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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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E432W19 Color Triads Watercolor [NEW!], Friday May 3, 9 am - 3:30 pm (Sold Out)
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill level: ALL

If you've wondered "Why are my violets murky?" or "Why are my greens dull?" this daylong workshop will show you how a small color shift can make a huge difference in your color mixture. Starting with a simplified palette, you'll explore different color triads, a bit of color theory and find out which colors are compatible. You'll learn to mix beautiful violets, lovely greens, brilliant oranges and low intensity colors for mood-based painting. Request a materials list from the Registrar. The Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/3/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

E777W19 Joy of Needle Felting, Friday, May 3, 10 am -3 pm
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 a pair of sharp scissors. The Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/3/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

E491W19 Rescue Painting for Watercolor Artists, Friday, May 10, 9 am - 3:30 pm
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. The Café will be open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/10/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

E719W19 Bezel Peyote Stitch Cabochon [NEW!], Friday, May 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Cheri Meyer
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Use the peyote stitch to make a bezel for a cabochon - a smooth stone flat on one side and domed on the other. This is a fun way to set your favorite semi-precious stones, fused-glass or ceramic pieces into a unique bracelet, necklace, or brooch. You will build on the basic peyote stitch and learn a creative way to set stones without holes or metalworking. Take home instructions included. Request materials list from the Registrar. Prerequisite: Peyote Stitch Basics or equivalent knowledge.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/10/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 53.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 48.00 ea.

E319W19 Introduction to Flower Arranging, Friday, May 17, 1 - 3:30 pm
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 5/17/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 51.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 48.00 ea.

E869W19 Vintage Photo Collage [NEW!], Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am - 4 pm
Instructor: Patty Carmody Smith
Skill level: ALL

Transform an old family photo into a mixed media gem. We'll make black and white copies of your photos and ephemera (letters, journals, recipe cards, etc.) and create a collage with them. Applied layers of tissue paper, acrylic mediums and transparent paint will transform your keepsakes into a personal work of art with a story. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Some materials provided. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/18/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 86.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 94.00 ea.

E969W19 Glass Mosaics, Tuesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 23, 1 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Julie Vogl
Skill level: ALL

Discover the art of making mosaics. Bring your creativity and learn to clip and cut glass and apply grout to your own original design. We will be working with stained glass as the primary material to create two mosaic works of art. Feel free to bring any small treasures (buttons, beads, single earrings) you may want to incorporate into your art (optional). Materials included.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday and Thursday starting 5/21/2019 and ending 5/23/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 121.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 132.00 ea.

E444W19 Painting Sculptural Forms In Watercolor, Friday, May 31, 9:30 - 4 pm
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: I

Learn techniques to create beautiful antique effects on sculpted forms. Your paintings will come to life through a combination of exciting wet-into-wet paint application, carved out lights, molded edges and glazing finishes. The earthy, weathered effects you'll create may inspire new approaches for painting rocky scenes, figures and buildings. Reference materials will be supplied. Bring regular watercolor supplies, one to two quarter sheets of Arches 140# cold press watercolor paper (11"x15") and raw umber paint. Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/31/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

E485W19 Underpainting and the Disappearing Purple, Monday, June 3, 9:30 am - 4 pm
Instructor: Julie Allen
Skill level: AB, I

Discover the technique of underpainting with variations of warm and cool purples. Then glaze your transparent watercolors over the purple to create beautiful values, dimension and luminosity. One of Julie Allen's favorite tools for creating powerful watercolors, you will love this unique painting method! Request a materials list from the Registrar. The Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/3/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 82.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 74.00 ea.

E883W19 Adding Texture with Paperclay [NEW!], Tuesday, June 4, 9:30 - 4 pm
Instructor: Patty Carmody Smith
Skill level: ALL

Add texture to your paintings and 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 elements of texture 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 Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/4/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 89.00 ea.

E864W19 Charming Metal Clay Molds [NEW!], Thursday, June 13, 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Sarah Bober
Skill level: ALL

Molds are a great way to convert designs and textures into wearable art. You'll make reusable silicone molds from vintage buttons to create silver charms for pendants, earrings, or bracelets. Learn basic metal clay techniques, how to embed jump rings, and how to set gemstones in your design. Items will be fired by the instructor after class and available for pick up one week after the class date.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/13/2019 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 98.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 ea.

E449W19 Making and Using a Watercolor Journal [NEW!], Saturday, June 15, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: ALL

Create an easy to make paint-and-go journal and start capturing the places you visit with an artist's eye. You'll learn to make a journal with easily removable pages and how to create a paint setup perfect for traveling. Then spend the afternoon creating one to three small paintings for your journal at nearby Noerenberg Gardens (weather permitting; bad weather at MCFTA). You'll improve your sketching and watercolor skills and be ready to start rendering the world around you. Bring one full sheet Arches 140# cold press paper and regular watercolor supplies. Mat board for the journal covers will be supplied. Additional supplies like pens, ink, crayons, etc. are welcome but not required. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/15/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

E741W19 Hand Woven Tote Basket [NEW!], Fridays, June 7 and 14, 9:30 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Debra Johnson
Skill level: ALL

Make a highly functional tote basket that you'll enjoy using with your choice of handle lengths and colors! You'll learn about weaving with reed, plain weaving techniques, working with dyed reed, shaping and basket rimming. All levels welcome. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 6/7/2019 and ending 6/14/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 157.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.

E865W19 Silver Leaf Metal Clay Jewelry [NEW!], Saturday, June 15, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Sarah Bober
Skill level: ALL

Transform real leaves into one-of-a-kind pure silver jewelry. You'll learn basic metal clay techniques including how to work with the clay, reine it, and create your design. Class fee includes 20g of Art Clay Silver, gemstones, and findings. Items will be fired to become pure silver by the instructor after class and ready for pick up one week after the class date.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/15/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 98.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 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.  

 
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