Classes and workshops calendar published May 11, 2022

Art classes and meetings in the area

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Willmar Community Center

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

Button Bouquet: May 12, 2 p.m., $5; This colorful button bouquet will make the perfect pop of spring color, pre-registration required.

Summer sign: May 19, 2:30 p.m., $32; D & H Design will help you put together a fun summer sign, all supplies provided, pre-registration required.

Little Art session: May 25, 2 to 5 p.m., free; Create art to be on display in our Little Art Galleries around Willmar.

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:


Shrink box magic: May 31-June 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructors Bill Rickard and Scott Johson; beginner and above, minimum age 18; you will remove the bark from a section of a green tree or branch, hollow it out, fit the bottom in and carve and fit the lid; tuition $200, supplies $30; registration deadline May 17.

Tool sharpening demystified: June 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Paul Linden; beginners and above, minimum age 16; focus on the process of sharpening and maintaining various edge tools for woodworking with hands-on opportunity to take a tool to perfect sharpness; tuition $75, supply fee $25; registration deadline May 21.

Kolrosing, a Scandinavian tradition: June 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Ty Thornock; beginners and above, minimum age 14; specially designed knife is used to cut fine lines into the wood which is backfilled with pigments; tuition $90, registration deadline June 4.

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 or phone 320-214-4341.
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