Classes


Sawdust Savvy Workshop

05-20-2017

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sat, May 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 20 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Join us for a Sawdust Savvy workshop. In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at www.sawdustsavvy.com or register at the link provided.

Join us for a Sawdust Savvy workshop. In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at www.sawdustsavvy.com or register at the link provided.

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Beginning / Intermediate Potter on the Wheel

05-22-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 01 @ 6:30 pm Mon, May 08 @ 6:30 pm Mon, May 15 @ 6:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, May 22 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Beginning participants will learn basic techniques for throwing pots on the potter's wheel. For the intermediate potter, this class offers an in-depth development of more advanced skills and techniques. All students will be supported by the...

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Beginning participants will learn basic techniques for throwing pots on the potter's wheel. For the intermediate potter, this class offers an in-depth development of more advanced skills and techniques. All students will be supported by the instructor in developing the skills they would like to work on, and if they are unsure, the instructor has many ideas. Having a mix of skill levels in class makes for a fun and diverse learning environment.

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Sawdust Savvy Build-Your-Own Farmhouse Table Workshop

05-03-2017

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 03 @ 5:30 pm

Learn how to build your own Farmhouse Table with Sawdust Savvy!

This 2-session workshop will walk you through the steps and allow for hands-on learning, and you will take those skills with you and build your table at home. Participants will...

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Learn how to build your own Farmhouse Table with Sawdust Savvy!

This 2-session workshop will walk you through the steps and allow for hands-on learning, and you will take those skills with you and build your table at home. Participants will receive their detailed supply list at the first workshop, and are encouraged to buy the supplies before session 2. Supplies are not included in the workshop fee (supply fees are approximately $160). Some steps in the building process require an additional person (to help hold pieces in place while you screw them together).

The solid wood Farmhouse Dining Room Table is a Sawdust Savvy custom design. The table plans are for a table that measures 85" long by 38" wide but the length and width can easily be customized to fit your space. Built from a base of 4x4 and 2x4s, and finished in 2x8 and 2x10s with a decorative breadboard overhang, this sturdy table will meet the needs of every family. The table can be finished in any technique you desire - the workshop will cover stain and polyurethane application techniques.

Session 1 - Wed. April 19, 2017, 6-7:30pm: Introduction, review steps, receive supply/cut list, how to buy wood, tool lending program, intro to building techniques.

Session 2 - Wed. May 3, 2017, 5:30-10pm: Building the table base, building the tabletop, troubleshooting, assembling the table, finishing techniques.

Tools/Supplies Used: Participant must have a high quality power drill that they can use for their project. All other necessary tools can be borrowed through our Lending Program.

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Creating a Writing Life

06-01-2017

Presented by When Writing Meets Art at ArtReach St Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 04 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 11 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 18 @ 7:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, May 25 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jun 01 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Make art from the poignant moments and important stories of your life.
This class is for new to advanced writers, ages 18 and older, to create memoir, fiction, poetry or essay, offering:
- Weekly writing assignments and reading recommendations
-...




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Make art from the poignant moments and important stories of your life.
This class is for new to advanced writers, ages 18 and older, to create memoir, fiction, poetry or essay, offering:
- Weekly writing assignments and reading recommendations
- Helpful guidance and encouragement
- A supportive community of writers
- An opportunity to read your work to a friendly audience at Tin Bins cafe in Stillwater
- An opportunity to publish your work in the quarterly Valley Muses literary page in the Stillwater Gazette

Class terms of 8 weeks each are offered winter, spring, summer and fall.

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Crack and Stack Starter Class

05-06-2017

Presented by Alchemy Arts Studio at Alchemy Arts Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 06 @ 9:00 am

Create your own fused glass art piece in just one session — even if you’ve never attempted an art class before! Fused glass is an exciting and forgiving art medium for beginners.

Our super fun Starter Projects are a fun way to learn about...

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Create your own fused glass art piece in just one session — even if you’ve never attempted an art class before! Fused glass is an exciting and forgiving art medium for beginners.

Our super fun Starter Projects are a fun way to learn about fused glass and create a really cool project. You will learn step-by-step how to use the tools to work with glass creatively and safely.  Bring your ideas or don’t worry-we have plenty of samples and ideas.

 

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Experiencing Clay for Teens and Adults

05-23-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 09 @ 6:30 pm Tue, May 16 @ 6:30 pm Tue, May 23 @ 6:30 pm

If you are interested in enrolling in a Pottery on the Wheel class, but are not sure you are ready to commit to eight weeks, or you want to try your hand at multiple approaches to working with clay, Experiencing Clay is a great class for you....

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If you are interested in enrolling in a Pottery on the Wheel class, but are not sure you are ready to commit to eight weeks, or you want to try your hand at multiple approaches to working with clay, Experiencing Clay is a great class for you. Students will gain firsthand experience as they approch multiple facets of the ceramic-making process, including wheel-throwing, hand-building and functional pottery, and created sculptures in a variety of methods.

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Detective Science with Mad Science of Minnesota

05-13-2017

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 13 @ 1:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 13 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm for Second (STEM) Saturday! Detective Science. Join Mad Science of MN in the crime lab! Discover how science is used to solve crimes. Watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this...

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Join us on Saturday, May 13 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm for Second (STEM) Saturday! Detective Science. Join Mad Science of MN in the crime lab! Discover how science is used to solve crimes. Watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exciting exploration of the fundamentals of forensics. Take home your very own Personal Profile Kit. It's so much fun, it's criminal! Geared toward kids ages 6-10 years.

Program is free, but registration is required. Program funded, in part, by donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation. To register, call 651-275-4338 ext. 111, stop by the Public Services Desk, or visit our website at www.stillwaterlibrary.org. 

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Mother's Day Gifts: Clay Workshop

05-13-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 13 @ 1:00 pm

Spend the day with your mom or grandmother in this fune workship where you will work closely together as you learn basic hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, and clay clab-construction to make flower pots, coffee cups, and...

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Spend the day with your mom or grandmother in this fune workship where you will work closely together as you learn basic hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, and clay clab-construction to make flower pots, coffee cups, and decorative globes. Use light colored clay to brush on colorful decorations to create one-of-a-kind Mother's Day Gifts.

For adults with children ages 4+

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Sawdust Savvy On the Patio at The Tilted Tiki

06-06-2017

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at The Tilted Tiki, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 06 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for Sawdust Savvy on the Patio in our own beautiful downtown Stillwater! Sawdust Savvy is partnering with The Tilted Tiki to bring you a fun evening of DIY outside on the patio!  

Your registration includes ONE premium tropical drink...



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Join us for Sawdust Savvy on the Patio in our own beautiful downtown Stillwater! Sawdust Savvy is partnering with The Tilted Tiki to bring you a fun evening of DIY outside on the patio!  

Your registration includes ONE premium tropical drink from The Tilted Tiki (after the power tools have been used!). Additional drinks and appetizers will be available for purchase. 

In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at www.sawdustsavvy.com or register at the link provided.

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Sawdust Savvy Workshop

06-24-2017

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 17 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Join us for a Sawdust Savvy workshop. In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at www.sawdustsavvy.com or register at the link provided.

Join us for a Sawdust Savvy workshop. In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at www.sawdustsavvy.com or register at the link provided.

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Little Explorers

08-28-2017

Presented by Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Mon, Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Through stories, hands-on activities and a craft our youngest visitors discover a new letter of nature's alphabet each week. This special program captures the interest and imagination of children ages 3-6 and their adults. Join the fun at the...

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Through stories, hands-on activities and a craft our youngest visitors discover a new letter of nature's alphabet each week. This special program captures the interest and imagination of children ages 3-6 and their adults. Join the fun at the visitor center each Monday at 10 AM through Aug. 28  (with the exception of July 3).

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Fun with Clay: Ages 4-6

08-09-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Mon, Aug 07 @ 11:00 am Tue, Aug 08 @ 11:00 am Wed, Aug 09 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Explore the nature of clay and discover how it can be shaped into a variety of forms. Use your imagination in the fun class.

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-21...
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Explore the nature of clay and discover how it can be shaped into a variety of forms. Use your imagination in the fun class.

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-21 | 9 – 10 a.m. 
  • Week 7: Aug 7-9 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dress to get messy - some art materials may stain.

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Exploring Photography: Ages 8+

06-23-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Lead by instructor Deanna Grigus, students will learn functions of a basic camera to create great images while making unique
projects. Explore the history and science of photography and take photos outdoors during class. Projects can be taken...


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Lead by instructor Deanna Grigus, students will learn functions of a basic camera to create great images while making unique
projects. Explore the history and science of photography and take photos outdoors during class. Projects can be taken home
after the group show on the last day of class.

Class Fee: $134

Required: Digital camera (point and shoot or DSLR) with empty memory card, charged battery, and manual (if you have one).

This class will be held on Monday – Friday during the following week of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-23 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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Paper Weaving: Ages 5-8

06-21-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am

Instructor Ben Chirhart will teach students using paper to learn the “over-under” weaving pattern and how to use the color
wheel to create a blanket and a circus elephant. Learn about the art and culture of the Ho-Chunk Native Americans and
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Instructor Ben Chirhart will teach students using paper to learn the “over-under” weaving pattern and how to use the color
wheel to create a blanket and a circus elephant. Learn about the art and culture of the Ho-Chunk Native Americans and
apply your weaving expertise to make your very own paper basket.

Class fee: $30

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-21 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
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The scAVENGERS: Ages 8-12

06-23-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Instructors Brian Erdrich & Liz Malanaphy (Just Add Water) will help students tell Superhero stories from the St. Croix! Kids will learn about some of nature’s superheroes who help keep our river clean, and create a gripping tale of your very...

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Instructors Brian Erdrich & Liz Malanaphy (Just Add Water) will help students tell Superhero stories from the St. Croix! Kids will learn about some of nature’s superheroes who help keep our river clean, and create a gripping tale of your very own about how they save the world. The students’ short play will be presented to family and friends on Friday.

Class Fee: $175

This class will be held on Mondays – Fridays during the following week of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-23 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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Pottery on the Wheel: Ages 7-12

08-11-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 20 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 11:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 23 @ 11:00 am Mon, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 26 @ 11:00 am Mon, Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm Tue, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 27 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm Wed, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 28 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm Fri, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Jul 03 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 04 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 05 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 07 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Led by a Ceramics Studio Instructor, students will learn basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel. Create cups and
bowls, and finish them in a variety of fun ways. Pick up your work the following week, and bring home pottery you can
use,...



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Led by a Ceramics Studio Instructor, students will learn basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel. Create cups and
bowls, and finish them in a variety of fun ways. Pick up your work the following week, and bring home pottery you can
use, fired with colorful food-safe glazes.

Class Fee: $89

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays and Fridays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-21 & 23 | 11 am – 12:30 p.m. 
  • Week 2: June 26-28 & 30 | 9  – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Week 3: July 10-12 & 14 | 9  – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Week 4: July 17-19 & 21 | 9  – 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Week 5: July 24-26 & 28 | 9  – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Week 6: July 31-Aug 2 & 4 | 9  – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Week 7: Aug 7-9 & 11 | 9  – 10:30 a.m.

Dress to get messy - some art materials may stain. Pottery on the Wheel students MUST wear tennis shoes or other closed toed shoes (NO sandals or flip flops)

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Drawing with Perspective: Ages 8-12

06-21-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm

Led by instructor Ben Chirhart, students learn how to use the drawing techniques of 2-point perspective and shading to create their very own realistic drawing of a corner-store business they would like to own one day. Each student will take home...

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Led by instructor Ben Chirhart, students learn how to use the drawing techniques of 2-point perspective and shading to create their very own realistic drawing of a corner-store business they would like to own one day. Each student will take home a set of drawing and colored pencils.

Class Fee: $36

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-21 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
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Teen Pottery on the Wheel: Ages 13+

08-11-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm Tue, Jun 20 @ 1:30 pm Wed, Jun 21 @ 1:30 pm + 9 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 23 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm Tue, Jul 18 @ 1:30 pm Wed, Jul 19 @ 1:30 pm Fri, Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Aug 07 @ 1:30 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 1:30 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 1:30 pm Fri, Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm - less dates and times

Led by a Ceramics Studio Instructor, this class will cover basic bowls and more advanced vase and lidded forms using a variety of glaze decorating techniques. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.

Class Fee: $99

This class will be held on...

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Led by a Ceramics Studio Instructor, this class will cover basic bowls and more advanced vase and lidded forms using a variety of glaze decorating techniques. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.

Class Fee: $99

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays and Fridays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp:

  • Week 1: June 19-21 & 23 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 4: July 17-19 & 21 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 7: Aug 7-9 & 11 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Pottery on the Wheel students MUST wear tennis shoes or other closed toed shoes (NO sandals or flip flops)

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Papier-Mache Menagerie: Ages 7-12

06-23-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Instructor Amy Noonan will guide students in fun exploration of the art of papier maché, while developing a range of important 3-D building and structural skills. Study animals and learn the basics of building an armature to complete a group...

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Instructor Amy Noonan will guide students in fun exploration of the art of papier maché, while developing a range of important 3-D building and structural skills. Study animals and learn the basics of building an armature to complete a group piece together, and then build a real or imaginary animal of your own design to paint and embellish.

Class Fee: $115

This class will be held on Tuesdays-Fridays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

Week 1: June 20-23 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

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Famous Artist Highlight: Louise Nevelson: Ages 7-12

06-20-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm

Instructor Amy Noonan will help students learn about sculptor Louise Nevelson’s passionate struggle for fame as an immigrant and woman in the male-dominated art world of the mid-19th century. Inspired by her work, students will use cast-off...

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Instructor Amy Noonan will help students learn about sculptor Louise Nevelson’s passionate struggle for fame as an immigrant and woman in the male-dominated art world of the mid-19th century. Inspired by her work, students will use cast-off wood scraps to build and paint a small-scale, abstract sculpture of their own design.

Class Fee: $35

This class will be held on Tuesday, June 20 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

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Sawdust Savvy Workshop

05-20-2017

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sat, May 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 20 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Join us for a Sawdust Savvy workshop. In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at www.sawdustsavvy.com or register at the link provided.

Join us for a Sawdust Savvy workshop. In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at www.sawdustsavvy.com or register at the link provided.

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Beginning / Intermediate Potter on the Wheel

05-22-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 01 @ 6:30 pm Mon, May 08 @ 6:30 pm Mon, May 15 @ 6:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, May 22 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Beginning participants will learn basic techniques for throwing pots on the potter's wheel. For the intermediate potter, this class offers an in-depth development of more advanced skills and techniques. All students will be supported by the...

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Beginning participants will learn basic techniques for throwing pots on the potter's wheel. For the intermediate potter, this class offers an in-depth development of more advanced skills and techniques. All students will be supported by the instructor in developing the skills they would like to work on, and if they are unsure, the instructor has many ideas. Having a mix of skill levels in class makes for a fun and diverse learning environment.

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Sawdust Savvy Build-Your-Own Farmhouse Table Workshop

05-03-2017

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 03 @ 5:30 pm

Learn how to build your own Farmhouse Table with Sawdust Savvy!

This 2-session workshop will walk you through the steps and allow for hands-on learning, and you will take those skills with you and build your table at home. Participants will...

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Learn how to build your own Farmhouse Table with Sawdust Savvy!

This 2-session workshop will walk you through the steps and allow for hands-on learning, and you will take those skills with you and build your table at home. Participants will receive their detailed supply list at the first workshop, and are encouraged to buy the supplies before session 2. Supplies are not included in the workshop fee (supply fees are approximately $160). Some steps in the building process require an additional person (to help hold pieces in place while you screw them together).

The solid wood Farmhouse Dining Room Table is a Sawdust Savvy custom design. The table plans are for a table that measures 85" long by 38" wide but the length and width can easily be customized to fit your space. Built from a base of 4x4 and 2x4s, and finished in 2x8 and 2x10s with a decorative breadboard overhang, this sturdy table will meet the needs of every family. The table can be finished in any technique you desire - the workshop will cover stain and polyurethane application techniques.

Session 1 - Wed. April 19, 2017, 6-7:30pm: Introduction, review steps, receive supply/cut list, how to buy wood, tool lending program, intro to building techniques.

Session 2 - Wed. May 3, 2017, 5:30-10pm: Building the table base, building the tabletop, troubleshooting, assembling the table, finishing techniques.

Tools/Supplies Used: Participant must have a high quality power drill that they can use for their project. All other necessary tools can be borrowed through our Lending Program.

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Creating a Writing Life

06-01-2017

Presented by When Writing Meets Art at ArtReach St Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 04 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 11 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 18 @ 7:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, May 25 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jun 01 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Make art from the poignant moments and important stories of your life.
This class is for new to advanced writers, ages 18 and older, to create memoir, fiction, poetry or essay, offering:
- Weekly writing assignments and reading recommendations
-...




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Make art from the poignant moments and important stories of your life.
This class is for new to advanced writers, ages 18 and older, to create memoir, fiction, poetry or essay, offering:
- Weekly writing assignments and reading recommendations
- Helpful guidance and encouragement
- A supportive community of writers
- An opportunity to read your work to a friendly audience at Tin Bins cafe in Stillwater
- An opportunity to publish your work in the quarterly Valley Muses literary page in the Stillwater Gazette

Class terms of 8 weeks each are offered winter, spring, summer and fall.

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Crack and Stack Starter Class

05-06-2017

Presented by Alchemy Arts Studio at Alchemy Arts Studio, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 06 @ 9:00 am

Create your own fused glass art piece in just one session — even if you’ve never attempted an art class before! Fused glass is an exciting and forgiving art medium for beginners.

Our super fun Starter Projects are a fun way to learn about...

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Create your own fused glass art piece in just one session — even if you’ve never attempted an art class before! Fused glass is an exciting and forgiving art medium for beginners.

Our super fun Starter Projects are a fun way to learn about fused glass and create a really cool project. You will learn step-by-step how to use the tools to work with glass creatively and safely.  Bring your ideas or don’t worry-we have plenty of samples and ideas.

 

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Experiencing Clay for Teens and Adults

05-23-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 09 @ 6:30 pm Tue, May 16 @ 6:30 pm Tue, May 23 @ 6:30 pm

If you are interested in enrolling in a Pottery on the Wheel class, but are not sure you are ready to commit to eight weeks, or you want to try your hand at multiple approaches to working with clay, Experiencing Clay is a great class for you....

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If you are interested in enrolling in a Pottery on the Wheel class, but are not sure you are ready to commit to eight weeks, or you want to try your hand at multiple approaches to working with clay, Experiencing Clay is a great class for you. Students will gain firsthand experience as they approch multiple facets of the ceramic-making process, including wheel-throwing, hand-building and functional pottery, and created sculptures in a variety of methods.

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Detective Science with Mad Science of Minnesota

05-13-2017

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 13 @ 1:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 13 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm for Second (STEM) Saturday! Detective Science. Join Mad Science of MN in the crime lab! Discover how science is used to solve crimes. Watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this...

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Join us on Saturday, May 13 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm for Second (STEM) Saturday! Detective Science. Join Mad Science of MN in the crime lab! Discover how science is used to solve crimes. Watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exciting exploration of the fundamentals of forensics. Take home your very own Personal Profile Kit. It's so much fun, it's criminal! Geared toward kids ages 6-10 years.

Program is free, but registration is required. Program funded, in part, by donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation. To register, call 651-275-4338 ext. 111, stop by the Public Services Desk, or visit our website at www.stillwaterlibrary.org. 

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Mother's Day Gifts: Clay Workshop

05-13-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 13 @ 1:00 pm

Spend the day with your mom or grandmother in this fune workship where you will work closely together as you learn basic hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, and clay clab-construction to make flower pots, coffee cups, and...

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Spend the day with your mom or grandmother in this fune workship where you will work closely together as you learn basic hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, and clay clab-construction to make flower pots, coffee cups, and decorative globes. Use light colored clay to brush on colorful decorations to create one-of-a-kind Mother's Day Gifts.

For adults with children ages 4+

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Sawdust Savvy On the Patio at The Tilted Tiki

06-06-2017

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at The Tilted Tiki, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 06 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for Sawdust Savvy on the Patio in our own beautiful downtown Stillwater! Sawdust Savvy is partnering with The Tilted Tiki to bring you a fun evening of DIY outside on the patio!  

Your registration includes ONE premium tropical drink...



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Join us for Sawdust Savvy on the Patio in our own beautiful downtown Stillwater! Sawdust Savvy is partnering with The Tilted Tiki to bring you a fun evening of DIY outside on the patio!  

Your registration includes ONE premium tropical drink from The Tilted Tiki (after the power tools have been used!). Additional drinks and appetizers will be available for purchase. 

In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at www.sawdustsavvy.com or register at the link provided.

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Sawdust Savvy Workshop

06-24-2017

Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 17 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Join us for a Sawdust Savvy workshop. In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at www.sawdustsavvy.com or register at the link provided.

Join us for a Sawdust Savvy workshop. In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at www.sawdustsavvy.com or register at the link provided.

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Little Explorers

08-28-2017

Presented by Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Mon, Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Through stories, hands-on activities and a craft our youngest visitors discover a new letter of nature's alphabet each week. This special program captures the interest and imagination of children ages 3-6 and their adults. Join the fun at the...

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Through stories, hands-on activities and a craft our youngest visitors discover a new letter of nature's alphabet each week. This special program captures the interest and imagination of children ages 3-6 and their adults. Join the fun at the visitor center each Monday at 10 AM through Aug. 28  (with the exception of July 3).

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Fun with Clay: Ages 4-6

08-09-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Mon, Aug 07 @ 11:00 am Tue, Aug 08 @ 11:00 am Wed, Aug 09 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Explore the nature of clay and discover how it can be shaped into a variety of forms. Use your imagination in the fun class.

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-21...
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Explore the nature of clay and discover how it can be shaped into a variety of forms. Use your imagination in the fun class.

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-21 | 9 – 10 a.m. 
  • Week 7: Aug 7-9 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dress to get messy - some art materials may stain.

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Exploring Photography: Ages 8+

06-23-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Lead by instructor Deanna Grigus, students will learn functions of a basic camera to create great images while making unique
projects. Explore the history and science of photography and take photos outdoors during class. Projects can be taken...


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Lead by instructor Deanna Grigus, students will learn functions of a basic camera to create great images while making unique
projects. Explore the history and science of photography and take photos outdoors during class. Projects can be taken home
after the group show on the last day of class.

Class Fee: $134

Required: Digital camera (point and shoot or DSLR) with empty memory card, charged battery, and manual (if you have one).

This class will be held on Monday – Friday during the following week of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-23 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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Paper Weaving: Ages 5-8

06-21-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am

Instructor Ben Chirhart will teach students using paper to learn the “over-under” weaving pattern and how to use the color
wheel to create a blanket and a circus elephant. Learn about the art and culture of the Ho-Chunk Native Americans and
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Instructor Ben Chirhart will teach students using paper to learn the “over-under” weaving pattern and how to use the color
wheel to create a blanket and a circus elephant. Learn about the art and culture of the Ho-Chunk Native Americans and
apply your weaving expertise to make your very own paper basket.

Class fee: $30

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-21 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
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The scAVENGERS: Ages 8-12

06-23-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Instructors Brian Erdrich & Liz Malanaphy (Just Add Water) will help students tell Superhero stories from the St. Croix! Kids will learn about some of nature’s superheroes who help keep our river clean, and create a gripping tale of your very...

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Instructors Brian Erdrich & Liz Malanaphy (Just Add Water) will help students tell Superhero stories from the St. Croix! Kids will learn about some of nature’s superheroes who help keep our river clean, and create a gripping tale of your very own about how they save the world. The students’ short play will be presented to family and friends on Friday.

Class Fee: $175

This class will be held on Mondays – Fridays during the following week of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-23 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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Pottery on the Wheel: Ages 7-12

08-11-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 20 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 11:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 23 @ 11:00 am Mon, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 26 @ 11:00 am Mon, Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm Tue, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 27 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm Wed, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 28 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm Fri, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 30 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Jul 03 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 04 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 05 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 07 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Led by a Ceramics Studio Instructor, students will learn basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel. Create cups and
bowls, and finish them in a variety of fun ways. Pick up your work the following week, and bring home pottery you can
use,...



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Led by a Ceramics Studio Instructor, students will learn basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel. Create cups and
bowls, and finish them in a variety of fun ways. Pick up your work the following week, and bring home pottery you can
use, fired with colorful food-safe glazes.

Class Fee: $89

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays and Fridays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-21 & 23 | 11 am – 12:30 p.m. 
  • Week 2: June 26-28 & 30 | 9  – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Week 3: July 10-12 & 14 | 9  – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Week 4: July 17-19 & 21 | 9  – 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Week 5: July 24-26 & 28 | 9  – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Week 6: July 31-Aug 2 & 4 | 9  – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Week 7: Aug 7-9 & 11 | 9  – 10:30 a.m.

Dress to get messy - some art materials may stain. Pottery on the Wheel students MUST wear tennis shoes or other closed toed shoes (NO sandals or flip flops)

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Drawing with Perspective: Ages 8-12

06-21-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm

Led by instructor Ben Chirhart, students learn how to use the drawing techniques of 2-point perspective and shading to create their very own realistic drawing of a corner-store business they would like to own one day. Each student will take home...

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Led by instructor Ben Chirhart, students learn how to use the drawing techniques of 2-point perspective and shading to create their very own realistic drawing of a corner-store business they would like to own one day. Each student will take home a set of drawing and colored pencils.

Class Fee: $36

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

  • Week 1: June 19-21 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
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Teen Pottery on the Wheel: Ages 13+

08-11-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm Tue, Jun 20 @ 1:30 pm Wed, Jun 21 @ 1:30 pm + 9 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 23 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm Tue, Jul 18 @ 1:30 pm Wed, Jul 19 @ 1:30 pm Fri, Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Aug 07 @ 1:30 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 1:30 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 1:30 pm Fri, Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm - less dates and times

Led by a Ceramics Studio Instructor, this class will cover basic bowls and more advanced vase and lidded forms using a variety of glaze decorating techniques. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.

Class Fee: $99

This class will be held on...

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Led by a Ceramics Studio Instructor, this class will cover basic bowls and more advanced vase and lidded forms using a variety of glaze decorating techniques. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.

Class Fee: $99

This class will be held on Mondays – Wednesdays and Fridays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp:

  • Week 1: June 19-21 & 23 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 4: July 17-19 & 21 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Week 7: Aug 7-9 & 11 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Pottery on the Wheel students MUST wear tennis shoes or other closed toed shoes (NO sandals or flip flops)

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Papier-Mache Menagerie: Ages 7-12

06-23-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Instructor Amy Noonan will guide students in fun exploration of the art of papier maché, while developing a range of important 3-D building and structural skills. Study animals and learn the basics of building an armature to complete a group...

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Instructor Amy Noonan will guide students in fun exploration of the art of papier maché, while developing a range of important 3-D building and structural skills. Study animals and learn the basics of building an armature to complete a group piece together, and then build a real or imaginary animal of your own design to paint and embellish.

Class Fee: $115

This class will be held on Tuesdays-Fridays during the following weeks of Summer Art Camp: 

Week 1: June 20-23 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

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Famous Artist Highlight: Louise Nevelson: Ages 7-12

06-20-2017

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm

Instructor Amy Noonan will help students learn about sculptor Louise Nevelson’s passionate struggle for fame as an immigrant and woman in the male-dominated art world of the mid-19th century. Inspired by her work, students will use cast-off...

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Instructor Amy Noonan will help students learn about sculptor Louise Nevelson’s passionate struggle for fame as an immigrant and woman in the male-dominated art world of the mid-19th century. Inspired by her work, students will use cast-off wood scraps to build and paint a small-scale, abstract sculpture of their own design.

Class Fee: $35

This class will be held on Tuesday, June 20 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

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