Category Archives: Classes

Watercolor Workshop

Three day workshop on “Barns, Farms , Farmers and Produce"
October 27, 28 and 29 | 9:30am – 3:30pm

Painters are invited to join others in Lanesboro at the Cottage Inn for three days of watercolor painting with Kathy Kovala. The for the workshop is $250. There are a block of rooms set aside at the Inn for the painter’s rate or you can be a day student.

Call Kathy at 715-360-9929 or email for more details.

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


TdM Playwriting Workshop

Do you love telling stories? Do you want to write your stories down for others to enjoy? Or have you ever considered writing a script? Well, you too could be a playwright. In alignment with Theatre du Mississippi’s mission to support new playwrights, a new writer’s workshop is in the offering for this year. The… Continue Reading

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Beau Carey

Thursday | August 24 | 8:00am-12:30pm Aboard the Cal Fremling | Levee Park | Winona This unique opportunity allows you to board the Cal Fremling, Winona State University’s Interpretive Center & Floating Classroom on the Mississippi River, for a plein air painting workshop with artist Beau Carey. For this intermediate level class, participants are asked to provide… Continue Reading

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