Classes and workshops calendar published Jan. 4, 2023

Jan. 5—Dawson, Jan 19, 7 p.m., Dawson Public Library; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents a writing workshop with author Brent Olson; adults $10, students $5, call 320-312-2311 or purchase tickets at the door.

Classes scheduled at the Willmar Community Center. To register, call 320-262-5288 or visit

Community crafts: Jan. 19, 2:30 p.m., $10, all ages, pre-registration required; make a giant sized wooden snowflake.

Little Art Gallery Session: Jan. 20, 2 to 4 p.m., free. Create one art to be on display in our community art galleries in January with the themes of Valentines Day, Presidents Day, chocolate, African American heritage and love.

Milan Village Arts classes have been scheduled with the complete schedule on the website. Members receive a discount on tuition. Supply fees are paid to the instructor at the end of class. To register or for more information on any of these workshops call 320-734-4807 or visit the website at; email: The art school has several studios. Check the website for studio dates and more information. Summer classes listed by registration deadline are:

Watercolor techniques: Jan. 28-29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; instructor Katia Andreeva; beginner and above, minimum age 14; designed for beginners and intermediate students to learn how to paint still life; tuition $140, supply list provided on registration; registration deadline Jan. 7.

Wood spoon carving: Feb. 18-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; instructor Fred Livesay; beginner and above, minimum age 15; learn to use the axe and knife for roughing and finishing of a beautiful, durable and usable wooden spoon; tuition $165, supplies $30; registration deadline Jan. 28.

Open carving night: carvers of all persuasions are invited to meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the school to carve and network. Free.

Silver Studio: open to all those that have taken beginning silversmithing and are MVAS members. Fee is $10 for evening and $20 for all day.

Weaving Studio: open to those with experience with looms or have taken the weaving rugs class and are MVAS members; by appointment or join a weaving group, no fee; looms are maintained with warp at no cost.

Framing Studio: a fully-functional framing workshop open to those who have taken the framing workshop and are MVAS members; $5 hour, $10 for half day, $20 full day; by appointment only.