Arts Classes & Crafts Classes

One of our core values here at Gallery La Crosse is to provide to the public Art Classes and Craft Classes which are convenient, affordable, and fun.

All of our Current Exhibitors are allowed and encouraged to offer Art Classes and Craft classes within their individual areas of expertise.

Most of these are single-session, "make & take" classes, some require attending two sessions to learn the new skills & techniques, and to complete the project.

See details of Classes below.

We welcome suggestions from the public for class ideas.

Calendar of Classes

NOTE; We are actively working on scheduling more classes,

adding more dates & new classes periodically...

so, check back often for more opportunities for fabulous learning opportunities with our wonderfully fun group of Artists.

Classes By Request

For Groups of 3 or More, What you want to learn & on Your Schedule!

Many of our exhibiting Artists & Crafters are willing to teach their

various skills to you, just haven't yet scheduled Classes

because they're not sure what the public wants to learn.

We now offer the service of matching your requests for particular

classes with exhibitors who are willing and able to teach them.

Groups of 3 or more students, so if you & 2 of your friends

can work out a date, we will schedule the class to suit you.

Most of these classes scheduled by your request will also be made available to the public; with a limit on the total number of students, though you may also request private lessons.

Call or stop in at Gallery La Crosse to schedule your Classes by Request.

Special Family Rates

For some Classes, a Special Family tuition rate

is listed for a Parent & Child pair...

We believe in promoting creative activities for families to share.

Many of our Instructors set their own "family rate", honoring Ann's personal policy of giving a 10% discount to each additional adult of a household (showing the same address on your ID's) for the Classes she teaches.

Ann also allows for more child enrollments from the same family, at 25% off the Class's original tuition rate, when a parent & child pair is already enrolled.

Recognizing that today's families take many forms,

this includes multi-generational and other non-traditional households.

Arts & Crafts Classes With Wine

"Paint & Pour" evenings out with friends are so much fun !

We would very much like to be able to serve up some Wine or

other beverages for you while you relax & enjoy our Classes...

Happily, if you wish to bring your own beverages (& snacks), you may feel free to do so, as long as you do not offer to share them with the general public.

We will gladly provide the glassware, plates, & napkins for you...

and an ice bucket if desired, just please, let us know a day ahead.

However, due to the City of La Crosse's Liquor Laws,

we cannot provide or serve the beverages for you.

Please, be aware for those Classes which involve power tools

& other sharp bladed tools, we will not allow any alcohol.

Register On-Line via Paypal system

We hope to soon be set up offering for on-line Class Registrations.

Until then, simply Register by visiting or calling to Gallery La Crosse.

Please, check back soon for complete details

& new Class dates.

Thank you.

Mosaics Childrens' Class

Dates Pending

Registrations forms will be available soon at Gallery La Crosse.

Presented by Carol Witt-Smith

This will be a class appropriate, fun, & safe for children,

yet fulfilling for adults.

Please, return soon for more information.

"Willow Weep" Tree of Life

Dates Pending & Will Schedule By Request For 3 or More Students

Presented by Sherry Michaelsen

Class Fee $9.00 per person, family rate available.

Bring, borrow, or buy basic wire-working tools, plus supplies.

(supplies list for personalized designs will be provided).

Call Gallery La Crosse at 608 - 782 - 4ART, or Sherry at 608 - 790 - 8816, to schedule this.

Further details will be posted here soon.

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Jewelry Making: Simple & Essential Skills

February 21, Sunday, Noon - 2 PM

March 22, Tuesday, 6 - 8 PM

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

In this fun make-and-take class; you will learn and use basic jewelry-making skills to create 2 pairs of Earrings and a simple Pendant Necklace (total retail value of jewelry is $30 to $45).

Student may select from several "kits" provided by the Instructor, designed to ensure that each of the essential skills is practiced in Class.

Great fun & relaxed opportunity to learn the basics for jewelry-making.

The techniques learned in this class will serve as an excellent foundation for all jewelry classes offered at Gallery La Crosse.

Though scheduled for 2 hours to provide a very relaxed learning atmosphere, most students will complete all 3 of their pieces of Jewelry in less time.

Instructor is very willing to consult with all students about their future projects, while first providing assistance to students who are still completing their class projects.

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Come and enjoy a relaxed setting of fun-filled learning.

Students should dress casual and may bring a snack and beverage which will not spill.

Class will be held in the handicap-accessible street level main Gallery.

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Enrollment is limited to 6 students, ages 10 & older.

(Parent required for students under age 14.)

Cost is $ 25 (or, $ 40 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

Each student must bring: their own round-nosed wire-working pliers, and chain-nosed pliers; both available at local crafts stores. If uncertain about what these are, please pop into Gallery La Crosse & take a look at one.

Gallery La Crosse does have a very limited number of Round-nose Pliers available for purchase.

Additional Jewelry "kits" are available for purchase directly from the Instructor.

Pre-Registration on-line or at the Gallery.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, pre-registered are always honored first.

Students canceling up to 5 days ahead of class date will be refunded, less a $ 5 processing fee.

Netted Stone Amulet

March 26, 2016; Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m.

April 14, 2016; Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

In this fun make-and-take class, you will learn and use basic wire-working skills to create an amulet-style pendant capturing a stone, & resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind necklace with or without embellishments.

Student may elect to use a seashell, rather than a stone for the basis of their Amulet.

Examples of these Amulets are available to view at Gallery La Crosse.

Great fun for all hand-crafters, jewelry makers,

SCA, & Renaissance re-enactors.

The techniques learned in this class will serve as a good foundation

if you are enrolling in a future "Viking Knit Bracelet" class.

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Come and enjoy a relaxed setting of fun-filled learning.

Students should dress casual and may bring a snack and beverage that will not spill.

Class will be held in the handicap-accessible street level main Gallery.

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Enrollment is limited to 8 students, ages 12 & older.

(Parent required for students under age 14.)

Cost is $ 20 (or, $ 30 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

Each student must bring their own round-nosed wire-working pliers, available at local crafts stores. If uncertain about what these are, please pop into Gallery La Crosse & take a look at one.

Gallery La Crosse does have a very limited number of Round-nose Pliers available for purchase.

Pre-Registration on-line or at the Gallery.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, pre-registered are always honored first.

Students canceling up to 5 days ahead of class date will be refunded, less a $ 5 processing fee.

Viking Knit Bracelet or Necklace

Chain-making Technique Dating To 850 AD Viking Culture

There are two Sessions for this class.

You may attend any date of your choice for Session 2, after you have had Session 1 with Ann.

You may combine Thursday & Saturday sessions, or take the two sessions several months apart, as you please.

Walk-ins are welcome; must arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, pre-registered are always honored first.

Presented Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

In this two-part class, you will learn the techniques for,

and complete, a Bracelet in the Viking Knit style.

This technology dates to the 8th Century AD and originated

in the far northern countries of Europe in the Viking culture.

Finished examples of these Viking Knit jewelry

pieces are available for viewing at Gallery La Crosse.

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Several options will be offered for your Bracelet, including: solid copper, solid brass, and assorted colored copper choices. For a Necklace, extra cost will be either $2.50 or $5, depending upon type of wire selected by the student.

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The prerequisite for Session2 is to have taken Session 1 with Ann.

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Prior to attending Session 2, you will work on your stitching at home, to be ready to comlete the assembly of your Bracelet or Necklace in the second class. Time required outside of class, between sessions, to complete your project is 2 to 3 hours for a Bracelet, or 7 to 12 hours for a Necklace, depending upon the length. If you get lost in the process, you will be welcome to pop into Gallery La Crosse for coaching from Ann, please allow time for this between attending to Gallery customers.

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Great fun for all hand-crafters, jewelry makers,

SCA, & Renaissance re-enactors.

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Come and enjoy a relaxed setting of fun-filled learning.

Students should dress casual & comfy, and may bring a snack and beverage that will not spill.

Class will be held in the handicap-accessible street level main Gallery.

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Enrollment for all Viking Knit Class Sessions is limited to 8 students, ages 12 & older.

(Parent required for students under age 14.)

Though scheduled for 3 hours, Class Time may extend to 4 hours, if students need extra help.

Each student must bring their own Round-nosed Wire-working Pliers, available at local crafts stores. If you have a Burnishing tool & fine Wire-cutters, please bring them. If uncertain about what these are, please pop into Gallery La Crosse & take a look at them ahead of the class date.

All essential materials for your Bracelet are included in the class fees, and will be provided by the Instructor, including the Mandrel & Draw-Plate which you will own. Gallery La Crosse does have a limited number of Round-nose Pliers available for purchase.

You may elect to bring various other materials to the second class session to complete a Bracelet or Necklace that is uniquely your own. Options for this will be covered in the first class session, and some of the optional materials will be available to purchase from the Instructor.

Pre-Registration on-line or at the Gallery.

Walk-ins welcome;

you must arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time,

and for classes with enrollment limits,

pre-registered are always honored first.

Students canceling up to 5 days ahead of class date will be refunded, less a $ 5 processing fee.

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Students who want to create a Necklace instead of a Bracelet may purchase the additional needed materials from the Instructor during the Session #1 class period.

(Per person, the cost for enough Wire to do a Necklace instead of a Bracelet is; $ 2.50 for Copper/Brass, or $ 5.00 for various colored ZebraWires.)

Gallery La Crosse now has a limited variety of high quality spooled wires (Jeweler's Bronze, Solid Copper, & various colors of ZebraWire) available for purchase, in the Arts & Crafts Supplies section of our Rustic Cellar.

Session 1

February 27, 2016; Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.

March 8, 2016; Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

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During the first class session, you will learn how to do the actual Viking Knit wire stitching technique.

Mandrel and wire will be provided to you during this session.

Cost is $ 55 (or, $ 75 for parent & child), and includes all essential materials.

Though scheduled for 3 hours, Class Time may extend to 4 hours, if students need extra help.

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Prior to attending Session 2, you will work on your stitching at home, to be ready to comlete the assembly of your Bracelet or Necklace in the second class. Time required outside of class, between sessions, to complete your project is 2 to 3 hours for a Bracelet, or 7 to 12 hours for a Necklace, depending upon the length.

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If you get lost in the process, you will be welcome to pop into Gallery La Crosse for coaching from Ann, please allow time for this between attending to Gallery customers.

Session 2

March 29, 2016; Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

March 19, 2016; Saturdays, 3 to 6 p.m.

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You will have adequate time to complete your Bracelet or Necklace, and visit with the Instructor about more design options in using your new skills.

Draw Plate & finishing materials will be provided to you during this session.

Cost is $ 15 (or, $ 25 for parent & child sharing one Draw Plate), and includes all essential materials.

Though scheduled for 3 hours, Class Time may extend to 4 hours, if students need extra help.

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Copper Creations ~ Birdfeeder & Hanger

March 8, 2016; Tuesday, 4 to 6 p.m.

April 23, 2016; Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m.

Orioles are here late Spring through early Autumn...

Are you ready?

These Feeders & Hangers also make really great Gifts.

For ages 13 & older (Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.)*

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

Ann has taught this fun class in various settings around the region over the past several decades. As an avid amatuer Ornithologist, long-time volunteer Naturalist, and Wisconsin Master Gardener, this artist will share techniques and knowledge with students of all ages.

Students will complete in class: one Birdfeeder & one Hanging Hook, and will go home with the skills to create more unique & different Copper Creations to follow their imagination.

Use and care of the Feeder, and information on

habitat enhancements to attract a wide range of

feathered friends will be covered in this class.

These "Jelly Feeders" may be used to offer other treats to birds, such as seeds, raisins, suet chunks, mealworms, etc.

They may also be used for Candle Lamps, details for doing this safely will be given in class.

Come and enjoy a relaxed setting of fun-filled learning.

Students should dress casual & comfy, and may bring a snack and beverage that will not spill.

Class will be held in the handicap-accessible street level main Gallery.

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Every student must bring:

Safety Glasses **

Leather Gloves **

(must fit you well, with full hand leather rather than just fingers)

Slip-joint Pliers

** These can be found at local Hardware & home improvement stores. All of these also will be useful for many other activities in life & for future class offerings.)

Instructor will supply all other essential materials & tools for learning the techniques.

If you have any questions, contact Ann at the Gallery at least one day ahead of the class date. (She has these tools, glasses, & gloves available to be seen at the Gallery, so you may pop in to view them before going shopping for them.)

**(For safety in working with glass under tension from heavy wire & tools, you must have the leather gloves & safety glasses to participate! Any student arriving without these will not be permitted to participate, will not receive a refund, though they will be permitted to observe the class from a distance of about 6 feet from the activity.)

Safety Glasses are now available to purchase in our Rustic Cellar.

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REGISTRATION DETAILS...

Cost is $ 22 (or, $ 35 per for parent & child), and includes all materials.

For ages 13 & older (Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.)

Pre-Registration on-line or at the Gallery.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, pre-registered are always honored first.

Students canceling up to 5 days ahead of class date will be refunded, less a $ 5 processing fee.

* Due to working with glass under tension, parents will need to accompany anyone under 18, as very rarely someone does get cut by broken glass in these classes (so far just one small cut in over twenty years of teaching this class, though several glasses have shattered in the classes).

Rustics Class #1

Basic Techniques for a Side Table or Small Bench

April 28, 2016; Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.

April 30, 2016; Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

In this class, you will be introduced to the essential basic types of joinery used in creating Rustic (& Primitive) Furniture.

This class is appropriate for ages 14 & up (under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent due to the use of bladed power tools).

You do NOT need to have any prior experience in using tools.

Class size is limited to 6 students.

Have you ever wanted create your own style of side table or a cute little bench to set upon in your garden, maybe for your cabin or patio?

Learn to utilize found & upcycled materials with a few simple construction techniques, and then put your imagination to work for fun & unique furnishings.

Students will need to decide at the time they register whether they wish to create a side table or a small bench.

ALL essential materials will be provided by the instructor, and each student will complete their own side table or small bench to take home at the end of the class.

If you have a particular piece of "character wood" that you wish to incorporate into your piece, you will need to have the instructor examine it a few days ahead of the class date to be sure that it will be suitable.

Each student MUST bring: their own good-fitting safety glasses.

(Safety Glasses are now available to purchase in our Rustic Cellar.)

Please, bring if you have them: a power drill, 3/4 inch drill bit (spade or forstner styles are good), leather gloves, sharp knife appropriate for whittling, hearing protection.

Instructor will have a limited number of these tools available; however, you will spend less time awaiting your turn to use them if you bring your own; and, if you own these tools & are not familiar with use of them, this class will be a good chance to get to know your own tools better.

Emphasis is put on Safety in the use of all equipment. Any student not willing to wear their safety glasses and follow safety instructions will not be permitted to continue.

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Enrollment is limited to 6 students, ages 14 & older.

(Parent required for students under age 18.)

Cost is $ 30 (or, $ 45 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

This class is held in the Rustic Cellar portion of Gallery La Crosse, which requires that all students be able to travel one flight of stairs down for the class & back up afterward.

Rustics Class #2

Wall Rack for Hats or Lightweight Things

Dates pending; Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. OR

Dates pending; Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m.

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

In this class, you will be introduced to Pegging, one of the essential basic types of joinery used in creating Rustic (& Primitive) Furniture.

This class is appropriate for ages 14 & up (under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent due to the use of bladed & power tools).

You do NOT need to have any prior experience in using tools.

Class size is limited to 6 students.

Have you ever wanted create your own Rustic or Primitive style of wall Rack for your home entry, or perhaps to hang your garden tools, maybe for your cabin to hold fishing rods?

Learn to utilize found & upcycled materials with a few simple construction techniques, and then put your imagination to work for fun & unique furnishings.

ALL essential materials will be provided by the instructor, and each student will complete their own Wall Rack (up to 3 feet wide) to take home at the end of the class.

If you have a particular piece of "character wood" that you wish to incorporate into your piece, you will need to have the instructor examine it ahead of the class date to be sure that it will be suitable.

Each student MUST bring: their own good-fitting safety glasses.

(Safety Glasses are now available to purchase in our Rustic Cellar.)

Please, bring if you have them: a power drill, drill bit assortment, leather gloves, sharp knife appropriate for whittling, hearing protection.

Instructor will have a limited number of these tools available; however, you will spend less time awaiting your turn to use them if you bring your own; and, if you own these tools & are not familiar with use of them, this class will be a good chance to get to know your own tools better.

Emphasis is put on safety in the use of all equipment. Any student not willing to wear their safety glasses and follow safety instructions will not be permitted to continue.

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Enrollment is limited to 6 students, ages 14 & older.

(Parent required for students under age 18.)

Cost is $ 20(or, $ 33 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

This class is held in the Rustic Cellar portion of Gallery La Crosse, which requires that all students be able to travel one flight of stairs down for the class & back up afterward.

Pre-Registration on-line or at the Gallery.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, pre-registered are always honored first.

Rustics Class #3

Freeform Wooden Wall Hooks

Dates pending; Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m. OR

Dates pending; Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

In this class, you will be introduced to Whittling & Countersinking, two of the basic skills used in creating Rustic (& Primitive) Furniture.

This class is appropriate for ages 14 & up (under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent due to the use of bladed & power tools).

You do NOT need to have ANY prior experience in using tools.

Class size is limited to 6 students.

Have you ever wanted create your own Rustic or Primitive style of wall Hooks for your home entry or kitchen, or perhaps to hang your garden tools, maybe for your cabin to hold fishing rods?

Learn to utilize found & upcycled materials with a few simple construction techniques, and then put your imagination to work for fun & unique furnishings.

ALL essential materials will be provided by the instructor, and each student will create & take home at least 2 Wall Hooks.

If you have a particular piece of "character wood" that you wish to incorporate into your piece, you will need to have the instructor examine it ahead of the class date to be sure that it will be suitable.

Each student MUST bring: their own good-fitting safety glasses.

(Safety Glasses are now available to purchase in our Rustic Cellar.)

Please, bring if you have them: a power drill, a #6 or #8 drill & countersink bit, leather gloves, sharp knife appropriate for whittling, hearing protection.

Instructor will have a limited number of these tools available; however, you will spend less time awaiting your turn to use them if you bring your own; and, if you own these tools & are not familiar with use of them, this class will be a good chance to get to know your own tools better.

Emphasis is put on safety in the use of all equipment. Any student not willing to wear their safety glasses and follow safety instructions will not be permitted to continue.

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Enrollment is limited to 6 students, ages 14 & older.

(Parent required for students under age 18.)

Cost is $ 19 (or, $ 28 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

This class is held in the Rustic Cellar portion of Gallery La Crosse, which requires that all students be able to climb one flight of stairs down for the class & back up afterward.

Pre-Registration on-line or at the Gallery.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, pre-registered are always honored first.

Rustics Class #4

Basic Bird House

Dates pending; Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m. OR

Dates pending; Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

In this class, you will be introduced to the essential basic types of joinery used in creating a birdhouse (same as for creating a Primitive box or wall shelf).

This class is appropriate for ages 14 & up (under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent due to the use of bladed power tools).

You do NOT need to have any prior experience in using tools.

Class size is limited to 5 students.

Have you ever wanted create your own unique Birdhouse to set out in your garden, maybe for your cabin or patio?

Learn to utilize found & upcycled materials with a few simple construction techniques, and then put your imagination to work for a fun & unique Bird House.

Students will need to decide at the start of the class session what species they wish to accommodate: Wren, Bluebird, Tree Swallow, or Chickadee.

ALL essential materials will be provided by the instructor, and each student will complete their own Birdhouseto take home at the end of the class.

If you have a particular piece of "character wood" that you wish to incorporate into your piece, you will need to have the instructor examine it ahead of the class date to be sure that it will be suitable.

Each student MUST bring: their own good-fitting safety glasses.

(Safety Glasses are now available to purchase in our Rustic Cellar.)

Please, bring if you have them: a power drill, drill bits, hammer, leather gloves, and hearing protection.

Instructor will have a limited number of these tools available; however, you will spend less time awaiting your turn to use them if you bring your own; and, if you own these tools & are not familiar with use of them, this class will be a good chance to get to know your own tools better.

Safe use of power saws and other tools will be taught in this class. Students who do not follow the safety instructions will not be permitted to continue in using them, and their birdhouse parts will be cut for them by the Instructor.

Emphasis is put on Safety in the use of all equipment. Any student not willing to wear their safety glasses and follow safety instructions will not be permitted to continue.

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Enrollment is limited to 5 students, ages 14 & older.

(Parent required to be present for students under age 18.)

Cost is $ 25 (or, $ 30 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

Pre-Registration on-line or at the Gallery.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, pre-registered are always honored first.

This class is held in the Rustic Cellar portion of Gallery La Crosse, which requires that all students be able to travel one flight of stairs down for the class & back up afterward.

Rustics Class #5

Rustic Plank & Stick Bird Feeder

Dates pending; Tuesday 6 - 8 p.m. OR

Dates pending; Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m.

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

In this fun make-and-take class, you will be introduced to 3 essential basic types of joinery used in creating Rustic furnishings, and apply them to creating your own unique Bird Feeder.

This class is appropriate for ages 14 & up (under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent due to the use of bladed power tools).

You do NOT need to have any prior experience in using tools.

Class size is limited to 10 students.

Have you ever wanted create your own unique Bird Feeder to set out in your garden, maybe for your cabin or patio?

Learn to utilize found & upcycled materials with a few simple construction techniques, and then put your imagination to work for a fun & unique Bird Feeder.

ALL essential materials will be provided by the instructor, and each student will complete their own Bird Feeder to take home at the end of the class.

If you have a particular piece of "character wood" that you wish to incorporate into your piece, you will need to have the instructor examine it ahead of the class date to be sure that it will be suitable.

Each student MUST bring: their own good-fitting safety glasses.

(Safety Glasses are now available to purchase in our Rustic Cellar.)

Please, bring if you have them: a power drill, drill bits, hammer, leather gloves, and hearing protection.

Instructor will have a limited number of these tools available; however, you will spend less time awaiting your turn to use them if you bring your own; and, if you own these tools & are not familiar with use of them, this class will be a good chance to get to know your own tools better.

Safe use of various tools will be taught in this class.

Emphasis is put on Safety in the use of all equipment. Any student not willing to wear their safety glasses and follow safety instructions will not be permitted to continue.

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Enrollment is limited to 8 students, ages 14 & older.

(Parent required to be present for students under age 18.)

Cost is $ 20 (or, $ 30 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

Pre-Registration on-line or at the Gallery.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, pre-registered are always honored first.

This class is held in the Rustic Cellar portion of Gallery La Crosse, which requires that all students be able to travel one flight of stairs down for the class & back up afterward.

Introduction To Fly Tying

Dates Pending; Tuesday, 6 - 9 p.m. OR

Dates Pending; Saturday, 3 - 6 p.m.

Get ready for Fly Fishing fun... and at least learn the techniques needed to make your own Flies & Jigs...

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

Ann has previously taught fly-tying classes for Cub Scouts, and has presented a week-end fly-tying demonstration at the Rosemount Horizon in Chicago, IL, with the Chicago Fly Tyers group.

Learn the basics to start filling your fly boxes and tackle box with your own creations.

Matching the hatch is really easier than one might think, and having the basic understanding of how fishing flies function is one of the first steps.

In this class, you will learn and use basic fly-tying skills to create four: a simple jig with marabou, Ann's favorite ear plug bass popper, a classic Wooley Bugger, and a simple Nymph.

All essential tools & materials are provided by the instructor.

Owning your own tools & becoming familiar with their use during the class is an ideal way to get started with a fun & easily portible new hobby.

Sorry, tools are not available for purchase from us; call to Gallery La Crosse ahead of the class date for information on where the tools may be purchased in the La Crosse area.

Students are welcome & encouraged to bring tools & materials which they already own, to learn a variety techniques for using them.

This class is appropriate for ages 10 & up (under 14 will need to be accompanied by a parent due to the use of sharp things).

You do NOT need to have any prior experience in tying flies.

Students should dress casual & comfy, and may bring a snack and beverage which will not spill.

Class will be held in the handicap-accessible street level main Gallery.

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Enrollment is limited to 5 students, ages 10 & older.

(Parent required for students under age 14.)

Cost is $ 21 (or, $ 30 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

Pre-Registration on-line or at the Gallery.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, pre-registered are always honored first.

Ornament Hooks Workshop

Dates pending; Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. OR

Dates pending; Saturday 3 to 5 p.m.

Photo will be posted here soon.

Registration will be available at Gallery La Crosse, ahead of this class date.

We've had so very many requests for Hand-hammered Jewelry classes...

and also for the Hand-hammered Ornament Hooks with Art Beads that Ann makes, so here is your chance to learn the techniques which will carry over into jewelry making, as you create your own set of Ornament Hooks.

We're offering this class on dates which will allow you plenty of time to create more hooks for yourself & for Holiday Gifts.

For ages 10 & older (Under 13 must be accompanied by a parent.)*

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

After introducing the basic techniques, Ann will turn you loose to create your very own styles.

In this class, each student should be able to create at least a dozen Ornament Hooks, and will leave with the skills to create unlimited quantities & varieties on their own.

Come and enjoy a relaxed setting of fun-filled learning.

Students should dress casual & comfy and may bring a snack and beverage that will not spill.

Class will be held in the handicap-accessible street level main Gallery.

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Every student will need to bring:

A medium or small hammer, ball-peen type is prefered.

Their own Round-nosed Wire-working Pliers, available at local crafts stores. (These also will be useful for many other things & for future class offerings.)

If you have some Beads or other small wrapable items which you would like to try using in your hooks, feel free to bring them along. You may also pop into Gallery La Crosse ahead of the class date to find out if your beads will fit onto the wire which will be used in the class.

Instructor will supply all other essential materials & tools for learning the techniques.

If you have any questions, contact Ann at Gallery La Crosse at least one day ahead of the class date. (She has these tools available to be seen at the Gallery, so you may pop in to view them before going shopping for them.)

Gallery La Crosse has a very limited number of Round-nose Pliers available for purchase.

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REGISTRATION DETAILS...

Cost is $ 15 (or, $ 25 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

For ages 10 & older (Under 14 must be accompanied by a parent.)

Walk-ins are welcome; need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, pre-registered are always honored first.

General Registration Information

You may register for your classes either directly with the Instructor, or by contacting the Gallery.

608 - 782 - 4 ART (782 - 4278)

email: GalleryLaCrosse@charter.net

All of our Classes will be filled on a "first paid" basis.

Very soon, you will be able to register on-line via the secure Paypal system...

Please, do be aware of the date on which the Registrations Close. These dates are set by the Instructors to enable them time to provide all of the supplies needed for their Students.

Many of our classes are available on a "walk-in" basis ~ be sure to arrive 20 minutes ahead of the class start time when you "walk-in" so that you do not delay the start of the class, or call us ahead of time so that the Instructor has time to set out your materials & prep your Registration paperwork.

If you have any questions about the class or materials & supplies, please contact the Gallery or the Class Instructor at least 24 hours ahead of the scheduled start time for your class.

Most of our classes are held in the Gallery's handicap-accessible casual gathering area (really messy ones and kids' classes are held in the basement workshop area which involves going down & up one flight of stairs).

We maintain an atmosphere of friendly and casual comfort for our customers. Feel free to come in early and linger late, and enjoy our comfy sofas and rocking chairs. There are several very nice coffee shops and eateries only a few doors away in downtown La Crosse.

Classes are scheduled as soon as our Instructors select their dates. Following this, further details are posted on our website as they are made available by the Instructors.

Please, check back often for updates.

All of our regular exhibitors are permitted (and encouraged) to create and offer their own selection of classes. If there is a class that you would like to see offered, please do contact the Gallery so that we may let our exhibitors know about the interest.

Likely course offerings include; jewelry making techniques, drawing, watercolor painting, paper techniques, mosiacs, introduction to power tool safety for women, various metalworking techniques, and more.

If you would like to see examples of what you will be creating in our classes, feel free to come by the Gallery to ask and to take a look.

Please, do check back often for more class listings as our exhibiting artists set their own class dates.

Refunds Policy For Classes Requiring "Pre-Registration"

Instructors require time ahead of their classes to purchase & prepare materials according to the number of students enrolled in the class.

Students who cancel up to 5 days ahead of class date will be refunded, less a $ 5 processing fee.

No refunds are given within 5 days of the class date.

(If the Instructor cancels the class, student has the option of:

applying their paid registration to a future available scheduled date for the same class, applying the funds toward another class, or of receiving a full refund of all fees paid.)

Late Registrations

For most of our Classes, same-day Walk-in are welcome;

you will need to arrive at least 20 minutes before the class starting time,

and for classes with enrollment limits,

pre-registered are always honored first.

Sorry, due to the need for materials purchase & preparation time...

no late registrations can be taken without permission of the individual Instructor, please, refer to the Class description to learn whether any late registrations will be accepted.

Please, call us at 782 - 4278 with any questions.

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