Adult/Teen Classes at the OAC

Wine & Design at the OAC - Visual Illusions - Landscapes

This exciting class is enjoyed by all levels of students! You will expand your visual self-expression and go home with a wonderful painting. You will learn how to create good design using depth, as you create visual illusions with watercolor and acrylics. Create texture that is both tactile and visual, an important element that will enhance your art. Your instructor will guide you through the easy steps! No experience necessary. All supplies (and a glass of wine) are included in the course fee). Additional refreshments may be purchased from the OAC. Students must be 21 years or older to register. You will leave with a colorful completed piece of art! Please bring an apron and a roll of paper towels to class. Registration deadline is one week prior. 

6:00 - 9:00 pm Friday
Sessions: 1 
Instructor: Dar Brooks 


Gelli printing is the newest trend yet! It has taken the mixed media world by storm! The ready-made silicone plates make it incredibly easy to create prints. You will learn quick stenciling and stamping techniques also. What a fun way to enjoy a day of art with friends. Dar gives individual attention, and inspires the create spark in each student. The class will learn how quickly they can print a multitude of prints and how to use them in many exciting ways! A little practice is all it takes to become a pro at printing with the colors of your choice. Completed prints will be collaged onto 12 X 12 canvas. Everyone will enjoy taking home their completed piece of unique art that won’ t need to be framed. Dar’s teaching style is spontaneous and easy going. So come and expect to have a great time! No experience needed.

10:30 am–3:30 pm Saturday
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Dar Brooks

Youth Classes at the OAC


Parents bring your children (+6 yrs and up) to learn how to make clay mythical creatures. Your instructor will go over the basic techniques to make successful three-dimensional figures out of clay, then students will have the opportunity to make their own creature. Think unicorns, dragons & phoenixes or make a creature straight from your own imaginations! Aprons will be provided, but wear clothes that can get clay on them and underglazes.

10:00 am–12:00 pm Saturday
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Karly Ohnstad


Students will make their own Pop Up Story Book based on different themes provided by the instructor. Various pop up and moving parts book techniques will be taught and they will then use them to create a story of their own to take home. Participant should bring scissors and a utility knife if they have one, but the instructor will have them available for use in the class.

9:00–11:00 am Tuesday–Thursday
Sessions: 3
Instructor: Stacy Billings

Authentic Art Youth Camp (Ages 8-14) 

Kids love this class! Their ideas, their colors, as they create authentic art. Dar will bring exciting new art projects. She will inspire individual students to create art at their level and progress to their next level while developing their artistic potential. There are no mistakes in this camp, and students will be encouraged to have the confidence to create art that is uniquely theirs. They will select an art project of their choice within each lesson category. Students will learn how to use different visual elements. They will explore design concepts using a wide array of art materials, including acrylics on canvas, crayons, inks and mixed media supplies. Techniques include drawing, sculpting clay, painting, printing, personal symbols, composition, and collaging. Dar facilitates a spontaneous, non-threatening class with exciting demos that makes each hour a new adventure. All levels welcome. Students need to wear paint clothes, and bring: paper towels, sketch book, bag lunch, two snacks, two beverages, sunscreen, and a jacket. Every hour is a new adventure in art. Questions? Please call Dar at 612-940-2094. 

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday-Thursday
Sessions: 3 
Instructor: Dar Brooks