Summer Arts Academy

  • When Session 1: July 9-13; Session 2: August 6-10
  • Where Kaddatz
  • Cost Grades 1-4: $75/session; grades 5-8: $100/session

Add some art into your summer! Classes are led by experienced teaching artists and will provide students with a variety of artistic skills and techniques.


Grades 1-4, Our Giant Book with Torri Hanna: Have fun playing with words and pictures with Torri as we work together to create a colorful giant book! Each day we will draw, color, paint, cut and paste our way into adventure! In the process, we will learn about plot and character development, page design and illustration, and cooperation in a group project.  Each of us will get a smaller version of Our Giant Book to keep, and we will display the original for everyone to see.

Grades 5-8, Op Art with Rebecca Krueger: Learn about optical illusion art and create your own “Op Art” while discovering artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Use drawing and sculpture techniques to create and learn how perspective, repetition and color contrast can create illusions of movement that trick the eye!


Grades 1-4, Let’s Make a Selfie with Rebecca Krueger: Discover the theme of self-portraiture through the arts. Explore artists such as Frida Kahlo, Vincent VanGogh, Pablo Picasso, and others. Create your own self-protraits in styles inspired by the artists mentioned above. You will learn how to render the face realistically and abstractly while using colors and subject matter to create dynamic compositions with paint oil pastels, and collage mediums.    

Grades 5-8 with Naomi Schliesman: Develop and learn techniques of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design through drawing, painting (acrylic & watercolor), printmaking and mixed media sculpture. You will learn about artists that use these techniques in realistic and abstract ways. You will also create a collaborative installation with your classmates that will be exhibited at the Kaddatz during the month of August.

Grades 1-4: 10 am-12 pm $75/session
Grades 5-8: 1 pm-4 pm $100/session

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


Bookbinding with Su Legatt

  • When 1-3 pm, August 13-16 (4 days)
  • Where Kaddatz Workshop
  • Cost $80

This is a great class for parents and kids to take together!

Learn basic and intermediate bookbinding techniques including:

  • Accordion Books
  • Su’s “Origami Trapper Keepers”
  • Pamphlet and Japanese Punch Bindings
  • Kettle Stitch
  • Clamshell Cases, and Slip Cases

All ages!

Cost: $80

Cell Phone-tography with Su Legatt

  • When 5-7pm, August 13-16
  • Where Kaddatz Workshop
  • Cost $15/day or $50/all 4 days

Learn to make the most of your cell phone camera!

August 13: Compostion, Still Life

August 14: Filters, Selfie

August 15: The Pinterest Effect, Abstract/Landscape

August 16: High End Portraits

All Ages!


Telemark Rosemaling with Clarice Dieter

  • When 9 am - 4 pm (hour break for lunch) September 22, 29 & October 6 (3 days)
  • Where Kaddatz Workshop
  • Cost $150 (materials provided)

In this 3 part workshop beginner and intermediate students will learn the painting techniques used in the traditional Scandinavian fork art Rosemaling in the Telemark style from local master Rosemal artist, Clarice Dieter.

All materials will be provided, including a hand-turned wooden plate to finish and take home for your final project!

Registration deadline: September 8

Ages: 16+

Adult Graffiti Art Classes

  • When October 18 (6-9pm), 19 (6-9pm), & 20 (10am-4pm)
  • Where To be determined
  • Cost $300, materials provided

In this 3-day workshop you will learn Graffiti as a fine art form, as a movement, a source of communication and an enhancement to your community with Minneapolis based Graffiti Artist Peyton Scott Russell a.k.a. Sprayfinger!

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to learn Graffiti Art right here in Fergus Falls!

Registration & payment required by September 30th!

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:

June 19

July 17

August 21

Exhibition Art

Family Art Tables

  • When Summer: Tuesdays 9-11am & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
  • Where See locations below!
  • Cost Free

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

@ NP Park during FFPLibrary Story Walks

Tuesdays, 9-11am, June 5 – July 24

Funded by Friends of the Library.

@ Roosevelt Park during AC4TA Concerts in the Park 

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, June 14 – August 30 (except June 28 & August 2 – no event)

July 12 & August 23: location moves downtown





Figure Drawing Co-op

  • Where Kaddatz
  • Cost $5 per session (First session is free!)

We are taking the summer off! Will resume in September 2018.

Study from nude and clothed models. Easels and tables available, but please bring your own drawing or other supplies. Costs $5 per session. Ages 18+.

For more info or inquiries call 218.998.4405.

Scholarships available for most workshops! For more info, contact Education Coordinator Amanda Cross at 218-998-4405 or