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

Tuesday Open Pottery Studio

Tuesday Open Pottery Studio starting September 8th 10am-12pm. Those new to the Paradise pottery studio can participate by signing up for 6 weeks of instruction to learn basic pottery skills and learn the duties and responsibilities within our pottery studio. Upon completion of the class, with a current Paradise membership, you will be able to use the studio during open Paradise hours when room is not being used for a class and attend Tuesdays without fees. All clay fired at Paradise must be bought at Paradise.

Handbuilding for Adults

Handbuilding for Adults Sept. 8. 15, 22. 29. Oct. 6,13 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Member $96/Non-Member $120, clay $47.50 for 25 pounds. Dianne believes this is the best way to be introduced to clay. She will show you how to make just about anything and guide you through the use of glazing. If you can roll a pie crust then you can manage in this class. With each class you will learn how to handle and form pieces from your clay. Decoration can be added with clay or glazes. We work free form as well as using molds to support our clay. Students work on individual pieces (you will not hear Dianne say “tonight we are all make a…”). Decorative or functional, all pieces can be glazed for use with food. Dianne feels that once you can feel how the clay molds, stretches, and dries, then you can better understand the steps of the throwing process (another class). Dianne and Barney both offer throwing classes for your next experience. PCA supplies/shares some tools but we also have inexpensive tools available to purchase. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Throwing on the Wheel

Throwing on the Wheel
September 12,  19,  26 , October 3,  10,  24, November 7,  14,  21, Last bisque firing: December 5, Last glaze firing: December 12 (Saturdays) 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Member $144, Non-Member $180. 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

Intro to Yoga

Intro to Yoga
Sundays, September 13 - November 1, 7:00 - 8:15 pm. Our Finance Assistant, Jennifer, just finished a Level 1 yoga teacher training and needs to practice teach! Join Jennifer for an introduction to yoga class, learning the basics of yoga and how to incorporate it into your life. No experience, balance or flexibility required. There is no cost for this class, however registration each week is required due to space limitations and physical distancing requirements. You may register for whatever weeks works for your schedule at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4EACA72DA2F58-intro. Donations to the Paradise are encouraged but not required. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in.
What to bring:
• Yoga mat
• A second yoga mat or beach towel for physical distancing setup
• Any props you may want to use (ie block, strap, blanket)
• Water bottle

Painting Landscapes with Kate: Online Class

Painting Landscapes with Kate: Online Class for grades 1-6. Saturdays September 26th-October 24th (no class for MEA on Oct 17th) from 2-3pm. Member $32/Non-Member $40. Start with color and color blending to paint a simple sunset. Create a monochromatic landscape. Be inspired by Monet and learn about impressionism. Examine the differences between cityscapes and dessertscapes by O'Keeffe. Study perspective which you can incorporate in your landscape masterpiece. Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Paint a Portrait of your Pet 2.0 with artist Julie Fakler

Paint a Portrait of your Pet 2.0 with artist Julie Fakler September 29 & 30 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 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

Intro to Knitting

Intro to Knitting
Thursday, October 8, 7 - 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 16 & up. Instructor: Jennifer Kluzak

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) October 14 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

Prairie & Farmland Art Workshop

Prairie & Farmland Art Workshop

Saturday, October 17 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Tuition $30. The class is limited to eight students (ages seven and up welcome) and reservations are required - so act fast!

Join Mary Welke for a fun, Covid-19 compliant, intergenerational beginner collage and mixed media workshop to create your own unique work of art on the topic of prairie, farmland, and the renewal of the soil. Mary will provide all of the supplies - you just bring yourself and go home with your own finished masterpiece!

Email mary.welke@gmail.com or call 612-251-5585 for any questions about the class.

Mary Welke is a fiscal year 2020 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Pablo Picasso painting birthday party Online Class

Pablo Picasso painting birthday party Online Class for grades 1-6.  Sunday October 25th 2-4pm. Member $16/Non-Member $20. Happy Birthday Pablo! Celebrate the famous cubist painter by learning about his style of art. We'll create our very own masterpieces inspired by Picasso! Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Halloween scene painting Online Class

Halloween scene painting Online Class for grades 1-6. Saturday October 31st 2-4pm. Member $16/Non-Member $20. Trick or treat! Create a fall scene featuring you in your Halloween costume. We'll add some spooky decorations to complete the scene. A fantastic masterpiece to bring out every Halloween!.Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

 

Throwing on the Wheel

Throwing on the Wheel Oct. 27, Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Member $96/Non-Member $120. Must be ready to get dirty! Dianne will guide you through the various steps needed to perfect your skills by giving demonstrations of the process. Repetition and patience are necessary. Throwing is a calming yet frustrating experience that we go through together. Your first experiences may yield smaller pieces but we are working to develop a firm foundation in the skills so that your skills will grow through practice. All levels are welcome in this class. Students are encouraged to work in the studio outside of the regular class hours to further their skills - on the wheel, repeated practice definitely advances your technique. Pieces will be glazed. Clay must be purchased at PCA by the student. Cost is $2 per pound or 25# for $47.50. Tools will be supplied but PCA will have tools for sale for those who wish to have their own set of tools. Instructor: Dianne Lockerby

Serti Batik Class (Adults)

Serti Batik Class (Adults)
November 4 & 5 1:30 pm-4:30pm,Member $120 /Non-Member $136, 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. Students will choose frames on the first day of class, stretch and secure the fabric to the frames and learn how to use the tjanting tool using 1 layer of color. Second-day class you will continue to use the tjanting tool and will do 3 more layers of color. Instructor: Suzanne Klumb

Painting Portraits with Kate: Online Class

Painting Portraits with KateOnline Class for grades 1-6. Saturdays November 7th- December 5th (no class Thanksgiving weekend Nov 28th) from 2-3pm. Member $32/Non-Member $40. What can we learn from a portrait? Learn to properly proportion a face, color theory and what colors you will use in your painting. Use a cubist perspective to consider facial parts from different angles as you study Picasso's work. Study symbolism in portraits through Frida Kahlo. Think about places, experiences, feelings and things that you would like to express in your painting, then create a self portrait with symbolism from your own life. Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Beginning Hand Quilting

Beginning Hand Quilting November 11 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.

Claude Monet's painting birthday party Online Class

Claude Monet's painting birthday party Online Class for grades 1-6. Saturday November 14th 3-5pm. Member $16/Non-Member $20. Happy Birthday Claude! Celebrate this famous painter by learning about impressionism. We'll create our very own waterlily pond masterpieces inspired by Monet!. Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Georgia O'Keeffe's painting birthday party Online Class

Georgia O'Keeffe's painting birthday party Online Class for grades 1-6.  Sunday November 15th 2-4pm. Member $16/Non-Member $20. Happy Birthday Georgia! Celebrate this famous painter by exploring the nature that inspired her art. We'll create our very own masterpieces in the style of O'Keeffe! Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Thanksgiving painting Online Class

Thanksgiving painting Online Class for grades 1-6. Saturday November 28th 2-4pm. Member $16/Non-Member $20. There is so much to be thankful for. Paint a turkey family like your own or a group of turkey friends to celebrate the holiday. Create a scene that shows them doing something that your own family or friends like to do together. Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

Introduction to Learning How to SEW Including Mending

Introduction to Learning How to SEW Including Mending

Saturday December 12th choose one of two sessions 12:00pm-2:00pm or 2:30pm-4:30pm. Tuition $15 Member/ $20 Non-Member.

Whether you are thinking about sewing your own clothes, or fixing a pair of jeans, or mending a sweater, or just want to make a mask or two or sew home décor. Register for the Introduction to Sewing class and learn some very basics about sewing.

You will learn how and be able to mend or make a simple repair on a piece of clothing you bring and/or make a mask. You will also learn about making your own clothes and sign up for future classes.

There is no gender or age requirement for this class. Students should be big enough to reach a foot pedal to run a sewing machine.

Sewing machines will be provided or you can bring your own machine, necessary notions and equipment for the class will also be provided. Kits for mask making will also be available.

Class size is limited to four students to maintain 6 feet separation and masks will be worn.

$10 supply fee for sewing and mending kit to take home that will include small scissors, needles and thread, pins and tape measure.

Instructor: Judy Saye-Willis

Winter landscape painting Online Class

Winter landscape painting Online Class for grades 1-6. Saturday December 12th 2-4pm. Member $16/Non-Member $20. Happy holidays! Create a snowy winter landscape complete with the holiday decorations of your choice. Supply fee: " Art Kit" will need to be purchased from the Paradise for this class. The Art Kit will have enough supplies for two of Kate’s painting classes. $20 per kit includes paint, brushes, paper, and canvases. Instructor: Kate Langlais

 

Theater Classes

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, & 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

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

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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