Pretty Pasta and Personalized Portraits (Youth Visual Arts)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (2 sessions)
9:30 am – 11:00 am

Northfield Arts Guild

Center for the Arts

304 Division St
Northfield, MN 55057

Art Studio

This class is held on Wednesdays and meets twice a month.

Description: Inspired by the life and times of Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus, this month’s art projects are one of a kind! Marco Polo brought pasta from Asia to Europe. You will take pasta to another level by using its unique shapes to create an amazing work of art. Around the time Columbus sailed to the Americas, portraits showing the lives and interests of the subject were the rage in the art world. You will create your own portrait expressing what you value in your own life.

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.

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

Visual Arts 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 youth ages 6–12 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: $35 ($31.50/Northfield Arts Guild members), includes materials
Sibling discount: The first child is full price. Any additional siblings registering for the same class receives a 50% tuition discount.

Registration: Register online 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 ask for a $5 materials fee per younger sibling who wishes to play and experiment with the materials (if age appropriate). Or consider the Music Together preschool program that happens during the same time. Or they may play and rest in the waiting lounge or observe 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.