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Cultural Center offering painting classes throughout the winter

The Cultural Center in New York Mills has announced a new class series for the winter months ahead: a bi-monthly art experience paired with an alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverage of choice.

The Cultural Center in New York Mills has announced a new class series for the winter months ahead: a bi-monthly art experience paired with an alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverage of choice.

Classes are geared to high school aged students through adults and will take place at the Cultural Center unless otherwise noted.

Prices include materials, instruction, a drink ticket and light refreshments. Some classes may require additional materials. Cultural Center members receive $2 off of their fee.

Pre-registration for all classes is required and may be arranged by calling 218-385-3339.

If a minimum number of participants is not met, the center reserves the right to cancel a class. Pre-registered students will be notified. Check the center’s website, kulcher.org, for the most updated information.

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The series kicked off last Thursday.

The next class will be Thursday, Dec. 17, from 6-8:30 p.m., a canvas painting class, “Sunsets and Silhouettes.”

Adult participants may choose one of three themes to complete a canvas painting of a landscape silhouette against a sunset. The landscape themes to choose from are: country farmstead, park with children, and northern wilderness.

Mid-way through the evening, there will be a break for wine/cider, cheese and crackers. At the culmination of the class, participants will take home their completed work of art.

All materials are supplied. Fee is $40. The class will be taught by Pam Robinson. A minimum of eight participants is expected, with no more than 15 allowed.

On Thursday, Jan. 7, from 6-8:30 p.m., attend “Getting Graphic is for the Birds!,” a canvas painting class with color-blocking and stylized graphic depictions of an owl or a chickadee. 

Throughout the evening, there will be breaks for wine/cider, cheese and crackers. At the culmination of the class, participants will take home their completed work of art.

All materials are supplied. Fee is $40. A minimum of eight participants is expected with no more than 15 allowed.

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On Saturday, Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., attend a “Make a Basket in a Day? basket weaving class.

Keep cold fingers busy with this one-day class covering the basics of basket weaving.

Participants will use a cane and natural willow harvested from local swamps. Participants need to bring hand-pruners, old scissors and 10 to 15 spring-styled clothes pins. All remaining supplies and warm appetizers and drinks are covered in the class fee of $35.

Everyone will leave the class with one basket completed, and another started to encourage future weaving outside of class. A minimum of six participants is expected with no more than 10 allowed.

On Friday, Feb. 12, from 6-8:30 p.m., attend ‘Bound Together,’ a journal creation class.

Participants will complete the construction of a journal using paste papers and collage materials for the hard covers. Inside, the journals will contain blank white pages that have been secured with an external ‘stab,’ or Japanese binding which displays the stitching that can become quite decorative when beading is added.

Sub sandwiches and beverages are included in the class fee of $40. A minimum of six participants is expected with no more than 12 allowed.

On Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6-9 p.m., participate in a paper marbling class, “Am I Losing My Marbles?”

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Participants will learn the art of paper marbling using a technique of ‘floating’ paint on the surface of thickened water, draping the paper onto the surface, pulling and rinsing.

The patterned papers can be used in scrap booking, for gift wrap, to use in collage projects, applied to mat boards for artwork framing, or even as cover paper for handmade books.

Snacks and beverages will be included with the class fee of $45. A minimum of five participants is expected with no more than 10 allowed.

The series could be expanded based on the success of these first classes.

The goal is to partner with local and regional artists to offer a broad selection of classes.

Anyone with class ideas or a skill to share should contact the center.

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