OAC/Community Education Classes

Class Registration is through Community Education
visit www.owatonnacommunityed.org


New Youth Community Ed Classes

Clay for Kids: Pottery Wheel (10+ years)

How do you throw clay on the wheel? It’s not what it seems. Learn how to use the wheel to create three dimensional forms and vessels. Demonstrations will cover the basics of wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, and forming usable vessels. Beginners come and get your hands muddy! If you are accustomed to clay come fine tune your skills, learn a new technique, and challenge yourself with larger more complex forms. Dress for a mess and wear tennis shoes. Come to the first class with ideas, excitement and inspiration! Call instructor at 507-835-1192 or call the OAC 507-451-0533 if you have any questions.
Starting Date: 04/06/17(Thu)     Time: 5:00—6:30 PM     Cost: $84 Sessions: 7     Location: Owatonna Arts Center – Studio I
Instructor: Joan Mooney

Paint ‘n Take for Kids (8+ years)

We will provide acrylic paints, canvas, and direction while children provide their creative expression to create a masterpiece just in time for Easter. This time around, children will be making a rabbit.
Date: 04/15/17(Sat)     Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM     Cost: $20
Sessions: 1     Location: Owatonna Arts Center – Studio III
Instructor: Beth DeCoux


New Adult Community Ed Classes at the OAC

The Art Slam Game

The goal of the game is to teach students about art – the principles of art and bashing them, exploring and exploding the ideas of art in an interactive way while having way too much fun – cheap and easy. Students will be divided into teams to apply these principles into a hands-on experience. No supplies are needed – just come ready to have some fun! This class is for teens and adults!
Date: 04/08/17 (Sat)     Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM     Cost: $12
Sessions: 1     Location: Owatonna Arts Center – Studio I
Instructor: Candy Kuehn

Gals’ Night Out at the OAC

Calling all gals who would like a night out of fun and creativity. During this evening you will be shown a variety of ways that clay can be manipulated into useful, decorative and “gifty” creations. You may try throwing pots on the wheel, hand-building or utilizing clay slabs to make your unique creation come to life. Delve into your imagination, experiment and have fun! No experience necessary! All supplies are included. The pieces that you create will be bisque fired, glazed with the color of your choosing, and fired a second time. Your pieces are then microwave, oven and dishwasher friendly. You may pick up your treasures at the OAC 3 weeks after class. Dress casually in clothes that can get messy. All supplies are included in the course fee, even treats!
Date: 04/21/17(Fri)     Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM     Cost: $20
Sessions: 1     Location: Owatonna Arts Center – Studio I
Instructor: Judy Srsen

Clay Creations for Your Yard and Garden

Spring is here, or will be, and thoughts wander out to the garden. As you gaze into your garden spaces, dream and plan for what plants will be sprouting and adding just the right touch of color, how about adding some unique objects that are certain to enhance your spaces? How about a toad house or a bird house to hang in a tree, or a bird feeder, or wind chimes? Let your creativity and your own garden be your guide. Students will be using hand-building techniques to create their objects. No previous clay experience necessary. Your garden objects will be created on the first and second evenings. They are then bisque fired and the following week, you will “paint” and glaze your objects to make them colorful and waterproof. The third class may not take as long as the others. Pieces will then be glaze fired and may be picked up at the Arts Center ten days after the third class.
Starting Date: 04/25/17(Tue)     Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM     Cost: $34     Sessions: 3     Location: Owatonna Arts Center – Studio I
Instructor: Judy Srsen

The Wind Did It – Joyous Recycling of Straw Hats

What a way to bring in spring! We will use our favorite nature photos or pictures as inspiration. We will glue gun silks, feathers, flowers, recycled fabric scraps and floral and natural supplies into expressions of the wind as hats. Bring your own recycled straw hats and any flowers, fabric or nature items you’ve been wondering what to do with to create your own custom spring hat! If you don’t have a hat, you may purchase a recycled hat from the instructor! Remember to bring your supplies and a glue gun if you have one. There will be extra supplies on hand. Bring your favorite photo or picture of nature to inspire you if you have one!
Date: 04/29/17 (Sat)     Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM     Cost: $12
Sessions: 1     Location: Owatonna Arts Center – Studio I
Instructor: Candy Kuehn

Barn Quilt Painting Workshop

Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt for your barn, shed, garage, or garden fence. After a short historical overview of barn quilts, you will begin with a pre-primed 4′ x 4′ board and be guided through each step including: drafting, taping, and painting. After you get some tips to paint the masked areas, you may work at your own speed. Depending on your design and pace, you will leave with a finished quilt or with it almost completed and full instructions on how to complete/seal it confidently. (2’x2’ size is also an option.) Your finished board will prove to be quite a showpiece in your yard for years to come! Note: there is a detailed supply list that you access when you register online for this class. It explains in great detail the pattern choices, supplies included and the list of items you will need to bring the day of class. Call us if you need assistance accessing it or stop by Roosevelt and we can print the pattern choices and supply list for you. Email additional questions about this class to instructor: naomi4664@gmail.com.
Date: 04/29/17(Sat)     Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM      Cost: $99
Sessions: 1     Location: Owatonna Arts Center – Studio I
Instructor: Naomi Jirele

Paint and Sip – Stunning Floral

Whether you’re a budding Picasso or haven’t touched a paint brush in years, you’ll have fun and walk away with your very own painted masterpiece at this fun event! Your instructor will guide you through the easy steps to creating your own unique floral painting on canvas. Each student will select their own color choices. No experience necessary. All supplies, paint, canvas, brushes and one glass of wine, are included in the course fee. Additional wine may be purchased from the OAC. Students must be 21 years or older to register. You will leave with a colorful completed piece of art! Please bring an apron. Registration deadline is one week prior.
Date: 05/12/17(Fri)     Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM     Cost: $35
Sessions: 1     Location: Owatonna Arts Center
Instructor: Dar Brooks