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

CLAY 

KIDS’ CLAY For beginners 8-12. Instructor: Caitlin Heyer. $57. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Saturdays 10 am-12 pm, Oct. 7, 14, 21. Come play with clay! Learn the basic fundamentals of the artistic possibilities of clay, and bring home multiple works of art. (Arts Center staff will contact you when your pieces are ready.) Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education.

TEEN CLAY For beginning & intermediate students 12-15. (Min: 4. Max: 8) Instructor: Caitlin Heyer. $74. Sess. I: Saturdays 2-4 pm, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 11 (no class Nov. 4). Expand and develop your techniques both on the pottery wheel and through clay sculpture. Students will create multiple works. (Arts Center staff will contact you when your pieces are ready.) Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education.

BEGINNING POTTERY For beginners & intermediate students 16+. Instructor: Clay Studio staff. $74. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Saturdays 5-7 pm, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 (no class Nov. 4), Nov. 11. Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge to create your own original pottery! Students will create multiple works. (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.

HOLIDAY CLAY DAYS For all levels 5+. (Min: 7. Max: 20.) Instructor: Clay Studio staff. $15 per participant per session. Kids 5-15 must be accompanied by a paid adult participant. Sess. I: Saturday, Nov. 25, 2-4 pm. Tiles. Sess. II: Wed., Dec. 27, 2-4 pm. Tiles. Sess. III: Thurs., Dec. 28, 2-4 pm. Tea bowls. Sess. IV: Fri., 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 below:


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



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.

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.

NEW! ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM 

COMMUNITY STUDIO RESIDENCY For artists 16+ at all levels, all disciplines. Instructor: Arts Center staff. Free. (Min: 1. Max: 6). Need a designated space for art-making? Need access to a big sink, a paper cutter, more crayons-paint-yarn than you can imagine? Need a kick in the pants to get back to making art? Enroll in the Arts Center’s new Community Studio Residency! Participants will have unlimited use of the Arts Center’s new Community Studio space in exchange for a minimum commitment of two hours per week (15 weeks, Sept. 19 – Dec. 30) as an Arts Center docent (a greeter who answers visitors’ questions and conducts gallery shop sales). Individual schedules to be determined following a one-hour orientation session with Arts Center staff on Thursday, Sept. 14, 6-7 p.m., or Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

 

DRAWING

DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR ALL LEVELS For beginners 16+. Instructor: Melody Taylor. $45. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Fridays 1:30-3:30 pm, Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20. 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 flow. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

INTERMEDIATE DRAWING For intermediate to advanced students 16+. Instructor: Melody Taylor. $45. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Wednesdays 1-3 pm, Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18. A guided workshop exploring intermediate and advanced drawing techniquesRegister through St. Peter Community & Family Education

ADVANCED DRAWING For advanced students 16+. Instructor: Melody Taylor. $45. (Min: 4. Max: 8.) Sess. I: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 pm, Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18. A guided workshop exploring advanced drawing techniques. Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education

FIBER

WOOL + WATER + INDIGO For all levels 16+. Instructor: Melinda Kjarum. $55 (min. 4, max. 8). Sess I: Sat., Oct 14, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (with a 45-minute lunch break). A basic workshop to introduce you to the worlds of flat felting and shibori (Japanese tie dye) using a natural indigo dye vat. In the morning, we’ll make several small pieces of flat felt with wool from Wellspring Woolens’ peaceful flock of Icelandic sheep. After lunch, we’ll learn different ways to prepare pieces for dyeing. Finally, after clamping and wrapping, we’ll immerse our pieces in the magic of the indigo vat! Bring a towel to take pieces home. Dress for mess. BYO refreshments and lunch (refrigerator and kitchenette available). Register through St. Peter Community & Family Education.

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 1⁄2 to 3-year-olds & their caregivers. Instructor: Anja Scheidel. $140 ($40 reg./materials, $100 tuition) (Min: 4. Max: 12). Mondays, time TBA., first class Sept. 11. 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.

MUSIKGARTEN’S CYCLE OF THE SEASONS For 3 to 5-year-olds & their caregivers. Instructor: Anja Scheidel. $160($50 reg./materials, $110 tuition) (Min: 4. Max: 12). Mondays 3:30-4:15pm., first class Sept. 11. A musical celebration of the year. Activities include singing, beat/rhythm activities, movement exploration, listening, poems, stories and playing instruments. Musical concepts, such as rhythmic and melodic patterns, tempo, dynamics and timbre are experienced in many ways. Child receives two home packets, each including a parent book, two CDs and eight animal listening game cards. Register through Anja: (507) 995-5497, anjamusikgarten@gmail.com, or on Anja Scheidel’s Musikgarten on Facebook.

 

PRINTMAKING

EXPLORATIONS IN PRINTMAKING For intermediate & advanced students 16+. Instructor: Joel Moline. $97+ materials fee TBD on individual projects. (Min: 2. Max: 4.) Sess. I: Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 14, 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.

 

WRITING

BLACKOUT POETRY For all levels, age 16+. Fri., Nov. 24, 3-5 pm, drop in any time, spend a few minutes or the whole two hours. Instructor: Erin Dorney. $5. In this hands-on workshop inspired by Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout, you’ll create your own newspaper or book page of blackout poetry. All supplies provided. BYO refreshments. No registration required.

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 all levels, age 16+. Sun., Sept. 3, 3-5 pm, in conjunction with MINNESOTA WOMEN CERAMIC ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION. Sun., Oct. 29, 3-5 pm in conjunction with GREGORY TODD WILKINS: NEW WORK. 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.

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.