410 Project: Community Art Space
Join Our Team, 410 Project Advisory Committee
410 Project Advisory Committee
The 410 Advisory Committee's purpose is to provide ongoing input and support to the 410 Project.

Objectives:
-Make recommendations to the 410 Project on the delivery of various cultural arts programs, activities, and services.

-Develop and assist with fundraiser efforts.

-Act as a liaison for cultural arts issues to other non-profits, private organizations, businesses, City of Mankato, and community members.

-Develop and implement a one-year plan including goals and objectives, implementation strategies and evaluation methods; conduct ongoing evaluation and assessment of the plan.

410 Project asks for a diverse group of members who hold a passion for visual art, music, literary, community outreach, education, youth engagement.

We ask for a 6 months commitment from Advisory Committee members, with meeting one-two times a month.

If you may be interested in joining please email the 410 Project at the410project@hotmail.com
410 Project Programming March and April 2017
March 13th - Monday Night Art Making 6-7pm, Printmaking, Ages 6-18 years old, Free
March 16th - Knit Night 6-8pm, All ages welcome, Free
March 18th - Goodnight Gold Dust, Ill P.O.E. & Redshift Headlights (WI) Music Performance, 7:30pm, $5 cover, cover goes directly to performers.
March 19th - Art Making and Words Workshop, 11am-12pm, Free
March 20th - Monday Night Art Making 6-7pm, Drawing Emotions and Attitude, Free
March 25th - Puppet Making and Performance Workshop, 10am-12pm, Ages 6-18 years old, $5
April 3rd - Monday Night Art Making (Adults), 6-7:30pm, Relief Printmaking, 16plus, $5
April 8th - Mask Making, 10am-12pm, Ages 6-18 years old, $5
(Projects will be included in a May Exhibit at the Fillin Station Coffee House)
April 22nd - Mask Making, 10am-12pm, Ages 6-18 years old, $5
(Projects will be included in a May Exhibit at the Fillin Station Coffee House)
January 2017 Programing
-Jan. 20th 7-9pm - "Tunnel Vision", Opening Reception
Prints, Video, and Installation by Woodlin Latocki
(MNSU Grad Student).
-Jan. 23rd 6pm- Monday Art Making -Drawing 7-18 years old – Free
-Jan. 24th 6pm - Creative Writing Workshop – 7 years and up – Free
-Feb 1st 6-7pm - Word and Image Workshop - 7 years and up - Free
410 December 2016 - Programming Schedule

Dec. 1st 7:30-9pm, Writers Bloc Open Mic – 21 Plus - Free
Dec. 4th 1-3pm, Monologue writing workshop, 16 Plus - Free
Dec. 5th 6-7:30pm, Art Making Monday, Sewing, 7 Plus - $5
Dec. 10th 12-1:30pm, Kids Art Session, 3-10 year olds - $5
Dec. 12th 6-7pm, Art Making Monday, 4-12 years old - Free
Dec. 13th 6-7:30pm, Creative Writing Workshop, 11-18 years old – Free
Dec. 15th 6-7pm, Watercolor, 16 Plus, $5
Dec. 19, 6-7pm, Art Making Monday, 11-18 years old, Free
Innovator through Arts
410 Project Presents
Innovator through Arts
Youth Artistic Leadership Project and Exhibition
Each session artists will come in and discuss a social justice topic and then create their visual representation of that topic.
All Evenings are FREE to youth!
SCHEDULE:
Wednesday: June 15th 6 -7:30pm - Topic will be Bullying
Thursday: June 16th 6 -7:30pm
Saturday June 18th 1-3pm
Monday: June 20th 6 -7:30pm
Tuesday: June 21st 6 – 7:30pm
Wednesday: June 22nd 6 -7:30pm
Examples of Social Justice Issues:
Bullying, Gender Issues, Violence, Discrimination, Peer Negativity, Body Issues
The Visual Art created at our sessions will be on display within the 410 Project June 24th – July 10th
Open Reception for this Exhibit will be June 24th 7-9pm
Youth ages 6-18 years old will come together in the month of June to create visual artworks bringing awareness to social justice issues.
Learning through art, writing research, community outreach, and self-reflection.
Individual Art Classes and Mentoring
410 Project
Individual Art Classes and Mentoring
Ages: 4 -18years old
Over the past three years 410 Director Dana Sikkila has been working with children and young adults, using the arts not just to expand their creative mind and skill set but also helping them use art as a way to grow self confidence, awareness, and motivation. She's worked with many young artists one on one but also in groups. Teaching is a huge passion of the 410 Project and Dana loves nothing more than seeing our youth grow through the use of art. If you have a child that is interested in learning more about drawing, painting, printmaking, fibers, or sculpture, her super affordable one on one lessons are a great option for after school!

Depending on child's age, prices for lessons:
$15 per hour if you include supplies
$20 per hour and we supply the supplies.
**If child is under 5 years old prices will be different.
Which is $12 an hour for kids under 5 years old.

All lessons are held at the 410 Project, taught by Director Dana Sikkila, times and days can be scheduled around the parent or guardians schedule. Lessons can be scheduled out for as long as you want, We just need two weeks in advance when you plan to stop lessons.

If this is something you would be interested in, contact the 410 Project at the410project@hotmail.com
2016 Winter Programming Schedule
410 Project

January:
Jan. 9th- Kids Art Session – Flip Books - Noon-1:30pm - $5
Jan. 13th - After School Teenage Drawing Session – 4pm-5pm - $5
Jan. 14th - Figure Drawing Session – All Ages – 6pm-7pm - $5
Jan. 21st – Mankato Artists For Arts Progression Discussion –
7pm-8:30pm – Free
Jan. 23rd–Kids Art Session – Drawing and Collage – Noon-1:30pm
Jan. 26th – 100 Prints Project - One Night Relief Printing Class –
All Ages - 6pm-8pm - $10 per student
Jan. 30th - Underwater Kaleidoscope
Interactive Kids Building Art Installation – Anytime Noon-4pm - $5

February:
Feb. 1st – Knitting and Art Talk – All Ages – Anytime 6-9pm - Free
Feb. 4th - Underwater Kaleidoscope
Interactive Kids Building Art Installation – Anytime 5-7pm - $5
Feb. 6th -Kids Art Session –Relief Printmaking– Noon-1:30pm - $5
Feb. 9th - After School Teenage Drawing Session – 4pm-5pm - $5
Feb. 9th - Figure Drawing Session – All Ages – 6pm-7pm - $5
Feb. 11th - Underwater Kaleidoscope
Interactive Kids Building Art Installation – Anytime 5-7pm - $5
Feb. 14th - Underwater Kaleidoscope Closing
Interactive Kids Building Art Installation – Anytime 1-3pm - $5
Feb. 16th - 100 Prints Project - One Night Relief Printing Class
All Ages - 6pm-8pm - $10 per student
Feb. 18th - Mankato Artists For Arts Progression Discussion –
7pm-8:30pm – Free
Feb. 20th- Kids Art Session– Sculpture Making–Noon –1:30pm $5
March 3rd – Public Art Controversies Lecture –
Hosted by Curt Germundson – 6pm - Free
2015 Fall Programing Schedule
October 1st Open Reception for Art Educators – 6-8pm , Free

October 3rd Kids Art Session, Sculpture Making, 12:00 – 1:30pm, $5

October 8th One Night Stencil Making, 6-8pm , $5 , All Ages

October 9th “Painting the Place Between” Film showing and Discussion lead by Director and Producer Kristen Lowe, 7pm, Free

October 15th Intro to Gesture Drawing, 6-7:30pm, $5, All Ages

Oct. 17th Kids Art Session – Halloween Themed Art , 12-1:30pm, $5

October 24th Pumpkin Carving Contest, 7-8pm, $1
2015 Spring Programing Schedule
410 Project - Spring Programing Schedule

April 16th Brian Frink, Artist Lecture, Being an Artist in Rural American, 6pm, Free
April 18th Kids Art Session, Stenciling, 12-1:30pm, $5 per Child
April 23rd Painting Patterns with Shapes and Colors, 6-7:30pm
$5 per Person
April 25th MNSU Students Dance Performance, 7-8pm, Adult Content
May 1st MNSU 2nd Annual Zine Fest – 6-8pm, Free
May 2nd Kids Art Session, Bicycle Inspired Art, 12-1:30pm, $5 per Child
May 2nd Cardboard Bicycle Building Competition, 6-8pm, $5 per Team
May 12th Introduction to Building Sculptural Forms, 6-8pm, $5 per person
May 14 -19th – Adult Stenciling Class, Thur. 6-8pm, Sat. 2-5pm,
Tues. 6-8pm, $5 per Person
May 16th Kids Art Session, 12-1:30pm, Drawings and Collage, $5 per Child
May 21st Teenage Drawing Session, 3:30-5:00pm, Ages 12-18, $5 per Young Adult
May 23rd Project Photo, Open Entry, Photo Projection in Front Windows,
9-11pm
May 28th-June 4th - Intro to Screen printing, Thurs. 6-8pm, Sat. 2-5pm, Tues. 6-8pm, Thurs.6-8pm, $5 per Person
May 30th Kids Art Session, 12-1:30pm, Hanging Fabric Sculptures,
$5 per Child
2015 Winter Programing
anuary. 3rd - Kids Art Session, Collage Creations, 12-2pm ($5 per child)
January. 8 - January 15 – (Adult) Intro to Collagraph, 6-8pm ($5 to sign up),
January 17 - Kids Art Session, Creating Fabric Artworks, 12-2pm, ( $5 )
January 20th - Gesture Drawing Art Session, (All Ages), 6-8pm, ($5 )
January 24th - Frame Building Workshop - 3-5pm ( Free to the Public)
January 29 -February 5, (Adult) Making Mini Screen prints, 6-8pm, ($5 )
January 31st - Kids Art Session, Dishware Design, 12-2pm, ($5 per Child)
February 7th - Make your own Valentines Day Prints, 3-6pm (Free )
February 17th - Action Painting Art Session, 6-8pm (All Ages), ($5)
February 19th – February 26, Intro to Monotype, 6-8pm ($5 to sign up)
February 21st - Kids Art Session, Watercolor for Kids, 12-2pm ($5 )
March 7th - Kids Art Session, Hanging Sculptures, 12-2pm ($5 per child)
2014 Spring and Summer Programming Schedule
410 Programing Schedule:
April

April 10th 7-8pm
Project Talk: Artist Talk Series
Felt Ramifications, Artist Talk by Installation Artist Liz Miller
Open and Free to the Public

April 12th 12-2pm ($5 per child)
410 Project Kids Art Session
Hand Built Sculptures

April 17th - 24th 6-8pm ( $5 )
Adult Screen Printing Class
Creating works to be displayed outside

April 18th - Story Slam 7pm
Open and free to the public

April 21st Action Painting with a Purpose 7-9pm ( $5 )
Adult Painting Class

April 26th - 410 Project Kids Art Session 12-2pm ($5 per child)
Building work inspired by Bikes

April 26th - Screen Printing on the Move 7-9pm
Screen printing on the Patio of Pub 500
Open and Free to the public



















May

May1st 7-8pm
Project Talk: Artist Talk Series
Dyslexia as a Catalyst: Artist Talk by Designer David Rogers
Open and Free to the Public

May 2nd - 5-7pm
Mankato Zine Fest
Zine works by MNSU English 101Students
Open and Free to the public

May 6th 6-8pm ( $5 )
Gesture Drawing Front Street
Adult Drawing Class

May 8th - 15th 6-8pm ( $5 )
Adult Printmaking Class
Woodcut Relief Printing

May 17th 410 Project Kids Art Session 12-2pm ($5 per child)
Creating dyed fabric works

May 20th 6-8pm ( $5 )
Worshiping color with Water
Adult Watercolor Class

May 22nd – May 29th 6-8pm ( $5 )
Adult Printmaking Class
Stenciling on non-traditional surfaces.

May 31st 410 Project Kids Art Session 12-2pm ($5 per child)
Outside Sculpture making (Wheeler Park, North Mankato)















June

June 10th - 6-8pm ( $5 )
A drawing to a Painting.
Adult Mixed Media Class

June 12th - 7-8pm
Project Talk: Artist Talk Series
Open and Free to the Public

June 19th 8-10pm
Project Two Photo Series
Projections in Front Windows

June 27th - Stories Slam 7pm
Open and free to the public

June 28th 410 Project Kids Art Session 12-2pm ($5 per child)
Dish making, creating custom art on dishware.
Black Water Press January -March Class/Talks Schedule
Schedule of Classes and Artist Talks

Jan. 25th Kids Class – Drawing Life Size -12-2pm $5 per child

Jan. 31st – Poetry Slam- 7pm – Free Event

Feb. 1st - Kids Class – Making and Painting Puppets - 12-2pm $5 per child

Feb. 6th - 13th – Adult Printmaking Class - Intro to Collaborative Screen Printing- $5 per student
Contact gallery for more info on signing up!

Feb. 15th -Kids Class – Self Portraits – 12-2pm - $5 per Child

Feb. 20th – Artist Talk with Brian Frink – Answering common questions about being an artist. 7-8pm

Feb. 27th – March 6th – Adult Printmaking Class – Collagraph - $5 per student
Contact gallery for more info on signing up!

March 13th – Artist Talk with Curt Germundson – Cats and Dogs Through Art History- 7pm Free Event

March 17th – Announcement of External Mural Contest Winner - 7pm – 410 Project Facebook

March 27th – April 3rd – Adult Printmaking Class – Stencil - $5 per student
Contact gallery about signing up~!
Black Water Press Kids Art Schedule
410 Project and Black Water Press October and November Kids Art Sessions:
523 South Front St. Mankato, MN 56001

*Kids age 4 and up
*$5 Donation Suggested
*Sign up in advance at the gallery or walk-ins welcome!

October 12th - (Saturday 12-2pm) – Printmaking with Stencils.

October 26th - (Saturday 12-2pm) - Intro to Silkscreen for Kids

November 9th - ( Saturday 12-2pm) – Printmaking on Alternative Surfaces
Black Water Press Adult Class Schedule
Black Water Press Adult Schedule
410 Project Printmaking Center

Black Water Press serves as a community-supported printmaking center that focuses on presenting printmaking techniques to the greater Mankato area.

Black Water Press is an artist-run studio that grants opportunities for creating and exhibiting works on paper, in a multifunctional space. It provides learning opportunities for artists in all stages of their careers, making it possible for them to explore the processes of printmaking, guided by local and visiting artists.


October and November Class Schedule:
*Works created within these classes will be on
display at the 410 Project from December 6th- 22nd

*Class participates need to be 18 years old or older.

*Classes are free to the public, but are limited to 6 students per class.
*People must sign up in advance at the 410 Project during gallery hours.
*Only the first 6 people will be allowed into the session.

Teachers:

Dana Sikkila:
Dana is the Executive Director of the 410 Project and the Artistic Director of Black Water Press. She has graduated with a Master of Arts degree in printmaking from MSU-Mankato in 2012.

Allison Roberts:
Allison is an artist and art teacher who has lived in Mankato for seven years. She recently completed her MA in art at MSU- Mankato and continues to teach at RBA Public Charter School. Her monotype silkscreen work has been shown in exhibits and galleries throughout the region.

Studio Assistant:

Taylor Johnson:
Taylor is a graduate from MNSU-Mankato with degrees in Theater and Art in 2012. He has been an active volunteer and studio assistant at the 410 Project for the past year.




Schedule:
October 3rd – October 10th
Teacher: Allison Roberts
Introduction to silkscreen monotype, chine colle, and stenciling.
Session Assignment: Creating a work that is based off something that has influenced you, whether it be culture, society, parents, media, or anything else.

Monotype is made by applying paint or ink to a non-porous surface and using pressure to transfer your plate's image on absorbent paper.

Chine colle is the method where thin pieces of printed Japanese paper, cut or torn to a desired shape, are placed into position on a plate. Then the plate is rolled through the press, resulting in a printed image.

Oct. 3rd – Demonstration Day 6-8:30pm
Oct. 5th - Work Day 2pm -6pm
Oct. 8th – Work Day 6pm-9pm
Oct. 10th – Last Day: Finish Printing/ Discussion About Work 6-8pm
*Studio hours are limited but Black Water Volunteers are always willing to work around your schedule.




October 17th – October 24th
Teacher: Dana Sikkila
Introduction to Collagraph
Session Assignment: Creating a work that represents a transitional time in your life.

Collagraph: is a print made from a plate that is built up from anything you can stick down onto a base of cardboard or wood. The word comes from the French colle, meaning to stick or glue. The materials used to form the collagraph plate create textures and shapes, while the way the ink is added on the platehow adds tone to the print.

Oct. 17th – Demonstration Day 6pm-8:30pm
Oct. 19th – Work Day 2pm-6pm
Oct. 22nd – Work Day 6pm-8pm
Oct. 24th - Last Day to Print and Discussion of Work 6-8pm
*Studio hours are limited but Black Water Volunteers are always willing to work around your schedule.







October 31st – November 7th
Teacher: Dana Sikkila
Introduction to Photo Silkscreening
Session Assignment: Creating a work based on a time in history.

Silkscreening: A stencil method of printmaking in which a design is imposed on a screen of silk or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance, and ink is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface. This is also called screen-printing, or silk-screening process.
Nov. 2nd – Work Day 2pm -6pm
Nov. 5th - Work Day 6pm -8pm
Nov. 7th - Last Day to Print and Discussion of Work 6pm-8pm
*Studio hours are limited but Black Water Volunteers are always willing to work around your schedule.




November 14th – November 22nd
Teacher: Dana Sikkila
Introduction to Relief Printmaking
Session Assignment: Creating a work that represents some sort of fantasy creature.

Relief Print: Ink is rolled onto to the raised surface of the plate then rolled through the press or stamped onto the piece of paper. The relief printing process is similar to using an ink pad and stamp.

Nov. 14th – Demonstration Day 6pm -8:30pm
Nov. 16th - Work Day 2pm -6pm
Nov. 19th - Work Day 6pm -8pm
Nov. 22nd - Last Day to Print and Discussion of Work 6pm-8pm
*Studio hours are limited but Black Water Volunteers are always willing to work around your schedule.
August Art Sessions
August Schedule

Saturday's 12-2pm

$ 5.00 per class per child.

Sign up and pay in advance or day of.
Please sign up during gallery hours.

August 10th – Bookmaking
-Making and writing our own books.
Children (17 and younger )

August 17th– Painting Sculptures
-Taking sculptures and finishing
them with color.
Children (17 and younger)

August 24th – Layered Drawings
-Creating drawings through
different processes.
Children (17 and younger )

August 31st – Painting without a Brush
-Creating painted works form different materials on panels.
Children (17 and younger)

*Any questions feel free to email or
stop into the gallery.

*Slots are limited.
July Art Sessions
410 Project
July Art Sessions

Opening the act of art interaction through creation and conversation.

July Schedule
$ 5.00 per class per person
Sign up and pay in advance or day of.
Please sign up during gallery hours.
Thurs. classes 6-8pm
Sat. classes 12-2pm

July 6th – Drawing from Animals
-Taking our favorite animals and
creating new ones.
Children (17 and younger )

July 11th – Drawing from the Interior
-Exploring the process of doodling
through learning and making
it's historical context.
Adults (18+)

July 13th – Painting Colors on Canvas
-Learning how to mix and make colors.
Children (17 and younger)

July 18th – Gesture Drawings
-Creating drawings with movement.
Adults (18+)

July 20thth – Combination of Materials
-Creating works from multiple materials.
Children (17 and younger )

July 25th – Relief Printmaking
- Learning to carve and print relief plates .
Adults (18+)

July 27th – Drawing from Moving Objects and Sounds.
-Creating drawings from things that are move and make noise.
Children (17 and younger)

*Any questions feel free to email or
stop into the gallery.

*Slots are limited.
May Art Session Schedule
May Art Sessions

Opening the act of art interaction through creation and conversation.

May Schedule
$ 5.00 per class per person
Sign up and pay in advance or day of.
Please sign up during gallery hours.

Thurs. classes 6-8pm
Sat. classes 12-2pm

May 4th – Cut Paper Sculptures
- Creating hanging sculptures with layering of cut paper pieces.
Children (17 and younger )

May 9th - Gesture Drawings
Create drawings with movement.
Adults (18+)

May 11th - Flag Making With Paints
-Creating colorful flags with paint.
Children (17 and younger)

May 16th – Collage Making with Fabric and Stitching.
-Creating collages with fibers and stitching onto paper.
Adults (18+)

May 18th – One Big Drawing
Creating one work with many
different hands.
Children (17 and younger )

May 23rd – Drawing From Films
- Creating works based on film stills.
Adults (18+)

May 25th – Outdoor Sculpture Construction
Making works that are meant to
be displayed outside.
Children (17 and younger)

May 30th - Flag Making through painting and stitching
-Creating color flags to be hung
inside or out.
Adults (18+)

*Any questions feel free to email or
stop into the gallery.

*Slots are limited.