So You Want to Major in the Arts?

  • When Saturday, April 8, 10:30-3:30pm
  • Where Kaddatz Galleries
  • Cost FREE!

Local artists and college representatives will share the ins and outs of majoring in the arts and discuss career opportunities.

There will be two panel discussions with a lunch break in between. Attendees are encouraged to eat downtown or to bring their own brown bag lunch. First panel discussion will be 10:30am-12:00pm and the second will be from 1:00-2:30pm. There will be a closing reception in the Kaddatz Galleries from 2:30-3:30pm.

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Beginning Drawing with Jacqueline Ness-Ludwig

  • When Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm, April 5th - May 10th
  • Where Kaddatz Gallery
  • Cost $75, all materials included

Learn to draw! Develop basic drawing techniques and increase observational skills. Great for people who have no drawing experience or those who are looking for a refresher course. Students will study from still life. All materials provided.

Class will meet Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm, for six weeks starting April 5th.

Kaddatz Kids Spring Series

  • When April 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th, 10am-12pm
  • Where Kaddatz Galleries
  • Cost $15 each or $50 for all four

A series of workshops for grades K-3. Students will learn basic skills and elements of art.

April 1st: Color Mood Painting with Sara Ronnevik

April 8th: Clay Figurines with Amanda Cross

April 22nd: 3-D Design with Naomi Schliesman

April 29th: Light and Shadow with Jean Wiersma

Figure and Portrait Drawing with Scott Gunvaldson

  • When Tuesdays, 7-8:30: April 18th - June 6th
  • Where Kaddatz Gallery
  • Cost $150

A great class for beginner to intermediate students. This course will develop the students’ drawing skills and awareness using a structured approach to drawing through the study of the human figure. Students will develop insight into the form, structure and gesture of the subject. Models will be clothed.

Registration is $150, all materials provided.

Class will meet Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, for eight weeks starting April 18th.

Participants will receive a free pass to the Friday Figure Drawing Group.

Limited number of full and partial scholarships available. Contact the Gallery at 218-998-4405 for more information.

Barbara La Valleur: How I Went From Being A 15 Year Old Owner Of A 1937 Chevy In Battle Lake, MN To Being An Award Winning International Photojournalist In Bensheim, Germany

  • When Saturday, April 22nd, 2-4pm
  • Where Kaddatz Gallery
  • Cost Free and open to the public.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Barbara La Valleur: My 55-Year Journey As An International Photojournalist

  • When Saturday, May 6th, 2-4pm
  • Where Kaddatz Gallery
  • Cost Free and open to the public.

Interested in photojournalism or just learning how to take better pictures with your phone?

Join artist Barbara La Valleur for a presentation of her photography exhibit focusing on “why I took the photos, how I choose the subject matter and the responsibilities of a photojournalist.”

Learn about La Valleurs BEST SIMPLE, EASY TO FOLLOW TIP for improving your own family and vacation photographs as well as other tips on where to look for photos that stand out whether using an iPhone or a Nikon.

Bring one favorite photo which La Valleur will critique and comment on as well as give tips on how each photo could be made more interesting using a different lens, angle, background, color or subject matter.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Drawing with Color with Lila Hauge-Stoffel

  • When Wednesdays, 3-5pm, June 7th - July 12th
  • Where Kaddatz Gallery
  • Cost $150, all materials included

This six-week class will teach students how to draw with color using a variety of techniques with both dry colored pencils and watercolor pencils. All skill levels welcome, ages 12+.

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:

March 21st

April 18th

May 16th

June 20th

Family Art Table

  • When First Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm
  • Where Fergus Falls Public Library
  • Cost Free

The Family Art Table offers free, fun, and informal art events for all ages and abilities. Led by local artists.


March 4th: Amanda Cross

April 1st: Naomi Schliesman

May 6th: Jean Weirsma

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. This program is sponsored by the Fergus Falls Public Library.

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 Gretchen at 218-998-4405 or