Paradise Center for the Arts Classes

2020 Class Schedule

As of right now all classes have been cancelled until May 1.

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

Visual Arts Classes

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

Raku Pottery Firing May 17th

Raku Pottery firing May 17th 8:30am. Member $55/ Non-Member $60, Raku clay $2 a pound, or 25# for $47.50. Students can make their pieces on their own  at the Paradise Center for the Arts pottery studio. Pieces will need to be dry, and put on the PCA shelves to be bisque fired by April 26. Pieces will need to be glazed prior to the Raku firing May 17th. Raku glazes will be available in the pottery studio starting April 26. The Raku firing will take place at Dianne Lockerby's  May 17th 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. Scholarships are available for children. Children 14 & under will need adult supervision May 18th. Class size is limited to 12 students so get registered early.

For more information or to register for this class, please 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) May 21 5:30pm-7:30pm. 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. 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

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Painting with Kate: Painting Landscapes

Painting with Kate: Painting Landscapes June 8th-11th, 2:30-4:30pm. $64 member / $80 non-member. Supply fee $10. Ages 6-13. Start with color mixing and color blending to paint a simple sunset. Create a monochromatic landscape, then paint a snowy mountain scape with Bob Ross. Be inspired by Monet and learn about impressionism. Examine the differences between cityscapes and dessert scapes by O'Keeffe. Study perspective which you can incorporate in your landscape masterpiece. Bring a nut-free snack and dress for a mess!

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

THROWING ON THE WHEEL with Barney Smith

THROWING ON THE WHEEL with Barney Smith Thursday Evenings June 11, 18, July 9, 16, 30, Aug. 6 6:00pm-8:00pm. Member $96/Non-Member $120. 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. Clay fee covers all glazing, firing costs and studio time. You may share a bag of clay. Some used tools are available to use in the studio. A new tool kit may be purchased from the Art Center for $15.All skill levels are welcome. Topics will include throwing, cylinders and bowls, attachments (handles) and glazing. You may also work on your own projects. You will get dusty and dirty during the class. 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

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Grommet wrap leather charm bracelet

Grommet wrap leather charm bracelet June 16 10:00am-12:00pm Member $16/ Non-Member $20, Supply fee $20. Ages 10-16. This class will be held at Glass Garden Beads 318 Central Avenue (across the street from the Paradise). Instructor: Suzanne Klumb

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Creative collage with artist Julie Fakler

Creative collage with artist Julie Fakler (ages 7 & up, ages 6 & under will need an adult helper) June 16 2:00pm – 3:30pm. Member $8.00/Non-Member $10.00. Students will create their own characters, cut out the characters, and place them in a landscape that they will make. During class students will learn about composition, form, shape and color. Bring your imagination to class. Supply fee included in the tuition. Instructor: Julie Fakler

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Wheelwork 2 with Dianne Lockerby

Wheelwork 2 Students must be between ages 10 and 100 for this class and have taken Wheel 1 with Dianne (you must be able to center for this class). Monday- Thursday, June 22-25, from 9 AM-10:30 AM. Glaze day June 30 AM. Member $74/ Non-Member $89. This is a continuing class for Dianne's past students. We will refine our skills, create larger and more detailed pieces. No doorstops allowed in this class! Adding color and texture will be demonstrated. Individual help will be given throughout the class. Bring towel and wear clothes to get dirty. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Wheelwork 1 with Dianne Lockerby

Wheelwork 1 Students must be between ages 10 and 100 for this class. All levels welcome. Monday- Thursday, June 22-25, from 10:45 AM- 12:15 PM, Glaze day June 30 AM. Member $74/ Non-Member $89. 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. Come join us, getting dirty and having fun. Bring towel and wear clothes to get dirty. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please 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). Monday- Thursday, June 22-25 from 12:45 pm-2:15, Dianne will glaze your pieces for you.  Member $64.00/ Non-Member $79.00. 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

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Leather Wrap Chevron Bracelet

Leather Wrap Chevron Bracelet June 23 11:00am-12:00pm Member $18/ Non-Member $20, Supply fee $16. Ages 6-10. This class will be held at Glass Garden Beads 318 Central Avenue (across the street from the Paradise). Instructor: Suzanne Klumb

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Plaster Mold Making Class

Plaster Mold Making Class June 27 9am-1pm. Member $32/ Non-member $40. Learn to make one and two part plaster molds to duplicate handmade pieces or replicate found objects. Students WILL get dirty. Students should bring four 4” C clamps to class. We will make frames and pour plaster molds. Supply fee is $10 payable to instructor. Instructor Tami Resler

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

 

Drum Clinic with Jason Neymeyer

Drum Clinic with Jason Neymeyer Saturday June 27th from 6pm to 7pm. $5 suggested donation. No matter where you are in your musical journey, from beginners to advanced players, or even if you just want to know more about drums, then you are invited to a Drum Clinic hosted by local drum instructor, Jason Neymeyer. This will be a time where people can ask questions, try out a few drumsets, connect with others in the community, and participate in a raffle sponsored by The Music Mart. The clinic will be held in the lower level rehearsal room at the PCA on Saturday June 27th from 6pm to 7pm. To get registered email jason.neymeyer@gmail.com

Beginning Hand Quilting

Beginning Hand Quilting July 9 5:00pm—8:00pm. Tuition $8 Member / $10 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.

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Leather Wrap Chevron Bracelet

Leather Wrap Chevron Bracelet July 14 11:00am-12:00pm Member $18/ Non-Member $20, Supply fee $16. Ages 6-10. This class will be held at Glass Garden Beads 318 Central Avenue (across the street from the Paradise). Instructor: Suzanne Klumb

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Portrait of your Pet in Clay with artist Julie Fakler

Portrait of your Pet in Clay with artist Julie Fakler July 14 & 21 5:00pm-7:00pm. Member $32.00/Non-Member $40.00. Ages 12 & up. Artist Julie Fakler will teach you step by step on how to carve a portrait of your pet in clay. In class you’ll learn about composition, carving clay, color, and under glazing. July 14th we will carve pet portraits in a slab of clay. July 21st we will glaze the pet portraits. Clay pet portraits will be available for pick up the following week. 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 dirty. Supply fee $10.00 per student. Instructor: Julie Fakler

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please 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 July 15 & July 16 1-3pm. 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 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

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Color Power from Plants and Flowers

Color Power from Plants and Flowers Monday – Thursday July 20-23 9:30am-1:00pm Member $112, Non-Member $140, supply fee $40. For ages 12 & up. Students will gather flowers and plants and do petal rubbings on paper and see how the color changes with lemon juice and soap, they will transfer color onto fabric by pounding. They will steam flower and leaf prints onto paper and make a small journal. They will bundle dye a bag and t-shirt.

Students will learn a bit about plant chemistry and several methods for applying natures color to paper and cloth.

Students must wear old clothes and bring a pair of rubber gloves and a few flowers and leaves and a wooden mallet. Instructor: Judy Saye-Willis

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Grommet wrap leather charm bracelet

Grommet wrap leather charm bracelet July 21 10:00am-12:00pm Member $16/ Non-Member $20, Supply fee $20. Ages 10-16. This class will be held at Glass Garden Beads 318 Central Avenue (across the street from the Paradise). Instructor: Suzanne Klumb

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

WET FELT-DRY FELT!

WET FELT-DRY FELT! July 25 9:00am-1:00pm Member $32/Non-Member $40, supply fee $15. Ever wonder how those awesome wool dryer balls are made, or how those little wool sculptures come to life?  This 2-project class will explore a specific wet felting technique as well as dry felting (needle-felting) basics. Participants will learn two methods to create your own dryer balls.  Then, we’ll chill and make a sweet little needle-felted penguin sculpture. Participants will take home one dryer ball of their creation and a small penguin sculpture, as well as one felting needle and small amount of wool. Please feel free to bring a snack or lunch to class. Instructor: Char Johnson

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Serti Batik Class (Kids)

Serti Batik Class (Kids) 1 session or 2 sessions July 28 (1st session) July 29 (2nd session) 10:00am-12:30pm. Member $50 one session/Non-Member $58 one session, Member $80 two sessions/Non-Member $96 two sessions, supply fee included in the tuition. Ages 10 -16. Batik on frames: 1 frame is cotton and 1 frame is silk (students will take the frames home with them), frames are 16X16 inches. Students can choose to take 1 session or 2. Students who choose 1-day class will learn how to use the tjanting tool and will do 1 layer of color. Students who choose 2-day class will learn how to use the tjanting tool and will do 3 layers of color. Students must register for the July 28th class if they are only doing 1 session. Instructor: Suzanne Klumb

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Serti Batik Class (Adults)

Serti Batik Class (Adults) 1 session or 2 sessions July 28 (1st session) July 29 (2nd session) 2:00pm-4:30pm. Member $70 one session/Non-Member $78 one session, Member $120 two sessions/Non-Member $136 2 sessions, supply fee included in the tuition.  Batik on frames: 1 frame is cotton and 1 frame is silk (students will take the frames home with them), frames are 18X24 inches. Students can choose to take 1 session or 2. Students who choose 1-day class will learn how to use the tjanting tool and will do 1 layer of color. Students who choose 2-day class will learn how to use the tjanting tool and will do 3 layers of color. Students must register for the July 28th class if they are only doing 1 session. Instructor: Suzanne Klumb

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

 

Create a Mural Class

Create a Mural Class August 3 - 6, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Member $64/ Non-Member $80. Ages 8 and up, 7 and under will need an adult helper. Paint a mural with artists Kate Langlais & Julie Fakler in the Tuma classroom at the Paradise Center for the Arts. Students will learn about color theory, shape/form, design, the application of paint, and collaboration. Wear old clothes that can get paint on them.

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Beginner Bead Stitching with a Needle

Beginner Bead Stitching with a Needle August 11 1:00pm-3:30pm. Member $20/Non-Member $25, supply fee $20. Ages 10 & up. Bead an animal and make it into a key chain. We will use a needle & thread and follow a graph paper design. Size 8 and 6 beads will be used for this project. A snack is provided.  This class will be held at Glass Garden Beads 318 Central Avenue (across the street from the Paradise). Instructor: Suzanne Klumb

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Drawing a Portrait

Drawing a Portrait August 15th 9-11am $16 member / $20 non-member. Supply fee $2. Ages 6-13. Learn the basics on how to properly proportion a face using pencil. Use different shading techniques to make your portrait more realistic. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Drawing a Portrait

Drawing a Portrait August 15th 2:30-4:30pm $16 member / $20 non-member. Supply fee $2. Ages 12- Adult. Learn the basics on how to properly proportion a face using pencil. Use different shading techniques to make your portrait more realistic. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

The Amazing Living Color That Surrounds Us

The Amazing Living Color That Surrounds Us Saturday and Sunday August 15 & 16 9:30am-4:00pm (1/2 hour for lunch, bring a lunch with you). Member $96/ Non-Member $120. 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

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please 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) August 18 2:00pm - 4:00pm. 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. 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

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Painting a Portrait

Painting a Portrait August 22nd 9-11am $16 member / $20 non-member. Supply fee $4. Ages 6-13. Learn how to properly mix all the colors you need to create a self-portrait. We'll be using tempera paint, but it can still sometimes stain so come prepared! Instructor: Kate Langlais

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Painting a Portrait

Painting a Portrait August 22nd 2:30-4:30pm $16 member / $20 non-member. Supply fee $8. Ages 12- Adult. Use oil paints to properly mix all the colors you need to create a self-portrait. You'll be able to bring some paints home if you need more time to finish your portrait. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Students must register at least 3 days prior to the start of class. For more information or to register for this class, please email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

 

Theater Classes

Acting Fun for Little Ones

Acting Fun for Little Ones Theatre Camp For Ages 4-7, tuition $75. August 10-14 9:30am—11am. Acting fun for little ones is an introduction to acting, theater and using your imagination. Kids will participate in acting games, art activities and rehearsal. Performance for family and friends August 14th at 6:15pm. Instructor: Desirae Brooks. Scholarships are available for this class.  Please inquire about scholarships by calling 507-332-7372 ext. 1.

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

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Beauty and the Beast Jr. For ages 8-18, Tuition $85. Class Monday—Friday July 27- 31, Aug. 3-7, Aug. 10-14 9:00am—12:00pm. Performances August 14th at 7 pm, August 15th at 2pm & 7pm. Instructor: Rachel Haider.
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 starting, July 16 4-7pm at the Paradise Center for the Arts everyone has a role to play.

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

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

Elf Jr.

Elf Jr. Ages 8-18 tuition $85. Class on Saturdays Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 8am-noon. Performances November 21st at 2pm & 7pm, November 22nd at 2pm. Instructor: Andrew Velishek
A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Auditions will be prior to camp starting, August 11 12:30pm - 3:30pm at the Paradise Center for the Arts everyone has a role to play.

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

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

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Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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