Please review the Winona Arts Center's Covid-19 protocol as you plan your participation in classes or attendance at events.

Pinch Pot and Coiling Pottery Workshop

Saturday / October 1 / 1:00-3:00 pm

Using small balls of clay to from small vessels called pinch pots and using a hand building method of forming pottery by building up walls with rope like coils of clay. Students will from the pots in the class and they will be fired later at Spiller’s studio.

The cost is $30 per person and payment is required prior to the class. Payments can be mailed to the Winona Arts Center, 228 East 5th, Winona and be made payable to the Winona Arts Center. To register for the class email Richard Spiller at


Watercolor Classes with Faye Schoen

Friday / October 14 / 1:00-3:30 pm OR
Saturday / October 15 / 1:00-3:30 pm

Participants will engage in various watercolor techniques including wet into wet paint application, embossed resist and masking fluid to create winter scenes suitable for framing or reproducing for Christmas cards. All materials and a light snack are included in the fee.

Cost is $40 per session. To register for the class, contact Faye at Payment for classes should be made prior to the class and made out to WAC. Payment can be mailed to WAC at 228 East 5th in Winona.

The Driftless with Dawn Tevis

Saturday / October 22 / 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Suminagashi is an ancient and meditative Japanese marbling art that was practiced at least as early as the 12th century. This project is designed to help people connect more deeply to their local landscape by creating environment-inspired paper marbling art. Suminagashi stations will be set up that allow participants to experiment with a few ink prints in an indoor setting. Most other events have been outdoors. The description of SuminagashiScape is here:

There is no fee or registration required for this drop in event.

This activity is made possible through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund. 


Soft Slab Construction Pottery Workshop

Saturday / October 29 / 1:00-3:00 pm

This class involves a hand building method using rolled out sheets of clay to form a vessel. The pots will be fired later at Spiller’s studio. To register contact

Cost is $30 and payment should be made prior to class. Checks can be made out to WAC and mailed to the WAC, 228 East 5th in Winona.