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Region 2 Arts Council Sponsors Six Different Art Workshops in March

 


Region 2 Arts Council Sponsors Six Different Art Workshops in March

March 9, 10 & 17 Rigid Heddle Weaving. Join local fiber artist Ann Kastl for a three-day workshop in which participants will learn to weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom. The cost is $75 for the workshop and $10 for supplies. The workshop will run from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, March 9 and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a break for lunch on March 10 & 17. Bring your own loom (there are three available on a first come first served basis). To register, send a check in the amount of $75 payable to Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, P.O. Box 542, Bemidji, MN 56619 by March 6. Call 218-444-5606 with questions.

NEW DATES: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14 Painting to Praxis – Translating Ideas into Paint with local painter Paula Swenson. The workshop will take participants through the creative process from conception to implementation, emphasizing painting, problem solving and self-expression, culminating in a May exhibition at the Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse in Bemidji. Students will meet to paint on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

at Paula’s River of Time Studio on 1017 N. Plantagenet Road SE in Bemidji, MN. To register, mail a $50 check payable to the Region 2 Arts Council to 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 by March 9. Call 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org with questions.

March 24 & 31 Build a Solid Oak Butterfly Bench. Join master woodscraftsman Duane Shoup in his Shevlin woodshop for a two-day workshop in which each participant will build his or her own solid oak bench for indoor or outdoor use. The workshop will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register, send a check in the amount of $125 to Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Avenue N, Bemidji, MN 56601 by March 16. Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218-751-5447 with questions.

March 24 Acrylic Painting, the Abstract Experience for Beginners. Join artist and facilitator Shannon Lucas Westrum at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts in Bemidji for the opportunity to create abstract paintings by experimenting with techniques and mediums in a no-pressure environment. Easel, canvas, pallet, brushes will be provided. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a break for lunch and is geared toward people who consider themselves “non-artists.” To register, send a check in the amount of $40 payable to Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, P.O. Box 542, Bemidji, MN 56619 by March 16. Call 218-444-5606 with questions.

NEW DATE: March 24 Winter Retreat for Writers: Dreams as Portals for Creative Energy. Join Dr. CarolAnn Russell for this lecture, discussion and workshop from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. Stream of consciousness writing will be the medium for self-exploration and generation of future writing projects in all genres. To register, send a check in the amount of $75 payable to Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, P.O. Box 542, Bemidji, MN 56619 by March 16. Call 218-444-5606 with questions. The cost of the workshop includes snacks, meal and materials.

March 26, April 2 & 9 Building a Bunraku-inspired Rod Puppet. Join puppeteer Margaret Burger of Fortuna Puppet Theatre on three Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m. and build a 16″ puppet, with a paper mache head, and a wood, wire, cloth, and foam body. The focus of the workshop will be on construction, with an introduction to the basics of movement with your completed puppet. An amazing amount of expression can be achieved from this simple puppet that is manipulated with a rod on the head and one arm. The workshop will be held in Freaxis Studios, lower level BCAC, 426 Bemidji Ave. To register, please send your check in the amount of $25 to Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji, MN 56601 by March 19. The cost includes all materials. Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218-751-5447 with questions.

 

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