Adult Classes at the OAC


Attention Potters! The Arts Center will have a RAKU firing on Friday, August 3. The firing will start at 7 PM and go until the firings are finished. The cost of the workshop is $10. Your clay pieces must be bisque fired before being RAKU fired.

The deadline to register is Friday, July 20. Phone the Arts Center to register: 507-451-0533.

Raku is an ancient and exciting process. When the clay piece is a red glow and the glaze begins to flow, the piece is removed from the kiln and placed in an environment with combustibles and the magic begins. (Please note: RAKU fired pottery is not food safe.)


Dar will guide you through the easy steps to creating your own unique landscape painting on canvas. Each student will select their own color choices. No experience necessary. All supplies (paint, canvas, brushes and a glass of wine are included in the course fee) . Additional refreshments may be purchased from the OAC. Students must be 21 yrs or older to register. You will leave with a colorful completed piece of art! Please bring an apron. Registration deadline is one week prior.

August 10
6 - 9 pm Friday
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Dar Brooks


There’s no right or wrong way to do this hot new art technique! The process is simple and fun! The more you print, the more variety, depth, and interest you create. You will enjoy mono printing on the gelli plates. The gratification is immediate and you will learn the many ways the prints can be used. You will be collaging your unique prints on to a 12” x 12” canvas. Please bring the following with to class: beverages, lunch, a 12” ruler, and scissors. All other supplies are included in the course fee. Please register one week prior to class date. Dar Brooks is an award winning multi-media artist. She teaches classes and workshops in art, creativity, creative visualization, personal growth and transition, to adults and children. For more information visit

August 11
10 am - 4 pm Saturday
Instructor: Dar Brooks


Join us for a free introduction to clay on the wheel and try your hand at making a bowl for the Rachel’s Light women's shelter fundraiser in October. More information to follow.

August 25
10 am - noon Saturday

Open studio for members

Arts Center members, this is your opportunity to be creative and use the studios for your projects (clay, painting, etc.). Open Studio is on Wednesdays from 5 to 9 pm. You must arrive before 7 pm, otherwise the doors will be locked. Bring your own materials, except you must purchase the clay through the Arts Center.

Youth Classes at the OAC

Please check back for more youth classes.