“Cartoon You”

 with Krystl Louwagie | Art By Krystl

This event has been canceled. Look forward to an instructional video by Krystl on 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)!

Maximum Class Size: 10 students

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Cost: $25 (materials included)

Register by contacting the Cultural Centre or online!

Meet Your Instructor

Krystl Louwagie

Art 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 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 Potraits, 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 art 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.

Krystl is a past exhibitor at the Cultural Centre in Bird Island and you can view her online gallery here.

You can visit her website at https://artbykrystl.com/


Michele Steffen Exhibition - January 2022

Paint | "Portraits, Figures and Fairy Tales"

Heather MacKenzie Exhibition - March 2022

Textile | "Textile in Code"

Tales from the Tall Grass Prairie - March 19th, 2022

Spoken Word | Themed "Uncomfortable Differences" this showing is a fundraiser for the Tinnes-Baker House

J. Arthur Anderson Exhibition- April 2022

"Bearing Witness"

Mary Schroepfer Exhibition - May 2022

Paint | "The Love of Painting"

The Renville County Market in Bird Island - May through August 2022

Wednesday evenings 4-7pm | Join us for local vendors, food, live music, art and community! May 25th - August 31st, 2022

Doug Pederson Exhibition - June 2022

"Wood, Bone & Oil"

Pearl Ziegenhagen Exhibition - July 2022

Watercolor | "My World in Watercolor"

McKenna Lilja Exhibition - August 2022

Multi-media | "Courageous Creativity"

Dena Bickhardt - September 2022

"Embracing the Challenge of Blindness" Sculptural Exhibition

Kalher & Happel Exhibition - October 2022

"Shades of Superstition Mountain"

Bird Island's Old Fashioned Christmas Market - December 2nd, 2022

An old fashioned community Christmas gathering and market with all the charm of your favorite Hallmark movie.


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


Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Summer Hours (May 1st - Aug. 31st)

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm; Saturday 1-4pm



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.