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  • Social Paint Night

    Anyone can be an artist - yes, including you! No art experience is necessary to create a 16 X 20 acrylic painting on a canvas you can take home. Step by step instruction by professional artist, Tree Croyle Johnson, will guide you through the creation of the featured painting in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Creativity, fun and mess-making are encouraged! The paint can stain your clothes. Aprons will be provided, but please dress accordingly. Each session will feature a different painting. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor at class. Hallberg Center for the Arts is located at 5521 East Viking Blvd, Wyoming. The classroom at Hallberg Center for the Arts is not wheelchair accessible. If you require accessibility, please call (651) 982-8110 two weeks prior to the start of class and the class will be moved to a FLAS art room. Due to materials being prepared, no refunds after noon the day of class. Hallberg Center is currently requiring masks to be worn while in the building. September - Tent October - Starry Sky November - Drippy Tree December - Moonlight Winter Scene
  • Sewing Machine Quick-Start Age 16-Adult

    Please click here to register for Sewing Machine Quick Start Ages 16 - Adult. If you've never used a sewing machine before or if it’s been years, this is a great class to take first! You’ll learn how to thread a sewing machine and sew a straight line as well as techniques for machine handling that are frustrating to figure out on your own. During the process of getting comfortable with the sewing machine, you will also create a microwave bowl cozy to prove you can sew. You are welcome to and you might find it helpful to bring your own sewing machine. Sewing and Fitting Mentor is located at 69 Lake St. N, Forest Lake. Project kits of fabric will be available for purchase from the instructor for $5-$8 or you can purchase your own fabric. Yardage and a basic supply list is available on the Community Education website or call 651-982-8110 for information. Click here for supply list and cost of fabric kits.
  • Successful Composting

    Fall is a great time to get started composting all of those yard leaves! Composting is a microbial process that converts plant material such as grass clippings and leaves to a more usable organic soil amendment or mulch. Many homeowners are finding it convenient and economical to compost leaves and grass clippings in their own backyards. Learn how to build and maintain a compost pile including troubleshooting tips as well as how to use the completed compost in your yard or garden.
  • Easy Ethiopian/Eritrean Cooking

    Ethiopian/Eritrean food has become a favorite among foodies worldwide. The food is light, healthy and flavorful, ranging from very spicy to very mild. Experience the thrilling discovery of exotic spices paired with daily ingredients such as vegetables, beans and lentils. For the non-vegetarian, we can use different types of meat sautéed with various kinds of flavored butter and healthy oils. Every step is educational, informative and a dream-like trip into the food culture of these historic countries. This class is offered virtually. You will be provided an ingredient list and a link prior to class.
  • Got Buckthorn?

    Buckthorn is an invasive tree and shrub that is harming our native habitats. You will learn how to identify both types of buckthorn and learn removal techniques, including chemical and chemical-free control. This class is timely because fall is the absolute best time for buckthorn control.
  • Painting with Acrylics

    Painting should be fun, relaxing and fulfilling. This class will help get you there by building your knowledge of basic painting skills. Acrylic painting techniques including blending, creating the illusion of depth, easy ways to correct a little accident and learning to create your own style will be explored over three classes. Skills learned are then applied to a finished work of art. The medium is versatile and forgiving. Instructor Tree Croyle Johnson will guide you through the process and teach you ways to take your painting to the next level! Several studies and one finished 16 X 20 painting will be made. The paint can stain your clothes. Aprons will be provided, but please dress accordingly. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Hallberg Center for the Arts is located at 5521 East Viking Blvd, Wyoming. The classroom at Hallberg Center for the Arts is not wheelchair accessible. If you require accessibility, please call (651) 982-8110 two weeks prior to the start of class and the class will be moved to a FLAS art room. Due to materials being prepared, no refunds after noon the day of class. Hallberg Center is currently requiring masks to be worn while in the building.
  • Handmade Stoneware

    Join us for a unique and relaxing experience hand-building a one of a kind round hanging planter. You will be guided through the process of turning a flat slab of clay into a 6” W X 8” D planter. Once you have decorated your clay slab with stamps and textures, you will form and shape the planter. Glazing options and the material for hanging the planter (cotton or leather cording or paracord rope) will be selected. Your piece will then be ready for drying and firing at The LOVE of CLAY studio. All materials including clay, tools, forms and decorating options will be provided for a supply fee of $20 payable to the instructor at the class. The LOVE of CLAY will contact you within 3-4 weeks after class to pick up your piece after it is fired and glazed.
  • Growing Blueberries In Your Backyard

    Blueberries are such a carefree shrub, it’s a wonder more people don’t grow them. They are long-lived and generally free of disease and insect problems. Fall is the best time to prepare the bed for planting blueberry bushes next spring. We will discuss how to successfully grow blueberries including site requirements, adjusting acidity, soil preparation, cultivars for our climate, buying plants, pruning and seasonal protection from birds, rabbits and winter.
  • Homemade Egg Rolls & Samosas

    Restaurant quality egg rolls and samosas can be made right in your own kitchen. These appetizers are jammed with flavors from around the world and can be a quick way to incorporate leftovers into something new and fun to eat. Make a variety of egg rolls, samosas and dipping sauces in class. This class is offered virtually. You will be provided an ingredient list and a link prior to class.
  • Create a Cord Rug

    Make a beautiful rug from macramé cord! These rugs are durable, washable and can last a lifetime. Using simple crochet stitches, this rug can easily be created even if you have never crocheted or your skills are a little rusty! A supply fee of $25 is payable to instructor at the class.
  • Painting Buddies Age 6-Adult

    Adult and child pairs will work together to create an acrylic painting on two canvases. Step by step instruction from professional artist, Tree Croyle Johnson, will help ensure every painting is a masterpiece! You'll get to have fun and be creative in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The paint can stain your clothes. Aprons will be provided, but please dress accordingly. A supply fee of $10 per pair is payable to the instructor at class. Hallberg Center for the Arts is located at 5521 East Viking Blvd, Wyoming. The classroom at Hallberg Center for the Arts is not wheelchair accessible. If you require accessibility, please call (651) 982-8110 two weeks prior to the start of class and the class will be moved to a FLAS art room. Due to materials being prepared, no refunds after noon the day of class. Please register the child who will be attending. During registration, there will be a space to list the name of the adult who will be attending with the child. Hallberg Center is currently requiring masks to be worn while in the building. September - Llama October - Owls November - Spaceships December - Snow People
  • Ethiopian Breakfast

    Prepare a traditional Ethiopian breakfast for your family and friends. Ethiopian favorites Chechebsa, Shahi (herbed Hot Tea) and mouthwatering Fuul are on the menu. Join Mimi and prepare this fun and healthy meal with her guidance. This class is offered virtually. You will be provided an ingredient list and a link prior to class.
  • Paint Your Pet

    Create a unique portrait of your pet! Once you sign up for the class, email us a clear, high quality photo of your pet. The better the photo, the easier it will be to paint from. One pet per canvas please. Any animal is possible; dog, cat, chicken, horse or whatever creature you love. Instructor Tree Croyle Johnson will have a sketch of your pet outlined on an 11 X 14 canvas ready when you arrive for your class. You will be guided step-by-step through the process to help you capture the likeness of your pet. No experience is necessary. Come ready to have fun and please be advised the paint can stain your clothes. Aprons will be provided, but please dress accordingly. Photo must be emailed to Janet at Jnutter@flaschools.org at least one week prior to class. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at class. Hallberg Center for the Arts is located at 5521 East Viking Blvd, Wyoming. The classroom at Hallberg Center for the Arts is not wheelchair accessible. If you require accessibility, please call (651) 982-8110 two weeks prior to the start of class and the class will be moved to a FLAS art room. Registration deadline is one week prior to the start of class. Due to canvases being prepared in advance, no refunds will be given after the registration deadline. Hallberg Center is currently requiring masks to be worn while in the building. Photograph (before) Painting (after)