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Classes and workshops calendar published Nov. 14, 2019

Art classes and meetings in the area

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Willmar Community Center

Several events are scheduled for the upcoming months at the Willmar Community Center. For more information contact Darlene Schroeder at 599-4700.

Jammin’ Uke Group: Nov. 15, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; community jam will feature familiar songs, open to all levels of uke players and those that want to sing-a-long; intro workshop on the basics at 5 p.m. to get newbies started, free.

Drum Circle: Nov. 15, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.; all ages welcome to participate in hand drum circle, no no experience needed, drums provided, free.

Canvas & Coffee: 2 p.m., Nov. 18, art session with Blue Ice Studio, $35, pre-register by calling 320-441-8742 or online at blueicestudio.com.

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Willmar Community Education

Willmar Community Education has several art related classes scheduled. Pre-registration is required for all the classes, register online at www.cewillmarmn.com or in person at Jefferson Learning Center. Cooking classes are in the Food and Drink calendar elsewhere in today’s paper.

Stained glass for beginners: Nov. 26, 7-9 p.m., and Dec. 7 and 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Willmar Senior High School, ages 15 and up; instructor Tom Nelson; $65 fee plus $25 to $70 for supplies; make a copper foil method piece. Lead assembly techniques will be demonstrated.

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.

Chip carving: Nov. 21, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; $15 plus $5 for materials, maximum of 6 participants; Joe Hauger provides a quick introduction to the art of chip carving; knives available to borrow or purchase from instructor.

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. milanvillageartsschool.org; email: mvas@fedteldirect.net. The art school has several studios. Check the website for studio dates and more information. Upcoming classes listed by registration deadline are:

Biscotti sampler: Dec. 7, 1-5 p.m., instructor Maureen Hark; beginner and above; we will make biscotti, an Italian crunchy twice baked cookie, often containing nuts, chocolate, spices and dried fruit that stores well; make several different recipes and some to take home; tuition $65, supplies included; registration deadline Nov. 23.

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.

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PMC Nature’s Beauty: Jan. 5, 9 a.m.to 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 Spoon Gathering: June 4-6, all day and into the evening; family friendly event for those interested in wood spoon carving and traditional handcrafts; tickets go on sale Jan. 15.

Sami-inspired bracelets: Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Norma Refsal; beginner and above; working in leather, nickel-free pewter thread and antler; very close hand work, if you need extra magnification, you will need to bring your own; tuition $100, supplies $35; registration deadline Feb. 1.

Sami-inspired bracelets, advanced: Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Norma Refsal; some experience in Sami bracelet making required; very close hand work, if you need extra magnification, you will need to bring your own; tuition $100, supplies $50; registration deadline Feb. 1.

Wood spoon carving: Feb. 22-23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Fred Livesay; beginner and above; learn to use a knife for roughing and finishing spoons; tuition $165, supplies $30, additional spoon blanks for sale; registration deadline Feb. 8.

Quick and even quicker cinnamon rolls: Feb. 22, 1 to 5 p.m., instructor Maureen Hark; beginner and above; learn to make two kinds of cinnamon rolls; tuition $65, supplies included; registration deadline Feb. 8.

Classical drawing 1: Feb. 29-March 1; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Michele Steffen; in the 2-day class students will explore the use of various drawing materials and learn how to apply basic elements and principles of art and design; tuition $145, registration deadline Feb. 15.

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Wood bowl turning: March 7-8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Steve Mullins; beginner and above, learn the basic skills needed to turn a wooden bowl from “green” unseasoned wood; tuition $230, supplies $45; registration deadline Feb. 22.

Fresh spring rolls: March 14, 1 to 4 p.m., instructor Hua Yang; beginner and above; learn how to make spring rolls with fresh vegetables, savory meats and noodles rolled in rice paper with a special sauce for dipping; tuition $55, registration deadline Feb. 29.

East Asian Brush painting: March 14-15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Michele Steffen; Explore the ancient art of Japanese Sumi-E and Chinese style brush painting; tuition $155, all class materials supplied by the instructor; registration deadline Feb. 29.

Scandinavian flat plane carving: March 21-22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Bill Jaeger; beginner and above; tuition $150; registration deadline March 7.

Acanthus carving: August 23-27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Jock Holmen; beginner and above; learn to carve elegant, ornate leaf designs in wood; tuition $325; registration deadline March 7.

Stained glass: March 28-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Kim Bakken-Parr; adults and teens, beginners and above; learn and practice the copper foil stained glass technique; tuition $150, supplies $30; registration deadline March 14.

Weaving rugs: April 3-5, Friday evening through Sunday; instructor Diana Soehren; members who have taken this workshop have access to the Loom Room to work on their own projects; tuition $90, supplies $10 or more; registration deadline March 21.

Polish Pisanki: April 4-5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor John Rajtar;beginner and above; learn the old world method of the ancient art form of Pisanki, writing symbols, designs on an egg, transforming the elements of the earth – water, air and fire into something precious and wondrous; tuition $155, supplies $20; registration deadline March 21.

Silversmithing 1: May 1-3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 3 day class; instructor Marilyn Hanson; beginner, no experience necessary, learn the basics, including how to solder and how to use most of the tools; tuition $195, supplies $70 to $90 depending on market price and $5 acetylene fee; no outside silver; Silver studio is available to those completing this class; registration deadline March 21.

Silversmithing 1: May 8-10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 3 day class; same as class above; registration deadline March 28.

Silversmithing 2: May 15-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 3 day class; instructor Marilyn Hanson; designed for both intermediate and advanced students; tuition $195, supplies dependant on use and current market price and $5 acetylene fee; registration deadline April 4.

Luffarslojd Scandinavian Wirework: April 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Faith Clover; beginner and above; make useful and decorative items using wire; tuition $85, supplies $15; registration deadline April 4.

Focaccia: April 18, 1 to 5 p.m., instructor Maureen Hark; beginner and above; learn to make Focaccia using an easy, no-knead recipe; tuition $65, supplies included; registration deadline April 4.

Viking knit bracelet: April 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Kathy Nardi; beginners and above; learn the fundamentals practicing first with copper wire with sterling silver wire as an option; tuition $100, supplies $20 to $40 depending on market price; registration deadline April 4.

Norwegian Skinnfeller: April 25-26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Karen Aakre; beginner and above; Skinnfeller is a Norwegian craft of sewing sheepskins together and then decorating them; make mittens in the size of your choice; tuition $160, supplies $50 plus the cost of the skin; registration deadline April 11.

Tool sharpening demystified: June 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Paul Linden; beginners and above; 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 $35; registration deadline May 23.

Kolrosing, a Scandinavian tradition: June 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Ty Thornock; beginners and above; specially designed knife is used to cut fine lines into the wood; tuition $90, registration deadline June 6.

Introduction to Watercolor painting: June 27-28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Michele Steffen; watercolor painting demystified; tuition $15, registration deadline June 13.

Studios

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

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 taken the framing workshop and are MVAS members; $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 dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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