Kaddatz Summer Lecture Series

  • Where StudioK
  • Cost $5 Suggested Donation


Thursday, June 29th, 5:30pm

Autism is not caused by vaccines, or bad parenting, or too much chocolate during pregnancy. It is a genetically caused characteristic that has always been present in our assorted different ways of being human. It is not a disorder, but a gift, with side effects that our get-along culture is unable to tolerate. The main thesis of the artist’s recent book, How to Watch Television, is that the Industrial Revolution is creating more autistic people in order to accommodate its changing demands. What does this have to do with art? Leonardo DaVinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Emily Dickinson, Hedy Lamarr, Ayn Rand, Mick Jagger, Whoopi Goldberg. Not all of these people are/were autistic, but several likely are/were. They all have one thing in common, which we’ll discuss.

The author also will read several pages from the book, which relates directly to the art currently being exhibited in the main gallery.


Thursday, July 27th, 5:30pm

In 2001, I attempted to take a two-credit pottery class from a Jim Bjork, who was teaching at M-State, in Fergus Falls, in order to renew my teaching contract. He refused to allow me into his class, but suggested that I take a series of independent courses along with him.

One can never estimate how a single conversation might change the course of life and help to focus those latent dreams within us. Practically speaking, that is the point where the groundwork for this study began to take shape.

To begin with, there will be a recounting of the steps leading to the establishment of a working pottery business, keying on some of the finer points of aesthetics, studio considerations, and business structure revealed in the midst of the process. One of the underlying considerations, in all aspects of establishing Pine Hill Pottery, has been to keep a record in order to better equip my own art students and as a reference for other emerging artists.


Thursday, August 10th, 5:30pm

Using a combination of historic and contemporary images, artist Gary Wahl examines how photography has changed since its inception.  

Techniques and practices often associated with digital photography such as photomontage, selfies, Facebook, and fake news have been with us since the early history of photography. What has changed with the move from film to pixels?  What remains essential?  What is lost and what has been gained.

Dale Chihuly Inspired Sculptures with Jacqueline Ness-Ludwig

  • When Rescheduled to: Wednesday, August 16th, 1-4pm
  • Where Kaddatz Gallery
  • Cost $25

Discover who world renowned glass blowing artist Dale Chihuly is and be inspired by his large colorful chandeliers. Students will work with recycled materials to create their own Chihuly inspired sculpture that will be displayed at the Kaddatz for a month. All skill levels welcome, for ages 8-13.

All materials included in cost.

(Image provided by http://inspirationlab.org/story/7193)

Alcohol Inks Workshop with Karan Ouren

  • When Wednesday, July 19th, 5-7pm
  • Where Kaddatz Gallery
  • Cost $30, all materials included

Get creative and experiment with alcohol inks using blending, blowing, brushing and other techniques to create fun effects and vibrant imagery. All skill levels welcome, ages 12+.

Art Journaling with Phena Keil

  • When Saturday, July 22nd, 10am-3pm
  • Where Kaddatz Gallery
  • Cost $50, Dylusions journal & other materials included

Learn the basics of art journaling including how to create backgrounds, draw attention to focal points and make use of free items to create art journal embellishments. Bring a sack lunch for the half hour break. Ages 12+.

Teaching Art

Summer Arts Academy: Session 2

  • When Monday-Friday, July 31st-August 4th
  • Where Kaddatz Gallery

Grades 1 – 4: 10am-12pm $75/Session Su Legatt

Creating Creatures: An Adventure in Storytelling

Students in this course will develop an original creature, mythical world, and narrative. Working with clay, paint, sculpture, collage and bookbinding techniques, students will spend the week going deep into their imaginations, developing works of art that collectively tell a story.

Grades 5 – 8: 1pm-4pm     $100/Session Naomi Schliesman

Students in this course will develop and learn techniques of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design through drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The students will also create an installation as a collaboration that will hang in the display window of Studio K for the month of August.


Grades 9 – 12: 5pm-8pm   $100/Session Linocut Printmaking with Michael Weatherly

Add some creativity into your summer. Classes are led by experienced teaching artists and will provide students with a variety of creative experiences allowing them to develop their art skills and techniques.

Register online or by calling 218-998-4405 during gallery hours. Payment due at time of registration. Classes may be canceled (and payments refunded) if minimum registration requirements are not met.

Limited number of full and partial scholarships available for most workshops, contact the Gallery for more information.

Arts Networking Brown Bag Lunch

  • When Every Third Tuesday, 12-1pm
  • Where StudioK
  • Cost Free

Stay connected; share ideas, news and events; develop partnerships; build a stronger arts community! Open to artists, arts administrators, community members, and anyone interested in the arts. BYOBBL (Bring your own brown bag lunch)!

Bring along any flyers, brochures, or information on upcoming events and opportunities.

Upcoming Dates:

July 18th

August 15th


Summer Family Art Tables

  • Cost Free

Fun, free and informal opportunities to get creative with friends, family and community members of all ages! Led by local artists.

Held at these various locations throughout the summer:

Kaddatz: First Saturdays, June-Sept., 10am-12pm

Athletic Park: Wednesdays, 2-4pm, June 7th-July 26 Held in conjunction with Fergus Falls Public Library’s “Story Walks.” This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Roosevelt Park: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, June 15th-August 31st (Not Aug. 3rd) Held in conjunction with A Center for the Arts “Concerts in the Park.”


This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Figure Drawing Group

  • When Fridays, 7-8:30pm
  • Where Kaddatz Gallery
  • Cost Sliding scale fee of $5-$10

Study from nude and clothed models. Easels and tables available but please bring your own drawing or other supplies. Sliding scale fee of $5 – $10 per session. Ages 18+.

Scholarships available for most workshops, contact the Gallery for more information. For more information about these workshops contact Amanda at 218-998-4405 or amanda@kaddatzgalleries.org.