Basic Calligraphy with Anita Hendrickx

March 10
9am – 3 pm

Learn the foundation script, Roman, using a variety of traditional calligraphy techniques including decorative flourishes. Students will be able to use traditional pen and ink, but a black 3 mm calligraphy marker is required. These may be purchased through the instructor. Students must bring 1/4" grid paper, pencil and ruler to class. Handouts will be provided.

$50 members/$60 nonmembers

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Art Bar 39 March 28: Quote Art Party!

Get inspired while having fun with friends! Great River Arts hosts ArtBar39, where you and friends can have a blast while being walked through the process of making your very own stylish quote art. Choose from over 70+ designs! Refreshments are available at our cash bar. 

$39 per session

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Barn Quilts with Dianne Peters

March 24, 10 am–2 pm

Dianne Peters comes to GRA to teach the art of creating barn quilts on prepared panels. These unique works of art adorn barns throughout the midwest and give barns, homes and spaces a personalized identity. Nancy Hillman helps out with class. 

Panels will be provided, and attendees should wear clothes they don't mind getting art on!

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April 4

A unique curveball of a gift or conversation piece, perfect as we slide into baseball season! Deb Hess teaches how to create these one-of-a-kind pendants using real baseball leather and stitching. Knock it out of the park with this amazing locket!

$35 nonmembers/$30 members

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Local potter Michelle Young has thrown a selection of beautiful ceramic pottery pieces, and they are just waiting for you to come finish them! Come and choose from a selection of colors and glazes. No knowledge necessary, we will show you how to easily customize and finish your charming custom pottery! We will then fire the work and they will be available to pick up within two weeks of class. 

Call or email to sign up for Once Fired. During class we will select the pieces and glaze them.


These projects are PERFECT gifts for all ages. Fun, easy and so unique.
Parents must remain with children during the session.

Prices Dependent on Project Selection. $10 - $44 per piece


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The adult education programs are made available by the voters of Minnesota through grant support from the Five Wings Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board.