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 Sept. 10-Dec. 31, 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

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 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: director.acsp@gmail.com, 507-931-3630.

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. 24, 2-4 pm. Tiles. Sess. II: Thurs., Dec. 27, 2-4 pm. Tiles. Sess. III: Fri., Dec. 28, 2-4pm. Tea bowls. Sess. IV: Sat., Dec 29, 2-4 pm. Lidded vessels. Take a holiday art break! Make several fun and easy hand-built pieces, ready for pickup within a month of your session. Register for Sess. I through St. Peter Community & Family Education Register for Sess. II, III & IV via PayPal, right here…


December Holiday Clay Days
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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 director.acsp@gmail.com.

MAKE-AND-TAKE FIBER

SCRATCHY SCRUBBIES For all levels, age16+. Instructor: Ronda Redmond. $10 drop-in fee. Thursday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. Learn Ronda’s grandmother’s epic technique for making colorful scrubbies that dress up your kitchen sink and last nearly forever. Make-and-take up to six per person. All tools and materials supplied by the Arts Center. BYO refreshments. No registration required.

PILLOWCASE DRESSES For all levels, age 16+. Instructor: Britta Higginbotham. $10 drop-in fee, per session. Wednesdays 6-8 pm., Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10. Attend some or all. Make-and-take an adorable dress from vintage pillowcases and other thrift shop finds. Includes a crash course in machine and/or hand sewing for those who need it. All tools and materials supplied by the Arts Center; participants may also bring their own items to repurpose. BYO refreshments. No registration required.

FELTED DREADLOCKS For all levels, age16+. Instructor: Ann Rosenquist Fee. $10 drop-in fee. Thursday 6-8 p.m., Oct. 25.  Make-and-take removable, dyeable dreadlock extensions from locally sourced fiber. Includes instruction/demonstration on how to install and remove your fabulous new look. All tools and materials supplied by the Arts Center. Participants may also bring their own alpaca or wool roving. BYO refreshments. No registration required.

PAINTING

WATERCOLOR For all levels. 16+. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Tuesdays 6-8 pm, Sept. 18-Oct. 23 (six class meetings). Instructor: Abby Daleki. $85. Explore techniques of watercolor painting! Topics include which brushes to use for different strokes, types of watercolor paper, watercolor palette vs. paint from tubes, and 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 and materials supplied by the Arts Center. Cleanup is part of class time–dress for mess-making. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

Originally from Onalaska, WI, Abby Daleki attended Minnesota State University, Mankato where she received both her BFA and MA in Studio Arts. She received her MFA from the University of Delaware in 2017. She works primarily with acrylic paint and smaller works with pen on paper. Currently, Abby is an artist based out of Mankato. She creates bright-colored abstract object paintings that are hung on the wall, leaned against the wall, cut out from the frame, suspended from the ceiling, and pinned directly to the wall, in congruent with flashing lights and sounds she creates. Her work comments on male-abstract-painters and nods to female abstract artists like Lynda Benglis, Jessica Stockholder, and Judy Pfaff.

PRINTMAKING

EXPLORATIONS IN PRINTMAKING For intermediate & advanced students age 16+. Instructor: Joel Moline. $97+ materials fee TBD on individual projects. (Min: 2. Max: 4.) Sess. I: Tuesdays, Sept. 25-Nov. 13, 9:30-11:30 am. (8 weeks). Explore linoleum cuts, monotype, drypoint & wood engraving at your own pace with guidance from a master printmaker. Etching press and proof press will be available. At the instructor’s home studio. Not wheelchair-accessible. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

Joel Moline is a longtime printmaker, potter, and wood engraver. He chairs the Arts Center’s gallery committee and weekly drawing group. In 2000, he initiated a print exchange between WEN and Xylon Argentina, resulting in shows of Argentine relief prints at various locations in the United States and Wood Engravers Network en Argentina, Exposición de Grabados’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

WRITING

POETRY: READ, WRITE, REVISE, REPEAT. For all levels, ages 16+. Instructor: Ronda Redmond (Min: 2. Max: 6.) Sess. I: Mondays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 6-9 pm. $120. Maybe you’ve tried your hand at writing poems, or maybe you’ve always wanted to, and wondered where to start. This six-week course will take you through the basic elements of poetry, help you understand how they contribute to a good poem, and then offer you opportunity to practice. We will read A LOT of amazing poets and look at their work from our perspective as writers. We’ll also read Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones and talk about the practice of writing (copies available for check out at the library for the length of the course). And we will write!! You will generate a lot of first draft work. Some of that will make its way through revision and into a workshop. We’ll end with a reading that’s open to the public where you can share your own work or give voice to work you admire. (Reading will take place at the Arts Center, at a date to be determined by the group.) 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.

WRITING ABOUT ART For all levels, age 16+.Instructor: Ronda Redmond. $5-$10 as your budget allows. Ronda 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.

  • Sun., Aug. 5, 3-5 pm, in conjunction with BEYOND BASKETS: A TRANSITION TO SCULPTURAL WEAVING BY PATRICIA BEILKE & PERSONAL MAGIC: DRAWINGS BY DANIELLE WEDEKING
  • Sun., Sept. 16, 3-5 pm, in conjunction withMAN-MADE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEITH BRIDGES & A LENS ON DEATH VALLEY: PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOEL JACKSON
  • Sun., Oct. 7, 3-5 pm in conjunction withMIXED MEDIA BY AMBER RAHE & DRAWINGS BY JEREMY BURGER
  • Sun., Nov. 11, 1-3 p.m. in conjunction with A BOY’S LIFE: POTTERY BY SHAWN BAGLEY & PORTRAITS OF THE ARTIST BY THE ARTS CENTER DRAWING GROUP Nov. 2-24

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.

 

ANJA SCHEIDEL’S MUSIKGARTEN

MUSIKGARTEN’S MUSIC MAKERS AT HOME IN THE WORLD For 4 1/2 – 6-year-olds & their caregivers. Mondays 4:15-5:10 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 3. $50 per 4-week session (+sibling, $40). FAMILY MUSIC FOR TODDLERS For 10-month to 3-year-olds & their caregivers.  Mondays 5:15-5:55 pm, Sept. 10 – Dec. 3. $35 per 4-week session (+sibling, $25). MUSIKGARTEN’S CYCLE OF THE SEASONS For 3 to 5-year-olds & their caregivers. Mondays 6:00-6:45 pm, Sept. 10 – Dec. 3. $45 per 4-week session (+sibling, $30). Instructor: Anja Scheidel. Six class levels are offered in this Kodaly, Orff Schulwerk and Montessori-based curriculum. The first three lay a strong aural & sensory-motor foundation for musicality, and create a foundation for cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. Register through Anja: (507) 995-5497, anjamusikgarten@gmail.com, or on Anja Scheidel’s Musikgarten on Facebook.

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.