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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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Exhibits In The Art Gallery

Africa Revealed
SEPTEMBER 8-OCTOBER 21, 2017
Stop in and view some inspired art work created by youth and teens in ArtStart’s summer programs. Be ready for the unexpected-a mural that talks to you, animals of the Serengeti that come alive against the twilight, gorgeous mosaic steppingstones of sea life in the oceans surrounding Africa and more.

An Artist’s Journey: From India to the Midwest
OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 11, 2017
Experience an artist’s personal journey through photographs, drawings and folk art that give the viewer a glimpse into the culture of India, the home land of award-winnng artist Shakun Maheshwari.

The Gift of Art
NOVEMBER 20-DECEMBER 29, 2017
12 local artists display a colorful array of art works and crafts priced just right for holiday gift giving.

Held at:
ArtStart ArtGallery
1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul

Directions:
From I-94 take the Snelling Avenue exit south to St. Clair Avenue.

Turn left at the intersection of Snelling and St. Clair Avenue and go two blocks east.
The building is on the north corner of St. Clair and Pascal.




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Winter Art Camp

Passport to Egypt: Exploring the Nile River Valley Through the Arts. DECEMBER 26-29, 2017

Travel with ArtStart artists to Northeast Africa and the ancient land of the Pharaohs! Steeped in history, the Nile River Valley of Egypt is home to such wonders as the Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and the Valley of the Kings. Inspired by the history, ecology, and the culture of the Nile River Valley, you create a sarcophagus complete with a mummy inside; learn how to read hieroglyphics; create a funerary or other mask based on that of Tutankhamun; make containers and toys from red clay; and, draw and paint Nile River wildlife like the Nile crocodile to the African Tigerfish.

TIME: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
LOCATION: Mount Zion
AGE: Ages 6-12 years
FEE: ½ day $135 / full day $240, ArtStart members take 10% off when registering.
A brochure is available upon request.

 

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Birthday Parties

New! Saturday and Sunday birthdays now available for youth or adults!

Birthday Fun Begins at ArtStart’s ArtScraps!

If you want a creative, fun, memorable, rather trouble-free, birthday party-then try an ArtScraps Birthday Party.

Two hour party includes scrap invitations, the art project and a party favor bag for all participants to take home.

Cost: $185 for up to 10 children plus $15 for extra children
(no more then 12 children)
($25 non-refundable reservation fee included)

Please reserve party time 3 weeks in advance of selected date.
Party is for reserved time slot only. Please be prompt.


Please Contact Us to reserve your birthday party or call 651-698-ARTS

The following themes can be chosen:

Seed Mosaics
Fairytale fun
Frame Ups
Treasure Boxes
Creature Masks
Animal Shakers
2-D and 3-D Magnets
From Rockets to    Spaceships
Design Your Own Party
Bookmaking *
Castle in the Sky *
Inventors Workshop *

* ages 8 and up

 

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ArtStart’s Spring Camp

Passport to Mongolia:  From the Eurasian Steppes to the Gobi Desert APRIL 2-6, 2018

Save these Dates for 2018Book your flight today to the fascinating and beautiful country of Mongolia bordered by Russia and China. Create drawings of domestic and wild animals who live in the Gobi Desert; learn how to felt using wool from sheep; design and build your own yurt inspired by those of the Mongolian nomads, create a small pouch with embroidery inspired by Mongolian patterning and much more.

MONDAY-FRIDAY • 8:30 AM-3:45 PM Ages 6-12


Location:
Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Tuition: $295 full days/$150 half days.
Aftercare available until 5pm at $7.00/day
ArtStart members take 10% off when registering.
A brochure is available in January.

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Summer Arts Camp St. Paul


Passport to India: From the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal

Week I
We explore Northern India bordered by the high Himalayas mountain range and the source of the Ganges River.

Week 2
We continue our sojourn down the Ganges to the Bay of Bengal through regions of Southern India. You will not want to miss this grand excursion from Northern to Southern India all through music, art, dance, storytelling, and ecology!

LOCATION: Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Ave. St. Paul
AGES: 4-12 years
FEE: ½ day $150/ full day $295

A brochure is available in January.

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Art and Creativity Camps for Teens

Camp Create June 25-28
ArtStart’s Camp Create is geared for youth ages 13 years+ who want to explore their artist within as they work side-by-side with professional artists to create art inspired by a specific culture.

A brochure is available in January.

 

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Repurpose & Refresh

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SOCIALIZE WITH FRIENDS, MAKE ART, AND RELAX?

ArtStart has just the ticket!

We provide the artist, a project of your choice, and access to any of the fabulous repurposed materials in the ArtScraps store for you and your guests to use for your projects.

You provide the adult beverages and refreshments and relax for 2 hours as you make art.

BASIC FEE: $75 plus $12/person for up to 12 participants.

ArtStart members take 10% off when registering.

Book your workshop now, call 651-698-2787 or contact Cindy

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Become A Member

NEW! JOIN NOW AND BECOME A MEMBER OF ARTSTART!

We hope you will consider becoming a charter member of our organization!
In return you will receive a number of special benefits available only to our members. These include:

New!

  • • Reduced tuition on all art classes for adults and teens
  • • 10% off on all creative material purchases from ArtStart’s ArtScraps
  • • 10% off the total cost of a Repurpose and Refresh workshop
  • • 10% discount on tuition for Camp Create for Teens and Passport to the Arts for Youth Ages 4-12 years

Just choose the level of membership that best fits your pocketbook, fill out the ArtStart Membership Form , and join today!

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