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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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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. This design looks great in any home, office, or cabin. 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. The Art Center Cafè is open for lunch during the half hour break.

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. You'll felt a pair of warm, woolly, seamless mittens of your own design by layering colorful merino wool and using traditional felting techniques. They can even be reversible. Some physical stamina needed. Materials included, but bring 2-3 hand towels, an old bath towel, apron (recommended), a plastic bag to carry home wet items, and a lunch for the half-hour break.

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, Friday, 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. Using wool and a variety of natural fibers, you'll felt a vessel to hold trinkets, chocolates or to simply brighten up any shelf. Choose bright or natural colors, then "sculpt" your vessel into any shape from organic to contemporary. You can even make it reversible. 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. The Art Center Cafè is open for lunch during the half-hour break.

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.

B489W17 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. Add a warm glow to the holiday season by making pretty felted lanterns "Luminarias." Create texture and other design embellishments using a variety of materials. Your luminarias will be the perfect accent for the mantle, dinner table, or any spot that needs a little soft illumination. Make two in class.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. The Art Center Cafè is open for lunch during the half-hour break.

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. 

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