Winter Weekend to inspire and encourage

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley to hold creative workshops

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is sponsoring a Winter Weekend of workshops this weekend. Workshops are scheduled for Jan. 28 and 29. There are still spots available in the following workshops:

Creative Garden Sculpture with Tim Adams

Tim Adams will lead a workshop to teach how to use recycled metal to make a small garden sculpture to take home. Participants will learn the basics of wire welding and experiment with various materials and forms to create a sculpture. Participants will slice through ferrous metals with the oxygen jet of an oxyacetylene cutting torch using power and hand tools to finish their work.

The class will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Webster City High School welding workshop, 1001 Lynx Ave.

The cost to attend is $125.

There is also a $50 materials fee payable to Adams on the first day of class. There are still two spots available in this class.

Painting Landscapes with Diane Kunzler

Participants will join Diane Kunzler to create stunning landscapes. This class is open to artists of all ability levels in any media individuals choose to bring. Acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel are all welcome and will receive individualized instruction to develop an individual painting style.

Use personal photographs, cell phone images, sketches, or anything that inspires to develop a landscapes. Topics will include composition, values, color, light, linear/atmospheric perspective, edges, and paint quality.

The class will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Iowa Central Community College, 1725 Beach St.

Cost for the course is $100.

Optional materials will be available for $15. There are three spots left in this workshop.

Lively Learning Series – Building a Wall: Rehab and Repair 101

Join Chad Eels for this eight-week course designed to help individuals learn basic rehab and building repair. Eells will be teaching the basics to launch students on their own rehab and repair projects with skills and safety.

The eight-week workshop will take place onWednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 8 and ending March 29. There are four spots left in this course. The cost for the course is $250. The workshop will take place at 514 Second St.

The goal of this workshop is to address the growing housing needs in the area by empowering local property owners and anyone interested to tackle their own issues. Individuals who take this course will be building a wall for the new ArtSpace downtown at Home Appliance. They will get to help define the studio for practical experience. Organizers are also looking at hosting further Rehab and Repair sessions to literally build on these skills with new projects.

Kringla & Crescent Rolls with Deb Leksell

Join Deb Leksell as she shares her kitchen, traditional techniques, and recipes for making homemade baked goods. Participants in the class will share tea, rolls, jam, and fellowship as they make traditional treats. Students will also get to take home a plate of rolls and cookies to savor later.

The class will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1408 Willson Ave. Cost for the class is $25 if signed up by Feb. 2 Cost for the class after Feb. 2 is $30. There are five spots left in the class.

To register for any of the workshops listed above, visit