STITCH WITCHERY: A DROP-IN SEWING CIRCLE | WEDNESDAYS 5-7 p.m., 9/21/22-1/27/23 | Join seamstress Bianca Wilson and sewing enthusiast Ann Fee for this drop-in community studio experience! Bring your projects in progress, or just the spark of an idea and some fabric. BYO refreshments and any special notions you’ll need. We’ll provide machines, thread, shears, pins, irons, cutting/planning space, scrap fabric, and inspiration as needed. Not a class, but Bianca and Ann will gladly help you plan and troubleshoot. Must be 21+. Meets upstairs at the Arts Center. No advance registration, $10 drop-in fee. 

URBAN SKETCHING WITH MICHAEL CALLAHAN | THREE SATURDAY DROP-IN SESSIONS: 9/24/22 3-5 p.m., 10/15/22 1-3 p.m., 11/12/22 1-3 p.m. | Explore urban sketching with Michael Callahan as your guide. This drawing practice capitalizes on the portability of watercolor and ink, while emphasizing speed and freshness over realism. Must be 18+. Meets at the Arts Center, first in the lower gallery, then the group will hit the sidewalks. No advance registration, $10 drop-in fee. 

MEET A POTTER @ OPEN CLAY STUDIO Come visit with our resident potters as they work! Observe a variety of techniques and approaches to creating in clay. Our studio manager hosts and facilitates a hands-on experience in clay, so come prepared to get your hands dirty. Open studio participants do not keep what they make. Must be 16+. Second Sunday of every month from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (beginning Sunday, October 9, 2022) in the Arts Center of Saint Peter’s clay studio. Suggested drop-in fee: $5.

CERAMICS FOR BEGINNERS (WINTER ONLY!) you’ve been meaning to explore or get back into pottery, this is your class! The Arts Center of Saint Peter offers 16-week program to welcome absolute beginners into the clay studio community. Participants will develop and refine basic skills in all aspects of wheel-throwing and hand-building, from clay prep to trimming and glazing techniques. Each participants receives: 1) a one-hour orientation and Q-and-A session with the instructor; 2) one hour of private instruction for 16 weeks (Sunday, Jan. 9 – Saturday, April 30); 3) unlimited supervised practice time in the studio, every Monday and Tuesday 4-8 p.m. You’ll also have unlimited access to studio equipment, glazes, and recycled clay for practice projects (for other projects, clay may be purchased @$15/30 lbs). For beginners, 18+. All sessions and practice times must take place Mondays and Tuesdays, 4-8 p.m., January-April (after you register, the Arts Center will contact you to schedule specific dates/times). $120/month (4-month max; pay only $120 at registration, with further billing to be arranged). Instructor: Thomas Prahl. Registration is CLOSED at the moment. To get on the waiting list or inquire about specifics, email Ann at director.acsp@gmail.com.

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.

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.