Classes & Workshops

Independent Music Collaborative of Central Minnesota (IMCCM) is presenting its first Business Jam, featuring musicians Michael Shynes, Carrie Schneider and Pete Johnson.

Business Jam is an event that combines the intimacy of a house concert with the inspirational content of a TEDtalk.

Artists are invited into a space, food is served and socializing leads into a performance. Yet, instead of having the artist share stories relating to their music, they talk about how their business has formed, lessons they have learned, and projects they are working on. Aspiring musicians of all ages are encouraged to participate!

at Paramount Center for the Arts, Studio C
Cost: $20 for Adults 18 & older, $5 youth ($3 with a paid parent)

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Women's Art Institute | Summer Studio Intensive Course
June 4–28, 2018
The Women’s Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive course is for contemporary women artists of all ages and backgrounds interested in refining their artistic process and exploring questions around women and art. Creating a community that shares, reflects and produces art, the Institute is a rich experience that offers you intensive studio work and one-on-one coaching from faculty.
The four-week program includes sessions Monday through Friday with some field trips and evening presentations from guest artists, critics and art historians. You will have all-day access to the large, sunlit studios and shop facilities of the Visual Arts Building on the University’s beautiful campus.
This innovative and rigorous program is designed for artists from a variety of disciplines who have mastered basic skills and are now seeking deeper levels of understanding and expression in their work.

Practicing artists and art students from any discipline must have a minimum of two years of college-level art training or the equivalent. Undergraduate credit is available.

Applications for the June 2018 sessions must be received by April 30.
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Applications for the
June 2018 sessions must be received by April 30, 2018.

Arts Camp 2018 | SAVE THE DATES
June 11 & 12, 2018

Check out the 16 workshops that are a part of this summer’s camp to find exciting ways to add depth and variety to your teaching and new pathways that can help all students experience success.

• 8:30-10:30: Modern Photography Techniques and Uses - Steve Diamond; Confidence and Creativity through drama - Kaaren Johnson
• 10:30-12:20: Awareness Through Movement - Leigh Dillard; Resources, Acivities and Strategies for bringing Art into the classroom - Sheila McGuire and Amanda Lesnikowski 
• 12:30-1:20: Residencies - the how and why - Alicia Peters and Heather Allen, Central MN Arts Board (first 20 sign ups receive a free light boxed lunch).
• 1:30-3:20: Drawing as Foundation - Charles Kapsner;  Inspiring Creativity in Free-verse Poetry For Reluctant Writers to Advanced - Bill Meissner 
• 3:20-5:20: Ceramics, Art and History - Ursala Hargens, Northern Clay Center
• 5:00-9:00: Open Studio

• 8:30–10:20: Traditional Somali Songs and Games - Dalmar Yare; Teaching Sketchnotes - Nichole Hahn  
• 10:3-12:20: Using Technology to Support Instruction and Activity in the Classroom  - Nichole Hahn; Teaching for Artistic Behaviors (Background and Practice in a high school setting) Sara Underhill 
• 12:30 – 1:20: Munching with the Museum!  Jamee Yung, Weisman Art Museum – University of Minnesota (first 20 sign ups receive a free light boxed lunch)
• 1:30 – 3:20:  Mental Health in Children and Adolescents – Art Based Interventions - Kristin Kane; Intro to ELLs and Best Practice Through the 90-Second Newberry - Leah Larson, Minnesota Department of Education 
• 4:00 - 6:00: Letterpress Printing (Part-Present-Future)  Join the Revival  - Mary Bruno, Bruno Press 

Graduate level credit for all sessions is available from University of the Pacific at a cost of $62 per credit up to 3 credits per course. Registration forms will be distributed and completed at Arts Camp. More information is available online. CEU’s will also be issued for all of the classes you attend.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 6, but many classes have limited enrollment so register EARLY to ensure a place.


Explore the briefs and schedule then and then sign up for all the classes that will help you add
new energy to you and your classroom regardless of your
teaching background.

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A registration fee of $50 allows you to take as many of the offerings on Monday and Tuesday, June 11-12

CMAB Grant Writing Webinar
Contribute to a thriving, collaborative and innovative community through the arts!
Take steps to make creative things happen!

Learn how to pursue funding for your (or your organization’s) creative pursuits!!

The Central MN Arts Board offers art grant programs for individuals, arts groups, arts and community organizations, schools and municipalities in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties.

Tuesdays- July 10,17,24 and 31st from 12:30 -2pm

4 sessions, 1.5 hours each

Join Heather Allen, CMAB Program officer for a 4-session webinar designed to take you through the steps of planning an arts grant proposal. The guidance and resources you receive can be used to apply for grant funds in support of your artistic vision.

  • Learn about common mistakes grant writers make and how to avoid them
  • Spend time gathering contacts and resources that will make your project a success
  • Build or strengthen the plan for your creative endeavor
  • Receive guidance and support

This webinar is free for any residents of Region 7W (Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright counties).  This course may serve as an introduction to grant writing, if you have never applied for a grant before, but will also benefit those who already have applied for grants in the past.  Help us to make meaningful and lasting contributions to Region 7W’s cultural fabric.  Join us and take steps to make your artistic vision a reality!

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