Paradise Center for the Arts Classes

2020 Class Schedule

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

Throwing on the Wheel with Barney Smith

Throwing on the Wheel Students can sign up for either session 1 or session 2, or both sessions. Session 1: Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 (Saturdays) 11:00am to 1:00pm. Session 2: March 20, 27, April 10, 17, 24, May 1(Saturdays) 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, $47.50 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 

Drawing Portraits - Virtual Class

Drawing Portraits (virtual class)
Tuesdays in February from 3:30-4:30 grades 1-6
Wednesdays in February from 3:30pm-4:30pm, for students in grades 7-12 and adults
Same class will be offered -
Tuesdays in April from 3:30pm-4:30pm, for students in grades 1-6
Wednesdays in April from 3:30pm-4:30pm, for students in grades 7-12 and adults.

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.

Painting Minnesota - Virtual Class

Painting Minnesota (Virtual Class)

Thursdays in February 3:30pm-4:30pm, for students in grades 1-6

Same class will be offered - 

Tuesdays in May 3:30pm-4:30pm, for students in grades 1-6

Wednesdays in May 3:30pm-4:30pm, for students in grades 7-12 and adults

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.

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

Painting Landscapes - Virtual Class

Painting Landscapes (Virtual Class)

Saturdays in February 1:00pm-2:00pm, for students in grades 1-6

Saturdays in February 2:30pm-3:30pm, for students in grades 7-12 and adults

Same class will be offered -

Saturdays in April 1:00pm-2:00pm , for students in grades 1-6

Saturdays in April 2:30pm-3:30pm , for students in grades 7-12 and adults

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

Drawing from Life - Virtual Class

Drawing from Life (Virtual Class)
Tuesdays in March (no class March 30th) 3:30pm-4:30pm, for students in grades 1-6.
Wednesdays in March (no class March 17th) 3:30pm-4:30pm, for students in grades 7-12 and adults.
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.

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

Beginning Hand Quilting

Beginning Hand Quilting Ages 14 & up. March 3 4:30pm—7:30pm. Tuition $10 Member / $15 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.

Intro to Knitting

Intro to Knitting March 10, May 5, July 21 6 - 8:30 pm (same class offered 3 different times). Member $10, Non-Member $14, supply fee $10. Learn the basic techniques of knitting. Knit a new favorite scarf for yourself or for a loved one to keep cozy when the snow flies. Or maybe you’d like some new dishcloths to brighten up your kitchen? This class will teach you the basics to help you create beautiful pieces that you will love. No experience necessary. Limit 4 students, ages 16 & up. Instructor: Jennifer Kluzak

Piet Mondrian’s Birthday Party! - Virtual Class

Piet Mondrian’s Birthday Party! (Virtual Class) Sunday March 7th 1:00pm-2:00pm. For all ages. 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. Happy Birthday, Piet! To celebrate, we’ll learn about his incredibly unique style. Use lines and primary colors to create your own version of a Mondrian masterpiece! 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

 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.

Painting Science - Virtual Class

Painting Science (Virtual Class)
Thursdays in March 3:30pm-4:30pm. For students in grades 1-6.
- Same class will be offered –
Thursdays in May 3:30pm-4:30pm. For students in grades 1-6. 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 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

St. Patrick’s Day Painting - Virtual Class

St. Patrick’s Day Painting (Virtual Class) Wednesday, March 17th 3:30pm-4:30pm. For all ages. 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. May the luck of the Irish be with you as we paint a beautiful landscape of the Emerald Isle. Including St. Patrick or a leprechaun is optional but recommended! 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

 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.

Painting Portraits - Virtual Class

Painting Portraits (Virtual Class)
Saturdays in March from 1:00pm-2:00pm, for students in grades 1-6
Saturdays in March from 2:30pm-3:30pm, for students in grades 7-12 and adults
- Same class will be offered -
Saturdays in May from 1:00pm-2:00pm, for students in grades 1-6
Saturdays in May from 2:30pm-3:30pm, for students in grades 7-12 and adults
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.

Study different portrait painting styles and learn how to add color to your portrait masterpieces. It’s recommended but not required to take “Drawing Portraits” first if you’re able to. 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

Vincent Van Gogh’s Birthday Party! - Virtual Class

Vincent Van Gogh’s Birthday Party! (virtual class) Tuesday March 30th 3:30pm-4:30pm. For all ages. 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. Happy Birthday, Vincent! Celebrate by creating your very own version of Starry Night. 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

 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.

Still Life Painting - Virtual Class

Still Life Painting (Virtual Class) Thursdays in April (no class April 15th) 3:30pm-4:30pm. For students in grades 1-6. 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.

In this class, we’ll work on basic and advanced painting techniques. You will 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 paintings. 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

Artist Discussion Group

Artist Discussion Group will meet the second Thursday of the month at 5:30pm starting March 11th. Artists will be meeting once a month to discuss local/upcoming art events/artist opportunities, participate in potential demonstrations/group projects/workshops/field trips, goal setting/motivational topics for artists, and to critique each other’s new work. March 11 the participating artists will create the agenda for 2021. Bring your ideas March 11th, potential for this group is unlimited. Also bring a piece of artwork for a group critique. This is a great way meet local artists and get inspired by them, and their artwork. Free for emerging, and established artists. Facilitated by Judy Saye-Willis and Julie Fakler

Serti Batik Class 1 and Serti Batik Class 2

Serti Batik Class 1 Monday April 12/Tuesday April 13 1:30pm-4:30pm. Class 2 Wednesday April 14/Thursday April 15 1:30pm-4:30pm, same class offered twice. Only 2 students per Class. Member $150/Non-Member $160. Make it and Scan it then Print it! See how many things you can make from 1 art piece you created. Start with creating 2, 12X12 Serti Batiks on silk. Use a Tjanting Tool, Paint on Procion Dyes. Dry and Do 3 color layers, Iron out the wax and then scan 1 chosen design. Suz will process the design into a workable digital file and have it printed into a Fat Quarter by Spoonflower as well as format the design into 6 cards. All supplies are included. Instructor: Suzanne Klumb

Leonardo DaVinci’s Birthday Party! - Virtual Class

Leonardo DaVinci’s Birthday Party! (virtual class) Thursday April 15th 3:30pm-4:30pm. For all ages. 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. Happy Birthday, Leonardo! Learn about the Renaissance and create your own version of the Mona Lisa. See if you can get a family member to pose for you or have a mirror handy to create a self portrait! 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

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.

Joan Miro’s Birthday Party! - Virtual Class

Joan Miro’s Birthday Party! (virtual class) Tuesday April 20th 5:00pm-6:00pm. For all ages. 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. Happy Birthday, Joan! Let’s celebrate by learning about his unique way of using shape and color. Then create your own Miro masterpiece! 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

 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.

T-Shirt Quilt Class

T-Shirt Quilt Class Member $45, Non-Member $55. May 4 and May 18 6pm-8pmHave 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 (click here for t-shirt 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

Ramadan Mubarek: Islamic Art Study - Virtual Class

Ramadan Mubarek: Islamic Art Study (virtual class) Saturday May 8th 10am-11am. For all ages. 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. Celebrate this holy month by looking at pictures of art found in mosques around the world and then we’ll create our own unique designs. We will have a guest speaker talk about the significance of Islamic Art and what it means to them. Supplies you will need for this class: pencils, paper, a ruler, and a good eraser. Colored pencils are optional but highly recommended. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Raku Pottery firing

Raku Pottery firing May 15 (backup date May 16, additional backup date May 22) 8:30am. Member $55/ Non-Member $60, 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 5. The Raku firing will take place at Dianne Lockerby's May 15 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. Children 14 & under will need adult supervision May 15.

Mary Cassatt’s Birthday Party! - Virtual Class

Mary Cassatt’s Birthday Party! (virtual class) Saturday May 22nd 10am-11am. For all ages. 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. Happy Birthday, Mary! Learn about this famous painter’s painting style and create your own masterpiece. Since she is most known for her portraits of mothers and children, have a photograph handy of a mother and child to paint from. 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

 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.

Color Power from Plants and Flowers 

Color Power from Plants and Flowers  May 22, 23 9:30am-4:30pm 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 nature's 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

Theater Classes

Acting Fun for Little Ones Dr. Suess

Acting Fun for Little Ones Dr. Suess
For Ages 4-7, tuition $75. Class Saturdays April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, & May 15 10:00am—11:30am, students should bring a nut-free snack and water bottle to class. Students will need to bring a nut-free bag lunch to class May 15. Performance for family and friends on May 15 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. All COVID 19 safety precautions will be in place. Class size is limited to 8 students. Performance attendees will be limited to 8 people per student.
Instructor: Laura Velishek

Beauty and the Beast Jr. Theatre Camp

Beauty and the Beast Jr.
For ages 8-18, Tuition $85. Class/rehearsals Monday—Friday 8:00am-12:00pm, July 26-30, August 2-6, August 9-13. Performances August 13 at 7:00pm, August 14 2pm *ASL, & 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, July 13 4pm-7pm at the Paradise Center for the Arts everyone has a role to play. Audition Songs for Beauty & the Beast, Jr.

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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