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Intro to Improv Theater
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Intro to Improv Theater

$140

with Chad Patterson

Looking for something new and exciting to start your new year? Tired of being cooped up in the house? Have you ever thought you were quick on your feet? Have you always wanted to be onstage but didn't think you had the time or the ability to memorize all of those lines? Well, the Artisan Village may have the perfect answer to the winter blahs. INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATIONAL THEATER:IMPROV!  

Local actor and radio personality Chad Patterson will draw on his twenty years of performance experience to teach the art of Improvisational Theater.  To be part of this cool new class all you need is to be 14 or older, have an open mind and be a willing participant. 

This is a seven week class beginning WednesdayJanuary 11, 6:00-7:30, that culminates in a performance for the public approximately February 22. If you really enjoy the class it could lead to  becoming a member of our new Improv Troupe.

Worried about memorizing lines? Don't. Improv is like life - completely unscripted.

 

Ages 16+

Max 10 registrants

 

Full refunds if AAV cancels the class. Refunds minus the processing fees up to seven days before class begins. No refunds after that time.

AAV is handicapped accessible.

Please make your own individual decisions regarding health precautions. 

Design a Shirt

$65

with Pam Meland

Calendar Jan 28, 2023 at 10 am

Join the fun on this one day event! January 28 add a unique stenciled design to a pre hand-dyed shirt.  But wait! You can select a sweatshirt, a long sleeved tee or a short sleeved tee!. Pam Meland, local fiber artist will guide students as each creates a one of a kind shirt. 

Everything you need will be provided for you to use.  Your shirt, all dyes, paints, basins, brushes, bands and a variety of stencils will make your  shirt unique. Pam will take care of dying the shirts so you are ready to add your design. Stay as long as needed to complete your shirt.

At the class a variety of sizes of tee shirts (long and short sleeved) and sweatshirts will be available for you to try on and select.

If any participants would like to dye a shirt or select a specific color, Pam will be available Friday before the class (January 27) from 10:00-1:00 downstairs.  Just stop in anytime and Pam will help you get set up.

 

10:00-1:00

Adult

Two registrants minimum

Eight registrants max

 

Full refunds if AAV cancels the class. Refunds minus the processing fees up to seven days before class begins. No refunds after that time.

AAV is handicapped accessible.

Please make your own individual decisions regarding health precautions. 

Will run

Memory Wire Bracelet

$45

with Clare Spaulding

Calendar Feb 4, 2023 at 1 pm

Easy Peasy!  Memory wire bracelets look great on and have no clasps or claws to make it difficult to put them on.  This is a great project for family groups or a group of friends to share a fun afternoon art experience.

Local artist Clare Spaulding will provide everything you need and guide you through the process of creating a beautiful piece of jewelry.  When you are finished, your one of a kind bracelet will be ready to wear!

By the way, if you have any special beads you would like to use, please feel free to bring them to the class and use them in your creation.

February 4    1-3:00

Max 8 registrants

Min 4 registrants

All materials provided

Downstairs

 

Full refunds if AAV cancels the class. Refunds minus the processing fees up to seven days before class begins. No refunds after that time.

AAV is handicapped accessible.

Please make your own individual decisions regarding health precautions. 

Broom Making 101

$80

with Nancy Binkowski

Calendar Feb 18, 2023 at 1 pm

Using cast iron cookware and need a brush to clean it?  Want a natural broom to look cool and to sweep up those ashes from your woodburner?  Or have you ever wondered how to make those hand made brooms?

Saturday, February 18 from 1:00-4:00, experienced teacher Nancy Binkowski will be conducting a workshop where each participant will make 3-4 brooms.  Using dried sorghum and waxed cord, she will guide you from beginning to finished project.  And, what fun we will have!

Pot Scrubber:  Stiff bundle brush for scrubbing. Great for scrubbing cast iron pans and vegetables.

Whisk Broom/Bundle Brush:  Great for dust and crumbs in small spaces.

Short Handle Broom :  This makes a great hearth, camper or junior broom.  Adds to the skills you have already learned with the pot scrubber and whisk broom.

 

Materials fee paid to instructor at beginning of class $10

Min 3

Max 6

Ages 12+  Family and friend groups welcome

1:00-4:00

 

Full refunds if AAV cancels the class. Refunds minus the processing fees up to seven days before class begins. No refunds after that time.

AAV is handicapped accessible.

Please make your own individual decisions regarding health precautions. 

Will run

Acrylic Pour

$60

with Clare Spaulding

Calendar Mar 4, 2023 at 1 pm

Break out of the grayness of winter!  Experiment & Explore - take home your own abstract artwork. Let loose and let the magic of liquid paint take you on a journey of happy accidents with color and texture.

Acrylic pouring is a fascinating, abstract art technique where liquified paint is poured into each other onto a surface. Learn various ways of pouring different colors on top of each other. Depending on the choice of paints, medium and the additives, different effects are created.

A variety of techniques will be taught in this class to demonstrate the different effects that can be attained.

When completed, your creation will dry in our space downstairs. You may pick it up after two or three days.

Acrylic pour can get messy - please consider wearing older clothes or an apron!

March 4    1-3:30

Max 8 registrants

Min 4 registrants

All materials provided

Downstairs

 

Full refunds if AAV cancels the class. Refunds minus the processing fees up to seven days before class begins. No refunds after that time.

AAV is handicapped accessible.

Please make your own individual decisions regarding health precautions. 

Easter in Clay

$24

with Susan Thiel

Calendar Apr 8, 2023 at 9 am

Join experienced artist Susan Thiel to learn how to marble polymer clay and use it to create colorful Easter decorations that can last for years. 

DETAILS OF PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Full refunds if AAV cancels the class. Refunds minus the processing fees up to seven days before class begins. No refunds after that time.

AAV is handicapped accessible.

Please make your own individual decisions regarding health precautions. 





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