Course and workshop calendar posted July 20, 2022 – West Central Tribune | Candle Made Easy

Willmar, 1-3pm, every Wednesday 8th June – 27th July, The Barn Theatre. An interactive weekly event of arts and creativity for children ages Kindergarten through 6th grade, free, register online at

Classes planned at the Willmar Community Center. To register, call 320-262-5288 or

Small art session: July 22, 1pm to 4pm, free. Create art to be exhibited in our community art galleries themed ‘State Fair’.

Early Bird Floats and Little Art Session: July 26, 4pm to 6pm, free to paint a square in Community Painting; Root beer floats $2.

Willmar Community Education

Willmar Community Education has several arts-related courses planned. Pre-registration is required for all courses. Cooking classes can be found in the food and drink calendar in the Thursday newspaper.

Nature Kid Art Club: two separate sessions, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Grades K-5, Instructor Libbie Anderson. Make outdoor art with us. We will work on a different project each month using objects from nature and different art mediums. Expand your love of nature and art at the same time. July 29 at Rice Park Shelter, August 18 at Robbins Island Shelter #1, $15 per session, register at

Rustic Designs Flower Farm: August 18, 9:30am-11:00am, $43, all ages welcome, Instructor Mary Solbreken. Enjoy a guided tour of more than five acres of flower gardens, then create a beautiful fresh floral arrangement to take home. For an outdoor experience, dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes to walk in the gardens. Rustic Designs Flower Farm, 25801 County Rd 9 NE, Belgrade 56312. Pre-registration required at

Milan Village Arts classes have been scheduled with the full schedule on the website. Members receive a discount on tuition fees. The provision fees are paid to the teacher at the end of the lesson. To register or for more information about any of these workshops, call 320-734-4807 or visit the website at; Email: The art school has several studios. Visit the website for studio dates and more information. The summer courses listed after the registration deadline are:

Os style rosemaling: August 5-7, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; trainer Clarice Dieter; Beginners and older, minimum age 15 years; paint an Os-style tray; Tuition $165, tray and materials list at registration, advance purchase required; Registration deadline July 23rd.

Acanthus Carving: August 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Instructor Jock Holmen; beginners and above; learn to carve elegant, ornate leaf patterns in wood; Tuition $325 plus supplies; Registration deadline July 23rd.

Silversmithing 1: 10th-11th September, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Instructor Marilyn Hanson; Beginners, no previous knowledge required, minimum age 16 years; learn the basics including soldering and how to use most tools; Tuition $145, supplies $80-110 depending on market price and $5 acetylene fee; no outer silver; Silver Studio is available to those who complete this course; Registration closes July 30th.

stone setting: 19-20 Aug, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Instructor William Kennedy; Silversmith or goldsmith experience required, minimum age 18; setting round cubic zirconia stones with the pearl and luster cut setting and the flush or “gypsy” setting; Tuition $165; Registration closes August 6th.

Swedish wheat weaving: August 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Instructor Lynette Swenson; from beginners from 14 years; Tuition $95, materials list at enrollment; Registration closes August 6th.

Do you feel faint? Learn to keep your edge: August 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Fred Livesay; from beginners from 15 years; Discuss edge geometry, grindstone types, technique and edge triage and how to deal with them. Bring your kitchen knives, secateurs, planers and even reaper blades for plenty of handy options; Tuition $95; Registration closes August 6th.

Silversmithing 2: September 17 to 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Instructor Marilyn Hanson; suitable for intermediate and advanced learners, minimum age 16; Tuition $145, accessories depending on usage and current market price, and $5 acetylene fee; Registration closes August 6th.

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