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Adult Classes

Truths be Told: The Workshop Series

If you’re ready to dip your toes into the storytelling experience or brush off skills you haven’t exercised in some time, start here. Instructor Akwi Nji launches the series with a generative workshop focused on the foundational steps of mining for and crafting a personal narrative story to be told on stage. 

In this three hour generative workshop, participants will engage in exercises to help identify a story and then draft their own 3- to 5-minute personal story utilizing Akwi’s suggested “key elements” to engage a live audience.

THIS CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT VIRTUALLY: Publishing Platforms for Children’s Books

In this class we will explore Ingram Spark’s platform and Kindle Direct. We will learn the steps for setting up meta-data for a book along with pricing.

 

 

Class is postponed until a later date: Alcohol Ink Painting Class

Alcohol ink is a medium for folks who never tried painting as well as the seasoned artist. It is a class where the students can just relax and discover the beauty, motion and flow of the inks. Students will learn basic alcohol ink techniques and then will have a chance to experiment with the inks to create their own colorful artworks. Paintings will be on square tiles and Yupo paper.

Classes with Red Tree Studio: Paper Lanterns

The paper lantern is fun to make and give. It folds to fit into an envelope and it also doubles as a table decoration. You may add a tea-light to illuminate the center.

Children's Book Writing Workshop: Title Pages, Back Covers, and More

In this class we will explore the ISBN, Title Page, Copyright, Library of Congress Registration for self-publishers, Summary, Acknowledgment, and overall layout.

Children’s Book Writing Workshop
Cost is $25 per class or $100 for all 5

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Essentials for Writing a Children's Book: Marketing Your Book

Craft your authors bio and book summaries to fit with the marketing of your publication. Learn the strategies for marketing in your community, on social media, and beyond.

Children’s Book Writing Workshop
Cost is $25 per class or $100 for all 5

Place all classes in your cart and enter the coupon code: childrensbook

Doorstop Delivery in Decorah: Stay at Home Gnome

Sold out.

 

Choose your gnome and 3-5 glaze colors by April 10 and we will deliver them to your door over the weekend Easter Weekend. A mass firing will take place at the studio May 1.  These gnomes vary in size but are around 4 – 6 inches.

We are now out of option D but have a new replacement: this guy is F

Free for all ages: Design & Build: Mini Golf

We’ll make intergenerational teams to design and build mini golf holes. Artists and building professionals will advise & support the process. The ‘course’ will be open to the public as a fundraiser in late July. Attend all or just a few free sessions.

Register by May 18 to save 10%: Cake Stand/Cheese Plate

Handbuilding is quick, great for beginners, and has excellent WOW factor. Create a two piece cake stand or platter perfect for cheese or treats using easy techniques & your own decorating tastes. Ready to pick up one week after class.