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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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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.

F433W18-A Watercolor Techniques: Glazing & Reflective Light, Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Allen
Skill Level: AB

Designed for the advanced beginner watercolor student, these four workshops will focus on techniques essential to watercolor painting. Learn to create and build glowing watercolors with Julie Allen in "Glazing and Reflective Light." Discover ways to enliven the surface characteristics of your watercolor paintings in "Textures" with Sonja Hutchinson. Develop your negative space seeing skills and focus on shapes and spaces with Cathy Hearding in "Negative Space." Explore the soft edges and blending effects of "Wet-into-Wet" with Georgia Kandiko. Take one or all to improve your watercolor skills!

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/20/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

F433W18-B Watercolor Techniques: Texture [NEW!], Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB

Designed for the advanced beginner watercolor student, these four workshops will focus on techniques essential to watercolor painting. Learn to create and build glowing watercolors with Julie Allen in "Glazing and Reflective Light." Discover ways to enliven the surface characteristics of your watercolor paintings in "Textures" with Sonja Hutchinson. Develop your negative space seeing skills and focus on shapes and spaces with Cathy Hearding in "Negative Space." Explore the soft edges and blending effects of "Wet-into-Wet" with Georgia Kandiko. Take one or all to improve your watercolor skills!

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

F423W18 Birch Trees in Watercolor {NEW!], Friday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: AB, I

Birch trees with their snow white bark and golden leaves are fun to paint in any season. You will explore watercolor techniques such as working wet-into-wet, scraping, masking, flicking paint, and negative painting as you create different views of these magical trees. Bring your regular watercolor supplies and a full sheet of Arches 140# cold press paper. Request a supply list if you wish to see what Georgia uses.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/29/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.

F483W18-A Drawing Animals: CATS [NEW!], Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tracie Thompson
Skill Level: ALL

Have fun learning to draw your favorite animals. You'll learn basic proportions and how to capture the structure of animal eyes, ears, noses, heads and muzzles. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, vine or willow charcoal, 2B and 6B graphite pencils, pencil sharpener, 12-inch ruler and white or kneaded eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/30/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

F407W18 One-day Intro to Illustration [NEW!], Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds
Skill Level: ALL

What is illustration? What does it mean to be an illustrator? Find out in this one-day workshop where you will be given a simple illustration assignment to solve and learn a process for creating a concept and image designed for print media. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Drawing experience is recommended. Cafe will be open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/6/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

F433W18-C Watercolor Techniques: Negative Space [NEW!], Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill level: AB

Designed for the advanced beginner watercolor student, these four workshops will focus on techniques essential to watercolor painting. Learn to create and build glowing watercolors with Julie Allen in "Glazing and Reflective Light." Discover ways to enliven the surface characteristics of your watercolor paintings in "Textures" with Sonja Hutchinson. Develop your negative space seeing skills and focus on shapes and spaces with Cathy Hearding in "Negative Space." Explore the soft edges and blending effects of "Wet-into-Wet" with Georgia Kandiko. Take one or all to improve your watercolor skills!

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/11/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

F483W18-B Drawing Animals: DOGS [NEW!], Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tracie Thompson
Skill level: ALL

Have fun learning to draw your favorite animals. You'll learn basic proportions and how to capture the structure of animal eyes, ears, noses, heads and muzzles. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, vine or willow charcoal, 2B and 6B graphite pencils, pencil sharpener, 12-inch ruler, and white or kneaded eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/14/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

F966W18 Illuminated Stained Glass Mosaic [NEW!], Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wendy Andersen
Skill level: ALL

Use your imagination or a provided pattern and make a stained glass block mosaic that can be internally lit or set in a window to catch the natural light. You'll learn how to use stained-glass cutting, breaking and grinding tools and how to grout stained-glass to a glass object. Materials provided.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 7/14/2018 and ending 7/21/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 116.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 125.00 ea.

F433W18-D Watercolor Techniques: Wet-into-Wet [NEW!], Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB

Designed for the advanced beginner watercolor student, these four workshops will focus on techniques essential to watercolor painting. Learn to create and build glowing watercolors with Julie Allen in "Glazing and Reflective Light." Discover ways to enliven the surface characteristics of your watercolor paintings in "Textures" with Sonja Hutchinson. Develop your negative space seeing skills and focus on shapes and spaces with Cathy Hearding in "Negative Space." Explore the soft edges and blending effects of "Wet-into-Wet" with Georgia Kandiko. Take one or all to improve your watercolor skills!

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/18/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

F486W18-B Creative Tools for Caregivers [NEW!], Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Coppin
Skill Level: ALL

This class will introduce drawing, painting and collage projects that caregivers may create with their loved one. Primarily designed for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease, this class is relevant for most care-giving situations. Creating art together can help retrieve memories, communicate emotions and stimulate conversations, breaking the silence and isolation that can accompany memory loss or illness. Art has the power to strengthen relationships and improve the quality of life for family members and their loved one. Open to all caregivers: family, friends or professionals. No experience required. Materials kit included. The two workshops will present different projects. Take one or both.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/21/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 49.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.

F677W18 Photo Field Trip: Excelsior Crazy Days [NEW!], Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats
Skill level: AB, I

Capture exotic Excelsior and its denizens on this street photography field trip. We'll meet at the Art Center to view examples of street photography for inspiration, then head to Excelsior Crazy Days to polish your own street skills with "guidance as you go" on making pictures that tell stories. The second session will convene at MCFTA where we'll share and discuss the day's work. Bring your camera with fully-charged batteries and be familiar with your camera's settings.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 18 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 7/21/2018 and ending 7/28/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 82.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

G429W18 Plein Air Watercolor, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Make the most of Minnesota sunshine by painting outside. In this three-day short course, 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.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/25/2018 and ending 8/8/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 117.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 105.00 ea.

G472W18 Drawing with Colored Pencils, Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bonnie Lauber-Westover
Skill level: ALL

Explore drawing techniques that lead to deep, luminous color! You'll spend the morning learning to create brilliant effects with colored pencils. Then after lunch you'll use these skills to create a still life with bold hues and a sense of atmosphere. Appropriate for all skill levels. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 15 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/27/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 76.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

G735W18 One-Day Introduction to Rug Hooking, Friday, 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.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/27/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 86.00 ea.

G476W18 Introduction to Pastels, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Cynthia Kath
Skill level: ALL

Experience the rich luminous color of pastels and learn pastel strokes, blending, layering, and other application techniques. A great way to try your hand at a new medium. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 11; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/3/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.

G483W18-C Drawing Animals: HORSES [NEW!], Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tracie Thompson
Skill level: ALL

Have fun learning to draw your favorite animals. You'll learn basic proportions and how to capture the structure of animal eyes, ears, noses, heads and muzzles. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, vine or willow charcoal, 2B and 6B graphite pencils, pencil sharpener, 12-inch ruler, and white or kneaded eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/4/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

G982W18 Intro to Pâte de Verre [NEW!], Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill level: ALL

Discover the delicate beauty of working with fine glass powders and frits (glass pieces ground to the size of salt crystals) in this intro class to Pâte de Verre. You'll use a prepared mold for an 8-inch shallow bowl and learn to mix colors and make patterns. After the firing (the second class), you'll remove your piece from the mold and learn cold working and finishing techniques. Discussion and examples of the art form will enrich the experience. Materials included. Safety emphasized. Bring a face mask, old towel, and wear closed-toe shoes.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every 2 weeks on Saturday starting 8/4/2018 and ending 8/18/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 154.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

G738W18 Care and Feeding of Looms [NEW!], Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill level: ALL

Learn basic loom maintenence and problem solving for many types of looms, especially those in the weaving studio. Trouble shooting and heddle moving will be demonstrated on a variety of looms and individual questions are welcome. Students are encouraged to stay after and use their new skills to help us clean and prepare studio looms for the next quarter.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/10/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 39.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

G319W18 Introduction to Flower Arranging, Friday, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Lee Persell
Skill Level: ALL

Have you ever looked at a vase and wanted to do more than plunk a bouquet of store bought flowers into it? 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 how not to pillage your entire garden for a single bouquet. We will also discuss the use of non-floral elements. Bring a vase or vessel (can be glass, ceramic, or other material) and garden shears or hand pruner.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/10/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

G485W18 Underwater World in Watercolor, Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: AB, I

Learn to paint an underwater scene and capture luminous effects with transparent watercolors. Starting wet-into-wet then charging in color, lifting and modeling shapes, you will create a dreamy seascape with underwater creatures of your choosing. Creating a strong composition emphasizing values will be discussed and demonstrated. Reference materials will be available, but bring your own if you have them, along with your regular watercolor supplies and a full sheet of Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Request a supply list if you wish to see what Georgia uses.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/13/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.

G417W18 A World of Birds in Watercolor [NEW!], Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: AB, I

Enjoy a day of painting the wonderful world of birds with watercolor paints. Starting with bird portraits as a warm-up, you'll try your hand at painting both realistically and in a more abstract manner by concentrating on the basic shapes and colors. In the afternoon, you'll work on a larger painting using birds as focal points. Bird references will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Bring your regular watercolor supplies and a full sheet of Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Request a supply list if you wish to see what Georgia uses.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/20/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.

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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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