Make art! Throw a party, host a retreat or take a class. 

ART ADVENTURE WEEK 

ART ADVENTURE WEEK FOR KIDS For all ages 7-12. (Min: 7. Max: 10) Instructor: Eva Hendrickson. $72. Sess. I: Mon. 6/5-Thurs. 6/8, 9 am-2 pm. Kick off summer with a four-day arts adventure! North Intermediate art teacher Eva Hendrickson will lead new activities every day, at the Arts Center and around town, indoors and out — collage, painting, papier-mâché and more. Fun and mess-making guaranteed. Students should wear comfy walking shoes and bring a sack lunch. Drop-off time: No sooner than 8:50 am. Pickup time: 2 pm. Arts Center staff cannot provide before- or after-class child care. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education.

CLAY 

KIDS’ CLAY For beginners ages 8-12. Instructor: Michael Cimino. $57. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Saturdays 10 am-12 pm, June 3, 10, 17. Sess. II: Saturdays 10 am-12 pm, July 15, 22, 29. Sess. III: Saturdays 10 am-12 pm, Aug. 12, 19, 26. Come play with clay! Learn the basic fundamentals of the artistic possibilities of clay, as well as bringing home multiple art works. (Work is fired, glazed, and ready to pick up approx. one month after completion of class. Arts Center staff will contact you when your pieces are ready.) Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education.

TEEN CLAY For beginning & intermediate students ages 12-15. (Min: 4. Max: 8) Instructor: Michael Cimino. $74. Sess. I: Saturdays 2-4 pm, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8. Sess. II: Saturdays 2-4 pm, July 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 26. Expand and develop your techniques both on the pottery wheel and through clay sculpture. Students will create multiple works. (Work is fired, glazed, and ready to pick up approx. one month after completion of class. Arts Center staff will contact you when your pieces are ready.) Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education.

BEGINNING POTTERYFor beginners & intermediate students ages 16+. Instructor: Michael Cimino. $73. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Thursdays 6-8 pm, June 1, 8, 15, 22, July 6. Sess. II: Thursdays 6-8 pm, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, Sept. 7. Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge to create your own original pottery! Students will create multiple works. (Work is fired, glazed, and ready to pick up approx. one month after completion of class. Arts Center staff will contact you when your pieces are ready.) Students have access to the Clay Studio during gallery hours for the duration of the class. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

THROWING LARGE POTTERY WORKSHOP. For students 16+ with prior throwing experince. Instructor: Michael Cimino. $52. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Tues. July 11 6-8 pm, Thurs. July 13 6-8 pm, Thurs. July 27 6-8 pm. Learn to throw, trim, and finish large-scale pottery.  (Work is fired, glazed, and ready to pick up approx. one month after completion of class. Arts Center staff will contact you when your pieces are ready.) Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

LIDDED VESSELS, HANDLED MUGS, CLOSED FORMS. For students 16+ with prior throwing experince. Instructor: Michael Cimino. $73. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Wednesdays 6-8 pm, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12. Sess. II: Wednesdays 6-8 pm, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, Sept. 6. Expand your skills with these new forms, and create multiple pieces of funtional pottery.  (Work is fired, glazed, and ready to pick up approx. one month after completion of class. Arts Center staff will contact you when your pieces are ready.) 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.

GUIDED CLAY STUDIO For all levels, students 16+. (Min: 2. Max: 15). $24. Sess. I: Sun., June 18, 12-2 pm (lidded vessels). Sess. II: Sun., July 16, 12-2 pm (tea bowls). Sess. III: Sun., Aug. 20, 12-2 pm (tiles). A quick, easy, fun introduction to clay. Like our monthly Open Clay Studio, but for those who want to create finished pieces to keep. (Work is fired, glazed, and ready to pick up approx. one month after completion of class. Arts Center staff will contact you when your pieces are ready.) Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

PRIVATE 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.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION Private lessons with experienced clay instructors is available for homeschool students and learners of all ages who prefer one-on-one guidance. To inquire: director.acsp@gmail.com, 507-931-3630.

DRAWING

DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR ALL LEVELS For beginners to intermediate students 16+. Instructor: Melody Taylor. $45. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 pm, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15. A guided workshop covering the basics–line, shape, shading, using graphics as inspiration. Includes relaxation techniques to help you get comfy with the idea of making art, making mistakes and opening up to let inspiration flowRegister through St. Peter Community & Family Education

INTERMEDIATE DRAWING For intermediate to advanced students 16+. Instructor: Melody Taylor. $45. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Mondays 4:00-6:00 pm, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14. A guided workshop exploring intermediate and advanced drawing techniques. Includes relaxation exercises to encourage comfort with artistic risk-taking and letting inspiration flowRegister through St. Peter Community & Family Education

FIBER

PRIVATE WEAVING INSTRUCTION The Arts Center’s loom collection is currently housed at Studios at the Plaza, 108 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Private instruction may be arranged by appointment. Looms may also be checked out for home use. To inquire: director.acsp@gmail.com, 507-931-3630.

MUSIC

FAMILY MUSIC FOR TODDLERS For 1 ½  to 5-year-olds & their caregivers. Instructor: Anja Scheidel. $135 ($38 reg./materials, $95 tuition) (Min: 4. Max: 12). Mondays 4:30-5:10 pm, April 24 – June 26 (12 weeks, with breaks when the schools break). 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.

WRITING

DROP-IN CRITIQUE GROUP For all levels, all genres, 16+. Every second Sunday of the month, 3-4:30 pm. Instructor: Ann Rosenquist Fee. $5 (drop-in, no registration required). Newcomers welcome. Bring work in progress and a question or two for the group (how’s my dialogue? is the character likable/hateable enough?). Read for 5 minutes, get critiqued for 10, leave with nice vibes & new ideas for moving forward. No registration required.

WRITING ABOUT ART For beginners to experienced writers ages 16+. $5-$10 as your budget allows. Sunday, April 2, 3-5 p.m. in response to VISUAL FRAGMENTS: RECENT WORKS BY CHARLIE PUTNAM. Sunday, May 7, 3-5 p.m. in reponse to BE THE LIGHT: NEW WORK BY ANNIE YOUNG. Sunday, June 11, in response to EAT: WORK BY MEMBERS OF THE ARTS CENTER OF SAINT PETER. Sunday, Aug. 6, 3-5 p.m. in response to NEW WORK BY ADAM MCCAULEY. Instructor: Erin Dorney. 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.

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. $5. No registration required. Newcomers welcome. Bring work in progress and a question or two for the group (how’s my dialogue? is the character likable/hateable enough?). Read for 5 minutes, get critiqued for 10, leave with nice vibes & new ideas for moving forward. Hosted by Executive Director Ann Rosenquist Fee.

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.