Workshops & Classes 2015


WINTER ART CLASSES
 

STUDIO PAINTING
Thursdays afternoons, beginning January 29, 6 weeks
Break up the winter blues with a relaxing afternoon of painting in your chosen medium. I’ll put on the coffee and we can share our creative side with friends. I will give you guidance, helpful hints or just encouragement. A painting class for beginners to the experienced in any medium: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel or colored pencil. The class will meet Thursday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 PM at the West Amana Michele Maring Miller Gallery for 6 weeks beginning January 29th. Participants will need to provide their own supplies. For more information and to register call the instructor Michele Maring Miller at 319-622-6330. Cost is $50.

 

BEGINNING QUILTING
Tuesday evenings, beginning February 17, 6 weeks
ebruary Ever wanted to learn to quilt? Come join us for a chance to learn the history and techniques used in creating a traditional Amana Quilt. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Each person will create a beautiful hand quilted wall hanging. Participants will need to supply 2 yards of fabric (1 yard solid and 1 yard print) of their choosing. All other materials will be supplied. So come join us Tuesday evenings for 5-6 weeks beginning February 17th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana for some fun and quilting. Enrollment is limited. For more information and to register call Jen Mundt at 319-210-4104. Cost is $50.

EARLY SPRING WORKSHOP  
 

A WORKSHOP TO JUMPSTART THE WRITER WITHIN!
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Ages: adults | Workshop fee: $40
Guest Instructor: Linda M. Bendorf (M.A.T., J.D., The University of Iowa)
Is your creativity gene on hiatus? Do you love the power and beauty of language, but lack time or inspiration? Experience strategic writing prompts that invite you to take intellectual and creative risks that lead to breakthrough thinking …and writing! As writer Donald Murray suggested, it takes a destination and a plan to make surprise possible. So, this is your invitation to create, create, create!

During our high energy, focused yet flexible time together, we’ll plunge into strategies to spark creativity and to free the “writer within.” And we’ll have fun all the while, because serious work requires serious play. We’ll write quickly to stay ahead of the inner critic, and boldly to outsmart the censor. We’ll dabble in poetry, life stories, monologue and more. Plan to generate all new writing, and in good workshop fashion, we’ll share our pieces as time allows.

Bring a sack lunch, paper or writing notebook and your favorite pen. To register call Linda at 224-688-9222

ART IOWA WORKSHOPS  
March 21 – 22 Altered images-mixed media, instructor Will Hildebrant
April 11 – 12 Exploring Relief Printmaking, instructor: Tom Christison
June 15 – 19 Artistic Journal Making, instructor: Jo Myers-Walker
June 22 – 25 Landscape in Pastel, instructor: Diane Kunzler
June 29 – July 3 Rock Paper, willow mixed-media wall sculpture, instructor: Pam Dennis
September 26 – 27 Colored Pencil Weekend, instructor: Katie Plucker & Will Hildebrant
BASKETRY PROGRAMS  
March 13 – 15 Willow Weekend, instructor: Joanna Schanz
October 9 – 11 Willow Harvest Weekend, instructor: Joanna Schanz
SUMMER CLASSES  
July 27 – 31

Children’s Colony Art Camp

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FALL CLASSES  
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