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Memberships are tax-deductible, and members get discounted enrollment fees on our numerous classes and workshops. Become a member and support your local arts community!


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WHeel Boot Camp

Adult Clay with michelle young

Michelle Young will take us through the fundamentals of working with clay, including hand building, wheel throwing and glazing, while making functional artwork that you can use and display.

February 6, 8, 13, 15

Adults class is 5:45–7:45, just after the kids at 4–5:15.

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Glass on Glass Mosaic with Pam Collins

Join Pam Collins for an informative workshop of Glass on Glass Mosaics. Recently displayed at the Fiber Festival, Pam's sample garnered so much interest, she is thrilled to be leading a class at Great River Arts for you to create your very own piece.

In this two day workshop, Collins will teach you how to cut glass, design and create a colored glass image, and finally, the grouting process to complete a gorgeous stained glass mosaic piece. The process is time intensive; attendance for all three sessions is necessary. All glass and constructive materials will be provided.

Students are required to bring their own PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR. Safety glasses are easily acquired at your local hardware store.

This class is sure to be fun and educational!

Saturday, February 10, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday, February 13, 6-9pm

Space is limited to eight students, so make sure you register early.

Basic Calligraphy

with anita hendricks

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

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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.