Classes & Workshops

Artist Consortium
Sessions are FREE and designed for Artists, Makers and Creatives in Region 7W to blend workshops or presentations with opportunities for artists to socialize, network and discuss topics important to their community or discipline.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 • 4-6 pm
St. Cloud Great River Regional Library, Bremer Room
Artists, performers, designers, community organizers, government workers, developers and others! Join us for this introduction to the big world of contemporary public art and creative placemaking presented by Jack Becker, a nationally-renowned leader in the field. Jack is founding director of Forecast Public Art, where he established a statewide grant program for MN artists and Public Art Review magazine, the world’s leading publication devoted to public art.

Jack will present a wide variety of artful possibilities and engage participants in exploring the challenges and opportunities available in this expanding field—for artists, place-based designers, community developers and city builders. We’ll explore community engagement and participatory practices, discuss issues of equity and inclusion in public life and consider options for future workshops or work that dives deeper into these topics.

Come and see ways that intentionally engaging artists, makers and creatives can change and improve project outcomes (large and small) and impact entire communities!!

Artist Consortium

RSVP for EACH FREE session
call 320-968-4290 ext. 4 or email

Arts Camp 2017
This year’s Arts Camp for Educators and Teaching Artists, Expanding Your Teaching Toolbox provides an opportunity for you to explore many ways to add depth, variety, and new pathways to help ensure success for all students.

Download the Briefs and Schedule and then sign up for all of the classes that will help you build your resources and skills toolbox. A registration fee of $50 allows you to take as many of the 15 offerings on Wednesday and Thursday as you would like – what a deal!

The first twenty to sign up for the noon sessions will have their lunch included
. Stay all day, take advantage of the noon offerings or enjoy one of the many unique and wonderful restaurants near the Paramount.

This year, 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. We will collect completed forms and checks covering tuition and submit to Pacific U at that time. CEU’s will also be issued for all of the classes you attend.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 7, but many classes have limited enrollment so register EARLY to ensure a place.


Cost: $50 registration for as
many classes as you’d like!
or by calling 320-257-3127

For more information on
the sessions and CEU credits, download the
Briefs and Schedule

Rural Arts and Culture Summit
Tuesday, June 6, through Thursday, June 8,
at the University of Minnesota, Morris

Organized by Springboard for the Arts and the Center for Small Towns, the Summit gathers rural artists, arts organizations and community leaders to highlight arts-based strategies to rural community and economic development.

Early-Bird Rates (before April 19) $100 for both session days (June 7 & 8); $70 for one day only (June 7 or 8)

Regular Rates (after April 19) $150 for both session days (June 7 & 8); $90 for one day only (June 7 or 8)

To Register, visit


For more information on sessions, speakers and the schedule, visit

Annual Theater Educator Workshop
JULY 12-13, 2017

Perpich Center for Arts Education and Hennepin Theatre Trust are excited to co-present a theatre professional development workshop designed specifically for educators and their students from across the state!

Workshop highlights include: Presentations by professional directors and K-12 theatre teachers on topics ranging from creating a devised show to addressing issues of diversity in the field; A meet-and-greet dinner with local performers and fellow teachers; Tickets to see Motown, The Musical at the Orpheum Theatre; Professional Development Clock Hours.

Sample Workshop Sessions: Creating a Devised Show • Rehearsal Process: Increasing Student Access to the Rehearsal Process • Movement for Musical Theatre • Increasing Diversity in the Theatre Curriculum: The Motown Panel
Character Study (Student Track) • Making a Career in Design & Theatre Tech (Student Track)

Visit the Registration Form for more information!


Registration Fee: $100, includes a ticket to see “Motown: The Musical”

Registration deadline: June 30th, or until workshop is full.

Visit the Registration Form
for more information

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