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Ways to Register

  • Call in with your credit card information
  • Send a check to our gallery with desired class information (always include a phone contact so we can contact you in the event of cancellation or if class is at capacity)
  • Drop by and sign up in person!

Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Many of our classes fill up early - so don't wait too long!

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand entirely that life brings many surprises to us all, and sometimes people must cancel their class reservation.

We sincerely do our level best to accommodate each individual’s request when emergencies arise.
However, if cancellations occur within a week of the class start date, granting a refund frequently means we operate at a loss. Materials have already been purchased, and instructors have agreed to a set minimum compensation.

Please help us continue to offer these wonderful classes, at the most affordable costs possible, by reading and adhering to our cancellation and refund policy:

Class participants who cancel 21 or more days prior to the class start date will receive a 100% refund, and will be charged a $15 cancellation fee.

Class participants who cancel 8-20 days prior to the class start date will receive a 50% refund.

No refunds will be issued 0-7 days prior to the class start date.

Create!

OCTOBER

Painted Pot Gumball Machine

Saturday, October 4
1pm-3pm


Cost: $10 plus $4 materials fee

gumball pot

Would you like to have your very own gumball machine that you don't even need a penny for? Make your own!

Come join us and design, make and take home a gumball machine or candy dish to display your favorite treats. We'll use planting pots to construct the "machines" and acrylic paints to decorate them any which way you desire. You can make them any time you want to display candy - to celebrate seasons, holidays, birthdays, or whatever. They make wonderful gifts, too!

All supplies are provided, and we'll clean up after the class. No planning, no mess, no stress!

No Experience Necessary! 
(Ages 6 and under: Bring a parent or guardian to help)This project can be completed in less than an hour.

Instructor: Renee Reinardy, owner of Rather Bee Crafting.

Concrete Sculpture Workshop

Saturday, October 4, 10 am-4pm and
Sunday, October 5, 11am-3pm

Cost: $198 plus $35 materials fee

concrete

Learn to make concrete statuary in this 2-day workshop with award-winning folk artistWouterina "Riana" DeRaad. You'll learn techniques in this workshop that are not taught in any other schools or books! Bring a pair of part-rubber/part-cloth gloves and a face mask to class. Everything else you'll need is supplied.

During the first day of this workshop, participants will be making a multi-layered metal armature, which will be cemented in the following day. You will learn how to cut and shape the metal lathe and when and how to use reinforcements. There will be a demonstration on the various cementing techniques, discussions on cement formulas, and what pigments to use for coloring cement.

You can even go one step further and embellish your concrete sculpture with mosaic tile. Rianna's Mosaic 2-day workshop will take place later in the month!

"Big Head" concrete sculpture made in Riana's class by Susan Waughtal
Since 1988 Wouterina has created more than 40 figures that make up a sculpture garden at her home in Beldenville, WI. Wouterina's award-winning sculpture gardens have been featured on “Rebecca’s Garden” and “The Wisconsin Gardener” on Wisconsin Public Television, and in numerous publications including Midwest Living, Minnesota Monthly, Wisconsin Trails Magazine, Country Gardens, Minnesota Horticulturist, and the Folk Art Messenger.

A little about Riana: "I like for my statues to provoke imagination, to look naive and old, as though they have been here for many years. Beauty, function and longevity are my main objectives. Most statues have a welded steel frame and two layers of a metal mesh for strength, followed by one or two layers of concrete. To make the mosaics, pottery shards, glass, pebbles and various other objects are applied with a tile adhesive. Most pieces are finished with a grout."

View Riana's online gallery for inspiration and amazement at her website !

Molded Majolica Vessel
with Amy Cass

5 sessions

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm 
October 7 - November 4 


Five sessions: $115 
Supply fee: $28

vessel

Create a variety of vessel forms, from slabs of clay, by re-purposing a variety of baking/serving dishes! Bring your own shapes that you like to class (old casseroles, pans, bowls, etc) or use one of many provided. After the forms have been molded we'll add creative legs, feet, handles, etc and fire. Then comes the fun of learning the neo-majolica method of glazing—colorful and textured! Come to class w/ the old and leave w/ the new!!

Amy Cass has a BA in Art Education from the University of Iowa. Although she taught high school for a short period of time, Amy soon turned to studio art. For nearly 20 years she ran a popular business painting images on pieces of furniture for her clients. In 2001, Amy and her husband traveled to and volunteered in St. Lucia and Kenya. These extended trips fueled her love of design, pattern, and color. When, in 2003, she changed her artistic focus to ceramics, the influences of Amy's travels translated into bright & whimsical, yet functional pottery! She works out of her Rochester home and relies on her website, amycasspottery.com, and the occasional art fair to sell her ceramic creations and secure custom orders.