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Thank you for your interest in taking a class at the Paramount Visual Art Center. Below you will find information regarding class policies along with a list of our current offerings. Please direct any questions you have about art classes to our Visual Arts Center Office Manager Derick Segerstrom at (320) 257-5928 or dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org.

Class Proposals:
Interested in offering a class or do you have an idea for a class in the Visual Arts Studios? Feel free to complete this form: VAS Class Proposal Form and submit or contact us directly at (320 ) 257-5928 to discuss the possibilities!

Cancelation Policy:
In the event that a patron is unable to attend a class, cancelations are eligible for a partial refund less an administration fee of 15% of class tuition if the cancelation happens 15 or more calendar days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued if the cancelation happens within 14 days, or fewer, of the class start date.

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Art Appreciation, Writing, Stage Craft & Photography

Writers’ Toolbox: Senses, Setting & Cadence (2/4-2/18)

Sketchbook Saturday! (2/8)

Art Appreciation Class (4/22 & 4/29)

Twin Cities Bus Trip (5/6)

Artist Services (Art Photography Sessions)

Pottery for Beginners Part II (1/14-2/25, no class 2/18)

Pottery Sampler (1/18)

Clay Cohort – Create Pottery for the Gas Kiln (Every other Monday 1/27-5/18)

Intro to Pottery (2/8-2/22)

Beyond the Basics of Pottery (3/10-3/31, no class 3/24)

Pottery Sampler (4/4)

Introduction to Handbuilding (4/6-4/27)

Intro to Pottery (4/14-5/12, no class 5/5)

 

Fiber & Wood Arts

Weaving Sampler (1/18)

Create a Beautiful Sea Chest (1/18 & 1/19)

Introduction to the Lathe (1/28)

Create a Nightstand Organizer (1/28-2/18)

Learn the Basics of Weaving (2/4-2/25)

Basic Woodturning: Vases, Bowls, & Bottle Stoppers (2/18 & 2/25)

Natural Edge Bowls (3/10)

Decorative Wooden Chalices (3/24)

Segmented Bowls (3/30 & 3/31)

 

Glass and Jewelry

Create a Fused Glass Tabletop SunCatcher (3/14)

Creating with Stained Glass (4/3 & 4/4)

Create a Fused Glass Garden Ornament (4/25)

 

Kids Programs

District 742 Mid-Winter Break, for ages 7-14 (Mon 3/2)

District 742 Mid-Winter Break, for ages 7-14 (Tues 3/3)

 

VISUAL ARTS
STUDIO HOURS

Mondays: 10am-9pm
Tuesdays: 10am-9pm
Wednesdays: 10am-9pm
Thursdays: 10am-9pm
Fridays: 10am-9pm
Saturdays: 10am-4pm

Class List

Arts Underground


January 23, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Meets every Thursday January 16 – May 14, 2020 6:00pm-9:00pm All ages and experience levels are welcome! The Paramount Arts Underground offers people of all ages the opportunity to come and play…


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Weaving Sampler


January 25, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


with Jeri Olson McCoy Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:00AM – Noon   Learn the step-by-step basics of weaving as you create a simple but beautiful table square! Choose your colors and discover…


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Clay Cohort – Create Pottery for the Gas Kiln (1/27-5/18)


January 27, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


with Megan Mitchell & JD Jorgenson Every other Monday January 27 – May 18, 2020 6:00pm – 8:30pm   Explore a variety of forms on the pottery wheel and select hand-building techniques.…


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Intro to the Lathe (1/28)


January 28, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


with Guy Schafer Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:00PM – 9:00PM   Experience wood-turning as you experiment with a variety of wood chisels to create simple cuts and beginner level techniques! Though this…


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Create Visioning Books (Book Making) (2/1)


February 1, 2020, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


with Heidi Jeub Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:00AM – 2:00PM Vision Boards are a wonderful way to create a visual reference for one’s hopes, dreams, and goals. Often times, a vision board…


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Learn the Basics of Weaving (2/4-2/25)


February 4, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


with Jeri Olson McCoy Tuesdays, February 4 – 25, 2020 6:00PM – 8:30PM Learn to make a simple portable loom and create a bag using several beautiful weaving techniques. Make the perfect…


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Writers’ Toolbox: Senses, Setting & Cadence (2/4-2/18)


February 4, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


with Lisa Meyers McClintick Tuesdays, February 4 – 18, 2020 7:00PM – 9:00PM This three-part workshop uses a writer’s toolbox to improve your non-fiction, fiction or memoir stories, emphasizing senses and setting,…


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Create a Beautiful Sea Chest (2/8 & 2/9)


February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


with Mike Siemsen Saturday, February 8 & Sunday, February 9, 2020 (rescheduled) 9:00AM – 4:00PM *This class is held at the Paramount Tech Site in Waite Park Create your family’s future heirloom…


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Intro to Pottery (2/8-2/22)


February 8, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


with Ken Ferber Saturdays, February 8 – 22, 2020 9:00AM – noon Experience the exciting world of pottery in this introductory course, perfect for those new to clay and people looking for…


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Sketchbook Saturday! (2/8)


February 8, 2020, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


with Lisa Meyers McClintick Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:00AM – 3:00PM Join us for a day of sketchbooking and journaling with ways to spark creativity, embellish a blank page, give sketches extra…


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Rosemaling Small Plates (2/8)


February 8, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


with Patti Goke Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:00AM – 4:00PM Explore the exciting world of traditional rosemaling with professional artist, and Vesterheim Gold Medalist, Patti Goke. Rosemaling is a decorative style of…


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Fundamentals of Drawing (02/15/20)


February 15, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


with Suzann Beck Saturday, February 15 9:00AM – 4:00PM   Ideal for artists who are beginning to draw or intermediate artists who want to reinforce a good foundation for their drawing skills.…


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Basic Woodturning: Vases, Bowls, & Bottle Stoppers (2/18 & 2/25)


February 18, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


with Jerry Wervey Tuesdays, February 18 & February 25, 2019 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Create a series of small projects on the lathe including a bottle stopper, vase, and small bowl as…


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