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Happy Hour at the Art Center

Space is limited so register early.

Try something new while relaxing after a long day. Bring your favorite work crew, schedule a friend outing, have a special date night, or come to meet and mingle with new people. Each week offers a different project that can be completed by any participant with no previous experience. This is a great opportunity to meet Art Center instructors, and discover and explore the beautiful facility. Please feel free to bring your favorite beverage (adult or other) to enjoy. Fee includes all supplies. Sign up for all 11 sessions and save $25 using code 466205.

Jan. 20, Clay Hand-Building- Dining Accessories
Participants learn slab, coil and pinch pot techniques to create their own dining accessories such as napkin rings, name card holders, candle holder or coasters. Beautiful glaze options are applied by one of our studio techs prior to firing. Completed projects available 2 – 3 weeks after class.

Jan. 27, Stained Glass- Honeycomb Suncatcher
Liven up a window in your home or office with a beautiful stained glass suncatcher. Participants work with pre-cut glass hexagons in multiple colors, learning how to foil and solder them together for a one-of-a-kind artwork that even the bees are proud of.

Feb. 3, Fused Glass- Desktop Clock
Explore color and mosaic techniques to decorate a glass base that transforms into a fun desktop clock. Participants learn how to safely handle and cut glass. Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Completed projects available 2 – 3 weeks after class.

Feb. 10, Eco Gift Wrap
Learn about the Japanese method of Furoshiki (fabric wrapping), origami paper-folding, and how to print and stamp paper and fabric through the creation of sustainable gift wrap. Participants leave with one-of-a-kind bows and ribbons, a roll of custom-printed wrapping paper and a cut of fabric wrap.

Feb. 24, Drawing with a Sewing Machine
At its core, drawing consists of making marks. In this offering, participants learn the foundations of free motion embroidery using the center’s sewing machines to produce drawings in thread. Get ready to break all the rules and have fun. Bring reference photos for inspiration.

March 3, Clay in the Kitchen- Garlic Grater
Clay has been used for thousands of years in the kitchen for a reason. It is long lasting, functional and beautiful. In this offering, participants use basic hand-building to make their own garlic grater, which can also function as a base for roasting garlic in the oven. YUM! Delightful glaze options are applied by one of our studio techs prior to firing. Completed projects available 2 – 3 weeks after class.

March 10, Needle Felting- Cute Cats
Felting has been around since the Neolithic period, used to keep people warm and dry before knitting was invented. Currently, it is largely the process of locking wool pieces together to form 2D imagery or 3D objects. Using special needles to connect various colors of wool roving together, participants learn how to create their own 3D cat. Reference photos of your favorite feline encouraged.

March 31, Acrylic Painting- Still Life
Learn the basics of acrylic painting through step-by-step guidance to complete a 9-by-12 inch one-of-a-kind still life.

If the cost of the program is prohibiting you from registering, please contact the Art Center supervisor, Jes Schrom, at to discuss fee options.


Mar 03 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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Art Center
7650 Equitable Drive, Eden Prairie


City of Eden Prairie
City of Eden Prairie