Make art! Take a class, host a party, do a drop-in group.


PRIVATE INSTRUCTION For all levels, 19+. Instructor: Clay Studio staff. (Min: 1. Max: 6.) Option I: 4 hours ($120), Option II: 6 hours ($175). Meeting times will be arranged between the student and instructor & must take place between Jan. 10-May 31, 2019. Comm. Ed will provide us with your contact information. Then, we’ll will connect you with your instructor. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

OPEN CLAY STUDIO For all levels. Every second & fourth Sunday of the month, 3-5 pm. Free! No registration required. Newcomers welcome. Try your hand at clay, or refine your skills with guidance from friendly, helpful Clay Studio staff. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult participant. No registration required.

CLAY PARTIES Clay Parties include 90-120 minutes of studio time with a Clay Center instructor; materials; firing, glazing, and 1-2 pieces of pottery per participant. $30 per participant. Maximum wheel participants: 8. Maximum hand-building participants: 20. Minimum age: 8. Ages 8-15 must be accompanied by a participating, paid adult.  Completed work will be ready for pickup by the host or assigned representative ASAP following the event (may be up to a month). Renter assumes the risk for any breakage by guests. To inquire:, 507-931-3630.

 Our Clay Studio instructors are experienced at setting goals with and mentoring learners of various ability levels, including those with disabilities. We welcome opportunities to talk in advance about how to customize instruction to meet special needs. Contact the Arts Center at


KNITTING Never knit? Come learn! Got an unfinished project in the works? Bring it & we’ll help you make headway & learn new skills in the process. For all levels, 16+. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Saturdays, May 4-Aug. 31, 10 am-12 pm. Instructor: Juana Arias. Option I: Advance registration for $55 allows unlimited attendance all summer. Option II: Single-session drop-in fee of $10, payable at each session. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education


REPURPOSED JUNK SCULPTURE FOR KIDS Spend a day with local sculptor Eva, learning how to make legitimate art out of junk! Dress for an outdoor experience. Bring a sack lunch. Ages 7-12. Monday, Aug. 19, 10 am-2 pm. Instructor: Eva Hendrickson. $20. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education


BEGINNING WATERCOLOR Learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting. Topics include which brushes to use for different strokes, types of watercolor paper, watercolor palette vs. paint from tubes, & the types of additives one can use to create different textures and patterns. You’ll learn the basics for creating a landscape, figurative, portrait, or abstract watercolor painting. All tools & materials will be supplied by the Arts Center. Cleanup is part of class, so dress for mess-making. For all levels. 16+. Tuesdays 6-8 p.m., June 4-July 9 (6 class meetings). Instructor: Amber Rahe. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) $85. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education


DROP-IN CRITIQUE GROUP For all levels, all genres, 16+. Every second Sunday of the month, 3-4:30 pm. Instructor: Ronda Redmond & fellow local writers. $5 (drop-in, no registration requried). Newcomers welcome. No registration required.

Ronda Redmond earned her MFA in poetry from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 1999. She has published poetry, non-fiction, and young adult fiction. She lives in St. Peter and works out of her home. She is active in the local arts community and connects to issues related to local food, environmentalism, and sustainability.

Some general info about classes at the Arts Center: Need-based scholarships are available to Saint Peter-area youth. Inquire about The Thalia & Larry Taylor Arts Scholarship with Tami Skinner at 507-934-3048. Child care is not provided before or after class, so please arrange to have your child dropped off and picked up within 10 minutes of class time. Arts Center members receive a 10% discount on class registration. Contact the Arts Center to receive your refund. 





These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Community Arts Education Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.






Need the info in another format? Upon request, Arts Center information may be made available in alternative format such as large print or audio. To request an alternative format, contact the director at, call 507-931-3630, or speak with an Arts Center staff member or volunteer.