Learning is a life-long journey. It doesnâ€™t end after high school graduation or as you walk across the stage to receive your Bachelors or Masters degree. Cracking open a book and studying is one â€œthrillingâ€ way to learn new topics, but if your interested in getting some hands on education, consider taking a little different of a class here in Grand Forks.
There are several locations across Greater Grand Forks that offer classes ranging from oil painting to clay throwing and beginner to expert levels. The Muddy Waters Clay Center is located at 2014 Avenue North just off of Gateway Drive. This locally owned center welcomes everyone to explore the art of ceramics, discover handcrafted pieces for sale, and enjoy the many workshops made available. Open on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Muddy Waters Clay Center has local artists, instructors, and even skilled students ready to share their talent with you.
The beautiful Muddy Waters Clay Center!
(Photo credited to: muddywatersclay.org)
Conquering a new sport or game is another way to continue learning and stay in shape. With summer finally peering is head around the clouds, now is the perfect time to get outdoors and get active. The Grand Forks Park District offers several different youth and adult activities including horseshoes, racquetball, swimming, golf, and more. I’ve always wanted to know the rules of horseshoes as I never considered it a game until I watched a heated match at one of the local parks. As someone who just wants to use horseshoes as decorations or lucky charms, I would probably benefit from signing up! I found the following clip on Youtube which explains how your supposed to throw a “shoe.” (If the pros drop “horse” from the name I will too – You have to act like a pro to be a pro, right?)
It sounds like it may be more complicated than I thought, but with help from the friendly folks of the Grand Forks Park District I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it.
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