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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

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)

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

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

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 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

Natural Edge Bowls (11/19)


November 19, 2019, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


with Gary Mrozek Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:00PM – 9:00PM Discover techniques on turning beautiful natural edge bowls! Learn about selecting a piece of wood, mounting to emphasize the grain and natural…


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Arts Underground


November 21, 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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Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments (11/23)


November 23, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


with Ruth Ross Hansen Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:00AM – 3:00PM Design your own beautiful heirloom ornaments in this beginner level fusing class! Ruth will guide you with tips and techniques as…


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


November 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


with Kevin Southwick Sunday, November 24 9:00AM – 5:00PM   The finishing process can make or break your project and choosing the best method for coloring and protecting your project can be…


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Segmented Bowls (12/2 & 12/3)


December 2, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


with Gary Mrozek Monday, December 2 & Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:00PM – 9:00PM Explore the exciting process of creating beautiful segmented bowls! Gary will guide you step-by-step from assembling the pieces…


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Sepia Tone Portraits


December 7, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


with Suzann Beck Saturday, December 7 9:00AM – 4:00PM   Create an elegant sepia-toned portrait by sculpting light and shadow from a single color and the light of the canvas. Learn to…


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Decorative Veneering (12/7 & 12/8)


December 7, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


with Joe Morgan Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:00AM – 4:00PM *This class is held at the Paramount Tech Site in Waite Park Learn decorative veneering techniques including four-way…


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Beyond the Basics of Woodturning: Platter, Bowls, Mirror and Embellishments (12/7 & 12/14)


December 7, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


with Jerry Wevery Saturdays, December 7 & December 14, 2019 10:00AM – 4:00PM Develop your wood-turning techniques and explore a variety of chisels and cuts, shapes, and surface finishes in this class…


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


December 10, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


with Lisa Meyers McClintick Tuesday, December 10 & December 17, 2019 6:00PM – 9:00PM This two-part workshop helps you plan a themed memoir and get started on stories you can share for…


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Glazing Workshop (12/10)


December 10, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


with Dave Glenn Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:00PM – 9:00PM Learn effective tips and tricks for achieving success while glazing pottery! Students will explore techniques for applying wax resist to pottery, preparing…


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Arts Underground


December 19, 2019 - December 26, 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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Layers of Expression (1/11 & 1/25)


January 11, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


with Paige LaDue Henry Saturdays, January 11 & January 15, 2020 9:00AM – 4:00PM Two full days immersed in exploring mixed media techniques along with acrylic painting. You’ll  make interesting colorful marks…


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Creating a Travel Journal (1/11)


January 11, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


with Lisa Meyers McClintick Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:00AM – 1:00PM Learn how to blend stories, notes, sketches and mementos into a treasured keepsake with creative ideas for documenting a bucket-list trip,…


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