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*Please note that all Early Registration and New Student Discounts can only be processed by registering in person, or by phone. Discounts cannot be applied through our online registration process and discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 

Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.16, to inquire about class availability.
 
Classes are listed by date, most current at the top. Scroll down to see future classes. Select a class by checking the small square to its left. Member pricing is valid only with current memberships. Go to MEMBERSHIPS to purchase or renew. Once you've selected your class(es), select NEXT at the bottom of the page to proceed to checkout.
 
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B71217 All Levels Rug Hooking, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Lausen
Skill Level: ALL
Discover the age-old craft of creating whimsical rugs using fabric strips and a simple hook. You will learn the basics of rug hooking: design techniques including transfer methods, color planning and wool preparation, a variety of finishing techniques, and the rich traditions behind this folkart. Beginning students will work on creating a small mat using one of a variety of kit choices which may be purchased at the first class. Experienced students will work on their own designs and may bring a project in process. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Beginners' kit is an additional $25 plus tax.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/1/2017 and ending 12/20/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

B746W17 Punch Needle Embroidery [NEW!], Friday and Saturday, November 3-4, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Lausen
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to "punch needle" embroider a small brooch or ornament using your own design or a provided template. You'll be amazed at the intricacy and texture that can be achieved with this age-old fiber art technique. Cameo punch needle and hoop will be available for purchase for $20 plus tax at the first class, or you may bring your own, or use one of the instructor's. Project materials provided. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. Art Center Cafè open on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 11/3/2017 and ending 11/4/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 156.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 170.00 ea.

B772W17 Joy of Felting: Vases, Vessels and Bowls, Friday, November 10, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck
Skill Level: ALL
Learn the magic of wet feltmaking with wool fibers and a little soapy water. No knitting or sewing required. Using wool and a variety of natural fibers, you'll felt a vessel to hold trinkets, chocolates or to simply brighten up any shelf. Choose bright or natural colors, then "sculpt" your vessel into any shape from organic to contemporary. You can even make it reversible. Some physical stamina needed. Materials included, but bring 2-3 hand towels, an old bath towel, apron (recommended), and a plastic bag to carry home wet items. The Art Center Cafè is open for lunch during the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/10/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 94.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 101.00 ea.

B776W17 Joy of Felting: Luminarias [NEW!], Friday, December 1, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck
Skill Level: ALL
Learn the magic of wet feltmaking with wool fibers and a little soapy water. No knitting or sewing required. Add a warm glow to the holiday season by making pretty felted lanterns "Luminarias." Create texture and other design embellishments using a variety of materials. Your luminarias will be the perfect accent for the mantle, dinner table, or any spot that needs a little soft illumination. Make two in class.Some physical stamina needed. Materials included, but bring 2-3 hand towels, an old bath towel, apron (recommended), and a plastic bag to carry home wet items. The Art Center Cafè is open for lunch during the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/1/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 77.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

B718W17 Inkle Loom Weaving, Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill Level: ALL
Inkle looms are small, portable looms that allow the weaver to make belts, headbands, bookmarks and other long, narrow pieces. Using Art Center looms, students will learn to set up and weave a small project with a focus on making gifts and holiday decorations. This is a fun learning experience and great introduction to weaving! Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 8 / Ages 15 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/2/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 73.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

C73018 Beginning Weaving, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler

This class introduces the pleasures of hand weaving. Using Art Center looms, you will learn all about setting up and weaving a small project. New weavers may make scarves, table linens, bags or other interesting objects. Both beginners and those wanting to refresh their weaving skills are welcome in this group. An additional $14 materials fee plus tax will be collected from first-time students.

Enrollment limited to 7 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/8/2018 and ending 2/12/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 176.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 195.00 ea.

C70018 Intermediate Weaving, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler

In this class, students continue their exploration of weave structures. The projects and lessons are more challenging and will lead the weaver further down the path of learning. You will become more confident in setting up your loom and making the ideas in your imagination become real. You'll receive help with your projects and experience weaving on a variety of looms.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/2/2018 and ending 2/20/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

C70418 Wednesday Weaving, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler

For people who can warp looms and read drafts independently. This class studies more complex weave structures and often spends one portion studying a new weave structure, followed by individual exploration into a project of choice. Designing using a computer program is also covered.

Enrollment limited to 8 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/3/2018 and ending 2/21/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

C74618 Embroidered Boxes [NEW!], Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Lausen

Sometimes called thread painting, punch needle embroidery is an age-old fiber art once used to elaborately decorate ecclesiastical clothing. In this class, you will learn the techniques and create an ornamental box using your own design or a provided template. Your box will ready for Valentine's Day. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Some materials provided.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/22/2018 and ending 2/12/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 137.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

C71218 Folk Art Rug Hooking, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Lausen

Discover the age-old craft of creating whimsical rugs using fabric strips and a simple hook. You will learn the basics of rug hooking: design techniques including transfer methods, color planning and wool preparation, a variety of finishing techniques, and the rich traditions behind this folkart. Beginning students will work on creating a small mat using one of a variety of kit choices which may be purchased at the first class. Experienced students will work on their own designs and may bring a project in process. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Beginners' kit is an additional $25 plus tax.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/3/2018 and ending 2/21/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

C72018 Saturday Beginning Weaving [NEW!], Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler

Learn the basics and discover the joy of weaving. You will learn how to set up a loom and weave a small project, such as a scarf or table runner. This class uses table looms, which are set up like floor looms but use hand-levers instead of pedals. All the learning is transferable to floor looms but many of today's weavers prefer the space-saving advantages of a table loom. Materials included.

Enrollment limited to 7 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/6/2018 and ending 2/24/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 218.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 238.00 ea.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 160

Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   (mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday closed


Building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

* Phone lines will be open M-F, excluding holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 
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The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is accessible to students with
disabilities. If you require special assistance, please notify the Art
Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 160, and/or the Minnesota
Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) at 800.627.3529 at least two
weeks in advance. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.


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