Classes and workshops calendar published Dec. 29, 2021

Art classes and meetings in the area

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Sunburg Heritage Arts Initiative

The Sunburg Heritage Arts Initiative has several workshops scheduled.

Introduction to Hardanger Embroidery: Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunburg Community Center; free, students ages 18 and over. Students will learn some of the basic stitches of Hardanger embroidery, a traditional Norwegian handcraft, by completing a small coaster. People with more experience in Hardanger are invited to join the group to work on their projects and share their experience. To register, call Darlene at 320-599-4700.

Willmar Community Center

Classes scheduled at the Willmar Community Center. To register call 320-262-5288 or visit

Chunky yarn wreath: Jan. 25, 3 p.m., $18, pre-registration required. Make a wreath that is a building block to macrame art.

Square Dance Lessons

The Jolly Twirlers Square Dance Club will be teaching the art of square dancing to singles and couples of all ages. The lessons are from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, at the Willmar Community Center, The Jolly Twirlers dancers serve as mentors for new dancers learning the different square dance “calls.” Adults $3 per lesson, students ages 16 and under are $1.50.


Milan Village Arts

Milan Village Arts classes have been scheduled for the next year. The complete schedule is on the website. Members receive a discount on tuition. Supply fees are paid to the instructor at the end of class. To register or for more information on any of these workshops call 320-734-4807 or visit the website at; email: The art school has several studios. Check the website for studio dates and more information. Upcoming classes listed by registration deadline are:

Norwegian knife making, beginning: Jan. 14-16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; instructor Jon Roisen; make a “tollekniv,” a Norwegian work knife and leather sheath; tuition $145, supplies $95; registration deadline Jan. 1.

Norwegian knife making, five-day workshop: Jan. 21-25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Jon Roisen; beginner to experienced; hone your skills using more advanced techniques, make either a Telemark-style knife or a knife consisting of multiple traditional materials used in Nordic blades; tuition $230, supplies $120; registration deadline Jan. 8.

Painting in watercolor: Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; instructor Katia Andreeva; beginner and above; watercolor techniques for beginners; tuition $115, supply list provided on registration; registration deadline Jan. 15.

Donna Middleton has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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