These classes are currently being offered through Carlton Community Education!

Please check back regularly for updated information!
All classes MUST be registered for! Please contact Carlton Community Education with any phone 218-384-4225 x213 or by e-mail at


Open Craft Night!

Always wondering when you will have time to work on your scrapbooking? Or when you might get to that next craft project you have been dreaming of accomplishing? We are offering you a way to do just that! We will provide the space, tables and chairs (no need to clean off the dining room table so you have space to work!)
BONUS: Sharing ideas and meeting new people!!!

Where: South Terrace
Time: 5 pm-9 pm
When: Wednesdays, February 12, March 4, April 1 & May 6, 2020
Cost: $5.00 each session
Registration deadline:Just show up, but you are encouraged to call to confirm in case of changes!
**You must provide all of your own tools/scrapbooking/crafting items**

Tae Kwon Do is a form of martial arts.  As students have fun learning kicks, punches, rolls and self defense they will acquire self control, respect, confidence and self esteem.  Tae Kwon Do can help develop fit bodies and minds that radiate into the rest of a student’s life.  The instructor is a 2nd degree black belt, starting her training 10 years ago with 5 years of being assistant instructor/ instructor.  Shin guards are required for the class and can be purchased from the instructor on the first night.  Testing will be an additional fee, which will vary in cost depending on the level at which the student is testing.  This class is for 6 year olds to adults (Two different classes being offered).  Questions about the class can be directed to the instructor (info below) and questions about registration can be directed to the Community Education office.  Class registration is a month at a time, new students welcomed each month! 
**NEW for 2019-2020-Class will now be two nights a week**
Class fees should be paid prior to the start of each new month and should be paid to Carlton Community Education.  Multiple months can be paid for ahead of time.

Dates/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays
Youth: 5:30pm-6:15pm
Adult: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: South Terrace Elementary Small Gym
Cost: $30.00 per a month
Instructor: Sherri Kretzschmar
Instructor’s Phone # and E-mail: 715-209-4236/
Registration deadline: Last session of each month


In this class you will decorate a candle (battery operated) with different dogs adorning it.  This could be a very creative and thoughtful gift for the dog lover in your life or it can be just for you!  Even better, you could make two…one as a gift and one for yourself.  This class will be very easy, very quick and very different!
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 6-9pm
Location: The Lumberjack & The Gypsy Shop, 1592 Olsonville Road, Carlton
Cost:  $12.00 per candle
Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Class Instructor: Robyn Belsvik, Owner of The Lumberjack & The Gypsy

Looking to learn a new way to move your body? Interested in what Yoga has to offer? Join Destiny in our Beginner Yoga Series. This 7-Week series will give you a foundation to work from, and help you learn how to do yoga in a way that feels good to YOU! Yoga offers relaxation, strength and endurance, and to ease anxiety, depression, and stress.  This class will look at the history of yoga, foundational poses and modifications for them, meditation, and breathing techniques. Open to all levels, but this class series is aimed at beginners who have never done yoga before!  Please bring your own mat.
Dates(s): Tuesdays, January 21-March 3, 2020
(Date changes: 2/4 class will be on 2/6 and 2/11 class will be on 2/13 due to conferences)
Time: 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Location: Carlton High School Library
Cost:  $40.00 (7 weeks)
Registration deadline: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Class Instructor: Destiny Breland, RYT 200

Restorative Yoga is a quieting, supportive, and deeply healing practice. Focusing on effortlessness and ease you will nourish and replenish your body, boost your immune system, release tightness in muscles and joints while reducing anxiety and mental stress. This practice is truly a nourishing practice that is suited for every body and is easily adaptable to chair yoga. Please bring a yoga mat if you will be on the floor
Dates(s): Sundays, January 26-March 15, 2020
(There would be no class on March 1)
Time: 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Location: Carlton High School Library
Cost:  $40.00 (7 weeks)
Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Class Instructor: Julie Rose, RYT 200

Do you live for that first cup of hot, delicious and caffeinated coffee when you arise in the morning and greet the day?  Then this class is for you and might even have you loving the amazing brew even more!  Come learn about the basics of coffees, espressos and other coffee drinks.  Become educated on grinds and blends of coffee and you also get hands on experience behind the counter making your own brew!  Each class participant will bring home coffee, a new knowledge of coffee and maybe even a greater love for it as well? 
Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Time:  6:00-8:00pm
Location: Magnolia Café, 206 3rd St., Carlton
Cost: $20.00
Instructor: Yvette Maijala
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020

Are dogs your cup of tea?  If so, then you will want to paint this 11x14 canvas.  Not an experienced artist?  If you can color, you can paint this!  Your choice of how many dogs in the cup and what kinds/colors.  You will be using acrylic paints on a black chalk paint background.  If you love funky, quirky and odd art you will groove this painting! 
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 10:30am
Location: The Lumberjack & The Gypsy Shop, 1592 Olsonville Road, Carlton
Cost:  $35.00
Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Class Instructor: Robyn Belsvik, Owner of The Lumberjack & The Gypsy

The Instant Pot is the hot new kitchen appliance!  Have you found yourself using yours but noticing the large amounts of food you have created and wondering what to do with all of it?  This class will be your food wasting solution (or save you from eating the same meal five days of the week)!  In this class, recipes will be altered and designed to allow the creation of the same delicious food just in a more manageable portion size for one or two people.  If you have taken Jodie’s Instant Pot 101 class, note that this class will include some different recipes from the original class!  Please bring your instant pot and on the slight chance there could be leftovers, some plastic containers to take food home in!  This class falls perfectly into the week of Valentine's Day....perhaps a perfect date night opportunity?!
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Carlton High School, Room 25 (Use door #3 to enter the school)
Cost:  $20.00
Registration deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020 
Class Instructor: Jodie Johnson

Come and make a replica of your furry best friend!  There are three pattern choices for you to pick from: Old Yella~a chubby laying down lab; Vince~a stand-up kind of guy; and Mr. Bojangles~a beagle/doxie/chihuahua/jack Russell/rat terrier.  All of these dogs can be painted to resemble YOUR dog if their shapes are similar!  The bodies are pre-sewn but you will stuff, paint and wax them.  Then you add collars or bandanas for a perfect extra touch.  Very easy and very unique, a great class to do with children or grandchildren!  Please specify which dog you would like to do on your registration form.
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 10:30am
Location: The Lumberjack & The Gypsy Shop, 1592 Olsonville Road, Carlton
Cost:  $18.00
Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Class Instructor: Robyn Belsvik, Owner of The Lumberjack & The Gypsy

Driver’s Education-Classroom Only

Carlton and area students who are interested in obtaining a driver’s permit for the State of Minnesota can register by filling out the form below.  The completed form in an envelope may be returned to the Carlton High School Office or sent to Carlton Community Education, P.O. Box 310, Carlton, MN 55718.

Please be sure to fill out the form completely and include the fee when registering.  Blue Card is not included in the $110 fee for this class.

Students who have not paid the fee will not be able to start the class.

WHEN: March 2nd-6th & 9th-13th   (10 Days)

March 3rd 6:00pm-7:30pm required Parent Class (students will also be a part of this)

TIME:  3:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.

WHERE:  Carlton High School, Room 11

COST:  $110.00 per student

Instructor: Chris Gustafson

Please make checks or money orders payable to Carlton Community Education.

DO NOT SEND CASH.  (Thank you)

CLASS SIZE:  A minimum of 15 students are needed to conduct the class.

If there are not enough students registered, the class will be canceled.


-A “primary driving supervisor” (usually a parent) will be responsible for supervising a majority of the teen’s driving. 

-Requires all driver education programs to offer a 90-minute parental course (there is no extra charge for this class and will be held the first night of the course-March 3rd 6-7:30pm).

-Primary driving supervisors must keep track of dates and driving times on a MN State Driving Log Sheet.  If the primary driving supervisor completes 90 minute parent course, 40 hours must be completed on the log and 15 of those must be night driving. 

-If primary driving supervisor chooses not to complete the 90 minute parent course, the driving log must then verify 50 hours of driving, with 15 at night. 


Full registration form can be downloaded under registration form tab in the menu to the left.

Let’s paint YOUR dog, just bring a front facing phot of your dog to class and the instructor will help you create a very abstract version of your furry best friend.  This class is perfect for those looking to do a small piece of art instead of something large.  This original piece of artwork will be made with acrylics on a chalk paint background, you choose the colors!  Have more than one dog?  No problem, these little paintings are quick and easy so you can do up to four in one class!  Perhaps maybe another gift idea for someone.  There are two dates listed, please specify on your registration form which date you prefer.
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020 OR Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: The Lumberjack & The Gypsy Shop, 1592 Olsonville Road, Carlton
Cost:  $10.00 per painting
Registration deadline: Thursday, February 20, 2020 OR Monday, March 2, 2020
Class Instructor: Robyn Belsvik, Owner of The Lumberjack & The Gypsy