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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

Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome (10/23 & 10/30)

Twin Cities Bus Trip (11/13)

Memoir: A Gift of Stories (12/10 & 12/17)

Creating a Travel Journal (1/11)

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 Sampler (10/19)

Intro to Pottery (10/26-11/23, no class 11/16)

Pottery for Beginners Part II (11/5-12/3, no class 11/26)

Glazing Workshop (12/10)

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

Create a Minimalist Fish Leather Wallet (Cancelled)

Kumiko Wall Cabinet with Mike Pekovich (10/21-10/25)

Basic Woodturning: Vases, Bowls, & Bottle Stoppers (10/22 & 10/29)

Lidded Boxes on the Lathe (11/12)

Natural Edge Bowls (11/19)

The Fundamentals Of Finishing with Kevin Southwick (11/24)

Segmented Bowls (12/2 & 12/3)

Decorative Veneering (12/7 & 12/8)

Beyond the Basics of Woodturning (12/7 & 12/14)

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

Intro to Precious Metal Clay Pendants (10/19)

Create a Fused Glass Serving Dish (10/26)

Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments (11/23)

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 MEA ARTivities, for ages 7-14 (10/17)

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

Kumiko Wall Cabinet (10/21-10/25)


October 21, 2019, All day


with Mike Pekovich October 21 – Oct 25, 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm   Join long-time woodworker Mike Pekovich to create a handsome wall cabinet featuring dovetails and through-tenons, frame-and-panel door, dovetailed drawer,…


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Printmaking Sampler (10/21)


October 21, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


with Paula Benfer Monday, October 21st, 2019 6:00pm – 9:00pm Create prints using found objects and your own carved stamps.  We will also explore carved linoleum printed in multiple colors. Then we…


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Take Photos with your Phone (10/22)


October 22, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


with Anthony Hill Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:00pm-8:30pm Capture successful images and video using your camera phone! The class will include hands-on demonstrations of concepts and apps, as well as basic digital…


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Basic Woodturning: Vases, Bowls, & Bottle Stoppers (10/22 & 10/29)


October 22, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


with Guy Schafer Tuesdays, October 22 & October 29, 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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Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome (10/23 & 10/30)


October 23, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


with Lynn Metcalf Wednesdays, October 23 & October 30 10:00AM – Noon   Join us for an exploration of the artistic and architectural monuments of Ancient Greece and Rome and the cultural,…


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Intro to Pottery (10/26-11/23)


October 26, 2019, 9:00 am - 11:30 am


with Sandy Fabian Saturdays, October 26 – November 23 no class November 16 9:00AM – 11:30AM Experience the exciting world of pottery in this introductory course, perfect for those new to clay…


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Create a Fused Glass Serving Dish (10/26)


October 26, 2019, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


with Ruth Ross Hansen Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00AM – 2:00PM   This fused glass class is perfect for the new or returning fused glass artist! Create larger decorative item and discover…


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Intermediate Watercolor (10/29 & 11/5)


October 29, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


with Elly Van Diest Tuesdays, October 29 & November 25 6:00PM – 8:30PM Continue developing your watercolor techniques as you work with Elly to discover paint characteristics, creating value sketches, design, lighting,…


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Pottery for Beginners Part II (11/5-12/3)


November 5, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


with Sandy Fabian Tuesdays, November 5 – December 3 No class on November 26 6:00PM – 8:30PM   Experience the exciting world of pottery in this introductory course, perfect for those new…


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Photo Session (11/6)


November 6, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


with Carol Weiler Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:00PM – 7:00PM (30min sessions)   Have your artwork professionally photographed at a very reasonable rate! For $50.00 you will have 30 minutes with local…


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Arts Underground


November 7, 2019 - October 24, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Meets every Thursday September 19th – December 19th 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 in…


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Rosemaling Small Plates (11/9)


November 9, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


with Patti Goke Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:00AM – 4:00PM Explore rosemaling, a decorative style of painting, traditionally on wood, utilizing elements of Norwegian folk art! Learn brush holding techniques and create…


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Lidded Boxes on the Lathe (11/12)


November 12, 2019, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


with Guy Schafer Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:30PM – 9:00PM Learn to safely make a beautiful wooden box on the wood lathe using a variety of tools.  This class is designed for…


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