Classes and workshops calendar published Oct. 7, 2020

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. Class size is limited, along with social restrictions. Registration deadline is one week prior to class. Late registration must contact the artist directly for permission.

Introduction to wood carving: Oct. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., $20, instructor Joe Hauger.

Carving knives outdoors: Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon, $20, next to walking bridge, instructor Joe Hauger.

Spore prints: Oct. 14, 6 to 8 p.m., $20, instructor Nicole Zemple.

Mushroom art: Oct. 15, 6 to 8 p.m., $20, instructor Nicole Zemple.


Make a Mandala: Oct. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. or Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, $20, instructor Krystl Louwagie.

Whittling for Kids: Oct. 28, 5 to 5:45 p.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m., $10, call for specific guidelines, instructor Joe Hauger.

David Pichaske: Nov. 4-5, “Finding Your Way,” A visit with author David Pichaske, no charge.

Cartoon You: Nov. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., or Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, $20 includes supplies, instructor Krystl Louwagie.

Line Portraits: Dec. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., or Dec. 10, 6 to 8 p.m., $20, bring photo of upper body & face to class, 4x6 or 5x7, instructor Krystl Louwagie.

Milan Village Arts

Milan Village Arts still has one class with registration open. 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:

Wood bowl turning: Oct. 24-25, 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 Oct. 10.

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 taking 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 or phone 320-214-4341.
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