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Classes and workshops calendar published Dec. 7, 2022

Art classes and meetings in the area

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Willmar Community Education

Willmar Community Education has several art-related classes scheduled. Pre-registration is required for all the classes. Cooking classes are in the Food and Drink calendar in the Thursday paper.

Rock painting: Have you found any painted rocks outside around Willmar? Learn how to create your own! Paints, brushes and rocks will be provided for each class. The classes are from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, at Jefferson Learning Center, ages 5 and up; those ages 5-11 will need to sign up with a responsible adult; $5 first person, $3 for each additional family member; instructor Sarah Miller. There is one remaining class scheduled for this fall:

  • Mandala dotting: Dec. 10, try your hand at mandala dotting. We'll talk about common household items you can use to start mandala dotting and create beautiful designs in class.

Milan Village Arts

Milan Village Arts classes have been scheduled with the complete schedule 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.milanvillageartsschool.org; email: mvas@fedteldirect.net. The art school has several studios. Check the website for studio dates and more information. Summer classes listed by registration deadline are:

Norwegian knife making, beginning: Jan. 13-15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; instructor Jon Roisen, minimum age 15; make a “tollekniv,” a Norwegian work knife and leather sheath; tuition $160, supplies $95; registration deadline Dec. 24.

Norwegian knife making, five-day workshop: Jan. 20-24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Jon Roisen; beginner to experienced, minimum age 15; 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 $245, supplies $120; registration deadline Jan. 1.

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Watercolor techniques: Jan. 28-29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Katia Andreeva; beginner and above, minimum age 14; designed for beginners and intermediate students to learn how to paint still life; tuition $140, supply list provided on registration; registration deadline Jan. 7.

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.

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

Weaving Studio: open to those with experience with looms or have taken the weaving rugs class and are MVAS members; by appointment or join a weaving group, no fee; looms are maintained with warp at no cost.

Framing Studio: a fully-functional framing workshop open to those who have taken the framing workshop and are MVAS members; $5 hour, $10 for half day, $20 full day; by appointment only.

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 dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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