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Classes

Northfield Arts Guild offers many classes in dance, theater, visual arts and literary arts. Classes are offered for different age groups, and class offerings vary throughout the year.

Descriptions of classes and other details are listed below.

You can register online by clicking the link below the class you want.


If you don't see the class you're looking for now, it may be available in the future. Feel free to contact us if you have a class suggestion.

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WINTER/SPRING 2013-14 CLASSES

Session Dates:

Session 5: Jan 19 - Feb 15
Session 6: Feb 16 - Mar 15
Session 7: Mar 16 - Apr 19
No Classes March 24 - 28
Session 8: Apr 20 - May 17

SPRING BREAK CLASS-GARAGE BAND CAMP!


GARAGE BAND CAMP
Ages 11-18
Band Leaders: Gregory Ennis and Neil Rowley
Date & Time: March 25 & 26 CANCELLED, 3:00 - 5:30pm
Fee: $45 m/ $50 nm
Venue: Northfield Arts Guild Theater

MUSIC CLASSES

Music Together
Infant to age 5




KidsArt
Ages 3-6
Instructor: Christina Schwietz & Sheila Novak
Day & Time: Thursday, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Dates: Runs throughout the Year. JOIN ANYTIME.
Fee: $72 m/ $80 nm plus $10 material fee
Venue: Art & Dance Studio

CERAMICS CLASSES

Monday Morning Clay
Ages 19+
Instructor: Fred Gustafson
Venue: Clay Studio
Day & Time: Monday, 10 am - 12:00pm
Dates: Sessions 5, 6, 7 CANCELLED
Fee: $80 m/$88 nm; plus $28 material fee
Venue: Clay Studio

Wednesday Morning Clay
Ages 19+
Instructor: Fred Gustafson
Venue: Clay Studio
Day & Time: Wednesday, 10 am - 12:00pm
Dates: Sessions 5, 6, 7 CANCELLED
Fee: $80 m/$88 nm; plus $28 material fee
Venue: Clay Studio

Hand Building for Adults
Ages 15+
Instructor: Glynnis Lessing
Venue: Clay Studio
Day & Time: Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Dates: Sessions 5, 6, 7 CANCELLED, 8
Fee: $94 m/$104 nm; plus $28 material fee


Thrown on the Wheel Class
Ages 9-14
Instructor: Rafael Estrella
Venue: Clay Studio
Day & Time: Monday or Thursday, 4:45 - 6:00pm
Dates: Sessions 5 & 6 (FULL) or 7 & 8 FULL
Fee: $108 m/$120 nm; plus $42 material fee

Wheel Throwing for Beginners
Ages 15+
Instructor:Rafael Estrella
Venue:Clay Studio
Day & Time:Saturday 8:30 - 10:30
Dates: Sessions 5, 6, 7 CANCELLED, 8
Fee: $94 m/ $104 nm; Plus a materials fee of $28.


Garden Gnomes Workshop
Ages 15+
Instructor: Glynnis Lessing
Venue: Clay Studio
Day & Time: Sunday, 3:00 - 5:30pm
Dates: Apr 6 FULL
Fee: $30 m/$33 nm; plus $8 material fee

Flowerpots with Faces Workshop
Ages 15+ (Ages 8-14 if accompanied by an adult)
Instructor: Glynnis Lessing
Venue: Clay Studio
Day & Time: Sunday, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Dates: Apr 27
Fee: $18 m/$20 nm; plus $5 material fee


Free Wheelin' with Porcelain Workshop
Ages 16+
Instructor: Marion Angelica
Venue: Clay Studio
Day & Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dates: Apr 12 & 13
Fee: $140 m/$156 nm; plus $42 material fee


Make a Flower Wall Sculpture
Ages 16+
Instructor: Layl McDill
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Dates: May 31
Fee: $32.50 m/$36 nm


Polymer Clay Sculpture
Ages 16+
Instructor: Layl McDill
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Dates: May 31
Fee: $18 m/$20 nm


DANCE CLASSES

BALLET

Creative Ballet
Ages 4-7
Instructor: Kathleen Pender
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Tuesday, 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $47 m/$52 nm


Ballet 1 & 2
Ballet 1
Ages 7 - 9
Instructor: Shari Setchell
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Monday, 4:15 - 5:15 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $47 m/$52 nm


Ballet 2
Ages 9 - 11
Instructor: Shari Setchell
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Monday, 5:15 - 6:30 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $47 m/$52 nm


Ballet 3
Ages 11-13
Instructor: Kathleen Pender
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Tuesday, 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $59 m/$65 nm


Ballet 4 & Ballet 5 Pointe
Ages 13 - 15; with Instructor Permission
Instructor: Charisse Ponder
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Thursday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $59 m/$65 nm


Teen/Adult Ballet: Beginning
Ages 13+
Instructor: Shari Setchell
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Monday, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $59 m/$65 nm


MODERN

Modern 1/2
Ages 9 - 12
Instructor: Kathleen Pender
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Thursday, 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $47 m/$52 nm


Modern 3
Ages 12+
Instructor: Kathleen Pender
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Thursday, 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $59 m/$65 nm


TAP

Kids Tap: Beginning
Ages 8+
Instructor: Kathleen Pender
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Tuesday, 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $47 m/$52 nm


Teen/Adult Tap: Beginning
Ages 13+
Instructor: Kathleen Pender
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Tuesday, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8 CANCELLED
Fee: $47 m/$52 nm

Teen/Adult Tap: Intermediate
Ages 13+
Instructor: Charisse Ponder
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Thursday, 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $47 m/$52 nm


BALLROOM

Ballroom Dance: Beginning
Ages 15+
Instructor: Andrea Mirenda
Venue: Northfield Senior Center-Dance Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 2:00 - 2:45 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $35 m/$39 nm


Ballroom Dance: Intermediate
Ages 16+
Instructor: Andrea Mirenda
Venue: Northfield Senior Center-Dance Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 2:45 - 3:30 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $35 m/$39 nm


BALLROOM DANCE WORKSHOPS

Here's your chance to learn new ballroom dances or brush up on your dancing skills for an upcoming social occasion. Try something new in this series of Saturday afternoon workshops. Partners are not required. Classes run from 12:30 - 2:00 in the dance studio at the Northfield Senior Center.
Ballroom Dance: Workshops
Ages 16+
Instructor: Andrea Mirenda
Venue: Northfield Senior Center - Dance Studio
Day & Time: Saturday 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Dates: January 18 - May 17
Fee: $18 m/$20 nm

Social Dance Essentials: Foxtrot
January 18:
Social Dance Essentials: Rumba
January 25:
Social Dance Essentials: Swing
February 1:
Fun Yet Practical: Waltz
February 8:
Fun Yet Practical: Cha Cha
February 15: CANCELLED
Fun Yet Practical: Salsa
February 22:
Fun Yet Practical: Country 2 Step
March 1:
Try Something New: Tango
March 8: CANCELLED
Try Something New: Samba
March 15:
Try Something New: West Coast Swing
March 22: CANCELLED
Try Something New: Quickstep
April 5:

FOLK

Friday Folk Dancing
Ages 13+
Instructor: Kate Stuart
Venue: Senior Resource Center Dance Studio
Day & Time: Friday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $30 m/$35 nm Drop in rate: $7 m/$8 nm


Mexican Folklorico

Instructor: Folklorico Team - This class is taught en espanol and in English!
Folklorico A/B
Ages 4+
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 9:30 - 10:15 am
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $35 m/$39 nm


Folklorico C
Ages 10+
Instructor: Folklorico Team
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 10:15 - 11:15 am
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $47 m/$52 nm


Folklorico D
Ages 12+
Instructor: Folklorico Team
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 11:15 - 12:30 pm
Dates: Session 5, 6, 7, 8
Fee: $59 m/$65 nm


DANCE THEATER COMPANY

Dance Theater Company
Ages 10+
Instructor: Shari Setchell, Charisse Ponder, and Kathleen Pender
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Dates: Feb 14 Apr 4
Fee: $101 m/$112 nm


MUSIC

Guitar Basics
Ages 14+
Instructor: Neil Rowley
Venue: Northfield Senior Center
Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Dates: Session 5 , 6, 7, 8 CANCELLED
Fee: $54 m/$60 nm

WRITERS' NIGHT

The Adventurous Story Maker
Ages: Adults
Instructor: Paula Granquist
Venue: Community Resource Center, Room 104
Day & Time: Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Dates: Session 5 CANCELLED & 6
Fee: $72 m/$80 nm plus small fee for copies


Prompts & Revisions: Writing Work in Progress
Ages: Adults
Instructor: Paula Granquist
Venue: Community Resource Center, Room 104
Day & Time: Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Dates: Session 7, 8 CANCELLED
Fee: $72 m/$80 nm plus small fee for copies

WRITERS' WORKSHOPS

Workshop: WTH is Going on in my Brain When I want to Write, But Can't
Ages 16+
Instructor: Rosanne Bane
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Dates: April 19 CANCELLED
Fee: $50 m/$55 nm

BOOK ARTS

Make a "Reuse It" Book
Ages 13+
Instructor: Theresa Harsma
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Dates: Feb 1
Fee: $35 m/$39 nm plus $4 material fee payable to instructor.


Paste Paper and Hard Cover Book Workshop: A two part series
Ages 13+
Instructor: Theresa Harsma
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Dates: Feb 15 CANCELLED
Fee for Two Part Series: $53 m/$58 nm plus $30 material fee payable to instructor.

Paste Paper and Hard Cover Book Workshop: A two part series
Ages 13+
Instructor: Theresa Harsma
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Dates: Feb 22 Cancelled
Fee for Two Part Series: $53 m/$58 nm plus $30 material fee payable to instructor.

Cartonnage: Make a Desk Caddy
Ages 18+
Instructor: Sue Bjerke, guest of MCBA
Venue: Dance Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00 pm with a one hour lunch
Dates: Mar 22 CANCELLED
Fee for Six Hour Workshop: $130 m/$145 nm. Fee covers all supplies and materials.

Decorative Paper
Ages 18+
Instructor: Jana Pullman
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Dates:Mar 22 CANCELLED
Fee: $65 m/$70 nm. Fee covers all supplies and materials.

Make a Concertina Book
Ages 18+
Instructor: Jana Pullman
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 10:00 - 1:00 pm
Dates: Mar 22 CANCELLED
Fee: $65 m/$70 nm. Fee covers all supplies and materials.

Folded Book Designs
Ages 18+
Instructor: Patsy Dew
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Dates: Mar 15
Fee: $36 m/$40 nm plus $9 material fee.


WEAVING AND FIBER WORKSHOPS

A Day of Floor Loom Weaving
Ages 16+
Instructor: Carol Johnson
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Dates: Feb 22 CANCELLED
Fee: $88 m/$98 nm supplies included.

Ready, Set Weave! Direct Warping the Rigid Heddle Frame Loom
Ages 16+
Instructor: Carol Johnson
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Dates: Apr 26
Fee: $57 m/$65 nm supplies included. Handout fee $5, payable to instructor


Felted Bowl: A Workshop
Ages 13+
Instructor: Dina O'Sullivan
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 10:00 - 3:00 pm
Dates: Mar 29 CANCELLED
Fee: $36 m/$40 nm plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor. Materials list available in the office.

DRAWING AND PAINTING

Painting at Parkview
Ages 50+
Instructor: Riki Kolbl Nelson
Venue: Parkview, Northfield Retirement Community
Day & Time: Monday, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Series 1: Jan 6 - 27
Series 2: Feb 3 - 24
Series 2:Begins March 3
Series 2:Begins April 7
Fee: $58 m/$64


Budding Rembrandts
Ages 7-9

Our apologies, but this class is cancelled.


Dr. Jellyfish Drawing for Kids 2
Ages 8-12 or permission from Teacher
Instructor: Mathew Bunch
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Dates: Sessions 5, 6, 7 & 8 CANCELLED
Fee: $43 m/$48 nm

A+ Art Club Autism and the Arts
Ages 16+
Instructor: Laura Goodwin
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Dates: Feb 11 - Apr 29; Family Potluck: Apr 22; A+ Art Club Gallery Opening: May 6
Fee per 10 weeks: $200. Snacks and beverage are included.


NEW! PRINTMAKING

Drypoint Etching Workshop
Ages 14+
Instructor: Jan Shoger
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Dates: Feb 8 & 15
Fee: $54 m/ $60 nm plus $10 materials fee.


Monoprints Workshop
Ages 14+
Instructor: Lilla Johnson
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Dates: Mar 1 & 8
Fee: $54 m/ $60 nm plus $10 materials fee.


Relief Printing Workshop
Ages 14+
Instructor: Jan Shoger
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Dates: April 12 & 19
Fee: $54 m/ $60 nm plus $10 materials fee.


Collagraph Workshop
Ages 14+
Instructor: Lilla Johnson
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Dates: NOTE DATE CHANGE!!!! May 10 & 17 (was the 5 & 10)
Fee: $54 m/ $60 nm plus $10 materials fee.


Open Studio

Open Clay Studio
Ages 18+
Instructor: NONE
Venue: Clay Studio
Day & Time: Monday & Wednesday, 6:30-9:00 pm
Dates: Ongoing throughout the year
Fee Option 1: 4 Nights Punch Card : $27 m/ $30 nm plus $40 materials fee (includes 25# bag of clay, one bisque and one glaze firing.)
Fee Option 2: 8 Nights Punch Card : $54 m/ $60 nm plus $40 materials fee (includes 25# bag of clay, one bisque and one glaze firing.)


Live Model Open Studio
Ages 18+
Instructor: NONE
Venue: CAC Room 106
Day & Time: Thursday, 6:30-9:00 pm
Dates: Sessions 5, 6, 7 CANCELLED & 8
Fee: 4 Week Session $40
Note: This fee is for one 4 week session. A sitting may not be made up in another session.


ART & WINE NIGHTS

Art & Wine Nights
Ages 21+
Jan 15: Paint a Winter Landscape
Feb 5: Be Georgia O'Keefe for a Night
Mar 5: Flowers Fund and Easy CANCELLED
Apr 2: Adventures in Mixed Media
May 7: Collage Paper Texturing

Instructor: Dar Brooks
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Dates: Jan 15 CANCELLED, Feb 5, Mar 5 CANCELLED , Apr 2, May 7
Fee: $20 m/ $25 nm plus $8 materials fee.

Remember to drink responsible and have a designated driver.


Product Demo
Ages 16+
Instructor: April Ripka
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm
Dates: February 28 CANCELLED and will be RESCHEDULED
Fee: Free but please RSVP to get materials. CALL THE OFFICE TO SIGN UP.

No School Day Workshop

iPad: Sketchbook Pro App
Ages 8-14
Instructor: Fred Gustafson
Venue: Art Studio
Day & Time: Monday, 10:00-3:00 pm
Dates: Jan 27 CANCELLED
Fee: $43 m/$48 nm



YPT 2 NEW!!!
June 16-27, 9:15-2 pm
Grades 3-6* Fee: $225 members, $250 non-members
Grades 7-12 Fee: $216 members, $240 non-members
Performances: Thursday, June 26 at 10 am & 5:30 pm
Friday, June 27 at 10 am
What's Different? YPT 2 is two weeks long. Directors will arrive with an original script for young actors. YPT 2 participants will help develop characters, stage the play and then perform.
Schedule: Class and choreography in the morning, lunch break, and rehearsal in the afternoon.

YPT 3
July 14-August 1, 9:15-2 pm
Grades 3-6* Fee: $338 members, $375 non-members
Grades 7-12 Fee: $324 members, $360 non-members
Performances: Wednesday, July 30 at 5:30 pm
Thursday, July 31 at 5:30 pm
Friday, August 1 at 10 am
Schedule: Class and choreography in the morning, lunch break, and rehearsal in the afternoon.

Please click on the link "Emergency Contact Form" at the rigt and fill out one for each student registered. Bring to the first day of camp or mail to Northfield Arts Guild.

*Grades 3-6 Fees include an assistant to the teacher
All cancellations after registering will be charged a $25 administration fee. If you cancel less than one week before camp begins, no refund or credit will be issued.

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