No matter the snow swirling outside, there's laughter and warmth around the whirling pottery wheels at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. The six-week pottery classes are among the most popular offerings at the center, which attracts students from around the metro. Instructors also teach drawing, oil and watercolor painting and basketweaving. Those who would rather admire than create can check out the work of local artists in the center's gallery. For information about upcoming classes for adults and children, go to or call 952-985-4640.

Katie Humphrey