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

CLAY 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION For all levels, ages 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, and must take place between Feb. 1-April 30, 2018. Community Ed will provide the Arts Center with your contact information. Then, the Arts Center will connect you with your instructor. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

SOUPER BOWL THROW-A-THONS & TRIM-A-THONS For potters with throwing & trimming experience. Instructor: Juana Arias. Free! Gather with fellow friends of the Clay Studio to help make 400 hand-thrown bowls for our annual “Souper Bowl” pottery sale March 17. We’ll need help wedging, throwing, trimming, floor-mopping & more. Sess. I (Throwing): Friday, Jan. 12, 5-7 pm. Sess. II (Trimming): Saturday, Jan. 13, 2-4 pm. Sess. III (Throwing): Fri., Feb. 9, 5-7 pm. Sess. IV (Trimming): Saturday, Feb. 10, 4-6 pm. Sess: V (Throwing): Fri., Feb. 23, 5-7 pm. Sess. VI (Trimming): Saturday, Feb. 24, 4-6 pm. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

OPEN CLAY STUDIO For all levels. Every second 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 Parties in the Clay Studio include 90-120 minutes of studio time with an instructor who will guide participants through basic throwing techniques, resulting in 1-2 pieces of pottery per participant. A flat fee of $100 covers up to five participants (ages 8+) and all materials. Additional participants, up to a maximum of 8, are $15 each. To inquire: director.acsp@gmail.com, 507-931-3630.

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 director.acsp@gmail.com.

DRAWING

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION For all levels, ages 19+. Instructor: Melody Taylor (Min: 1. Max: 4.) Option I: 3 hours ($90), Option II: 6 hours ($175). Meeting times will be arranged between the student and instructor, and must take place between Feb. 1-April 30, 2018. Community Ed will provide the Arts Center with your contact information. Then, the Arts Center will connect you with Melody to plan meeting times. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

Melody Taylor has been drawing for thirty years. She has been the featured artist at several local galleries and continues to draw for enjoyment as often as she can. She began teaching friends, and after having good results began offering her services as an instructor and has been teaching for almost twenty years. She believes that drawing as an art form is accessible by all people.

MUSIC

FAMILY MUSIC FOR TODDLERS For 1 ½  to 3-year-olds & their caregivers. Instructor: Anja Scheidel. $140 ($40 reg./materials, $100 tuition) (Min: 4. Max: 12). Mondays 4:30-5:10 pm, Jan. 22-April 9 (12 classes). Learn the joy of musical movement while developing musical skills. Adults and children will explore music through singing, focused listening, moving, echoing rhythmic and melodic patterns, and playing simple percussion instruments. Packet includes a family songbook, child’s instrument and companion CD. Register through Anja: (507) 995-5497, anjamusikgarten@gmail.com, or on Anja Scheidel’s Musikgarten on Facebook.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION IN SONGWRITING For all levels, ages 19+. Instructor: Chris Bertrand. (Min: 1. Max: 6.) Option I: 3 hours ($90), Option II: 6 hours ($175). Meeting times will be arranged between the student and instructor, and must take place between Feb. 1-April 30, 2018. Community Ed will provide the Arts Center with your contact information. Then, the Arts Center will connect you with Chris to plan meeting times. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

Chris Bertrand has performed with various local groups and musicians for the past five years, and is in the process of writing his first album. Chris has a BFA in creative writing from MSU Mankato. His songwriting practice focuses on stories, the people who tell them, and the specific words we use in the process.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR PAGEANT & SINGALONG AT PATRICK’S ON THIRD Sat., March 24, 7 pm & 9:30 pm. Open rehearsals at Patrick’s three Wed. nights, times TBD, March 7, 14 & 21. Co-hosted and sponsored by KMSU Radio. Join us for the reprise of this original life-changing all-inclusive musical event, inspired by Protestant church pageantry circa 1979 and classical music’s “singalong Messiah” tradition. Free! No registration required.

WRITING

WRITING WORKSHOP For all levels, ages 19+. Instructor: Ronda Redmond (Min: 2. Max: 6.) Sess. I: Feb. 8, March 8, March 22 (see times & details below). $84. Pair up with an experienced writer for six weeks of one-on-one guidance on the basics of creative writing, critique, and submitting work for publication. Three group meetings at the Arts Center are required: 1) Thurs., Feb. 8, 5-7 pm, all writers and instructor meet as a group to discuss goals and outcomes. Leave with a contract detailing work plans for the mentorship period. 2) Thurs., March 8, 5-7 pm, meet to discuss the assigned book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King, and report on progress-to-date. 3) Thurs., March 22, 5-7 pm, meet to share excerpts of work produced during the mentorship period. One-on-one instruction throughout the six-week period will be conducted by email and in person at the student and mentor’s mutual convenience. 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. $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.

WRITING ABOUT ART For all levels, age 16+. Sun., Feb. 18, 2-3:30 pm, in conjunction withKEREN KREOUL: LANDSCAPES OF THE MIND & HUMERIO MENDEZ D’VAVAL: GEOMETRIC ABSTRACT PAINTINGS. Sun., March 18, 2-3:30 pm in conjunction with NATHALIE DAOUST: KOREAN DREAMS & APRIL MALPHURS: MAKING A SPLASH. Sun., April 15, 2-3:30 p.m. in conjunction with NEW WORK BY DAVID HYDUKE. Instructor: Erin Dorney. $5-$10 as your budget allows. Erin guides participants around the gallery, prompting writing exercises based on specific works of art. A new way to enjoy art and write for fun! No registration required.

In WRITING ABOUT ART, Poet Erin Dorney guides participants through the gallery, prompting writing based on chosen works of art. A fresh way to enjoy exhibitions & write for fun. All levels. No registration required. $5-$10 as your budget allows.

DROP-IN GROUPS

OPEN CLAY STUDIO For all levels. Every second 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. Newcomers are welcome. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult participant.

WRITERS’ CRITIQUE GROUP For all levels, all genres, 16+. Every second Sunday of the month, 3-4:30 pm. Instructor: Ronda Redmond. $5 (drop-in, no registration requried). Newcomers welcome. 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.