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Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.16, to inquire about class availability.
 
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F470W17 Feature Focus: Mouths [NEW!], Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. In these short Saturday morning workshops, you will look at the contour, shape, angle and shading of different facial aspects and explore how to build up graphite layers to create value, tone and texture. How different features change to express emotion will also be examined. Each workshop is separate for summer convenience. Take as many as you like. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), 2H pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/22/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

G628W17 Photo Field Trip: Garden Impressions [NEW!], Mondays, July 24 and 31, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Groton
Skill Level: ALL
After a short Art of the Garden exhibit tour to see how artists capture the heart of the garden through their choices in composition, design and media, we'll go outside inspired and ready to photograph! We'll start with the Art Center's rain garden, wildflowers and native plants and then go to Noerenberg Memorial Gardens just a few minutes away. Workshop includes "guidance as you go" on shooting ideas with a variety of techniques, from detailed to abstract, to create your own garden impressions. The first Monday will be in the gardens photographing and the second will be at the Art Center for image sharing and discussion. In case of rain, the photography component of the workshop will shift to the second Monday and we will reschedule the image sharing and discussion. Bring your camera and favorite lenses including a long lens (100mm or longer) with a lens hood and macro lens if you have one, camera cords, full or extra battery, a flash drive and your camera's manual. If your camera has a multiple exposure function, read the manual on how to use it. Multiple exposures will be a technique option to try.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/24/2017 and ending 7/31/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

G462W17 Painting Like Monet [NEW!], Friday, July 28, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Michele 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 or eat in the Art Center Café for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/28/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

G648W17 Printmaking Sampler:Solar Plate Intaglio, Saturdays, July 29 and August 5, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Sam Dahl
Skill Level: ALL
Curious about printmaking? Try one or all of these printmaking sampler events. Each workshop will start with an instructor demonstration. Then students will have the chance to try the printmaking process. Explore subtractive and additive inking techniques by rolling, painting, or removing ink from Plexiglas in the Monotype Sampler. Learn to carve and print from linoleum plates in the Linocut Relief Sampler. Or experiment with a non-toxic alternative to the traditional Intaglio printmaking by transferring drawings or photographs to solar plates in the Solar Plate Intaglio Sampler. You'll leave with a good understanding of the printmaking process and a desire to do more. Most materials included, but request a list of things to bring.

Enrollment limited to 8 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 7/29/2017 and ending 8/5/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 125.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 115.00 ea.

G490W17 Feature Focus: Noses [NEW!], Saturday, July 29, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. In these short Saturday morning workshops, you will look at the contour, shape, angle and shading of different facial aspects and explore how to build up graphite layers to create value, tone and texture. How different features change to express emotion will also be examined. Each workshop is separate for summer convenience. Take as many as you like. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), 2H pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/29/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

G987W17 Fused Glass Jewelry, Saturday, August 5, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 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 8/5/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 57.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 61.00 ea.

G492W17 Feature Focus: Ears [NEW!], Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. In these short Saturday morning workshops, you will look at the contour, shape, angle and shading of different facial aspects and explore how to build up graphite layers to create value, tone and texture. How different features change to express emotion will also be examined. Each workshop is separate for summer convenience. Take as many as you like. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), 2H pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/12/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

G455W17 Figure Drawing [NEW!], Friday, August 11, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Are you curious about figure drawing or do you want to enhance your skills in drawing the human form? Working in a safe and respectful environment, you will be guided through different ways of drawing the nude model. There will be warm-ups, exercises, a quick anatomy lesson and a variety of short and longer poses by two different models (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). Bring hard or medium compressed charcoal, graphite pencil, sharpener, eraser, 18 x 24-inch newsprint paper pad and two 18 x 24-inch sheets of nicer paper. Bring a bag lunch or eat in the Art Center Café for the half-hour break. Drawing and/or painting experience helpful but not required. Model fee included.

Enrollment limited to 11 / Ages 18 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/11/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 99.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 106.00 ea.

G986W17 Glass Pocket Vases with Relief, Monday and Friday, August 14 and 18, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill Level: ALL
Design, fuse and slump glass panels to create your own pocket vision: a vase, keepsake or central spot for notes and photos. You'll learn to carve refractory material to create texture and relief in your design. Beginning students will learn basic glass cutting, fusing considerations, mold preparation and kiln use. More advanced students will be guided in their design concepts as needed. Safety emphasized. Tools and a variety of materials are provided. Project size limited. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday and Friday starting 8/14/2017 and ending 8/18/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 174.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 186.00 ea.

G429W17 Plein Air Watercolor [NEW!], Fridays, August 18 and 25, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Make the most of Minnesota sunshine by painting outside. In this two-day workshop you will visit Noerenberg Gardens and other nearby locations to paint sur le motif or "what the eye actually sees" as described by French Impressionists. Experience how natural sunlight enhances and transforms color as you fully focus on the subject matter. The class will meet at the Art Center with studio space available for inclement weather. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café during the hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 8/18/2017 and ending 8/25/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 126.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 140.00 ea.

G494W17 Step by Step: Landscape in Oil, Monday, August 21, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Combs
Skill Level: B, AB
If you have always wanted to try oil painting, this workshop is for you. Starting with an instructor-selected photo, you will be led step by step through the painting process. While the whole class paints the same original image, you'll be amazed how different each painting will look. The class is designed to be fun and relaxing. Some materials included but request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café during the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/21/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 86.00 ea.

A635W17 Shoot Your Work! [NEW!], Saturdays, September 9 and 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Here it is at last, a two-day workshop for artists who want to learn how to photograph their work for submission to juried shows. In this workshop, you will explore ways to put your art in the best light whether you work in paint, clay, metal, stone or fiber, without investing a fortune in equipment. Lighting is the key and that's what we'll spend most of our time talking about. You should be familiar with basic photographic concepts: aperture, shutter speed, focus, depth of field, etc. Students are encouraged to bring examples of their work for demonstration purposes. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or equivalent knowledge.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 9/9/2017 and ending 9/16/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

A753W17 Bead Weaving on a Loom [NEW!], Fridays, September 15 and 22, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill Level: ALL
Weaving with beads is an easy way to be creative. In this two-day workshop, you will weave one or more bracelets to learn the technique and make different closures and clasps. Larger weaving projects will be discussed and demonstrated. You'll also explore Native American and folk art designs for inspiration and learn about home-made loom construction and commercially-made bead looms. No experience necessary. Materials included.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 14 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 9/15/2017 and ending 9/22/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 86.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 79.00 ea.

A418W17 Illustrator's Guide to Picture Books, Fridays, September 15 and 22, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Spinks
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to transform a written work into the amazing entity known as the picture book. In this workshop, you will learn how to visually create original characters, thumbnails, a color script, dummy book and finished illustrations in picture book format. You will learn about cover art, end pages, layouts, pacing and page turns. The instructor will provide fairytales or fables to illustrate or you may work from a fully-developed story of your own. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Cafè for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 9/9/2017 and ending 9/22/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

A927W17 Earthenware Demonstration [NEW!], Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Kristin Pavelka
Skill Level: ALL
Spend a morning with Kristin Pavelka as she works through her creative process using earthenware clay. Starting on the wheel and ending with glazing, she will walk through pots from start to finish. Demonstration will include using a craft foam support to build the the bottom of a wheel thrown pot as well as sgrafitto decorative surface. This is a great opportunity to learn about her influences, techniques, and how to apply what is covered to the materials at Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

Enrollment limited to 20 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/16/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 41.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 46.00 ea.

A493W17 Feature Focus: Hands [NEW!], Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Concentrate on drawing realistic hands and feet in these two Saturday morning workshops. You will look at the contour, shape, angle and shading of hands and feet and explore how to build up graphite layers to create value, tone and texture. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), 2H pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/16/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

A476W17 Watercolor Cityscapes: Day [NEW!], Monday, September 18, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Learn to capture the urban landscape by day and/or night in these fun watercolor workshops. Capture the buildings, streets, hustle and bustle with luminous washes and expressive edges. Instruction will include saving whites and capturing the gestures of people in action. Bring your regular watercolor supplies, Arches 140 lb. cold press paper, and any photo images you would like to use (optional). The instructor will have photo references and some special supplies for you. Bring a bag lunch or eat at the Art Center Cafè for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/18/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 63.00 ea.

A856W17 Weekend Jewelry Workshops: Rings [NEW!], Friday-Saturday, September 22 & 23, 9:30 a.m.-3:30
Instructor: Linda Seebauer Hansen
Skill Level: ALL
Dream about making jewelry, but don't have enough time? Come explore the basics of beginning jewelry design in one of these project-based two-day workshops. Complete a ring with a stone setting in "Rings," design a cuff bracelet and learn to rivet in "Bracelets" or learn to layer metals and hammer a bail in "Pendants." You'll have fun learning to texture and stamp surfaces, shape, saw, file, use a torch, solder, and polish nonferrous metals. Makes a great holiday gift. Materials provided. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. Art Center Cafè open on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 9/21/2017 and ending 9/23/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 192.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 209.00 ea.

A676W17 Creative iPhone Photography Bootcamp, Saturdays, September 23 & 30, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Mueller
Skill Level: B, AB
Learn how to take amazing photos with your iPhone. On the first day, you will learn photography basics, the specific aesthetics of mobile photography, and how to make images that will attract attention on social media. You'll also find out how to work with different apps for shooting and editing and tips for sharing your images. On the second day, we will review assigned work and learn from each other in a positive, open environment. No previous photography experience required, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing, and sharing. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. (Expect to spend an additional $10-$15 for iPhone apps.)

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 9/23/2017 and ending 9/30/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 167.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 185.00 ea.

A478W17 Watercolor Cityscapes: Night [NEW!], Monday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Learn to capture the urban landscape by day and/or night in these fun watercolor workshops. Capture the buildings, streets, hustle and bustle with luminous washes and expressive edges. Instruction will include saving whites and capturing the gestures of people in action. Bring your regular watercolor supplies, Arches 140 lb. cold press paper, and any photo images you would like to use (optional). The instructor will have photo references and some special supplies for you. Bring a bag lunch or eat at the Art Center Cafè for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/25/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 63.00 ea.

A773W17 Joy of Felting: "Circles" Table Runner [NEW!], Thursday, September 28, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck
Skill Level: ALL
Learn the magic of wet feltmaking with wool fibers and a little soapy water. No knitting or sewing required. Create a colorful table runner inspired by vintage penny rugs and the Russian artist Kandinsky in "Circles Table Runner." Felt a pair of warm, woolly, seamless mittens for the colder days ahead or as a one-of-a kind holiday gift in "Mittens." Use wool and a variety of natural fibers to sculpt a unique vessel for trinkets, chocolates or to simply brighten up any shelf in "Vases, Vessels and Bowls." Add a warm glow to the holiday season by making pretty felted lanterns in "Luminarias." Some physical stamina needed. Materials included, but bring 2-3 hand towels, an old bath towel, apron (recommended), and a plastic bag to carry home wet items and a lunch for the half-hour break. The Art Center Cafè is open Monday through Friday.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/28/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 94.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 101.00 ea.

A746W17 Punch Needle Embroidery [NEW!], Friday and Saturday, September 29 - 30, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Instructor: Laurie Lausen
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to "punch needle" embroider a small brooch or ornament using your own design or a provided template. You'll be amazed at the intricacy and texture that can be achieved with this age-old fiber art technique. Cameo punch needle and hoop will be available for purchase for $20 plus tax at the first class, or you may bring your own, or use one of the instructor's. Project materials provided. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. Art Center Cafè open on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 9/29/2017 and ending 9/30/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 156.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 170.00 ea.

A929W17 Porcelain Demonstration [NEW!], Thursday, October 5, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kristin Pavelka
Skill Level: ALL
Spend an afternoon with Kristin Pavelka as she works through her creative process using a porcelaineous clay. The demonstration will include using a handmade textured roulette on a fresh, thrown pot as well as fine line mishima over underglaze. This is a great opportunity to get ideas, learn technical tricks and find out how to apply the demonstration to materials at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

Enrollment limited to 20 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/5/2017 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 41.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 46.00 ea.

A646W17 Printmaking Sampler: Monotype, Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Sam Dahl
Skill Level: ALL
Curious about printmaking? Try this monotype printmaking sampler. The workshop will start with an instructor demonstration. Then students will try the printmaking process themselves. You'll explore subtractive and additive inking techniques by rolling, painting, or removing ink from Plexiglas and leave with a good understanding of the printmaking process and a desire to do more. Materials included but request a list of things to bring.

Enrollment limited to 8 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/14/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

A771W17 Joy of Felting: Mittens [NEW!], Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck
Skill Level: ALL
Learn the magic of wet feltmaking with wool fibers and a little soapy water. No knitting or sewing required. Create a colorful table runner inspired by vintage penny rugs and the Russian artist Kandinsky in "Circles Table Runner." Felt a pair of warm, woolly, seamless mittens for the colder days ahead or as a one-of-a kind holiday gift in "Mittens." Use wool and a variety of natural fibers to sculpt a unique vessel for trinkets, chocolates or to simply brighten up any shelf in "Vases, Vessels and Bowls." Add a warm glow to the holiday season by making pretty felted lanterns in "Luminarias." Some physical stamina needed. Materials included, but bring 2-3 hand towels, an old bath towel, apron (recommended), and a plastic bag to carry home wet items and a lunch for the half-hour break. The Art Center Cafè is open Monday through Friday.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/14/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 94.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 101.00 ea.

A495W17 Feature Focus: Feet [NEW!], Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Concentrate on drawing realistic hands and feet in these two Saturday morning workshops. You will look at the contour, shape, angle and shading of hands and feet and explore how to build up graphite layers to create value, tone and texture. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), 2H pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/21/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

A969W17 Glass Mosaics, Saturdays, October 21 and 28, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Vogl
Skill Level: ALL
Discover the art of making mosaics. Bring your creativity and learn to clip and cut glass and apply grout to your own original design. We will be working with stained glass as the primary material to create two mosaic works of art. Feel free to bring any small treasures (buttons, beads, single earrings, keys, coins) you may want to incorporate into your art (optional). Materials included.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 10/21/2017 and ending 10/28/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 122.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 133.00 ea.

A858W17 Weekend Jewelry Workshops: Bracelets [NEW!] Friday & Saturday, October 27-28, 9:30 am - 3:30
Instructor: Linda Seebauer Hansen
Skill Level: ALL
Dream about making jewelry, but don't have enough time? Come explore the basics of beginning jewelry design in one of these project-based two-day workshops. Complete a ring with a stone setting in "Rings," design a cuff bracelet and learn to rivet in "Bracelets" or learn to layer metals and hammer a bail in "Pendants." You'll have fun learning to texture and stamp surfaces, shape, saw, file, use a torch, solder, and polish nonferrous metals. Makes a great holiday gift. Materials provided. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. Art Center Cafè open on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 10/27/2017 and ending 10/28/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 192.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 209.00 ea.

A876W17 Altered Papers and Collage, Friday, October 27, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Patty Carmody Smith
Skill Level: ALL
Transform magazine pages into stunning papers for your mixed-media paintings and collages, or as inspirational studies for larger works. You will learn to alter papers with sandpaper and household cleaners and how to enhance them with acrylic paints. We will create some small collages on paper and canvas-covered board and discuss adhesives and substrates. Bring an 11 x 14-inch or smaller canvas panel, scissors, an assortment of paint brushes and some National Geographic magazines. All other materials provided. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/27/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 84.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

B635W17 Shoot Your Work! [NEW!], Mondays, October 30 and November 6, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Here it is at last, a two-day workshop for artists who want to learn how to photograph their work for submission to juried shows. In this workshop, you will explore ways to put your art in the best light whether you work in paint, clay, metal, stone or fiber, without investing a fortune in equipment. Lighting is the key and that's what we'll spend most of our time talking about. You should be familiar with basic photographic concepts: aperture, shutter speed, focus, depth of field, etc. Students are encouraged to bring examples of their work for demonstration purposes. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or equivalent knowledge.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/30/2017 and ending 11/6/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

B488W17 Exciting Brushwork [NEW!], Wednesday, November 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Kristin Grevich
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Learn how the brushes you choose and the brushstrokes you use can help you create excitement in your work. Starting with an exploration of different brushes and how they are used, you'll learn how variations in angles and amounts of pressure can add texture to your work. In the afternoon, students will practice applying the techniques by painting a provided still life with instructor feedback. Oil paints recommended. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Cafè for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/1/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

B746W17 Punch Needle Embroidery [NEW!], Friday and Saturday, November 3-4, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Lausen
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to "punch needle" embroider a small brooch or ornament using your own design or a provided template. You'll be amazed at the intricacy and texture that can be achieved with this age-old fiber art technique. Cameo punch needle and hoop will be available for purchase for $20 plus tax at the first class, or you may bring your own, or use one of the instructor's. Project materials provided. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. Art Center Cafè open on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 11/3/2017 and ending 11/4/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 156.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 170.00 ea.

B438W17 Encaustic Painting: Working With Wax, Tuesday, November 3, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jodi Reeb
Skill Level: ALL
In this exciting, one-day experience you will learn encaustic techniques (molten beeswax painting). A brief history and description of encaustic painting will be shared as well as basic supplies and tools, safety, preparation of supports including application of grounds, fusing techniques and paint application. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated such as wax image transfers, mixing your own paint, creating texture and working with masks and stencils. The majority of time will be spent painting. Previous participants may work on individual projects with instructor guidance. All levels welcome. Materials included.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 18 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/3/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 118.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

B482W17 Fast and Fun Watercolor Portraits, Tuesday, November 7, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
What does it take to achieve a person's likeness in watercolor? Come learn about facial proportions and how to capture facial tones, while exploring techniques for getting facial guidelines onto watercolor paper, glazing and managing lost and found edges. The instructor will provide reference photographs for the exercises, but participants may bring personal photographs for their projects. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Cafè during the half-hour break. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/7/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 63.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

B408W17 Using Edges, Lines and Passages [NEW!], Wednesday, November 8, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Kristin Grevich
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Learn where to use hard edges, where to loosen the edge and how to create a passages from one area of the painting to another. Starting with a projector lesson and demonstrations of the techniques, students will then spend the afternoon applying the skills to painting a provided still life with instructor feedback. Oil paints recommended. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Cafè for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/8/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

B876W17 Modern Mandalas in Collage, Friday, November 10, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Patty Carmody Smith
Skill Level: ALL
Mandalas are an ancient form of creative expression that spiritually represent the universe. Usually geometric in shape, modern mandalas can be objects for contemplation or simply a kaleidoscopic burst of color. In this workshop, you will create a collage mandala of your own design on a 18-inch round wood panel. Collage technique, materials, finishes and embellishments will be discussed and demonstrated. Wood panel, adhesives and acrylic paints will be provided. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/10/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 89.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 96.00 ea.

B772W17 Joy of Felting: Vases, Vessels and Bowls, Friday, November 10, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck
Skill Level: ALL
Learn the magic of wet feltmaking with wool fibers and a little soapy water. No knitting or sewing required. Create a colorful table runner inspired by vintage penny rugs and the Russian artist Kandinsky in "Circles Table Runner." Felt a pair of warm, woolly, seamless mittens for the colder days ahead or as a one-of-a kind holiday gift in "Mittens." Use wool and a variety of natural fibers to sculpt a unique vessel for trinkets, chocolates or to simply brighten up any shelf in "Vases, Vessels and Bowls." Add a warm glow to the holiday season by making pretty felted lanterns in "Luminarias." Some physical stamina needed. Materials included, but bring 2-3 hand towels, an old bath towel, apron (recommended), and a plastic bag to carry home wet items and a lunch for the half-hour break. The Art Center Cafè is open Monday through Friday.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/10/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 94.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 101.00 ea.

A489W17 Illustrative Mapping [NEW!], Saturdays, November 11 and 18, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds
Skill Level: ALL
Capture a special place, favorite trip or life journey as an illustrated map. A great addition to travel journals, you'll use watercolor or colored pencils to create an engaging composition that portrays a place, pathway or timeline that is meaningful to you. Designs may be literal or abstract, realistic or stylized, detailed or simplified. Previous drawing and/or watercolor experience is recommended but not essential. Request a materials list from the Registrar and come to the first class with a subject matter idea and any reference materials that would be helpful. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 11/11/2017 and ending 11/18/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

B484W17 Sunrises and Sunsets [NEW!], Friday, December 1, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Play with different paint combinations to create the colorful sky effects that manifest at the beginning and end of the day. You will learn techniques to achieve gradation, harmony, unity and balance in your designs. Bring your regular watercolor supplies and Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. The instructor will have some special workshop supplies for you. Bring a bag lunch or eat at the Art Center Cafè for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/1/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 63.00 ea.

B418W17 Illustrator's Guide to Picture Books, Saturdays, December 2 and 9, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Spinks
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to transform a written work into the amazing entity known as the picture book. In this workshop, you will visually create original characters, thumbnails, a color script, dummy book and three finished illustrations in picture book format. You will learn about cover art, end pages, layouts, pacing and page turns. The instructor will provide fairytales or fables to illustrate or you may work from a fully-developed story of your own. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Cafè for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 12/2/2017 and ending 12/9/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

B859W17 Weekend Jewelry Workshops: Pendants [NEW!] Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2, 9:30 am - 3:30
Instructor: Linda Seebauer Hansen
Skill Level: ALL
Dream about making jewelry, but don't have enough time? Come explore the basics of beginning jewelry design in one of these project-based two-day workshops. Complete a ring with a stone setting in "Rings," design a cuff bracelet and learn to rivet in "Bracelets" or learn to layer metals and hammer a bail in "Pendants." You'll have fun learning to texture and stamp surfaces, shape, saw, file, use a torch, solder, and polish nonferrous metals. Makes great holiday gifts. Materials provided. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. Art Center Cafè open on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 12/1/2017 and ending 12/2/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 192.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 209.00 ea.

B776W17 Joy of Felting: Luminarias [NEW!], Friday, December 1, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck
Skill Level: ALL
Learn the magic of wet feltmaking with wool fibers and a little soapy water. No knitting or sewing required. Create a colorful table runner inspired by vintage penny rugs and the Russian artist Kandinsky in "Circles Table Runner." Felt a pair of warm, woolly, seamless mittens for the colder days ahead or as a one-of-a kind holiday gift in "Mittens." Use wool and a variety of natural fibers to sculpt a unique vessel for trinkets, chocolates or to simply brighten up any shelf in "Vases, Vessels and Bowls." Add a warm glow to the holiday season by making pretty felted lanterns in "Luminarias." Some physical stamina needed. Materials included, but bring 2-3 hand towels, an old bath towel, apron (recommended), and a plastic bag to carry home wet items and a lunch for the half-hour break. The Art Center Cafè is open Monday through Friday.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/1/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 77.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

B718W17 Inkle Loom Weaving, Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill Level: ALL
Inkle looms are small, portable looms that allow the weaver to make belts, headbands, bookmarks and other long, narrow pieces. Using Art Center looms, students will learn to set up and weave a small project with a focus on making gifts and holiday decorations. This is a fun learning experience and great introduction to weaving! Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 8 / Ages 15 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/2/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 73.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

B642W17 Solar Plate Intaglio, Saturday, December 2, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Sam Dahl
Skill Level: ALL
Learn an easy, non-toxic alternative to traditional intaglio printmaking. Using a prepared, light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backing (provided), sun or UV light, and ordinary tap water, you will create etched plates with which you will learn introductory printmaking techniques. All you'll need is inspiration and a selection of your photos and/or drawings. Most materials provided, but request a list of things to bring from the Registrar. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 8 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 12/2/2017 and ending 12/2/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 108.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 117.00 ea.

B714W17 Kumihimo with Beads, Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill Level: ALL
Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. With beads added, it is a way to make beautiful bracelets. Learn to braid on a Kumihimo disk, create designs, add beads and make a closure without the need for jewelry findings. Materials included but students should bring a scissors, tape measure and a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/9/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 82.00 ea.

 

 

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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