Headwaters Fiddle Camp | June 17 – 21

Headwaters Music & Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji MN
9 am-4 pm Monday, June 17- Friday, June 21, 2019
Adults and youth with a minimum of one year performance experience
$100 person | Partial Youth Scholarships Available | Register by June 3, 2019

We are excited to announce our eighth year of fiddle camp! Rose Vincent of Eau Claire, Wisconsin serves as this year’s director, and will work with instructors John Vincent, Brian Miller and Sarah Hamrin to develop and fine-tune each day’s activities. Brian Miller brings his knowledge of lumber camp history and traditions, and vocalist and performer Nora Rendell joins in as our special guest presenter. We have a field trip to Beltrami County History Center planned. It is going to be an excellent year!

Headwaters Fiddle Camp 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.

Making Paper with Plant Matter with Bonnie Vigness & Linda Bissell

Have you ever wondered how paper was made? Learn the process and make your own sheets of paper with paper makers Bonnie Vigness and Linda Bissell. Use common plant matter that can be collected from the kitchen such as pineapple and asparagus to make your own beautiful sheets that you can take home.

Bonnie and Linda have been making their own paper for years. They started to explore the process as a way to reuse shredded paper and then continued experimenting with vegetable and fruit matter. They often experiment with fibers that would otherwise be tossed as compost or recycling. The two have made paper for local artists and Bonnie continues to take orders for custom paper.

The workshop will be held Saturday, March 30th, 10:00am – 3:00pm and is for adults. No experience necessary but advance registration is required (limited number of spots available).

$45 ($40 Headwaters members)

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).

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+