Most Arboretum Adult Classes & Programs Canceled through July 31

Please check the COVID-19 Arb Classes Updates Webpage for the latest updates.

Programs that remain on this page are still open for registration!

Sculpture & Sculpting
Classes & Workshops

Discover, learn, and practice your skills in 3-dimensions! Create beautiful and unique sculptural forms in a variety of mediums...all inspired by nature or using natural materials!


The Power of Balance: Stone Sculptures for your Garden

Choose from:
Saturday, August 29, 2020, 
9:30 a.m.-noon
OR
Saturday, January 16, 2021, 
9:30 a.m.-noon

Peter Juhl, stone balancing artist, www.temporarysculpture.com

Level 
No experience necessary 
Supplies 
Use an assortment of the instructor's practice rocks during class 

Dazzle your friends with a new skill that looks like magic and combines elements of meditation, sculpture, and performance art.

  • Create impossible looking balances using ordinary stones!
  • Learn and practice simple techniques using shape, weight and friction
  • Gain insights on photographing your creations including design and composition
  • Receive helpful tips on more advanced balancing
You'll leave grounded, refreshed, and able to repeat your balancing act in your own garden or anywhere with stones. 
NOTE This workshop is designed for adults; because a general understanding of gravity and physics is discussed, suggested minimum age for this class is 12. 

Limit 24, Learning Center - Tree Place

register Saturday, August 29, 2020
$42 member/$57 non-member,
 includes Arboretum admission 

register Saturday, January 16, 2021
$42 member/$57 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission

Refresher Course: Continue the Journey with Balanced Stone Sculptures

Saturday, January 16, 2021
1-2:30 p.m.

Peter Juhl, stone balancing artist, www.temporarysculpture.com

Level
Adults who have previously taken the Peter Juhl's Stone Balancing class or have other stone balancing experience
Supplies
Use an assortment of the instructor's practice rocks during class

Maybe you've forgotten what you learned, maybe you're ready to further your stone balancing journey or perhaps you just would like to rekindle the excitement you felt in a previous class you attended with master rock balancer Peter Juhl. If so, this is the class for you! In this class you will:
  • Review the basics and practice foundational techniques.
  • Receive helpful tips on more advanced balancing
  • Create even more impossible looking balances using ordinary stones
  • Learn additional techniques to preserve your creations in photography including design and composition
Bring a camera device to class. You'll leave refreshed, grounded, and able to repeat your balancing act - in your own garden or anywhere you find stones.
NOTE this workshop is designed for adults; the suggested minimum age for this class is 12.

Limit 24, Learning Center - Tree Place

register Saturday, January 16, 2021
$42 member/$57 non-member
,
 includes Arboretum admission


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          Sat - Sun, noon - 4 p.m.
Email Arboretum Education at
          arbedu@umn.edu
Call Arboretum Education at
          612-301-1210


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Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

Waitlist
The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button and complete the form, or call 612-301-1210. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional class sessions may be added.


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Summer 2020 Kids ProgramsUpdate

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