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January 2020

Intergenerational: Imagination + Kids + Camera = FUN! Beginning Photography Age 10+ – 2 half-day classes

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January 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on February 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

$65 Sold out

A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them.    Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays:  January 25th & February 1st, from 9:00am – 11:30am each Saturday. Bonus:  At the end of class, each student will own their own digital camera!…

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February 2020

Norwegian Rosemaling: Weekend Class!

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

$75 8 tickets left

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian.  Join us to learn and practice the techniques and designs of this beautiful traditional craft.  Pam Anderson is one of the most entertaining instructors we have come across!  You will have a great time learning! This class will be over the weekend of February 8 & 9. Saturday Feb 8, 1pm-4pm Sunday Feb 9, 1pm-4pm  Each student will go home after this weekend with a round wooden plaque with their rosemaling design on it,…

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Cut Paper Art: Introduction to Papercutting

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35 8 tickets left

A simple piece of paper + 1 sharp knife = Art! In this class, you will learn the basic techniques for turning a piece of paper into a cut-paper design using only an x-acto knife and a cutting mat. Students will learn the basics of papercutting, an age-old art form found in many cultures around the world.  In this class we will cover the concepts of positive and negative space and how to arrange the elements of a design so…

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Intro to Boro Fabrics

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 12 tickets left

Boro –a Japanese word meaning “broken:  an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered, and repaired using various darning techniques. Boro cloth lends itself to several trending movements such as sustainability (upcycle, recycle, circular design); visible mending (sashiko stitching, slow stitching) and mindfulness, as people have become interested in more sustainable fashion and clothing.  Learn the History of Boro, the difference between sashiko and running stitch, embroidery floss and sashiko thread, fabric collage…

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March 2020

Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 5 tickets left

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving and felting fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting is older than spinning…

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Intergenerational: Imagination + Kids + Camera = FUN! Beginning Photography Age 10+ – 2 half-day classes

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on March 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

$65 11 tickets left

A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them.    Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays:  March 21st & March 28th, from 9:00am – 11:30am each Saturday. Bonus:  At the end of class, each student will own their own digital camera!…

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April 2020

Beginning Crop Art

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$60 8 tickets left

Is Crop Art the first exhibit you race to at the Minnesota State Fair every year?  This is the class for you!  Typically incorporating a variety of seeds, grains and other natural materials, crop art has been described as the ‘collision of art and agriculture’.  Is crop art ‘kitsch’ or ‘art’ or somewhere in between?  You decide, as you join the fun and create your own design.  Did you know the Minnesota State Fair is the only state fair with…

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Abstract Alcohol Inks on Canvas

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 11 tickets left

Alcohol inks are a vibrant, dye-based medium that work best on non-porous surfaces such as glass, Yupo paper, metal, and more! However, did you know that you can also apply alcohol inks to canvas? You can, and they look wonderful! This intriguing medium has recently gained popularity over the last few years. You may have heard about alcohol ink, but what actually is it!? Alcohol inks are fast-drying, highly pigmented, alcohol-based inks that are great to use on any hard,…

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Hex/Barn/Quilt Signs

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 8 tickets left

Beautify your property and neighborhood!  Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family.  Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found primarily in southern Pennsylvania, a region settled by farmers from the Rhineland area of Germany. Create a unique handmade gift…

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Intergenerational: Imagination + Kids + Camera = FUN! Beginning Photography Age 10+ – 2 half-day classes

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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One event on May 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

$65 12 tickets left

A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them.    Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays:  April 25th & May 2nd, from 9:00am – 11:30am each Saturday. Bonus:  At the end of class, each student will own their own digital camera!…

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May 2020

Anyone Can Draw! Beginning Travel Sketching

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

$40 – $65 10 tickets left

Learn to draw and get more out of traveling!  ‘Moment sketching’ is capturing the moment, expressing how you feel about what you are observing and sketching.  It’s the perfect approach for traveling, as it will help you become more observant and expand your traveling experience. A wise man once said the only way to learn how to sketch, is to sketch!  Want to learn?  This class will introduce drawing and design concepts (line, shape, value, perspective, shade, shadow, composition) in…

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June 2020

Block Printing on Fabric

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$80 8 tickets left

One of the oldest forms of art, block printing is both historical and accessible, as it involves simply carving an image on  linoleum blocks and using permanent fabric inks to print the designs on fabric. Join Karen Rognsvoog, experienced folk school teacher, for an introduction to block printing on fabric.  Learn how to carve your own design on to a linoleum block and then transfer (print) this design on natural fiber fabrics (cotton, linen and silk) to create napkins, table…

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July 2020

Beginning Crop Art

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$60 8 tickets left

Is Crop Art the first exhibit you race to at the Minnesota State Fair every year?  This is the class for you!  Typically incorporating a variety of seeds, grains and other natural materials, crop art has been described as the ‘collision of art and agriculture’.  Is crop art ‘kitsch’ or ‘art’ or somewhere in between?  You decide, as you join the fun and create your own design.  Did you know the Minnesota State Fair is the only state fair with…

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