Classes and workshops calendar published Dec. 5, 2019

Art classes and meetings in the area

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Granite Area Arts Council

Granite Area Arts Council has several classes scheduled. Sign up for all classes at the K.K. Berge Gallery, 320-564-4240. All classes require pre-payment to reserve space and purchase supplies. Registration deadline is one week prior to class. Late registrations must contact the artist directly for permission.

Watercolor and printmaking: Dec. 14-15, noon to 4 p.m., $75; all supplies provided, maximum of10 participants; instructor Brad Hall will help you create your own watercolor block prints, students will keep their block, a bench hook and a few prints that they create.

Milan Village Arts

Milan Village Arts has scheduled a number of classes. 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 www.; email: The art school has several studios. Check the website for studio dates and more information. Upcoming classes listed by registration deadline are:

Precious metal clay: Jan. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Kim Bakken-Parr; adults and teens, beginners and above; learn the basics of working with precious metal clay and how easy it is to design and create beautiful silver earrings, pendants, charms and even how to set stones; tuition $105, supplies $55; registration deadline Dec. 21.

PMC Nature’s Beauty: Jan. 5, 9 4 p.m.; instructor Kim Bakken-Parr; adults and teens, beginners and above; coat leaves, twigs, seed pods, etc. with silver paste, which will be dried and kiln-fired, to a piece that is 99.9 percent silver; tuition $105, supplies $55; registration deadline Dec. 21.
Norwegian knife making, beginning: Jan. 17-19, 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. 4.


Norwegian knife making, five-day workshop: Jan. 23-27, 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. 11.


The Milan Village Art School has several studios. Check the website for studio dates and more information,

Silver Studio: The studio is open to all those that have taken beginning silversmithing and are MVAS members. Fee is $10 for evening and $20 for all day.

Open carving night: Carvers of all persuasions are invited to meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the school to carve and network. Free.

Weaving Studio: Opportunity to create beautiful rugs from old jeans, blankets and other articles of clothing. Experience with looms or have taken the weaving rugs class and MVAS membership required. Use the studio by appointment or join a weaving group, no fee, looms are maintained with warp at no cost.

Framing Studio: The studio provides an opportunity for students and artists to professionally frame their artwork. Equipped with a computerized Wizard mat cutter, the Framing Studio is a fully-functional framing workshop. Artists can make frames, cut mats and glass, back their artwork, add bumpers and hanging wire, and leave with a professionally framed painting, print, or photograph. Completion of a framing workshop and MVAS membership required; $5 hour, $10 for half day, $20 full day, by appointment only.

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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and 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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