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Drawing with Pastels / 4 Sessions / Tuesdays / March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2008 / 1 pm to 3 pm

JOYCE GUENTZEL will be teaching this afternoon class to anyone who wants to learn all about the fine artists chalk called pastel. It is a perfect medium for portraits, which are Joyce's specialty, but are also great for animals, flowers and scenery.  They come in hundreds of wonderful colors with the potential for interesting and exciting effects.  Papers come in a variety of colors and surfaces, pastel and charcoal pencils, along with various styles and techniques make the use of this simple art tool an enjoyable experience.  Beginners will be introduced to the art of pastel drawing and painting including what supplies you will need to get started.  The more experienced students find that the best way to get motivated is to take a class for inspiration, information and improvement.  If you have your own supplies, please bring them to class. Otherwise, Joyce will have on hand what you will need such as pastel chalk, paper and other supplies to purchase.  This class is open to all experience levels.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members and $50.00 for non-members.

Painting Your Woodcarvings / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / February 16 & 17, 2008 / Sat - 9 am to 4 pm & Sun - 10 am to 2 pm

FRANCES SKARICH will be your Instructor.  Frances Skarich is one of our experienced woodcarvers and painters.  Let her show you how to make your woodcarvings look their best with this workshop.

*Fees are $35.00 for RAA members and $40.00 for non-members.

Oil Painting / 1 Session / Saturday / January 12, 2008 / 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

JUDY BEAULIEU will be your Instructor. A "Winter Scene" will be the subject. Click here for a complete materials list.

*Fees are $35.00 for RAA members and $40.00 for non-members.

Rosemaling a Laptop Desk / 4 Sessions / Wednesdays / October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 2007 / 9:00 am to 12 noon

CAROL LARSON will be your Instructor. Students may purchase a "pre-ordered" laptop desk from instructor on the first day of class.  Click here for a complete materials list.

*Fees are $50.00 for RAA members and $55.00 for non-members.

Pastel Portraits and Other Subjects / 4 Sessions / Wednesdays / October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2007 / 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

JOYCE GUENTZEL will be your Instructor. Click here for a complete materials list.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members and $50.00 for non-members

Watercolor Painting / 2 Sessions / Wednesday & Thursday / December 19 & 20, 2007 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

GAIL PETERSON will be instructing participants in creating an "Oval Landscape with a Barn and Wild Roses".  All materials will be provided.

*Fees are $30.00 for RAA members and $35.00 for non-members (includes all materials)

Birch Bark Star Ornaments / 1 Session / Thursday / December 13, 2007 / 6 pm to 9 pm

Your Instructor, KATHY PETERSON CULBERT will be teaching a class on making stars of various sizes for your Christmas tree, as window ornaments or for that special hard to buy for person on your gift giving list.  This star finds its place in many Scandinavian cultures and has also been referred to as the German Star. 

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members and $15.00 for non-members.  An additional fee of $10.00 is required for materials.

After School Art with Becca Sauer / 12 Sessions / Mondays / Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 2007 / 2:45 - 4:00 pm

Watercolor & Landscape of Winslow Homer (September 24th) - Join us for taking a sailing trip through watercolors and blending the different blues, grays and yellows that can glisten off the watercolor paper as we explore the world of Winslow Homer.  Homer loved the sea, we will try and reproduce his style or take a step further and add to his creations with your own imagination.  We will discuss Homer and examine his work at the beginning, then everyone will have a chance to try their hand at watercolors. Open to all ages.

Watercolor of Whistler and Cropsey (October 1st) - We expand our out look at by examining sea painting of Whistler and Cropsey and how they used lightning and shading to depict the feel and texture of water and the surrounding landscape.

Students will be encouraged to mirror or add to this particular type of painting by using watercolor paints. Students will be given several photos and pictures of landscapes to mirror or they may choose to create there own. Open to all ages.

*Fees are $7.00 per student per session for the above classes.  Fee includes all materials needed for this class.

Mixed Media Figure Drawing with watercolor, oil, pastel 7 color overlay (October 8th) - We explode into color and variety looking to Rubins works on how he used his reds and blues to make his work bounce out of the book or canvas; then to Renoir's constant battle between the his need for shape yet conform with the every present movement of impressionism; further we explore the basics of all artists, the need to sketch and create movement with in our artwork.  We also will take a close look at Durer and Delacroix's drawings and sketches.

Students will be given an opportunity to sketch several still life and/or continue the study by using mixed medium of watercolor, oil pastel, pastels, along with a variety of sketching materials to complete a finished work. Open to all ages.

Mixed Media Figure Drawing with watercolor, oil, pastel 7 color overlay (October 15th) - Focus will be on human form and how we attempt to reproduce this form, we will discuss how different artists have had to elongate different parts of the anatomy in order for our eyes to see it as correct.  Different artists we will discuss are Michelangelo, Degas, and Picasso. Each student will be asked to pick a part of there anatomy and attempt to draw the hand, face or body etc. then have fun by enhancing the drawing with the use of a medium to give it a realistic feeling, unrealistic feeling, or just to have fun with pastels, oil pastels, watercolor, crayons with a watercolor wash, etc. Open to all ages.

Women Artists 1920 to 1989 - Elaine Kooning, Edvard Munich & Halloween Art (October 29th) - We'll gear up for Halloween by wandering in the minds of Edvard Munich and the "Scream" what makes the painting so riveting and vital to all the sad and disturbed souls out there, we will also explore his female counterpart in Elaine Kooning and her work from 1920 to 1989 and her abstract forms and the feelings they project. Students will be asked to project some of there own thoughts and feeling in Halloween art, we will use many different mediums, from acrylics to markers, others may choose to to show the more colorful side of abstraction and captivate forms within forms. Open to all ages.

Charcoal - Renoir, Mary Cassatt - Facial Expressions (November 5th) - The study of face and all its features. We will exam eye, eye lashes, eye brows, the ears the mouth and every thing in between, then we will try and put it all together.  We will have some fun drawing one friend without looking at the paper and another while looking.  If we have time, we will go over shading so we can add in a nose.  Mary Cassatt paintings of children will show us how to use color as shading tool to give roundness and depth to our faces; we will go back and examine Renoir and his ability to blend colors.  Different mediums will be offered, but mostly pastels and drawing pencils to allow for the ease of shading.  Open to all ages .

Charcoal - Rembrandt - Close-up Facial Expressions (November 12th) - The detail study of the realistic face we will look to Rembrandt for his guidance and his ability of give portrait of others and discuss what is real and what is preserved when looking at people.  Rembrandt also used lighting significantly when painting portraits, we will mirror this image when we draw/sketch.  Students will be asked whether they feel this type of painting is more realistic than that of Mary Cassatt or Renoir's.  Different mediums will be offered such as charcoal, pastels, drawing pencils and color pencils.  Open to all ages.

Pastel - Facial Expressions (November 19th) - We will continue to explore different methods of sketching faces and the different expressions.  We will look towards the more modern everyday use of sketching and drawing of illustration and cartooning.  Historically from the 1930s to present day comic books and the depiction of the characters.  Students will be allowed to use different mediums, encouraged to use pastels with cartooning to explore a new avenue of expression or feeling. Open to all ages.

Pastel - Christmas Projects (November 26th) - Using pastels we will create a feeling of Christmas.  We will look to old time holiday cards that started it all to give us inspiration. Open to all ages.

Crafts - Christmas Wreaths #1 (December 3rd) - Get ready to gear up and make your own Christmas wreath, but this time you pick the color.  We will use paper and paint to create a Christmas wreath to hang up in your home this season. Open to all ages.

Crafts - Christmas Wreaths #2 (December 10th) - We will finish up Christmas wreath, and start our Christmas memories gifts.  Please bring in some photos to get ready for the special way of illustrating the New year, and we will make special presents for the ones you love.  We will look at photos from Ansel Adams to give us inspiration during this giving season.  Open to all ages.

Christmas Memories Gift (December 17th) - To make a special gift for that special someone, you will be able to pick between two projects. One an angel or two a stained glass.  We will look to many of the different artists who use angels and/or stained glass for inspirations.  Open to all ages.

*Fees are $5.00 per student per session for the above classes.  Fee includes all materials needed for this class.

Summer Art Camp / 5 Sessions / Week Days / August 20-24, 2006 / 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

This will be a media exploration into the colorful world of art, imagination and creativity. Students will learn art design and principle, color, shape and form in both 2 and 3 dimensional work.  Each day students will work with a variety of media which may include but is not exclusive to oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, stone, felt, clay, paper, fabrics, and mosaics.  Some projects may take the entire week to complete. Other activities, subjects and media will be added throughout the week if time permits.

Click here for: Summer Art Camp Registration Form

*Fees are $70 per child if your parents/guardians are members of The Range Artist’s Association Inc. and $75 per child if your parents/guardians are not members.

Water Color Workshop / 3 Sessions / Friday, Saturday & Sunday / March 30, 31 & April 1, 2007 / Fri - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sat. - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm & Sun. - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

KEITH THOMPSON will be your Instructor. Ready to try watercolor painting using a unique approach?  This is the class for you! Keith’s unique style to watercolor techniques and subject matter always puts his students at ease and helps build confidence in their painting. Many demonstrations are given throughout the three-day workshop and each student receives a lot of individual attention. Check out Keith’s class . The Range Creative Art Center has some watercolors, brushes and paper for sale. One of Keith’s watercolor paintings is on display at the Range Creative Art Center. Stop by and check it out, then sign up for the workshop. Make sure you sign up early for this class.

*Fees are $75.00 for RAA members and $80.00 for non-members.

Oil Painting / 1 Session / Saturday / April 21, 2007 / Sat - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Instructor JUDY BEAULIEU will be teaching another 1-day oil painting workshop. This is a good class to take because Judy takes everyone from the beginning of a painting right through to the end. A sample of the class project will be on display at the Range Art Center in March. The class painting will be either a landscape or a floral on a 16“ x 20“ canvas, come down and check out which one it will be and sign up for the class early to reserve your place. You will paint along with Judy as she gives the class instructions to complete this picture. Come take this class, relax and finish a painting in 1 day. Check the class materials list for supplies needed for this class. Register early!

*Fees are $35.00 for RAA members and $40.00 for non-members.

Acrylic Workshop  / 1 Session / Saturday / May 19, 2007 / 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Instructor GAIL PETERSON is back with an Acrylic Workshop this time. Join this class for a day of painting a 16” x 20” Cottage Scene in Acrylics. Gail will guide you through this painting step-by-step from start to finish. Not sure you would like acrylic painting? Check this class out because ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED. You just have to come and start painting along with Gail and the rest of the class. Register early!

*Fees are $40.00 for RAA members and $45.00 for non-members. (All materials included)

Jewelry / 1 Session / Monday / March 12, 2007 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

GAIL PETERSON will be your Instructor. This class will create a pendant using gold filled or sterling silver square wire to wrap a gemstone.

*Fees are $25.00 for RAA members and $30.00 for non-members. (All materials included)

China Mosaics / 3 Sessions / Thursdays / March 15, 22, 29, 2007 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Instructor MARY BETH PERRIERA has perfected the art of mosaics.  She enjoys using china pieces to decorate and create unique items.  On display at the Range Art Center are her serving tray, small round table and clay flower pot (even picture frames can be done).  Bring an item of your choice - someone even did an old bowling ball to use as a “gazing” ball in his or her garden - to class with you. If you have china that you wish to break into pieces and use, bring that also. Mary Beth does have china for the class to use and she will supply the mastic and grout. If you already have a design idea come and share it with the rest of the class. We will explore all the steps towards a finished product. Any questions call Mary Beth at 218-263-3068.

*Fees are $20.00 for RAA members and $25.00 for non-members. (Plus a $5.00 materials fee)

 Introduction to Rosemaling / 4 Sessions / Wednesdays / March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2007 / 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

CAROL LARSON will be your Instructor for this beginner to intermediate class. Come and join artist Carol Larson as she teaches you how to do the rosemaling style of scroll painting on a 10” plate. Please bring the supplies that you have on hand. The Range Creative Art Center has oil paints for sale and Carol will again sell you her 10” plates for the class. Check out the class materials list to see what you need for this class. Call Carol Larson at 218-376-4667 with any questions about the class.

*Fees are $50.00 for RAA members and $55.00 for non-members. (plus materials)

Art After School - "Fun with the Old Masters" / Mondays / *See dates listed below / 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm / Materials included

Your Instructor is REBECCA SAUER. A six-week tour through the ages as we explore the world of color, style and technique. Our journey will consist of two weeks of Acrylic Painting, two weeks of Watercolor and two weeks of Pastels with a few Markers and Pencils thrown in for fun! We will try our hand at painting like the impressionists, realists and American classics such as Georgia O’Keefe and Norman Rockwell. We will learn about their different styles and how each new technique and medium is fun in its own way.

*February 5th & 12th, 2007 - Acrylic Painting - $ 5.00 EACH WEEK

*February 26th & March 5th, 2007 - Watercolor Painting - $ 5.00 EACH WEEK

*March 12th & 19th, 2007 - Pastels/Markers/Pencils - $ 5.00 EACH WEEK

For those who would rather stay away from the painting (or just to try something new) how about the following six-week journey which promises to be fun for everyone! We will do two weeks of Weaving Baskets, two weeks of Paper Mache and two weeks of Creating Puppets.

*April 16th & 23rd, 2007 - Weaving Baskets - $ 7.00 EACH WEEK

*April 30th & May 7th, 2007 - Paper Mache - $ 5.00 EACH WEEK

*May 14th & 21st, 2007 - Creating Puppets - $ 7.00 EACH WEEK

Creating Pastel Chalk Art / 4 Sessions / Tuesdays / April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2006 / 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

JOYCE GUENTZEL is our pastel expert and your Instructor.  She can be found at many of our local events such as the Mines and Pines Art Festival, Sidewalk Days, HAT and the St. Louis County Fair drawing her pastel portraits of people. Beginner and experienced pastel artists will enjoy the variety of subjects that can come to life in this pastel class. Bring the supplies you have on hand (check out the class materials list) , the Range Art Center does have some pastel chalks and pastel paper for sale. Joyce will also have some materials on hand to buy and an order can be placed with Joyce for any other supplies you wish to purchase. Any questions call Joyce at 218-263-7272.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members and $50.00 for non-members.

Watercolor Landscape / 1 Session / Saturday / February 24, 2007 / 12 noon to 5 pm

Instructor GAIL PETERSON is offering this class to all skill levels. This is a perfect class if you are new to watercolors and do not have any supplies. Gail will supply ALL that you need for this class and give step-by-step instructions on how to start and complete this painting. Come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with a one of a kind teacher.

*Fees are $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.

Watercolor Workshop "BIRCH TREES IN AUTUMN" / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / October 14 & 15, 2006 / Sat - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm & Sun - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

Instructor LOUISE LUNDIN will re-charge your creative batteries with 2 fun-and-fact-filled days of watercolor instruction. You will be inspired (or re-inspired) to explore color, paint shapes, create luminous washes (and avoid mixing mud). Several demonstrations daily, individual instruction. Painters of all levels are welcome. Click here for materials list.

*Fees are $80.00 for RAA members and $85.00 for non-members. (Plus materials)

Oil Painting - "Humming Bird in Flight"/ 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / October 21 & 22, 2006 / Sat - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm & Sun - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

JUDY BEAULIEU is once again taking up her palette and brush to teach a class for us. Click here for a materials list and it will be available at the Range Creative Art Center. Some materials may be purchased at the RCAC also.

*Fees are $35.00 for RAA members and $40.00 for non-members.

Water Color Workshop / 3 Sessions / Friday, Saturday & Sunday / December 8 - 10, 2006 / Fri - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sat - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sun - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

KEITH THOMPSON is your Instructor for this workshop.  His unique approach to water color techniques and subject matter puts students at ease and confidence in their painting.  Click here for a and it is available at the RCAC.

*Fees are $75.00 for RAA members and $80.00 for non-members.

Finnish Woven Birch Bark Bread Basket / 1 Session / Monday / October 2, 2006 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Your Instructor, KATHY PETERSON CULBERT will cut and prepare the Birch bark for this class.  Birch bark weaving goes back as one of the oldest mediums used to carry a load, but was also used to preserve and bake breads, and birch bark is getting more difficult to find and harvest each year.  This bread  basket can be used to bake your favorite bread.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members and $15.00 for non-members. (Plus a $10.00 materials fee)

Sleepy Fawn / 2 Sessions / Thursdays / October 5 & 26, 2006 / 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Instructor GAIL PETERSON brings to life a fawn bedded down in the forest.  The first session will be applying black, white, and gray oil paint on a 12x16 canvas  Then the paint must dry and age so that during the second session it will be ready to glaze on the colors.  All materials are included in the cost, so it is a perfect class to experiment with before investing in more supplies.

*Fees are $32.00 for RAA members and $37.00 for non-members. (All materials included)

China Mosaics / 3 Sessions / Wednesdays / October 11, 18, 25, 2006 / 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Instructor MARY BETH PERRIERA has perfected the art of mosaics.  She enjoys using china pieces to decorate and create unique items.  Bring an item of your choice to class (something you don’t use but would if it were decorated) or purchase one from Mary Beth.  If you already have glass or a design idea, share it with the class.  We will explore all the steps to a finished product.

*Fees are $20.00 for RAA members and $25.00 for non-members. (Plus a $5.00 materials fee)

Birch Bark Envelope Basket / 1 Session / Monday / October 23, 2006 / 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

KATHY PETERSON CULBERT is our birch bark Artist/Instructor and will be teaching a beginners to intermediate class in weaving. This popular basket can be seen in many places in Europe and it is a unique decoration for your home or to give as a gift for that "hard-to-buy-for" person. 

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members and $15.00 for non-members. (Plus a $10.00 materials fee)  

Drawing with Louise / 4 Sessions / Wednesdays / November 1, 8, 15, 29, 2006 / 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

LOUISE LUNDIN will be your Instructor. If you're one of those who have said, "I can't even draw a straight line", this class is for you. Everyone can learn to draw; it's not about talent; it's about learning how-to-see-it, and how-to-do-it. Each of us has potential to draw, and our individual styles will be as unique as our written signatures. We'll translate real objects into shapes. Adults of all ages, young and older, are welcome. Bring a sketch pad, pencils HB, 2B, 4 or 6 B, a kneaded eraser. Louise will provide experimental media for the last class. You CAN draw more than a straight line. Join the fun.

*Fees are $65.00 for RAA members and $70.00 for non-members. (Plus materials) 

Birch Bark Woven Tray / 1 Session / Monday / November 13, 2006 / 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

KATHY PETERSON CULBERT is your Instructor and will be teaching students to weave a tray that is excellent as a fruit tray.  This is a perfect beginning class for the beginner in weaving. Because large birch trees are vanishing, this class is may not be available next year.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members and $15.00 for non-members. (Plus a $10.00 materials fee) 

Winter Bird Water Color  Series / 2 Sessions / Thursdays / November 16, 30, 2006 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

GAIL PETERSON will be your Instructor and will provide all the materials you will need to paint this winter bird series.

*Fees are $25.00 for RAA members and $30.00 for non-members. (All materials included)

Birch Bark Star Ornaments / 1 Session / Monday / November 27, 2006 / 6:00 pm to 8:0 pm

KATHY PETERSON CULBERT is our birch bark Artist/Instructor and will be teaching a beginners to make several stars for your Christmas tree. Stars could also be hung together to form a window decoration.  This same star finds its place in many Scandinavian cultures and has also been referred to as the German Star.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members and $15.00 for non-members. (Plus a $10.00 materials fee)

Jewelry / 1 Session / Thursday / December 7, 2006 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

GAIL PETERSON will be your Instructor. This class will create a pendant using gold filled or sterling silver square wire to wrap a gemstone.

*Fees are $25.00 for RAA members and $30.00 for non-members. (All materials included)

Wheel or Hand Pottery Creations / 4 Sessions / Tuesdays / October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2006 / 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm

Clay artist JOAN BEECH is your instructor.  Her work can be seen all over the Iron Range, and this class is for the beginner to intermediate level of experience.  October 3, 10, 17 will be production afternoons and glazing will take place on October 24th.  A date for picking up the finished products will be schedule on the 24th.  A minimum of 6 students will be required, so sign up early.

*Fees are $30.00 for RAA members and $35.00 for non-members. (Plus a $25.00 materials fee)

Pastel Painting / 4 Sessions / Tuesdays / November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006 / 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

JOYCE GUENTZEL is our pastel expert and your Instructor.  She is well known for her pastel portraits of people in our community, kind of like our own Norman Rockwell in Hibbing.  Learn about the many subjects that can come to life in the pastel world.  Beginner or the experienced pastel artist will enjoy the variety of subjects that will be covered. Bring materials you do have on hand to classes.  Class materials will be for sale if you want to have your own to practice at home, but you may also use some of the instructors.  Please contact Joyce at 218-263-7272 with any questions

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members and $50.00 for non-members.

 More Rosemaling / 4 Sessions / Wednesdays / November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2006 / 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

CAROL LARSON will be your Instructor for this beginner to intermediate class. Students will begin preparing the wood to learn the Rogaland Style strokes. Wooden items will be available from the Instructor for a fee and you may purchase paint supplies at the Art Center.

*Fees are $50.00 for RAA members and $55.00 for non-members.

After School Drawing / 4 Sessions / Mondays / October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2006 / 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

REBECCA SAUER will instruct students in pencil, colored pencil, marker and pastel drawing. Feel free to bring a snack with you to eat before starting class. 

*Fees are $10.00. (Materials included)

Clay Sculpture / 3 Sessions / Mondays / November 6, 13, 20, 2006 / 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your Instructor. Come to class with an idea of what you want to sculpt so we can begin immediately. Sculptures will be painted as soon as they are dry. We will use air dry clay & acrylic paints. Feel free to bring a snack with you to eat before starting class.

*Fees are $50.00. (Materials included)

Kumihimo Braiding / 2 Sessions / Mondays / November 27 & December 4, 2006 / 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Weaving artist BILL SCHAFFER will be teaching this Japanese art form, which is translated to mean “the gathering of threads”.  Be the first to make these unique braids for yourself  or it’s just in time for Christmas to give to a friend, a friendship bracelet, necklace, belt or ankle band.  Each student will receive their own braiding board, so they can continue to practice this ancient art form which has been past down for generations.  

*Fees are $10.00. (Materials included)

Beginning Rosemaling / 4 Sessions / Wednesdays / September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 2006 / 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

CAROL LARSON will be your Instructor for this all inclusive class. Students will begin preparing the wood to learn the Rogaland Style strokes. Wooden Christmas trees will be available from the Instructor for a fee and you may purchase paint supplies at the Art Center.

*Fees are $50.00 for RAA members and $55.00 for non-members.

Art Camp / 5 Session Each Week / Week Days / August 14-18 and 21-25, 2006 through / 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Week 1 / for Grades 3-5 / August 14-18 / 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Week 2 / for Grades 5-7 / August 21-25 / 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost $80.00 for the week per child (price includes art supplies)*

This will be a media exploration into the colorful world of art, imagination and creativity.  Students will learn art design and principle, color, shape and form in both 2 and 3 dimensional work.  Each day students will work with a variety of media which may include but not exclusive to: oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, stone, felt, clay, paper, fabrics and mosaics.  Some projects may take the entire week to complete.  Other activities, subjects and media will be added throughout the week as time permits.

Students need to bring their own lunch and beverage.
Please be dressed in play clothes each day some projects can be messy!
*Partial reduced fees available to those that meet income guidelines.

Click here for: Summer Art Camp Registration Form

*Fees are $80.00 per week per child (price includes art supplies)*

Fantasy Figure Carving / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / January 28, 29,  2006 / Sat - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sun 9:00 am to 4:00pm

CLIFF LETTY of Cloquet will be your Instructor. Bring your own carving tools

*Fees are $50.00 for RAA members and $55.00 for non-members.

Painting Details on your Wood Carvings / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / February 18 & 19, 2006 / Sat - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm & Sun 1:00 pm to 4:00pm

FRANCINE SKARICH will be your Instructor

*Fees are $35.00 for RAA members and $40.00 for non-members.

Oil Painting a Countryside / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / February 25 & 26, 2006 / Sat - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sun 1:00 pm to 5:00pm

GAIL PETERSON will be your Instructor. The painting will measure 16 x 20 and is for beginning to intermediate skills. All supplies are provided.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members and $50.00 for non-members.

Water Color Workshop / 3 Sessions / Friday, Saturday & Sunday / April 21 - 23, 2006 / Fri - 6:00 pm to 9:00pm, Sat - 12:00 am to 4:00 pm & Sun 12:00 am to 4:00 pm

KEITH THOMPSON will be your Instructor. 20 by 30 size sheets of watercolor paper will be used and may be purchased the day of the class.  A materials list will also be available at the Art Center.

*Fees are $75.00 for RAA members and $80.00 for non-members.

Birch Bark Bread Basket / 1 Session / Thursday / January 26, 2006 / 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

KATHY PETERSON CULBERT will be your Instructor.

*Fees are $15.00 for RAA members and $20.00 for non-members. Plus a $15.00 materials fee.

Mosaic Class / 2 Sessions / Monday & Wednesday / March 6, 2006 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

MARY BETH PERRIERA will be your Instructor. Beginner to Advanced levels. Bring the item you would like to mosaic to class. If you have the glass you want to use bring it to class the first night. Mastic and grout included in the price of class. If you have questions, call the instructor for information at 218-262-3068.

*Fees are $25.00 for RAA members and $30.00 for non-members.

Beginning Rosemaling / 4 Sessions / Wednesdays / March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2006 / 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

CAROL LARSON will be your Instructor for this all inclusive class. Students will begin preparing the wood to learn the Telemark strokes. Wooden plates will be available from the Instructor for a fee and you may purchase paint supplies at the Art Center.

*Fees are $50.00 for RAA members and $55.00 for non-members.

Feathered Friends Watercolor Class / 2 Sessions / Thursdays / March 9, 16, 2006 / 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

GAIL PETERSON will be your Instructor and will provide all materials to create your choice of painting a Chickadee, Nut Hatch, Cardinal, Blue Jay, Gross Beak, or Red Poll.

*Fees are $25.00 for RAA members and $30.00 for non-members.

Pastel Painting / 4 Sessions / Tuesdays / April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2006 / 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

JOYCE GUENTZEL will be your Instructor. Supplies will be available for sale.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members and $50.00 for non-members.

Woodcarving / 3 Sessions / Mondays / January 9, 16, 23, 2006 / 3:00 to 4:30 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your Instructor. Experience carving in different types of wood.

*Fees are $25.00 for RAA members and $30.00 for non-members.

Cartooning / 1 Session / Monday / January 30, 2006 / 3:00 to 4:30 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your Instructor. All materials included.

*Fees are $5.00 for RAA members and $10.00 for non-members.

Sketching and Drawing / 2 Sessions / Mondays / February 6, 13, 2006 / 3:00 to 4:30 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your Instructor. Cartooning, sketching and drawing.  All materials included.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members and $15.00 for non-members.

Origami and Kirogami / 2 Sessions / Mondays / February 27, March 6, 2006 / 3:00 to 4:30 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your Instructor. Paper folding and cutting (animals, flowers, planes and things) made famous by the Chinese.  All materials included.

*Fees are $8.00 for RAA members and $13.00 for non-members.

Painting / 3 Sessions / Mondays / March 13, 20, 27,  2006 / 3:00 to 5:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your Instructor. Painting will be done with many media types.  Students will use acrylics, pastels and watercolors. Subject matter will be determined by the interest of the students enrolled. all materials are included.

*Fees are $15.00 for RAA members and $20.00 for non-members.

Pastel Painting / 2 Sessions / Mondays / April 3, 10, 2006 / 3:00 to 4:30 pm

JOYCE GUENTZEL will be your Instructor. All materials included.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members and $15.00 for non-members.

Charcoal / 2 Sessions / Mondays / April 17, 24, 2006 / 3:00 to 4:30 pm

JOYCE GUENTZEL will be your Instructor. All materials included.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members and $15.00 for non-members.

Sculpting / 3 Sessions / Mondays / May 1, 8, 15, 2006 / 3:00 to 4:30 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your Instructor. All materials included.

*Fees are $20.00 for RAA members and $25.00 for non-members.

Water Color - Pour Technique / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / November 19 & 20, 2005 / 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

GAIL PETERSON will be your Instructor and she is known for her painting skills and teaches many classes in her shop, "Natures Treasures" in Virginia, Minnesota.  Gail supplies all materials for the class, so this is a great class to try water color painting, to see if you like it, without the initial investment into supplies.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members and $50.00 for non-members.

Finnish Woven Birch Bark Bread Basket / 1 Session / Wednesday / October 5, 2005 / 6:00 to 8:30 pm

KATHY PETERSON CULBERT will be your Instructor.  Birch bark weaving goes back as one of the oldest mediums used to preserve and bake breads. You too can use this ancient art form to bake your bread!

*Fees are $15.00 for RAA members and $20.00 for non-members plus a $15 materials fee.

China Mosaics / 2 Sessions / Monday & Wednesday / October 17 & 19, 2005 / 6:00 to 8:30 pm

MARY BETH PERRIERA will be your Instructor. Mary Beth has perfected the art of mosaics and she enjoys using china and stained glass pieces to decorate and create unique items. You will explore all the steps to a finished project so bring an item of your choice to class (something you don’t use but would if it were decorated) or purchase one from the Instructor. 

*Fees are $20.00 for RAA members and $25.00 for non-members. (Grout and glue is provided)

Back to Basics in Clay Designing / 4 Sessions / Wednesdays / October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 2005 / 6:00 to 8:30 pm

JOAN BEECH will be your Instructor and she will have her wheel spinning up the latest in pottery.  Students will be free to create dishes on a wheel, sculpt or hand build a unique piece. Students will make arrangements with the Instructor to pick up their pieces after the final firing on the 16th of November.

*Fees are $15.00 for RAA members and $20.00 for non-members plus a $20.00 materials fee.

Hanging Star Ornament (Birch Bark) / 1 Session / Thursday / November 10, 2005 / 6:00 to 8:30 pm

KATHY PETERSON CULBERT will be your Instructor.  Prepare for the holidays and be the first in your neighborhood to hang this unique ornament in your window.  It measures a foot long and includes 2 stars and some beads.

*Fees are $15.00 for RAA members and $20.00 for non-members plus a $15 materials fee.

Pastel Drawing from A to Z / 4 Sessions / Tuesdays / October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2005 / 1:00 to 3:00 pm

JOYCE GUENTZEL will be your Instructor. Joyce, our pastel expert, can be found drawing pastel portraits at the Mines and Pines, Side-Walk Days, HAT and many other Hibbing events. She is well known for her pastel portraits of people in our community, kind of like our own Norman Rockwell in Hibbing!  Beginner level through experienced artists alike, will enjoy the variety of subjects that will be covered.  Bring any materials you have to class or they may be purchased through the Instructor. If you have any questions contact Joyce at 218-263-7272.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members and $50.00 for non-members.

Clay Sculpture / 3 Sessions / Mondays / October 24, November 7, 14, 2005 / 3:00 to 5:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your Instructor.  Come to class with an idea of what you want to sculpt so we can begin immediately. We will use air dry clay and acrylic paints, sculptures will be painted as soon as they are dry. All materials are included. (Feel free to bring a snack with you to eat before starting class.)

*Fees are $50.00.

Kumihimo Braiding / 2 Sessions / Mondays / November 21, 28, 2005 / 3:00 to 4:30 pm

BILL SCHAFFER will be your Instructor.  Kumihimo Braiding is a Japanese art form, it is translated to mean “the gathering of threads”. Be the first to make these unique braids (a friendship bracelet, necklace, belt or ankle band) for yourself or give as Christmas gifts to your friends and family. Each student will receive their own braiding board, so they can continue to practice this ancient art form which has been past down for generations. Weaving artist Bill Schaffer will teach one type of braid on the 21st and again on November 28th to teach another form. All materials are included. (Feel free to bring a snack with you to eat before starting class.)

*Fees are $10.00 per session

Art Camp / 5 Session Each Week / Week Days / August 15-19 and 22-26, 2005 through / 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Week 1 / for Ages 6 to 10 / August 15 – 19 / 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Week 2 / for Ages 11-15 / August 22 - 26 / 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This will be a media exploration into the colorful world of art, imagination and creativity.
 Week one will include: clay, cartooning, stamp making, kite designing, making a boomerang, plus more!
Week two will include: pet rocks, mosaics, candle making, dream catchers, oil painting, and pastel drawing.
Other activities, subjects and media will be added throughout the week if time permits. 
Some projects will be started on Monday and worked on daily, to allow for drying or set up time.
Students need to bring their own lunch and beverage.
Please be dressed in play clothes each day some projects can be messy!

Click here for: Summer Art Camp Registration Form

*Fees are $55.00 per week per child (price includes art supplies)

Art of Macramé / 1 Session / Saturday / April 2, 2005 / 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

JUDITH JOHNSON will instruct the class in making a plant hanger using a variation of knots, then moving on to design and start a wall hanging or a three dimensional hanging. We will be using natural jute cording which will be supplied, along with pins, rubber bands and a limited supply of wood and branches . If someone has beads or an interesting piece of wood they may bring them. If anyone wants more info they can contact me @ 254-5152 or spude@uslink.net

*Fees are $35.00 for RAA members / $40.00 for non-members.

Designing Gardens for Our Northern Climate / 1 Session / Saturday / April 23, 2005 / 1:00 - 4:00 pm

MARY BROCK "Landscape Designer" will be your Instructor. It's time to start planning for spring!  Learn how to create beautiful landscapes or gardens that fit your property.  We will discuss principles of design as applied to landscaping, as well as good plant choices for our area.  Also covered will be container and raised-bed planters, use of stone, brick and ornaments, harmonious color combinations and much more.  All materials are included.
For more information call Mary at (218) 263-5847.

*Fees are $7.00 for RAA members / $12.00 for non-members.

Acrylic Glazing  / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / May 14 and 15 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday & 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday

GAIL PETERSON will be your Instructor. All materials included.

*Fees are $40.00 for RAA members / $45.00 for non-members.

Drawing with Louise Lundin / 4 Sessions / Thursdays / March 31, April 7, 14 & 21, 2005 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm

LOUISE LUNDIN says everyone can learn to draw. Drawing begins with observing nature (still life, objects, animals, places, and people) and learning to see color, shape, form, texture, outline and movement instead of the "teapot, old boot, or kitty-cat." Sharpen your pencils; bring your sketch-pad. Some experimental media will be provided during the last class. To view Louise's drawings and paintings, log onto: .

*Fees are $75.00 for RAA members / $80.00 for non-members.

Broken China Mosaics / 2 Sessions / Wednesday & Thursday / May, 18 & 19, 2005 / 6:00 - 10:00 pm

MARY BETH PERRIERA will be your instructor. For this class students need to bring what they want to mosaic. Bring some of your own china chips too. The Instructor will supply the rest of the materials.

*Fees are $20.00 for RAA members / $25.00 for non-members.

Berry Picking Basket / 1 Session / Monday / April 4, 2005 / 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm

KATHY CULBERT PETERSON will be you Instructor.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members / $15.00 for non-members. Plus $10.00 for materials, payable to the Instructor.

 Pastel Drawing / 4 Sessions / Tuesdays / April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2005 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

JOYCE GUENTZEL will instruct on various subjects such as animals, scenery, still life with an emphasis on portraits.  This class is designed for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.  Bring whatever supplies you have including pastel chalks, pastel pencils, pastel paper, drawing board and kneaded erasure or call Joyce (218-263-7272) for more information.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members / $50.00 for non-members.

Louise Lundin Watercolor Workshop / 1 Session / Thursday / April 21, 2005 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOUISE LUNDIN will teach a one-day watercolor workshop, "Painting Birch Trees in Spring".  Materials list is available on Louise's website: (Click on workshops, then materials). If you have questions, please email Louise: lundin@lundinart.com.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members / $50.00 for non-members.

ATTENTION! RAA members and friends are invited to meet regional Lake Superior Watercolor Society artists and view their artwork on Thursday evening, April 21, 7 PM or shortly before, at the Range Creative Art Center, 328 West Howard Street. Louise Lundin will do a demonstration painting of either a portrait or character (maybe St. Urho!). Join us for coffee and Finnish Coffee Table treats.

Oil Painting 101 / 3 Sessions / Thursdays / April 28, May 5 & 12, 2005 / 5:30 pm - Quitting Time!

ANN SCHNORTZ will instruct beginners on how to stretch your canvas and make your own form. Canvas, wood, nails and gesso will be available on the first day you need to come with your ideas and subject. You can choose your own form shape too. Painting begins on May 5th.

*Fees are $20.00 for RAA members / $25.00 for non-members.

Louise Lundin Watercolor Workshop / 3 Sessions / Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday / May 10, 11 & 12, 2005 / 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

LOUISE LUNDIN encourages you to "Charge Your Creative Batteries". Watercolor Painters of all levels are invited to join Louise for three fun-filled sessions of painting. Painters will explore traditional and experimental methods and techniques of watercolor. Louise will provide daily demonstrations, individual guidance and encouragement. For materials, log onto   click on workshops, then materials.

*Fees are $125.00 for RAA members / $130.00 for non-members.

March starts up our after school classes for kids.

Cartooning / 1 Session / Monday / March 21, 2005 / 3:00 - 5:30 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. All materials included.

*Fees are $5.00 each day or $15.00 if you sign up for all four "After School Monday Afternoon Kids Classes".

Drawing Wildlife / 1 Session / Monday / March 28 / 3:00 - 5:30 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. All materials included. (will include color pencil & pastel)

*Fees are $5.00 each day or $15.00 if you sign up for all four "After School Monday Afternoon Kids Classes".

Painting – Still Life / 2 Sessions / Mondays / April 4 & 11, 2005 / 3:00 - 5:30 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your Instructor. All materials included.

*Fees are $5.00 each day or $15.00 if you sign up for all four "After School Monday Afternoon Kids Classes".

Mosaics for Kids / 2 Sessions / Mondays / April 25 & May 2, 2005 / 3:00 - 6:00 pm

MARY PERRIERA will be your Instructor. All materials included.

*Fees are $15.00

Clay Sculpture / 2 Sessions / Mondays / May 16, & 23, 2005 / 3:00 - 6:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your Instructor. Come with an idea and picture to class. All materials included. A reminder to wear play clothing. Smocks are available, but that is not always enough.

*Fees are $15.00

Scandinavian Folk Art / 1 Session / Saturday / January 29, 2005 / Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

PAT BRASCUGLI will be your instructor. The subject of this class is "Scandinavian Nisse Building a Snowman". The recommended materials for this fabric and canvas painting class are as follows. A washed (without fabric softener) black or dark blue sweatshirt.  A canvas, either stretched or flat taped to a masonite board. The minimum size for a stretched canvas is 16x20.  A better choice would be larger canvas that will allow for more decorative background.  Bring larger size fabric brushes and also acrylic brushes.  Suggested paint colors are: black, white, red, blue, raw sienna, burnt sienna.  Also bring tracing paper, light colored transfer paper, one piece white chalk, pencil and eraser.

Instructor will have some supplies to share. Call Pat with questions 218-744-2027  Registration must be made by Wednesday, January 19th, 2005.

*Fees are $40.00 for RAA members / $45.00 for non-members.

Traditional Scandinavian Bowl Carving / 3 Sessions / Friday, Saturday & Sunday / February 25, 26 & 27, 2005 / Friday 6 - 9 pm, Saturday  9 am - 5 pm & Sunday 1 - 5 pm

JON STROM will be your instructor.  Bring a wood carving knife.  Class size will be limited to only 10 students.

*Fees are $65.00 for RAA members / $70.00 for non-members.

Black Ash Basket / 1 Session / Thursday / January 6, 2005 / 6:00 - 8:30 pm

KATHY LEVING will be your instructor. Students will learn how to hand pound ash splints from logs. All materials provided by the instructor for an additional fee of $12.00.

*Fees are $8.00 for RAA members / $13.00 for non-members.

Sweet Grass Basket / 1 Session / Wednesday / January 19, 2005 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm

KATHY LEVING will be your instructor. Students will learn how to create a grass basket. All materials provided by the instructor for an additional fee of $12.00.

*Fees are $8.00 for RAA members / $13.00 for non-members.

Birch Bark Soap dish/ 1 Session / Monday / February 28, 2005 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm

KATHY LEVING CULBERT will be your instructor. Students will learn how to create a birch bark soap dish. All materials provided by the instructor for an additional fee of $12.00.

*Fees are $8.00 for RAA members / $13.00 for non-members.

String Art for Kids / 2 Sessions / Mondays / September 20 & 27, 2004 / 3:00 - 5:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. Work will be matted for display.

*Fees are $10.00.

Clay Play / 3 Sessions / Mondays / October 11, 18, 25, 2004 / 3:00 - 5:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. All materials will be provided.

*Fees are $15.00

String Art for the Family / 1 Session / Thursday / September 30, 2004 / 3:00 - 9:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. Bring your scissors, all other materials will be provided.

*Fees are a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Hibbing Food Shelf.

Beginning Photo Workshop / 1 Session / Wednesday / September 22, 2004 / 4:00 - 7:00 pm

DARRELL MENARD will be your instructor. Bring your 35 mm camera loaded with film and a tripod if you have one.  Instruction on ordering equipment, film and basic camera operation.  Common photo mistakes, composition, and troubleshooting.

*Fees $20.00 members, $25.00 non-members

Pottery / 2 Sessions / Mondays / October 25 & November 1, 2004 / 2:00 - 4:00 pm

JOAN BEECH will be your instructor.  Hand and wheel production of your art will take place on 10/25 & 11/1 - Glazing on 11/15

*Fees are $36.00 for RAA members / $41.00 for non-members.

Leaves for the Family / 1 Session / Friday / October 29, 2004 / 3:00 - 9:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. Bring your scissors, all other materials will be provided.

*Fees are a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Hibbing Food Shelf.

Exploring Pastels / 4 sessions / Tuesdays / October 12, 29, 26 November 2, 2004 / 1:00 - 3:30 pm

JOYCE GUENTZEL will be your instructor.  Joyce has over 20 years experience working with pastels. All levels of experience will benefit from this class.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members and $50.00 for non-members.

Gingerbread House / 1 session / Monday / November 29, 2004 / 3:00 - 9:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. Bring a can of frosting, table knife, bag of candy (candy cane, peppermint, red hots, licorice, decorative for use on house) and a can for the food shelf.  Graham crackers will be provided.  If you have a decorating kit, please bring it to share.  This class is open to members only and pre registration is a requirement.

*Fees are a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Hibbing Food Shelf.

Beginning Watercolors / 1 Session / Saturday / September 18, 2004 / 5:00 - 10:00pm

MIRJAM GREMES will be your instructor. Learn to stretch you paper, washes, composition, color and values.  All materials included in class but registration must be made by Sept. 10th

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members / $50.00 for non-members.

Watercolor Pour Workshop / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / September 25 & 26, 2004 / Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm & Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm

GAIL PETERSON will be your instructor. This is one of the newest techniques in water color painting, all materials included.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members / $50.00 for non-members.

Louise Laakso Lundin Watercolor Workshop / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / October 23 & 24, 2004 / Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm & Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

LOUISE LAAKSO LUNDIN will give instruction in "Painting Children from Photographs". Capturing the essence of a child—your  daughter's petal-like skin, your little boy's rosy cheeks, your nephew's charming smile or granddaughter's twinkling eyes—is what we will strive for in this two-day workshop.

Working from individual photographs, we'll proceed step-by-step, first drawing a likeness and transferring it to watercolor paper, then applying transparent washes and finishing our paintings with a minimum of detail.

Please bring one or more photos of the child you wish to paint, preferably photos you've taken with the subject in natural light. Photos taken outdoors in forenoon and/or afternoon are often the best.

For a suggested materials list, please log onto: , and click on "painting materials."

If you have questions, please email Louise at lundin@lundinart.com.

*Fees are $90.00 for RAA members / $95.00 for non-members.
 

Woodcarving Workshop / 3 Sessions / Friday thru Sunday / November 12, 13 & 14, 2004 / Friday & Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm / Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

HARLEY REFSAL will lead this workshop!  Learn Norwegian "Flat Plane" sculpture wood carving.

*Fees are $150.00 (Wood and other materials may be purchased from the instructor)

Telemark Rosemaling / 3 Sessions / Friday thru Sunday / November 19, 20, 21 / Friday - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm / Saturday & Sunday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 

TERESA McCUE will be your instructor. If you have your own wooden item please feel free to bring it. Call Teresa at 218-757-3501 or contact her by e-mail for more information.

*Fees are $80.00 for RAA members / $85.00 for non-members.

Round Black Ash Basket / 1 Session / Monday / October 4, 2004 / 6:00 - 8:30 pm

KATHY LEVING will be your instructor. Students will learn how to hand pound ash splints from logs.

*Fees are $8.00 for RAA members / $12.00 for non-members.

Stained Glass / 5 Sessions / Thursdays / October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 5, 2004 / 6:00 - 8:30 pm

JULIE SMITH will be your instructor. Registration must be received by Sept 30th.  Call Julie for information at: 263-5494.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members / $50.00 for non-members.  Plus materials

Art in Gardening / 1 Session / Wednesday / October 20, 2004 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm

ROBERT ZAMLEN will be your instructor.  Topics are: Getting started, Fall planting, Ground cover & Planning ahead. Bring paper and pencil.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members / $15.00 for non-members.

Black Ash Market Basket / 1 Session / Monday / November 1, 2004 / 6:00 - 8:30 pm

KATHY LEVING will be your instructor.

*Fees are $8.00 for RAA members / $12.00 for non-members.

Color Draping / 1 Session / Thursday / November 11, 2004 / Starting at 6:30 pm

MARIA KRITZ will be your instructor.  Maria has been a Mary Kay Consultant for many years and taught several classes on choosing the right color for your complexion.  Color Draping was popular in the 80's and it's popularity has resurfaced. Maria will have her products available for sale if you would like to order.

*Fees are FREE! for RAA members / $5.00 for non-members.

Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving / 2 Sessions / Monday & Thursday / November 15 & 18, 2004 / 6:00 -  9:00 pm

JON STROM will be your instructor.  Bring an axe and a wood carving knife.  Class size will be limited to only 10 students.

*Fees are $50.00 for RAA members / $55.00 for non-members.

Gingerbread House / 1 Session / Monday / November 29, 2004 / 3:00 - 9:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor.  Bring a can of frosting, table knife, bag of candy such as: candy canes, red hots, peppermints, licorice to decorate your "house" and a donation to the local food shelf.  Graham crackers will be provided.  If you have a decorating kit, please bring it to share.  This class is open to all family members, so register early!

*Fees are TBA.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members / $50.00 for non-members.

Oil Painting / 1 Session / Saturday / April 24, 2004 /10:00 am - 5:00 pm

JUDY BEAULIEU will be your instructor. A model will be on display at the art center.

*Fees are $35.00 for RAA members / $40.00 for non-members.

Batik / 1 Session / Saturday / May 8, 2004 /10:00 am - 5:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. Bring some washed, 100%  cotton fabric items.

*Fees are $25.00 for RAA members / $30.00 for non-members.

ABC’s of Drawing / 5 Sessions / Mondays and Wednesdays /March 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 2004 / 6:00 to 8:00 pm 

Your instructor ANN SCHNORTZ says students are to bring sketch pad, pencil, & eraser.

*Fees are $35.00 for RAA members and $40.00 for non-members.

Birch Bark Bread Basket  / 1 Session / Thursday / March 11, 2004 / 6:00 to 8:30 pm

KATHY PETERSON-LEVING will instruct students in creating artwork from locally harvested birch bark.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members / $15.00 for non-members. (Plus $10.00 materials fee to the instructor)

Miniature Finish Sauna Shoes / 1 Session / Thursday / March 25, 2004 / 6:00 to 8:30 pm

KATHY LEVINGS will instruct advanced students in creating artwork from locally harvested birch bark.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members / $15.00 for non-members. (Plus $10.00 materials fee to the instructor)

Easter Birch Bark Basket / 1 Session / Thursday / April 1, 2004 / 6:00 to 8:30 pm

KATHY LEVINGS will be your instructor. Students will create Holiday artwork from locally harvested birch bark.

*Fees are $10.00 for RAA members / $15.00 for non-members. (Plus $10.00 materials fee to the instructor)

Garden Stepping Stone / 3 Sessions / Mondays / April 5,19, 26, 2004 /  6:00 - 9:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor.

*Fees are $30.00 for RAA members / $35.00 for non-members. (Plus $20.00 materials fee to the instructor)

Cartooning After School / 3 Sessions / Thursdays / March 4, 11, 18, 2004 / 3:30 to 5:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. Students may bring a drawing pad, pencil & eraser

*Fees are $20.00 for children of RAA members and $325.00 for children of non-members.

Metal Craft After School / 3 Sessions / Thursdays / March 25, April 1, 8, 2004 / 3:30 - 5:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. Explore the realm of working with a sheet of metal, and then mount on wood for hanging

*Fees are $30.00 for children of RAA members and $35.00 for children of non-members.

Stain Glass After School / 3 Sessions / Thursdays / April 15, 22, 29, 2004 / 3:30 - 5:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. Students will make a sun catcher & time permitting, a pendant or zipper pull

*Fees are $30.00 for children of RAA members and $35.00 for children of non-members

Clay After School / 3 Sessions / Thursdays / May 6, 13, 20, 2004 / 3:30 - 5:00 pm

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor. Clay is air dried. 

*Fees are $30.00 for children of RAA members and $35.00 for children of non-members

Kids Summer Art Camp / 10 Sessions / Monday thru Friday / August 16-20 & 23-27, 2004 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm         

                Various instructors. Art is learned!  Come, explore, learn and enjoy the wonder of ART!

*Fees are $70.00 per week

Exploring Pastels / 5 Sessions / Tuesdays / April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4, 2004 / 1:00 to 3:00 pm

JOYCE GUENTZEL will instruct this class. Call 218-263-7272 for materials information.

*Fees are $45.00 for RAA members / $50.00 for non-members.

Silk Painting / 1 Session / Saturday / June 12, 2004 / 6:00 - 10:00 pm

MIRJAM GREMES will be your instructor

*Fees are $30.00 for RAA members / $35.00 for non-members. Please register 2 weeks in advance

Kids Summer Art Camp / 10 Sessions / Monday thru Friday / August 16 - 20 and 23 - 27 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

VARIOUS INSTRUCTORS

*Fees are $75 per week

Mold Making for 3D Sculpture / 3 Sessions / Monday thru Wednesday / July 14, 15 & 16, 2003 / 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

FRANK HEIDELBERG will be your instructor. You will be designing a mold for pouring molten metal into to create a 3-D sculpture.  The pour will take place during the Mines & Pines Art Festival July 19th and 20th.

*Fees are $40.00 plus materials.

Iron Pour / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / July 19 & 20, 2003 / 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

FRANK HEIDELBERG will be your instructor.  Carve an artistic design into a sand mold then watch the expert ironworkers pour molten metal in and soon you will have a cast iron work of art!  This event is part of Hibbing's Mines and Pines Art Festival.

*Fees TBA

Summer Art Camp at the Range Creative Art Center 

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Teachers will be: Ann Schnortz, Joyce Guentzel, Tom Massich, JoAnn Wirkkula with special visits from Terry Maciej! (***See disclaimer below***)

Student will make a Lewis and Clark expedition into the imaginative worlds of art and the many media that are now available.  Many projects will get their start on Monday and work will be ongoing during the week to complete projects by Friday of each week. 

On Monday, September 8th we will have an art showing of projects completed during the two weeks of camp.  The display will be up for one week and taken down the following Monday, September 15th.  This display will be in front of Maciej Art and Frame., at the Iron Gate Mall.   We guarantee 2 weeks of imaginative creations.

Week One we will enter the ancient world of mask making.  Yes, Monsters Ink  is the modern version, but bring your own ideas and construct a mask that will be a delightful wall decoration or you will be ready for Halloween early this year.

Next we will draw  & plan an oil painting for our room.  Bat Man will be our model, but if there is something else you have your heart set on, then bring your plan or picture, and we will help you out.

Scratchboard is an exciting media too.  Begin with a drawing of your favorite dinosaur from Jurassic Park and go back to a jungle unknown to man.  Scratch your way into the jungle.  Explore & record, where no man has been before.  Imagination will bring your scratchboard to life before your eyes.

Then what about the human element?  Is drawing a human face, after all this imagination,  going to be a piece of cake?  The pastel world is soft with color, but not without intrigue.  Solve the mystery of drawing the human face.

Then last but not least is the piñata.  Of Spanish origin, it will liven up any party it attends.  Come with an idea so you can get right to work.

Week Two.  Students attending camp will recreate Disneyland’s cartoon characters.  If you have a picture or book of your favorite characters, bring it to class with you.  Together we will draw our favorite cartoon characters.

Clay has a history that exists in every culture.  We will be sculptures for a few days as we delve into the secrets of clay.  A Star Wars character bank is what we were thinking of, but if there is something special you have in mind, then bring your plan and we will pull it out of our clay.

Stamp making and printing, almost a lost art but popular in the craft world.  Do you choose a design? Character? Words?  Make your own stamping design.  Just carve it into the stamp media and begin printing your own stationary, cards or placemats.  Sponge Bob Square Pants or any other of your favorite characters can be carved and printed.

Want to be a general of an origami fleet of Star Wars ships?  They can really fly and all that’s left is a paint job.  Do you know the emblems on space ships?  This could require some research before camp.  You can take the original approach too.

Watercolor painting is like magic?  “Finding Nemo” Create your own under water adventure including Nemo, his friends and the colorful coral reefs.

Construct a castle just like the one in Harry Potter, or design your own!  What will it be, a hiding place or maybe a bank?  You be the architect.

***The context/content of above movies and/or stories will not be included in artistic instruction. But some diversified, world cultural subject matter will be included in the instruction. And always feel free to choose/request an alternate subject matter.***

Art is learned!  Come, explore, learn and enjoy the wonder of ART!

Spring 2003

Telemark Rosemaling / 2 Sessions / Saturday & Sunday / June 21 & 22 / Saturday & Sunday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 

TERESA McCUE will be your instructor. Pre-registration  is required and  Teresa  also needs to know so you can have everything you will need for the class.  Call Teresa at 218-757-3501 or contact her by e-mail

*Fees are $75.00 for RAA members / $80.00 for non-members.

Woodcarving / Multiple Sessions / Tuesdays / October 2002 through April 2003 / 6:00 to 9:00 pm

DALE TIMMERMAN will be your instructor. This is a class for all levels of skill. Classes will begin on the first Tuesday in October and ends the last Tuesday in April.  No pre-registration required.  Bring your equipment with you and come enjoy the conversation and talents of our wood carvers’ league.  If you are in need of supplies, some may be available for sale or someone will help you find what you need for your particular project.  There are as many different kinds of carving going on, as there are personalities.  All skill levels are welcome. No charge for your first visit

*Fees are $6.00 per night for RAA members and $11.00 for non-members. (plus materials)

Stained Glass / Multiple Sessions / Thursdays / Yearlong / 6:30 to 8:30 pm

JULIE SMITH offers an on going class throughout the year.  Projects range from sun catchers, window hangings and lampshades to the popular garden stepping  stones.  Two grinders are available for use and you can choose from a variety of stain glass colors, textures, and patterns all available for sale from Julie.  If you have any questions or want to pre order supplies, call the art center and leave your name plus a number you can be reached.  Pre-registration not required. All levels of skills are welcome.

Please call Julie at (218)-263-5494 for more information, to answer any questions and to order your choice of materials and patterns.

*Fees are $6.00 each session for RAA members and $11.00 for non-members. (plus materials)  

 

If you are a student interested in art, but not familiar with many art materials or just don’t know what you want to draw, this is the class for you.    This class will give you a chance to try many different art media and subjects.   It is timed for after-school on Thursdays so you and your friend can be picked up, grab a snack and then arrive at the art center just in time for the 3 p.m. beginning.  It will end at 5 p.m.  The classes will run from February to May.   There will be a total of 15 classes.  You may sign up for one or all 15.  If you want to try all 15 members can save by signing up for all 15 at a charge of $75 (a saving of $10).

Fun with Tessellations / 1 Session / Thursday / February 6, 2003 / 3:00 to 5:00 pm 

ANN SCHNORTZ will be your instructor.