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The Color Solution Workshop [NEW] Spring I
THE COLOR SOLUTION: How to Bring Color Brilliance into Unsuccessful Paintings!
with Barbara Lidfors (www.barbaralidfors.com)

Every artist has experienced this - and multiples of multiple times! You have this brilliant idea for a painting, get the general composition worked out well, begin the work with enthusiasm, but at the end your painting just looks back at you with a bored look. And your heart sinks. It will not, after all, be your best work! It will not reflect what you know you can do if only...

There are various causes and solutions to this dilemma, of course. In this workshop we will look at The Color Solution. Many artists have found that if they carefully choose their colors before they even begin their work, the color brilliance inherent in various color relationships will bring life to their paintings.

In this workshop, we will look at paintings with well-planned color schemes to learn how this can be done. I will also show examples of my own unsuccessful paintings that were turned around by careful color adjustments. We will also practice choosing colors that enhance each other and using these combinations in several small painting exercises. The goal is not theoretical color knowledge but practical application.

SUPPLIES TO HAVE ON HAND AT HOME: Participants will work with their own watercolor, acrylic or oil paints.
* 1 TUBE EACH of every primary color AND every secondary color.
* 1 TUBE white.
* Brushes
* Water container for watercolor and acrylic; thinner for oil paint
* 2-3 pieces of paper, canvas or prepared surfaces for painting exercises
* A 12-color color wheel (with primary, secondary and tertiary colors) either printed in a book or self-made.

AGE GROUP: ADULT, 16 and up
SKILL LEVEL: ALL
DATE: Thursday, March 25th, 9-11 am

If you have any questions about the supplies or the course, please contact the registrar at 952-473-7361 x160 and leave a message. We will return your call as quickly as possible, typically within 1-2 days.

INSTRUCTOR: Barbara Lidfors
Single class scheduled on 3/25/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Houseplant Drawing Studio (Spring II Zoom)

DESCRIPTION: Let's get together as a group for an intentional series of plant drawings. This 4-part series class will be hosted each week with the purpose of creating a space for artists to come together and share their love of plants and drawing! Each week you will be asked to have ready a plant to draw and share with the other virtual participants.

The first portion of each class will be spent watching an instructor-led demonstration about techniques for drawing plants. The remainder of the class will be spent in creative exploration, with the opportunity for open discussion with the instructor and other participants about questions. The class will end each week with the opportunity to share artwork and plant inspiration.

SUPPLIES TO HAVE ON HAND at home:
* plants in your home you'd like to draw
* pencils
* eraser
* drawing paper
NOTE: Artists are welcome to use other drawing materials that inspire them, but pencil will be our main method for learning.

4-PART SERIES CLASS: Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27

SKILL LEVEL: All experience levels welcome
AGES: Adults, 16 and over

INSTRUCTOR: Jenny Stice
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 5/6/2021 and ending 5/27/2021 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 68.00 ea.

Fine Art Critiques & Lessons via Email (Spring I)

DESCRIPTION: Since closing last March, there has been little opportunity for most MCA students to have their art reviewed by a teacher or mentor. Every artist needs feedback to improve their skills. It is important to get fresh eyes on artwork and a professional's critique. Jon Neuse is offering critiques of any 2-dimensional artwork during the Spring I 2021 Session.

Working via email, your enrollment will include:
* 8 one-on-one critiques with meaningful guidance, clear, specific and helpful suggestions on your current or past work
* 8 one to two written lessons about a topic of fine art including: composition, fine art principles, value and color, how to make a collage, and others.

Send a photograph of your work via email each week, any 2-dimensional work (acrylic, oil, pastel, or watercolor painting, collage) for a thoughtful and specific critique.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the registrar at registration@minneonkaarts.org to be put in contact with the instructor, Jon Neuse.

SKILL LEVELS: All levels
AGES: All levels
TIME PER WEEK, PER STUDENT: 3 HOURS

INSTRUCTOR: Jon Neuse
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 3/3/2021 and ending 4/21/2021 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 270.00 ea.

Watercolor II: Refining Skills (Spring II: Zoom)
Description: Continue developing skills and personal expression in a course that encourages exploration while increasing familiarity with watercolor techniques through instructor demonstration. General emphasis will be on individual confidence and growth. Bring watercolor supplies to the first class.

Prerequisite: an AB level watercolor class or instructor's permission.

6 Thursdays: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
April 29, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 10, June 17 (NO CLASS May 13, AND May 27)

Ages: 16 and up
Skill Level: I (Intermediate)

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Hearding
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/29/2021 and ending 6/17/2021 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.

Watercolor III: Studio (Spring II: Zoom)
Description: In this intermediate to advanced studio format class, each artist will be working on an individual project. Subject matter may include still life setups, photographic reference material, imaginative images or abstraction. Individual critiques and instruction will help guide students in their personal artistic journeys. Bring regular watercolor supplies.

Prerequisite: Watercolor II or instructor's permission.

6 Thursdays: 9:30 -11:30 AM
April 29, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 10, June 17 (NO CLASS May 13 AND May 27)

Ages: 16 and up
Skill Level: I, AD (Intermediate and Advanced)

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Hearding
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/29/2021 and ending 6/17/2021 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.

Watercolor II: Refining Skills (Spring I: Zoom)
Description: Continue developing skills and personal expression in a course that encourages exploration while increasing familiarity with watercolor techniques through instructor demonstration. General emphasis will be on individual confidence and growth. Bring watercolor supplies to the first class.

Prerequisite: an AB level watercolor class or instructor's permission.

7 Thursdays: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
March 4 through April 22 (NO CLASS 3/25)

Ages: 16 and up
Skill Level: I (Intermediate)

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Hearding
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/4/2021 and ending 4/22/2021 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 158.00 ea.

Watercolor III: Studio (Spring I: Zoom)
Description: In this intermediate to advanced studio format class, each artist will be working on an individual project. Subject matter may include still life setups, photographic reference material, imaginative images or abstraction. Individual critiques and instruction will help guide students in their personal artistic journeys. Bring regular watercolor supplies.

Prerequisite: Watercolor II or instructor's permission.

7 Thursdays: 9:30 -11:30 AM
March 4 through April 22 (NO CLASS March 25)

Ages: 16 and up
Skill Level: I, AD (Intermediate and Advanced)

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Hearding
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/4/2021 and ending 4/22/2021 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 158.00 ea.

Spring Splash in Watercolor (via Zoom)

DESCRIPTION and OBJECTIVES: We will paint spring-fresh scenes while practicing washes, lifting, color mixing and more. Students will be encouraged to use expressive brushstrokes as they build their skills with watercolor. Each class will include supplied subject matter and step-by-step instruction.

SUPPLIES needed to have on hand at home:
(see our website for printable materials list: Classes > Class Materials Lists > Hutchinson, Sonja, Watercolor (general).

7 MONDAYS: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM April 26 through June 14
NO CLASS on Memorial Day, 5/31/2021

SKILL LEVEL: AB Advanced Beginner (students should already have a basic understanding of watercolor for this class)
AGES: Adults, 16 and up

INSTRUCTOR: Sonja Hutchinson
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/26/2021 and ending 6/14/2021 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 236.00 ea.

Jump Into Watercolor! (via Zoom)

DESCRIPTION and OBJECTIVES: This is a beginning watercolor class with playful exercises to introduce students to the joys of watercolor. Students will gain an understanding of the basic materials used, explore how paint and water create unique effects, and will complete their very first watercolor paintings.

SUPPLIES to have on hand at home:
* a pan of watercolor paints
* a pad of 9" x 12" Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
* two watercolor brushes: #10 round, 1" flat

NOTE: For those who intend to take the follow-up class in Spring II (or other classes in subsequent sessions), the instructor recommends additional supplies. The basic supply list is available on our website (Classes > Class Materials Lists > Hutchinson, Sonja, Watercolor (general).

4 MONDAYS: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM March 29 through April 24

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
AGES: Adults, 16 and up

INSTRUCTOR: Sonja Hutchinson
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 3/29/2021 and ending 4/19/2021 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.

Fine Art Critiques & Lessons via Email (Spring II)

DESCRIPTION: Since closing last March, there has been little opportunity for most MCA students to have their art reviewed by a teacher or mentor. Every artist needs feedback to improve their skills. It is important to get fresh eyes on artwork and a professional's critique. Jon Neuse is offering critiques of any 2-dimensional artwork during the Spring II 2021 Session.

Working via email, your enrollment will include:
* 8 one-on-one critiques with meaningful guidance, clear, specific and helpful suggestions on your current or past work
* 8 one to two written lessons about a topic of fine art including: composition, fine art principles, value and color, how to make a collage, and others.

Send a photograph of your work via email each week, any 2-dimensional work (acrylic, oil, pastel, or watercolor painting, collage) for a thoughtful and specific critique.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the registrar at registration@minneonkaarts.org to be put in contact with the instructor, Jon Neuse.

SKILL LEVELS: All levels
AGES: All levels
TIME PER WEEK, PER STUDENT: 3 HOURS

INSTRUCTOR: Jon Neuse
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/28/2021 and ending 6/16/2021 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 270.00 ea.

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Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday          closed


The 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 Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
   
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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