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Classes and workshops calendar published June 29, 2022

Art classes and meetings in the area

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Child’s Play

Willmar, 1 to 3 p.m., every Wednesday, June 8 through July 27, The Barn Theatre. An interactive weekly event with art and creativity for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade, free, register online at www.thebarntheatre.com .

Willmar Community Education

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

Nature Kid Art Club: three separate sessions, 1:30 to 3 p.m., grades K-5, instructor Libbie Anderson. Join us doing art outdoors. We will work on a different project each month using objects from nature and different art mediums. Expand your love of nature and art at the same time. June 30 at Miller Park Shelter, July 29 at Rice Park Shelter, Aug. 18 at Robbins Island Shelter #1, $15 per session, register at https://tce.me/i0cRIa .

Spotlight Theatre Workshops: June 27 through July 2, instructor Nikki Erickson, Barn Theatre, adaptation of the classic tale “Sleeping Beauty, A New Musical.” Several different classes will be offered during the week. Tickets for performances will be open to the community.

  • The magic of stories: Sleeping Beauty and the Stage: ages 3-8, July 1, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., free, pre-registration required at https://tce.me/i0cXxU ,  participants will meet in The Barn Theatre lobby with director, Nikki Bettcher Erickson, to talk about storytelling, the power of words and the magic of theater. An actor from the play will then read a special story. At 3 p.m. participants will see a fully staged, final dress rehearsal of our new musical, Sleeping Beauty.

Musical Theatre Workshop: Encanto: July 18-20, grades 1-5 and adults, $40, Roosevelt Elementary School, instructor Nikki Erickson. Everyone’s favorite new kids’ movie has some pretty awesome music. We will work on our musical theater singing, movement, and acting skills. There will be a short and casual showing of songs learned at the end of the week. Session A is 9 to 11 a.m., register at https://tce.me/i0cSzs . Session B is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., register at https://tce.me/i0cSzs

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Rustic Designs Flower Farm: Aug. 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m., $43, all ages welcome, instructor Mary Solbreken. Enjoy a guided tour of over 2 acres of flower gardens and then create a beautiful fresh flower arrangement to take home. Dress appropriately for an outdoor experience and wear shoes comfortable for walking in the gardens. Rustic Designs Flower Farm, 25801 County Rd 9 NE, Belgrade 56312. Pre-registration required at https://tce.me/i0dmRl .

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:

Os style rosemaling: Aug. 5-7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Clarice Dieter; beginner and above, minimum age 15; paint a tray in the Os style; tuition $165, tray and supply list upon enrollment, advance purchases required; registration deadline July 23.

Acanthus carving: Aug. 8-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Jock Holmen; beginner and above; learn to carve elegant, ornate leaf designs in wood; tuition $325, plus supplies; registration deadline July 23.

Silversmithing 1, 2-day: Sept. 10-11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Marilyn Hanson; beginner, no experience necessary, minimum age 16; learn the basics, including how to solder and how to use most of the tools; tuition $145, supplies $80 to $110 depending on market price and $5 acetylene fee; no outside silver; Silver studio is available to those completing this class; registration deadline July 30.

Stone setting: Aug. 19-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor William Kennedy; silversmithing or goldsmithing experience necessary, minimum age 18; setting round cubic zirconia stones using the bead and bright cut setting and the flush or “Gypsy” setting; tuition $165; registration deadline Aug. 6.

Swedish wheat weaving: Aug 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Lynette Swenson; beginner and above, minimum age 14; tuition $95, supply list upon enrollment; registration deadline Aug. 6.

Feeling dull? Learn to keep your edge: Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Fred Livesay; beginners and above, minimum age 15; discuss edge geometry, sharpening stone types, technique and edge triage and how to deal with it. Bring your kitchen knives, pruners, plane and even mower blades for lots of hands-on opportunities; tuition $95; registration deadline Aug. 6.

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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