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

Handbuilding class for all ages

Handbuilding class for all ages (although kids 4-7 will require an adult helper). Monday- Thursday, July 6-9 from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, 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. Class is limited to 6 people in the pottery studio. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Throwing on the Wheel

Throwing on the Wheel Students must be between ages 10 and 100 for this class. All levels welcome. Monday- Thursday, July 6-9, from 11:15 AM- 12:45 PM, Glaze day July 14 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

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

Intro to Knitting

Intro to Knitting Thursday, July 16, 7:00pm - 8:30 pm. Member $8, Non-Member $12., 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 what you need to know to help you create beautiful pieces that you will love. No experience necessary. Limit 8 students, ages 12 & up. Instructor: Jennifer Kluzak

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

 

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 - Online Class

Drawing a Portrait - Online Class August 15th 9-11am $16 member / $20 non-member. Supplies needed: Pencil(s) or charcoal, and paper. 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 - Online Class

Drawing a Portrait Online Class August 15th 2:30-4:30pm $16 member / $20 non-member. Supplies needed: Pencil(s) or charcoal, and paper. 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 - Online Class

Painting a Portrait Online Class August 22nd 9-11am $16 member / $20 non-member. Supply fee $15. Supply kit will need to be picked up at the Paradise Center for the Arts. 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 - Online Class

Painting a Portrait Online Class August 22nd 2:30-4:30pm $16 member / $20 non-member. Supply fee $15. Supply kit will need to be picked up at the Paradise Center for the Arts . 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. Class will be held at Central Park in the band shell. Bring a nut free snack to class and a water bottle. Performance for family and friends August 14th at 10:30am. Maximum of 8 students in this class.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/rehearsals Monday—Friday 3:45pm - 6:15pm October 26-30, Nov. 2-6, Nov. 9-13, Nov. 16-20. Tech week rehearsals will be November 18, 19 3:45pm - 7:00pm, November 20 3:45pm - 9:00pm ( BYO bag lunch for dinner break). Performances November 21 4pm and 7 pm, November 22 at 2pm.
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, October 12 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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