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ArtStart Joins the Art Shanty Projects On-Ice!
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ArtStart Joins the Art Shanty Projects On-Ice!

Free
Calendar Feb 1, 2023 at 6:30 pm

The Art Shanty Projects* is a perfect opportunity for families and individuals to create one-of-a kind structures, imaginative contraptions or wearable art cars to celebrate with other creatives in the out-of-doors on a winter weekend day at Bde Unma (Lake Harriet) in Minneapolis! 

ArtStart is offering low-cost creative art materials at a 10% discount and a free consultation provided by ArtStart artists for individuals or families who want to showcase their imaginative art works at the Art Shanty Projects. To be eligible to receive the 10% materials discount and free class:

  • First register by January 26th. 
  • Then shop and pick out your materials on any of the following dates at ArtStart’s ArtScraps: January 20-21 or January 27-28 in preparation for the February 1 class.
  • Then attend the free February 1 class at 6:30 pm on Zoom for advice and suggestions.
  • Finally, join Art Shanty revelers on the weekend that works for you-February 4-5 or February 11-12 and showcase your individual or family creation and participate in the Wearable Art and Contraptions Parade at 12:30 pm. each day

For questions, contact carol@artstart.org.

*The Art Shanty Projects take place on Bde Unma (Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Minnesota) from January 21 through February 12, 2023. Public hours are 10am – 4pm every Saturday and Sunday. The project welcomes grown adults and kids of all ages to play / learn / grow / laugh / smile / sing / groove / gather with us in the Art Shanty village. 

Felting Valentine’s Day Tokens of Love
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Felting Valentine’s Day Tokens of Love

$50

with Gustavo Boada

Calendar Feb 4, 2023 at 1 pm

Work with artist Gustavo Boada to learn the technique of dry needle felting. Then create a variety of heart-felt expressions of love using felting tools, roving and more. Now you are set give to these very colorful and unique tokens of love to those dearest to you on Valentine’s Day.  

No experience necessary. All materials provided. This class is in-person at ArtScraps. 

Dates: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
For adults
Registration Deadline: January 28

Surrealist Women in Art: Sculpture

$45

with Anne Sawyer

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Come and play! Learn about the work of Meret Oppenheim, Dorothea Tanning, and other fabulous surrealist sculptors. Explore some of the highly accessible techniques these artists used to develop their unique styles, then dive in with some fun, tactile activities that help free your mind up. 

No experience necessary. All materials provided. Class will be on Zoom. If you live outside of the Twin Cities 7-county area, please signup at least 2 weeks in advance so we can make sure your art kit will get to you. 

Dates: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
For adults
Registration Deadline: January 28

A Beaded Pouch

$50

with Julie Boada

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Julie Boada of the Fond du Lac people introduces the art of beading. Work with Julie to design your own beaded pouch using felt, beads, and a needle and thread. Note: The project could take a bit more time outside of class to finish. 

No experience necessary. All materials provided. Both class sessions will be on Zoom. If you live outside of the Twin Cities 7-county area, please signup at least 2 weeks in advance so we can make sure your art kit will get to you. 

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
For adults
Registration Deadline: February 1

Crankies

$45

with Gustavo Boada

Calendar Feb 16, 2023 at 4:30 pm

What in the world is a Crankie? You will want to join this fabulous class in fantasy led by artist Gustavo Boada to find out. Here is a little clue to pique your imagination-you use a box, a long strip of paper, drawing and painting materials, pencils, and more to build your own Crankie. Still wondering? See you in class!

No experience necessary. All materials provided. Class will be on Zoom. If you live outside of the Twin Cities 7-county area, please signup at least 2 weeks in advance so we can make sure your art kit will get to you. 

Dates: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Ages 8-12
Registration Deadline: February 9

Surrealist Women in Art: Painting

$45

with Anne Sawyer

Calendar Feb 21, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Dreams and reality blend in the works of Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, and Frida Kahlo. Each maintained a rigorous practice over many years,  including journaling, playing with color and texture, and automatic drawing. Get inspired, then don your paint shirt and get ready to make a glorious mess! 

No experience necessary. All materials provided. Class will be on Zoom. If you live outside of the Twin Cities 7-county area, please signup at least 2 weeks in advance so we can make sure your art kit will get to you. 

Dates: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
For adults
Registration Deadline: February 14

Surrealist Women in Art: Photography and Collage

$45

with Anne Sawyer

Calendar Feb 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Lee Miller, Kati Horne, and Hannah Hoch pioneered the way for future women artists with brave and startling images. We’ll look at some particular effects you can get with your phone camera using perspective, as well as a collage exercise that will take one of your everyday photos and make it extraordinary. 

No experience necessary. All materials provided. Class will be on Zoom. If you live outside of the Twin Cities 7-county area, please signup at least 2 weeks in advance so we can make sure your art kit will get to you. 

Dates: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
For adults
Registration Deadline: February 21

Women in Science: An Environmental Super Heroine – Rachel Carson

$45

with Laurie Witzkowski

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 4 pm

When American marine biologist Rachel Carson published her book Silent Spring, she didn’t just call attention to the dangers of careless use of pesticides that leak into our waters, but she also helped launch the modern environmental movement! Work with CDs, a plastic that cannot be recycled, and turn them into spring birds from the red breasted robin, Blue Jays and others. Then hang your bird CDs in your bedroom window and watch them come alive as the sunlight dances across your room.

No experience necessary. All materials, including a book about Rachel Carson, provided. Class will be on Zoom. If you live outside of the Twin Cities 7-county area, please signup at least 2 weeks in advance so we can make sure your art kit will get to you. 

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12 years 
Registration Deadline: February 28





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