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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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E842W17 The Art of Earrings, Friday - Saturday, June 2 and 3, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Seebauer Hansen
Skill Level: ALL
Design and create a series of earrings in copper, bronze or sterling silver. You will learn to use various jeweler's hand tools, basic soldering and proper equipment use, along with finishing tips as you make two to four different earring forms. Customize and add your own style through sawing, shaping, texturing and stamping sheet metal and wire techniques that will be demonstrated. Materials are included, but registration is required by May 22 in order for materials to be ordered in time. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. Art Center Café is open on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 6/2/2017 and ending 6/3/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 184.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 199.00 ea.

E487W17 Views through a Grapevine in Watercolor [NEW!], Friday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Create a sense of space and visual interest by painting a landscape through a trellis border. Starting with fun and easy stamping and backwash techniques, you will create a blooming trellis border with fields of sunflowers and cultivated hills in the distance. You will learn tips for finishing flowers and creating realistic vine and wood effects. Bring your regular watercolor supplies and a full sheet of Arches 140# cold press paper. A materials list is available if you wish to see what Georgia uses. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café during the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/9/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

E876W17 Altered Papers and Collage, Friday, June 16, 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 6/16/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 84.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

E488W17 Flowers and French, Saturday, June 17, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Coppin
Skill Level: ALL
Immerse yourself in color and enjoy a day of flower painting and French ambiance. Open to painters of all levels, new students will be shown demonstrations and given instruction on how to start, while experienced painters will be free to gather a bouquet and begin painting with guidance from the instructor as needed. Work in oils, acrylics, or pastels. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/17/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

F628W17 Photo Field Trip: Exploring Excelsior [NEW!], Mondays, June 19 and 26, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
Instructor: Anne Groton
Skill Level: ALL
First on the list of charming Minnesota Main Streets, Excelsior is layered with photographic opportunity in its many nooks and crannies! Exploring Excelsior with the eyes and spirits of travelers, we will photograph inside some of the quaint shops to show the town at work, we will walk the streets taking in the texture and color of the buildings, and we will head to the shore to capture the lake, its docks and boats. Workshop includes "guidance as you go" on shooting ideas and techniques to create compositions with attention to design and subject. The first Monday will be in Excelsior photographing and the second will be at the Art Center for image sharing and discussion. Bring your camera, camera cords, full or extra battery, a flash drive and your camera's manual.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/19/2017 and ending 6/26/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

F472W17 Drawing with Colored Pencils, Friday, June 23, 9 a.m. - 4 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. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café during the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 15 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/23/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 74.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.

F646W17 Printmaking Sampler: Monotype [NEW!], Saturday, June 24, 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 two-day 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
Single class scheduled on 6/24/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

F453W17 Wet-into-Wet Watercolor, Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Second class 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Loosen up your style and make your watercolors look more spontaneous. In this day-and-a-half workshop, you will learn different types of wet-into-wet techniques that will help you rediscover the beauty of watercolor painting with a strong emphasis on value. Bring an enthusiasm for discovery and your regular watercolor supplies. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café for the half-hour break on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 7/7/2017 and ending 7/8/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 103.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 115.00 ea.

F469W17 Feature Focus: Eyes [NEW!], Saturday, July 8, 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 7/8/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

F987W17 Fused Glass Jewelry, Saturday, July 8, 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 7/8/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 57.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 61.00 ea.

F629W17 Photographic Lighting [NEW!], Mondays, July 10 and 17, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats
Skill Level: ALL
Learn how to manage the quantity, direction, and most importantly, the quality of light to produce more pleasing photographs. You'll see modern lighting techniques and equipment using both natural and artificial light. Emphasis will be on relatively simple techniques using a minimum of expensive gear and technical jargon. The focus will be on portraiture but still life will also be touched on. Bring a camera, tripod if you have one and any lighting tools you have and are willing/able to transport.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/10/2017 and ending 7/17/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 92.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.

F442W17 Beginning Botanicals, Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: ALL
Second class 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This day-and-a-half workshop will introduce you to the art of seeing a botanical subject and developing painting skills to translate that vision two-dimensionally. You will explore value, texture and composition using watercolors by painting a blueberry branch. Lots of samples, demos and encouragement will help you achieve a realistic and botanically correct finished product.You'll need basic watercolor and drawing experience, patience and the desire to learn this compelling art form. Request a materials list from the Registrar and bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café for the half-hour break on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 7/14/2017 and ending 7/15/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 103.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 115.00 ea.

F647W17 Printmaking Sampler: Linocut Relief [NEW!], Saturday, July 15, 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
Single class scheduled on 7/15/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

F714W17 Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet, Friday, July 21, 9:30 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 and tape measure. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café during the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 13 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/21/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 87.00 ea.

F411W17 Portrait Drawing [NEW!], Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. - 3:30 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 7/21/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

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.
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.

G718W17 Three-Day Inkle Loom Exploration [New!], Saturdays, July 29 - August 12, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill Level: ALL
Inkle looms are designed to weave narrow fabrics, which can be used as belts, head or hat bands, bookmarkers and trim for bags and clothing. This class will teach you how to use the loom, create original designs and make the bands into finished projects. Students will be able to borrow Art Center inkle looms in-between the first and third session with a security deposit.

Enrollment limited to 8 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 7/29/2017 and ending 8/12/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 111.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 123.00 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.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 16

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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