Teen writing workshop: There will be a free teen writing workshop for grades 9-12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Willmar Public Library; space is limited, pre-registration is required, call 320-235-3162 or sign up at the library.
Teen art class: Artist Ilanai Prieve will teach teens how to express themselves through drawing, painting and sculpting in the free art class from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 6 and 13 at the Appleton; lunch will be served.
Puppet workshop: The Willmar Public Library is partnering with The Barn Theatre to offer a five-day puppet workshop for children 8 to 12. It will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10-14 at the theater. The children will design and participate in a puppet show; to register, call the library at 320-235-3162; limited to 30 children.
DEMO Inc. (Developing Exploring Maintaining Originality through the arts) will have several classes this summer for high school students and adults. The fee for each class includes all materials. Pre-registration is required for all classes. To register send your name, address, phone number and check made payable to DEMO Inc. to 728 SE Second St. Willmar, MN 56201. For more information 320-231-2696 and leave a message.
Introduction to papermaking: Learn the basics of "western style" papermaking, from beating the pulp, pigmenting, pulling a sheet, couching, pressing and drying. Techniques for designing in "the wet," will include multi color sheet pulling, pulp painting, stenciling and a unique way to use a strand of hair as a tool. After this class you will be able to use the paper studio during "open studio" sessions. Classes are 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10; adults $50, teens $25.
Book art sampler: Two day class to practice the basics of book art. The first of these will be a hand/applause stitched book, second a meandering folded book and the third is teacher's choice; 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 11-12; adults $50, teens $25.
Open studio time: Anyone who has previously taken a corresponding class from DEMO can use the paper lab, ceramics studio equipment or the computer lab for a three hour session. Open studio 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., Aug. 11, 12; adults $10 per session, teens $5, pre-registration is required.