While Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) may be closed for the month of April, there still will be a lot of commotion in the building. 

Spring cleaning and remodeling has started. Upstairs, the installation of the Dolores Lapp Dance Studio has begun, while painting  the office downstairs is taking place. But even with all these projects going on, there is a lot to look forward to come May when LOLA reopens.

Beginners Watercolor Painting Class: Northwoods Landscapes will occur Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with LOLA’s resident artist Wendy Powalisz. An 11-inch by 14-inch North Woods landscape will be created. 

Cost is $45 per person. Class is appropriate for adults and teens. All materials are included and no experience is necessary. Deadline for registration and payment is Saturday, April 27. A second offering of the class also will be held Saturday, June 22.

Basket Weaving: Northern Nights Market Basket will take place Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with weaver and instructor Dianne Mockler. Students will learn traditional basket weaving techniques to create a small market basket with dyed reed, black for the night with additional colors inspired by the aurora borealis. 

Cost is $55 per person. Class is appropriate for adults and teens 16 years old and older. All materials are supplied. Beginners or experienced weavers are welcome. 

Line dancing classes are starting back up. Beginners classes will be held Tuesdays, from May 14 until Sept. 10. There are two classes held Tuesdays — Level 1: Absolute Beginner is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Level 2: Beginner is from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. 

Cost of each class is $5, payable at the door, or participants can take both classes for $7. Beginners classes are held in the Ely Memorial Church’s basement, located at 4302 Highway B in downtown Land O’ Lakes. No registration is needed.

Wood Burning 101 will be held Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Powalisz will lead this workshop where students will learn how to operate a wood burner, how to use the various tips and create fun items.

Cost is $45 with all materials supplied. This class is appropriate for adults. 

The Summer Launch Arty Party is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at LOLA Center for the Arts. Guests can explore a variety of art materials and other surprises to get their creativity jump started. There will be a collaborative art project that is just a little bit “fishy” this year. This is a free event and open to all. No need to register.

Chef Mike McAdams will be back in the LOLA kitchen for a Thai cooking class Friday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to noon. Students will learn about the four regions of Thailand and their distinct food cultures. Green papaya salad, southern Thai curry paste, dry meat curry and more will be made, and tastings and recipes will be shared. 

Cost is $45 per person. Deadline for registration and payment is Wednesday, May 22.

For more information, visit lolaartswi.com. 

LOLA Center for the Arts is located at 4262 Highway B in downtown Land O’ Lakes with parking available behind the building. No refunds will be given for any classes after the deadline date. LOLA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.