Introduction to Tapestry Weaving with Kristin Majkrzak

Spend a weekend with local fiber artist and weaver, Kristin Majkrzak, creating a small wall hanging on a simple frame loom to learn basic weaving techniques. Starting at the beginning with how to warp your loom you will be taken through the artistic process of tapestry creation including using straight lines with interacting color, and then moving on to curving shapes and distorted weft. Kristin will show you some different methods of finishing your tapestries before the weekend is up.

Tapestry weaving is a medium of artistic expression that is both ancient and modern. It is a way of “painting” with yarn that uses texture, color, and line in the design process, and your style can be anything from realistic to abstract.

Kristin says “Tapestry weaving is my favorite means of visual artistic expression. The limitations of the weaving grid are freeing, as form can be for poetry. I like to feel the creative sparks as I work my way around those limitations.”

The workshop will be held over the course of three days March 22nd – 24th. The group will meet 6:30 – 9:00 pm, March 22nd, and from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, with an hour break for lunch from noon-1:00 pm both days.

The cost to attend is $150 ($135 for Headwaters members). All levels of experience, 18 and older (RSVP Required. Limited number of spots available.)

Drawing Your Way Into Watercolor with Mary Therese

Many paintings begin with a drawing or a sketch, our latest watercolor class will begin the same way. Join local artist and experienced painter, Mary Therese, as she works with students to strengthen their skills through a series of exercises based on the teachings of the famous New York’s Art Students’ League, Kimon Nicolaides, who focused on mastering the key concepts: contour, gesture, weight and structure. Develop your skills in drawing for the first three weeks of the session. Second 3 weeks will be spent working with watercolor, using your drawing experiences to “…carry you forward into painting in a natural way.”

Mary Therese, a full-time professional artist for over 25 years, has received two fine art degrees in painting, printmaking and art education. She works as a surface designer painting on fabric, as well as creating large wall murals, often involving community members.

The workshop will be held Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm, over the course of six weeks starting March 13th and going until April 17th.

The cost to attend $140 ($130 for members of Headwaters). All levels of experience, 18 and older (RSVP Required. Limited number of spots available).

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving with Kristin Majkrzak

Spend a weekend with local fiber artist and weaver, Kristin Majkrzak, creating a small wall hanging on a simple frame loom to learn basic weaving techniques. Starting at the beginning with how to warp your loom you will be taken through the artistic process of tapestry creation including using straight lines with interacting color, and then moving on to curving shapes and distorted weft. Kristin will show you some different methods of finishing your tapestries before the weekend is up.

Tapestry weaving is a medium of artistic expression that is both ancient and modern. It is a way of “painting” with yarn that uses texture, color, and line in the design process, and your style can be anything from realistic to abstract.

Kristin says “Tapestry weaving is my favorite means of visual artistic expression. The limitations of the weaving grid are freeing, as form can be for poetry. I like to feel the creative sparks as I work my way around those limitations.”

The workshop will be held over the course of three days March 22nd – 24th. The group will meet 6:30 – 9:00 pm, March 22nd, and from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, with an hour break for lunch from noon-1:00 pm both days.

The cost to attend is $150 ($135 for Headwaters members). All levels of experience, 18 and older (RSVP Required. Limited number of spots available.)

Headwaters Volunteer Gathering

7 pm 2nd Mondays

An informal  get together for current volunteers as well as for those who would like to learn more about ways to get involved at Headwaters. From board membership and events to greeter or chaperone, you are wanted and needed. Stop in!

Headwaters Work Day

Let’s give our building a little love!  We have a growing list of painting, staining and cleaning projects and appreciate some extra hands.  Painting and cleaning supplies provided, along with a pizza lunch.  Please let us know ahead of time if you are able to be part of the work party. Noon-5pm Sunday, February 10.

Paint & Sip

Bring a friend and enjoy a glass of wine while you create a painting on a Saturday afternoon. Area artist, Laura Schmeling, will walk you through the steps of creating an original painting offering tips and tricks during this fun, no-pressure, event. Absolutely no experience necessary to take part! There will be a cash bar on campus courtesy of Brigid’s Pub. Supplies provided, must be 21 or older to attend. Advance registration required. The cost to attend is $35 ($30 for Headwaters members)

Pottery & Pints

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon glazing pottery and drinking good brew. Headwaters Resident Potter, Tom Daly, will walk you through the process of glazing two pottery pieces created by Daly, such as a beer mug or bowl. If you are so inclined, you can try out the pottery wheel or other basic pottery techniques. There will be plenty of breaks for socializing and enjoying beer. There will be a cash bar on campus courtesy of Brigid’s Pub. Absolutely no art experience is required. Come learn in a fun and supportive environment surrounded by your friends. 21+

We ❤ Headwaters | Annual Instructor Showcase

Headwaters Music & Arts celebrates the impressive talents of our music instructors with our annual instructor showcase 6 pm Friday, February 15 at 519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji. With this year’s theme of We “Heart” Headwaters, the show will be an informal and sweet evening of blues, bluegrass, jazz, classical and contemporary music performed on guitar, banjo, violin, cello, piano, sax, trombone, and trumpet as well as some great vocals.

Headwaters instructors come from a variety of musical backgrounds and the evening’s performances will be as varied as the talents. Audience members can look forward to a five piano version of The Entertainer, and a jazz improv version of My Funny Valentine performed by Carolyn Towler (piano), John Konecne (sax), and Rolf Lund (electric guitar). Another highlight will be an original song composed by piano instructor Carol Gall and performed with Annalise Aakhus. The line up will showcase even more performances offering a dynamic celebration of Headwaters instructors’ individual styles.

The showcase will be emceed by Headwaters 2019 Board President Tanja Bennett. There will be a silent auction with a “date night” basket and other goodies, refreshments and a Brigid’s Pub cash bar. Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6:00. Cost to attend the evening is $10, $5 for students and seniors 65 +.

Centuries Passed – Opening Reception

Headwaters Music & Arts will host the art of Ronald Kettle for the month of February. The show is an exhibit of seven original paintings featuring the ruins of Gothic places of worship from the 14th – 16th century.

Ronald, originally from White Earth, MN, started painting when he was young but then took a break from it for a while. He picked up the paintbrush again in recent years. He has moved around, taking classes and exhibiting in the Twin Cities area as well as Hibbing and Duluth.

There will be an opening reception with Ronald from 4-6pm on Friday Feb 1st. The exhibit will be up in the Headwaters Recital Hall through the end of the month.

Read more about First Friday Exhibits

Headwaters Open-Mic CoffeeHouse

Headwaters Open-Mic CoffeeHouse is a volunteer-led community event at Headwaters Music & Arts held the first Friday of most months. Fun, welcoming, family friendly and supportive, the event has a relaxed and casual tone that encourages musicians, singers, and spoken word performers of all ages and skill levels.

$3 / person or $7 / family
Doors open at 6:30pm for sign up
Music 7-10pm

Do you want to be a part of things? You can become a sponsor of the month, help with set-up and clean-up, host/emcee, or run sound. Just give us a call or contact us.