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CLASSES
Most listed classes and events
 take place at:

Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts
102 Water Street
Jordan, MN 55352
USA

952-492-3260

Location: Maureen's is approximately 35 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA 
 
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Adult Classes
with Maureen Carlson and
Guest Instructors:
Julie Eakes
in
June
Diane Keeler
in
June
 Barb
Kobe

in
April, May,  October
Lindly Haunani
in
August
Carol Simmons
in
September
Cynthia Tinapple
in
July



Open Studio and

Mini-Classes

Most Fridays in 2015 we'll be open from 4:00 - 9:00 pm for Open Studio. Bring your own creative project.
Optional potluck at 6:00.
Registration required.

More Info
 


Private Classes:
Six students are needed to schedule a listed class as a private class.

Call to arrange a time:
952-492-3260, or e-mail
Maureen at maureen@weefolk.com

Fees vary, depending on the subject and the number of people, with a range from $40 - $60 per hour.


2015 Guest Instructor Info

2015 Calendar

Registration Information

Travel Options from Mpls Airport


Kids' Classes:

Generally held in the summer or by special appointment.

The summer 2015 schedule should
be on-line by mid-May.


Photo Albums
From our archives:
So much has happened at Maureen's since we opened
in 1999!
Adult Classes
2015 Class Descriptions  
     
ON-LINE CLASS
with Maureen



This is a self-study class. 

Go at your own pace.

Maureen Carlson:
A Santa Playshop
On-Line Class

class #: vmgc041515

Santa Playshop SamplesA Santa Playshop
On-Line Class Description:
Take a class with Maureen from the comfort of your own home or studio. And pick the times that work for you!

Once you register, you have 24/7 access until Dec. 22, 2015 at midnight, when the class websites will be closed.
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January 2015  
February 2015    

Feb. 12 - 18, 2015


Maureen Carlson

at Cabin Fever Clay Festival

Come join the festivities in Maryland.
Multiple Instructors including Maureen, the 2015 honoree 


Learn.  Play.
Recreate your energies.
Be inspired. 

Cabin Fever Clay Festival  (CFCF)


POSTED AFTER THE EVENT:
Small Jointed Dolls Class Photos

Spinners and Whirligigs & The Balancing Act Class Photos


Narrative Beads: Story Necklaces, a class for the Baltimore Bead Society (Photos)
March
 2015

     
April
 2015
   
April 18 - April 19

9:30 AM Saturday until 4:30 PM Sunday

with
optional studio time on Friday night, April 17
Barb Kobe Healing Art Dolls Teacher and Author

Instructor:

Barb Kobe

Meaningful
Stitching

class #: bk041715

CLASS: Meaningful Stitching Barb Kobe Artwork

Learn about your creative self by practicing stitching as a mindful, creative craft.

Discover what is healing, sacred, compassionate and wholehearted about stitching. Create a prayer pocket, story vessel, personal icon panel for your creative self using YOUR WAYS of stitching, embellishing and decorating. Learn more ways to embellish and decorate your fabric art.

Participants are invited to bring unfinished pieces of stitching scraps and stitching materials to use in their projects. Barb  will bring lots of symbols, faces, hands, shoes and more printed out on fabric that studemts can use if  they like.

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April 19-24,  2015


Instructor:
Maureen Carlson

Spring Fantasy Week
class #: mc041915

(Is this class on your bucket list? This is our last year. There is only this one and another in October 2015, then it's lights out. We all would love to share this fun week with you! )


Class:
Spring Fantasy Week

If you could create anything that you wanted to from polymer clay and mixed media supplies, what would you make? 

  While Maureen doesn't promise that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is possible during this week, she does promise that this will be a week for exploring, laughter, wonder, stories, creativity and adding new skills to your bag of clay tricks.

One thing that you might explore during this week is the creation of a small zen garden. Or is it a hidden fairy world? Pictured is one that Maureen made with Carol Simmons's beautiful polymer flowers. No two gardens will be alike.

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May
 2015
   
May 15 - 17, 2015 Barb Kobe Healing Art Dolls Teacher and Author

Instructor:
Barb Kobe


Medicine Dolls:
Art of
the Healing Doll

class #: bk051515


CLASS:
 Medicine Dolls: The Art of Healing Doll

A process to deepen your connection to your body, mind and spirit using dollmaking and visual journaling

The act of making a doll can take a you through a process of creative imagination, growth and healing.  Medicine Dolls focuses on the personal growth and healing aspects of doll-making. It is based on a book written by Barb Kobe, Healing Artist and Creativity Coach and Mentor – The Transformative Art of Healing Dolls. 
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June
 2015
   
June 10 - 13, 2015 Diane Keeler

Instructor:
Diane Keeler

Alice in Wonderland: A Ball-Jointed Doll

class #: dk061015
 

CLASS: Alice in Wonderland: A Ball-Jointed Doll

This class will be about sculpting a ball jointed Alice in Wonderland. With creating the Mad Hatter and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumm the last two years, Alice was needed to complete the trio.  

Alice is fully jointed and so much fun to pose when she is done. If you have ever wanted to learn about jointing techniques, this is a fun class to learn the process. 

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June 15 - 17

Instructor:
Julie Eakes

 Landscape Canes

class #: je061515

 

CLASS: Landscape Canes

Learn from one of the masters in the art of creating polymer clay millefiori canes.

Search Julie's name on the internet and you'll see such amazing blends of color and design that you just MIGHT be intimidated, but Julie takes the fear out of canework with her humor and step-by-step instruction.

Come play in the polymer clay field with Julie.

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June 18 - 19, 2015



Instructor:
Julie Eakes

 Framed Pendants

class #: je061815


CLASS:
Framed Pendants

For this class emphasis will be on tips for making successful micro canes. Julie will teach how she uses templates in her frame construction so that you, too, can create beautiful pieces like this one.

Combine this class with the June 15 - 17 class or bring some of your premade canes and learn to frame them. 


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July
 2015
   
July 24 - 27, 2015
Friday through Monday


Instructor:
Cynthia Tinapple

Power Tools and Polymer Clay
class #: ct072415

CLASS: Theme is "Power Tools and Uncoventional Uses of Polymer Clay" ...Cynthia Tinapple Artwork

Come to this class, listen and learn as Cynthia Tinapple tells you how she has incorporated polymer into sinks, floors, walls, outdoor decorations and more. She even patched the driveway with the most fetching repeating cane slices. You'll learn how to get comfortable with a few easy shop tools that help with home improvements in polymer - a power drill, a heat gun, an infrared thermometer, extruders, Forstner bits and  MORE ...

August
 2015
   
August 9 - 14, 2015
Sunday evening through Friday at 4:30 PM


Instructor:
Lindly Haunani

Joy Garden: Translucent Polymer Innovations
class #: lh080915

Joy Garden: Translucent Polymer Innovations

In this class you will explore the art of designing and mixing a coordinated color palette using translucent polymer. Learn the parameters of proportion for tinting and strategies for increasing (and decreasing) the vibrancy of your colors.

Then, w
ith Lindly's guidance, and her gorgeous samples as inspiration, you will be encouraged to playfully experiment with edges, scale and shape shifting to create your own unique polymer garden elements. Flowers, leaves, vegetables, pods, stems or even purely fantastical garden elements are some of the possibilities to be explored.

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September
 2015
   
September 13 - 19, 2015

Instructors:
Carol Simmons

and
Maureen Carlson



There has been so much interest in this class. Thank you so much for your comments regarding our Facebook posts.

CLASS: Floral  DreamscapesFloral Dreamscape in Copper

We wish that we could accommodate all who have inquired about registering as it is such fun to share the process of combining color with form.

However, for this first offering of the class,  we are limiting registration to those people who took the prior Master Cane Workshops at Maureen's, and then to those who took Carol's most recent Master Cane Workshop.

We aren't done with this concept, though!

If you are interested in this class, and would like to know where it might be offered again, please inquire with either Carol or Maureen. Both will be teaching versions of this class.

October
 2015
   
October 4 - 9,  2015

Sunday evening 4:00 PM through Friday at 4:00 PM


Instructor:
Maureen Carlson


Fall Fantasy Week

class #: mc100415

(Is this class on your bucket list? This is our last year. There is only this one and another in April  2015, then it's lights out. We all would love to share this fun week with you! )

CLASS: Fall Fantasy WeekA Zen Garden 

If you could create anything that you wanted to from polymer clay and mixed media supplies, what would you make? 

  While Maureen doesn't promise that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is possible during this week, she does promise that this will be a week for exploring, laughter, wonder, stories, creativity and adding new skills to your bag of clay tricks.

One thing that you might explore during this week is the creation of a small zen garden. Or is it a hidden fairy world? Pictured is one that Maureen made with Carol Simmons's beautiful polymer flowers. No two gardens will be alike.
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October 16, 17, 18

Friday through Sunday

Barb Kobe Healing Art Dolls Teacher and Author

Instructor:
Barb Kobe

Creative Journey Game – Seeking Your Heroine

class #: bk101615


 CLASS:
 Creative Journey Game – Seeking Your Heroine

The Creative Journey Game with Barb Kobe
 The Creative Journey Game© is an adventure in self discovery and creative problem solving.  This process is a way of identifying your journey, of seeing the ongoing thread, theme or pattern to life’s trek. It permits you to see the linkage between events and people in a way that provides of meaning about self and others.

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November
 2015
   
     
December
 2015
   

 

 

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Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts
102 Water Street
Jordan, MN 55352

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