Rosemary’s YouTube Recommendations

Here’s a wide variety of short how-to videos that have been pre-picked out by Rosemary, our director. Why is that important? Basically it means she’s prescreened them so you know they are worth watching. Nobody wants to waste their time when they could be doing something amazing. So whether you need a quick bit of inspiration or are interested in learning a new skill, we think it’s worth checking out the links below. New links will be added periodically.


Featured Videos

Making a Basket from Pine Needles

Wild She Goes
Time: 15:32

How to Make a Woven Cattail Mat

Tim Rosanelli
Time: 7:06

Watercolor Painting on Wood

Debra Carmona
Time: 4:52

String Painting How-To Pull String Art with Paints

Kellie Chasse
Time: 14:09

How to Paint Feathers with Watercolors Step-by-Step

Art Pro
Time: 5:28

7 Amazing Ocean Inspired Acrylic Pour Paintings/Abstract Art Ideas/Acrylic Pouring/Fluid Art

Molly’s Artistry
Time: 13:24

Fluid Art! Butterfly Chain Pull, Acrylic Pouring String Technique Beginners

Wigglz’ Art
Time: 4:16

12 Watercolor Hacks You Need to Know

Kristy Partridge Art
Time: 15:45

How to Write in Cursive

Time: 9:31

Soap Carving | How to Carve Flower in Soap

J. Pereira – Art Carving
Time: 10:13

How to Make a Soap Carving

The Met #MetKids
Time: 2:34

Watercolors and Doodles with Gold and White – Beginner Level

Time: 12:33

How to Make Fly Lures with Trash

Time: 3:23

Beginner Fly Tying a Little Black Stonefly

Jim Misiura
Time: 14:36

How to Make 40 Basic Quilling Shapes – Tutorial Part 1 for Beginners

AV Visuals
Time: 7:26

Paper Quilling for Beginners Without Tools

Paper Zen – Cecelia Louie
Time: 19:59

How to Make an Apple Head Doll

Garner Art Room
Time: 6:07

Zen Rock Knot: Mizuhiki Cord Weaving

Aurapim Vorasopan
Time: 5:28

How to Make Prop Parchment Paper

The Prop Master’s Handbook
Time: 2:02

Junk Journal Beginner Tutorial

Lolly Palooza
Time: 17:01


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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