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

HOLIDAY CLAY DAYS 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 participating, 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. Take a holiday art break! Make fun and easy hand-built pieces. (ready for pickup up to 12 weeks after the session.) Register by calling Community Ed at 507-934-3048 x1 during business hours, M-Th 8-4, F 8-12. Or! Register through the Arts Center by using PayPal, below:


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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 learn more & schedule, contact 507-931- 3630 or director.acsp@gmail.com.

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. Register by calling Community Ed at 507-934-3048 x1 during business hours, M-Th 8-4, F 8-12.

DROP-IN CLAY STUDIO Try your hand at clay, or re ne 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.

Clay Studio instructors are experienced in mentoring learners of various ability lev- els. We welcome opportunities to talk in advance about how to customize instruction to meet special needs. Contact: director.acsp@gmail.com.

FIBER

WOVEN FABRIC No experience required! Come learn basic skills to make beautiful woven fabric. All materials provided. For all levels, 16+. (Min: 3. Max: 6.) Sess. I: Fri- day, Sept. 13, 6-8 pm & Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 am-12 pm., $30. Sess. II: Fridays, Oct. 11 & 18, 6-8 pm, $30. Sess. III: Friday, Nov. 8, 6-8 pm & Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 am-12 pm, $30. Instructor: Caitlin Heyer. Register by calling Community Ed at 507-934-3048 x1 during business hours, M-Th 8-4, F 8-12.

INSPIRATION FOR ARTISTS IN ALL MEDIA

BIRD-BY-BIRD READING & WRITING WORKSHOP Whether or not you consider yourself a writer, Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing And Life will jar you out of a rut, encourage you to keep going, and freshen up your creative pursuits. You’ll receive a (used) copy of the book at the first class meeting, and discuss creative goals and obstacles. The second and final class meeting will include discussion and writing from prompts provided by the instructor. For writers at all levels, 16+. Friday Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m., Friday Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. Instructor: Ronda Redmond. (Min: 3. Max: 9). $30. Register by calling Community Ed at 507-934-3048 x1 during business hours, M-Th 8-4, F 8-12.

CREATIVE CROSS-TRAINING For writers, performers, and visual artists seeking to build creative muscle. In this single session, participants will be guided through writing and thinking exercises with prompts provided by the instructor. For creatives at all levels, 16+. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m. Instructor: Ronda Redmond. (Min: 4. Max: 12). $10 drop-in fee. 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 via PayPal:


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PRINTMAKING

EXPLORATIONS IN PRINTMAKING For intermediate & advanced students age 16+. Instructor: Joel Moline. $85+ materials fee TBD on individual projects. (Min: 2. Max: 4.) Sess. I: Tuesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22, 9:30-11:30 am. (6 weeks). Explore linoleum cuts, monotype, drypoint & wood engraving at your own pace with guid- ance from a master printmaker. Etching press and proof press will be available. At the instructor’s home studio. Not wheelchair-accessible. Register by calling Community Ed at 507-934-3048 x1 during business hours, M-Th 8-4, F 8-12.

WRITING

CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP This class is for anyone writing creative nonfiction who wants guidance on language, characterization, theme, and organization. Class time will include opportunities to share work and receive feedback. We’ll look at examples of successful creative nonfiction, and apply those principles to our own work. Class time includes writing exercises and for workshopping longer pieces of work. For writers at all levels, 16+. Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17-Oct. 22 (six sessions). Instructor: Rachael Hanel. (Min: 3. Max: 9). $85. Register by calling Community Ed at 507-934-3048 x1 during business hours, M-Th 8-4, F 8-12.

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.

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. 

 


 

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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 director.acsp@gmail.com, call 507-931-3630, or speak with an Arts Center staff member or volunteer.