ArtStart Classes with St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department

On Safari with ArtStart
Calling all preschoolers!
If you are 4 or 5 years old, you do not want to miss this art opportunity designed just for you.

Storyteller Brenda Bell-Brown, artist Majken Elsberry, and creative movement expert, Christopher Yaeger, take you on safari to explore African culture and wildlife of the Serengeti-lions, giraffes, elephants, cheetahs and may more. During our week together you draw, paint, make a mask, create your favorite African animal in clay, make a puppet, weave and print on fabric, and retell a tale from Anansi the Spider, the great African trickster, through movement and puppetry. So, grab your passport and join ArtStart on this fabulous whirlwind tour of Africa! St. Paul Parks & Rec

Date: August 6-10, 2018
Time: 8:30-11:45 am
Tuition: $150

Location: Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 695-3706

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Spark Your Creative Flair – Art Classes for Adults

Summer is the perfect time to explore your artistic flair!
Collaborating with Saint Paul Park and Recreation, ArtStart presents art and craft classes for adults of all ages working with professional teaching artists. Classes range from decorative arts for the home and garden to jewelry making, all reinforcing personal expression while introducing art skills and techniques. Register for one class or all and come create with ArtStart!
Fee – Member: $22 / Non-Member: $27
All materials provided. Class registration minimum 8 participants – Invite a friend!

Location:
Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 695-3706

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 artist Meg Erke to design and make your own special quill work.
Date: Tuesday, July 24
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Glass Block Garden Art
The ordinary glass block turns into a colorful work of art. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to paint scenes from your garden on each side of the block. Then add a light source and place in your garden to illuminate the way.
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Calligraphy Meets Collage
Use some of the fun and funky art materials from ArtStart’s ArtScraps to create a wall hanging with artist Kyna Levi. Learn how to create gorgeous hand drawn calligraphy and add it to your hanging. Viola’ you have a masterpiece of beautiful and environmentally friendly art.
Date: Tuesday, July 31
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Basic Wire Wrapped Jewelry
Join us to discover one of the world’s oldest forms of jewelry making-wire wrapping. Learn the basic tools, terminologies and design techniques of how to wire wrap your own bracelet using metal wire and beads. Then create your own wire bracelet, ring, earrings, or pendant with artist Jenna Schultz.
Date: Wednesday, August 1
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Micrography
Learn this ancient art form of creating art using letters with artist Kyna Levi. Micrography, which means little writing, works like Impressionism but instead of dots uses letters. This art form has a popular medium of biblical translation and interpretation. Learn the styles and techniques to transform any text in any language into a beautiful work of art. A generic text will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring a text of their choice.
Date: Tuesday, August 2
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Painting Text on Wood
A very popular trend, learn how to create a lovely piece of personalized art for your home or to give as a gift with artist Jenna Schultz. Learn basic design and color concepts, painting techniques and more. Then select text options and your favorite paint colors to create a fun, eye-catching work of art.
Date: Wednesday, August 8
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

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