Art Activities

Make-&-Take Booths

When:  2–8 PM
Where:  Lyngblomsten courtyard (outdoors)

Create your own work of art at Make-&-Take Booths at the festival.  Booths will be led by:

sun-solo Northern Clay Center

sun-solo Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota

sun-solo Garden Talk Creation Station

sun-solo Monet for a Day

sun-solo ART4JOY

sun-solo Stars and Stripes Ink Prints

sun-solo Leather Painting & Paper Marbling

sun-solo Be a Friend Bud Bouquet

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Project:  Clay Garden Plaque

Announcement (updated 9/10/18):

  • Northern Clay tiles. If you or someone you know made a clay tile at the Northern Clay Make-and-Take booth, you can pick up the finished piece. The tiles are on a wooden table near the Community Services offices (located on the opposite side of the Community Room, lower level). If you have questions, please contact Deb Hannasch at (651) 632-5330.

Northern Clay Center (NCC) proudly presents the Family Creation Station.  All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this activity.  Get in touch with your inner artist as you create and decorate a clay garden plaque with embellishments of your choice.  NCC teaching artists will help you create a one-of-a-kind piece of ceramic art.  Grab your friends and family, along with your creative spirit, and learn to make and decorate in clay!

Projects will be brought back to NCC for firing and participants will pick-up their fired projects three weeks after the event at Lyngblomsten.  Participants will be given a pickup slip with all of the pertinent information.


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with artists Deb George and Lynn Vinge

Project:  Personalized Polymer Clay Pens

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Founded in 2007, the Polymer Clay Guild is an enthusiastic, generous, well-organized group of 38 members who are passionate about working with the medium polymer clay and sharing their knowledge with the public. 

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sun-solo Garden Talk Creation Station sun-solo
with poet Zoë Bird

Project:  Garden Quotes

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Join local poet Zoë Bird from APP-MN at this garden-inspired word play and creation station.  Stop in to get inspiration that will activate all the senses and compose text to stamp on your hand-decorated clay tile.  Zoë will help you design your very own garden quote that you can use at the Northern Clay Center booth to create your one-of-a-kind garden plaque.  Celebrate the abundance of summer by making beautiful garden tiles with Northern Clay Center and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project MN!

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with artist Jan Gunderson

Project: Mini Canvas Art: Pet Portraits

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Awaken your inner artist—come be Monet for a Day!  Artist Jan Gunderson will give you step-by-step painting instructions to create your own one-of-a kind artwork on 8-by-10-inch canvas.  No experience needed—fun for all ages!

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sun-solo ART4JOY sun-solo

with artists Michèle Coppin and Holly Nelson

Project:  Nature Prints


Join artists Michèle Coppin and Holly Nelson to make your own nature prints.  Create beautiful, detailed, life-sized images of plants and flowers.  Explore the basic process of using inks and paper.  Gardeners, nature lovers, and artists of all ages will enjoy this fun and engaging process.

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with community artist Kimber Olson

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Join community artist Kimber Olson to design a patriotic-themed motif using paint, stamp, and stencil on a special gelatin plate, then transfer your unique design onto a cloth flag, banner, or greeting card!  Come show your patriotic spirit, salute the flag, honor a veteran or an active military member through your one-of-a-kind piece of art.

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with Wet Paint Art Materials

Make a one-of-a-kind decorative pattern on paper in the centuries-old process called marbling.  Or add your colorful touches to a group project with leather or to a small leather swatch that you can take home.  Both processes will be demonstrated and you can then try your hand at it!

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with Hermes Floral


Make someone’s day by creating a flower bouquet that will be given to a Lyngblomsten resident or tenant.  Staff from Hermes Floral will be on hand to help you create a masterpiece!