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Summer Art Samplers (Ages 7 - 12 and Ages 10 - 15)

Give the Art Center a try with summertime inspired art projects.  Many of these sampler classes introduce art media and techniques that are offered as week-long classes later in the summer.

How to Register: Please review the class descriptions below and click the radio button to the left to select a class. Mark all the classes you want down the list, then select NEXT at the bottom of the page to place selected classes in your Shopping Cart. You may return to this page or any other registration pages before making payment.You may also purchase a $60 MEMBERSHIP to gain a 10 percent tuition savings!

If you need help or prefer to register by phone, please call 952.473.7361, x. 160, and our Registrar will be happy to assist you.

A Health & Photo Release Form must be completed before starting Summer Arts Camp. It will be sent to you in a registration confirmation email within three days. Please complete and mail, fax, email or bring to first class.

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Let's make 2-D drawings come to life through texture. Learn how to easily create texture in drawings by varying pencil strokes, using hatch marks and building up tone. We will further develop our landscapes with collage layers of paper, paint or mixed media.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Single class scheduled on 6/11/2019 at 1:00PM
Learning to draw is learning to see. Get introduced to master artists who made still life drawings and paintings of everyday life. Then we will draw our own still life from observation using graphite, colored pencils and more.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 6/13/2019 at 1:00PM
Let's roll up our sleeves and scribble and doodle, all in the name of art! What starts as a random line can transform into something completely new. See how doodling can lead us in new creative directions.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Single class scheduled on 6/18/2019 at 1:00PM
There are so many techniques when it comes to jewelry! In this class, you will have a chance to work with several different jewelry mediums. Topics will include beading, crystal clay, resin and more. Get a taste for many different jewelry styles, so you can learn what you like and what you want to explore in the future.

Enrollment limited to 12. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/18/2019 and ending 7/16/2019 at 6:00PM
Let's work on a series of portraits, based on images that we find in magazines or by looking in the mirror. As you draw your portrait series, you'll see how slight changes to your drawings can change facial expressions from happy to puzzled to sleepy to surprised.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 6/20/2019 at 1:00PM
Clay pinch pots can be shaped in surprising ways. With a basic pinch pot shape, you will create a cereal bowl to use every day, or a magical creature to decorate your room. The possibilities of this handbuilding technique are endless! Projects will be decorated with colored slips and glazed for finishing and ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 12. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 7/1/2019 at 9:00AM
Let's get our hands muddy in the clay studio. You will learn handbuilding techniques such as pinch, coil or slab to create whimsical garden art. Then experiment with texture tools and stamps to give our garden art pizazz. Projects will be decorated with colored slips and glazed for finishing and ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 12. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 7/1/2019 at 1:00PM
Let's make masks from paper, paints, fiber and found objects that resemble an African animal like a leopard, giraffe or lion. You will sculpt, paint and decorate your mask bases, transforming them into colorfully-patterned masks that will be a treat to wear. Come join our African safari masquerade!

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 7/2/2019 at 9:00AM
Learn how to paint loose and free in the Color Field painting style, inspired by Helen Frankenthaler's "Mountains and Sea" painting of Cape Breton. You will recreate the grandeur and power of nature with water-based paints on paper or canvas.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 7/2/2019 at 1:00PM
Looking for a place to store your treasures? In this mixed-media 3-D art sampler, you will design, paint and embellish a keepsake box of your own. You will have access to a variety of buttons, tiles, rhinestones, and found objects for geometry design play. This is a great class for design enthusiasts!

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 7/3/2019 at 9:00AM
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a leading French modern artist, who created a Jazz book filled with his prints, cut paper collages and writings. Let's improvise and create our own print and paper art collage in 2-D and 3-D.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 7/3/2019 at 1:00PM
This sampler is for sports fans that enjoy playing in the field or watching a game in the stands. Feel free to bring in images of a favorite team, or use our reference materials. You will draw and paint highlights from your favorite sports moments.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 7/5/2019 at 9:00AM
Let's expand our painting horizons with this abstract painting class inspired by Spanish artist Joan Miró. You will paint with a primary color palette, and create organic shapes and eye-catching symbols in your art.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 7/5/2019 at 1:00PM
Are you interested in supernatural or fantastic art that's often seen in graphic novels? First you will sketch out the major landscape features of your world, before moving to a full-sheet drawing of your environment's fantastic features. Bring ideas for a mythical world, or use our reference materials.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Single class scheduled on 7/16/2019 at 1:00PM
See how colors can blend, swirl and pop in our paintings. Colorful marbling and kaleidoscopic effects will inspire this camp. Sample activities include a wet-into-wet watercolor abstract painting or a complementary color pet portrait.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 7/18/2019 at 1:00PM
Let's study the colorful patterns and symbols of West African Adinkra cloth, and then design symbols that have a special personal meaning. Experience the art of relief printmaking, and leave camp with a bright, patterned design on paper and/or fabric.

Enrollment limited to 12. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Single class scheduled on 7/30/2019 at 1:00PM
Experiment with warm and cool colors as you paint cityscapes and architectural wonders. Draw, paint and stencil city skylines from sunrise to bright neon nights. You will experiment with water-based paints and various drawing materials to enliven the scene.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 8/1/2019 at 1:00PM
Do you love animals and how they move? Let's capture their body language as they walk, leap, swim or stretch. You will work on short sketches of animals in interesting poses, at rest or in motion. Feel free to bring animal photos from home.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Single class scheduled on 8/13/2019 at 1:00PM
Let's explore the power of shapes and lines to communicate in art what we see in the world around us. You will piece together your freehand line drawings and shapes into exciting compositions. Experiment with a variety of lines and shapes made with brushes, sponges, stamps, scissors and more.

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 7-12 year olds (Groups B & C)
Single class scheduled on 8/15/2019 at 1:00PM

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 160

Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   (mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday closed


Building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

* Phone lines will be open M-F, excluding holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 
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The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is accessible to students with
disabilities. If you require special assistance, please notify the Art
Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 160, and/or the Minnesota
Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) at 800.627.3529 at least two
weeks in advance. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.


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