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  • Abstract Flowers: Acrylics, Collage and Watercolor - Kit Included - Online Course

    Get introduced to mixed media arts using acrylic paint, collage and watercolors! Mix it up and create either two 8” x 11” paintings or four smaller paintings. No experience necessary. This class comes with a customized kit containing art supplies needed 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 class confirmation email after registering, for more information. In addition to the kit you will need to have the following on hand: fine mist spray bottle, scissors, paper towels, pop-up tissues, two containers for holding water (plastic cup, mason jar, etc...), as well as newsprint and decorative napkins for collage. 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. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Acting for Beginners - Online Course

    Explore the basic tenets of acting including voice, character analysis and scene study, and perform brief monologues from various playwrights, as we seek to apply these basics to rehearsing and performing. All beginning levels welcome to learn, whether this is your very first acting class or you've got a little bit of experience and want to learn 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 class meeting information.
  • Beginning Group Vocal Lessons (Online Course)

    Whether you sing in a choir or stick to the shower, vocal lessons are a great way to work on breathing, posture, phrasing and diction. Come improve your vocal technique in a small group environment! Offered in partnership with St. Joseph's School of Music. 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. 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.
  • Beginning Ink & Pencil: Let's Get Loose - Online Course

    Getting and staying loose is a challenge for all artists, aspiring or accomplished. Develop skills in hatching, crosshatching, line drawing and stippling, through exercises meant to keep you relaxed and your hands leading the way. Please come to class with the following supplies: one number 3 Pigma Micron pen, one number 5 Pigma Micron pen, one number 8 Pigma Micron pen, one number 2b drawing pencil, one eraser, one 11x14 Strathmore Bristol 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 Class Confirmation email for your class meeting information.
  • 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 class 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. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Beginning and Intermediate Banjo or Guitar Lessons - Online Course

    Ages 12 and up. Bring your own banjo, or acoustic, electric or bass guitar. These are individual half-hour lessons. When registering please select which instrument you are interested in. 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.
  • 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 the entire time 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. *You may have your temperature taken when arriving. If you have a fever or other signs of illness, please do not come to class. *The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is located near the George Floyd Memorial and the street with access to the parking lot may be closed to traffic. Please give yourself a little extra time to find street parking a block or two from the studio.
  • Drawing to Destress (Online Class)

    Practice art activities that are both meditative and get energy out and onto the paper! We'll go over basic drawing techniques, how to choose compositions in our immediate surroundings and discover how scribbles and patterns can be an outlet to keep moving and release stress. Bring a pencil, ruler, eraser and pad of paper - any brands/types will do. Optional supplies: watercolors (kid set or artist grade), watercolor paper and a water cup. 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.
  • Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera (Online/In-Person Combo)

    Explore the functions of the digital SLR camera including the camera's mode and manual settings, flash, and other camera functions Have your camera with you for a hands-on learning experience. On our last night of class we will meet outside for additional guidance and the chance to apply what you've learned! The first three nights of the class (Monday - Wednesday) are online using the Zoom platform. The fourth night (Thursday) will be in-person at Como Park. Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing won't be possible, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth to protect our instructor as well as each other. Cameras must have full manual functions. The online portions of this class are 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 class meeting information.
  • Glasswork Fundamentals: Paperweights

    Work with an instructor at Vandalia Glassworks to design and create a solid paperweight unique to you. The paperweight is the most fun and forgiving piece for first time glass blowers. You'll learn basic fundamentals of glasswork including gathering, coloring, shaping, and transferring the piece off the pipe. Class size is limited to 6 people. Please note the following before registering for this class: *Bring and wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth the entire time you are at Vandalia Glassworks *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. *You will need to return at a later date to pick up your finished paperweight.
  • Metal Casting: Form and Function

    Design and cast a bottle opener, wall hook, belt buckle, door knob or door knocker using the ancient art of sand casting. Create your sand mold using Plasticine clay, found objects, or a wood/foam pattern. Choose bronze or aluminum to fill your mold, and learn how to clean and treat your casting. $5.00 per pound of finished metal will be assessed at class and is payable to the instructor Please note: This class is limited to 6 participants for social distancing purposes. Participants are required to bring and wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth while at class and may be subjected to temperature checks when arriving. Gloves will be made available, and all tools and work-spaces will be sanitized.
  • Nature Art (Online Course)

    Make beautiful art using nature! Explore a variety of projects and mediums during this 4-week experimental art class including: Printmaking with leaves and feathers on different papers Collage using items like pine needles Abstract mark making to create unique collage papers, gift wrap and notecards And, how to create small wall hangings. Your Instructor will demonstrate many different materials and projects and you can pick and choose which ones you would like to explore. Great for anyone looking for new ways to connect with nature and it's healing powers, expand creative abilities and have fun! Open to all skill levels. Supply list provided in your confirmation email. 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 class meeting information.
  • Needle Felted Pumpkin - Kit Included (Online Course)

    Needle felting is a quick and easy art form. Using a barbed needle and wool roving, create a perfect pumpkin for your fall decorating. No experience necessary! Needle Felting Pumpkin kit is included in the price and will have all the supplies necessary for the class. You will need to pick up your kit prior to the first day of class, and will be contacted in mid-October with 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 Class Confirmation email for your class meeting details and more information on joining Zoom meetings.
  • 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.
  • Playing with Watercolor (Online Course)

    Watercolor painting doesn’t have to be hard! We’ll focus on smaller paintings for use as cards or small framed paintings. Different techniques and paintings each week! Please note there is a supply list of materials you will need to purchase for this class including: brushes, watercolor paper, watercolors and watercolor pencils. Materials can be found at any art store and full details will be in your Class Confirmation email after registration. 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 class meeting details and more information on joining Zoom meetings.
  • Plein Air Sketching - Kit Included (Online Course)

    For beginners as well as those looking to refresh. Minnesota autumns are perfect for sketching outside, or as the French would say, en plein air. Discover drawing techniques that help capture what you see in reality including: composition, series creation, strengthening drawing skills, perspective, and sighting skills. Using these skills, develop your own sketching style that you can explore and deepen over time. This class comes with a customized kit containing high quality artist grade supplies 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 class 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. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.