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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. 

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.
 
Classes are listed by date, most current at the top. Scroll down to see future classes. Select a class by checking the small square to its left. Member pricing is valid only with current memberships. Go to MEMBERSHIPS to purchase or renew. Once you've selected your class(es), select NEXT at the bottom of the page to proceed to checkout.
 
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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.

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.

B319W17 Introduction to Flower Arranging, Friday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Lee Persell

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 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 a garden shears or hand pruner.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/15/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 41.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 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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