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Acting Workshop in Hallock Free for All Ages! May 19

Acting Workshop


 Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Hallock City Hall, 163 3rdSt. SE, Hallock, MN

Open to ages 12 to 99

Call 612-414-2032 or email Seife014@umn.eduto sign up!

Sod House Theater of Minneapolis will offer a free acting workshop led by professional theater artist Luverne Seifert and Darcey Engen in Hallock on May 19th.

1:00 to 2:30pm A Kick in the Pants: Physical Comedy Routines and play reading. You will begin with a vocal and physical warm-up with Darcey Engen. They will then introduce stage techniques of physical comedy: slaps, kicks, trips, falls, fixed points and awkward timing decisions. Participants will develop a 1 to 2 minute comedy routine that they will develop and perform. No preparation necessary. Dress to move comfortably. You will then read a portion of the script. 

During the workshops they will also hold an information session and call for actors, musicians and volunteers to participate in their performance of “An Enemy of the People,” a site-specific performance that will take place in Hallock, JULY 23 through JULY 26th.


They provide a playful and safe environment to learn skills for performance.


Accessibility and the Arts: Attend Both Events

Are you an artist with disabilities, an arts leader or an organization trying to provide access to people with disabilities?

Take advantage of these two upcoming events to learn about opportunities for artists and organizations related to accessibility & the arts

Introduction to Accessibility & the Arts

Arts Access For All Partners with Minnesota Access Alliance: A shared vision for full inclusion in the Arts

Thursday, April 19, 2018

10:00am to 12:00 pm (doors open at 9:45am)

East Grand Forks Campbell Library

422 4th Street Northwest

East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Are you looking for ways for your organization to implement accessibility? Take this opportunity to learn how to plan the implementation of accommodating people with various disabilities when visiting your museum, theater, cultural organization and events.

The facilitator, Sherry Shirek, is a passionate advocate with over 25 years of experience working in the field of disability. Sherry is the co-founder of Arts Access For All, a consortium that began in 2015 in the Moorhead/Fargo Metro region to bring together Arts and cultural leaders, staff, volunteers, community-based organizations, and people with disabilities to discuss ways to implement accommodations one step at a time.

Topics include:

  • Learn how to reach out and welcome people with disabilities into your Arts or Cultural organization
  • Learn some simple solutions to provide access and accommodations for people with disabilities
  • Learn where to find resources and what other organizations have done to implement accessibility
  • Examine your facility by using an ADA survey checklist and meet experts in the field that can help facilitate these surveys
  • Become a part of a larger community that is passionate and supports one another, shares information by in-person workshops, email discussion lists and Facebook groups.
  • Join together with arts leaders, program and education staff, docents and volunteers from a variety of community-based organizations, theaters, cultural centers, and museums

Cost: Free

Registration required. To complete your free registration form, go to:

Facilities and parking are wheelchair accessible. Perfumes or scented lotions are not permitted.  For questions or to request accommodations, please contact Sherry Shirek 701-781-3055 or

Sponsored in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board

Doing, Collaborating & Attending: Resources to Expand Arts Participation by Artists and Non-Artists with Disabilities

Craig Dunn, Executive Director of VSA Minnesota, will be at the Arts Expo on Saturday, April 28 and will be speaking at 11:00  about how the organization helps people with disabilities participate in the arts both as artists and as arts consumers.  His presentation will  benefit both artists and arts administrators with and without disabilities by showing examples of collaboration, inclusion, accommodation and access.  Handouts will be available and questions will be encouraged and welcomed. Craig will be available throughout the event to discuss these issues.

Saturday, April 28

11:00 am

Ralph Engelstad Arena Dakota Room

Thief River Falls

Put both of these events on your calendar!

Summer Arts Camps 2018 at North Dakota Museum of Art

Summer Art Camps 2018 
Online Registration Opens
Monday, April 16 at 9 am
Registration is Online Only
Become a $50 Household Museum member
before registration 

to receive the member camp rate
or by calling the Museum at 701-777-4195.
Ann Nicole Nelson Scholarship Fund
Providing scholarships to new Americans through the Grand Forks Global Friends Coalition.
Mary Froelich Scholarship Fund
Providing scholarships to families in need.
Scholarships are limited. If interested, please send an email to Matthew Anderson at
All camps end with a pizza party generously provided by:
Eleven Fun-Filled Camps

“Books that Pop”
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 8 and older
June 11 – 15
Members $175
Non-members $200
Science meets Art! Use your imagination and engineering skills to create a world that literally jumps off the page… Pop-Up books. Design stories to fill the pages of your very own book.
Anna is a professional artist, art instructor, and North Dakotan. She has taught multiple adult and children’s art workshops for the past 15 years. She is currently an artist for the North Dakota Council on the Arts and a practicing artist. Anna believes everyone should have the opportunity to experience and create art.

“Drawn to Paint
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 6 to 13
June 18 – 22
Members $175
Non-members $200
We are going to draw and paint our hearts out! Delve into the joy and wonders of 2-D materials. Working from life and sketches you’ll develop your own body of art works during this one-week camp.
Mollie Douthit is a painter who resides in Grand Forks. She is a figurative painter who works on an intimate small scale. She has been the recipient of multiple international painting awards and was the 2017 Art Maker for the NDMOA’s Art Makers series, generously underwritten by Dr. William Wosick.

“Story in a Box: 
A Cranky Theater
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 6 to 13
June 25 – 29
Members $175
Non-members 200
Turn make-believe into scenes with characters! Create your own fables, fairy tales, and fictions using methods and materials from the past and present. By the end of the week we’ll present our puppets and crank out a 3-act story.
Martha Keifenheim is an artist and art instructor who has taught children in Grand Forks through Artwise art classes, Girl Scout programs, and Summer Camps. She currently teaches art at Sacred Heart High School. Her favorite art mediums are paint, paper, and clay, and she is a fan of the Heart of the Beast puppet theater in Minneapolis.

“Art and Sign
Camp 4
9:00 – 11:00 am
Camp 5
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Ages 3 to 6 with Guardian
July 2 and 3
Members $30
Non-members $40
Enjoy a summer camp where you can have fun crafting, singing, and learning sign language. Every art project will be related to a song. Every song will teach you some sign language!
Ligia Feo de Drago is from Argentina. In her country, she worked as a music teacher in public schools and music academies and as a violist in numerous orchestras. Currently, she directs a violin and viola studio at Arioso Music Academy, plays in the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and teaches at Central High.

“Guitar Lab”
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 8 and older
July 5 and 6
Members $100
Non-members $120
You have two days to construct your own guitar from beginning to end! The guitar kits are high quality cardboard and wood construction. You get the pieces… now let’s put them together!

Ligia Feo de Drago is from Argentina. In her country, she worked as a music teacher in public schools and music academies and as a violist in numerous orchestras. Currently, she directs a violin and viola studio at Arioso Music Academy, plays in the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and teaches at Central High.

“Project Picasso”
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 6 to 13
July 9 – 13
Members $175
Non-members $200
Explore some of the different styles and mediums used by Pablo Picasso. We’ll be creating drawings, paintings, collages, prints, and sculptures while investigating Picasso’s “Blue” and “Rose” periods.

Gabrielle Walberg is a recent visual arts graduate from the University of North Dakota. She is dedicated to working with many age groups, both academically and creatively. Gabrielle has a love for all art forms but especially enjoys painting, drawing, and printmaking.

“New York City
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 6 to 13
July 17 – 21
Members $175
Non-members $200
Explore the city of New York, its landmarks, and the artists that lived and worked there. We’re going to design our own skyscrapers, look at Keith Haring’s graffiti, revamp the Statue of Liberty, and much more.

Sheila is committed to providing exceptional art experiences to the children of Grand Forks through her numerous classes and workshops at the Museum and in the community. You may also know her through the ArtWise “Artist in the Classroom” program where she is a favorite of students.

“Destruction and Creation”
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 6 to 13
July 23 – 17
Members $175
Non-members $200
“Not sure what we are going to do. As usual, the children as ever will guide me from failure to success. Did we do unicorns yet? Yippee!”
– Adam Kemp

Adam, from England, earned his MFA at the University of North Dakota. Having made Grand Forks his second home, he is one of the best advocates for the arts in this community. Adam’s camps are so exciting there are no words for what is created – in fact, we often surprise ourselves by what we do!

“From Landscapes 
to Mindscapes”
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 6 to 13
July 30 – August 3
Members $175
Non-members $200
Adventure through observation and memory by painting and drawing in the open air (plein air) and inner landscapes the way artists have done from past to present.
Pirjo Berg is an artist living in Grand Forks. She started painting as a child and got her BFA in the School of Art and Media in Tampere, Finland. She has been teaching painting at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle and the North Dakota Museum of Art. Now she is working with ArtWise.

“Surrealism and You”
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 10 and older
August 6 – 10
Members $175
Non-members $200
Campers will discover new ways to interpret and create art, make new friends, and have fun. You’ll learn about the Surrealists and how they used the power of their dreams to create fantastic images.
Payton Cole is a mixed media artist focusing on surrealistic themes within her art making practice. She recently earned a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of North Dakota. Currently she is showing work in the Midwest area and traveling for inspiration.


Pottery Class in Fosston — Register Today

Lisa C. Mathieson will be teaching a pottery class

Friday April 6 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Fosston High School Art Room

The FCLAA is excited to announce a class open to the community and taught by talented artist, Lisa Mathieson.  The class will be held on Friday, April 6, from 6:30-8-30 pm, at the Fosston High School art room.  There will be a nominal fee of $10 to learn, observe and create from this artist.  Lisa will bring up some porcelain and demonstrate different methods of working with clay including throwing on the wheel, also utilizing the new slab roller at the high school to make tiles.  If time permits, she will also teach anything else those in the class would like to learn.  Lisa’s website is

To register go the FCLAA website and find the class on the “Events” page.  For questions, contact Bonnie Stewart at (218) 280-9176.  Class size is limited, so register quickly!

Lisa’s beautiful work will be displayed in the Sorenson Gallery from April 9-May 16, with a reception on Monday, April 9, from 5 PM-6:30 PM, where you can meet this talented artist and view many of her lovely pieces of ceramic and porcelain.  Refreshments will be served.

One Day Memoir Writing Workshop in Shevlin

Clearwater County Historical Society offers a one-day writing workshop with Angela Foster March 21


Do you have a memory that shimmers in your mind? One that begs to be written? Do you find it difficult to get started? Through the use of prompts and free writes during this workshop you will get those memories on paper. We’ll talk about the basics of memoir and the details that bring them to life. You’ll leave this class with at least three works in-progress and ideas for many more.

Instructor: Angela Foster teaches memoir at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Nonfiction from Pine Manor College in Boston, MA.

Date: March 21st Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: The History Center in Shevlin

Fee $25.00

Deadline to sign up is March 17th

Payable to Clearwater County Historical Society

PO Box 241 Bagley MN 56621