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Preparing for Summer Fun

Posted by Kate on March 14, 2016 at 5:10 PM

Hi Everyone,

    The winter is slipping by so very fast. And, it is now time to start planning our summer schedule for Afton's Old School Art Studio. We will begin our 2016 season in the first part of May.

     But first, a little about our quaint village. Afton is nestled between the wooded bluffs and the scenic St. Croix River. Our historic main street of Afton features several unique shops that sell clothing, jewelry, antiques, plants, handmade gift items and more. There are several restaurants and a historic ice cream parlor. We are located just behind Squire House Garden Center, north of the park. Our Studio is a cozy unique place where artists of all ages gather to create, inspire and share with one another. Our main building is the original 2 room Afton school house built in 1867. It is made out of sandstone brick and cost the town $600.00 to build which they were quite proud of. We have a second building that was added somewhere around the 1950's. In the past several years we have created a beautiful little courtyard that is host to many art and music events where you can enjoy hours of relaxing fun.

    Below is our city and business association schedule of events so you may want to add these activities to your summer & fall calendar.....

  • Ultimate Girls night out in Afton will remain the 3rd Thursday of each month. Start time is 5 pm - 8pm. running from April thru October. sponsored by the Afton Area Business Association This year will encompass themed events. A theme schedule will be forthcoming.
  • Afton's Farmers Market was a huge success last year and will resume tentatively the third week in June.
  • Strawberry Festival, June 25 & 26
  • Art in the Park, September 24 & 25
  • Trick or Treat Trail, Oct 22

  • Holiday in the Village, December 2 & 3

This year the school house will host many class events and will include:

  • The Redding Method: Dying and Spinning with Natalie Redding
  • Oil Painting with Derk Hansen
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Glass Painting
  • En Plein Air Painting
  • Create your own Leather Art Journal with woven embellishments
  • Weekly Art Journaling
  • Triangular Shawl weaving
  • Mask Weaving
  • Create your own leather purse with Hand Spun Yarns
  • Studying Van Gogh
  • Studying Frieda Kahlo
  • Mosaic Alligator class
  • Beginning Stained Glass
  • Studying Frieda Kahlo

& much more.....

Please feel free to contact us for more information. Check back soon for updates!


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Reply Bobbi Delsing
3:23 PM on May 15, 2016 
Would love to take classes in weekly Art Journaling and Leather Art Journal. Any dates set yet??