Fall 2019 Learning Opportunities @ the Cultural Center in New York Mills

Check out our lifelong learning opportunities below! As workshops happen, we will move them to the bottom of this post. If you see something interesting, give us a call at 218-385-3339 to register! Pre-registration is super helpful in terms of planning, especially when minimums are required to hold the workshop.

We look forward to learning with you this Fall/Winter at the Cultural Center!


December 2019

Beginning Needle Felting with Cheryl Bannes:
Saturday December 14, 10am-1pm

Must pre-register.
Maximum participants: 8; Minimum required: 4
$20 for members / $25 for non-members

Learn the basics of needle felting while making a small felted creature!

All materials provided.





September 2019

Pop up workshop with Chris Marcotte:  Think like a Detective
Tuesday Sept 3: 6pm-7pm
FREE to attend

During the six years she has been writing, Marcotte has learned to dig and she will share with you some of the places she looks.

~ Are you at a dead end in your family genealogy?

~ Is there a family story that seems too odd to be true?

~ Or have you wondered about some event that might have made the newspaper a hundred years ago but don’t know where to start looking?

Join visiting artist Chris Marcotte on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, for this free community workshop.


Jewelry from Junk with Cheryl Bannes:
Wednesday September 18, 5pm-7pm
And Wednesday September 25, 5pm-7pm

Max participants 8
Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members

Join the fun as we use a variety of objects to make jewelry; paper, broken old jewelry, rocks, wire and who knows what else?!

Bring a sense of fun and adventure, along with some old broken jewelry, shells or rocks and we will see what type of beautiful jewelry you can make with all your odds and ends!



October 2019

Mosaics with Elizabeth Rockstad;
Saturday October 12, 10am-12pm

Update 10/11/19: This Mosaics workshop is now full.

Must pre-register.
Maximum number of participants: 10
$35 members / $40 non-members

A short, sweet and beautiful workshop!

Elizabeth will bring all the materials for you to create a small, one of a kind mosaic piece. Participants will have a variety of small shapes to choose from: cross, frame, etc.

You can view Elizabeth’s work on her website: http://www.studio413.org/



October/November 2019

Calligraphy for Christmas with Ruth Koehler:
Wednesday, October 30, 5pm-7pm
AND Wednesday, November 6, 5pm-7pm

Must pre-register.
Max participants: 15
$20 for members / $25 for non-member

This class focuses on the basics of calligraphy and will prepare you to make your own beautiful, one of a kind Christmas cards.

Bring a small nib calligraphy marker. All other materials supplied.



November 2019

Paint your own Barn Quilt with Cynthia Buchholz:
Sunday, November 10, 1:00pm- 4:30pm.

Must pre-register.
Max participants 14.
$80 members/$85 for non-members

Cynthia will guide you as you paint a Barn Quilt on composite aluminum that will be ready to hang when you get home.  A beautiful gift for your home or for somebody else.

All materials supplied!