Expressionistic Landscape Painting with Gillian Bedford Registration Deadline

Headwaters Music & Arts hosts landscape artist Gillian Bedford for a painting workshop series in March. The four session course will be held 6:30-8:30 Thursdays March 4 through March 25. Led by local landscape painter Gillian Bedford, the course will teach how to capture the mood and expression of a landscape through composition and color choices. Participants will use acrylic paints as they learn about color mixing, the basics of design, and the importance of values and contrast. Participants will leave the course with their own 16” x 20” landscape painting and a larger understanding of landscapes.

Gillian Bedford is a transplant to Bemidji but the two seem a perfect fit. Gillian says “I have painted all of my life but have never felt so excited to paint the landscape of Minnesota as now. I moved from Philadelphia to Bemidji a little over a year ago and have fallen in love with the bogs, trees, lakes and countryside.” Inspired by the Minnesota landscape Gillian has found herself exploring the area with her paintbrush. “I love painting plein air, whether with a group or by myself. In the winter I use photos my husband or I have taken of the beauty around us and paint in my studio.”

Gillian received a BFA in painting, magna cum laude, from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. While painting was not her first choice of medium; after exploring photography, jewelry, and ceramics, she found her true home in painting and has been doing it for over thirty years. Gillian loves using large amounts of color and though she has used oils and watercolor in the past, she has chosen acrylic paint for it’s fast drying nature. She likes being able to change up what she is doing quickly so that there can be better and better iterations before she settles on her final painting.

The workshop is for adults; the $100 fee ($90 for members – you can become a member here) includes supplies, learning materials and instruction but participants are encouraged to purchase their own copy of The Simple Secret to Better Painting by Greg Albert which Gillian will reference in the class. Space is limited to 8 adults. Social distance and mask protocols will be enforced, registration deadline is March 1.

Expressionistic Landscape Painting with Gillian Bedford

Headwaters Music & Arts hosts landscape artist Gillian Bedford for a painting workshop series in March. The four session course will be held 6:30-8:30 Thursdays March 4 through March 25. Led by local landscape painter Gillian Bedford, the course will teach how to capture the mood and expression of a landscape through composition and color choices. Participants will use acrylic paints as they learn about color mixing, the basics of design, and the importance of values and contrast. Participants will leave the course with their own 16” x 20” landscape painting and a larger understanding of landscapes.

Gillian Bedford is a transplant to Bemidji but the two seem a perfect fit. Gillian says “I have painted all of my life but have never felt so excited to paint the landscape of Minnesota as now. I moved from Philadelphia to Bemidji a little over a year ago and have fallen in love with the bogs, trees, lakes and countryside.” Inspired by the Minnesota landscape Gillian has found herself exploring the area with her paintbrush. “I love painting plein air, whether with a group or by myself. In the winter I use photos my husband or I have taken of the beauty around us and paint in my studio.”

Gillian received a BFA in painting, magna cum laude, from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. While painting was not her first choice of medium; after exploring photography, jewelry, and ceramics, she found her true home in painting and has been doing it for over thirty years. Gillian loves using large amounts of color and though she has used oils and watercolor in the past, she has chosen acrylic paint for it’s fast drying nature. She likes being able to change up what she is doing quickly so that there can be better and better iterations before she settles on her final painting.

The workshop is for adults; the $100 fee ($90 for members – you can become a member here) includes supplies, learning materials and instruction but participants are encouraged to purchase their own copy of The Simple Secret to Better Painting by Greg Albert which Gillian will reference in the class. Space is limited to 8 adults. Social distance and mask protocols will be enforced, registration deadline is March 1.

My Kid & Me – Art Exploration | March 2 – April 6

Grades 1st -5th  and an adult guardian
 4-5:30 pm, Tuesdays, March 2 – April 6

$150 per adult/child pair, Additional child or additional adult $75

Explore the different art media and techniques  with a child in your life! This weekly program will offer a fun and relaxing experience in the Headwater Art Studio. The 6 session program led by Diamond Knispel gives participants the chance to try different age appropriate media at their own pace. Diamond will be on hand to facilitate a fun experience while teaching new skills and techniques. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.  Art supplies provided.

You are required to read and sign the Art Program Policies when attending any Headwaters Art Program.

My Kid & Me – Pottery | March 5 – April 9

Grades 1st -5th  and an adult guardian
 6-7:30 pm, Fridays, March 5 – April 9

$150 per adult/child pair, Additional child or additional adult $75

Explore the world of pottery with a child in your life! End your week with fun and relaxation with this 6 session course taught by Tom Daly. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.  Supplies and instruction provided.

You are required to read and sign the Art Program Policies when attending any Headwaters Art Program.

Headwaters Jam Band | Block 4

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Thursdays in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 5-7pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 4:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Jam Band | Block 3

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Thursdays in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 5-7pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 4:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Jam Band | Block 2

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Thursdays in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 5-7pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 4:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Jam Band | Block 1

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Thursdays in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 5-7pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 4:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Sign-Up Day

Headwaters Music & Arts will host a free open house 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, August 22 at 519 Minnesota Ave NW. The event gives area youth and adults the opportunity to register for one-on-one lessons on piano, guitar, voice and many more instruments, along with pottery, open chess, creative writing courses, and unified arts activities for adults with disabilities. Additional youth programs include after-school art clubs and a home school teen art class An affiliate of Schmitt Music Company, Headwaters will also have a variety of musical instruments on hand to purchase or “rent to own.” Social distancing guidelines will be followed during the open house as well as during in-person activities. Community members are welcome to make a private appointment to register by calling 218.444.5606. Additional details about programs and financial assistance can be found on our website. Established in 1992, Headwaters Music & Arts is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for creativity through instruction and inspire the community through music and the arts.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Dave Cofell in Concert

Saturday, March 28, 7-9pm
Headwaters Music & Arts
519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji
$8 advance | $10 day of concert

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Cofell will perform 7-9 pm Saturday, March 28 at Headwaters Music & Arts in Bemidji. In 2016 and 2017, Dave Cofell was selected to perform for the American Folk Life Center for the Library of Congress. Dave has shared a stage with John Gorka, Garnet Rogers, Ronny Cox, Billy Bragg and more.

Dave is a study in easygoing amiability and unforced charisma. His music is eclectic, a woven tapestry of songs and stories with an over-all arc that comes together and tells a tale to remember. Scores of fans and promoters the world over will attest that attending one of Dave’s performances is a wonderful experience. With the gift of a consummate storyteller, Dave shares both funny and tender moments. He is an artist whose first love is music and it shows. He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a Midwestern broad spectrum Americana sound.

Cofell will be joined onstage by Nathan Ness, a folk singer songwriter from St. Cloud. Ness tells intimate and heartfelt stories through his melodic folk and acoustic Americana original songs. Nathan’s music transports audiences back in time as he blends musicianship, creativity and tradition through his inspirational lyrical content.

Nathan draws his repertoire from nearly a century of musical history, true to the traditional music from the early 20th century and has been influenced by the more contemporary music of the latest half-century. Ever-evolving, Nathan also peppers in several original compositions that feel like they could have been written long ago. Fans appreciate what they’ve called a “clever and eclectic repertoire” and “a great laundry list of standards that patrons of all ages can enjoy!”

A portion of the concert proceeds support Headwaters Music & Arts programming. Tickets are $8 or $10 day of concert. Purchase your tickets now.