Valentines Day … Try These Artful Options…

Valentine’s day is tomorrow–Don’t cave to commercialism and save a trip to the dentist.

Gift an Art Class at the Jamestown Arts Center

Ballroom Dancing Class with Jackie Gately-Sather
Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15 • 7:15 – 8:30 pm • Top O’ the Stairs Dance, $40 member / $50 Others.  Learn four basic dances: Fox Trot, Swing, Waltz and Cha Cha. This class will help you learn and practice your dance moves, as well as build your confidence on the dance floor.
Introduction to Fused Glass – Make a Pendant with Jaci Trefz
Saturday, March 10, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Sunday, March 11, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. $35 members / $45 others. This informative, fun and rewarding 2-day introduction to the basics of Fused Glass Art will walk you through the basic processes. Including glass compatibility, studio safety, fusing temperatures and glass cutting. Students will create two fused glass pendants using a variety of glass. Prior experience not necessary.

Pottery Wheel – Jump Start with Tammy Jones
Three Sessions: Saturday, March 3, 10, & 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, $50 member / $60 others. It’s time to get your hands dirty! Join us for this intro to wheel thrown pottery classes. Learn to center clay and create cups, bowls and plates. Then trim and glaze your vessels for the kiln. No experience necessary. Class includes clay, glazes and kiln firing.

Call 701-251-2496 to register. These classes are for adults but there are also may offerings for kids also. Go to


Prepare A Colorful Meal

Food can be art, it can look like art, it can be an art to prepare or serve, it can even be an art to consume.  Spend a little extra time and create something special–just use your imagination.

Gift an Handmade Memento

This is great project for the whole family.  Look around and I’m sure you can find both traditional and non traditional art-making materials that can be used to make valentines.  Remember it doesn’t have to be pink, red and fuzzy.

Get funky and imaginative in your scavenging.


A picture collage.

Bouquet? Hand Gathered? Why Not?

An intimate arrangement of winter weeds.


Our mild winter has provided an abundance of dried leaves, grasses, reeds and colorful stems that can be gathered to make a beautiful arrangement.  So put your coat on, get some pruning shears, grab the dog and take a walk in the country. It will be pleasant winter outing that will get your heart beating and mind focusing on finding winter treasures.

In our area look for rosehips, willow twigs and grasses for rosy color.