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  • A Road Trip Around Minnesota: Lakes & Waterfalls

    A Road Trip Around Minnesota: Lakes & Waterfalls Virtual Class Raise your hand if you are ready to take one more day or weekend Road Trip around the State before winter! We could almost feel the breeze from all the hands shooting up! Join Professional Photographer, Jay Grammond as he takes you on a Virtual Road Trip around the state to learn about some of Minnesota’s largest in-land lakes; and fantastic waterfalls – which were so vitally important to travel and trade in bygone days. In today’s world, these same waterways are vital to the state and local community economies; as well as to the citizens as a form of recreation and relaxation. After participating in this class, you should come away with the seeds of your own road trip ideas planted for one last fall road trip. Jay Grammond
  • Alcohol Ink Painting Workshop

    Alcohol Ink Painting Workshop Experiment with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. The non-absorbent nature of Yupo means it will not buckle, no matter how much water you put on it, and it makes colors more vibrant and brilliant than on standard papers as all the color sits on the surface. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, free-flowing and filled with an energy all their own. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of a new technique that you can then take home and expand your artist interest. KidzArt
  • An American Love Affair: Cars of the 1950’s

    An American Love Affair: Cars of the 1950’s Virtual Class What is your favorite Classic Car? Our instructor’s favorite is the 1957 Chevy Belair! Growing up watching “Happy Days”, and having parents take him and his siblings to car shows started a lifelong love affair with cars and trucks, especially from the 1950’s. World War II was over, manufacturing went back to normal; and the economy was starting to blossom. Highways were becoming a thing that allowed people to travel the country. And vehicle production really took an amazing turn in the 1950’s. We’ll take a look at the details that made these cars so special. Jay Grammond
  • Barn Storming: A Tour of Minnesota Barns & Barn Quilts

    Barn Storming: A Tour of Minnesota Barns & Barn Quilts Online Class Minnesota is filled with countless numbers of Barns, most from a bygone era. However, there are still a bunch in operation as well. Professional Photographer and Amateur Historian, Jay Grammond has travelled the state capturing images of barns of all shapes, sizes, and conditions. There is just something about a barn! There are some areas of the State where the barns are adorned with something called a Barn Quilt. Barn Quilts are pieces of art on the side of a barn, shed, or house that usually tell some sort of story. These places are all visible from the roadways, so once you know about them, you can go check them out! Jay Grammond
  • Beginners Guide to Getting Published

    Beginner's Guide to Getting Published If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. You will discover how to: *become a “published” writer overnight * submit manuscripts the correct way *find the right publisher for your work *write irresistible query letters *determine when and how to get an agent * 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed the day before class.
  • Building Your Vision: Taking Your Photography from Good to Great!

    Building Your Vision: Taking Your Photography from Good to Great! Virtual Class Are you a Photographer that wants to take your images to the next level; or maybe someone that is just getting started in photography? Do you want to be a photographer that TAKES snapshots; or one that CREATES images? You’ll leave this class with ideas and concepts that you can put into practice right away. We will cover some compositional basics that will surely improve your images if you are not using them; and we will discuss concepts of building your Photographic Vision to take your images from good to great! Jay Grammond
  • Create & Hold "Your Space"

    Create & Hold “Your Space” Is the environment (work, friends, social media, the news, politics and just people in general) influencing your internal peace? This class will help you learn how to maintain your inner balance while the world is crashing around you. Multiple Handouts and several techniques will be practiced that you may apply to your daily lifestyle. Instructed by Ken Muller- Owner of Your Vibrational Frequency
  • Date Night Pottery

    Date Night Pottery Take pictures, laugh, and create together! Session 1 is creating your forms and session 2 is glazing to finalize your creations. Lea Iverson, Squirrel Mind Design 240U3 Th July 21 & 28 $36 6-7 pm HS, Ceramics Room
  • Dog Obedience and Basic Dog Obedience

    Dog Obedience The morning classes are open to any age dog. Focuses on good heeling, basic commands and fun obstacles to build confidence and obedience. Bring a well fitted collar, leash, and some yummy treats. All participants must bring proof of vaccinations (per veterinarian’s recommendations). Wednesday mornings 10am-10:45am Basic Dog Obedience This class is for dogs 5 months and older. Work on basic obedience commands such as heel, sit, stay, come, stand and down. All training is done on leash and collar. Dogs will be introduced fun obstacles and taught proper behavior in a public setting. All training is done on leash. All participants must bring proof of vaccinations (per veterinarian’s recommendations), collar and leash, along with treats. Tuesday evenings 7-7:45pm Classes are held at the Monticello Dog Academy located at 4300 School Blvd, Monticello, MN 55362. Instructor: Andrea Dubay
  • Explore 50 Different Self Publishing Options (Prerequisite Required)

    Explore 50 Different Self Publishing Options (prerequisite) Self Publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? (participants must attend “Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published” before taking this class) And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as Amazon options. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self publishing companies. The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed the day before class.
  • Fading Ads of the Twin Cities (NEW!)

    Fading Ads of the Twin Cities (NEW!) Virtual Class Do you remember seeing those old painted ads on the sides of buildings for Coca-Cola, Grain Belt Beer, grocery stores, warehouses, etc. Our instructor Jay Grammond has been drawn to fading ads or "ghost signs" for quite some time. In summer 2020, that interest became so much more when he signed a book deal to publish a book about the topic. Join Jay as he takes you on a virtual walk around the Twin Cities to view this sort of "art gallery" that surrounds us. You will learn a bit about the history of some of these companies that date back into the 1800's. Jay Grammond
  • Home Buying Process 101

    Home Buying Process 101 Whether it is your very first home, dream home, or investment property, the home buying process can be intimidating. This class will walk through the ever-changing real estate market and empower you to make educated decisions when purchasing. We will help you create a plan based on your goals, limitations, timeline, and the market specific to where you are looking to buy. Learn how to personalize the home buying plan that fits you best. Jacob Olson, Realty ONE Group Choice 177U1 S June 18 $10 10-11:30 am HS, Room 1685 177U2 T July 19 $10 6:30-8 pm CE, Room 209 177U3 S Aug 6 $10 10-11:30 am HS, Room 1685 177U4 T Aug 9 $10 6:30-8 pm CE, Room 209
  • Inner Awareness to Achieve Peace and Harmony

    Inner Awareness to Achieve Peace & Harmony Every wonder how to still your mind at the end of your day. Past events leave an imprint within us and reminds of our stressors in life. As you become aware of these thought this class will teach you how to process them in a healthy manner so they lower their level of intensity. Handouts covering different approaches and several techniques will be practiced in class that you may apply to your daily lifestyle. Instructed by Ken Muller- Owner of Your Vibrational Frequency
  • Intermediate Dog Obedience

    Intermediate Dog Obedience A fun class where we focus on appropriate responses to environmental stimuli and other dogs. Must have completed Basic Obedience first. Continues to work toward off leash control on basic commands and will introduce some dog agility obstacles, just for fun. Working towards off leash control with longer stays. Loose leash heeling and fun games to keep your dog engaged. Intermediate Dog Obedience classes are held at Monticello Dog Academy, 4300 School Blvd in Monticello and are taught by Andrea Dubay. All participants must bring proof of vaccinations (per veterinarian’s recommendations), collar and leash, along with treats. Andrea Dubay, Monticello Dog Academy
  • Intro to Meditation on Oneness w/ Higher Soul

    This meditation focuses on your connection with your Higher Soul. No previous meditation experience necessary. We will do some light movement/exercise, breath work, the meditation and then another set of light movement to help release any tension/stress within the body. A Great daily meditation that will enhance your connection to your Divinity!!! Instructed by Ken Muller- Owner of Your Vibrational Frequency
  • Listening to Your Intuition

    Listening to Your Intuition!!! It’s time we remove the noise, tap into and listen to our intuition. You Intuition guides you throughout your life helping you make healthy outcome decisions. Handouts covering different approaches and several techniques will be practiced in class that you may apply to your daily lifestyle. Instructed by Ken Muller- Owner of Your Vibrational Frequency
  • Meet the Publisher/Agent Q & A- Get your Manuscript Critiqued

    Meet the Agent/Publisher Q&A – Get Your Manuscript Critiqued Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Email one page of your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of one page of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book, or children’s book. (Optional: You can then send your manuscript for a professional critique (for a critique fee of $50 for up to 25 double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter, and a list of publishers/agents who are interested in your type of work.) The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard. The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed the day before class.
  • Mindfulness in Your Present Moment

    Mindfulness in Your Present Moment Do you have a hard time relaxing your thoughts / quieting your internal dialog in this very moment? Life is full of events that occupy your space. Let’s clean that out and replace them with inner harmony and balance. Handouts covering different approaches and several techniques will be practiced in class that you may apply to your daily lifestyle. Instructed by Ken Muller- Owner of Your Vibrational Frequency
  • Mug Making Class

    Mug Making Class THIS CLASS HAS HAD A DATE & TIME CHANGE FROM THE CATALOG PRINT Everyone loves a unique mug so why don’t create your own? Session 1 is creating your forms, session 2 is adding handles and carving designs, and session 3 of glazing to finish off your creations. Next step, coffee! Lea Iverson, Squirrel Mind Design 240U4 Ceramics Room
  • Puppy Kindergarten

    Puppy Kindergarten This class is for puppies 9 weeks to 5 months old. Here, puppies learn needed social skills. They meet and play with other puppies. They meet new people and learn about sitting for petting, instead of jumping, as well as how to play without biting people. Basic obedience commands are taught, such as come, sit and down, as well as some cute tricks. Puppy Kindergarten classes are held at Monticello Dog Academy, 4300 School Blvd in Monticello and are taught by Andrea Dubay. All participants must bring proof of vaccinations (per veterinarian’s recommendations), collar and leash, along with treats. Andrea Dubay, Monticello Dog Academy
  • Releasing Life Experiences

    Releasing Life Experiences Every experience you have ever had has left an imprint within your physical and energy bodies. This class covers the general ways this affects us and how to remove the ones influencing us in unhealthy ways. Handouts covering different approaches and several techniques will be practiced in class that you may apply to your daily lifestyle. Instructor: Ken Muller - Your Vibrational Frequency LLC
  • Save Money with Extreme Couponing

    Save $Money$ with Extreme Couponing! Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you: * where to find all different types of coupons, even for high ticket items * how to find the best coupon apps and websites * how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed the day before class.
  • Sell Your Home 101

    Sell Your Home 101 Time to take advantage of teh hot Seller's market? Learn about Current local market conditions, how to prepare your home to sell, marketing techniques, the importance of the initial list price, and real estate secrets to help you get top dollar. Jacob Olson, Realty ONE Group Choice
  • Silhouette Canvas Painting

    Silhouette Canvas Painting Adult Do you enjoy painting? Would you like to create a beautiful background, complimented by a silhouette? Choose from a variety of photos (or bring your favorite photo to class). Learn an easy method for blending colors and use a variety of paintbrushes and techniques to create a vibrant background. Apply your favorite silhouette and watch your composition come to life! Kris Holtmeyer, Artistic Moments 461U2 Th August 11 $39 6-9 pm CE, Room 106