Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

wet felted soaps

Tackle a simple wet felting project by covering a bar of soap with a colorful layer of felt. These “felted” soaps are perfect for traveling or keeping next to the tub, as they work as a washcloth and soap all in one. Plus, they’re a great starter project for learning the basics of wet felting! We’ll work with natural vegetable oil based soaps and beautiful wool roving. Students are welcome to bring rubber dish gloves and aprons to protect their hands and clothes from water for this class. 

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Aug
12
to Aug 16

drawing from nature *kids camp ages 13-15*

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Let's hone our observational drawing skills as we gather and/or sketch in-situ objects from nature. You will study up close the wildflowers, plants and trees surrounding the art center and the nearby Dakota Rail Regional Trail. You will learn new drawing techniques with pencil, colored pencil and ink. Develop a basic understanding of color theory, still life composition and plant identification. Realistic and abstract ideas will be explored. 

Class meets M-F 9am-12pm

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Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

crayfish party decorations

Snip and fold away to create a vibrant set of paper decorations inspired by the kräftskiva, or Swedish Crayfish Party, decorations. You’ll create a set of traditional party hats, paper lanterns and other tabletop decorations to set the scene for any late summer entertaining, crayfish optional!

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Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

glass sun catchers

Catch the rays of the summer sun in a colorful handmade suncatcher. Cut glass, make a design and have your project fused in the ASI kiln and available for pick-up at a later date. Close toed shoes are required for glass classes. 

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Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

kolrosing

Get started with kolrosing! This traditional art of wood etching has decorated wooden surfaces for centuries. You’ll learn how to prepare a wooden surface, use a kolrosing knife and burnish your design so it magically appears while decorating a small wooden trivet.

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Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

wire garden ornaments

Try your hand at luffarslöjd, or Swedish wire craft. With a pair of pliers and a few dowels, you’ll learn some tricks for twisting wire into beautiful garden ornaments that could be planted among your flowers or added to a pot on the patio.

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May
15
6:30 PM18:30

felted wool jewelry

Take an evening to create a fun set of jewelry out of felted wool! Students will needle felt balls of different colors and sizes, and then assemble a fun and funky pair of earrings and pendant necklace. This is the perfect class to try out simple felting and jewelry making techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll head home with colorful, custom jewelry to keep or share.

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Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

Needle Felted Ornaments

I’ll be teaching Needle Felted Ornaments on December 19th!

Dress up your Christmas tree with a sweet needle felted ornament. Choose from different forms (we use festive cookie cutters) and a rainbow of wool roving to create one or two holiday themed ornaments – a perfect last-minute gift! 

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Glass Ornaments

I’ll be teaching fused glass ornaments at the American Swedish Institute on November 14th!

Try your hand at assembling glass into a few small ornaments and learn about the process of glass fusing. Ornaments will be fused after class, and available for pick up by the end of November.

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May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Nordic Craft Workshop: Fused Glass Suncatchers

I'll be teaching the class. Click link below to register!

Create a custom glass suncatcher to brighten up your favorite window! This introductory level class will teach the basics of glass art, and each student will cut and design a 5x5 inch glass piece to their liking. The suncatchers will be fired in the ASI kiln and may be picked up 2 weeks after class.

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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Nordic Craft Workshop: Needle Felting

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In this class, students will learn how wool can be transformed into amazing shapes. We’ll use various colors of dyed roving wool, a barbed needle, and some elbow grease to create a variety of basic shapes. From there, students will have materials to create a small string of garland or something similar to give as a gift or to decorate their home. No previous experience necessary.

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Jan
20
to Apr 8

101 bowls

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The American Swedish Institute presents, 101 Bowls, featuring vessels by local and international artists and collectors. One of my ceramic vessels is on display in the exhibiton. Check it out!

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