Adult & Teen Art Classes

Reuse, Repurpose, Upcycle
Spark Your Creative Flair!

An inspired series of classes for those who like a little guidance before they do-it-themselves! Taught by professional artists who help you imagine possibilities and demonstrate processes and techniques characteristic of certain materials, these classes are designed for success AND you create art that you proudly display or wear.

What better way to do your part in keeping discards and other materials out of the waste stream.

Unless otherwise indicated . . .
CLASS FEES: $22 for members and $27 for non-members
CLASS LOCATION: ArtScraps, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
All materials provided by ArtStart’s ArtScrap Creative Reuse Materials and Idea Center, unless otherwise noted.

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Expressly Personal

WAYFINDING
Using the Common Map as Art
Use a discarded map and turn it into a colorful work of art! Focusing on the lines and shapes that are most interesting to you on the map–a highway, a river, or another boundary–you use glue, oil pastel, and glittery mylar to create an abstract work of art.
CLASS CODE: 101
DATES: Wed. May 30, ’18
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm

FAIRY GARDENING
Magic in the Garden
Create a magical space where fairies can live and play–a miniature garden! Fill the garden with objects so small, that a button becomes a table, a marble becomes a gazing globe, and a pebble becomes a stepping stone. Let your imagination take flight as you make your fairy garden.
CLASS CODE: 102
DATE: Tuesday, May 8, ’18
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm

KEEPSAKE BOX
Wooden Cigar Box
Record the memories you hold dearest in your heart through art. Bring treasured photographs, objects, notes and more. Then decoupage and decorate a wooden cigar box to hold your keepsakes. Wooden cigar boxes and other decorative materials provided.
CLASS CODE: 103
DATE: Wednesday, March 21, ’18
TIME: 4:00-6:00 pm

For the Home

PAPER ARTS
Paper Quilling
The art of quilling or the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design has been around for hundreds of years. Join an artist and make your own special quill work, frame it, and display in your home. Frame not provided.
CLASS CODE: 201
DATES: Thursday, February 15, ’18
TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

VASE TRANSFORMED
The Vivid Vase
If you have a shelf full of clear glass vases that you have collected over the years, we have the perfect solution to giving them pizazz and new life! Work with artist Anne Sawyer-Aitch to add color and design using alcohol paints. You will be amazed at the outcome—good enough to give as a gift to someone special even without flowers!
CLASS CODE: 202
DATES: Thursday, February 22, ’18
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm

CHANDELIER
Chihuly Inspired
Save those plastic water bottles and other clear plastic containers that can be easily cut apart. Then bring them all to this class where you create a beautiful chandelier inspired by the art of Dale Chihuly fit to hang in any hallway. Bring your own plastic bottles and receive $5 off class tuition.
CLASS CODE: 203
DATES: Tuesday, May 22, ’18
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm

Fashion

JEWELRY MAKING
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.
CLASS CODE: 301
DATE: Thursday, March 15, ’18
TIME: 4:00-6:00 pm

BEAD ARTS
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.
CLASS CODE: 302
DATES: Thursday, April 19, ’18
TIME: 1:00-3:00 pm

TEXTILE ARTS
Japanese Shibori
Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson and learn about the ancient Japanese art form of shibori. First hand paint a silk scarf. Then use shibori binding and dyeing techniques to create wearable art with a flair. Additional materials fee $10.
CLASS CODE: 303
DATES: Wednesday, March 28, ’18
TIME: 4:00-6:00 pm

Global Arts

PATTERNS ON STONE
The Mandala
Rocks come in all shapes and sizes. Choose your favorite river rock and using metallic and vibrant colored paint pens, create your own miniature mandala. Use as a paperweight, in the garden, or just a thing of beauty.
CLASS CODE: 401
DATE: Monday, May 14, ’18
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

THE ANCIENT ART OF PAPER MARBLING
Suminagashi
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.
CLASS CODE: 402
DATES: Tuesday, February 27, ’18
TIME: 5:00-7:00 pm

LEATHER WORK
Medicine Bag
Join artist Armando Gutierrez G. and learn about the significance of the medicine bag to indigenous cultures. Then using leather, leather tools and beads create your own medicine bag. All materials provided.
CLASS CODE: 403
DATES: Thursday, April 26, ’18
TIME: 5:00-7:00 pm


ArtCamp A La Carte

ArtCamp A La Carte for Adults.
Imagine giving yourself the gift of art. You choose the days that work best for you to explore materials and techniques that transform the white sheet of paper or canvas into a work of art from pen and ink to encaustic painting. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to learn basic art skills and techniques that you can apply to future creative projects.

CLASS FEES FOR ART CAMP: $30/class for members and $35/class for non-members
CLASS LOCATION: Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

SUMIE PEN AND INK
Nature is an important theme in Japanese art. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to learn the traditional art of ink and brush painting or sumie.
CLASS CODE: 501
DATE: Tuesday, April 3, ’18
TIME: 9:00 am – Noon

SILK SCREEN PRINTINGS
Join artist Jeanette Dickinson and learn the art of silk screen printing–an iconic look associated with artist Andy Warhol. Learn the basic techniques of cutting stencils, preparing screens, and printing without a press. Bring a clean, washed 100% cotton T-shirt to print on.
CLASS CODE: 502
DATE: Wednesday, April 4, ’18
TIME: 9:00 am – Noon

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING
Encaustic painting is the art of painting with hot beeswax combined with dry pigments to create a painting medium. The paint is applied hot and makes for a dramatic layered image into which objects and photographs can be added. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to learn the process and techniques of encaustic painting.
CLASS CODE: 503
DATE: Thursday, April 5
TIME: 9:00 am – Noon

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