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

 

Painting a Mural Part 1: Piece-by-Piece

Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
12:30-3:30pm

Join us for a fun “group” activity in painting. Each student will be given a tiny piece of a large painting image to copy on a small canvas. The painting will be selected by a committee of artists. Each small piece will be part of a puzzle that will become an entire painting! The finished mural will be displayed in an undisclosed room in FiftyNorth. You will love this adventure!!!

Instructor: Kate Douglas
Capacity:  10
Cost:  $120 nonmbr, $95 mbr, $10 platinum
NOTES: Bring a pencil, ruler and eraser.  All other materials are provided.

 

 

Beginning Calligraphy Workshop: Brush Lettering

Monday, Tuesday, February 10 & 11
9:00-12:00pm

This workshop will introduce students to Brush Lettering. This currently popular style of writing is easy to learn and could just get you hooked on the wonderful art of calligraphy. This workshop will provide step-by-step demonstration and individualized instruction to help each student produce beautiful letterforms. Proper care of tools, good practice habits, spacing and layout, resources, and other calligraphic possibilities will be presented and explored and by the end of the workshop students will be able to complete a final project of a small piece or a greeting card and envelope. No experience necessary

Instructor Sally Wightkin
Capacity:  10
Cost:    $65 nonmbr, $55 mbr, $10 plat equiv

NOTES: Sally Wightkin is a calligrapher with over 30 years of calligraphy and teaching experience. Sally creates art and teaches other calligraphy workshops in her studio located in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis.

 

 

Felted Bird House

Saturday, February 22
9:00-1:00pm

Create a felted pod for feathered friends who are returning in the spring. These eco Friendly houses provide a warm water resistant and windproof space for birds to build their nests and protect them from those early spring storms. Participants will get to create one small felted birdhouse pod that will be ready to take home and hang. Participants will need to be able work the wool by hand a bit more to create a 3-d form, but modifications will be shared during the class. All materials are provided but participants should bring two bath towels and a bag to carry your creation home.

Instructor: Erica Trebelhorn
Capacity:  10
Cost: $ 55 nonmbr, $ 45mbr, $15 plat-equiv

 

 

Painting a Mural Part 2: Piece by Piece

Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26
12:30-3:30pm

Join us for a fun “group” activity in painting. Each student will be given a tiny piece of a large painting image to copy on a small canvas. The painting will be selected by a committee of artists. Each small piece will be part of a puzzle that will become an entire painting! The finished mural will be displayed in an undisclosed room in FiftyNorth. You will love this adventure!!!

Instructor: Kate Douglas
Capacity:  10
Cost:  $ 120 nonmbr, $95 mbr, $10 platinum
Notes: Bring a pencil, eraser and ruler.  All other materials will be provided.

 

 

Flower Sun Catcher

Monday, March 9
10:00-11:00am

Try your hand at fused glass.  Make a beautiful flower sun catcher for your window.  Happy Spring!

Instructor:  Gerie Thelan
Capacity:  10
Cost:  $ 40nonmbr, $35 mbr, $25 plat-equiv

 

 

Art and Wine Mini Masters: Wood and Iowa Grapes

Wednesday, March 18
5:30-7:30pm

Grant Wood (1891-1942) was an American painter who is best known for his work depicting the Midwest. In 1930, he exhibited his most famous painting; American Gothic. This painting was among the most iconic and recognizable images in American art and helped propel Wood to fame and launch the Regionalist Movement, of which Wood became the de facto spokesperson.
We are scheduling the Mini-Master Wine and Canvas Series every other month.
If you are interested, most people enjoy the no-pressure fun experience of messing with art and learning something about the style and life of well-known artists. Bring nothing.

Instructor: Kate Douglas
Capacity: 10
Cost:   $36 nonmbr, $31 mbr, $13 platinum

 

 

Aromatherapy and More

Monday, April 20
10:00-11:30am

Have you ever  wondered about aromatherapy? Would you like to know more about the healing properties of essential oils? This is the class for you . In this class you will create your own first fused glass vase to put your own essential oils in for aromatherapy. Then you learn about different essential oils and what they can be used for. For example: Lavender essential oil is great for helping get a peaceful night sleep. Lime oil is the zest for life. After learning about the oils, you will then create your own blend to use in your vase you created.

Instructor:  Gerie Thelen
Capacity:  10
Cost:  $45 nonmbr, $40 mbr, $30 plat-equiv