Classes in the Arts

Register for these programs: by phone (507-664-3700), in person at FiftyNorth, or by clicking on the title of the class
Please pre-register and check-in for all classes no matter your membership levels. It is also important to check-in at the front desk when you arrive for your class.  We use attendance data for grant applications, insurance reimbursement, space planning and determining whether or not to cancel a class.
Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of classes for those who find the cost a financial hardship

 

 

ZOOM Art – Art Journaling II: Accordion Design

Tuesday, Thursday, April 13 & 15
1:00-3:00pm

In this class, we’ll make a fun “accordion” style art journal. You’ll learn several techniques that you can use over and over in additional books.  Most materials will be provided but you can personalize your journal by using art supplies or treasures from your stash. The sample journal has a “nature” theme. You can do yours the same or follow a theme that speaks to you.
In the first session, you’ll fold watercolor paper to make the basic book, decide on general page designs, and create the embellishments. In the second session, you’ll finish constructing the journal.

Instructor: Pat Jorstad
Capacity:  15
Cost: $40 nonmbr, $30 mbr, $15 platinum
Registration Deadline: April 8
Zoom link will be emailed to you 1 day prior to class
MATERIALS PROVIDED IN KIT FOR EACH STUDENT (Pick up at FiftyNorth April 9-12):
2 pieces 10×14 watercolor paper
Old music pages
Tracing paper
Unused tea bags
Beads
Wire
White gel pen, fine point
Instructional handout

MATERIALS STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE:
Watercolor paint, acrylic paint, pastels – whatever media you like to use
Long ruler
Pencil, eraser
Scissors
Glue – PVA glue, Elmer’s glue, glue stick, or gel medium
Additional items to use for decorating your book – ornamental threads, stencils, stamps, stickers, collage items, markers, washi tape, scraps of fabric or paper.

 

 

ZOOM Art – Paint a Portrait of your Pet 2.0

Monday, Tuesday, April 26, 27
10:00-12:00pm

Artist Julie Fakler will teach you step by step on how to paint a portrait of your pet. In class you’ll learn about under painting, form, shape and color. In the first class we will complete the first layer of colors(paint), and we’ll return the next day to add a second layer of colors(paint). If time allows more layers can be added to your masterpiece. Wear clothes that can get paint on them.

The class is for all experience levels. Julie has taught Paint a Portrait of Your Pet class to students ages 3 to 79. The class is taught step by step. Over all there are 7 steps, and on the second day of class we repeat the steps. If you don’t have a pet you can still take the class, paint a family or friends’ pet, or Julie can provide a photo of a pet too.

Instructor: Julie Fakler
Capacity:  10
Cost: $35 nonmbr, $25 mbr, $15 platinum
Registration deadline: April 19
NOTES: Email your pet reference photo to juliefakler@gmail.com by April 19.
Supplies are included. Kits can be picked up at FiftyNorth starting April 23.

Zoom link will be emailed to you 1 day prior to class.

Materials you should have available from home:
paint palette: I use an ice cream lid, you can use a plate, or actual palette.
water container for brushes
shop towels or paper towels
large surface to work on/table

Julie Fakler is a fiscal year 2021 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Jewels: Preserve a Memory

Wednesday, May 5
11:00-11:45am

Do you have trinkets, brooches, old keys, costume jewelry, or … that you would like to preserve? This project will turn them into a keepsake for your window, wall or mirror.
During class, you can learn to shape flexible wire into fun designs while attaching your special item(s). It’s an easy project with beautiful results! If time permits, make more than one.
Supplies are included. Just bring your trinkets and a needle nose plier if you have one!

Instructor: Darla DeLong
Capacity:  6
Cost: $25 nonmbr, 20 mbr, $ 10 platinum
Space:  Room 106

 

 

ONLINE – Butterfly Garden Stake – Fused Glass

Tuesday, May 11
10:00-12:00pm

Butterfly Garden stake: Spring is in the air and the flowers are starting to pop up. Here is your chance to add to your flower beds with your own fused glass butterfly garden stake. No experience necessary.
ART SUPPLY KIT INCLUDED: Pick up supply kit starting Friday, May 7.

Instructor: Geri Thelen
Capacity:  15
Cost: $40 nonmbr, $35mbr, $25 platinum
Registration deadline:  May 6
Space:  Online through zoom
Note:
Zoom link sent 1 day prior to class.
Return kits after class to FiftyNorth. Pick up at FiftyNorth when finished firing.

 

 

Vintage Jewels: Preserve a Memory

Thursday, May 13
1:00-1:45pm

Do you have trinkets, brooches, old keys, costume jewelry, or … that you would like to preserve? This project will turn them into a keepsake for your window, wall or mirror.
During class, you can learn to shape flexible wire into fun designs while attaching your special item(s). It’s an easy project with beautiful results! If time permits, make more than one.
Supplies are included. Just bring your trinkets and a needle nose plier if you have one!

Instructor: Darla DeLong
Capacity:  6
Cost: $25 nonmbr, 20 mbr, $ 10 platinum
Space:  Room 106