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C452W18 Winter Landscape in Watercolor, Friday and Saturday, 2/23 and 2/24, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding

Skill level: AB, I
Learn to paint the beauty of a snow-covered landscape. You will learn landscape composition and work on value studies in order to capture winter's elegant colors and shapes. You'll explore value contrast, find color solutions and learn a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting while discovering the artistry within the frosted scenery. The Art Center Cafè is open for the half-hour break on Friday. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 2/23/2018 and ending 2/24/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.

D482W18 Fun Watercolor Portraits, 3/3, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko

Skill level: ALL
Learn about facial proportions and how to capture facial tones in this fun introduction to watercolor portraiture. You'll explore 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 watercolor supplies, Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper and a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 13 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/3/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 74.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 67.00 ea.

D735W18 One-Day Introduction to Rug Hooking [NEW!], 3/3, Saturday, 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. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/3/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 86.00 ea.

D859W18 Art of Pendants, 3/8 and 3/15, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4.p.m.
Instructor: Linda Seebauer Hansen

Skill level: ALL
Design and create a pendant in copper, bronze or sterling silver. Learn to use various jeweler's hand tools, basic soldering and finishing techniques. Customize and add your own style by sawing, shaping, texturing and stamping sheet metal for a one-of-a-kind look. A hands-on course for beginners and intermediate students alike. Materials are included, but registration is required by Feb. 26. Art Center Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 3/8/2018 and ending 3/15/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 228.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 210.00 ea.

D842W18 Art of Earrings, 4/7 and 4/14, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Seebauer Hansen

Skill level: All
Design and create a series of earrings in copper, bronze or sterling silver. Learn to use various jeweler's hand tools, basic soldering, and finishing techniques. Customize and add your own style by sawing, shaping, texturing and stamping sheet metal for a one-of-a-kind look. A hands-on course for beginners and intermediate students alike. Materials are included, but registration is required by March 26. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 4/7/2018 and ending 4/14/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 228.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 210.00 ea.

D319W18 Introduction to Flower Arranging [NEW!], 3/9, 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 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 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/9/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

D470W18 Feature Focus: Mouths, 3/10, Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes

Skill level: ALL
Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. 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. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), graphite pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/10/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

D492W18 Feature Focus: Ears, 4/7, Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes

Skill level: ALL
Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. 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. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), graphite pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/7/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

D434W18 Watercolor Portraits: Focus on Likeness [NEW!], 3/17, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko

Skill level: I, AD
Jump right into painting in this intermediate watercolor portrait class that will focus on creating an individual's likeness by paying attention to the values, shapes and soft edges of each unique face. You will concentrate on facial curves, shadows and how to avoid flattening facial contours. Prerequisite: Fun Watercolor Portraits or equivilient. Bring photo reference materials, watercolor supplies, Arches 140 lb. paper and a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 13 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/17/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 74.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 67.00 ea.

D338W18 Visual Art Overlapping [New/Special], 3/10, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: David Feinberg

Skill level: AB, I, AD
Become aware of the endless possibilities that creative overlapping gives to any style of painting and drawing. You'll look at the work of old masters with a concepts presentation from U of MN professor David Feinberg, then try a hands-on drawing project to demonstrate and utilize the concepts. In the afternoon, projects in painting (any medium) will explore the relation of color and shape to creative overlapping. You'll discover the energy, rhythm and sequences, the push-and-pull and expressive tension, that overlapping creates. Request a materials list from the Registrar and bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/10/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 110.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 99.00 ea.

D337W18 Simplifying the Watercolor Process [NEW!-Special!], 4/21 & 4/22, Sat. & Sun., 9:30 am - 4 pm
Instructor: Andy Evansen

Skill level:AB, I, AD
The goal of "loosening up" your painting style in watercolor doesn't just 'happen', it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies to identify large shapes and create opportunities for lost edges--an essential element for watercolor artistry. You will learn to avoid the trap of putting too much into your painting by focusing on details that can result in a tight watercolor painting. There will be painting demonstrations, individualized help, and if time permits, we'll complete a painting together. In order to loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly. This workshop will give you the tools and confidence to do just that.

Enrollment limited to 20 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 4/21/2018 and ending 4/22/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 264.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 240.00 ea.

D654W18 Small Prints; Big Impressions! [NEW! Special], 3/20 and 3/27, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Instructor: Genie Castro

Skill level: ALL
See demonstrations by printmaker Genie Castro and try your hand at abstract monotype printing with found objects and colligraph plates and dry point techniques using a small copper plate (provided). Printmaking papers will be discussed and you’ll create an edition of prints using one or several of the print methods introduced. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Art Center Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/20/2018 and ending 3/27/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 197.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.

D412W18 Delve into Mixed Media [NEW!], 4/7, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Bryan Holland

Skill level: ALL
Express yourself with mixed media. You will explore several mixed media collage and image transfer techniques that can be used as a base layer for paintings (acrylic or oil). The primary focus will be on creating a base layer with some direction on developing the painting layers as time allows. The process is often delightfully unpredictable, so bring your sense of adventure! Two cradled panel supports and some materials provided. Request a list of things to bring from the Registrar. Some painting or drawing experience is recommended. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 14 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/7/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 98.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.

D777W18 Joy of Needle Felting [NEW!}, 3/23, Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck

Skill level: ALL
Learn to make felted jewelry, ornaments, flowers and embellishments with no knitting or water. Using colorful wool fibers and special barbed needles (yes, they're sharp!) you'll learn how to create a variety of 2-D and 3-D felted art. You'll be amazed at the possibilities. Bring from home a pair of sharp scissors. The Art Center Cafè is open for lunch.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/23/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.

D483W18 Painting Cats and Dogs, 3/24, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Tracie Thompson

Skill level: ALL
If you'd love to draw or paint your favorite pet, but don't know how to start, this workshop will give you confidence to jump in! With lots of instructor demonstration, we will cover the basics of taking good photos to work from, choosing the right size canvas or paper, and working with grids for accurate proportions. From there you'll learn basic structures of eyes and noses, how to create the texture of fur and capture the color of their coats -- even tricky black or white. Bring your favorite art materials, several images of your animal(s) on plain paper and a bag lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/24/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.

D438W18 Encaustic Painting: Working With Wax, 3/30, Friday, 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 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/30/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 120.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 129.00 ea.

D488W18 Live Model Painting:Telling a Story [NEW!, 3/30 and 3/31, Fri and Sat, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Kristin Grevich

Skill level: AB, I, AD
Learn to tell a story with your portrait and figure work. Using a live, clothed model you will look at ways composition, color, and symbolism evoke emotion and create context. Oil paints recommended but acrylics okay. Bring regular painting supplies and a painting surface. Art Center Cafè open for the half-hour break on Friday. Model fee included.

Enrollment limited to 14 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 3/30/2018 and ending 3/31/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 196.00 ea.

D635W18 Shoot Your Work!, 3/31 and 4/7, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats

Skill level: AB, I, AD
Learn how to photograph your work for submission to juried shows and/or use on your website. You will explore ways to put your art in the best light without investing a fortune in equipment. Lighting is the key for any medium---paint, clay, metal, stone or fiber, and that's what we'll spend most of our time talking about. Be familiar with basic photographic concepts: aperture, shutter speed, focus, depth of field, etc. and bring examples of your work for demonstration purposes. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or equivalent knowledge.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/31/2018 and ending 4/7/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 94.00 ea.

D987W18 Fused Glass Jewelry, 4/7, Saturday, 1 - 4 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 4/7/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 62.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 57.00 ea.

D 761W18 Dye Day, 4/12, Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler

Skill level: ALL
Don't settle for colors you don't like. Change them! Learn to safely use fiber reactive and acid dyes. Bring yarns/fabrics for experiments in dyeing, overdyeing and choosing the correct dye techniques for various fibers. All dyes are supplied. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café during the half-hour break.


Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/12/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 68.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

D876W18 Altered Papers and Collage, 4/13, Friday, 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. Art Center Café is open for the half hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/13/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

D442W18 Beginning Botanicals, 4/14 and 4/21, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway

Skill level: ALL
This two-day 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. Art Center Café is open for the half-hour break on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 4/14/2018 and ending 4/21/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 117.00 ea.

D448W18-A Botanical Refresher: Seeing Details [NEW!], 4/17, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway

Skill level: I, AD
Refresh and expand your botanical skills with these three workshops designed to help you see, evaluate and depict compelling and accurate botanical subjects. In Seeing Details you will receive a sample botanical subject and draw a 1-inch x 1-inch depiction with an eye on accuracy. In Composition, you will review examples of good and poor botanical composition and then create a compelling composition of your own. In Value, you will look at botanical art samples that have both good and poor depictions of value. Then you will be given a challenging subject to evaluate and reproduce. Designed for experienced botanical students. Bring your regular botanical supplies.

Enrollment limited to 13 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/17/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 39.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

D448W18-B Botanical Refresher: Composition [NEW!], 4/18, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway

Skill level: I, AD
Refresh and expand your botanical skills with these three workshops designed to help you see, evaluate and depict compelling and accurate botanical subjects. In Seeing Details you will receive a sample botanical subject and draw a 1-inch x 1-inch depiction with an eye on accuracy. In Composition, you will review examples of good and poor botanical composition and then create a compelling composition of your own. In Value, you will look at botanical art samples that have both good and poor depictions of value. Then you will be given a challenging subject to evaluate and reproduce. Designed for experienced botanical students. Bring your regular botanical supplies.

Enrollment limited to 13 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/18/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 39.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

D448W18-C Botanical Refresher: Value [NEW!], 4/19, Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway

Skill level: I, AD
Refresh and expand your botanical skills with these three workshops designed to help you see, evaluate and depict compelling and accurate botanical subjects. In Seeing Details you will receive a sample botanical subject and draw a 1-inch x 1-inch depiction with an eye on accuracy. In Composition, you will review examples of good and poor botanical composition and then create a compelling composition of your own. In Value, you will look at botanical art samples that have both good and poor depictions of value. Then you will be given a challenging subject to evaluate and reproduce. Designed for experienced botanical students. Bring your regular botanical supplies.

Enrollment limited to 13 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/19/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 39.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

E735W18 One-Day Introduction to Rug Hooking [NEW!], 5/3, Thursday, 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. Art Center Cafè is open for the half-hour break.
Single class scheduled on 5/3/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 86.00 ea.

E417W18 Easy Watercolor Landscape Techniques [NEW!], 4/23, Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko

Skill level: ALL
Learn landscape techniques that are surprisingly easy and very effective at depicting trees, shrubs, hills, rocks, mountains, clouds, sunlight and sky. We will combine effects to create unique and original landscapes. Bring your watercolor supplies and Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Art Center Cafè open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/23/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.

E778W18 Joy of Felting: Slippers [NEW!], 4/26, Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck

Skill level: ALL
Cozy and warm felted slippers are perfect for the cabin or home. Learn to layer colorful wool fibers over a custom pattern made from your own feet. Then explore traditional wet felting techniques and transform the fibers into durable felted slippers. You can even make them reversible! Some physical stamina is needed. Bring from home: 2-3 hand towels, 2 old bath towels, pair of flip-flops or similar to wear between "fittings," and a plastic bag to carry home wet items. All other materials included. Apron recommended. The Art Center Cafè is open for lunch.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/26/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 136.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 126.00 ea.

E486W18 Get Abstract with Watercolors! [NEW!], 4/30, Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko

Skill level: ALL
Explore abstract art with watercolor paints. Start by creating black, white, and gray value studies paying attention to the principles and elements of design. Then work intuitively making colorful underpaintings with lots of texture. Finally combine these pieces confidently for an abstract painting with a strong composition. Bring your watercolor supplies and Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Art Center Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/30/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.

E392W18 Finish It! Oils and Acrylics, 5/4, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Tracie Thompson

Skill level: ALL
Do you have paintings that are 50-90% complete that you just haven’t finished? Maybe you haven’t set aside the time. Perhaps there is a compositional problem that keeps gnawing at you. In this workshop, you will bring two to five incomplete oil or acrylic works, get feedback, and put on the finishing touches. The instructor will help you identify and fix areas that are troublesome and match colors as needed. Bring your regular painting supplies. If you were working from a photo, bring the original photo as well. The Art Center Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/4/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.

E676W18 Creative iPhone Photography Bootcamp, 5/5 and 5/12, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Mueller

Skill level: B, AB
Learn to take amazing photos with your iPhone. You'll explore photography basics such as lighting, composition, and storytelling along with the specific aesthetics of mobile photography. You'll gain experience with easy-to-use apps for shooting and editing and get great tips for sharing your images on social media platforms. They'll be a shooting assignment between the first and second week and an in-class review and sharing of work. No previous photography experience necessary, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing and sharing. Expect to spend an additional $5-$10 on iPhone apps. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/5/2018 and ending 5/12/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 188.00 ea.

E491W18 Rescue Painting for Watercolor Artists [NEW!], 5/18 and 5/25, Fridays, 9 a.m. - 12 :30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding

Skill level: ALL
Don't give up on that painting yet. Find out how to rescue it. Sometimes you need a pair of trained eyes to help you see and fix a problem painting. In this class you will bring in unfinished paintings and learn to analyze issues and problem solve solutions. Don't despair. Most paintings can be improved with a small amount of effort. Bring your regular watercolor supplies and two to four unfinished watercolor paintings.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 5/18/2018 and ending 5/25/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 82.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

E883W18 Bas-Relief Collage with Creative Paperclay [NEW!], 6/1, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Patty Carmody Smith

Skill level: ALL
Add texture to your collages with Creative Paperclay, an air-drying material that can be rolled, sculpted and textured. You'll spend the morning creating a collage on a board or other firm substrate and then add relief elements in the afternoon. Final painting can be done at your leisure when the surface is dry. Demonstrations will include some paper making and collage techniques as well as how to create bas-relief elements. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Some materials included. The Art Center Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/1/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 88.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

E495W18 Plein Air Painting [NEW!], 6/1 and 6/2, Fri. and Sat., 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Combs

Skill level: AB, I, AD
Paint and capture the changing light outside and push yourself to paint quickly. Your landscapes will come alive and your studio skills will improve too. There will be an emphasis on recognizing critical elements and rapid capture techniques. You will challenge yourself, make discoveries and learn to love painting in an outdoor setting. We will meet at the Art Center and paint at nearby locations. Bring a lunch for the half hour break. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 13 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 6/1/2018 and ending 6/2/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.

E462W18 Painting Like Monet, 6/2, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Michéle 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 for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/2/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.

E779W18 Joy of Felting: Flowers and Vines [NEW!], 6/7, Thursday, 6/7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck

Skill level: ALL
Create colorful felted flowers and vines using wool fibers and a little soapy water. Make flowers with stems for a felted bouquet or use your floral designs on napkin rings, to adorn packages or as beautiful felted jewelry. These pretty posies have a million uses. Bring from home: 2-3 old hand towels, an old bath towel, and a plastic bag to carry home wet items. Apron recommended. The Art Center Cafè is open for lunch.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/7/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 98.00 ea.

E436W18 Reflections in Watercolor [NEW!], 6/8 and 6/15, Fridays, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding

Skill level: I, AD
This watercolor workshop explores how color and light intertwine when reflected off glass and a variety of metallic surfaces. By focusing on the initial drawing and masking of whites, you will learn how to portray realistic surfaces that shine. Lots of exercises, value and color studies, demonstrations and step-by-step painting instruction. The Art Center Café is open for the half-hour lunch break. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 6/8/2018 and ending 6/15/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.

E411W18 Portrait Drawing, 6/9, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 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 6/9/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.

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.

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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.  

 
  Thanks to our sponsors!

 
   
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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