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Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

Presser Tech Training

Wanted Tekkies!!!

Monday Jan  21, 2019
6:30 pm
@ Presser Arts Center

 

All of you, anyone, interested in learning the light board in the Main stage theatre, a Leprecon DMX is welcome to attend this one time training with
Jacob Lauer

Bring only yourself!
Free!
Dress Comfortably!

RSVP to Stephanie Kulas: 573-581-5592

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Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Mondays 1-2:30pm February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith


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Feb
5
1:00 PM13:00

Ceramics-Daylight

Ceramics -Daylight
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

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Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Ceramics-Evening

 Ceramics -Evening
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

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Feb
6
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Wednesdays 1-2:30pm February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith

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Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Mondays 1-2:30pm February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith


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Feb
12
1:00 PM13:00

Ceramics-Daylight

Ceramics -Daylight
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

Register Here

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Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Ceramics-Evening

 Ceramics -Evening
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

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Feb
13
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Wednesdays 1-2:30pm February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith

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Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Mondays 1-2:30pm February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith


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Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

Register Here

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Feb
19
1:00 PM13:00

Ceramics-Daylight

Ceramics -Daylight
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

Register Here

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Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Ceramics-Evening

 Ceramics -Evening
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

Register Here

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Feb
20
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Wednesdays 1-2:30pm February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

Register Here

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Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Mondays 1-2:30pm February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith


Register Here

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Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

Register Here

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Feb
26
1:00 PM13:00

Ceramics-Daylight

Ceramics -Daylight
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

Register Here

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Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Ceramics-Evening

 Ceramics -Evening
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

Register Here

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Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Wednesdays 1-2:30pm February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

Register Here

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Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Mondays 1-2:30pm February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith


Register Here

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Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

Register Here

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Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Beading

Beading
Mondays 6:30-8 (4 sessions) March 4, 11, 28, 25 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Sandy Benn

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Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Ceramics-Daylight

Ceramics -Daylight
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

Register Here

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Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Ceramics-Evening

 Ceramics -Evening
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

Register Here

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Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Wednesdays 1-2:30pm February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith

Register Here

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

Register Here

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Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Mondays 1-2:30pm February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith


Register Here

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Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

Register Here

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Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

Beading

Beading
Mondays 6:30-8 (4 sessions) March 4, 11, 28, 25 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Sandy Benn

Register Here

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Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Ceramics-Daylight

Ceramics -Daylight
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

Register Here

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Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Ceramics-Evening

 Ceramics -Evening
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12
Agnes Varis Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This beginning level ceramics class will focus on learning how to mold and shape clay using basic methods of construction using slab and pinch pot techniques to create fun and useful projects. Including a small dish, decorative cross, a vase, and a closed container.
Taught by Vickie Barker

Register Here

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Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Wednesdays 1-2:30pm February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith

Register Here

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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

Register Here

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Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

Register Here

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Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Beading

Beading
Mondays 6:30-8 (4 sessions) March 4, 11, 18, 25 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Sandy Benn

Register Here

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

Register Here

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Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

Register Here

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Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Beading

Beading
Mondays 6:30-8 (4 sessions) March 4, 11, 18, 25 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Sandy Benn

Register Here

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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

Register Here

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Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Jeweled (Repurposed Jewelry)

Re-Jeweled (Repurposed Jewelry & Wire Wrapping)
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm (4 sessions) April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC

This class will show you the art of taking ordinary things (buttons, baubles, old costume jewelry) and “Re-Jeweling” it to make something new and beautiful to wear!
Instructor: Dana Keller

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Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Jeweled (Repurposed Jewelry)

Re-Jeweled (Repurposed Jewelry & Wire Wrapping)
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm (4 sessions) April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC

This class will show you the art of taking ordinary things (buttons, baubles, old costume jewelry) and “Re-Jeweling” it to make something new and beautiful to wear!
Instructor: Dana Keller

Register Here

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Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Jeweled (Repurposed Jewelry)

Re-Jeweled (Repurposed Jewelry & Wire Wrapping)
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm (4 sessions) April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC

This class will show you the art of taking ordinary things (buttons, baubles, old costume jewelry) and “Re-Jeweling” it to make something new and beautiful to wear!
Instructor: Dana Keller

Register Here

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Jeweled (Repurposed Jewelry)

Re-Jeweled (Repurposed Jewelry & Wire Wrapping)
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm (4 sessions) April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC

This class will show you the art of taking ordinary things (buttons, baubles, old costume jewelry) and “Re-Jeweling” it to make something new and beautiful to wear!
Instructor: Dana Keller

Register Here

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Jan
9
9:00 AM09:00

Daylighter's Conference

What’s so great about ART? / Daylighters Conference 2019

The Benefits of Art on the Aging Brain

Presser Arts Center

 

This conference is geared toward daylighters…

 

Daylighter; noun | day-light-er | \`dā-līt-er\

Those in our population who are available during the "daylight" hours, looking for a vibrant relationship between creative expression and healthy aging.

 

 

Presser Arts Center is hosting a special 1day conference to explore the benefits of art on the aging brain and experience a sampling of the art classes available to daylighters on Wednesday, January 9th 2019(alternate weather date January 30th) from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 in advance / $7.00 at the door.

 

To open the morning, Presser Director, Lois Brace will share her experiences from the recently attended National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference on Creative Aging. Next, Presser Healing Yoga instructor, Lisa Snow, will lead the group in a sampling of her healing yoga class currently being offered at Presser. Then, speaking from first hand experience, Keynote speaker Maria Ojascastro will elaborate on the health benefits of engaging in the arts. Maria is a teaching artist for children and adults. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, studied in Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Maria has lead workshops for other educators, medical and mental health professionals, cancer survivors, and victims of trauma for the Center for Creative Arts, the Kemper Art Museum, the Cancer Support Community and other cultural, mental health, medical, and educational institutions both regionally and nationally. She has taught individuals with developmental delays, hearing impairments, significant medical conditions, dementia and learning disabilities, as well as typically developing and gifted students.

 

Following the lecture, there will be 3 mini break out classes to personally experience a few of the Daylighter classes that are currently available at Presser, including pottery, music and water color. After the mini classes there will be sharing and exchanging of ideas followed by refreshments and a time to visit in the gallery. An optional tour of our beautiful facility including the rich historical background will be offered from 1-1:30p.m. Fee for attending the conference is $5.00 in advance / $7.00 at the door. Register in person M-F 9-5, or by downloading and mailing form to Presser Arts Center.

 

 

Art’s Positive Effects

Gene Cohen, MD, PhD, director of the Center on Aging, Health & Humanities at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and the first researcher to conduct a national longitudinal study on the quality of life, found that the arts have a positive effect on health and illness as we age.

 

Such activities offer a wide range of benefits, including the following:

            Helpings individuals relax

            Providing a sense of control

            Reducing depression and anxiety

            Assisting in socialization

            Encouraging playfulness and a sense of humor

            Improving cognition

            Offering sensory stimulation

            Fostering a stronger sense of identity

            Increasing self-esteem

            Nurturing spirituality

            Reducing boredom

 

Additionally, expressive art exercises constitute innovative interventions to promote self-expression and improve communication with others.  (New York Times)

 

Presser Arts Center chosen to participate in the catalyzing creative aging program

Twenty nonprofit arts education organizations have been selected to participate in the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s Catalyzing Creative Aging Program, This multi-phase initiative, provided in partnership with Lifetime Arts, is designed to support the establishment of new, professionally led arts education programs for older adults that increase social engagement and mastery of one or more art forms.  Research shows that professionally led, arts education for older adults fosters positive aging.

 

Daylighters Art Program / Presser Arts Center

The Daylighters art program at Presser has been designed for our population that is available during the “daylight” hours, looking for a vibrant relationship between creative expression and healthy aging.  We are developing programs that explore this and build on this understanding.  Today, we can expect thirty more years of life than past generations – years that hold tremendous, but often untapped, potential for vitality and contribution.  As we age, our capacity for creativity increases.  We seek meaning and connection.

 

“Our mission is to inspire, entertain and education people in the arts by providing the finest venue, productions, and programs.  We also serve as a resource and gathering place for Mexico and the surrounding communities”

Mission Statement

 

Contact for registration: Stephanie Kulas / Annie Wimmer Smith

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Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

Junior Board Drop & Shop

Do you want to participate in the Downtown Square’s Wine & Dine? Do you have some Christmas shopping to get done?

The Presser Junior Board is going to have a “Drop & Shop” Thursday December 13th, 2018

The night will be broken up into 2hour increments.

4pm-6pm: $10 per child

6pm-8pm: $10 per child

or 4pm-8pm: $20 per child

There will be movies, crafts, and coloring available! Ages 5&up

No food will be provided.

Register Here

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Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Auditions for Our Town

This production will take place on the Main Stage

Performances will be April 11-14

There is no need to prepare a song or a monologue, although it may be helpful to be familiar with this play. You may be asked to interact with others at the auditions.


If you are not already familiar with this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, I am including a link to a version of the script you can read online and also a YouTube video of a 1988 production at Lincoln Center in New York.


There are parts available for people of all ages:


Stage Manager - The host and narrator of the play, this character (who can be male or female) controls and explains the action on the stage. This character has several very long monologues, so the actor cast in this role must be very good at memorizing lines.

Dr. Gibbs (male, age 40-60) - The town doctor and a Civil War expert, he is the father of one of the two families around which the story is built.

Mrs. Gibbs (female, age 40-60) - Dr. Gibbs's wife, the mother of George and Rebecca, who struggles with an unfulfilled desire to see more of the world. She also sings in her church choir.

Mr. Webb (male, age 40-60) - The editor of the town newspaper who is the father of the other family around which the story is built.

Mrs. Webb (female, age 35-50) - Mr. Webb's wife, the mother of Emily and Wally and a member of the choir at her church.

George Gibbs (male, age 16-30) - The son of Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs. He is popular and athletic, though not especially intellectual, and he eventually marries Emily Webb.

Emily Webb (female, age 15-30) - The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webb. She is brilliant, popular, and forthright, and she eventually marries George Gibbs. This character is the focus of the play and demands an actress who can convey deep emotions.

Rebecca Gibbs (female, age 12-25) - The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs and George's younger sister.  This is a smaller role, but includes an important scene with George in Act I.

Wally Webb (male, age 10-20) - The son of Mr. and Mrs. Webb and Emily's younger brother. This is a smaller role.

Mrs. Soames (female, age 50-??) - A member of the Congregational Church choir, she is gossipy and emotional and has a significant impact on Acts II and III.

Simon Stimson (male, age 40-??) - The organist and choir director at the Congregational Church, he is an alcoholic and a man deeply unhappy with life in a small town.

Howie Newsome (male, age 25-??) - The town's friendly milkman, who appears in each of the play's three acts.

Constable Warren (male, age 30-??) - The town's policeman, who has a few lines in each of the play's three acts.

Joe Crowell, Jr. (male, age 12-20) - Delivers the town's newspapers in Act I and Act III.  This is a small part, with few lines.

Si Crowell (male, age 12-20) - Joe's younger brother who deliver's the town's newspapers in Act II. This is a small part, with few lines.

Sam Craig (male or female, age 25-40) - Emily Webb's cousin who has left Grover's Corners, but returns for the events in Act III. This character only appears in Act III, but engages in an important conversation with Joe Stoddard.

Joe Stoddard (male, age 30-??) - The town's undertaker.  Only appearing in Act III, his few lines are crucial to bringing home the play's themes.

We will also be casting up to a half-dozen unnamed townspeople, some of whom will have a few simple lines.

I plan to begin rehearsals on January 7 and to rehearse each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between the first read-through and April 4th.  Performances are currently planned for April 12-14, but we may add a weekend.  Please come to the audition prepared to let us know what dates from January to April you would not be available for rehearsal.

I cannot say how excited I am to be directing this production and I look forward to seeing you at auditions in a couple of weeks!

Sincerely,
Dave Roland

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Dec
11
1:00 PM13:00

"Love in the Land of Dementia"

“Love in the Land of Dementia” Presented by Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin

Sponsored by SSM Health and Presser Arts Center

Tuesday December 11: 1PM-3PM

Presser Arts Center: 900 South Jefferson St., Mexico MO 65265

RSVP by Dec. 7 by calling Presser Arts Center at 573-581-5592

Door Prize and light refreshments will be provided.

Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin are writers and performers with a special interest in Alzheimer’s. Their stories are intergenerational and deal with the complex issues of loss and change, flexibility and acceptance and celebrating the moments.

Their performance is an expressive, tandem reading of personal stories that help people understand, connect with and appreciate the process of Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s patient. Caregivers, family members, friends, nursing home staff, health care professionals, spiritual leaders, lay ministers and congregants have all benefited from listening to their programs.

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Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Auditions for Our Town

This production will take place on the Main Stage

Performances will be April 11-14

There is no need to prepare a song or a monologue, although it may be helpful to be familiar with this play. You may be asked to interact with others at the auditions.


If you are not already familiar with this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, I am including a link to a version of the script you can read online and also a YouTube video of a 1988 production at Lincoln Center in New York.


There are parts available for people of all ages:


Stage Manager - The host and narrator of the play, this character (who can be male or female) controls and explains the action on the stage. This character has several very long monologues, so the actor cast in this role must be very good at memorizing lines.

Dr. Gibbs (male, age 40-60) - The town doctor and a Civil War expert, he is the father of one of the two families around which the story is built.

Mrs. Gibbs (female, age 40-60) - Dr. Gibbs's wife, the mother of George and Rebecca, who struggles with an unfulfilled desire to see more of the world. She also sings in her church choir.

Mr. Webb (male, age 40-60) - The editor of the town newspaper who is the father of the other family around which the story is built.

Mrs. Webb (female, age 35-50) - Mr. Webb's wife, the mother of Emily and Wally and a member of the choir at her church.

George Gibbs (male, age 16-30) - The son of Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs. He is popular and athletic, though not especially intellectual, and he eventually marries Emily Webb.

Emily Webb (female, age 15-30) - The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webb. She is brilliant, popular, and forthright, and she eventually marries George Gibbs. This character is the focus of the play and demands an actress who can convey deep emotions.

Rebecca Gibbs (female, age 12-25) - The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs and George's younger sister.  This is a smaller role, but includes an important scene with George in Act I.

Wally Webb (male, age 10-20) - The son of Mr. and Mrs. Webb and Emily's younger brother. This is a smaller role.

Mrs. Soames (female, age 50-??) - A member of the Congregational Church choir, she is gossipy and emotional and has a significant impact on Acts II and III.

Simon Stimson (male, age 40-??) - The organist and choir director at the Congregational Church, he is an alcoholic and a man deeply unhappy with life in a small town.

Howie Newsome (male, age 25-??) - The town's friendly milkman, who appears in each of the play's three acts.

Constable Warren (male, age 30-??) - The town's policeman, who has a few lines in each of the play's three acts.

Joe Crowell, Jr. (male, age 12-20) - Delivers the town's newspapers in Act I and Act III.  This is a small part, with few lines.

Si Crowell (male, age 12-20) - Joe's younger brother who deliver's the town's newspapers in Act II. This is a small part, with few lines.

Sam Craig (male or female, age 25-40) - Emily Webb's cousin who has left Grover's Corners, but returns for the events in Act III. This character only appears in Act III, but engages in an important conversation with Joe Stoddard.

Joe Stoddard (male, age 30-??) - The town's undertaker.  Only appearing in Act III, his few lines are crucial to bringing home the play's themes.

We will also be casting up to a half-dozen unnamed townspeople, some of whom will have a few simple lines.

I plan to begin rehearsals on January 7 and to rehearse each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between the first read-through and April 4th.  Performances are currently planned for April 12-14, but we may add a weekend.  Please come to the audition prepared to let us know what dates from January to April you would not be available for rehearsal.

I cannot say how excited I am to be directing this production and I look forward to seeing you at auditions in a couple of weeks!

Sincerely,
Dave Roland

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Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Ceramics-Session 2

Tuesdays 6 pm- 7:30 pm
Session 1: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9
Session 2: October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27
Agnes Varis Art Studio
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This class will focus on basic clay design and skills. Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of construction, decoration, vocabulary, as well as sculptural techniques.
Taught by Jina Deimeke

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Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Ceramics-Session 2

Tuesdays 6 pm- 7:30 pm
Session 1: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9
Session 2: October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27
Agnes Varis Art Studio
Cost is $150 including all materials.
This class will focus on basic clay design and skills. Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of construction, decoration, vocabulary, as well as sculptural techniques.
Taught by Jina Deimeke

Register Here

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