Category Archives: Classes

Travel Inspired Writing with Amanda Zieba

June 22 | 6-8pm
Sutra Global Imports
570 Main St. | Dakota, MN

“You know that invigorating feeling you have as you travel? The magic that comes with exploring some place new or returning to a safe haven? Amanda wants to help you use that power to fuel incredible storytelling.” —Amanda Zieba

Join author Amanda Zieba for a two hour workshop as she helps you take your travel experiences and turn them into power on the page in the form of creating dynamic settings and luscious descriptions. $27 includes light refreshments and a glass of wine.

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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

Upcoming Workshop at SUTRA global imports

Indigo + Shibori 101 Saturday September 17 | 10am-2pm @ SUTRA global imports 570 Main Street Dakota, MN   55925 $45 Workshop Fee (pre-registration required) plus $35 Materials Fee (payable at the workshop) Taught by Kim Hammer, owner of SUTRA global imports Learn a variety of Japanese clamping and folding techniques to create patterns in… Continue Reading