“Cartoon You”

“Cartoon You”

This event has been cancelled. Look forward to an instructional video by Krystl on creating Mandalas coming soon!

Are you curious about making your own comics, but don’t know where to start? How about with what you know best: you! In this introductory class, artist Krystl Louwagie will walk you through visual exercises to help you visualize how you can make your own cartoon version of yourself (or those close to you). You don’t have to have traditional drawing skills, just an open mind and the right tools (and to have fun and not take yourself too seriously)!

February 12, 2022 | 1:00-3:00PM

Location: The Cultural Centre in Bird Island



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Meet your Instructor! Krystl Louwagie grew up on a farm in Southwestern Minnesota, earned her BFA in Studio Art from Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN, and then returned back to the prairie. She has taught courses on Zentangle Inspired Art for Southwest State University's GOLD college, classes on making simple mandalas for Southwest Minnesota Arts Council's Artist Retreat and to the community at the Makers Market in Granite falls, as well as zoom and in-person classes for the Granite Area Arts Council on Zentangle Inspired Art, Line Portraits, and cartooning. She has done professional face painting demonstrations and events for teens at the Lyon County Library in Marshall. Krystl has taken many, MANY community arts classes and thinks there is always something new to learn, even if you've already taken that class before or learned that technique somewhere else.


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640 Dogwood Avenue P.O. Box 434
Bird Island, MN 55310
(320) 365-1011


Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Open on Saturdays by request.



This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.