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Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center



Specialty Workshops and Weekend Classes 2024

Springtime Wonders Mixed Media Class

$25

with Heather Gorbski

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Welcome to our enchanting Springtime Wonders Mixed Media Class, specially designed to spark the imagination and creativity of budding young artists aged 5 to 9! In this delightful and hands-on course, children will embark on an artistic journey inspired by the vibrant colors and lively spirit of the spring season.

Mixed Media Adventures: Encourage your child's artistic flair by introducing them to the exciting world of mixed media. From textured collages using natural materials like leaves and twigs to creating three-dimensional masterpieces, each class will present a new and engaging project that blends different mediums for a truly unique artistic experience.

Member Discount: 10 percent

Colorful Traditions: Pysanky Egg Crafting Workshop

$40

with Jessica Lewis

Calendar Next session starts Mar 9, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Pysanky eggs have a rich and fascinating history. Dating back thousands of years, this traditional Ukrainian craft involves the dyeing of intricate and ornate Easter eggs. The term "pysanky" comes from the Ukrainian verb "pysaty," which means "to write." These eggs are meticulously decorated using a wax-resist method, where designs are drawn with melted beeswax onto the eggshell. The egg is then dyed in a sequence of colors, with each layer of wax preserving the previous color and revealing the next. Pysanky eggs hold great cultural and symbolic significance, representing the rebirth and renewal associated with Easter.

In this three-hour workshop, students ages 10 - adult will receive step-by-step instruction on creating their own stunning pysanky eggs. We'll cover the traditional techniques of applying wax and dye, as well as explore various design patterns and motifs. Students will learn how to achieve vibrant colors and beautiful, intricate designs on their eggs.

Feel free to bring any snacks or drinks you'd like to enjoy during the class. We want you to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience as you delve into the art of pysanky egg dying. Get ready to create beautiful and unique Easter eggs while learning about the rich traditions and history behind this ancient craft.

Supply Fee $15

Member discount: 10 percent. 

Full Course

Youth Guitar Saturday

$140

with Cole Ritter

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 23, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Want to learn to play guitar? Throughout this course, you'll master the art of playing your most common chords, and discover the joy of strumming to various rhythmic styles.

Our comprehensive lessons will guide you through the fundamentals, ensuring you not only understand but also enjoy the process of learning. Delve into the world of music as we explore different genres, from the catchy tunes of pop to the electrifying beats of rock and the soulful twang of country.

Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, this course promises an engaging and enjoyable experience as you grasp the essence of chord progression and rhythmic diversity. 

Students need to bring their own guitar. 

Member Discount: 10 percent

Group Adult Guitar Saturday

$160

with Cole Ritter

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 23, 2024 at 11:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Dive into the world of chords as we unravel the secrets of playing your most common chords with ease. Explore the art of strumming, discovering various rhythmic styles that add flair to your playing.

But that's not all – our course goes beyond the basics. Delve into the diverse realms of music, from the catchy tunes of pop to the electrifying beats of rock and the heartfelt melodies of country. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the intricacies of each style, helping you develop a versatile skill set.

Join us in this exciting opportunity to not only learn the guitar but also to immerse yourself in the joy of making music. Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, our course promises a fulfilling experience where learning and fun harmonize seamlessly.

Students need to bring their own guitar. 

Member Discount: 10 percent

Group Youth/Adult Fiddle Saturday

$140

with Cole Ritter

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 23, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join our all-ages fiddle course for an enchanting musical journey as we delve into the vibrant world of fiddle tunes! This course is designed for enthusiasts 11 and up who are eager to explore the rich tapestry of fiddle music across various regions and styles.

Immerse yourself in the joy of playing lively and entertaining fiddle tunes, each representing the unique flavors of different musical traditions. While the course promises a delightful experience, it is important to note that some skill level is required. We recommend at least two years of violin experience to ensure participants can fully enjoy and benefit from the class.

Whether you're a budding fiddler or have been playing the violin for a while, this course offers a perfect blend of challenge and enjoyment. Get ready to enhance your skills and add a touch of fiddle magic to your musical repertoire!

Students need to bring their own fiddle. 

Member Discount: 10 percent

 

Vintage Cake Decorating

$50

with Leigh Smith

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 24, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this hands-on workshop, participants ages 12 and up will embark on a sweet journey, armed with a 6" round vanilla cake as their canvas and guided by the artistry of vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream.

As you step into our world of sugary wonders, you'll find yourself equipped with all the essential tools and materials needed for a cake decorating adventure. Your toolkit includes a practice mat, a selection of 4 versatile decorating tips, a coupler, icing bags, a turntable, and an abundance of luscious frosting. Everything you need to turn your cake into a masterpiece!

Throughout the class, you'll have the chance to hone your decorating skills using the provided set of 4 decorating tips. Whether you're a novice or an experienced baker, our experienced instructor will guide you through techniques that will elevate your cake decorating game.

To sweeten the deal, a $15 materials fee ensures that you not only have access to top-quality ingredients but also that you get to take home a set of the very same 4 decorating tips used in class. Additionally, you'll receive 6 icing bags complete with a coupler, allowing you to recreate the magic in your own kitchen. We'll even share our coveted vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream recipe, so you can continue crafting delicious creations long after the class is over.

Join us for an afternoon of sweetness, laughter, and the joy of transforming a simple cake into a work of edible art. Get ready to indulge your senses and unveil the pastry artist within!

Member Discount: 10 percent

Supply Fee $15 

Studio Ghibli: Spirited Away Felt Bookmark Workshop

$25

with Heather Gorbski

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

Step into the enchanting universe of Studio Ghibli with our "Spirited Away Felt Bookmark Workshop"! In this one day class, students ages 9 and up will embark on a creative journey inspired by the captivating characters and creatures from the magical world of Spirited Away. Participants will delve into the art of crafting as they bring beloved Ghibli characters to life through the medium of felt, resulting in unique and usable bookmarks.

Students will learn techniques to capture the essence of Spirited Away's iconic figures, infusing each bookmark with the charm and whimsy that define Studio Ghibli's enchanting storytelling. Join us for a delightful experience where imagination meets craftsmanship, and take home your very own Ghibli-inspired creations!

Member discount: 10 percent





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