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
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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Celeste Suter Exhibition - February 2023
Fiber Art | "Mystical Mandala"
Justin Beck Exhibition - March 2023
Youth Art Classes Begin - March 2023
Perspective Classes begin and registration for Youth Art Camp continues, visit here for more information.
Bradley Donner Exhibition- April 2023
Earth Day Celebration - April 22, 2023
Join us for creative activities in celebration of Earth Day! More info to come.
Bonnie Lipinski Smith Exhibtion - May 2023
Watercolor & Color Pencil
Farmers and Artisan Market Opens - May 31st, 2023
Join us from 4-7pm for the opening day of the 2023 Market Season!
Adam and Jessica Preuss - June 2023
Island Days & Tales from the Tall Grass Prairie - June 2023
Bad Dad Jokes & Stories | Writing Competition
Andy Kahmann Exhibition - July 2023
Letterpress Printing | Patsy Kahmann book signing & reading | Eric Kahman - Jewelry | Jim Kahmann "My Life in Baseball" book reading
ACTS & MBW Adult Day Services Exhibition - August 2023
Multi Media Exhibition
Yellowstone Trail Quilters Exhibition - September 2023
Yellowstone Trail Sociability Run will also take place this month.
Bill van der Hagen Exhibition- October 2023
Photography | Birds and Waterfowl
Doug Peterson Exhibition- November 2023
The Old Fashioned Christmas Market- December 1, 2023
Local gift vendors, Santa, kids activities, horse drawn wagon rides, campfire and warm beverages....like a Hallmark movie in real life.
640 Dogwood Avenue P.O. Box 434
Bird Island, MN 55310
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.