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  • Join celebrated artist Ingegerd Råman for an exclusive tour of her work as part of the CraftBOWL exhibit, complete with curated cocktail creations from FIKA Café inspired by Råman’s glassware. Named a Swedish National Treasure, Råman, is a legendary designer in glass and ceramics who for almost five decades has worked with such acclaimed Swedish Glassworks such as Johansfors, Skruf and Orrefors and is exhibited by such prestigious venues as the National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm and…
  • Students will braid traditional pewter coiled thread and sew this braid to a reindeer hide strip using acrylic and cotton thread. The Beginning Saami-Inspired Bracelet class will consist of creating a simple double braid bracelet. The techniques used to create these projects will follow the model of an oral tradition passed down over 100 years by the Saami people, the indigenous people of Northern Scandinavia. Students learn by watching and engaging in what is a “living” tradition. INSTRUCTO…
  • Nordic Craft Workshop: Felted Bowl Luminary Make a felted bowl of your own to celebrate ASI's CraftBOWL exhibition. Using wool and classic wet felting techniques, create a beautiful bowl-shaped luminary. This workshop requires hand strength and some extended standing. Please bring 2-3 large towels, a plastic bag, and a plastic apron (optional). Instructor:  Judy McDowell Cost:  ASI members $45; non-members $55
  • Exclusive CraftBOWL Exhibition Tour with Artist Jögge Sundqvist Saturday, January 20, 2018; 11-12 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018; 2-3 p.m. As part of the CraftBOWL exhibition, don't miss this opportunity to meet acclaimed Swedish master craftsman/woodworker Jögge Sundqvist (aka Surolle). This moderated walking tour in the Turnblad Mansion offers an intimate and rare U.S. chance to hear him talk about his work. Two tours will be offered on the same day. As a charming champion of the Swedish s…
  • posted a new Event First Look - CraftBOWL
    OPENING NIGHT PARTY Get a first look at CraftBOWL a new, multi-part exhibition which launches ASI’s 2018 year of The Handmade and explores vessel design through the careers of three Swedish masters, Jögge Sundqvist, Ingegerd Råman and Bertil Vallien, and the global movements they have inspired. Jögge Sundqvist will give a Rhythm & Slöjd performance where “wood, sweat, and woodchips” come together with rock n’ roll to illustrate his process, the role craft plays in connection to h…
  • Start your day like a Swede! Join us for a full breakfast buffet of Swedish pancakes, breakfast smorgås, kringler and much more while being serenaded by the ASI Male Chorus. Tickets also include regular guided tours of the Turnblad Mansion departing from Larson Hall and traditional nyckelharpa and Swedish fiddle tunes. All proceeds go to the ASI Male Chorus and preserving the Swedish male choral tradition in Minnesota. Originally founded in 1936 the Male Chorus is one of the oldest Swedish ch…
  • posted a new Event Duo Gelland - Walking Concert
    Duo Gelland Concert - Walking Concert Explore the intersections of art and music in this unique mobile concert experience. The Swedish-German violin ensemble Duo Gelland, of Cecilia and Martin Gelland, will perform during a walking tour of the Still Life: Karin Broos exhibition in the historic Turnblad Mansion. They will premiere Lödöse stämmor by Swedish composer Mikael Forsman and music by the young Minneapolis/St Paul Composer Collective 113 and Six Families. Space is limited. Advanced…
  • Watercolor Basics: Favorite Objects From the ASI Collection In this one-day workshop, you’ll be introduced to basic watercolor technique as you create a painting of an object selected from ASI’s historic collection. Create an original work of art to celebrate the beauty of everyday things with artist Tara Sweeney, co-illustrator of A to Zåäö An Illustrated Guide To ASI’s Collection Instructor Saint Paul teaching artist and writer Tara Sweeney has been creating with watercolor for near…
  • Youth Slöjd Handcraft Class: Printmaking 101 This class is open to ages 7-17.  Other Classes Sunday October 1 – Painted Dala Horses A Section – 1:00-3:00pm Sunday October 29 – Painted Dala Horses B Section – 1:00-3:00 pm  Instructor Fiona Avocado is an artist and educator living in Minneapolis. She creates comics, illustrations, and prints about everyday life, political and social movements, the natural worlds, and glittery daydreams. Cost:  $30 / all youth
  • Nordic Craft Workshop – Intro to Linoleum Block Printing Try your hand at linoleum cut printmaking inspired by Scandinavia Folk Art. This fun process begins with carving a design into linoleum, and then transferring the design onto paper. Your print will be the mirror image from the block. The neat thing about this technique is that you can make lots of copies of the same design, like a set of notecards, a pretty book jacket, or prints for friends! This is a great class for beginners. Instruct…