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  • We'll use contact paper and simple stamps to decorate tea towels. We'll also use with handmade stencils to create some amazing and colorful patterns. Participants ages 7-17 welcome to register. Materials are provided by the instructor and included in the class fee Instructor:  Lizzie Anderson Cost:  $25
  • Express yourself through SAORI Weaving! There will be a loom already set up for you, so just come and enjoy expressing yourself with colors and textures. SAORI originates from Japan and has no rules or restrictions as to how and what you weave. It is a very therapeutic weaving style. Ages 18 and older welcome to register. Materials fee $13 and payable to the instructor Instructor:  Chiaki O'Brien Cost:  $25
  • Make Your Own Pocket Dala Horse Using wool felt, fleece and authentic Swedish braid we will sew a small Dala Horse and Pocket. Only basic sewing skills required. Ages 14 and older welcome to register. Ages 10-13 welcome to register with a paid adult. Materials fee $3, and payable to the instructor Instructor:  Julie Steller Cost:  $25
  • Class will begin by doodling a design for our piece. From there, we'll learn the basics of embroidery and stitch our doodles to life using using needle and thread. Each student will create one piece of art that can be hung on the wall or added to clothing and household fabrics. Participants ages 7-17 welcome to register. Materials are provided by the instructor and included in the class fee Instructor:  Lizzie Anderson Cost:  $25
  • Make your own card holder out of birch bark using traditional weaving techniques.  Learn about birch trees in Minnesota and how bark can be sustainably harvested and hand-processed into usable materials, while designing and weaving for own project. No prior weaving experience is necessary.  This is a great class foster a new appreciation of birch and weaving. Ages 15 and older welcome to register. Ages 12-14 welcome to register with a paid adult Materials Fee $10 materials fee payable to the i…
  • posted a new Event Swedish Music and Traditions
    Join us for a two hour class that delves into Swedish traditional holiday songs, why they are sung, and their translations.  Learn what songs and dances are used today at, for example, Easter, Midsummer, Advent, Lucia, and Christmas, and learn about some traditions that existed in times past but have now receded into history.  Held in English with translations of Swedish texts. Alternate Date Option: Wednesday, August 23 Instructor:  Ingela-Selda Eilert Haaland Cost:  ASI members $15, n…
  • posted a new Event Cocktails at the Castle
    Cocktails at the Castle  -  Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m.  Cocktails at the Castle is a community celebration filled with non-stop art, immersive music and exploration inspired by ASI’s new exhibition of paintings by the acclaimed Swedish artist, Karin Broos: Still Life.    And, of course, delicious crafted cocktails and festival food by FIKA.   Tickets More information about pricing and programming will be released as it becomes available. Please check this s…
  • Wednesday Craft and Cocktails Series This summer, take a break on Wednesday nights and get crafty at ASI. Think of it as the ultimate summer camp arts and crafts cabin for adults. Each week, try your hand at a different medium of Scandinavian craft. From glass fusing to wood painting and luffarslöjd, ASI’s studio arts classroom is the perfect relaxed space to explore your artistic side. Grab a signature cocktail from FIKA, and join us for a fun and casual evening of crafting! No prior exper…
  • Wednesday Craft and Cocktails Series This summer, take a break on Wednesday nights and get crafty at ASI. Think of it as the ultimate summer camp arts and crafts cabin for adults. Each week, try your hand at a different medium of Scandinavian craft. From glass fusing to wood painting and luffarslöjd, ASI’s studio arts classroom is the perfect relaxed space to explore your artistic side. Grab a signature cocktail from FIKA, and join us for a fun and casual evening of crafting! No prior exper…
  • Learn how to do Swedish wire art or Luffarslöjd. With simple tools and wire of various gauges, learn basic techniques of wire work to make several beautiful and useful objects such as hooks, candlesticks and bowls. The workshop will also share ideas for further exploration. Instructor Faith Clover taught art education at the University of Minnesota and introduced her students to Swedish handcrafts. While leading a study abroad trip to Sweden and Sätergläntan, she took classes in this relativ…