Adult & Teen Art Classes

Unlocking the Artist Within

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All art materials provided. CEU’s available for educators.
A new program of ArtStart, these classes are taught by artists on the ArtStart roster. Many processes and techniques can be adapted for teaching the project to youth and younger teens.
Teens ages 16+ receive a 25% discount on the class fee; educators a 15% discount.

Book ArtsPaste Paper and Japanese Side-sewn Books
Paste Paper is one of the oldest techniques used by book binders and artists to create decorative book covers and end pages, dating back to the 16th century. In first session artist Meg Erke helps you create a variety of decorative papers using this historic technique. In the second session you use your favorite papers to create a hard cover, hand bound book (a binding technique for an album, journal or sketchbook) using the Japanese Side Sewn technique. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: BA-011
DATES: Wed. February 15 & 22
TIME: 6:15-8:15 pm
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
LOCATION: ArtStart
FEE: $52 member/ $64 non-member

The Art of the Altered Book
Working with artist Dixie Crabtree, transform the well- worn book into a one-of-a-kind journal using the technique
of gel printing, collage, and drawing. An exciting way to repurpose a discarded book, the journal makes a perfect gift for a friend or as a gift to yourself. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: BA-013
DATE: Thursday, February 23
TIME: 6:15-8:30 pm
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
LOCATION: ArtStart
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

Billions of Books
Artist Meg Erke covers basic book binding lingo and techniques from envelope binding to accordion binding to pocket bindings. Guided by Meg, you create small hand- bound books using these techniques. All materials provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: BA-012
DATE: Thursday, April 6
TIME: 6:15-8:15 pm
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
LOCATION: ArtStart
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

creativewritingCreative Writing for Experienced Poets
Poet Margaret Hasse facilitates this small writing workshop for experienced poets published or working toward publication. There are no openings in the class at this time. To be put on a waiting list contact Margaret Hasse.
CLASS CODE: CW-012
DATES: Tuesdays in January-May
TIME: 7-9 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults
LEVEL: Experienced poets
FEE: $240/member for 8 sessions/ $255 non-member

Meet the Muse: A 2-Part Poetry Series
Join poet Marie Olofstotter for a series of poetry sessions for writers at all levels: meet the muse, explore your name, and capture a moment in your life. Through a playful approach to writing, participants will be guided in the creation of poems straight from the heart. We’ll use tools such as metaphor and anaphora (pattern) to create vivid and compelling pieces of writing. In the process we might discover, like famed poet Maya Angela, that “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: CW-011
DATES: Thursdays, April 13 & 20
TIME: 7-8:15 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16 yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32 member/$44 non-member
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Painting on Glass
Brought to the Americas by the Spaniards and Europeans, painting on glass is technique that has been used for centuries. Work artist Jeanette Dickinson to learn this specialized technique and create your own masterpiece. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP-016
DATE: Wednesday, March 8
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32/member/$44 non-member

Acrylic Painting for Beginners
An introduction to the basics of acrylic painting techniques with artist Jeanette Dickinson, this 2-session class focuses on color theory, brush techniques, design and composition. Paint, brushes, and canvas boards provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP-014
DATES: Wednesdays, April 12 & 19
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $105/member/$117 non-member

Abstract Acrylic Painting
Work with artist Megan Monson to master how to use texture, Jeanette Dickinson Papenfuss masking, and mixed media as techniques to add dimension to your acrylic paintings. Then create three colorful 16×10 inch canvases using these techniques. Paint and brushes provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP-015
DATES: Thurs., June 8 & 15
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: Beginning
FEE: $64/member/ $76 non-member

drawing Drawing From Nature: Plant Life
Experience new ways of seeing the world around you —especially the natural world. Join naturalist Larry Wade at Fort Snelling State Park where you learn how to identify plants that are edible or can be used for medicinal purpose. Then guided by artist Jeanette Dickinson apply your best observational skills and create a personal notated plant guide drawing from nature. All materials provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP -011
DATE: Saturday, April 29
TIME: 9 am-Noon
LOCATION: Fort Snelling State Park
AGE: Adults
LEVEL: Beginner
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member (includes fee to enter Fort Snelling State Park)

Beginning Pastels: Bird Works
Work with artist Megan Monson and learn dry pastel techniques on the first day of class through creating a colorful nest with eggs. During the second class create a pastel work
of a Minnesota Bird of your choice. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP -012
DATES: Thurs. May 11 & 18
TIME: 6:30-8:15 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults
LEVEL: Beginner
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

Pen and Ink Drawing
Work with artist and book illustrator, Jeanette Dickinson, and explore the art of illustration using pen and ink. Learn how to use different pens and papers, practice different techniques for shading, tone, value and texture, and create a series of illustrations. All materials provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP-013
DATES: Wed., June 7 & 14
TIME: 1-3 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $64/member/ $76 non-member

Fiber Arts3Japanese Shibori
Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson and learn about the ancient Japanese art form of shibori. First handpaint a silk scarf. Then use shibori binding and dyeing techniques to create wearable art with a flair. All materials provided.
CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: FA-013
DATE: Tuesday, February 7
TIME: 6-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $42/member/ $54 non-member

Quilters of Gees Bend
Work with artist Robin Getsug to explore the brilliant, bold and dynamic quilts created by a group of women who live in the isolated, town of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Learn about the unique pattern and color choices and work on a mini hand-stitched quilt in the style of the women of Gee’s Bend. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: FA-011
DATE: Tuesday, March 28
TIME: 6:30-9 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

Beading
Julie Boada introduces the art of beading. As a member of the Fond du Lac nation, Julie teaches how patterns and colors can reflect tribal and family affiliations. Then work with Julie to create your own beaded pouch. All materials provided.
CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: FA-012
DATE: Wednesday, March 22
TIME: 6:15-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: Some experience with sewing
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

Jewelry Zing! Go the Strings of My Heart
Using recycled guitar, double bass, and violin strings create unique jewelry that resonates with the heart. Work with artist Dixie Crabtree to create your unique jewelry piece incorporating jewelry findings and beads. A perfect gift for that special friend.
CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: JE-011
DATE: Wednesday, February 8
TIME: 6:15-8:15 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32/member/$44 non-member

Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is an ancient symbol found around the world in many cultures. Come learn about the history and meaning behind the symbol of the Tree of Life with artist Jeanette Dickinson. Then using a wire construction method, create your own circular pendent Tree of Life. All materials provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: JE-013
DATE: Wednesday, May 31
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $52/member/$64 non-member

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Memory Necklace
Do you have small treasures or pictures you have collected from trips, events or loved one? Learn simple jewelry techniques with artist Jeanette Dickinson and turn your mementos into a wearable keepsake. Bring in items no larger than 1” x 1”. Other art materials provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: JE-012
DATE: Wednesday, March 15
TIME: 1-3 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?
Join artist Ella Thomson in making elegant button necklaces this April. Learn basic jewelry-making techniques while re-purposing material in a creative way! Bring your own buttons from home, or purchase ours here.
All other supplies included in class price.
CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: JE-014
DATES: Tuesday, April 25
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32 member/ $44 non-member

Memory Boxes
Memory is the diary we all carry with us.
– Oscar Wilde. Artist Robin Getsug helps you record the memories you hold dearest to your heart. Bring treasured photographs, objects, notes as more. Then decorate a special container to hold these cherished moments. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MM-014
DATE: Thursday, February 16
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/$34 non-member

Art from the Heart
Join Marie Olofsdotter for a session of card making! Make a pop-up card, a card with unique folds, a gift card; learn how to illustrate, collage, and embellish your cards in a multitude of ways. Come play with pens, papers and text, come for the love of creativity and fun. All materials are provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MM-011
DATE: Saturday, February 11
TIME: 10 am-Noon
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16 yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/ $34 non-member

Collage in the Style of Romare Beardon
Work with artist Robin Getsug and learn about the life and art of 20th Century poet and artist Romare Beardon. Then create socially conscious art from
your own life experience using collage technique that communicates a message through visual and written imagery. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MM-012
DATE: Tuesday, May 9
TIME: 6:15-8:15 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22/member/$44 non-member

Within and Without: Window to the Soul
Create a unique, personal art work that inspires conversation and serves as the focal point of a room or other space. Artist Meg Erke guides you through the creation of an original work of art using a vintage window frame, collage materials from personal letters, photos, postcards to maps, as well as paint and brushes. This is a 2-session class. All materials are provided. Limited to 5 participants. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MM-013
DATES: Thursday, May 25 & June 1
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $122/member/$134 non-member

printmaking 8Block Printing
Create, carve and print on textiles, paper and found objects. Artist Meg Erke covers the basics of composition, carving techniques, use of positive and negative space and printing on a variety of materials. This is a 2-session workshop; session one covers design and carving of print block and session two is printing using a variety of ink colors. Linoleum carving block, use of carving tools in class and printing paper included in fee. Bring your own textiles to print on for the second class session. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: PR-013
DATES: Tuesdays, March 14 & 21
TIME: 1-3 pm
LOCATION: Mount Zion, Room 104
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $42 member/$54 non-member

Mono Printing
Mono printing is a fun and creative way to explore the art of printing. Explore three different types of mono printing-sand paper transfer, direct plate transfers, and gelatin block-with artist Jeanette Dickinson.
CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: PR-012
DATE: Thursday, April 27
TIME: 1-3 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/$34 non-member

Suminagashi: The Ancient Art of Paper Marbling
Suminagashi means floating ink in Japanese, in this class we will cover everything from the ancient technique of grinding ink using an ink stone to creating decorated paper by floating ink on water and send you off with a bunch of ideas on how to use your beautifully decorated papers. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: PR-011
DATE: Wednesday, May 3
TIME:6:15-8:15 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32 member/$44 non-member

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party
What do you get when you combine Gospel, Rhythm and Blues and Country? “Rock and Roll”! Come party down with Christopher Yaeger who provides insight into the times and impact of this music on dance, as you ‘rock around the clock!’ CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MV-011
DATE: Thursday, February 9
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Mount Zion (Johnson Hall)
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/$34 non-member

A Panorama of European Dance
Grab your passport and discover Europe through dance. Dance instructor Christopher Yaeger helps you fill out your passport as you learn both country dances and dances of the royal court from countries such as Switzerland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and Austria. Make sure to book your trip today! CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MV-012
DATE: Tuesday, March 7
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Mount Zionl (Johnson Hall)
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/$34 non-member

Dance Hall Days
Follow dance instructor, Christopher Yaeger, as he takes you on a virtual journey through time from the dance halls of yesterday to today. See how far back you can dance your way through history! Styles include Swing, Disco and fad dances from the past century. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MV-013
DATE: Tuesday, May 23
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Mount Zion (Johnson Hall)
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/$34 non-member

African Drumming
Work with master drummer, Ghana Mbaye from Senegal, West Africa and learn how to drum on authentic African drums, including the djembe. In this 3-session class you practice basic to complex polyrhythmic patterns and perform for friends and family at the last class. Limited to 15 participants. Drums provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MUS-011
DATES: Thursdays, March 2, 9 & 16
TIME: 6:30-7:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $52/member/$64 non-member

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