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Upcoming classes at LOLA

July 24, 2020


Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) continues to roll out more adult classes, while taking best precautions to make students and teachers feel comfortable and safe during classes. In addition to social distancing and sanitizing, classes are limited in students where each student has their own work space/table and supplies. 


Mixed media class

“Light as a 2x4 Assemblage & Watercolor” class will be held with assemblage artist Sarah S. Thompson, designed to spark creativity. Learn the art of assemblage along with some watercolor technique. 

Paint a small watercolor of a feather and adhere it to a 24-inch long 2x4 painted to complement the watercolor. Then finish the piece with found objects. Templates will be provided to create an owl or a raven image. 

Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the LOLA Center. Cost of class is $50 for adults, teens, and children 10 and up. Some supplies needed. Deadline for registration is July 25.


Nurturing the Creative Spirit

“Nurturing the Creative Spirit with Author, Artist, Musician Callie Bates” is an immersive workshop that plumbs to creative depths. Deepen the connection with your inner voice, creativity and self-expression through sound therapy, journaling, and fun activities. Emerge with the tools and confidence to help creative projects and practices flourish. This course is for any creative expression — writing, music, art, you name it. 

Bates is the author of the “Waking Land” trilogy of fantasy novels, and her essays and short stories have appeared in print and online. In addition to writing, she’s a musician and certified harp therapist, and an occasional artist. 

Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Aug. 6-8,  at the LOLA Center. Cost of class is $325 for adults, teens 16 and up. Deadline for registration is July 30.


Indigo Dyeing

Learn about the process of growing Japanese indigo and how to process fresh leaves for dyeing on silk with “Indigo Dyeing — From Seed to Dye with Debbie Jircik.” Create an organic vat with powdered indigo sourced from Stony Creek Colors in Tennessee to do simple shibori resist techniques on an organic cotton bandana. 

Students will leave class with two bandanas. For ease of social distancing, students will enjoy the outdoor dye gardens and studio of artist Debbie Jircik, just south of Eagle River. Instructor does require students to wear their masks. 

Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. Cost of class is $75 for adults. All materials supplied. No experience necessary. Deadline for registration is Aug. 6.

For more information and registration, visit lolaartswi.com or call 715-547-3950. LOLA Center for the Arts is located at 4262 Highway B in downtown Land O’ Lakes. LOLA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.


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