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Rings of Fire Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making Workshop

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making Workshop

Sponsored by the North Dakota Museum of Art

July 29 – August 2, 2019
Ages 12 and older (yes, adults are already signing up for this workshop)9 am – 3 pm, Monday – Friday

$200 Museum Members, $250 non-members Register Online
Perfect for the novice and inspiring metalsmith. The class will explore the field of contemporary jewelry, and how to create unique, one of kind and/or conceptual pieces. You will be learning basic fabrication skills such as using a jeweler’s saw, drilling, filing, sanding, polishing, soldering, riveting, basic forming and color on metal techniques. You’ll be making rings, pendants, earrings and more.

All materials provided. 

The workshop is located in the Hughes Fine Arts Center on the UND campus.

Taught by Artist and UND Instructor: MALISSA KUZNICKI 
Malissa Kuznicki has 15 years of experience in the commercial jewelry industry. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been on the cover of Metalsmith magazine. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. Malissa currently teaches jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of North Dakota.

Visit the North Dakota Museum of Art website here for more info.

Accessibility in the Arts Workshops Available Across the State

VSA Minnesota, the statewide organization whose mission is to create a community where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in and access the arts will be closing its doors at the end of September.  This will mean that the “one-stop shop for arts access” for which the organization has been known will no longer be around.  Therefore, over the next nine weeks, Craig Dunn, the Executive Director of VSA, will be in five communities to do a final “brain download” of arts access and disability awareness information as a service to the state arts community.  He will be in the following five locations from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 17
Gremlin Theatre, Annex Building, Vandalia Crossing, 550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul  55114 
Tuesday, July 30 
St. Cloud Central Library, Bremer Community Room 104, 1300 W St Germain Street, St. Cloud 56301
Wednesday, July 31
Rochester Civic Music, Rochester Government Center, Conf. Rm. 104, 201 4th Street SE,  Rochester  55904-3778
Tuesday, August 13
Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes  56501
Tuesday, August 20 
Reif Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Drive, Grand Rapids  55744   

The workshops will be designed to share accessibility and disability information that has been collected, compiled and developed by VSA Minnesota staff over the past 33 years and to answer questions about audience accommodations, disability etiquette and emerging trends in the field of arts access.  Electronic resource lists, internet links and suggestions of people to contact will be made available to all attendees at the three-hour gatherings.  They will also provide light refreshments at each location.

The target audience is arts administrators, board members and any others interested in access to the arts for people with disabilities.  There is no charge to attend but, so that they know how many might attend and so that they can meet the various communication needs of participants, they will ask that people provide them with the responses to the following three questions:

  1. What is your name & what organization(s) do you work/volunteer with?
  2. Which workshop will you be attending (St. Paul, St. Cloud, Rochester, Detroit Lakes, Grand Rapids)?
  3. Does your participation require an ASL interpreter, a deaf/blind interpreter, or Real-time captioning (CART)?

These workshops are supported by a services grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to assist them in transferring their organizational knowledge to the Minnesota arts community.

Should you have any questions about these presentations, email or call Craig Dunn at the numbers below.

Craig J. Dunn
Executive Director
VSA Minnesota
528 Hennepin Av  Suite 305
Minneapolis, MN   55403

Mn Artists Training Workshop in Bemidji

Mn Artists Training Workshop

Mn Artists will visit Bemidji for a lively workshop and discussion on artists’ participation in digital communities. They will review how to best use Mn Artists’ online professional development tools, recommended for artists who want to improve their online presence and connect to more opportunities, communities, and conversations, both locally and regionally.

Mn Artists is home to art, writing, opportunities and conversation, online and off, by, for and about Midwestern artists working in every discipline. A program of the Walker Art Center, Mn Artists is dedicated to improving the quality and national visibility of regionally-rooted art, artists and cultural dialogue through a dynamic online community, responsive arts journalism, and by giving artists access to, and connections with, collaborators, influencers and the public.

Wednesday April 25

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Watermark Art Center Education Room

505 Bemidji Ave N

This event is free and open to the public, but you must register online here.

For more information please email: info@mnartists.org


Workshop: Adventures in Illustration

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council proudly presents:



Illustrator Nicholas Jackson

“Christmas in Bemidji” Cover: Nicholas Jackson

Cost: $15

Date: Monday, August 10

Time: 1:30 – 4:30

Location: NWMAC Office Conference

109 S. Minnesota St.

Warren, MN 56732


According to his website, Nicholas is a Minnesota-based illustrator who enjoys creating “fantastical stories, where each piece is a new adventure.”

“Flowers in Her Hair” : Nicholas Jackson

His clientele includes, Harpers Collins Publishers, Oxford University Press, National Geographic, Barbie and more.

During this workshop, attendees will walk through the creative process with Nicholas Jackson from concept to finished painting.  Nicholas talks about his life, how he got into art and what drives him to illustrate.  He also talks about the life of a commissioned illustrator and how that differs from that of a fine artist.

Nicholas will take attendees through the fundamentals in digital painting over a traditional medium in what he calls, “Digital Trickery.”

The next portion of the workshop he’ll discuss various practical aspects of the illustration profession such as accounting, advertising, how to find work, how to price work, how to work on projects you enjoy, and the importance of personal projects.

Nicholas then walks attendees through the creation of a basic illustration, from sketch to painting.

The rest of the workshop is a “Q&A.”

To find out more, visit his website by clicking on the link below:


Please fill out the form below to submit your registration.  Payment can be mailed in to our offices before the class or by calling:

(218) 745-911 or (218) 230-0035

or emailing: tmjacobson16@gmail.com

(Attendees traveling outside a 50 mile radius who live within our  7 County Service Area may be eligible for mileage reimbursement, please enquire if you qualify.)


Healing Through Art Training Workshop

IMG_0900Trey Everett of Crookston, Minnesota will be hosting an ‘Instruct the Instructor’ Event at three different locations through out the summer.

Trey applied for a grant through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council and was awarded funds to create this program.  The program will consist of explaining and training participants to effectively teach and lead their own ‘Healing through Art’ programs.



Have you ever wanted to help others by hosting a “Healing though Art” workshop?  Have you felt that you have been called to help others but you don’ t know how, don’t think you can or don’t think you have a talent for it?  Then this is the workshop for you!

“Healing through Art” is a curriculum based series of classes that will help you build a steady clientele and help others heal by using simple art techniques.

There will be hands on training, ways on how to budget this type of program, and various options you can choose to make a weeks long course or a one day event.  Anyone and everyone can do this!  And best of all…IT’S FREE!

healhandTrey says, “If you are a teacher, health or human services worker, hospice worker, care giver, assisted living or nursing home staff, library staff, public and private educator, lay worker, pastor, or if you are just interested in helping others become more healthy in body, mind, and spirit through creativity then this training workshop is for you.”



JUNE 28, 2014 10:00-3:00


JULY 26, 2014 10:00-3:00


AUGUST 23, 2014 10:00-3:00.

COST: $0.00

Space is limited and registration is appreciated!  Please call Trey at (218) 280-4917

email: trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com

This workshop is funded in part through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.