga Sundays, January 2 - February 6, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Each session is $15, or you can purchase an all-session pass for $72.There will be time for journaling, reading, or sitting quietly with a hot beverage at the beginning of each class. Yoga will be slow and gentle in nature. Each class will have a different style - relaxation, restorative and/or yin. Suitable for all levels. Beginner friendly.

What to bring: Yoga mat, Blanket or towel, Journal & pen or book, Favorite mug.

Bolsters and blocks will be provided. Please bring any other props you would like to use.

What to wear: Comfortable clothing that you can move around in.

As of right now, masks will not be required while you are on your mat.  We will be set up for social distancing in the lobby.

How to register: bit.ly/CozyYoga21

Questions or need more information: yogawithjenniferk@gmail.com

Beginning spin class

Beginning spin class March 23 6-9pm. Member $48 / Non-Member $50. Masks are required for this class. Are you captivated by images of spinners spinning wool into yarn on a drop spindle or spinning wheel, but feel it would be too difficult to learn? Spend a few hours at the Paradise Center for the Arts with two spinners/shepherds as we teach you the art of spinning yarn on a drop spindle.  We will have spindles to use, as well as the fiber to spin.  We will also have beginner spinner kits available for purchase if you fall deep into the fiber rabbit hole. Before the lesson starts, we will discuss the origins of spinning, the importance of textiles to cultures and agriculture. This is a very hands-on class, we will help you as you discover this art, and will be available to answer questions you may have. This class is offered four times, and for all levels of experience. Come as often as you need or want. Instructors: Theresa Bents and Alejandra Sanchez

Must be registered 3 days prior to the class date. To get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Throwing on the Wheel with Dianne Lockerby

Throwing on the Wheel with Dianne  January 11-February 15 ( 6 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#) students frequently split bags. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Sip and spin on a Sunday

Sip and spin on a Sunday Same class will be offered once a month, pick your date. March 13, April 10, 1-4pm, Member $48 / Non-Member $50, glass of wine $6. Masks are required for this class. Sip and Spin on a Sunday afternoon is a great opportunity for spinners to gather and experience a “roving flight” which is hand selected by the two instructors and milled at the Bentz farm mill. This is a great opportunity to try different fibers and learn about the animals who grow them, while connecting with other spinners. We encourage discussions into the fiber, techniques and all things spinning. Instructors: Theresa Bents and Alejandra Sanchez

Must be registered 3 days prior to the class date, to get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

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) January 25 5:00pm-7:00pm. Member $16.00/Non-Member $20.00. 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. Wear clothes that can get paint on them. Supply fee $10.00 per student. Instructor: Julie Fakler

Must be registered by January 22, to get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Painting Landscapes

Painting Landscapes grade 1-6 (virtual) Tuesdays in February 3:30pm-4:30pm:

Painting Landscapes grade 7-Adult (virtual) Thursdays in February 7:30pm-8:30pm:

Member $32/Non-Member $40.

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 3 days prior to the start of class. To get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Throwing on the Wheel with Barney Smith

Throwing on the Wheel with Barney Smith  Feb. 5, 12, 19, March 5, 12, 19, April 2, 9, 23  Saturdays 1pm-3pm.  . Member $144, Non-Member $180. 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 for 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 open hours. Instructor: Barney Smith

Must be registered by February 2nd, to get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

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. Feb. 7 & 8 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. Wear clothes that can get paint on them. Supply fee $10.00 per student. Instructor: Julie Fakler

Must be registered by February 3, to get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

LOVE MY CRYSTALS

LOVE MY CRYSTALS February 22 7pm - 9pm. $16 Member, $20 for a Non-member, supply fee $10 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 Feb. 18, to get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

 Painting Portraits

Painting Portraits grade 1-6 (virtual) Tuesdays in March 3:30pm-4:30pm (no class week of spring break):

Painting Portraits grade 7-Adult (virtual) Thursdays in March 7:30pm-8:30pm (no class week of spring break):

Member $32/Non-Member $40.

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 3 days to the start of class. To get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Throwing on the Wheel with Dianne Lockerby

Throwing on the Wheel March 21, 22, 23 9:00am-10:30am. Member $52/Non-Member $61. Masks are required for this class. Ages 10 and up. Students must have previous wheel experience and know how to center their clay. This not a class for beginners. Dianne will guide you through the various steps needed to perfect your skills by giving demonstrations of the process. Repetition and patience are necessary. Throwing is a calming yet frustrating experience that we go through together. We will be working to develop a firm foundation in throwing skills so that your skills will grow through practice.  Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Must be registered by March 17th, to get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Handbuilding class for all ages with Dianne Lockerby

Handbuilding class for all ages (although kids 4-7 will require an adult helper). March 21, 22, 23 10:45am-12:15pm or FULL 1:00pm-2:30pm (same class will be offered twice). Member $46.00/ Non-Member $55.00. Masks are required for this class. 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 with underglazes. Clay and guidance will be provided. Come dressed to get dirty and have fun. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Must be registered by March 17th, to get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Painting Science Virtual Class

Painting Science Virtual Class grade 1 -6 Tuesdays in April 3:30pm-4:30pm. Member $32/Non-Member $40. 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

Drawing from Life a Virtual Class

Drawing from Life a Virtual Class grades 7-adult, Thursdays in April 7:30pm-8:30pm. Member $32/Non-Member $40. In this class, we’ll work on basic and advanced drawing techniques. It is helpful if you have a variety of drawing tools to work with. You will also need some basic household items such as glass bottles or jars, vases, fruit or vegetables, and anything else you would like to place in your still life drawings. Supplies you will need for this class: pencils, paper, and a good eraser. Charcoal and colored pencils are optional but highly recommended. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Must be registered by April 4th, to get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Community Lead Mural Class with Mural Artist Jordyn Brennan

Community Lead Mural Class with Mural Artist Jordyn Brennan April 28, May 5, May 12 (3 Thursdays) 5:30pm-8:00pm, Member $60/Non-Member $75. In this class we will be creating a group mural that is representative of what Paradise Center for the Arts means to the community of Faribault. We will break down how to make a mural from sketching and designs, to scaling up on the wall, to painting techniques; all while collaborating as a group. Participants will be able to get creative, share their ideas and work together as a group to create a beautiful community driven mural. Supply fee $12. Instructor Jordyn Brennan.

Must be registered by April 23, to get registered call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

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

Acting Fun for Little Ones - Summer

Acting Fun for Little Ones. For Ages 4-7, tuition $75. June 27-July 1 9am-10:30am. Performance for family and friends on July 1 at 10:30am. This class is designed to introduce kids ages 4-7 to the world of theater. We’ll play a variety of acting games to explore imagination and character. Most importantly we’ll have lots of fun! Class can be repeated. Scholarships are available. All COVID 19 CDC guidelines will be followed. Instructor: Jessica Bastyr

Must be registered by June 23, to get registered please call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Acting Fun for Little Ones

Acting Fun for Little Ones. For Ages 4-7, tuition $75. Class Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14 10am-11:30am. Students will need to bring a nut-free bag lunch to class May 14. Performance for family and friends on May 14 at 12:00pm. This class is designed to introduce kids ages 4-7 to the world of theater. We’ll play a variety of acting games to explore imagination and character. Most importantly we’ll have lots of fun! Class can be repeated. Scholarships are available. COVID 19 CDC guidelines will be followed. Instructor: Laura Velishek

Must be registered by April 12, to get registered please call 507-332-7372 or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

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

 

Shrek the Musical Jr. Theatre Camp

Shrek the Musical Jr. Theatre Camp Ages 8-18. Tuition $85, scholarships are available. Auditions will be  May 14 & May 15 1-4pm(everyone has a role to play) you must sign up for an audition time. Theatre Camp June 27 - July 16 8AM-1PM (Monday-Friday, no class July 4th), 3 public shows July 15 7PM, July 16 2PM & 7PM. Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. Instructor: Kayla Mollenhauer

Audition packet coming soon. Must be registered by May 15, 2022.

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.

Contact Info:

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

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