REGISTER HERE for summer classes! Mostly Zoom, some in-person/outdoors/distanced. (You may also register through St. Peter Community & Family Education by calling 507-934-3048, M-F during business hours.)

WEAVING

EN PLEIN AIR TAPESTRY WEAVING This beginner tapestry weaving class will teach you the skills to create a tapestry from start to finish. Incorporate materials from the natural world into your weaving while we explore basic tapestry skills such as – warping, clasped weft, seamless color changes, weave patterns and more. Weather providing, we will enjoy this class outdoors at the Treaty Site History Center in St. Peter. The Arts Center will supply looms and all fiber materials. Please be prepared to provide natural materials you have gathered, if weather prevents meeting outdoors (your instructor will notify you by email of an alternate, indoor meeting space). All social distancing and mask guidelines issued by the CDC will be followed while meeting for this course. All levels, 16+. (Min: 4. Max: 6). Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m., June 5 & 12. $20. On the grounds of the Treaty Site History Center (meet on the sidewalk at the front entry; in case of rain, the instructor will notify you by email of an alternate location). Instructor: Caitlin Heyer. Register here.

INTERMEDIATE WEAVING Take your weaving to the next level by exploring a new structure – waffle weave! Learn about shrinkage, balance, and other key aspects of weaving a completed project. Solidify weaving skills and challenge yourself by completing a matched set of waffle weave washcloths in this four-week guided course. The Arts Center will provide a warped loom and fiber materials in advance. Please provide approximately 2 yards of toilet paper. All levels, 16+. (Min: 4. Max: 6).  Tuesdays 6-8 p.m., July 6, 13, 20, 27. Via Zoom. $40. Instructor: Caitlin Heyer. Register here.

TAPESTRY WALL HANGING Explore dimension and texture in weaving during this two-week course. Use a tapestry loom to create a weaving from warping to finished project. Create a soft a neutral weaving using a free form weaving technique based on your own personalized tapestry story board. The Art Center will provide a loom and the necessary fiber materials. Please provide a fork, a ruler, scratch paper and a writing utensil. All levels, 16+. (Min: 4. Max: 6).  Saturday, June 19 & Thursday, June 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Via Zoom. $20. Instructor: Caitlin Heyer. Register here.

PRIVATE WEAVING/WARPING CLASSES For floor loom or table loom — the Arts Center will provide a table loom for home use (lessons via Zoom), or a floor loom for use on site at the Arts Center (private students use an advance sign-up system to ensure no more than two people in the studio at once, wear masks, and observe all other CDC protocols). Get personalized instruction for your next weaving project starting with a free one-hour consultation to determine a project overview and lesson plan based on your weaving goals. Lessons as arranged: $60 per 2 hour session, 2-session minimum. To learn more, email Caitlin at fiber.acsp@gmail.com.

WRITING

SATURDAY WRITING IN THE PARK Bring a notebook, a pen, and a lawn chair, and join poet Ronda Redmond for writing prompts to strengthen your creative muscles. For all types of creatives at all levels, age 16+. (Min: 4. Max: 10). Saturdays June 5, July 3, August 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. First meeting will be at the Minnesota Square Park Pavilion (other meeting places to be determined—new locations will be part of the fun). $25 for all three sessions if you register in advance; $10 drop-in fee to participate in single sessions. Instructor: Ronda Redmond. Register here.


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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.

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