Bring home the bacon this Thanksgiving weekend when you join artist Natalie Heiring of Glen Haven, Wis., for her first acrylic painting class at the Creativity Center. Wind down from the big meal by painting a cuddly, jolly pig, or bring your family for a fun bonding experience in our studio. No prior experience needed.
Cost is $40 per person and includes instruction and materials to create a 16x20 finished portrait of a pig.
Wheel Pottery Workshop Call to schedule a class!
Play in the mud with Guttenberg Gallery's house potter, Steve Solomon. Steve has taught many a first-time wheel thrower, and his years of experience give him something to offer potters of all levels.
Cost is $65 per person and includes instruction and materials for two finished pieces of pottery. Limit six students.
Herringbone Stitch Earrings Call to schedule a class!
Students will learn the herringbone wire weave and how to make a wrapped loop with instructor and Guttenberg Gallery artist Zanetta Hoehle. Using wire, create two pairs of earrings - one with a center bead and copper wire, and the other using sterling silver wire to create a leaf. Students will also learn to form a wrapped loop and how to attach ear wires. Other variations of this stitch will be discussed.
$35 includes instruction, supplies, and printed materials to be taken home. Limit 8 students. Call 563.252.2787 or email us to register.
Canvas Uncorked Call to schedule a party!
Guttenberg artist Molly Moser will guide participants through an acrylic painting and each student will leave with a finished work of art. Enjoy local wine and great company during Canvas Uncorked, held at the Creativity Center or at your location.
Learn to cut, fuse, and design your own glass night light, plate, vase or bowl! Cost depends upon chosen piece; price range is between $20 and $50. Class is suitable for beginners.
Wheel Pottery Call to schedule a class!
Learn basic techniques for throwing on the pottery wheel with our house potter Steve Solomon. Cost is $60 and includes two finished pieces.
Remember us for your private events! If you are interested in scheduling a private event, please call us at 563-252-2787 or click here for our events request form.
Couples Swing Class Saturday, June 4, 4-5:30 pm
Learn to swing just in time for wedding season! Instructor Miranda Beyer of Fusion DanceWorks in Edgewood will lead this couples course in swing dancing. Grab your favorite dance partner and meet us on the third floor of the municipal building in Guttenberg. Cost is $35 per couple.
Winter Break Workshops
Winter break workshops for ages 4th through 8th grade were held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
1:00 Kids on Canvas: Students will start and finish an 16x20 canvas acrylic painting. 2:00 Fairy Houses: Create an elaborate fairy house and garden from miniature bits and pieces. 3:00 Wheel Pottery: Take turns learning to throw pottery while classmates make sculptures. 4:00 Painting with Glass: Choose an image to recreate on glass with special glass paint.
Individual workshops are $20 each, or $65 for all four.
FILM PREMIERE AT THE RATHSKELLER: ABODE SOLO FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 7:00 PM
In anticipation of the 25th anniversary year of Home Alone, two young women with Guttenberg roots filmed a full-length reinterpretation of the 1990 holiday classic, playing almost every character themselves. Liz Smith and Kari Houghtelling filmed over a three-day weekend during the Polar Vortex of 2014, using Guttenberg as the backdrop for the majority of scenes.
About 140 people attended the red carpet premiere of this film, an event to honor Christmas, friendship, ingenuity, community, and family. The premiere was hosted by Shepherd Gallery and Creativity Center in the adjacent Rathskeller, the former location of the popular 1970s bar, on Friday, December 19.
7:00 pm Doors open for a red carpet entrance sure to be attended by paparazzi. Dress is semi-formal or holiday.
7:00 - 9:30 pm Reception featuring sparkly drinks, appetizers, and food from the movie. Activities will include Home Alone crafts, trivia, and an opportunity to meet the filmmakers and cast.
Film screenings were held at 8:00 and 9:30.
This event is free and open to the public! An offering will be taken to support the Creativity Center’s mission to bring art to youth. Please reserve your seat and one for a friend by Dec. 12 via message or post at www.facebook.com/abodesolo or email email@example.com or by phone at 563-880-9992
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Creativity Center's after school art program.
SUMMER CAMP Grades 4-6, July 7-10
Who are the ARTISTS in your neighborhood? Join us as we work alongside local artists as they teach us amazing techniques such as painting, sculpture, drawing and more. Take home masterpieces that you created or enter them into the Clayton County Fair. This camp run Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to Noon. Each camp is $20 for non-4H members or $10 for enrolled 4H members.
Limited to the first 15 participants. 4th -6th Grade
START ART We're bringing back our beginning art program for 3-5 year olds!
Start Art is a 5-week beginning art program for children ages 3-5. In each session, there will be five stations with various simple projects for children to experience. Your child will explore painting, sculpting, collaging, and more in a variety of unique ways.
Cost is $8 per class or $30 for all five sessions. Sessions meet 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays July 10 through August 6. Limit 12 students.
BEGINNING WOOD CARVING Roger and Judy Westemeier have been carving for a combined 40 years. They travel to craft shows every year, teach classes, and enter competitions. Roger has been teaching classes since 1999, when he began teaching at Boy Scout Camp CS Klaus and James Kennedy Public Library.
The pair will teach a Beginners Carving Class on Wednesday evenings July 23 through August 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Students will carve and paint a four-inch bear from a blank. Adults and children ages 12 and up are welcome to attend.
Cost is $40 and includes finished project and carving tools. Limit 10 participants.
October 11, 2013 November 15, 2013--Italian Night January 17, 2014--Meat & Potatoes February 2014--Cajun March 2014--Irish dinner April 2014 - Greek Dinner