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.


October 3-28, 2022, Online Only
Learn to create stunning, one-of-a-kind alcohol ink coasters. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, free-flowing, and filled with an energy all their own. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of a new technique to take home and experiment with to your heart's delight! Choose between Minnesota State Shape, Snowflakes, or Holiday Items to create a set of 4 coasters.


Tuesday, November 29, 2022, RM Art Rm Door A
Minnesota is filled with countless numbers of barns, most from a bygone era. Professional photographer and amateur historian Jay Grammond has travelled the state capturing images of barns of all shapes, sizes, and conditions. All are visible from the roadways, making these architectural and artistic landmarks easy to spot and enjoy!


Thursday, October 13, 2022, Online Only
Thursday, February 2, 2023, Online Only
Do you have a special talent, skill, or passion that you would love to share with the community? Have you ever thought of becoming a Community Education instructor? Earn extra money doing something you love! Our instructors include art lovers, wellness coaches, fitness instructors, cooking enthusiasts, history buffs and more. If you can create a class, we would love to meet you! Attend our free class to get more information about teaching for Community Education. Pre-registration is required.


Thursday, November 10, 2022, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Are you a photographer who wants to take their images to the next level? Or maybe you are just getting started. Discover compositional basics, discuss concepts of building your photographic vision, and take away ideas and concepts that you can put into practice right away.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 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.


December 5, 2022 to March 6, 2023, HC Art Rm Door 5
December 6, 2022 to February 21, 2023, HC Art Rm Door 5
February 28, 2023 to May 9, 2023, HC Art Rm Door 5
March 13, 2023 to May 22, 2023, HC Art Rm Door 5
Improve your craft and push your creative limits! During this 2.5-hour intensive class, you will learn the importance of form and function throughout ceramics and apply practical methods and teachings to your work.


December 1, 2022 to January 26, 2023, HC Art Rm Door 5
February 2, 2023 to March 23, 2023, HC Art Rm Door 5
March 30, 2023 to May 25, 2023, HC Art Rm Door 5
Here's your chance to make your very own Chunky Knit Pumpkins, perfect for fall decorating! Join Alicia for a fun afternoon of crafting, socializing, and beer-tasting at Aegir Brewing Company, located in Elk River. You'll assemble 3 Chunky Yarn Pumpkins in various colors and sizes. The class includes all materials needed. Beverages, craft beer, and snacks are available for purchase from Aegir Brewing Company.


Sunday, October 9, 2022, Aegir Brewing Company
Sunday, October 9, 2022, Aegir Brewing Company
Want to make your very own Chunky Knit Pumpkins, but can't make the class? Problem solved! Instructor Alicia has prepared take-home kits for purchase. The kits include all materials necessary to make three various-sized chunky yarn pumpkins in gray, burnt orange, and mustard yellow, plus printed instructions. Kits will be available for pick-up from Handke Center starting October 10th at 8:00am.


October 10-31, 2022, HC Art Rm Door 5
Whether you need to make a dull work presentation more lively, mix laughter with learning in the classroom, or ultimately want to write for print/production or perform your own stand-up routine, this fast-paced session will show you how to apply humor to all aspects of your life. You will learn the anatomy of a joke, how to use your powers of observation to sharpen your wit, how to write different types of jokes, and how to use humor to entertain and influence people.


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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.


September 12, 2022 to May 22, 2023, HC Music Room Door 5
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.


Monday, December 5, 2022, Pour Wine and Bistro
Monday, December 5, 2022, Pour Wine and Bistro
Monday, December 5, 2022, Pour Wine and Bistro
Monday, December 5, 2022, Pour Wine and Bistro
Create a fall wreath wall hanging using raffia in various colors and mixing it up with wooden beads and driftwood. Choose your design from various options shown by the instructor. Keep it simple or go all in with extra optional accessories. All the supplies needed for this class are provided.


Thursday, November 10, 2022, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Grab the whole family and join KidzArt for a fun family event! You will each create a painting of a fox with birch trees using acrylic paint on an 11x14" stretched canvas. No need to eat before class -- we will enjoy a pizza dinner before we start painting. Fee includes food and all supplies. Everyone gets to paint!


Thursday, November 3, 2022, RM Art Rm Door A
Learn the art of fashion illustration, from stylized faces to over-the-top clothes and accessories! Our instructor Zanielle will start the class by discussing and demonstrating the basics; you'll spend the remaining class time practicing and mastering the art of fashion illustration.


Thursday, December 8, 2022, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Follow along with Charlene as she provides step-by-step instructions to guide you through creating your acrylic-painted masterpiece, a forest scene with a magnificent night sky. Registration fee includes all supplies.


Thursday, December 15, 2022, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Want to make a holiday gnome but can't make the class? Alicia has prepared take-home kits for purchase. The kits include all materials needed to make your holiday gnome -- no sewing involved! Kits will be available for pick-up from Handke Center.


November 21, 2022 to December 23, 2022, HC Art Rm Door 5
Every home should have a holiday gnome, and here's your chance to make one! Join Alicia for a fun gathering for crafting and socializing in this unique workshop. No sewing involved, all materials provided. Choose from a variety of patterns and holiday colors to create your personalized gnome. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. Reserve your spot now!


Monday, November 21, 2022, Pour Wine and Bistro
Sunday, December 4, 2022, Aegir Brewing Company
Romance is the #1 selling fiction genre. Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this comprehensive session will help you sharpen your skills with practical step-by-step advice. You will discover the different romance sub-genres and understand the proven romance formula. You will also learn to create a unique setting, introduce your protagonist (lead character), percolate friction, and write relatable dialogue.


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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.


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Spice up your fall decor by creating a personalized painted pumpkin. You'll get a large white faux pumpkin to paint in your unique style or to match your fall color scheme. Our instructor Zanielle will give you ideas to complete your project, including painted leaves, patterns, or simple gold leaf.


Thursday, October 13, 2022, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Discover the delight of homemade soap for yourself or to share as gifts! Using the cold process method, learn how to make soap through demonstration and participation.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022, ER Rm 352 Door H
Zentangle drawing is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. During class, Zanielle will show you how to create your image with just pen and paper using lines and dots. You can choose to doodle draw, or draw your pet or a candy skull. When registering, please indicate your choice of drawing. Go home with a unique piece of artwork ready to frame.


Thursday, January 19, 2023, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5