Classes & Workshops

Minnesota State Arts Board|CMAB Info Session

Would you like to learn more about accessing arts funding in Minnesota? The Minnesota State Arts Board is holding an information session in St. Cloud on Wednesday, March 28. Program officer Sherrie Fernandez-Williams will talk about the process of applying to Arts Board grant programs for artists, health and human service organizations, schools, local units of government, community organizations, arts organizations, and informal groups. A member of the Central Minnesota Arts Board staff will speak about regional arts council grant opportunities.

Individual appointments with Sherrie Fernandez-Williams will be offered prior to the information session and on the following day.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Information Session
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Paramount Center for the Arts
913 W St Germain Street
St Cloud, Minnesota, 56301

Click here to register for the group session. Advance registration is required. The meeting is free and open to the public.


Individual appointments
(30 minutes each)
Wed., March 28, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Paramount Center for the Arts
913 West St Germain Street
St. Cloud, Minnesota, 56301

Thurs., March 29, 9:00am-1:00pm
Central Perk Coffee Shop
912 West St Germain Street
St. Cloud, Minnesota, 56301

Register for an individual appointment by called or emailing Sherrie at (651) 215-1626, Toll free (899) 866-2787, MN relay 7-1-1,

Women's Art Institute | Summer Studio Intensive Course
June 4–28, 2018
The Women’s Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive course is for contemporary women artists of all ages and backgrounds interested in refining their artistic process and exploring questions around women and art. Creating a community that shares, reflects and produces art, the Institute is a rich experience that offers you intensive studio work and one-on-one coaching from faculty.
The four-week program includes sessions Monday through Friday with some field trips and evening presentations from guest artists, critics and art historians. You will have all-day access to the large, sunlit studios and shop facilities of the Visual Arts Building on the University’s beautiful campus.
This innovative and rigorous program is designed for artists from a variety of disciplines who have mastered basic skills and are now seeking deeper levels of understanding and expression in their work.

Practicing artists and art students from any discipline must have a minimum of two years of college-level art training or the equivalent. Undergraduate credit is available.

Applications for the June 2018 sessions must be received by April 30.
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Applications for the
June 2018 sessions must be received by April 30, 2018.

Arts Camp 2018 | SAVE THE DATES
June 11 & 12, 2018

Check out the 16 workshops that are a part of this summer’s camp to find exciting ways to add depth and variety to your teaching and new pathways that can help all students experience success.

• 8:30-10:30: Modern Photography Techniques and Uses - Steve Diamond; Confidence and Creativity through drama - Kaaren Johnson
• 10:30-12:20: Awareness Through Movement - Leigh Dillard; Resources, Acivities and Strategies for bringing Art into the classroom - Sheila McGuire and Amanda Lesnikowski 
• 12:30-1:20: Residencies - the how and why - Alicia Peters and Heather Allen, Central MN Arts Board (first 20 sign ups receive a free light boxed lunch).
• 1:30-3:20: Drawing as Foundation - Charles Kapsner;  Inspiring Creativity in Free-verse Poetry For Reluctant Writers to Advanced - Bill Meissner 
• 3:20-5:20: Ceramics, Art and History - Ursala Hargens, Northern Clay Center
• 5:00-9:00: Open Studio

• 8:30–10:20: Traditional Somali Songs and Games - Dalmar Yare; Teaching Sketchnotes - Nichole Hahn  
• 10:3-12:20: Using Technology to Support Instruction and Activity in the Classroom  - Nichole Hahn; Teaching for Artistic Behaviors (Background and Practice in a high school setting) Sara Underhill 
• 12:30 – 1:20: Munching with the Museum!  Jamee Yung, Weisman Art Museum – University of Minnesota (first 20 sign ups receive a free light boxed lunch)
• 1:30 – 3:20:  Mental Health in Children and Adolescents – Art Based Interventions - Kristin Kane; Intro to ELLs and Best Practice Through the 90-Second Newberry - Leah Larson, Minnesota Department of Education 
• 4:00 - 6:00: Letterpress Printing (Part-Present-Future)  Join the Revival  - Mary Bruno, Bruno Press 

Graduate level credit for all sessions is available from University of the Pacific at a cost of $62 per credit up to 3 credits per course. Registration forms will be distributed and completed at Arts Camp. More information is available online. CEU’s will also be issued for all of the classes you attend.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 6, but many classes have limited enrollment so register EARLY to ensure a place.


Explore the briefs and schedule then and then sign up for all the classes that will help you add
new energy to you and your classroom regardless of your
teaching background.

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A registration fee of $50 allows you to take as many of the offerings on Monday and Tuesday, June 11-12

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