Drawing Basics Classes (15-18 Year Olds)

In this class students are introduced to drawing from direct observation with pencil. By learning to draw, they will grasp fundamental concepts such as proportions, lines, and shapes. These skills lay a solid foundation.

Sessions are purchased by the week so you can register for whatever weeks are convenient for your schedule.

2023 Sessions will be held on the following dates:

    • Monday, October 16th & Friday, October 20th, 2023 from 7:00-8:30pm
    • Monday, October 23rd & Friday, October 27th, 2023 from 7:00-8:30pm
    • Monday, October 30th & Friday, November 3rd, 2023 from 7:00-8:30pm
    • Monday, November 6th & Friday, November 10th, 2023 from 7:00-8:30pm
    • Monday, November 13th & Friday, November 17th, 2023 from 7:00-8:30pm
    • Monday, November 20th & Friday, November 24th, 2023 from 7:00-8:30pm

Class size limited to 10 students per session.

Rosemary Glesener

Rosemary Glesener

Art Instructor | Cultural Centre Director

Rosemary, a Minnesota native has resided in Renville County for approximately forty years. During this time, she organized art shows in various venues. These three-day exhibitions showcased local, regional and metropolitan artists. As a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Superior, she designed her own major entitled Integrative Community Wellness which encompassed her belief that art, psychology and health are interconnected. She has been instrumental in the management of the Cultural Centre, her brain child, since its inception in November 2016. As an artist, poet/essayist and entrepreneur she thrives on the creative process. In 2021, Rosemary was selected as the receipent of the Prairie Disciple Award “in recognition of her outstanding commitment and sustained efforts to promote the vitality of the arts in Southwest Minnesota and with appreciation for her significant achievement as an arts advocate for our region and state.”


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

Wildlife Painting

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

Andy Kahmann Exhibition & The Second Coming of Kahmanns - July 2023

Andy Kahmann's Letterpress Printing | Patsy Kahmann Book Signing & Reading | Karl Kahmann Book Reading | Jim Kahmann "My Life in Baseball" Book Reading

ACTS & MBW Adult Day Services Exhibition - August 2023

Multi Media Exhibition

Artisan & Farmers Market Finale - August 30, 2023

Tales from the Tall Grass Prairie Writers Composition Readings | Outdoor Market Art Exhibition | Movie Night after the Market

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

David Adams 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
(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.