Classes in the Arts

Register for these programs: by phone (507-664-3700), in person at FiftyNorth, or by clicking on the title of the class
Please pre-register and check-in for all classes no matter your membership levels. It is also important to check-in at the front desk when you arrive for your class.  We use attendance data for grant applications, insurance reimbursement, space planning and determining whether or not to cancel a class.
Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of classes for those who find the cost a financial hardship

 

English and American Country Dance

Date: June 3  | 1-2:30pm
Fees: $9 nonmember  | $7 member  | $5 platinum
Location: Fitness Studio
Instructor: Kate Stuart
Capacity: 10
Transport yourself back in time 200 years for an afternoon of dance exploring the dance styles of author Jane Austen's era and of the films based on her novels. Each dance will be taught before it is danced and you need not bring a partner. Comfortable clothing is recommended; outdoor shoes are not allowed in the Fitness Studio; costumes are welcome!

Intro to Theater

Date: May 3, 10  | 1-3pm
Location: Art Studio
Fee: $36 nonmember | $28 member | $0 plat equiv
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Sylvia Langworthy
How does theatre become us?  The mirror which when built up, we see ourselves.  Join Sylvia Langworthy, long-time director and lover of all things theatre.  In the first class, hear how theatre began and explore the cultures which supported and defined theatre as it grew.  In the second class, you will learn about Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Theatres. The artistic climate of Minnesota has given birth to many theatre organizations over the years.  Learn about the myriad of ways to enjoy Minnesota theatre!
 This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Make-Up: The Final Definition

Date: May 31  | 1-3pm
Location: Art Studio
Fee: $28 nonmember | $24 member | $10 plat equiv
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Sylvia Langworthy
The art and craft of stage makeup will be explored. A brief demo will introduce the basis after which you can choose your own character and create a “face”.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Page to Stage – Try it On!

Date: May 17, 24  | 1-2:30pm
Location: Art Studio
Fee: $27 nonmember | $21 member | $0 plat equiv
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Sylvia Langworthy
In the creative privacy of the classroom, you will choose a play and character.  Sylvia will guide you through the production and rehearsal process. Auditions, casting, rehearsal, design, and production.  Sylvia’s passion is contagious. See and appreciate what goes into a stage play!
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Felted Purse Class

Date: June 28  | 1-4pm
Location: Art Studio
Fee: $67 nonmbr | $61 mbr | $40 plat-equiv
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Erica Nass
Felting wool is one of the oldest methods for creating fabric in the world. It is a fast process that uses cleaned and carded wool to create almost anything. In this class, we will make a seamless felted purse that fits your unique personality. Students will learn about basics of laying out fibers to make a sturdy purse, using a resist so there is no seaming, and adding silk fibers to create a unique and decorative surface. As well as a few finishing techniques. While no experience in felting is necessary, it is encouraged. Each participant will create a small purse, about 8 inches in size with a felted strap for their purse.