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WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

*Please note that all Early Registration and New Student Discounts can only be processed by registering in person, or by phone. Discounts cannot be applied through our online registration process and discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 

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E417W18 Easy Watercolor Landscape Techniques [NEW!], 4/23, Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko

Skill level: ALL
Learn landscape techniques that are surprisingly easy and very effective at depicting trees, shrubs, hills, rocks, mountains, clouds, sunlight and sky. We will combine effects to create unique and original landscapes. Bring your watercolor supplies and Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Art Center Cafè open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/23/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.

E486W18 Get Abstract with Watercolors! [NEW!], 4/30, Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko

Skill level: ALL
Explore abstract art with watercolor paints. Start by creating black, white, and gray value studies paying attention to the principles and elements of design. Then work intuitively making colorful underpaintings with lots of texture. Finally combine these pieces confidently for an abstract painting with a strong composition. Bring your watercolor supplies and Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Art Center Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/30/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.

E735W18 One-Day Introduction to Rug Hooking [NEW!], 5/3, Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Lausen

Skill level: B, AB
Learn the basic techniques of rug hooking while creating a simple design mug mat. A great way to try your hand at this early method of making rugs by pulling loops of wool fabric through a linen backing. All materials included. Art Center Cafè is open for the half-hour break.
Single class scheduled on 5/3/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 86.00 ea.

E676W18 Creative iPhone Photography Bootcamp, 5/5 and 5/12, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Mueller

Skill level: B, AB
Learn to take amazing photos with your iPhone. You'll explore photography basics such as lighting, composition, and storytelling along with the specific aesthetics of mobile photography. You'll gain experience with easy-to-use apps for shooting and editing and get great tips for sharing your images on social media platforms. They'll be a shooting assignment between the first and second week and an in-class review and sharing of work. No previous photography experience necessary, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing and sharing. Expect to spend an additional $5-$10 on iPhone apps. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/5/2018 and ending 5/12/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 188.00 ea.

E491W18 Rescue Painting for Watercolor Artists [NEW!], 5/18 and 5/25, Fridays, 9 a.m. - 12 :30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding

Skill level: ALL
Don't give up on that painting yet. Find out how to rescue it. Sometimes you need a pair of trained eyes to help you see and fix a problem painting. In this class you will bring in unfinished paintings and learn to analyze issues and problem solve solutions. Don't despair. Most paintings can be improved with a small amount of effort. Bring your regular watercolor supplies and two to four unfinished watercolor paintings.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 5/18/2018 and ending 5/25/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 82.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

E392W18 Finish It! Oils and Acrylics, 5/4, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Tracie Thompson

Skill level: ALL
Do you have paintings that are 50-90% complete that you just haven’t finished? Maybe you haven’t set aside the time. Perhaps there is a compositional problem that keeps gnawing at you. In this workshop, you will bring two to five incomplete oil or acrylic works, get feedback, and put on the finishing touches. The instructor will help you identify and fix areas that are troublesome and match colors as needed. Bring your regular painting supplies. If you were working from a photo, bring the original photo as well. The Art Center Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/4/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.

E883W18 Bas-Relief Collage with Creative Paperclay [NEW!], 6/1, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Patty Carmody Smith

Skill level: ALL
Add texture to your collages with Creative Paperclay, an air-drying material that can be rolled, sculpted and textured. You'll spend the morning creating a collage on a board or other firm substrate and then add relief elements in the afternoon. Final painting can be done at your leisure when the surface is dry. Demonstrations will include some paper making and collage techniques as well as how to create bas-relief elements. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Some materials included. The Art Center Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/1/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 88.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

E495W18 Plein Air Painting [NEW!], 6/1 and 6/2, Fri. and Sat., 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Combs

Skill level: AB, I, AD
Paint and capture the changing light outside and push yourself to paint quickly. Your landscapes will come alive and your studio skills will improve too. There will be an emphasis on recognizing critical elements and rapid capture techniques. You will challenge yourself, make discoveries and learn to love painting in an outdoor setting. We will meet at the Art Center and paint at nearby locations. Bring a lunch for the half hour break. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 13 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 6/1/2018 and ending 6/2/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.

E462W18 Painting Like Monet, 6/2, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Michéle Coppin

Skill level: ALL
Combine art history with art exploration as you learn about the Impressionist style by examining the work of Claude Monet. You'll learn about Monet's approaches to color, light and brushwork as you create your own Monet-inspired piece. Bring painting supplies in the medium of your choice (oils, acrylics or pastels) and a painting surface. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/2/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.

E779W18 Joy of Felting: Flowers and Vines [NEW!], 6/7, Thursday, 6/7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck

Skill level: ALL
Create colorful felted flowers and vines using wool fibers and a little soapy water. Make flowers with stems for a felted bouquet or use your floral designs on napkin rings, to adorn packages or as beautiful felted jewelry. These pretty posies have a million uses. Bring from home: 2-3 old hand towels, an old bath towel, and a plastic bag to carry home wet items. Apron recommended. The Art Center Cafè is open for lunch.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/7/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 98.00 ea.

E436W18 Reflections in Watercolor [NEW!], 6/8 and 6/15, Fridays, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding

Skill level: I, AD
This watercolor workshop explores how color and light intertwine when reflected off glass and a variety of metallic surfaces. By focusing on the initial drawing and masking of whites, you will learn how to portray realistic surfaces that shine. Lots of exercises, value and color studies, demonstrations and step-by-step painting instruction. The Art Center Café is open for the half-hour lunch break. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 6/8/2018 and ending 6/15/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.

E411W18 Portrait Drawing, 6/9, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Audrey Stommes

Skill level: ALL
Learn to capture a person's unique presence. You will be guided through sketches, studies and a developed portrait as you explore the anatomy of the face with a focus on the person's essence and expression. You will explore the difference between drawing from life (self-portrait) and a photo. Bring a photo of a person you want to draw, graphite pencil, sharpener, eraser, charcoal, sketchbook and two large pieces of 11x14-inch paper. Bring a bag lunch or eat in the Art Center Café for the half-hour break. Drawing or painting experience helpful but not required.

Enrollment limited to 11 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/9/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.

E987W18 Fused Glass Jewelry, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Petron
Skill Level: All

Create your own beautiful glass jewelry and learn the basics of glass fusing on a small scale! You will learn to cut, shape and layer glass, embed metal hangers and play with decorative embellishments, such as frit and dichroic glass. You will start by making pendants and move on to smaller, more challenging projects such as earrings or beads. Tools and most materials (glass, metal for hangers and pendant bails) are provided. Additional findings may be purchased. Those with experience may bring specialty glass, only if it is COE 90. You will take home at least one completed piece at the end of class. Additional projects will be fired in a kiln by the instructor and ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 14; ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/16/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 62.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 57.00 ea.

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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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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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