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  • Piano Lessons - Online Course

    Ages 16 and up. Adult beginners welcome! Learn or review the basics of reading notes, rhythm, technique and harmony. These are individual half-hour lessons. Before your first online lesson your instructor will contact you to discuss your current skill level and goals, as well as compositions or curriculum books you may need. You will need access to a piano or keyboard for your lessons and practicing. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on accessing your online class.
  • Beginning and Intermediate Pottery & Wheelwork

    Receive expert instruction in throwing pieces using an electric wheel. Clay and glazes will be used and fee includes supplies. Additional fee for extra clay. Please note: All work must be done at class during designated class hours; projects worked on elsewhere or with other materials cannot be stored on-site or fired in our kilns. In accordance with MN State Mask Guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html) masks are currently not required. We strongly encourage all participants to continue bringing a mask and wear it in all instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Beginning and Intermediate Banjo or Guitar

    Ages 12 and up. These are in-person, individual half-hour lessons. Great for beginners and experienced strummers alike! Bring your own banjo or acoustic, electric or bass guitar to your lesson. In accordance with MN State Mask Guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html) masks are currently not required. We strongly encourage all participants to continue bringing a mask and wear it in all instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Beginning and Intermediate Banjo or Guitar Lessons - Online Course

    Ages 12 and up. These are individual half-hour online lessons. Great for beginners and experienced strummers alike! Have your own banjo, or acoustic, electric or bass guitar with you when logging in for your lesson. Before your first online lesson your instructor will contact you to discuss your current skill level and goals, as well as compositions or curriculum books you may need. This class is being offered using the Google Meet online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://www.spps.org/Page/28967. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Group Hand Drumming Lessons

    For both beginners and those with some experience. Drumming is a way to tell stories, create rhythms, and bond with others. Discover infectious rhythms from around the world and immerse yourself in authentic techniques, exercises, traditional and even contemporary songs! This is a group class and we'll jam together! Class will be either in a classroom or outside on school grounds, depending on the weather. Bring a hand drum if you have one. Don't have one? There will be drums available for you to use during class! For the safety of all, and because proper social distancing might not always be possible, please bring and wear a facemask during every class. In accordance with MN State Mask Guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html) masks are currently not required. We strongly encourage all participants to continue bringing a mask and wear it in all instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Blacksmith Fundamentals: Bottle Openers

    Ages 18 and up. Begin building your blacksmith skills by forging your own bottle opener! Bottle Openers are quick to make and can incorporate all basic blacksmithing processes in one compact project. End class with a celebratory bottle-opening to try out your new tool (that means a beer or soda is included!). Open to all experience levels. Class is limited to 8 participants. Please note the following before registering: *Wear closed toe shoes and dress in layers. Wear clothes you can get dirty. *Bring and wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth while you are at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center. *It is recommended that you bring your own work gloves and safety glasses. If you can't, there will be some to use; you will be asked to help sanitize them after use. *The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is located near George Floyd Square and the street with access to the parking lot may be closed to traffic. Please give yourself a little extra travel time in case you need to find street parking a block or two from the studio.
  • Nature Printed Books - Online Course

    Create beautiful hand stitched books with prints that celebrate the natural world! Discover slow stitching techniques and explore simple printmaking with real leaves, flowers and feathers. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes fabric, thread, needles, stamp pad, iron, scissors and found objects (leaves, flowers, feathers). This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Painting with Raindrops - Online Course

    Over three weeks, explore beautiful ways to collaborate with nature to create art including: painting with raindrops; printmaking with plants and feathers; weathering fabric and paper outside between rocks; slow stitching; and using stones, birch bark, lichen and moss as collage elements. We'll also draw simple natural shapes using a calligraphy pen and ink, and focus on working in a sketchbook throughout class - using it as a space to explore, experiment and play with ideas and techniques that you can take out into other parts of your art practice. There will be a blend of demonstrations, readings, prompts for reflection and time to create together. Supply list suggestions are included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering. This class is experimental which means you can gather any of the suggested supplies you are drawn to, but don't feel like you need to get them all. You can wait to watch the demonstrations in class and then decide which materials and techniques you would like to explore too. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Create Fabric Meditation Books - Online Course

    The meditative process of creating book structures out of textiles is playful and invites slow discoveries. We'll explore simple stitching designs and collage techniques using threads and scraps of fabric, and your instructor will show you how she creates a variety of books out of repurposed fabrics from things like curtains, napkins, and clothing that she finds at thrift stores. You are welcome to use repurposed or new fabrics in this class. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes fabric, thread, needles and scissors. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Drawing Cartoon Characters - Online Course

    Drawing cartoon characters is easier than you think! Focus on creating characters from basic shapes and angles and see where your creativity takes you. Please note - a smile and sense of humor is essential for this class! Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering, and includes: two .08 Micron black drawing pens; one number 2b pencil; one number 4b pencil; one eraser; one 9x12 or 11x14 drawing pad. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your class meeting information
  • Urban Sketching - Online/In-Person Hybrid Course

    For those with some drawing experience. Saint Paul is the perfect place to observe the intersection of urban landscape and nature. Discover how to capture the essence of wherever you are through sketches, and how adding journal entries to your sketches enhances the final product. Our first class, which will go over some Urban Sketching basics, meets on Zoom. The second class will be in-person at the Como Lakeside Pavilion in Saint Paul. Your last location will be discussed during class. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes: a sketchbook; pencils; micron pens; and watercolors. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your Zoom online meeting information, information on joining online meetings, as well as details about the in-person locations. In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • Watercolor Sketching - Online/In-Person Hybrid Course

    For both beginners and those with some experience. Watercolor sketching is a great way to gain confidence in your brushstroke. We'll focus on both sketches of flowers or plants, as well as broader sketches of scenery. Our first meeting will be online using the Zoom platform to go over basics. Week two will be on the grounds of Como Park, meeting by the Como Zoo and Conservatory. We'll discuss the location of our last meeting at class. Feel free to sign up for back-to-back sessions for day-long instruction. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes: watercolor paper sketchbook; pencils; micron pens; eraser; watercolor paints; brushes; viewfinder. The first class date meets online using the Zoom online platform. The second class dates meets in-person near the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. The last class will meet in-person. The location will be discussed at class. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your Zoom online meeting information, information on joining online meetings, as well as details about the in-person locations. In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • Drawing: Two-Point Perspective - Online Course

    Two-point perspective drawing creates depth, giving your sketches more realism. Let’s jump in and improve our ability to utilize two point perspective! Our practice will start by making drawings of objects floating in space and proceed to a more refined 2-point perspective piece. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes: paper; pencils; eraser; masonite or foam board; 32 inch ruler; and artist tape. This class meets online using the Zoom online platform. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your Zoom online meeting information, information on joining online meetings, as well as more specific details about the supply list.
  • Glasswork Fundamentals: Succulent Pot

    Design and BLOW your own succulent pot with help from the instructors at Vandalia Glassworks. Experience working with blow pipes, punties and optic molds that allow for more complex manipulation of the molten glass and get a glimpse of the skills that are needed to create more complex shapes. Though not required, it is recommended that students have taken a previous Glassworks Fundamentals class, or have equivalent experience, before registering for this class. All participants must be registered, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Please note the following before registering for this class: Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your class start time to check-in and sign waivers. Also note that vital safety procedures are covered at the very beginning of class. If you miss those, you could forfeit your place in class without reimbursement. Materials are provided; foreign substances (i.e., people/animal remains, stones, jewels, sand, etc.) cannot be added to the glass in this class. You may bring your own leather work gloves (that allow for easy movement of wrists and fingers) and safety glasses. If you can't, there will be some to use. Rubber and latex gloves are not allowed due to the heat. It is required to wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth while at Vandalia Glassworks, but note there will be moments during class when you and others will need to temporarily remove your face mask to complete your project. All pipes and tools are sanitized before each use. You must return a few days later to pick up your finished project. Projects will not be mailed or delivered.
  • Explore Textile Collage - Online Course

    Explore how to create collages with a variety of fabric scraps and textiles like clothing, dish towels, napkins, sewing projects - any fabric scraps you have on hand, or new fabrics you purchase to work with! We'll incorporate slow stitching into our pieces with a variety of beautiful threads too in this experimental, playful and tactile process. The first class will be demonstrations of techniques and compositions before you create your own textile collage to share with the group during week two. Receive encouragement and inspiration to keep creating! Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes fabric, archival glue, thread, needle, scissors and paper. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Beginning Watercolor Painting - Kit Included - Online Course

    Discover how to compose and paint floral watercolors. From a photograph or your favorite garden, we will sketch, compose and create a watercolor flower painting from light tones to dark. We will also review watercolor supplies, what paper to use, the properties of paint, color mixing, and how to compose a painting. This class comes with a customized kit containing high quality artist grade watercolor paper, paints, and everything else you need for the class from local art store Wet Paint Artists' Materials and Framing. Supply kits from Wet Paint (located at 1684 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105) are included in the price of the class. Supply kits will be available for you to pick up from Wet Paint one week prior to the class. See your registration confirmation email after registering, for more information. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your meeting link and more information on joining meetings.
  • Intermediate Watercolor Painting - Online Course

    Great for people who have taken Beginning Watercolor with Paige, or have some watercolor experience and want more. Compose and paint your own landscape, floral arrangement, or portrait, choosing your own source material with guidance from your instructor! Review watercolor techniques taught in beginning watercolor, and build on them as you make a tonal painting based off a photograph or sketch, before starting a final painting in class. This class can be taken more than once; work on different projects and continue developing your skills! Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering, and includes paper, professional grade watercolors, brushes and more. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.