Future Classes At Artista Bottega


Family Musique

Hosted By : Playing With Music

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8 Week Session

Thursday Mornings 10am - 10:45am

September 12th - October 31st 2019

Starting at $17

***Suggested age: birth - kindergarten w/caregiver - older siblings welcome ;o)

A fun morning of song and dance that fosters music appreciation and basic beat & pitch competency. Music is offered that catches a child's imagination and that inspires participation, play, and learning through active music making.

Children will "play with" musical materials in the same way that they learn art by "playing with" pencils, crayons, and paints or learn language by "playing with" sounds, words, and ideas. In class, we sing, dance, play instruments, laugh, and explore music and movement in a relaxed yet focused setting. Flexible environment for new students and continuing students alike.


2-Day Intensive Workshop: Needle Felted Wool Landscapes

Instructed By Jaana Mattson

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Saturday, September 21st From 10am - 4pm

Sunday, September 22nd From 10am - 3pm

$275 / $25 material fee

All levels are welcome in this class, anyone from a hobbyist with a short attention span to a professional artist can learn, have fun and be impressed with themselves.

In this 2-day intensive class we begin with the basic elements; different types of wool and techniques for application using landscape photos for inspiration. A simple technique, needle felting is a dry method of creating non-woven fabric by interlocking wisps of dyed wool fiber using a notched needle. The organic textures and impressionistic colors of blended wool offer a very painterly approach to textiles, beautifully suited to landscape.

Over the course of the 2-day session we learn with our hands about different types of wool roving and experiment with a variety of needles and needle holders. During the first day of class we will all work from the same images to take a step by step approach as we learn to “build” the landscape from background and shadow to the highlights of the surface. Hand-outs and discussion will help illuminate the basic principles of composition and the use of color and color-theory to produce a dynamic landscape. During Day 2 each student will select their own image from personal or provided photos and work through the idea with guidance from the instructor.

All necessary materials are provided with the $25 material fee, due in class. These include a kit for each student with a range of dyed wool roving in the landscape palette, felting needles, acrylic felt pinned to a foam block and printed materials outlining tools, fibers and resources. Additionally, each student will have use of an adjustable Ott light to mimic natural daylight for best color accuracy and clarity while working.

Our classroom is at Artista Bottega, a magically creative and quirky environment covered in murals, chandeliers and historic brick walls off of W 7th St in St Paul. The studio/classroom entrance is from the alley, and there is nearby street parking on Daly just north of W 7th.

Check out the accommodations above the studio listed on AirBnB: Artist’s Parlor 2 BR 1 BA

And for our lunch breaks, the many dining options along W 7th: https://www.visitsaintpaul.com


Introductory Workshop In Needle Felted Wool

Instructed By Jaana Mattson

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

From 12pm - 4 pm

$125 / $25 Material Fee

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In this single session we will introduce the basic elements of needle felting, different types of wool and techniques for application using landscape photos for inspiration. A simple technique, needle felting is a dry method of creating non-woven fabric by interlocking wisps of dyed wool fiber using a barbed needle. The organic textures and impressionistic colors of blended wool offer a very painterly approach to textiles, especially suited to landscape imagery.

All levels are welcome in this class, anyone from a hobbyist with a short attention span to a professional artist can have fun and be impressed with themselves as we learn to “build” the landscape from background and shadow to the highlights of the surface.

All necessary materials are provided with the $25 material fee, due in class. These include a kit for each student with a range of dyed wool roving in the landscape palette, felting needles, acrylic felt pinned to a foam block and printed materials outlining tools, fibers and resources. Additionally, each student will have use of an adjustable Ott light to mimic natural daylight for best color accuracy and clarity while working.

Our classroom will be at Artista Bottega, a magically creative and quirky environment covered in murals, chandeliers and historic brick walls off of W 7th St in St Paul. The studio/classroom entrance is from the alley, and there is nearby street parking on Daly just north of W 7th.

Check out the accommodations above the studio listed on AirBnB: Artist’s Parlor 2 BR 1 BA

And the many dining options along W 7th: https://www.visitsaintpaul.com


Past Classes At Artista Bottega


Introductory Workshop: In Needle Felted Wool

Instructed By Jaana Mattson

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Saturday, June 8th, 2019 12PM - 4PM

$125 / $25 Material Fee

In this single session we will introduce the basic elements of needle felting, different types of wool and techniques for application using landscape photos for inspiration. A simple technique, needle felting is a dry method of creating non-woven fabric by interlocking wisps of dyed wool fiber using a barbed needle. The organic textures and impressionistic colors of blended wool offer a very painterly approach to textiles, especially suited to landscape imagery. All levels are welcome in this class, anyone from a hobbyist with a short attention span to a professional artist can have fun and be impressed with themselves as we learn to “build” the landscape from background and shadow to the highlights of the surface. All necessary materials are provided with the $25 material fee, due in class. These include a kit for each student with a range of dyed wool roving in the landscape palette, felting needles, acrylic felt pinned to a foam block and printed materials outlining tools, fibers and resources. Additionally, each student will have use of an adjustable Ott light to mimic natural daylight for best color accuracy and clarity while working.


Intermediate Project In Needle Felted Wool

Instructed By Jaana Mattson

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Sunday, June 9th, 2019 12PM - 4:30PM

$150 / $25 Material Fee

Anyone who has participated in any Intro workshop with Jaana Mattson is welcome in this class. We will work the composition step-by-step and complete the piece during class. You only need the basic understanding of tools and materials to work along with the group, and take whatever tips, tricks and insight you can use from this tutorial. In this single session, we will work on a moody, moonlit forest scene together. With all the right colors in your roving kit we will build the scene from sky to forest floor using surprising layers of color to create an atmospheric effect. The materials are all provided with the $25 material fee, due at the start of class. These include a kit for each student with a range of dyed wool roving in the landscape palette, felting needles, acrylic felt pinned to a foam block and printed materials outlining tools, fibers and resources. Additionally, each student will have use of an adjustable Ott light to mimic natural daylight for best color accuracy and clarity while working. Students do not need to bring any tools or materials to class.


2-Day Intensive Workshop: Needle Felted Wool Landscapes

Instructed By Jaana Mattson

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Saturday, June 15th, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 16th, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$275 / $25 material fee

All levels are welcome in this class, anyone from a hobbyist with a short attention span to a professional artist can learn, have fun and be impressed with themselves. In this 2-day intensive class we begin with the basic elements; different types of wool and techniques for application using landscape photos for inspiration. A simple technique, needle felting is a dry method of creating non-woven fabric by interlocking wisps of dyed wool fiber using a notched needle. The organic textures and impressionistic colors of blended wool offer a very painterly approach to textiles, beautifully suited to landscape. Over the course of the 2-day session we learn with our hands about different types of wool roving and experiment with a variety of needles and needle holders. During the first day of class we will all work from the same images to take a step by step approach as we learn to “build” the landscape from background and shadow to the highlights of the surface. Hand-outs and discussion will help illuminate the basic principles of composition and the use of color and color-theory to produce a dynamic landscape. During Day 2 each student will select their own image from personal or provided photos and work through the idea with guidance from the instructor. All necessary materials are provided with the $25 material fee, due in class. These include a kit for each student with a range of dyed wool roving in the landscape palette, felting needles, acrylic felt pinned to a foam block and printed materials outlining tools, fibers and resources. Additionally, each student will have use of an adjustable Ott light to mimic natural daylight for best color accuracy and clarity while working.


Eco Print On Paper Class

Instructed By Jean Manrique

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Friday, June 21st, 2019 1PM - 4PM

$60 Registration Fee

$20 Material Fee Due Day Of Class

Preserve the beauty of local nature by learning how to transfer the form and pigment of leaves and blossoms onto paper through the process known as eco printing. The eco printed paper can be used for fold origami designs, made into greeting or note cards, used as wrapping paper, used in a collage, or framed.


Eco Print On Silk Scarves Class

Instructed By Jean Manrique

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Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 1PM - 4PM

$60 Registration Fee

$20 Material Fee Due Day Of Class

Preserve the beauty of local nature by learning how to transfer the form and pigment of leaves and blossoms onto silk scarves hand dyed with natural plant based dyes through the process known as eco printing. Each participant will have the opportunity to make two naturally dyed, eco printed silk scarves.


Eco Print Table Runners Class

Instructed By Jean Manrique

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Friday, July 12th, 2019 1PM - 4PM

$60 Registration Fee

$20 Material Fee Due Day Of Class

Preserve the beauty of local nature by learning how to transfer the form and pigment of leaves and blossoms onto table runners hand dyed with natural plant based dyes through the process known as eco printing. Each participant will have the opportunity to make two naturally dyed, eco printed table runners.


Felted Flowers Class

Instructed By Jean Manrique

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Saturday, July 13th, 2019 1PM - 4PM

$60 Registration Fee

$20 Material Fee Due Day Of Class

Learn to make beautiful, colorful and unique flowers from wool fibers. We’ll use both needle felting and wet fellting to create flowers with the colors and design of your choice.



Indigo / Shibori On Paper Class

Instructed By Jean Manrique

Saturday, May 25th, 2019 1PM - 4PM

$60 Registration Fee

$20 Material Fee Due Day Of Class

Before printing on fabric was developed, the ancient Japanese used shibori, a resist technique to preserve white designs on the fabric when it was dipped into the indigo. In this class we’ll learn some basic shibori techniques and apply them to paper, which can be used to make greeting or note cards, used as wrapping paper, made into a collage, folded into origami designs, or wherever your imagination takes you!


Indigo / Shibori Table Napkins Class

Instructed By Jean Manrique

Friday, May 24th, 2019 1PM - 4PM

$60 Registration Fee

$20 Material Fee Due Day Of Class

Before printing on fabric was developed, the ancient Japanese used shibori, a resist technique to preserve white designs on the fabric when it was dipped into the indigo. In this class we’ll learn some basic shibori techniques and apply them to white dinner napkins which will then be dyed in indigo. Students are welcome to bring white, well washed, natural fabric clothing items or table linens to dip into the indigo if time remains.


Floor Cloths

Instructed by Nance Derby

The art of hand-painted muslin rugs, or floorcloths, has been around for centuries and are durable enough to take the place of conventional rugs. Create your own floorcloth (up to 3’x5’) with the shape, color and design of your choice to compliment any décor. We’ll cover layout, stencils, trompe l’oeil, taping, layering, glazes and more.

$20 supply fee due to the instructor at the first class.

Wednesdays, February 6th- 27th

1:00 - 3:00 PM

or

Mondays, April 8th-29th

6:30 - 8:30 PM

NOTE*** This class is through Saint Paul Community Education, and will be held at Artista Bottega.***

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Create your own Cat Christmas Painting

Holiday cat christmas painting class

At The Artista Bottega 

Saturday, December 16th 1 to 5

Instruction by local artist/cartoonist, Steve Conroy. Creator of the Skulltruck. 

$30 includes

Canvas and art materials

Cookies (personal beverages and snacks are welcome )

Use of gallery space


Day of the dead cartoon skull class.  Two opportunities:   Friday, October 27th 6 to 9    Saturday, October 28th 1 to 5   Create your own unique cartoon skull painting just in time for Halloween and the Day of the Dead.  Local artist/cartoonist (and creator of the locally famous Skulltruck ) will share his techniques and instruct you to create your very own skull painting.   Class fee $30   Includes:  12"x12" canvas  Sketching and painting materials  1 hour of instruction with Steve  3 or more hours of independent studio time ( with guidance as needed)  Cookies (your are welcome to bring your own snacks and adult beverage of choice)  Use of a beautiful studio space.

Day of the dead cartoon skull class.

Two opportunities:

Friday, October 27th 6 to 9

Saturday, October 28th 1 to 5

Create your own unique cartoon skull painting just in time for Halloween and the Day of the Dead.

Local artist/cartoonist (and creator of the locally famous Skulltruck ) will share his techniques and instruct you to create your very own skull painting.

Class fee $30

Includes:

12"x12" canvas

Sketching and painting materials

1 hour of instruction with Steve

3 or more hours of independent studio time ( with guidance as needed)

Cookies (your are welcome to bring your own snacks and adult beverage of choice)

Use of a beautiful studio space.


Monster Mash Cartoon Painting Class

With Elanor and Steve

Artist Steve Conroy is teaming up With16 year old cartoonist Elanor Caverzagie in a Create your own cartoon monster class. These monsters can be cute or creepy or whatever you choose.

Saturday July 22nd at 2 pm to 3:30 pm ( independent studio time until 6 pm)

Artista Bottega937 7th streetwest,  Saint Paul, MN. 

651-493-0861                   www.artbottega.com

$30 Class fee includes:

*12”x12” canvas *Paint Marker * Use of sketching and painting materials

*instruction and guidance by local artists/cartoonists: Steve and Elanor  

*Register early because space is limited


Kevin & Friends, Spring cartoon painting class.

Saturday, April 15th. 2 pm to 3:30 (Independent studio time until 6)  Create your very own cartoon painting of Kevin the albino squirrel of W. 7th street.  (Or one of his friends)  $30 fee includes :  12"x12" canvas  Black paint marker  Use of sketching and painting materials  Technique and instruction by local artist/cartoonist Steve Conroy  Cookies

Saturday, April 15th. 2 pm to 3:30 (Independent studio time until 6)

Create your very own cartoon painting of Kevin the albino squirrel of W. 7th street.

(Or one of his friends)

$30 fee includes :

12"x12" canvas

Black paint marker

Use of sketching and painting materials

Technique and instruction by local artist/cartoonist Steve Conroy

Cookies


Soul Art Workshop guided by Elizabeth Fritz   Thursday April 27th: 5:30- 9:30 pm  Invest in Yourself: $100  Includes all Materials: Canvas, Paints, Etc.

Soul Art Workshop guided by Elizabeth Fritz

Thursday April 27th: 5:30- 9:30 pm

Invest in Yourself: $100

Includes all Materials: Canvas, Paints, Etc.


Join Red Bird Chapbooks & Artista Bottega for a Bookmaking Workshop   Simple Book Structures   Saint Paul, MN, April 29, 2017. Red Bird editor and book designer, Sarah Hayes, will be leading a workshop on simple book structures at Artista Bottega. Workshop participants will learn about basic sewn and adhesive bound book structures and the tools required to produce them. All participants will have the opportunity to make a book to take home with them.  The workshop will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Artista Bottega, 937 West 7th Street in Saint Paul, MN. The fee for the class is $35 and all supplies are included. Proceeds will benefit Red Bird Chapbooks and support their ongoing work with authors and artists.   Red Bird Chapbooks   An independent non-profit publisher of quality chapbooks, broadsides and literary pamphlets. We work with aspiring and inspiring authors and artists to help them reach a larger audience. More information is available on our website:  www.redbirdchapbooks.com .

Join Red Bird Chapbooks & Artista Bottega for a Bookmaking Workshop
Simple Book Structures

Saint Paul, MN, April 29, 2017. Red Bird editor and book designer, Sarah Hayes, will be leading a workshop on simple book structures at Artista Bottega. Workshop participants will learn about basic sewn and adhesive bound book structures and the tools required to produce them. All participants will have the opportunity to make a book to take home with them.

The workshop will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Artista Bottega, 937 West 7th Street in Saint Paul, MN. The fee for the class is $35 and all supplies are included. Proceeds will benefit Red Bird Chapbooks and support their ongoing work with authors and artists.

Red Bird Chapbooks

An independent non-profit publisher of quality chapbooks, broadsides and literary pamphlets. We work with aspiring and inspiring authors and artists to help them reach a larger audience. More information is available on our website: www.redbirdchapbooks.com.


Join Red Bird Chapbooks & Artista Bottega for a Bookmaking Workshop   Chapbooks – From Concept to Completion   Saint Paul, MN, Wednesday evenings for four weeks beginning on May 3, 2017. Red Bird editor and book designer, Sarah Hayes, will be leading a multi-session workshop on bookmaking at Artista Bottega. Workshop participants will learn about the chapbook as a form, as well as content development, design considerations and production of this basic book structure which can be used to economically self-publish works of art and literature. All participants will have the opportunity to produce a finished book or portfolio of work.  The workshop will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Wednesday evenings from May 3 to May 24 at Artista Bottega, 937 West 7th Street in Saint Paul, MN. The fee for the class is $150 and supplies are included. Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Proceeds will benefit Red Bird Chapbooks and support their ongoing work with authors and artists.   Red Bird Chapbooks   An independent non-profit publisher of quality chapbooks, broadsides and literary pamphlets. We work with aspiring and inspiring authors and artists to help them reach a larger audience. More information is available on our website:  www.redbirdchapbooks.com .

Join Red Bird Chapbooks & Artista Bottega for a Bookmaking Workshop
Chapbooks – From Concept to Completion

Saint Paul, MN, Wednesday evenings for four weeks beginning on May 3, 2017. Red Bird editor and book designer, Sarah Hayes, will be leading a multi-session workshop on bookmaking at Artista Bottega. Workshop participants will learn about the chapbook as a form, as well as content development, design considerations and production of this basic book structure which can be used to economically self-publish works of art and literature. All participants will have the opportunity to produce a finished book or portfolio of work.

The workshop will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Wednesday evenings from May 3 to May 24 at Artista Bottega, 937 West 7th Street in Saint Paul, MN. The fee for the class is $150 and supplies are included. Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Proceeds will benefit Red Bird Chapbooks and support their ongoing work with authors and artists.

Red Bird Chapbooks

An independent non-profit publisher of quality chapbooks, broadsides and literary pamphlets. We work with aspiring and inspiring authors and artists to help them reach a larger audience. More information is available on our website: www.redbirdchapbooks.com.


Soul Art Meditation Mat Workshop  guided by Elizabeth Fritz  Saturday May 6th 10am-2pm:  Investment for a Personalized Meditation Mat  $120 Includes all Materials

Soul Art Meditation Mat Workshop

guided by Elizabeth Fritz

Saturday May 6th 10am-2pm:

Investment for a Personalized Meditation Mat

$120 Includes all Materials


Mother's Day Cartoon Painting class  Subject is mother's choice.  Bring your Mother or create something for your Mother.  Saturday May 13th  2-6 (Independent studio time until 6)  $30 fee includes:  12"x12" canvas  Black paint marker  Use of sketching and painting materials.  Technique and instruction by local artist/cartoonist Steve Conroy.  Cookies  ( bring your favorite adult beverage and snacks)  Makes a Perfect Mother's Day gift.

Mother's Day Cartoon Painting class

Subject is mother's choice.

Bring your Mother or create something for your Mother.

Saturday May 13th

2-6 (Independent studio time until 6)

$30 fee includes:

12"x12" canvas

Black paint marker

Use of sketching and painting materials.

Technique and instruction by local artist/cartoonist Steve Conroy.

Cookies

( bring your favorite adult beverage and snacks)

Makes a Perfect Mother's Day gift.


Metal Bird Workshop  Saturday, June 3, 1-4 pm  The size of the birds are about 7" wide, and 4" long, before legs and other embellishments are added.  Diana will demonstrate techniques to embellish and personalize this unique art.  Materials included  Minimum of 6 in the class.  $75. per person

Metal Bird Workshop

Saturday, June 3, 1-4 pm

The size of the birds are about 7" wide, and 4" long, before legs and other embellishments are added.

Diana will demonstrate techniques to embellish and personalize this unique art.

Materials included

Minimum of 6 in the class.

$75. per person


Skulls & Shamrocks

Create your own Saint Patrick's Day Cartoon Painting

March 4th 2017, 2pm to 3:30pm

(independent studio time until 6pm)

$30 fee includes:

12" x 12" canvas

Paint marker

Use of sketching and painting materials

Instruction and guidance by local artist/cartoonist, Steve Conroy

Cookies will be provided

Bring your favorite beverage/snacks

Space is limited

Sign up now


Saturday, March 11 2017 at 10am-2pm

Soul Art Workshops

“Soul art awakens our intuitive senses and guides us to our highest potential through connection with our creativity and essence. The soul art process accesses our soul and takes us out of our human process into a spiritual process which opens pathways of discovery”. Elizabeth Fritz

$100.00

Will include canvas, paints and paint brushes for each participant.


Instructor Bio

HALLE OFALVEY

Halle has been a seamstress for 50 years and has worked as a stitcher and in alterations for more than 37 years. She has worked at Dayton’s, Liemandt’s, Hubert Whites, Men’s Warehouse and as a stitcher costuming at The Guthrie, Northwestern Costume House, Minnehaha Academy, and Interact Center. She has learned to go inside and outside the precise box of haute couture sewing techniques this allows for creative experimentation in alterations and highly appreciated when considering the deconstruction of a fine garment. She has taught private lesson for over 20 years and enjoys sewing even though she needs twice as much light now.

Sewing Salon  

Fine Tune your Fit with Alterations

The human body is beautiful and unique. Most off-the-rack clothing can be easily altered. Fitting yourself is nearly impossible.

This small group setting will provides a comfortable atmosphere with guidance to alter garments to fit you. Learn simple easy tricks and techniques to have your clothes look like they were made for you. 

We will cover:
hemming pants, skirts, and sleeves
- taking seams in and out
- eliminating gaps
- adjusting straps
- other alterations to your clothing that compliments your body and style. Bring your sewing machine, notions, garments and your ideas for your first class.

September 14 – October 19 2016
Wednesday Evenings 6:30 - 8:30
$150 per six-week session

Class size is limited to 6 students.

Instructor - Halle O‘Falvey

Students will need a basic knowledge of sewing with machines. For further information call Artista Bottega 651-493-0861


Create your own unique "Dia de los muertos" skull painting

Local Artist/cartoonist, Steve Conroy shares his own style and techniques on creating a unique and fun cartoon skull painting.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
2 pm to 3:30 (independent studio time until 6pm)
Classes will be held at the Artista Bottega 937 7th St. West, Saint Paul, MN. For more information and to sign up for the class go to

Space is limited, so sign up now!

Class fee $25
Includes:
One 12"x12"  blank canvas
One black oil based marker
One paint brush
Use of an array of acrylic paints
Use of sketching materials
Instruction of style and technique
Independent studio time

  Space is limited, so sign up now!

Steve Conroy

Create your own "Puppy love" painting for Valentines day!

February 4th 2017,  2pm to 3:30 pm (Independent studio time until 6}

Perfect "Date" night idea. Create your favorite dog painting for you or a loved one.

$30 class fee includes:

12"x12" canvas

Black acrylic paint marker

Use of sketch and painting materials

Instruction and techniques by local artist/cartoonist, Steve Conroy

Independent studio time in a comfortable and functional space

Cookies and cider

Feel free to bring your own beverages and snack