Classes


Nature Journaling Workshop

10-28-2021

Presented by Wild Rivers Conservancy at Boulderwall at the Acreage, Osceola
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm

Nature journaling…the intersection of observation and creative inspiration
This workshop, suitable for all, introduces you to journaling techniques as you observe, wonder, and connect with nature. You will explore recording your reflections...

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Nature journaling…the intersection of observation and creative inspiration
This workshop, suitable for all, introduces you to journaling techniques as you observe, wonder, and connect with nature. You will explore recording your reflections using images, words, numbers, and diagrams. Journal entries can serve as recollections, creative inspiration, or scientific observations. The choice is yours!
Your session begins at Boulderwall at The Acreage. Jeremiah will share prompts and practices for creating your own journal. The wooded forests are the perfect backdrop for finding quiet corners to practice your new techniques. Be prepared for outdoor strolls and sitting amongst the trees. Dress for the weather. Layers, hiking shoes/boots, water bottle, and a blanket for sitting on are recommended.
We will provide your notebook and pencil. Nature will provide the rest.
When: Thursday, October 28 from 4:30-6:30 PM
Where: Boulderwall at The Acreage: Meet outside the Boulderwall building at Gate 1.
Cost: $20 per person (includes a notebook and writing utensil)
Participant Limit: 15

To register for this event, please visit the Eventbrite page for tickets: Nature Journaling Workshop, October 28.

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Tags:   Classes Literary Nature & OutdoorsArts & Craft

Create a Terrarium

10-28-2021

Presented by Studio Louise Flowers at Studio Louise Flowers, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm

In this workshop, we will learn how to select plants, care for the terrarium and create one to take home.

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Studio Louise Flowers specializes in corporate and event florals, seasonal containers, and hands-on workshops.

Beautiful plants and...

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In this workshop, we will learn how to select plants, care for the terrarium and create one to take home.

--

Studio Louise Flowers specializes in corporate and event florals, seasonal containers, and hands-on workshops.

Beautiful plants and flowers for your every day and extraordinary events is the motto I follow at Studio Louise Flowers. Not only do plants and flowers add beauty to our surroundings, but the many health benefits and tangible connection to the natural world contribute to a healthy home and lifestyle.

Jenn Hovland has over 25 years of horticultural and floral design experience. Plants and flowers are a true passion!

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Tags:   Classes Nature & OutdoorsArts & Craft

Creative Writing Classes

10-28-2021

Presented by Creating a Writing Life at ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Creating a Writing Life - two class options for fall 2021:
On Zoom - Eight Thursdays, Sept. 9 - Oct. 28, from 7 to 9:15 p.m.
Location: planned in-person class is now going to be offered online too.

On Zoom - Eight Wednesdays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 27,...

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Creating a Writing Life - two class options for fall 2021:
On Zoom - Eight Thursdays, Sept. 9 - Oct. 28, from 7 to 9:15 p.m.
Location: planned in-person class is now going to be offered online too.

On Zoom - Eight Wednesdays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 27, from 7 to 9:15 p.m.

Class size maximum: 10 students
Cost: $105 per fall term

Instructor: Elissa Cottle of Stillwater, master of fine arts in writing and published writer,  offering classes and writing/editing consultation for individuals, businesses and
nonprofits.

For more information and class registration please visit:
https://www.artfulbusinesswriting.com

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Tags:   LiteraryClasses

Improv Troup

01-25-2022

Presented by Stillwater Zephyr Theatre at Stillwater Zephyr Theatre, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 02 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 07 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jan 04 @ 6:00 pm

This “troupe” is more than just a class – it’s an all-out performance team set to have weekly meets to learn and rehearse amazingly fun and creative improv games, discover the secrets of comedic timing and clever storytelling, and to have...

[more+]

This “troupe” is more than just a class – it’s an all-out performance team set to have weekly meets to learn and rehearse amazingly fun and creative improv games, discover the secrets of comedic timing and clever storytelling, and to have a blast honing all-around theatre skills in this crucial area of the arts.  You don’t want to miss it!

The troupe will have a showcase performance during their final meet open to family members (audience will be expanded as Covid-19 guidelines allow).

The Troupe meets every Tuesday (except when falling on major holidays) with an average of four meets per month. New members can join at the beginning of any month as spots are available.
Minimum 8 members, maximum 18

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Tags:   Kids TheatreClasses

Houseplants 101

11-04-2021

Presented by Studio Louise Flowers at Studio Louise Flowers, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 04 @ 6:00 pm

Learn general care of common houseplants: water, light, pest management, propagation. We'll discuss popular plants and current trends. Come with questions about your own plants!

Learn general care of common houseplants: water, light, pest management, propagation. We'll discuss popular plants and current trends. Come with questions about your own plants!

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Tags:   Nature & OutdoorsClasses

Writer's Workshop: Making Sense of the Past Year

11-06-2021

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 10:30 am

2020 was a year full of isolation and upheaval as our social worlds contracted due to COVID-19 lockdowns, expanded in protests against police brutality and repressive racism, became embattled in political unrest, and more. In this workshop with...

[more+]

2020 was a year full of isolation and upheaval as our social worlds contracted due to COVID-19 lockdowns, expanded in protests against police brutality and repressive racism, became embattled in political unrest, and more. In this workshop with Michael Kleber-Diggs, exercise your writing muscles in feeling, thinking, and making sense of the past year and your experiences. Writers in all genres are welcome.

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Tags:   LiteraryClasses

StarWatch

11-06-2021

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 7:00 pm

Get to know constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of the great stories behind them. Giant telescopes will be aimed to view star clusters, galaxies, and more. They’ll also be a wonderful video...

[more+]

Get to know constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of the great stories behind them. Giant telescopes will be aimed to view star clusters, galaxies, and more. They’ll also be a wonderful video telescope aimed at super distant astronomical targets!

Free wrapped safety glasses will be provided for individuals, couples, or families. Participants also get a great big handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope-buying guide, and more! Registration is required, $5 per person. Call (651)430-8370 to register.

Mike Lynch is a retired WCCO meteorologist and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes since 1972. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the book “Stars, a Month by Month Tour of the Constellations.” The book will be available for purchase at a discount. Super cool glow in the dark star shirts will also be available for sale! Even if it’s cloudy you’ll learn a lot, have a great time!

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Tags:   Nature & OutdoorsClasses

Paint & Sip

11-07-2021

Presented by Saint Croix Vineyards
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 07 @ 3:00 pm

Create a beautiful fall painting with the guidance of a professional artist!

Sip your favorite SCV wine and let your inner artist out to create something special!

Take your artwork with you and leave the clean up behind!

Create a beautiful fall painting with the guidance of a professional artist!

Sip your favorite SCV wine and let your inner artist out to create something special!

Take your artwork with you and leave the clean up behind!

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Tags:  Classes

Storytelling through Collage

11-08-2021

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Nov 08 @ 5:30 pm

Collage is the wonderful, tactile, expressive art of using bits and pieces of paper, fabric, and other materials in order to build up an image. Using a mix of found and cultivated materials please join us as we work with an artist instructor to...

[more+]

Collage is the wonderful, tactile, expressive art of using bits and pieces of paper, fabric, and other materials in order to build up an image. Using a mix of found and cultivated materials please join us as we work with an artist instructor to turn odds and ends into beautiful, personal works of story telling. We will provide instruction and a variety of collage materials but please feel free to also bring your own! Examples of items to collage with include: take out receipts, junk mail, magazines, sewing scraps, stray puzzle pieces, dandelion leaves, and more. Supplies will be provided in this in person class with ArtistryMN.

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Tags:   ClassesArts & Craft

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

11-16-2021

Presented by Studio Louise Flowers at Hotel Crosby, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm

Hands on make and take wreath class. We will use a variety of fresh seasonal greens to make a lush textural wreath to odorn your door for the holidays. Berries and other natural elements can be layered on to create a rich tapestry. Ribbon...

[more+]

Hands on make and take wreath class. We will use a variety of fresh seasonal greens to make a lush textural wreath to odorn your door for the holidays. Berries and other natural elements can be layered on to create a rich tapestry. Ribbon available to add on if desired.

Short demonstration and guided work time.

--

Studio Louise Flowers specializes in corporate and event florals, seasonal containers, and hands-on workshops.

Beautiful plants and flowers for your every day and extraordinary events is the motto I follow at Studio Louise Flowers. Not only do plants and flowers add beauty to our surroundings, but the many health benefits and tangible connection to the natural world contribute to a healthy home and lifestyle.

Jenn Hovland has over 25 years of horticultural and floral design experience. Plants and flowers are a true passion!

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Tags:   Classes Nature & OutdoorsArts & Craft

Adult/Child Holiday Clay Class

12-04-2021

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 04 @ 1:00 pm

Enjoy learning basic hand-building techniques together with your child, and use these skills – pinching, coiling and clay slab construction – to make unique holiday ornaments you will cherish for a lifetime!

Enjoy learning basic hand-building techniques together with your child, and use these skills – pinching, coiling and clay slab construction – to make unique holiday ornaments you will cherish for a lifetime!

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Tags:   Classes KidsArts & Craft

Nature Journaling Workshop

10-28-2021

Presented by Wild Rivers Conservancy at Boulderwall at the Acreage, Osceola
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm

Nature journaling…the intersection of observation and creative inspiration
This workshop, suitable for all, introduces you to journaling techniques as you observe, wonder, and connect with nature. You will explore recording your reflections...

[more+]

Nature journaling…the intersection of observation and creative inspiration
This workshop, suitable for all, introduces you to journaling techniques as you observe, wonder, and connect with nature. You will explore recording your reflections using images, words, numbers, and diagrams. Journal entries can serve as recollections, creative inspiration, or scientific observations. The choice is yours!
Your session begins at Boulderwall at The Acreage. Jeremiah will share prompts and practices for creating your own journal. The wooded forests are the perfect backdrop for finding quiet corners to practice your new techniques. Be prepared for outdoor strolls and sitting amongst the trees. Dress for the weather. Layers, hiking shoes/boots, water bottle, and a blanket for sitting on are recommended.
We will provide your notebook and pencil. Nature will provide the rest.
When: Thursday, October 28 from 4:30-6:30 PM
Where: Boulderwall at The Acreage: Meet outside the Boulderwall building at Gate 1.
Cost: $20 per person (includes a notebook and writing utensil)
Participant Limit: 15

To register for this event, please visit the Eventbrite page for tickets: Nature Journaling Workshop, October 28.

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Tags:   Classes Literary Nature & OutdoorsArts & Craft

Create a Terrarium

10-28-2021

Presented by Studio Louise Flowers at Studio Louise Flowers, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm

In this workshop, we will learn how to select plants, care for the terrarium and create one to take home.

--

Studio Louise Flowers specializes in corporate and event florals, seasonal containers, and hands-on workshops.

Beautiful plants and...

[more+]

In this workshop, we will learn how to select plants, care for the terrarium and create one to take home.

--

Studio Louise Flowers specializes in corporate and event florals, seasonal containers, and hands-on workshops.

Beautiful plants and flowers for your every day and extraordinary events is the motto I follow at Studio Louise Flowers. Not only do plants and flowers add beauty to our surroundings, but the many health benefits and tangible connection to the natural world contribute to a healthy home and lifestyle.

Jenn Hovland has over 25 years of horticultural and floral design experience. Plants and flowers are a true passion!

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Tags:   Classes Nature & OutdoorsArts & Craft

Creative Writing Classes

10-28-2021

Presented by Creating a Writing Life at ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Creating a Writing Life - two class options for fall 2021:
On Zoom - Eight Thursdays, Sept. 9 - Oct. 28, from 7 to 9:15 p.m.
Location: planned in-person class is now going to be offered online too.

On Zoom - Eight Wednesdays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 27,...

[more+]

Creating a Writing Life - two class options for fall 2021:
On Zoom - Eight Thursdays, Sept. 9 - Oct. 28, from 7 to 9:15 p.m.
Location: planned in-person class is now going to be offered online too.

On Zoom - Eight Wednesdays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 27, from 7 to 9:15 p.m.

Class size maximum: 10 students
Cost: $105 per fall term

Instructor: Elissa Cottle of Stillwater, master of fine arts in writing and published writer,  offering classes and writing/editing consultation for individuals, businesses and
nonprofits.

For more information and class registration please visit:
https://www.artfulbusinesswriting.com

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Tags:   LiteraryClasses

Improv Troup

01-25-2022

Presented by Stillwater Zephyr Theatre at Stillwater Zephyr Theatre, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 02 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 07 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jan 04 @ 6:00 pm

This “troupe” is more than just a class – it’s an all-out performance team set to have weekly meets to learn and rehearse amazingly fun and creative improv games, discover the secrets of comedic timing and clever storytelling, and to have...

[more+]

This “troupe” is more than just a class – it’s an all-out performance team set to have weekly meets to learn and rehearse amazingly fun and creative improv games, discover the secrets of comedic timing and clever storytelling, and to have a blast honing all-around theatre skills in this crucial area of the arts.  You don’t want to miss it!

The troupe will have a showcase performance during their final meet open to family members (audience will be expanded as Covid-19 guidelines allow).

The Troupe meets every Tuesday (except when falling on major holidays) with an average of four meets per month. New members can join at the beginning of any month as spots are available.
Minimum 8 members, maximum 18

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Tags:   Kids TheatreClasses

Houseplants 101

11-04-2021

Presented by Studio Louise Flowers at Studio Louise Flowers, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 04 @ 6:00 pm

Learn general care of common houseplants: water, light, pest management, propagation. We'll discuss popular plants and current trends. Come with questions about your own plants!

Learn general care of common houseplants: water, light, pest management, propagation. We'll discuss popular plants and current trends. Come with questions about your own plants!

[less-]
Tags:   Nature & OutdoorsClasses

Writer's Workshop: Making Sense of the Past Year

11-06-2021

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 10:30 am

2020 was a year full of isolation and upheaval as our social worlds contracted due to COVID-19 lockdowns, expanded in protests against police brutality and repressive racism, became embattled in political unrest, and more. In this workshop with...

[more+]

2020 was a year full of isolation and upheaval as our social worlds contracted due to COVID-19 lockdowns, expanded in protests against police brutality and repressive racism, became embattled in political unrest, and more. In this workshop with Michael Kleber-Diggs, exercise your writing muscles in feeling, thinking, and making sense of the past year and your experiences. Writers in all genres are welcome.

[less-]
Tags:   LiteraryClasses

StarWatch

11-06-2021

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 7:00 pm

Get to know constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of the great stories behind them. Giant telescopes will be aimed to view star clusters, galaxies, and more. They’ll also be a wonderful video...

[more+]

Get to know constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of the great stories behind them. Giant telescopes will be aimed to view star clusters, galaxies, and more. They’ll also be a wonderful video telescope aimed at super distant astronomical targets!

Free wrapped safety glasses will be provided for individuals, couples, or families. Participants also get a great big handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope-buying guide, and more! Registration is required, $5 per person. Call (651)430-8370 to register.

Mike Lynch is a retired WCCO meteorologist and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes since 1972. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the book “Stars, a Month by Month Tour of the Constellations.” The book will be available for purchase at a discount. Super cool glow in the dark star shirts will also be available for sale! Even if it’s cloudy you’ll learn a lot, have a great time!

[less-]
Tags:   Nature & OutdoorsClasses

Paint & Sip

11-07-2021

Presented by Saint Croix Vineyards
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 07 @ 3:00 pm

Create a beautiful fall painting with the guidance of a professional artist!

Sip your favorite SCV wine and let your inner artist out to create something special!

Take your artwork with you and leave the clean up behind!

Create a beautiful fall painting with the guidance of a professional artist!

Sip your favorite SCV wine and let your inner artist out to create something special!

Take your artwork with you and leave the clean up behind!

[less-]
Tags:  Classes

Storytelling through Collage

11-08-2021

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Nov 08 @ 5:30 pm

Collage is the wonderful, tactile, expressive art of using bits and pieces of paper, fabric, and other materials in order to build up an image. Using a mix of found and cultivated materials please join us as we work with an artist instructor to...

[more+]

Collage is the wonderful, tactile, expressive art of using bits and pieces of paper, fabric, and other materials in order to build up an image. Using a mix of found and cultivated materials please join us as we work with an artist instructor to turn odds and ends into beautiful, personal works of story telling. We will provide instruction and a variety of collage materials but please feel free to also bring your own! Examples of items to collage with include: take out receipts, junk mail, magazines, sewing scraps, stray puzzle pieces, dandelion leaves, and more. Supplies will be provided in this in person class with ArtistryMN.

[less-]
Tags:   ClassesArts & Craft

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

11-16-2021

Presented by Studio Louise Flowers at Hotel Crosby, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm

Hands on make and take wreath class. We will use a variety of fresh seasonal greens to make a lush textural wreath to odorn your door for the holidays. Berries and other natural elements can be layered on to create a rich tapestry. Ribbon...

[more+]

Hands on make and take wreath class. We will use a variety of fresh seasonal greens to make a lush textural wreath to odorn your door for the holidays. Berries and other natural elements can be layered on to create a rich tapestry. Ribbon available to add on if desired.

Short demonstration and guided work time.

--

Studio Louise Flowers specializes in corporate and event florals, seasonal containers, and hands-on workshops.

Beautiful plants and flowers for your every day and extraordinary events is the motto I follow at Studio Louise Flowers. Not only do plants and flowers add beauty to our surroundings, but the many health benefits and tangible connection to the natural world contribute to a healthy home and lifestyle.

Jenn Hovland has over 25 years of horticultural and floral design experience. Plants and flowers are a true passion!

[less-]
Tags:   Classes Nature & OutdoorsArts & Craft

Adult/Child Holiday Clay Class

12-04-2021

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 04 @ 1:00 pm

Enjoy learning basic hand-building techniques together with your child, and use these skills – pinching, coiling and clay slab construction – to make unique holiday ornaments you will cherish for a lifetime!

Enjoy learning basic hand-building techniques together with your child, and use these skills – pinching, coiling and clay slab construction – to make unique holiday ornaments you will cherish for a lifetime!

[less-]
Tags:   Classes KidsArts & Craft