The Top 10 Seasonal Classes Available along the St. Croix

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If you’re looking for some fun and creativity this fall, we’ve rounded up a list of unique art classes available in the next two months along both sides of the river.

1. Cham“Paint”
Old School Art and Music Studio, Afton
Instructor Gloria Popowitz will guide this class combining two of life’s greatest gifts—acrylic painting and champagne. $45; 6:30–9 p.m. September 7 and 28; 15888 34th St. S., Afton; 651.337.2984

2. Beginning En Plein Air Oil Painting
Old School Art and Music Studio, Afton
Dirk Hanson will offer hands-on experience working outside, where the environment is constantly changing. Learn how to conquer painting al fresco by painting from observation. $90; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. September 9

3. Watercolor Painting
ThunderWillow Community Arts, Hudson
Learn more about new blending techniques, the materials used and watercolor pigment. $34; 1–3 p.m. September 14 and 21; 1615 Maxwell Drive, Hudson; 715.808.8034

4. Triangular Loom Weave
Old School Art and Music Studio, Afton
If you’re interested in weaving, try out this class, running 9 a.m.–4 p.m. September 16. It offers tips on all types of weaving, as well as experience weaving on a triangular loom. Open to beginners and pros. $90.

6. Photography Intro
Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Taught by Bob Lyksett, the three-week class (October 3–24) is a fun way to learn how to use your camera and take quality photos you will be proud of. $99; 6:30–8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 109 Locust St., Hudson; 715.306.2305

5. Glynnis Lessing Surface Decoration
Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Taking place in the Phipps’ new ceramic studio, this two-hour workshop by artist Glynnis Lessing is October 14. $44; 1–3 p.m.

7. Stained Glass Class
Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Taught by Steve King, this three-week-long course at the Phipps offers the opportunity to create your own 8-by-10-inch stained glass design. The class runs Mondays and Wednesdays November 27–December 6. $139

8. Mudslinger’s Pottery Classes

Mudslinger’s Pottery, Afton
One of the great things about Kevin O’Hara’s pottery classes at Mudslinger’s is that everything is up to you: You choose the time and date. Bring a friend or five. Beginners are welcome. $45 per person, plus $45 reservation fee. 3032 St. Croix Trail S., Afton; 651.270.3330

9. After-School Art Program
Off the Wall Studio, Stillwater
Give your child the opportunity to stretch his or her creative wings with classes to teach him/her the basics of painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage and art history, or try jewelry making, felting, weaving and more. Classes run 4–6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning in October. $9 per hour. 2000 Industrial Blvd. #3, Stillwater; 612.578.1374

10. Advanced Studio Arts
Off the Wall Studio, Stillwater
If you have a student who wants to become a serious artist, this program is designed to allow your child to work more independently with a specific medium or technique, and also will help with developing a portfolio, series work and more. Grades 6–8 2:30–6 p.m. Thursdays, grades 9–12 Fridays. $9 per hour.