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

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

Intro to Knitting

Intro to Knitting May 12, 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

Painting Landscapes - Virtual Class

Painting Landscapes (Virtual Class)

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

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

Painting Science - Virtual Class

Painting Science (Virtual Class)
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

Painting Minnesota - Virtual Class

Painting Minnesota (Virtual Class)

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 Portraits - Virtual Class

Painting Portraits (Virtual Class)
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

Acrylic Paint Journal Series -Landscape Elements

Acrylic Paint Journal Series -Landscape Elements
Thursdays in May 6:30-8:00 for students in grades 7-12 and adults. Same class will be offered Tuesdays in June (starting June 8) . Member $48 / Non-Member $60. Each Thursday add a new chapter to your very own painting journal as you develop an understanding of outdoor elements and explore your own style of painting-gaining confidence each day.
   The first day, we will study skies day and evening: various colors and various clouds.
   The second day, we will study Water: still, running, falls, waves, mist and rain.
   The third day, we will study different types of deciduous trees and rock formations: their shapes both in distance and close up.
   The fourth day, we will study different types of coniferous & palm trees: their shapes both in distance and close up. And close out with a painting on a canvas.
    Painting Journal kits will need to be purchased from the Paradise which includes pencil, paint, 12 painting journal paper, and 2 canvases. Brushes will be supplied or bring your own. Each kit is $30.
    Instructor: Kim Ann

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

Graduation Prep Work Session

Graduation Prep Work Session May 8 9am-12pm. Member $8/Non-Member $10. Do you have a senior this year and need to prepare for Grad Party displays, or maybe you just want to get a jump on next year? Well, you are in luck! We are offering 3 uninterrupted hours of work time to help you get ready! Work in a room filled with other parents, lots of inspiration, and a place to spread out!Instructor Amber Holven, a long time scrapbooker and paper crafter, will be there to help bounce ideas off and present lots of samples to help with your ideas! Samples ranging from display boards and banners to table favors and decorations will be available to help you decide what will work for you! Bring your piles of pictures and unfinished scrapbooks and spend some time getting it ready! You will also leave with a goodie bag of favors to use for your student! When you register for the work session be sure to include the high school your student is graduating from to help make the favors color specific for you!

Wine and Wheel

Wine and Wheel

May 10, 17, 24 June 21, 28 July 19, 26 Aug 16, 23, 30 5:00pm – 8pm (pick your date). Member $48, Non-member $54, (tuition includes 3 hours of instruction, 6 lb. clay, and 2 beverages). Always thought throwing would be fun? Did you love doing pottery in school? Or maybe just looking for a fun night out with friends? This is the class for YOU!  Come spend a night playing on the pottery wheel.  In this class you will get an introduction to making a pot on the pottery wheel.  If you make something you would love to take home, pick one of our beautiful glazes and we will finish, glaze, fire and return your piece to you a one-of-a-kind ceramics memento. Included in the class price is up to 6 lbs. of clay and two complimentary beverages (beer/wine).  Sign up as a group (up to 6 people) or individually.  Do Mondays not work for you?  Inquire about booking a private event.

Instructor: Luci Haas

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.

Throwing on the Wheel: Session 1 and Session 2

Throwing on the Wheel Students can sign up for either session 1 or session 2, or both sessions. Saturdays, Session 1: May 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 26 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Saturdays, Session 2: July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21 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, $51.50 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

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.

Dianne Lockerby Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding Clay Classes

Dianne Lockerby Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding Clay Classes Member $52, Non-Member $65. Supply fee: $12 for handbuilding, $20 for Wheel Throwing. This summer Dianne will be offering classes in clay, for family groups or individuals, with a 6 person maximum class capacity. COVID distancing and practices will be followed. Classes are 1 1/2 hour long and meet 4 days. In handbuilding classes, students ages 4-7, require an adult helper with the child. Older participants can be on their own. Participants in the wheel class must be at least 10 years of age. Adults and kids are welcome in all classes. (A parent can assist more than 1 child in a class). Classes will be held the week of June 14 Monday to Thursday June 17. Times slots offered are: Wheel Throwing 9am-10:30am, Handbuilding FULL 10:45am-12:15pm, Wheel Throwing 1pm-2:30pm and Handbuilding 2:45pm- 4:15pm. When there are 6 students/parents registered in the class, the class will be considered full. HOWEVER, a family unit could reserve the class for a total of 8 people in a class. It will take 2 people registered for a class to be held. Participants can be new to clay or have some experience. Dianne works hard to help everyone complete a project from their imagination - plates, cups, fantasy creatures...come with ideas/pictures. Color will be added using underglazes and then glazed. All pieces made will be food-safe. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Painting Landscapes (virtual class)

Painting Landscapes (virtual class) June 14-17 Mon.-Thurs.10:30am-11:30am, all ages. 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

Fiber Art Rainbows

Fiber Art Rainbows Ages 13 and up. June 15 1-3 pm - same class offered on - July 30 1pm-3pm. Member $16, Non-Member $20. Supply fee $5. Create a fiber art rainbow (or other shape) using macrame rope and a variety of yarn. Finished rainbows can become keychains, necklaces, or even wall hangings!

Fantastic Felting Fun

Fantastic Felting Fun Ages 13 and up. June 17 1-3pm - same class offered on - August 13 1-3pm. Member $16, Non-Member $20. Supply fee $5. Design your own felted flag and other pieces using colorful wool roving and felting techniques. Students will also learn how to patch up holes in clothes and create wool “paintings”! Instructor: Christina Angell

Color Power from Plants and Flowers

Color Power from Plants and Flowers June 19  9:30am-3:30pm   (1/2 hour for lunch, bring a lunch with you) Member $48, Non-Member $60, 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

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) June 22 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. 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

Handmade Poetry Books

Handmade Poetry Books Ages 13 and up. June 29th, June 30th, July 1st 1-2pm each day. Member $24, Non-Member $30. Supply fee $5. Create a small handmade book out of a variety of materials. Students will learn about paper folding, cover design, and book binding techniques. Then, we will head outside looking for inspiration from nature to write poems in our finished books!  Instructor: Christina Angell

Drawing and Painting Portraits (virtual class)

Drawing and Painting Portraits (virtual class) July 12-15 Mon.-Thurs.10:30am-11:30am, 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.

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 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

Recycled Sweater Mitten Class

Recycled Sweater Mitten Class July 15 1-4pm, Member $24/ Non-Member $30. Ages 16 & up. Learn how to make a pair of Mittens from a sweater. Audrey will show you step by step how to turn a sweater in to a pair a mittens for this winter. Audrey will supply the pattern and sweaters, you’ll need to bring to class: stick pins, needle, thread, scissors, ruler, and fleece for lining (folded/doubled 24″). Instructor: Audrey Sand

Flower Power Towels

Flower Power Towels Ages 13 and up. July 16th 12-1pm - same class offered on - July 31st 12-1pm. Member $8, Non-Member $10. Supply fee $5. 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. A variety of flowers will be provided but feel free to bring some of your own! Instructor: Christina Angell

Marigold Magic, making dyes, inks, and paints

Marigold Magic, making dyes, inks, and paints July 17 9:00am to 3:00pm (half an hour for lunch). Member $44, Non-Member $55.  Supply fee $22. Marigold flowers are deadheaded and simmered in water to extract the yellow-orange color. It is strained and divided into three parts for dying cloth, making ink and making a paint for watercolor. Please wear a mask to class. Bring gloves to class, and wear old clothes. Instructor: Judy Saye-Willis

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. July 20 and 21 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

 Glaze Surfaces 101

 Glaze Surfaces 101

July 24 (Class 1), July 31 (Class 2) 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM.  Sign up for one or both sessions. One session: Member $24, Non-member $30.  Supply Fee: $15.00  Both sessions: Member $43, Non-member $55. Supply fee $ 20.00. When working in clay forming your piece is only half the battle, glazing has the power to make or break your work.  In this class we will break down the basics of glaze testing and applications, including but not limited to dipping, brushing, trailing, layering, stamping, and wax resists.  Each class will cover specific topics (detailed below) Take the one relevant to your glazing goals or take both and save! Bring bisqueware if you have it otherwise premade tiles will be provided and reference ideas/ pictures are always a plus. Previous clay experience is recommended for this class.

Class 1 July 24: Types of glazes, using underglaze/ stains, applying glaze (dipping, brushing, trailing)

Class 2 July 31: Layering glazes, wax resists, stamping, and transfers.

Instructor: Luci Haas

Painting Science (virtual class)

Painting Science (virtual class) August 2-5 Mon.-Thurs.10:30am-11:30am, 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

The Amazing Living Color That Surrounds Us

The Amazing Living Color That Surrounds Us August 7 9:30am-4:00pm (1/2 hour for lunch, bring a lunch with you). Member $48/ Non-Member $60. 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

Drawing and Painting Portraits (virtual class)

Drawing and Painting Portraits (virtual class) August 9-12 Mon.-Thurs.10:30am-11:30am, grades 7-adult. 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 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

Hand Quilted Potholders

Hand Quilted Potholders Ages 13 and up. August 10th, 11th, 12th 1-3pm each day. Member $48, Non-Member $60. Supply fee $5. Learn how to hand-sew a potholder inspired by classic quilt block designs. Pick from a variety of cotton fabric or bring your own! Some sewing experience preferred. Instructor: Christina Angell

Painting Minnesota (virtual class)

Painting Minnesota (virtual class) August 16-19 Mon.-Thurs.10:30am-11:30am, all ages. 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

LOVE MY CRYSTALS

LOVE MY CRYSTALS Tuesday, August 17th 7pm - 9pm. $16 Member, $20 for a Non-member, supply fee $12 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

Beginning Hand Quilting 

Beginning Hand Quilting Ages 14 & up. August 18 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

Needle Felted Elf Shoes/Needle Felted Acorns

Needle Felted Elf Shoes/Needle Felted Acorns August 28 9am-12pm. Ages 12 and up. Member $24, Non-Member $30. Supply Fee $8. Learn a basic needle felting skill by needle felting pretty little acorns using a combination of wool fibers and nature’s acorn caps. Then, using a different technique, create an adorable little pair of 4”x2.5” wool elf shoes, decorating them with a variety of embellishments.  Both acorns and elf shoes make cute Christmas ornaments or package/gift adornments. Instructor: Char Johnson

Theater Classes

Acting Fun for Little Ones Dr. Seuss

Acting Fun for Little Ones Dr. Seuss
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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Thursday & Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
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