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


SKILL-BUILDING FOR KNITTERS 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. Bring your own tools & materials if you wish, but the Arts Center has plenty and will provide everything you need to get started. All levels, 16+. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Mondays, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, 4-6 p.m. Fiber Studio. Instructor: Reese Schlawin. $55. Register below.

INTRO TO WEAVING ON A TABLE LOOM Learn the meditative art of weaving! Looms will be pre-warped (the hard part!), and instruction will focus on simple techniques to produce small finished products (table runners, coasters, wrist cuffs). Bring your own tools & materials if you wish, but the Arts Center has plenty and will provide everything you need to get started. All levels, 16+. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Mondays, Feb. 24, March 2, March 9, March 16, 4-6 p.m. Fiber Studio. Instructor: Caitlin Heyer. $55. Register below.

Fiber Arts
Name and Age of Student


HANDBUILDING WITH CLAYTake a holiday art break! Make fun and easy hand-built pieces. (ready for pickup up to 12 weeks after the session.) For all levels 5+. (Min: 7. Max: 20.) Instructor: Clay Studio staff. $20 per participant per session. Kids 5-15 must be accompanied by a partici- pating, paid adult. Sess. I: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2-4 pm. Tiles. Sess. II: Fri., Dec. 27, 2-4 pm. Tiles. Sess. III: Sat., Dec. 28, 2-4pm. Tea bowls. Sess. IV: Sun., Dec 29, 2-4 pm. Lidded vessels. Register below.

Holiday Clay Days
Participant(s) names & age(s):

CLAY PARTIES Looking for a new way to entertain family, friends, colleagues? Clay parties are geared toward beginners, with a focus on basic techniques & enjoyment of the process. For all levels, 8+. Ages 8-15 must be accompanied by a participating, paid adult. Parties include 1.5-2 hours of studio time with an instructor; materials; ring, glazing, & 1-2 pieces of pottery per participant (we’ll call you when it’s ready, up to 12 weeks following the event. Max. wheel participants: 8. Max. hand-building participants: 20. $30 per participant. To schedule, email

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION Whether you’re seeking a new way to meditate or you’re an accomplished ceramist looking to push your skills to new levels, private instruc- tion guarantees a customized experience that ts your schedule. Session times are arranged between the student & instructor. Community Ed. will provide us with your contact information. Then, we’ll will connect you with your instructor. For all levels, 19+. Sessions must take place between Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2019. Instructor: Clay Studio staff. (Min: 1. Max: 6.) Option I: 4 hours, $120. Option II: 6 hours, $175.To schedule, email

DROP-IN CLAY STUDIO Try your hand at clay, or renew your skills with guidance from friendly, helpful Clay Studio staff. Newcomers welcome. For all levels, 8+ (ages 8-15 must be accompanied by a participating, paid adult). Every second & fourth Sunday of the month, 3-5 pm. Free. No registration required.


THE ARTIST’S WAY For writers, performers, and visual artists seeking to build creative muscle. In this twelve-week session, participants will receive a used copy of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, “an indispensable book for anyone following the spiritual path to higher creativity.” Each class meeting will include discussion,the opportunity to report on goals and progress, and reading/writing assignments for the following week. For creatives at all levels, 16+. Mondays Jan. 27-April 13, two options, 2-3 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Instructor: Ronda Redmond. (Min: 4. Max: 12). $50. Register below.

ALL-NIGHT ART PARTY: A LOCK-IN FOR CREATIVES Celebrate the Arts Center’s full occupancy of our building with an artmaking marathon! Facilitators will be provided in each of five media: drawing, writing, weaving, clay, and music. Each participant will claim a personal artmaking space, and facilitators will keep time and call breaks. BYO refreshments & sleeping bag/pillow if you plan to stay overnight (not necessary; you can call it a night at some point, go home, and rejoin the group for breakfast the next day). For all levels, 21+. Sat. Feb. 15, 6 p.m. – Sun., Feb. 16, 9 a.m.  (Min: 12. Max: 24). $30. Register below.

CREATIVE CROSS-TRAINING Get maximum inspiration from every new exhibition! Poets Ronda Redmond and Derek Liebertz guide participants through the gallery, providing writing prompts guaranteed to get your creativity flowing. Participants need not share what they’ve written, but sharing is always welcome. All levels, 16+. Sundays 1:30-3:00 p.m., Jan. 19, Feb. 2, March 8, April 5, May 3. $10 drop-in fee, no advance registration.

Inspiration for Artists in All Media
Name and Age of Student



WRITING LIKE A READER: A SHORT STORY COURSE. Explore the craft of the short story through  readings, writing exercises, and group workshop critiques of participants’ original stories. For aspiring writers, or active writers seeking the support of a workshop environment. For all levels 16+. (Min: 5, Max: 10.)  Thursdays 6-8 p.m., Feb. 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26. Second Story Writing Studio. $60. Instructor: Holly Dodge. Register below.

MONTHLY CRITIQUE GROUP FOR WRITERS For all levels, all genres, 16+. Every second Sunday of the month, 3-5 pm. Instructors: Ronda Redmond & Kevin Langdon $10 drop-in fee. NOTE: Newcomers are encouraged to discuss with the instructor whether they can commit to regular attendance and exchanging work in advance. Regular participation with advance reading and critique provides the greatest benefit. No registration required.

Writing Like A Reader
Name and Age of Student




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.