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My first online class starts March 15, 2014
Classes and Retreats -
Open Studio and Mini-Classes
Jordan Location

Most listed classes and events
 take place at:

Maureen Carlson's Center for
Creative Arts

102 Water Street, Jordan, MN 55352

Location: Maureen's is approximately 35 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Adult Classes (Click or scroll down) 
NOTE: This is just part of the 2014 schedule. Maureen will be adding classes ...

Guest Instructors scheduled to date for 2014 are:

For Kids' Classes click DUCK icon
The 2014 Summer Schedule for KIDS" CLASSES will be on-line in early spring.


General class information

Click Calendar for a quick overview of the 2014 class and retreat schedule - no photos

Click Registration Information for further details about registration, and the dormitory.

Travel Options from Mpls Airport

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

Private class fees are a minimum of $60 an hour or $500 for an 8-hour day plus evening studio time.  Questions? Call Maureen at 952-492-3260


Class Titles
 and Dates

Short Descriptions of Currently Scheduled Classes

* Our schedule changes as classes are requested or added.

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January 2014 Open Studio
January 3, 10, 17, 31.
January 10, 2014 MGC0110a

Maureen Carlson:
Basic Techniques for Making Beads from Polymer Clay

Friday,  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Skinner BlendClass Description: Learn the basic techniques for using polymer Clay to create beads. Included will be the Skinner Blend, Mokume Gane and the principles of Millefiori.
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January 10, 2014 MGC0110

Maureen Carlson:
Make Your Own Cabochons from Polymer Clay 

2-Hour Mini-Class with

Friday,  7:00 - 9:00 PM

Class Description: Make your own cabochons from polymer clay. In this short mini-class you'll learn to use polymer clay to create cabochons and beads that can be used by themselves or in the Doris Coghill Saturday and Sunday classes.
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January 11, 2014

Doris Coghill:
Bead a Cab Bracelet 

Saturday,  9:00 AM - Noon

Class Description:
Create a delicate beaded bracelet featuring either a purchased cabochon or one that you design yourself from polymer clay. Cab Bracelet

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January 11, 2014


Doris Coghill:
Make a Twisted Wire Necklace 

Saturday,  1:30 - 4:30 PM


Twisted Wire NecklaceClass Description:
Learn how to combine wire and a delicious variety of bead styles and shapes to create this intriguing necklace.

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January 12, 2014

Doris Coghill:
Crochet a Necklace: Wire Crochet

Sunday,  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM




Class Description: Wire Crochet
Yes, this necklace is
crocheted using wire
and beads. And you
can learn to do it!

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February 2014    
February 1, 2014 AP0201

Ann Poulson:
Ruffled Felt Scrarf

Saturday,  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

felted scarfClass Description: Want a wool scarf to snuggle up in this winter?

Come join the fun of learning how to felt. Not only will you learn the basics of wet
felting, but you will also learn to make and use pre-felts.

Create your own finished design to wear.
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March 2014    
March 15 - Dec. 22, 2014

Goes on-line March 15. Materials available
on-line until Dec. 22, 2014

Maureen Carlson:
A Santa Playshop
On-Line Class

 On-line class with video, pdf files and on-line class  sharing


Class Description:

In this on-line playshop we'll explore quick and easy ways to create Santa Claus and St. Nicholas figures using push molds, polymer clay, paper, wire, acrylic paint, fur and fabric. Size ranges from 10 inches to 24 inches tall. Your choice. Come create with Maureen! No two ever the same! Materials available 24/7 until Dec. 22, 2014.
Quick and easy patterns.
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April 2014
April 4 - 6, , 2014 bk0404

Barb Kobe:



Close-up of card image You will create the card images using an  intuitive collage process using images from  your own artwork as well as images you gather from other resources.

Once done you will use your Dancing Heart Wise Woman Deck to support you and your life process; motivate and inspire you to take action. You will use them to break through and dance through creative blocks, fear, self-doubt, procrastination and shame. MORE ...


Dayle Doroshow

 Creative Sparks

Ignite Your Imagination

A retreat and workshop experience!

CLASS is On-Hold for now!

Creative Sparks

Ignite Your Imagination

This energizing workshop with internationally recognized instructor, Dayle Doroshow, is designed to jumpstart your inspiration, get you thinking in new ways creatively and deepen your current art work. 

Dayle is the author, along with Cynthia Tinapple, of the book Creative Sparks.

Since this class is on-hold for now, try the book version in Dayle and Cynthia's book. You can fine it on-line at

May 2014    
June 2014    
June 12 - 14 , 2014 dk0612

Diane Keeler

Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Character Dolls in the Alice in Wonderland Series with Diane Keeler

Description: This year's project is TweedleduTweedledee and Tweedledumm
and Tweedledee from Lewis Carroll and the Alice in Wonderland stories. Diane's mixed media characters are charming interpretations of the two brothers. The project is perfect for both the sculptor and the seamstress, or those of us who are wannabes!

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All images on this web site are copyrighted by Maureen Carlson and/or the respective artists and may not be used  for commercial purposes without written permission of individual artists.

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

Send Mail to:  Maureen's, C/O Wee Folk Creations, 18476 Natchez Ave., Prior Lake, MN 55372
phone at center: 952-492-3260
Home office: 952-447-3828

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