Skipping a spring break vacation this year? Send your child to play with clay every day of the week. This class is open to third- through sixth-graders and provides the opportunity to handbuild and glaze clay artwork. Bring a bag lunch every day. Register online.
Arts & Performance
This five-week class is one step up from a beginner class, for those who have supplies but are seeking more direction in technique. Marian Alstad, who has been teaching at Edina Art Center for 29 years, will lead the class.
To mark Genocide Awareness Month, Edina hosts a series of programs on human rights. The first part of the series, Days of Remembrance, will include the play Upstanders: Ten Who Dared, based upon resistance music during the Holocaust. The play follows the stories of Sophie Scholl, a young German who was influential in White Rose, a youth resistance movement.
The Edina Chorale holds its winter concert works by Bach and Handel. Thomas Paulson continues to lead the way as both music director and conductor. The Edina Chorale boasts a large number of diverse voices, with members ages 20 to 70. This baroquefest will transport you to Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The work of Minnesota soda clay artists will be on display. Soda glazing is a relatively new technique in ceramics. This exhibition will highlight some of Minnesota’s most talented artists, all of whom are practicing this new method.
The Italian Cultural Center is pleased to extend an invitation to attend its 6th annual Italian Film Festival. In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, the ICC will bring prominent contemporary Italian feature films to the Twin Cities.
This workshop is designed for all skill levels. Expert Kristin Pavelka will teach techniques for throwing mugs, cups, bowls and olive dishes as well as making spoons and scalloped-edge dishes. Pavelka will also demonstrate her glazing technique for pots. Each participant can make their own piece of pottery. Please bring pottery tools for throwing and brushes. 952.903.5780.
Join author Robin Oliveira to discuss her latest book, I Always Loved You: A Novel. Oliveira is a New York Times bestselling author, and this work is destined to be a great read. Based on painter Edgar Degas’ romance in Paris, it’s a romantic book that takes readers back in time. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 952.920.0633.
Take time out of your Saturday for two weeks to make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a special someone. The first session will include creating a clay heart project; in the second, you’ll add a red glaze. This homemade gift is a great way to show someone you love them! Embrace your inner artist and stop by for this program, which will be taught by Grace Pass. 1–8:45 p.m. 952.903.5780.
This program gives readers an opportunity to chat with an author and ask questions about the writing process and the writer’s work. This month, Mary Logue will be in the studio. Logue is a Jane of all trades, having written mysteries, memoirs and poetry (she’s also an expert rug-maker). 952.903.5780.