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 13, 2022

Tuesday morning open pottery studio 10 AM to Noon starting September 13, 2022

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).

Free After School Art Club

Free After School Art Club - Club is FULL

Ages 11 and up. Join the Paradise Center for the Arts after school art club. Paradise’s after school art club will take place May 5, May 12, May 19 3:15pm-4:45pm. Each date will feature a different art form and teaching artist. Students will learn how to create an acrylic painting, paper bags book, and felting project while learning about color, composition, process, shape, and form.

May 5: Painting with artist Julie Fakler

May 12:  Make a Paper bag book with book artist Rhonda Norgaard

May 19: Felting with fiber artist Char Johnson

We will also be laying down the framework for next school years after school art club.

What other mediums are you interested in?

What visual art skill are you interested in learning more about?

Are you interested in a group project?

Next school years after school art club projects will be based on this year’s students’ interest. Please join us and let us know what you would like to create during the after-school art club.

This activity is partially funded with a grant from Ignite Afterschool through the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funds, CFDA 84.425U, American Rescue Plan Act, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

Raku Pottery Firing

Raku Pottery Firing  May 15th 8:30am until finished. Member $45/ Non-Member $50, 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 May 1. Pieces will need to be glazed prior to the Raku firing May 15. Raku glazes will be available in the pottery studio starting May 1. The Raku firing will take place at Dianne Lockerby's May 15th 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 metal 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 May 15. Must be registered by May 1. To get registered contact Julie Fakler at 507-332-7372 ext. 4.

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. June 7 & 8 5:00pm-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

Must be registered by June 3rd. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Japanese Shibori and Indigo Dyeing

Japanese Shibori and Indigo Dyeing June 11 10am-4pm (30-minute lunch break), M$55, NM$66, supply fee $35. Shibori is considered the eastern version of tie dyeing. It is a manual tie dye creating more patterns and detail. During the class students will learn several resist techniques including hand stitching, string and rubber bands, folding and clamping, and pole wrapping. We will make a plant based natural indigo vat and discuss some of the history of indigo growing and dyeing. It is said that indigo blue made Levi Strauss famous. During class students will dye two organic cotton napkins with shibori patterns and another item of your choice. A cotton bandana or cotton and silk scarf. Students will take home a small indigo vat.

Supplies you’ll need to bring to class: Rubber gloves, wear old clothes, rubber bands, tongue depressors, embroidery needles, jean stitch or heavy polyester thread, C clamps if you have them, small sharp scissors, ruler, 2 paint stir sticks, erasable fabric marking pen, ½ gallon glass jar and tight lid. Instructor: Judy Saye-Willis

Must be registered by June 7th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Earrings Basics:  Ear wires & Earring Construction

The Jewelers Apprentice Learns Earrings Basics:   A short series of classes designed to build basic earring skills including ear wire creation, metal selection, texturing and finishing and head wire creation.  The skills are grouped into three separate classes focusing on related skills.  After each class a student will have one or more pairs of earrings, skills, and tools worksheet for after class and a pair of earrings they have designed and fabricated. You can take 1, 2, or all 3 classes in this series.

Earrings Basics:  Ear wires & Earring Construction. June 11, 10am-12:30pm. Member $20, Non-member $25. Ear wires and Earring Construction is focused on learning to create your own ear wires and learning about earring construction.   Begin to learn and recognize techniques used by jewelers in earring construction and make one or more pairs of earrings in class. Copper or brass kit with sterling ear wires is $12.00, or a sterling kit is $20.00. Instructor:  Deb Eilts

Additional supplies available for student purchase during class: Beads, Jewelry Pliers, Jewelry sandpaper, Polishing paper, and Earring Jig.

Must be registered by June 7th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Painting Minnesota All Ages (virtual class)

Painting Minnesota All Ages (virtual class) June 13-16 6:30pm-7:30pm. Member $32/Non-Member $40. 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 June 9th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Fantastic Felting Fun in Central Park

Fantastic Felting Fun in Central Park Ages 12 and up. June 11th 1pm-3pm, June 12th 1pm-3pm, July 16th 1pm-3pm - same class offered different days. Member $16, Non-Member $20. Supply fee $5. Design your own needle felted flag and other pieces using colorful wool roving and felt fabric. Learn how to patch up holes in clothes and create wool “paintings”! You can bring your own old clothes with holes to patch (optional). Instructor: Christina Angell

Must be registered 3 days prior to the start of class. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Earrings Basics:  Texture, Patina and Finishing.

The Jewelers Apprentice Learns Earrings Basics:   A short series of classes designed to build basic earring skills including ear wire creation, metal selection, texturing and finishing and head wire creation.  The skills are grouped into three separate classes focusing on related skills.  After each class a student will have one or more pairs of earrings, skills, and tools worksheet for after class and a pair of earrings they have designed and fabricated. You can take 1, 2, or all 3 classes in this series.

Earrings Basics:  Texture, Patina and Finishing. June 18, 10am-12:30pm. Member $20, Non-member $25. Texture and finishing are focused on learning to create texture and depth in metal materials, metal finishing techniques and metal selection.  Begin to learn and recognize techniques used by jewelers in jewelry design, metal selection, and make one or more pairs of earrings in class. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques by the student, earring construction techniques and discussion of metal selection in jewelry design.  Introduction to dapping and metal shaping.  Students will create polishing sticks and a set of metal textured earrings.  Recommended to bring an apron or wear old clothes as patina can stain clothing if spilled. Copper or brass kit with sterling ear wires is $12.00, a sterling kit is $20.00. Instructor: Deb Eilts

Additional supplies available for student purchase during class: Metal Disks, Beads, Jewelry Pliers, Polishing sticks, Polishing paper, Black Jax, Copper Patina Recipes.

Must be registered by June 14th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Painting Landscapes All Ages (virtual class)

Painting Landscapes All Ages (virtual class) June 20-23 6:30pm-7:30pm. 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 by June 16th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Earrings Basics:  Creating Headpins and utilizing precious stones and beads

The Jewelers Apprentice Learns Earrings Basics:   A short series of classes designed to build basic earring skills including ear wire creation, metal selection, texturing and finishing and head wire creation.  The skills are grouped into three separate classes focusing on related skills.  After each class a student will have one or more pairs of earrings, skills, and tools worksheet for after class and a pair of earrings they have designed and fabricated. You can take 1, 2, or all 3 classes in this series.

Earrings Basics:  Creating Headpins and utilizing precious stones and beads. June 25 10am-12:30pm. Member $20, Non-member $25. Creating headpins and utilizing precious stones for bead earrings.  In addition, the class will discuss precious stones, and which stones might be best for earrings. Students are expected to make their own ear wires for this class. Copper or brass kit with sterling ear wires is $12.00, or a sterling kit is $20.00. Instructor: Deb Eilts

Additional supplies available for student purchase during class: Metal Disks, Precious Stone Beads, Jewelry Pliers, Polishing sticks, Polishing paper, Butane Torch, Silver Wire, Copper Wire, and Brass Wire.

Must be registered by June 21st. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Fiber Art Rainbows in Central Park

Fiber Art Rainbows in Central Park Ages 12 and up. July 8th 1pm-3pm, July 9th 1-3pm, same class offered different days. Member $16, Non-Member $20. Supply fee $5. Create a fiber art rainbow (or other shape) using macramé rope and a variety of yarn. Finished rainbows can become keychains, necklaces, or even wall hangings! Instructor: Christina Angell

Must be registered 3 days prior to the start of class. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Wheelwork with Dianne Lockerby

Wheelwork Students must be between ages 10 and 100. Monday- Thursday, July 11-14, from 9 AM-10:30 AM. Member $68/ Non-Member $80. This class is for the beginner or someone who has been away from clay for a bit. We will start with the basics of centering, opening and go on from there. Each day Dianne does demos and will guide you through the steps of throwing to achieve pieces on the wheel. Small at first, but as skills progress the pots will get bigger and the walls thinner. Persistence pays off here, but it does take time. This class is a taste of wheelwork.  Larger pots require more time than 4 days to learn the skills, but this class allows you to say, "I've thrown a pot!" and gives you an idea as to whether you would like to continue. Come join us, getting dirty and having fun. Bring towel and wear clothes to get dirty. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Must be registered by July 6th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Handbuilding 1 class with Dianne Lockerby

Handbuilding 1 class for all ages (although kids 4-7 will require an adult helper). Monday- Thursday, July 11-14 from 10:45am - 12:15pm, Dianne will glaze your pieces for you.  Member $66.00/ Non-Member $78.00. In this class students will turn their ideas into creations with Dianne's help - from creatures/superheroes/ fairies to games, cups and bowls. Let your imagination be your guide. We will also add color and use food safe glazes so creations can even be used with food. Clay and guidance will be provided. Come dressed to get dirty and have fun. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Must be registered by July 6th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

 

Handbuilding 2 class with Dianne Lockerby

Handbuilding 2 class for all ages (although kids 4-7 will require an adult helper). Monday- Thursday, July 11-14 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Dianne will glaze your pieces for you.  Member $66.00/ Non-Member $78.00. In this class students will turn their ideas into creations with Dianne's help - from creatures/superheroes/ fairies to games, cups and bowls. Let your imagination be your guide. We will also add color and use food safe glazes so creations can even be used with food. Clay and guidance will be provided. Come dressed to get dirty and have fun. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Must be registered by July 6th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Painting with Wool

Painting with Wool Member $48, Non-Member $60, Supply fee $20. July 25 & 26 5:30pm - 8:30pm (2 day class). Have fun while learning to create a small colorful scene with wool fiber. In this 2-session class, students will create a "picture" using various colored wool fibers, needle-felting them onto a felt canvas. Learn how to transfer an image onto felt, blend colors, layer, and add depth and texture to your creation. There will be several images to choose from to create your masterpiece. If you are a free-hand drawer, come with your own ideas! When completed, students will frame their final project with an embroidery hoop. Instructor: Char Johnson

Must be registered by July 20th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

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) July 30 10am-12pm. Member $16.00/Non-Member $20.00. Supply fee $10. 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.

Must be registered by July 27th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Flower Power Towels in Central Park

Flower Power Towels in Central Park Ages 12 and up. August 5th 1pm-2pm, August 6th 1pm-2pm, August 13th 1pm-2pm - same class offered different days. Member $8, Non-Member $10. Supply fee $3. Create a hand printed flour sack towel using a flower pounding printmaking technique. Towels will be pre-soaked in alum, which allows pigments in flowers to be permanently fixed to the towel. Various flowers will be provided but feel free to bring some of your own! Instructor: Christina Angell

Must be registered 3 days prior to the start of class. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Learning to tie summer camp: Create a tied quilt & tie dye t-shirt

Learning to tie summer camp: Create a tied quilt & tie dye t-shirt August 9, 10, 11 9am – 3pm. Member $132, Non-Member $165, Supply fee: $30. Ages 9 to 14.

Create and tie a quilt with artist Julie Fakler. Students will learn how to make a quilt top, assemble the 3 layers, and tie the quilt. Students will be given precut squares and will learn how to sew them together on the sewing machine using a straight stich. Students will also learn about how to iron the quilt top. Students will leave class with a finished throw size quilt. Kits will be prepared and will include everything your student will need to create a throw size quilt. Instructor: Julie Fakler.                                                           

Tie Dye a cotton t-shirt with artist Judy Saye-Willis. Kids will tie dye a t-shirt three colors. You’ll need to bring rubber gloves and wear old clothes to class this August 10th. Instructor: Judy Saye-Willis.                        

Bring a nut free bag lunch to class each day, and something to drink. Students will be using sewing machine and iron. No rotary blades, fabric will be precut.

Fabric donated by Pat Jarrett.

Must be registered by August 4th . To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Virtual Paint a Portrait of Your Pet

Virtual Paint a Portrait of Your Pet August 15th 10am-12pm. Ages 12 & up. 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 reference photo to info@paradisecenterforthearts.org prior to class starting. Wear clothes that can get paint on them. Supply fee $10, supplies will need to be picked up at the Paradise by August 13th.

Must be registered by August 10th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

Virtual Paint a Portrait of your Pet 2.0

Virtual Paint a Portrait of your Pet 2.0 with artist Julie Fakler August 22 & 23 10am-12pm. Ages 14 & up. 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 return 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 reference photo to info@paradisecenterforthearts.org prior to class starting. Wear clothes that can get paint on them. Supply fee $10, supplies will need to be picked up at the Paradise by August 20th. Instructor: Julie Fakler

Must be registered by August 18th. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or stop in during open hours. Email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org for more information.

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

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

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

Shrek the Musical Jr audition links

Shrek Jr. Audition Packet (1)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCZ5BUEnJsBihi4YrB19M471cc6vKKa5RS68q0lN5Fby1oxQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Big Bright Beautiful World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sqopU4V60w (3:12-3:25)
Story of My Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEY9NW6-aVc (0:46-1:00)
I Know It's Today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwp7MEjKE8 (0:42-0:54)

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.

*July 16 2pm, American Sign Language  interpreted*

Literary Arts Classes

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

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

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