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Events & Classes

Kohler Arts Center: Midsummer Festival of the Arts 2018

Kohler Arts Center: Midsummer Festival of the Arts 2018 photo

July 21st and July 22nd 

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
https://www.jmkac.org/participate/midsummer-festival.html


Art at St. Kates

Art at St. Kates photo

St. Paul, Minnesota
July 7th 10:00 to 5:00

http://www.artistscircle.org/index.php

Artists’ Circle is an association of fine craft artists who live and work in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Artists’ Circle serves as an educational advocate for fine crafts; plus it promotes venues for the exhibition and sale of work by local professional fine craft and fine art artists. Originality, craftsmanship, creativity, skillful use of materials, as well as presentation and sale-ability are the professional criteria.
The organization produces juried art fairs, including the highly regarded Art at Ramsey (since 1995) and Art at Highland (since 2000) in conjunction with Saint Paul Community Education; and Art at Shoreview (1999-2005, 2007) in cooperation with Gallery 96 Art Center in Shoreview.


Cha Dao (茶道) - Tea as a pathway to foster harmony, promote tranquility, and discipline the mind

Cha Dao (茶道) - Tea as a pathway to foster harmony, promote tranquility, and discipline the mind photo

Sunday, July 22, 2pm: Cha Dao (茶道) - Tea as a pathway to foster harmony, promote tranquility, and discipline the mind


The simple act of preparing a cup of tea can reveal "greatness in the smallest incidents of everyday life.”
In this class we will focus on tea ceremony as a means to foster harmony, promote a sense of peace, and
discipline the mind. Using Chinese and Japanese tea traditions as starting points we will examine the
aesthetics and philosophy of Cha Dao and it’s application in modern life.

Includes sampling of rare and artisanal teas from Michael’s tea collection and light snack.
Limited seating available.
For more info, please email Michael: masarurasam@gmail.com

Attendees receive 10% off in-store purchases (on Michael Flora and Elliot McDill ceramics)

Click here to register

Instructor Bio:
Michael Masaru Flora is a Yonsei tea teacher based in Minneapolis. Michael grew up drinking tea and
studied Cha Dao “The Way of Tea” for 7 years with Roy Fong in San Francisco, CA. He has hiked through
the mountains of Yunnan (often considered the "homeland of tea"), drank tea in Sichuan's famous
teahouses, and visited the tea gardens of Darjeeling. For over 15 years, he has led workshops, classes,
and tea ceremonies. He currently is studying Japanese tea ceremony with Jim Hermann and enjoys
sharing his passion for tea with others.


Intro to Polymer Clay Class

Intro to  Polymer Clay Class photo

$50 supplies included  (If you have a group of 2 or more email Layl@claysquared.com for a discount!)
 

Ages 8 to 98 will learn magical techniques with colorful oven baked clay. Roll, flatten, wrap and then slice to reveal amazing designs like stars, flowers and swirls. Then take your slices and cover anything you choose from the collection of objects including frames, jars, boxes, utensils and pins. Or make a creature like a frog or owl! You'll be amazed what you can do!  Check out our Facebook album of projects that students have made over the years: Student Work Album

Choose a date:
Wednesday, June 27th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 30th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday, July 6th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 18th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 21st, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monday, July 23rd, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday, July 28th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monday, July 30th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Click here to sign up online

If you have a Groupon enter coupon code: gr40 to change the amount due to $0. (the actual code on your Groupon doesn't work in our system)
If you have a Living Social Coupon enter code LS40 
Be sure to enter the number of participants in box next to "add to cart" button.   Then bring your actual Groupon or Living Social bar code to class (or have it on your phone) so we can redeem it in person.