Afton's Old School Art Studio

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Thursdays, May - October, 1-5pm,  Adults  

This is your time to catch up on those unfinished projects or to start a new one  Studio time is free.  There will be no formal instruction.  If you would like to start a project with one of our instructors your cost begins at as little as $10.00 depending on selected item.  This Open Studio is for Adults only unless pre registered.

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Recommended donation $10

Intro to Oil Painting with Derk Hansen

Have you ever wanted to learn to paint with oils, but were afraid to try?
This is the class for you!

Derk Hansen's fun, helpful, energetic class is the place to learn some basics and build your confidence in creative expression while painting a strawberry.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 22, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Cost: $45.00
Registration: Call, come in or register here!

651-337-2948 Location: Afton's Old School Art Studio
15888 34th St. S. Afton Minnesota 55001

Description: Painting is a fun and expressive outlet for your creative energy and learning in an environment that is helpful and encouraging is important to your future artistic endeavors.
Derk, an internationally known wildlife, landscape, and still-life artist will get you started in this versatile medium, helping you to feel more confident.

Supply List: Supplies will be provided for this introductory class. 
If you prefer to bring your own supplies you will receive a $10 discount.

  • 11x14 Canvas
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Qt jar or can
  • non-odor brush cleaner
  • 1 # Wht Bristol Brush
  • 1 #00 Round brush
  • #4 Bristol flat
  • #8 Bristol flat
  • cadmium red medium
  • cadmium yellow light
  • cobalt blue
  • alizarin crimson
  • titanium white

Artful Apprentice ~ Frida Kahlo


Studying Frida

September 6, 13, 20,    6 - 9pm

$135.00  includes materials

Frida Kahlo is a fascinating study because of her fascinating life. Frida was not born an artist. She became an artist. At 6 years old she was diagnosed with Polio. Then in 1925 she was in a terrible accident and had to endure years of recovery and a lifetime of pain. It was during this time that she began a journey into the world of painting and journaling. During these 4 classes, you will learn about the personal and professional experiences of Frida Kahlo, complete a mixed-media journal using leather and other materials you will treasure for a lifetime.

Due to the graphic nature of her work and her life, this class is for adults only.

En Plein Air Beginner Oil Painting

The Redding Method ~ With Natalie Redding

"The Redding Method" is about dyeing and spinning fleece. Natalie Redding brings of variety of life experiences to the fiber arts community, but it is her experience as a scientifically educated shepherdess that elevates the craft of hand-spinning. You will spend two days dyeing and spinning in ways that emphasize the quality and character of the animal fibers.

Natalie is a well known figure in the fashion industry and internationally respected as a shepherdess. She has used her expertise and knowledge to develop revolutionary techniques in processing and dying of protein fibers.

Join us to learn from the best. August 19th, 20th, and 21st.

Natalie will hold an open to the public seminar "YOU HAVE NO COMPETITION" on

Friday Aug. 19th.

Come and hear Natalie talk about how you can set yourself apart form the rest. 

Then on the 20th and 21st, only a limited number of people will be able to attend the Dyeing and Spinning Classes on the 20th and 21st.

Mastering the Triangular Loom