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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. 

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

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

Clay Birds

$45

with Lisa Himmelstrup

Calendar Mar 11, 2023 at 10 am

Work with master potter Lisa Himmelstrup to create your favorite spring bird in clay. Learn special clay techniques like how to create texture and connect clay pieces securely together, plus glazing techniques. When the clay and glazes are dry, Lisa will fire the flock of clay birds created by the class. Then you just pick up your beautiful clay bird creation at ArtStart. 

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. 

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Time: 10-11:30 am
Ages: 6-12 years 
Registration Deadline: March 4

Women in Science: Primate Action Heroine – Jane Goodall

$45

with Laurie Witzkowski

Calendar Mar 14, 2023 at 4 pm

Jane Goodall, a British primatologist, is considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees. Goodall is the first person to notice that chimpanzees used tools or shaped sticks to scoop up termites, a food they love. Goodall is a dedicated advocate and activist on behalf of animal welfare and conservation causes. Learn about chimpanzees as you create a tropical forest diorama from the forest floor to the canopy above. Then add your own chimpanzee family crafted from self-hardening clay and paint pens. 

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. 

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12 years 
Registration Deadline: March 7

Women in Science: A Space Heroine – Ellen Ochoa

$45

with Laurie Witzkowski

Calendar Mar 21, 2023 at 4 pm

Ellen Ochoa dreamed of playing her flute professionally, until she discovered engineering in college and was immediately hooked. Ellen not only achieved a remarkable career in engineering by becoming the first Hispanic NASA astronaut, but she also played her flute, on her journey into space! Create your own version of a NASA rocket bound for space beyond Mars using all sorts of fun and unusual reuse materials.

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. 

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12 years 
Registration Deadline: March 14

Journals & Mixed Media (Ages 9–12)

$225
Calendar Jul 10, 2023 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Join professional artists on a whirlwind tour of Egypt!

The Art of Herbology: Journals (8:30am)
Ancient Egyptian priests and physicians prescribed herbal medications made from thyme, fennel, garlic, juniper and other plants. Work with artist Laurie Witzkowski to make salves and syrups from plants, recording the recipe for each with pen and ink on Egyptian papyrus. 

Mummies and More: Mixed Media (10:15am)
The practice of preserving a body as a mummy is widespread across the globe. In ancient Egypt everyone except for criminals, was entitled to be embalmed and receive a decent burial. Join artist Jeanette Dickinson to uncover the secrets of mummification from canopic jars to sarcophagi. Then create your own mummy and sarcophagus! 

5% discount with coupon code EARLYBIRD through Feb. 4.

If registering for mornings & afternoons, use code FULLDAY to get $25 off + the 5% early bird discount.

Full Course

Shadow Puppets & Clay (Ages 9–12)

$225
Calendar Jul 10, 2023 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Join professional artists on a whirlwind tour of Egypt!

Out from the Shadows: Shadow Puppets (8:30am) 
The first puppets found in tombs were more like children’s toys than puppets. In the 10th century shadow puppets made of leather were brought from Asia to Egypt. Join artists Julie and Gustavo Boada to retell the story of the Benu Bird, the bringer of light to the ancient Egyptian world through this shadow puppet tradition. 

From Pots to Statues: Clay (10:15am)
The Egyptians were one of the first cultures in the world to create pottery! Early pottery was created for use in the home; later pottery for decoration. Work with master potter, Lisa Himmelstrup to learn the history of ancient Egyptian pottery and clay techniques, as you create a variety of pottery pieces inspired by ancient Egypt. 

5% discount with coupon code EARLYBIRD through Feb. 4.

If registering for mornings & afternoons, use code FULLDAY to get $25 off + the 5% early bird discount.

Full Course




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