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C481W23 Landscape Painting Two-Day Workshop, Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Michele Combs
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Treat yourself to two days of painting! This class will focus on rendering skies - an important component of any landscape painting. We'll emphasize the differences between foreground, middle ground, and background rendering techniques to enhance the sense of space and focus in your work. Individualized instruction will strengthen your artistry, with emphasis on the elements that make a painting strong: line, form, color, edge quality, and texture. Bring photos for composition options. See materials list on the website. Bring a lunch each day for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/10/2023 and ending 1/11/2023 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.

C921W23 Exploring Underglazes, Thursday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Anastasia Speer
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Transform your ceramic work with colored slips applied before the final glaze layer; literally "underglazes." Learn painterly application techniques, color mixing, different styles of brushwork, slip-trailing, and more. We'll use color theory, design principles, and varying brushwork styles to bring another level of creativity to your work. Bring 1-3 pieces of your ceramic bisque to work on. Price includes $10 materials fee.

Enrollment limited to 14
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/2/2023 at 1:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 61.00 ea.

C437W23 Creating Collages with an Artistic Voice, Fri-Sat, 2/3 - 2/4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This workshop is an opportunity to explore and learn the dynamic of designing and making collages. The instructor will walk you through the steps of putting a collage together. The workshop is constructed so you can learn from your instructor as well as the other participants. A materials list is available on the website.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/3/2023 and ending 2/4/2023 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

C494W23-A Landscape Painting One-Day Workshop, Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Michele Combs
Skill level: ALL

Starting with an instructor-selected photo, you will be led step by step through the painting process. You'll gain a better understanding of how the instructor thinks through the painting process. Although the whole class works from the same original image, you’ll be amazed by how different each student's finished painting will look. This class is designed to be fun and relaxing. Suggested materials list on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/8/2023 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.

C439W23 Color Workshop for Painters, Fri - Sat, 2/10 - 2/11, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

Painters of all levels and mediums: make your acrylic, watercolor, or oil paintings more powerful and effective by gaining a better understanding of color in this six hour workshop. Explore the dynamics and use of color in two-dimensional art in this collaborative, hands-on workshop! Study color theory, using a color wheel, emotional and manipulative powers of color, how to mix paints, color recipes, how to make a color chart, and more. Class handout includes information on color theory, palette arrangement, color formulas and recipes. Materials list on website.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/10/2023 and ending 2/11/2023 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

C443W23 Botanical Art: Focus on Flowering Houseplants, Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Kathy Creger
Skill level: ALL

Learn to create accurate and artistic representations of the flowering houseplants that help gardeners get through the cold winter months! Focusing on their forms and surfaces, we'll practice the careful observation and rendering of the lines, values, and textures of your subject to bring your painting to life! Bring your drawing and/or watercolor painting materials and hot-pressed paper to work on. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/14/2023 and ending 2/21/2023 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.

C438W23 Encaustic Painting: Working with Wax, Friday, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Sold Out)
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 the 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. Price includes $35 materials fee. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/17/2023 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 106.00 ea.

C319W23 Inducing Spring - Flower Arranging, Friday, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Sold Out)
Lee Persell
Skill level: ALL

Shake yourself out of winter's gloom by creating your own floral arrangements. This class will introduce you to the art of flower arranging by breaking down the arrangement into its basic structure: line, shape, color, balance, proportion and texture. Find out why "less is more" and learn how to collect or shop for materials selectively. We will also consider the use of non-floral elements. Bring one or two vases (can be glass, ceramic, or other material) and garden shears or hand pruner. Price includes $25 materials fee.

Enrollment limited to 10
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/24/2023 at 10:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

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2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391


952-473-7361 x. 160

Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9 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

The 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 Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to take class registrations.  


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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