To register for a class click on the class name or session title. Completing the class registration page will create a shopping cart so you can continue to register for as many classes as you like! If you’re a Guild member, don’t forget to sign in to receive your 10% class discount. If you’re having trouble with registering for a class, please visit the  How to Register for Classes Online page for more information and frequently asked questions.

Painting at Parkview

Part open studio, part instruction, part experimentation, this class will meet your individual needs based on your creative goals. Riki Kölbl Nelson, an artist and arts educator, has taught students aged 9 to 90. She provides exercises designed to stretch the skills and creativity of the participants. You’ll be part of a facilitated group, gaining feedback and encouragement to take your art making to the next level for both beginning and advanced students. You can choose your preferred medium to work in – watercolors, acrylic, oils, pastels, or color pencils – and purchase your own materials for the class. This class can also be helpful for those who wish to add artwork to their memoirs. Some materials for the students will be on hand at the first session.

1st Session: Mondays, Sept. 9-30 | 9:30-11:30 am
2nd Session: Mondays, Oct. 7-28 | 9:30-11:30 am
3rd Session: Mondays, Nov. 4-25 | 9:30-11:30 am
4th Session: Mondays, Dec. 2-30 | 9:30-11:30 am (no class Dec. 23)
Northfield Retirement Community’s Parkview Center, 910 Cannon Valley Dr W

Guild Member: $79.20 | Non-Member: $88
Instructor: Riki Kolbl Nelson

Drawing the Figure

NEW CLASS! Practice and learn practical skills that will aid you in drawing the human figure! Over the course of 4 three-hour sessions, you’ll observe a model and experiment with a variety of tools that compliment the gestures and proportions of the model (models will be clothed). All levels are welcome to come enjoy this class! This class is led by Kate Douglas, formerly Kate Lenzmeier.

Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 1 | 1-4 pm
Art Studio

Guild Member: $129.60 | Non-Member: $144
Instructor: Kate Douglas

Cast Metal Small Sculptures & Jewelry Workshop

NEW CLASS! In this hands-on, one-of-a-kind creative and exciting cast metal class, you will carve an original design into a cuttlefish bone to create negative space. Then you’ll fill it with lead-free pewter to create your original metal casting. You’ll experience pouring metal, finishing with hand and power tools, and adding optional colored ink. From there you’ll have a piece you can mount on a base, create into jewelry or a keychain, or just toss in your pocket.

Saturday, Oct. 5 | 10 am-12:30 pm
WOW Mobile Metal Lab — Location TBA

Guild Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50
Instructor: Sara Hanson
Psst! This class is also offered for teens!

Tie Dye

THROWBACK CLASS! What is more 60s and 70s than tie-dye? Part of the “stepping out and rebelling culture,” tie-dye shirts, headbands and skirts became cultural icons! Tie-dye has returned a few times and is even making an appearance now. Come dive into the dye in creative ways. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own 100% cotton pieces to dye.

Saturday, Oct. 12 | 2-4:30 pm
Art Studio

Guild Member: $18 | Non-Member: $20
Instructor: Kate Douglas

Small Plate Fused Glass Workshop

NEW CLASS! Take your fused glass art making up a level! In this introductory class, you’ll learn different techniques in cutting glass and designing your own one-of-a-kind 6″ x 6″ piece! Come with an idea for a piece you’d like to design, or bring an open mind to let creativity guide you. Items will be ready to pick up 2 weeks after class. An additional materials fee of $20 will be paid directly to the instructor at class. A list of equipment/items to bring from home will be provided to you prior to the class.

Saturday, Oct. 26 | 9 am-noon
Art Studio

Guild Member: $27 | Non-Member: $30
Instructor: Rose-Marie James

Vintage Fabric Patterns of the 50s, 60s & 70s

THROWBACK CLASS! Explore the beauty of vintage fabric patterns while learning how to screen print. You’ll walk through the basics of screen printing and hear about the notable themes and designs used in mid-century textiles. Using paper stencils and other simple techniques, you will create your very own retro inspired bandana and canvas tote bag! No previous screen printing experience required. Ages 13+.

Saturday, Nov. 9 | 1-4 pm
Art Studio

Guild Member: $27 | Non-Member: $30
Instructor: Alexa Ochocki

Creating Community Club

Creating Community Club (CCC) is an art club for young adults on the autism spectrum. Create art collaboratively and individually this fall with CCC! This program prioritizes social connections made through the arts while simultaneously providing opportunities to stretch artistic technique and provide an outlet for personal growth and creative expression. Participants are encouraged to be “group ready.” Ages 14+. Interested in volunteering with CCC? Email Bridget at

Tuesdays, Oct. 1-Dec. 3 | 6-8 pm
Art Studio

Guild Member: $180 | Non-Member: $200
Instructor: Bridget Novak

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