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.

Expressly Personal

JOURNALS
Repurposing Vintage Books
Artist Meg Erke leads you through the process of creating a hand-bound journal reusing vintage book covers. You’ll leave with your very own handmade book, plus the knowledge required to make them on your own in the future. Bring your own book and receive $5 off class tuition.
CLASS CODE: 101
DATES: Wed. September 27
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm

SPIRIT MASKS
Reusing Newspaper, Feathers, & More
When you put on a mask, you open yourself up to the layers of energies within that are often ignored or hidden. Create a mask that honors your spirit and inner powers with artist Julie Boada. Starting with guided meditations, shape clay, add paper mâché and finish to create your own personal spirit mask. All materials provided.
CLASS CODE: 102
DATE: Tuesday, October 10
TIME: 6:00-8:30 pm

KEEPSAKE BOXES
Repurposing the 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, November 8
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm

For the Home

PLARN
Repurposing Plastic Bags
Artist Ella Thomson demonstrates how to take a variety of plastic bags and turn the into Plarn. That is right—yarn with a “pl”. Then work with the artist and weave a set of placemats that are colorful and functional. Bring your own plastic bags from home and receive $5 off class tuition.
CLASS CODE: 201
DATES: Thursday September 28
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

LOVELY LUMINATIONS
Repurposing Glass Jars
Spark your creativity with artist Jeanette Dickinson and create a festive luminary using recycled glass and Modge Podge. Learn different techniques like collage and stenciling. Add a light source and illuminate a special walkway or centerpiece.
CLASS CODE: 202
DATES: Monday, October 9
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm

VASE TRANSFORMED
Upcycling Glass Vases
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: 203
DATES: Wednesday, November 29
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm

CHIHULY INSPIRED
Repurposing Plastic Bottles
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: 204
DATES: Thursday, December 14
TIME: 6:00-3:30 pm

Fashion

BUTTON NECKLACES
Repurposing The Button Collection
No sewing experience needed. Just gather all those buttons that have popped off clothes and join artist Ella Thomson to create an elegant button necklace. Learn basic jewelry making techniques unique to button jewelry while re-purposing material in a creative way! Bring your own button collection and receive $5 off class tuition.
CLASS CODE: 301
DATE: Friday, October 20
TIME: 4:00-6:00 pm

TREE OF LIFE
Repurposing Wire & Beads
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: Tuesday, October 24
TIME: 5:00-7:00 pm

MEMORIES SQUARED
Repurposing Memorabilia
Small treasures or photos you have collected from trips, events or loved ones before the stuff of this classy jewelry project. Learn simple jewelry techniques working with micro images, beads and more with artist Jeanette Dickinson to turn your memories into wearable art. Bring in items no larger than 1” x 1”.
CLASS CODE: 303
DATES: Monday November 13
TIME: 4:00-6:00 pm

THE WATCHFUL EYE
Upcycling the Wrist Watch
Watch time fly as you give new life to that old wrist watch you never wear anymore. Turn it into a timeless pendant or classy pin working with artist Jeanette Dickinson. Bring your own wrist watch and receive $5 off class tuition.
CLASS CODE: 303
DATES: Saturday, December 9
TIME: 4:00-6:00 pm

Global Arts

ANISHINAABE BEAD ARTS
Repurposing Felt
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. Work with Julie to learn how to bead and sew your own felt pouch, as she retells favorite Anishinaabe stories about coyote, loon, and others animals of the Northern woods. All materials provided.
CLASS CODE: 401
DATE: Tuesday, September 26
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

GOURD ARTS
Reusing Feathers, Beads and More
Work with Rebekah Crisante de Ybarra to turn the gourd from the garden into a work of art. Inspired by gourd arts of Mexico and Latin America, design and paint your own gourd using paint pens and other decorative materials. Then add it to a centerpiece or display. All materials provided.
CLASS CODE: 402
DATES: Monday, October 16
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm

REPOUSSE
Upcycling A Picture Frame
Work with artist Rebekah Crisante de Ybarra, to learn the ancient art of repousse or metal tooling. Then using a small repurposed wooden frame from ArtScraps, make your own relief designs using gold, silver or copper heavy foil to wrap each side of the frame create a brand new look for your favorite photo. All materials provided.
CLASS CODE: 403
DATES: Thursday, November 16
TIME: 1:00-3:00 pm

THE MEDICINE BAG
Repurposing Leather
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: 404
DATES: Tuesday, December 12
TIME: 6:00-8:00 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

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.
CLASS CODE: 501
DATE: Tuesday, December 26
TIME: 9:00 am – Noon

PAINTING ON GLASS
Brought to the Americas by the Spaniards and Europeans, painting on glass is a technique that has been used for centuries. Work with artist Jeanette
Dickinson to learn this specialized process and create your own masterpiece.
CLASS CODE: 502
DATE: Wednesday, December 27
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: 504
DATE: Thursday, December 28
TIME: 9:00 am – Noon

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