Area Voices: Jill Oakes & art education opportunities at Watermark Art Center

Area Voices: Jill Oakes & art education opportunities at Watermark Art Center

Minnesota Arts, Culture and History | Music | Arts | Culture | Northern Community Radio – KAXE & KBXE


In addition to its multiple gallery spaces exhibiting artwork created in locales ranging from across town to across the globe, the Watermark Art Center is home to an educational space that hosts learning opportunties for artists of all ages on a regular basis. Beadwork pouches, jewelry, paper marbeling, christmas ornament creating and paper sculptures are just a few classes offered during the past year. Every Second Saturday, arts opportunities for children are scheduled and each month a Family Create event is organized as well. In addition to those opportunities, special arts education events happen regularly. Jill Oakes is the Art Education Program Director at the Watermark Art Center. She stopped by the KBXE studio to chat about her work, upcoming opportunities for folks who have a hankering to create something, and she shared exciting news about the education space becoming yet another gallery within the Watermark!