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Start with the Arts—All About Spring: The Four Seasons

$45

with Brittany Reif-Wenner

Calendar Mar 4, 2021 at 10 am

A Start With the Arts offers pre-school children ages 3-5 years the opportunity to work with a teaching artist/educator to explore the art and culture through hands-on activities.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi—Spring Music
The music of Antonio Vivialdi’s Four Seasons comes alive in this fun listening and art making class with artist Brittany Reif-Wenner. Compare the music of “Fall”, “Winter”, “Spring” and “Summer”. 

Then draw and paint a quartet of trees, for each of the 4 seasons of the year using craypas and watercolor. Receive your own CD of Vivialdi’s Four Seasons to listen to for years to come.

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

 

Ages: 3-5 years
March 4, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:45 am

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Start with the Arts—All About Spring: The Luck of the Irish

$45

with Brittany Reif-Wenner

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 at 10 am

A Start With the Arts offers pre-school children ages 3-5 years the opportunity to work with a teaching artist/educator to explore the art and culture through hands-on activities.

The Luck of the Irish-Leprechaun: A Pot of Gold
For a wee bit of fun, a class to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Join artist Brittany Reif-Wenner as you read together The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun by Jeffrey Burton and illustrated by Sanja Rescek. Then learn how to create a clay coil pot using self-hardening clay. Let your pottery dry and paint it with 4-leaf clovers and rainbows. Then add some special gold coins for good luck!

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

Ages: 3-5 years
March 11, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:45 am

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Suminagashi: The Art of Paper Marbling

$105

with Meg Erke

Calendar Mar 13, 2021 at 9 am

Suminagashi means “floating ink” in Japanese. In this class, you'll learn how to create gorgeous, decorative papers by floating ink on water. Artist Meg Erke demonstrates everything from how to set up your space for the art project, to techniques, tips and tricks for successfully creating your own floating designs. Suitable for all ages with adult support. This is a class for the whole family to do together!

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Time: 9:00-11:00 am 
Ages: Families (all ages)

The Art Club: Down Under—Indigenous Australia

$105

with Karen Anderson

Calendar Mar 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The Art Club is a gathering place for young aspiring artists to socialize and learn art skills and handy tips working with a professional artist. During each class you explore a new skill and art form as you create art work guided by the artist. You receive an art kit filled with the art materials you need for each meeting.

Join artist Karen Anderson on an artistic adventure to the continent of Australia! Look at traditional and contemporary art of Indigenous Australians and discuss the meaning and patterning in their art work. The learn about some very unique animals of Australia—the ostrich, koala bear, kangaroo, and platypus. Finally, draw and paint your favorite Australian animal inspired by the art of Indigenous Australians.

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

3-session series 
Ages: 6-8 years
Dates: Tuesdays, March 16, 23 and 30, 2021
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm

Irish Inspired

$35

with Christopher Yaeger

Calendar Mar 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Join dancer Christopher Yaeger as he brings the St. Patrick's Day spirit to you. Explore the traditions that led up to St. Patricks Day and look at some of the celebrated customs found in Irish music dance and culture. Then put on your most comfortable dancing shoes and learn simple reels and jigs as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30 
For adults.

The Art Club: Down Under—Indigenous Australia

$105

with Karen Anderson

Calendar Mar 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The Art Club is a gathering place for young aspiring artists to socialize and learn art skills and handy tips working with a professional artist. During each class you explore a new skill and art form as you create art work guided by the artist. You receive an art kit filled with the art materials you need for each meeting.

Join artist Karen Anderson on an artistic adventure to the continent of Australia! Look at traditional and contemporary art of Indigenous Australians and discuss the meaning and patterning in their art work. Then learn about some very unique animals of Australia—the ostrich, koala bear, kangaroo, and platypus. Finally, draw and paint your favorite Australian animal inspired by the art of Indigenous Australians.

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

3-session series 
Ages: 9-12 years
Dates: Wednesdays, March 17, 24, and 31, 2021
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm 

Start with the Arts—All About Spring: A Bear and Mole Story

$45

with Brittany Reif-Wenner

Calendar Mar 18, 2021 at 10 am

A Start With the Arts offers pre-school children ages 3-5 years the opportunity to work with a teaching artist/educator to explore the art and culture through hands-on activities.

Spring is Here-A Bear and Mole Story
Enjoy the story Spring is Here — The Story of Bear and Mole by Will Helenbrand, a story about hibernation and what it means to be a good friend. Work with artist Brittany Reif-Wenner to create your own handmade book about other Minnesota animals that hibernate like frog, turtle, and more. Then using colored pencils, draw and color your favorite animals. You receive the book Spring Is Here-The Story of Bear and Mole.

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

Ages: 3-5 years
March 18, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:45 am

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Crankies

$90

with Gustavo Boada

Calendar Mar 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

What in the world is a Crankie? Curious? 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!

2 session series
Ages: 9-12 years
Dates: Mondays, March 22 and 29, 2021
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm 





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