Ancient China: Bronze Creatures and Practicing the Three Perfections

Wednesday, May 3, 2017Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (3 weeks)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Northfield Arts Guild

Center for the Arts

304 Division St
Northfield, MN 55057

Art Studio

This class is held on Wednesdays and meets weekly.

Description: One of the longest continually existing cultures, the Chinese referred to the calligraphy, poetry and painting as the three perfections. While you won’t have years to refine your techniques, you will try your hand at each to create a unique final composition. You’ll also create a low relief carving of a creature honored in early Chinese bronze sculptures.

Skills: calligraphy, poetry, painting, printmaking, carving on metal

Take a tour around the world through the arts! Northfield Arts Guild homeschool classes inspire students to tie together various strands of their learning, from history to science to literature and folklore, through experiential art, music, and dance-focused lessons. Thoughtful prompts generated by knowledgeable instructors cultivate student-centered discussion at the beginning of class. Students investigate, experiment, and emulate arts-based techniques and skills centered around the celebrated art forms of that particular culture and era. Students will use the highest quality age-appropriate materials. Every class culminates in original artwork driven by each student’s unique creative vision.

Teens do not need to come prepared with prior knowledge, but investigation beforehand is encouraged to help facilitate discussions.

About the instructor: Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt, is better known as “Ms. Kelly” by her students. She has been teaching Art at St. Dominic School for the past five years. A love of travel provides a world of creative inspiration in the art studio with her students. She was a graphic designer for several years before getting her MS in Art & Design Education from Pratt Institute.

Target age range: Classes are designed for teens ages 13–18 years
All abilities are welcome; if your child needs accommodations, please discuss these with the instructor prior to the beginning of the class so that Northfield Arts Guild can make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations.

Cost per child/student: $70, includes materials or $63/Northfield Arts Guild members
Sibling discount: The first child is full price. Any additional siblings registering for the same class receives a 50% tuition discount.

Registration: Register online at or call 507-645-8877 during office hours, or stop by the office and register in person.

Parent/guardian/educator policy: Parents are not required to remain in the building during the classes, but parents may stay and watch as Northfield Arts Guild knows this is an important part of being able to continue the conversation and learning after your arts lessons. Alternatively, a waiting lounge is located on the downstairs level directly adjacent to the art studio where the homeschool classes take place. The lounge is a work in progress, so feel free to offer suggestions on how the space might be improved.
Sibling policy: Northfield Arts Guild asks for a $5 materials fee per younger sibling who wishes to play and experiment with the materials (if age appropriate) and that parents assist the younger siblings during the whole duration of the class. Or younger siblings may join their parents in the waiting lounge to play and rest or they may join their parents in observing the class.

For more information, call 507-645-8877 or email education(at) or visit

Information subject to change. Please check with Northfield Arts Guild for the most current information.