August 3rd, 2022
SAINT PETER, MINN. – Peer-to-peer learning is the emphasis of new programs at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, including a new urban sketching workshop, a fiber arts “speed show-and-tell” event, and the post-COVID return of open clay studios every second Sunday of the month.
St. Peter artist Michael Callahan leads the urban sketching workshop on Saturday, August 20, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. “Urban sketching capitalizes on the portability of watercolor and ink, while emphasizing speed and freshness over realism,” says Callahan, whose painting studio is housed in the Arts Center. The single-session class will include a discussion of image theory, followed by hands-on experimentation as the group ventures outdoors throughout downtown St. Peter. A drop-in fee of $5-$10 is suggested, and no advance registration is required. Further details are in the Arts Center’s Facebook event “Urban Sketching w/ Michael Callahan.”
The following Saturday, August 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m. St. Peter seamstress Bianca Wilson facilitates “speed show-and-tell” for participants to share current sewing projects in the works. The show-and-tell format is designed to spark peer learning and mutual encouragement among sewing enthusiasts. A drop-in fee of $5-$10 is suggested, and no advance registration is required. Further details are in the Arts Center’s Facebook event “Sewing Show-and-Tell w/ Bianca Wilson.”
Beginning Sunday, October 9, 2:00-4:00 p.m., the Arts Center hosts “Meet A Potter @Open Clay Studio,” an opportunity to observe and visit with local potters as they work. Studio manager Juana Arias hosts and facilitates hands-on experiences for participants who wish to experiment with clay. do not keep what they make. Must be 16+ to participate. Suggested drop-in fee is $5.
These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.