Arts  Classes  &  Crafts  Classes

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

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

All of our 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 may require attending two sessions to learn the new skills & techniques, and to complete the project.

See details of Classes,below.

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, and 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 Classes with the Artists & Fine Craft Artisans who are willing and able to teach them.

We do this for Groups of 3 or More students.   So if you & 2 of your friends 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 visit Gallery La Crosse to schedule your Classes by Request.

Calendar  of  Classes

NOTE: We are actively working on scheduling more classes,adding more dates & new Classes periodically.   Please, check back often for more fabulous learning opportunities with our wonderfully fun group of Artists.

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 from Instructor.

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

(Supplies list for personalized designs will be provided).

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

Jewelry Making:
Simple & Essential Skills

Date Pending, Sunday, Noon - 2 PM
Date Pending, 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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Students should dress comfortably, 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 are 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 & Chain-nose Pliers available for purchase.

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

Pre-Registration on-line or in-person at Gallery La Crosse.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 20 minutes before the Class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, Pre-Registered are always honored first.

Netted Stone Amulet

Date Pending; Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m.
Date Pending; 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 additional 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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Students should dress comfortably, 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 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 in-person at Gallery La Crosse.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 20 minutes before the Class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, Pre-Registered are always honored first.

Viking  Knit  Bracelet

This Class has 2 Sessions.

Walk-ins are welcome; must arrive at least 20 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

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Great fun for all hand-crafters, jewelry makers,SCA, & Renaissance re-enactors.

In this two-part class, you will learn the techniques for, and complete, a Bracelet (or Necklace) in the Viking Knit technique.

This technology dates to the 8th Century AD and originated in the far northern countries of Europe, within the Viking culture.

Finished examples of these Viking Knit jewelry pieces are always available for viewing, or for purchase, at Gallery La Crosse.

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Several options will be offered for your Bracelet, including: solid Copper, solid Jewelers Bronze, and assorted colored copper Zebra Wire choices.  

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The prerequisite for Session #2 is to have taken Session #1 with Ann.

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Cost is $ 70 (or, $ 100 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

Prior to attending Session #2, you will work on your stitching at home, to be ready to complete 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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Students should dress comfortably, 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 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 1/2  hours, Class Time for each Session: some students may finish in 3 or less hours, or, Class may be extended to 4 hours or more, for students who 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.  


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

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.

You may elect to bring various other materials to Session #2, 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 in-person at Gallery La Crosse.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 20 minutes before the Class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, Pre-Registered are always honored first.

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If you prefer to create a Necklace, extra materials cost will be either $3 or $5, depending upon type of wire selected by the student, to be paid to  Instructor during the Session #1 class period.

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.

Viking Knit ~ Session #1

Date Pending; Saturday, 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Date Pending; Tuesday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Session #1

During this first class session, you will learn how to do the actual Viking Knit wire stitching technique on the wooden Mandrel; including how to make a re-usable starter.

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

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Prior to attending Session 2, you will work on your stitching at home, to be ready to complete the assembly of your Bracelet or Necklace.

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

Viking Knit ~ Session #2

Date Pending; Tuesday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Date Pending; Saturdays, 3 to 6:30 p.m.

Session #2

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.

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You may attend any date of your choice for Session 2, after you have had Session 1 with Ann & may take the two sessions several months apart.

Your Class Fee for the Viking Knit Class includes both Sessions.

Copper  Creations 
Birdfeeder  &  Hanger

Date Pending; Tuesday, 4 to 6 p.m.
Date Pending; Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m.

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

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.)

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

Students will complete in class: one Bird Feeder & 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.

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

Students should dress comfortably, 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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Every student must bring:

Safety Glasses,  Slip-joint Pliers, Leather Gloves

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

 (These may all 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.)

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, and their Class Fee will be applied to a future date for this same Class.)

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), & includes all materials.

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

Pre-Registration on-line or in-person at Gallery La Crosse.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 20 minutes before the Class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, Pre-Registered are always honored first.

* 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 two small cuts in over twenty years of teaching this class, though several glasses have shattered).

Rustics  Class  #1
Techniques  for  a  Side  Table  or  Small  Bench

Date Pending; Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Date Pending; 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 & up-cycled 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 (snug fit), a 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 do 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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Cost is $ 30 (or, $ 45 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

Pre-Registration on-line or in-person at Gallery La Crosse.   "Walk-in" is not available for this Class.

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. 
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 do 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.

Pre-Registration on-line or in-person at Gallery La Crosse.   "Walk-in" is not available for this Class.

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  #3
Freeform  Wooden  Wall  Hooks

Dates Pending; Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m. 
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 do 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.

Pre-Registration on-line or in-person at Gallery La Crosse.   "Walk-in" is not available for this Class.

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  #4
Basic  Bird  House

Date Pending; Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m.
Date 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).

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

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 Bird House 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 do 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.

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.

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Class size is limited to 5 students.

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).

Cost is $ 25 (or, $ 35 for parent & child), and includes all materials.

Pre-Registration on-line or in-person at Gallery La Crosse.   "Walk-in" is not available for this Class.

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

Date Pending; Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. 
Date 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 one of your choice in creating your own unique Bird Feeder.

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

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 do 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.

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

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Enrollment is limited to 8 students.

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).

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

Pre-Registration on-line or in-person at Gallery La Crosse.   "Walk-in" is not available for this Class.

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

Date Pending; Tuesday, 6 - 9 p.m.  
Date 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 portable 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 comfortably, 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 in-person at Gallery La Crosse.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 20 minutes before the Class starting time, and for classes with enrollment limits, Pre-Registered are always honored first.

Ornament  Hooks  Workshop

Date Pending; Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Date Pending; Saturday 3 to 5 p.m.

Presented by Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson

We've had  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.

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 about a dozen Ornament Hooks, and will leave with the skills to create unlimited quantities & varieties on their own.

Students should dress comfortably, 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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Every student will need to bring:

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

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 wrap-able 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.

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 12 must be accompanied by a parent.)

Pre-Registration on-line or in-person at Gallery La Crosse.

Walk-ins welcome; need to arrive at least 20 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:

By Telephone: 608 - 782 - 4 ART (782 - 4278)

via Facebook (link at bottom of this Page)

or, via email: GalleryLaCrosse@charter.net

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

You may also pay for your Classes on-line via the secure Paypal system.

Be sure that if you pay via Paypal, you also use the above listed means of contacting us to actually Register for your Class.

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.


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 & new Class offerings.

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

Special  Family  Rates

For some Classes, our Instructors may have provided a Special Family tuition rate a Parent & Child pair, &/or additional members of that family.

We believe in promoting creative activities for families to share.

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 invite you to serve up some Wine, or, other beverages for yourself & your friends, while you relax & enjoy our Classes...

We will gladly provide the glassware, plates, & napkins for your beverages & snacks... and, an ice bucket if desired...  

Please, let us know at least one day ahead.

Due to the City of La Crosse's Liquor License Laws; neither you, nor we, may provide or serve alcoholic beverages to the general public.

Please, be aware for those Classes which involve power tools, & other sharp bladed tools, we will not allow any alcohol.

Pay for your Class Registrations On-Line via the secure Paypal system,
AND, be sure to let us know about it via Facebook, phone, or email.

Why the Button says "Donate"...

Of the "Button function & title" options offered by Paypal, the "Donate" button is the only one which allows you to select the exact amount of payment to make, thus the button below says "Donate".

If the Paypal system ever provides a simple "Pay", or other more appropriate title for the button, we will switch to that.

Use the Paypal Button, Below, to pay for Classes, after you contact us to Register for the Classes.

Refunds  Policy  For  Classes

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 4 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, receiving a full refund of all fees paid.)

Late  Registrations  &  Walk-In

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

Be sure to arrive at least 20 minutes ahead of the Class's scheduled start time when you "walk-in", so that you do not delay the start of the Class.

You may also call us early on the Class date so that the Instructor has time to set out your materials & prep your Registration paperwork.  

For classes with enrollment limits, Pre-Registered are always honored first.

Due to the need for materials purchase & preparation time; Late Registrations are accepted only by permission of the Instructor.    Please, read the Class description to learn whether Late Registrations will be accepted.

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

or, send a Message to us via Facebook.

We welcome suggestions from the public for Class ideas.

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