Adult Art and Culinary Workshops

How do I register?

  • Call our Box Office at 712-332-7013 and ask to sign up for the specific class title or sessions. Over the phone we can take your basic information along with a payment to reserve your place in the class.
  • Stop in to the Pearson Lakes Art Center at 2201 Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA 51355 and our BoxOffice can sign you up. Payment is needed at the time of registration.
  • Please see our Education Policies

Have questions about any of the classes?

  • Contact Holly Zinn, Education Director, by stopping in the Pearson Lakes Art Center, calling at 712-332-7013 ext. 101, or email education@lakesart.org.

Family/Group Classes

Tie-Dye T-shirts

Monday, July 2   |   10 am – 3 pm   |   Sign up for a time frame

Non-Members: $10 ea.   |   Members: $8 ea.

Deadline to Register by: June 29

 

Join us two days before the Fourth of July for a PLAC tie-dye tradition! White t-shirts provided for youth to adult along with gloves and paint shirts for the messy tie-dye process! Take the t-shirts home in a Ziploc bag with washing instructions.


 

Fireworks over the Lake

Tuesday, July 3   |   10 am – 3 pm   |   Sign up for a time frame

Non-Members: $8 ea.   |   Members: $6 ea.

Deadline to Register by: June 29

 

Create the brightest fireworks in the sky on black paper, blend them into the lake for superior firework reflections!

 


Culinary Classes

 

WINE

Thursday’s | Time: 6 pm–7:30 pm

Non-Member $25 | Member $20/per class

Instructor: Okoboji Wines

Deadline to Register: One week prior to each class

These wine classes are one good Riesling to come to the PLAC! Join Okoboji Wines for one or more classes and enjoy wine tasting, pairings and Cabernet Camaraderie!

June 28, 2018 | The WWW… Wide World of Wines
July 26, 2018 | What does Region have to do with it?
August 23, 2018 | What does Age or Vintage have to do with it?
September 27, 2018 | Wine!


Cultured Kitchen

Wednesday’s | Time: 12 pm and/or 6:30 pm

Non-Member $35 | Member $30/per class

Instructor: Susanne Bicknese

Deadline to Register: Wednesday prior

 

 

May 9, 2018 | Real Ramen
June 13, 2018 | Spanish Tapas
July 11, 2018 | Sashimi 101
August 8, 2018 | Pastabilities

 

Mason Jar Madness

June 16, 2018  |   10 am – 11 am

$35 Fee

Instructor: Jackie Mart, Optimum Wellness, LLC

(Cooking Class with Tasting) Deadline to Register by: One week prior to each class

Come to this fun and interactive class where you will learn all about making meals in a jar and individual-sized desserts!

 


 

Super-Food Smoothies Made Simple

July 7, 2018  |   10 am – 11 am

$35 Fee

Instructor: Jackie Mart, Optimum Wellness, LLC

(Cooking Class with Tasting) Deadline to Register by: One week prior to each class

Jackie will share a few of her favorite recipes and talk about which ingredients are best for energy, clearer skin, weight loss, inflammation, cancer killing, and cleansing the body!

 


 

5-Ingredient Meals in Minutes

August 11, 2018  |   11 am – 12 pm

$35 Fee

Instructor: Jackie Mart, Optimum Wellness, LLC

(Cooking Class with Tasting) Deadline to Register by: One week prior to each class

In this class you will learn how to prepare simple, nutrient dense, 5-ingredient meals in as little as 30 minutes or less!

 


Adult Visual Art Workshops

 

Plein Air with Pamela Douglas

June 26–28, 2018 | 9 am–4 pm | Noon Break

Non-Members $175 | Members $150

Instructor: Pamela Douglas

Deadline to Register: June 18

Learn how to incorporate principles and elements of design into your Plein Air paintings! Instructor Pamela Douglas will guide you through thumbnail and small color studies, emphasis and movement, atmospheric perspective and more in the great outdoors surrounding the PLAC! Available for teacher recertification/graduate credit


Historic Media Presentation with Paula Streeter

July 5, 2018 | Youth 10 am–12 pm | Adults 1–2 pm | All Ages 5–7 pm

Free Admission

Instructor: Paula Streeter

Have you ever wondered what type of paint was used 40,000 years ago or what type of ink and instrument was used to write the US Constitution? Paula Streeter will introduce the preparation and application of historic media as a fun, safe, relatively economical and environmentally-friendly alternative to making art that nurtures a total sense of creativity. Students will have an opportunity to see how two-dimensional art was created using silver and copper wire, charred twigs and materials in your kitchen and garden. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council and National Humanities for the Arts.


Contemporary Paintings of Gratitude in Egg Tempera

July 9–12, 2018 | Presentation on the 9th: 9–11 am | Open studio with instructor on the 10th–12th: 9 am–3 pm

Non-Members $90 | Members $70

Instructor: Paula Streeter

Deadline to Register: July 2

Explore the history of the nearly universal folk-art tradition of creating paintings that commemorate gratitude and human resilience through pictorial narratives. These small paintings have many names depending on the culture in which they are created, but consistently are genuine expressions of the artists who craft them and their life experience. Create your own visual storyline in your unique style using egg tempera, one of the oldest continuously used media in history. Some supplies included.
Available for teacher recertification/graduate credit


Painting with Pencil

July 16–19, 2018 | 9 am–3 pm

Non-Members $90 | Members $70

Instructor: Paula Streeter

Deadline to Register: July 9

Sometimes referred to as painting in pencil, wax-based colored pencils offer artists a convenient, versatile media with which to express themselves. This workshop is foundational and no previous experience is required. We will explore a range of skills including drawing from observation and compositional development on day one. Then, continue through the remainder of the workshop on color theory, value, light on form and a range of techniques and mark making in the process. Color pencil adapts beautifully to a range of subject matter, versatile in mixed media, convenient to work with and can be used to create luscious colors and textures. Come experience this media, the process of developing a drawing on paper and create a lovely piece of your own. And at the end, you will have a set of 48 Prismacolor pencils to continue the fun in the future.
Available for teacher recertification/graduate credit


Assembling Your Story

July 23–27, 2018 | 9 am–3 pm

Non-Members $120 | Members $95

Instructor: Paula Streeter

Deadline to Register: July 16

Assemblage was defined by Picasso as art that is made by assembling disparate elements, often everyday objects, scavenged by the artist or bought specifically. Participants in our workshop will learn the history, explore symbolism and go beyond that initial definition to create their unique three-dimensional narrative employing a wide range of formats, techniques and materials as well as design elements and principles. Collect objects from your world that trigger memory or mood and are visually interesting, then come together in the workshop to explore a collection of ephemera to add to your grouping and ultimately Assemble Your Story.
Available for teacher recertification/graduate credit


Color Building Volumes

July 30–August 3, 2018 | 9 am–4 pm

Non-Members $300 | Members $240

Instructor: Jack Wilkes

Deadline to Register: July 20

Explore building processes and create volumetric pastel drawings. Expand understanding of color theory by investigating the inherent properties of pastels and color optics. Participants will incorporate principles of design, methods, techniques and observation of light on form to create volumetric drawings. Supply list available in box office.
Available for teacher recertification/graduate credit


Raku Workshop

August 10, 2018 | 10 am–3 pm

Non-Members $60 | Members $50

Instructor: Tom and Wanda Clarke

Deadline to Register: August 6

During the workshop, pottery pieces will be glazed, red fired, smoked, cooled and ready to take home in a few hours. Purchase a piece of bisque pottery or bring your own pottery pieces of Raku clay or low re-cast ceramic (should be bisque red to cone 08 or 1700F). Raku blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface for iridescent and unique finishes! Five piece maximum per person. We encourage you to make your own handmade pieces in our Clay Studio. Raku clay will be available June 1 for purchase.


Yoga in the Galleries

June 1–August 31, 2018 | 9:30 am–10:30 am

Free to PLAC and/or YMCA Members

Instructor: YMCA Staff

This class unites the aspects of mind, body and spirit with a threefold impact on health. Explore different yoga poses and postures to achieve a better balance and
well-being.