Category Archives: Classes

Design Skills Workshop – with Watercolor Artist Kathy Kovala

July 21, 22, and 23 | 9:30am until 3:30pm | $250

If you have ever wondered how to make your paintings more successful, this is the workshop for you! There are tried and true design elements that help you to design a painting ahead of time. Learn how to take photos for your painting subjects. You will learn to appreciate viewing art and enjoy painting from your own photos with individual help. All media is invited.

For more information, contact: | 715-360-9929

Kathy Kovala is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit


Rock Guitar Classes at MCA

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is offering two exciting Rock Guitar Classes this summer: Beginning Rock Guitar Class Learning rock guitar can be lots of fun and very challenging. This class shows you the fundamentals of guitar as well as some basic rock techniques. Geared for the absolute beginner, seasoned players are also welcome… Continue Reading

Carousel Bookmaking Workshop

Led by Jill Krase | Saturday | April 8 | 1:00-4:30pm Winona Arts Center | 228 E 5th St | Winona, MN A carousel book is a very clever artist book. The finished carousel is more than the sum of its simple accordion parts. When assembled, the book presents a series of six three-dimensional scenes,… Continue Reading

Stage Combat Basics

An introduction to the fine art of [not] beating people up on stage! These workshops will cover the basics of stage combat: safety, partnering, and commitment to the scene, using unarmed and knife techniques. (All equipment will be provided and safe for stage.) Come dressed to move, bring a water bottle, and get ready to… Continue Reading

RAA Writer’s Workshop

Interested in honing your creative writing skills? RAA is sponsoring the River Arts Writer's Workshop on Saturday, April 8 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Winona State University. There are four sessions: Creative Non-Fiction with Professor Debra Cumberland; Fiction with local Novelist Kathy Peterson; Poetry with Winona’s Poet Laureate, Ken McCullough; and Playwriting with Professor… Continue Reading

Bookbinding Workshop: Sewn Boards Book

Instructor: Jill Krase | Saturday | March 18 | 12:30pm–4pm This workshop is your chance to learn how to make a versatile hard cover book. Everyone will take home a finished but blank book that you can then have fun filling with watercolor paintings, drawings, creative writing, journal, photos, etc. Choose from a variety of… Continue Reading

Famous Paintings and Sculpture Art History for Kids 7-11

Winona Arts Center – 228 E 5th St – Winona Famous Paintings and Sculpture Art History classes meet every Friday, 3-5pm, in February and March. February sessions will explore famous paintings through lecture, discussion, and activities. March sessions will explore famous sculpture through lecture, discussion, and activities. Email for complete details. The Winona Arts… Continue Reading