Puppetry 101 Class

with Rebecca Heerdt, “Studio 155 on Main”

Rebecca Heerdt

Art Instructor | Board Member

Rebecca is a Special Education teacher, art teacher, film producer, set designer, pianist and composer. She is President of the Renville County Music Teachers Association (Club 88) and Music Chairman of the MN Federation of Music Clubs Scholarship and Awards Committee and their Parade of American Music.

Puppetry 101 Class

with Rebecca Heerdt, “Studio 155 on Main”

THURSDAYS, MARCH 18, 25, APRIL 1, 8th, 2021 | Via ZOOM

Children will experience graduated skill development through Interactive ZOOM sessions by making finger puppets in Week 1, hand puppets in Week 2, String puppets/marionettes in Week 3 and lastly, shadow and stick puppets in Week 4.

Grades 1-3 meet 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Grades 4-6 meet at 5PM – 6PM

Maximum Class Size: 10 students

Materials included and should be picked up at the Cultural Centre on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 between 4:00 – 5:30PM


Krstyl Louwagie - March 2021

Cartooning. Influenced from early childhood by illustrated fairy tale books, super-hero comics and animated cartoons. She is the marketing coordinator for Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.

Jim and Trisch Beilke - April 2021

Basketry and wooden boats. Working with natural materials such as feathers, antlers, seegrass, jute and wood this exhibition is a feast for those who have a love for natural materials.

Don Sherman - May 2021

Papermaking. A Southwest Minnesota State University adjunct professor and retired photographer using native and invasive plants sometimes blended with commercially produced fibers.

Pat Amberg and Sons - June 2021

Sculpture. A kick off to the Island Day's celebration emphasizes the importance of family and the relationship between fathers and sons.

Jim Brooks - July 2021

Woodworking. This exhibition will also include a woodturning workshop on the green space of the Cultural Centre.

McKenna Lilja - August 2021

Mixed media. An exhibition filled with oil paint, pastels, found objects and textiles that turns the mundane into extrodinary.

Nan Karr Kaufenberg - September 2021

Linoleum block prints. An award winning artist with a distinct style unlike many other styles of painting and imagery.

Dona Larkin - October 2021

Paint. Another award winning, national/world renowned artist who works as a freelancer for commissioned original art work.

Sheila Jacobs - November 2021

Pottery, paint. Known for her stain glass creations, watercolor and most recently pottery, she is lauded as a home-grown artist and conservationist with deep respect from our state-wide community.


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