Category Archives: Workshop

North Country Fiddle and Dance is back with a Concert and Dance!

Saturday, July 24 at 7:30 PM

Concert with Four Mile Portage from Duluth

East Grand Forks Heritage Center, 

219 20th St. N.E. East Grand Forks, MN

Traditional tunes full of energy and spirit, songs full of harmony and feeling, with clogging demonstrations sprinkled throughout the performance. The concert will be followed by a clogging workshop. Tom Maloney on banjo, guitar and vocals, and Brandy Forsman on fiddle, bass and vocals.

Donations at the door

For additional info visit their website at northcountrydance.org

Sponsored by North Country Fiddle and Dance and East Grand Forks Heritage Village, made possible in part by a grant provided by the  NW Minnesota Arts Council through funding from the MN State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. 

Interested in Writing a Play? Here’s a Workshop for you!

Workbench New Play Workshop

June 12-18

Have you ever wanted to write a play?  Do you have a story you want to tell?  Then, come check out the Workbench New Play Workshop.  Created by playwright/teacher Greg Paul, the Workbench is intensive and designed to guide a group of local writers through the process of writing their own, original, short play.  Participants will be led through a series of writing exercises facilitated by Greg and guest playwright/poet Melanie Goodreaux.  In the span of just 7 days, participants will go from a blank page to seeing their short play presented before a live audience.   The workshop is free and is open to any and all interested writers.  No playwriting experience is needed!  The Workbench will meet in the Park Rapids Armory and runs June 12th to June 18th.   For more information, contact:  info@northernlightopera.org

Virtual Legal Clinic Sponsored by Springboard for the Arts

There are a few slots open in Springboard’s virtual legal clinic on Tuesday, May 18 at 5:30 pm. Artists will receive a free 30-minute session with an attorney from Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts (MnLA) to have questions about nonprofits, estate planning, business organization, contracts, copyright and trademark answered. This is for individual artists or small arts organizations.

To sign up or for more information, click on the link below or reach out to Andy Sturdevant at (651) 294-0907 (call or text) or andy@springboardforthearts.org

https://springboardforthearts.org/events/virtual-legal-clinic-for-creatives/

Poetry Home Repair Online Class March 15- May 21

Although Ted Kooser’s book, The Poetry Home Repair Manual states on the cover that it is “practical advice for beginning poets,” the book has great lessons for poets at any level of experience. In this course, you will work through Kooser’s book chapter-by-chapter, gleaning the valuable lessons he has to impart, and practicing incorporating some of his “practical advice” into our own poems. Each week, there will be a handful of discussion questions drawn from that week’s assigned chapter, then a poem prompt related to that week’s topics. Each participant will come away from the class with a truckload of new ideas, new tools in their poetry toolbox, 10 new poem drafts and the feedback received on them from participants and instructor LouAnn Muhm to guide revision, and a new writing community with whom to share triumphs and struggles.

Poetry Home Repair (10 weeks): 
March 15-May 21,2021— $350

Registration deadlines: March 10. Ten spots available, first-come, first served. To register or for more information, email northbeachwriters@gmail.com or visit https://northbeachwritersretreat.com/poetry-home-repair/

In this class, you will be following along in The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser. It is necessary that you have the book (print or digital) in order to take the class.

Topics covered in this 10-week course include:

  • Week 1–Chapter 1:  Poet’s Job Description
  • Week 2–Chapters 2-3: Writing for Others and First Impressions
  • Week 3–Chapters 4-5: Don’t Worry About the Rules, Rhyming, and Prose Poems
  • Week 4–Chapter 6: Writing About Feelings
  • Week 5–Chapter 7: Can You Read Your Poem Through Your Poem?
  • Week 6–Chapter 8: Writing from Memory
  • Week 7–Chapter 9: Working with Detail
  • Week 8–Chapter 10: Controlling Effects Through Careful Choices
  • Week 9–Chapter 11: Fine tuning Similes and Metaphors
  • Week 10–Chapter 12: Relax and Wait

Black Lives Matter 12×12 Canvas Art Creation Zoom Workshop

Looking for a chance to create some art? Teaching Artist and NWMAC Showcase and Training Specialist Trey Everett led a Zoom workshop to inspire and guide you in creating a 12 x 12 canvas with the theme of Black Lives Matter. This canvas will then be included in the Black Lives Matter exhibit at NCTC in Thief River Falls.

When: Saturday, December 12 10:00 to 11:30 am.

Did you miss the Zoom workshop? We’ve got you covered. Trey has recorded a Zoom that you can watch at any time convenient for you. There’s a quick test video first and then the workshop begins.

Here is the Zoom link and passcode:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/81Y7D-aIkl8U1sZ0mX3Bpk_GjDaeEbg3VemnhPRr39_EcjhJ9JPxsSxotP9jBw5Z.Z99NzVuW4JyCcJM4

Passcode: V4!EP$z1 

Don’t consider yourself to be an artist? No problem! This is open for anyone who interested. No experience or skill needed! We can provide you with a canvas, too. You will be responsible for other art supplies used, like paint, pencil, collage, etc.

Artwork for the exhibit will need to be done by January 4 so there’s plenty of time to complete it! Email Trey to request a canvas and to RSVP! We will also be accepting other art and art forms for this exhibit. Reach out to Trey with any questions!  trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com or 218-280-4917.