Courses

Impress your business organization, friends, and family by enhancing their photos and creating magazine cover-quality enhanced images. This course is included in the Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate course.


March 4-29, 2024, Online Only
May 6-31, 2024, Online Only
We write every day: emails, social media posts, work projects, and even non-fiction or creative writing. Improving is just a matter of knowing some simple tricks to make your writing more impactful and readable, and may help get you a promotion at work or avoid rejection from a publisher. This hands-on session will show you writing/editing examples and exercises so you can see in real time how to make sentences flow properly while still maintaining reader interest. You will leave with a workbook full of writing tips and tricks.


Saturday, March 2, 2024, Online Only
Experience the tactile art of working with clay! Designed for every level of artist, you'll start with a hand building project to learn some basic techniques and progress to throwing on a pottery wheel.


March 4, 2024 to May 13, 2024, HC Clay Studio Door 5
Try your hand at working with ceramics! Emphasis will be on early skill development as you explore one of several hand-building techniques or start throwing clay on the potter's wheel. Sign up with a friend!


March 14, 2024 to April 11, 2024, HC Clay Studio Door 5
April 25, 2024 to May 16, 2024, HC Clay Studio Door 5
Would you like to spend a little more time in the ceramics studio? You'll have two-and-a-half hours to explore, play, develop your skills, and work on larger or more demanding projects!


March 5, 2024 to May 14, 2024, HC Clay Studio Door 5
The Crescendo Music Program provides individual music lessons to students of all ages -- school age through adulthood. For additional program information, click the session dates below.


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Have you been wanting to make your own chunky knit blanket? Sign up now for this class and learn how! The class includes all materials needed to make a 45x55" or 40x60" throw, and personalized instruction. Food and beverages will be available for purchase before, during, and after the class.


Tuesday, March 19, 2024, Pour Wine and Bistro
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, Pour Wine and Bistro
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, Pour Wine and Bistro
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, Pour Wine and Bistro
Bring your family together for an exciting, creativity-filled adventure! Learn to paint like Claude Monet by creating a beautiful garden following step-by-step instructions. Everyone will use acrylic paints on an 11x14-inch canvas to create their own garden masterpiece, then enjoy a cupcake as the paintings dry.


Wednesday, March 20, 2024, RM Art Rm Door A
Looking for a fun and creative activity? Learn the basics of fusing art glass in beautiful designs of your own creation guided by an instructor to make a functional dish, a set of coasters, or wall art. Once your project is complete, it will be fired in the kiln. You will receive an email approximately one week after the class to let you know when your project is available for pick-up at Handke Center, 1170 Main Street, Elk River.


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Get ready for planting your pots this spring and think about ways to further enhance your outdoor spaces with a wonderful piece of fused glass garden art that you make yourself! No experience is needed; all materials are included. Once your project is complete, it will be fired in the kiln. You will receive an email approximately one week after the class to let you know when your project is available for pick-up at Handke Center, 1170 Main Street, Elk River.


Wednesday, May 8, 2024, River Birch Glass Studio
Sunday, May 19, 2024, River Birch Glass Studio
It has been said that everyone has a book in them. Do you? Designed specifically for those with little to no fiction-writing experience, this online course will help you find your path toward your fiction-writing goals.


April 1-25, 2024, Online Only
Our Watercolor for Adults class provides step-by-step instruction in the fundamentals of watercolor painting. This course enables a beginner to achieve confidence and mastery and to enjoy the process. You will get individual guidance and support at each stage. We will experiment with resist techniques while creating a succulent still-life. All necessary materials will be provided.


Monday, May 13, 2024, RM Art Rm Door A
"We're gonna win, Twins! We're gonna score!" Baseball season is in full swing! Join Alicia for a fun date night or an activity to enjoy with your friends and create a NO-SEW Minnesota Twins gnome. Food and beverages may be purchased from Pour Wine Bar and Bistro to enjoy while you craft.


Monday, May 6, 2024, Pour Wine and Bistro
A birdbath can draw a multitude of entertaining birds to your yard, and adds a beautiful focal point! Create a unique 12-inch diameter birdbath from terra cotta and colorful mosaic tiles.


Thursday, May 9, 2024, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Create a stained glass mosaic butterfly, dragonfly, or lizard and add a piece of custom artwork to your home or garden!


Tuesday, March 26, 2024, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Podcasts are like "on-demand radio," and cover all kinds of topics! Do you have a business, hobby or passion you'd like to share? Discover how to get started in podcasting and how you can reach your maximum audience.


April 1-26, 2024, Online Only
This unique glass basket is a specialized way to use glass fused in a kiln to create a one-of-a-kind piece that you can fill with spring delights or use at Easter. No experience is needed to learn this creative technique.


Saturday, March 16, 2024, River Birch Glass Studio
Do you love succulents but can't keep them alive? Or are you looking for a fun Mother's Day gift? Here is your chance to create a no-maintenance succulent garden! Choose from a variety of pots, sand, rocks, and an array of the best premium ARTIFICIAL succulents. Only you will know they are not real. All materials are included.


Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Pour Wine and Bistro
The glass slurry technique is a popular way to create an interesting design for your fused glass plate, bowl, or wall hanging. No experience is needed! Come and enjoy making your own wall art, plate, or dish using this fascinating technique.


Saturday, April 20, 2024, River Birch Glass Studio