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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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C429W17 Painting Shadow with Watercolor [NEW!], Fridays, Feb. 17 & 24, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill level: AB, I, AD
Learn how to apply paint and find color solutions to create convincing shadows. You will explore techniques for creating form and cast shadows, learn about shadow perspective, work on creating soft edges and learn how to paint shadows on faces. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café during the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 2/17/2017 and ending 2/24/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

C729W17 Glass Pendant with Kumihimo Necklace [NEW!], Saturday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructors: Diane Petron / Traudi Bestler
Create a beautiful glass pendant and kumihimo cord as you explore two separate art forms to create one finished piece of jewelry, ready to wear! In the first half of the workshop, you will learn the basics of glass fusing on a small scale. You will cut, shape and layer glass, embed metal hangers and play with decorative embellishments, such as frit and dichroic glass as you create your pendant. In the second half, you will learn kumihimo, the ancient Japanese technique of braiding to make beautiful cords from yarn. You will choose colors to complement your pendant and braid a necklace while your pendant is in the kiln. Materials included. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/25/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 91.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

D485W17 Underwater Watercolor [New!], Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Learn to paint an underwater scene and capture luminous effects with transparent watercolors. Starting wet-into-wet then charging in color, lifting and modeling shapes, you will create a dreamy seascape with underwater creatures of your choosing. Creating a strong composition emphasizing vlaues will be discussed and demonstrated. Reference materials will be available, but bring your own if you have them, along with your regular watercolor supplies and a full sheet of Arches 140# cold press paper. A materials list is available if you would like to see what Georgia uses. 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 3/1/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

D399W17 Finding A Fresh Approach [NEW!], Wednesday, March 8, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Nelson
Skill Level: ALL
If you can awaken inside the familiar and discover it new you need never leave home.--Ted Kooser
In this one-day workshop we will explore our familiar surroundings with a fresh perspective and practice applying it to our art making. You will be guided through a series of exploratory exercises and a larger project, and leave with sketches, studies, a more considered piece and a wellspring of ideas for future work. Bring any medium of your choice (pencils, charcoal, pastels, ink, watercolor, acrylic or oil paint), several small surfaces for quick studies, and at least one larger paper or canvas. Bring a bag lunch or eat in the Art Center Café. Some drawing or painting experience helpful but not required. Instructor will send an easy pre-workshop assignment one week in advance.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/8/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

D876W17 Modern Mandalas in Collage [NEW!], Friday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Patty Carmody Smith
Skill Level: ALL
Mandalas are an ancient form of creative expression that spiritually represent the universe. Usually geometric in shape, modern mandalas can be objects for contemplation or simply a kaleidoscopic burst of color. In this workshop, you will create a collage mandala of your own design on a 18-inch round wood panel. Collage technique, materials, finishes and embellishments will be discussed and demonstrated. Wood panel, adhesives and acrylic paints will be provided. 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
Single class scheduled on 3/10/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 89.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 96.00 ea.

D489W17 Illustrative Mapping [NEW!], Saturdays, March 11 and 18, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds
Skill Level: ALL
Capture a special place, favorite trip or life journey as an illustrated map. A great addition to travel journals, you'll use watercolor or colored pencils to create an engaging composition that portrays a place, pathway or timeline that is meaningful to you. Designs may be literal or abstract, realistic or stylized, detailed or simplified. The possibilities are endless! Previous drawing and/or watercolor experience is recommended but not essential. Request a materials list from the Registrar and come to the first class with a subject matter idea and any reference materials that would be helpful. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/11/2017 and ending 3/18/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

D758W17 Paint with Dyes on Silk and Cotton [NEW!], Wednesdays, March 15-29, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Shakun Maheshwari
Skill Level: B, AB
Use wax resist and learn to paint with dyes in traditional and modern batik methods. You will have fun painting with dyes on fabric and learning about dyes and resists and methods including dip dying. Materials included. You should have time to design, paint and finish two projects in this three-day workshop.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 18 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 3/15/2017 and ending 3/29/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 129.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 140.00 ea.

D438W17 Encaustic Painting: Working With Wax, Friday, March 24, 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 18 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/24/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 118.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

D714W17 Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet, Friday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 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 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/24/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 82.00 ea.

D746W17 Punch Needle Embroidery [NEW!], Saturdays, March 25 and April 1, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Lausen
Skill Level: ALL
Punch needle embroidery is an age-old fiber art dating back to the Ancient Egyptians. Used throughout Europe to elaborately decorate ecclesiastical clothing, it is also know as thread painting because of the intricacy and texture that can be achieved. In this workshop, you will complete a small brooch or ornament using your own design or a template that will be available. Bring a punch needle, 6-inch embroidery hoop and small scissors. Cameo punch needle and hoop will also be available for purchase for $20 at the first class or you may use one of the instructor's. Project materials provided. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/25/2017 and ending 4/1/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 156.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 170.00 ea.

D456W17 Watercolor Portraits - Children, Saturdays, March 25 and April 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Tara Sweeney
Skill level: I, AD
Watercolor portraits of children are a lot like children themselves. It is precisely watercolor's natural, unforced quality that makes it the perfect medium to capture youthful spirit in transparent washes and lively brushwork. Working from photos and sketches, you will learn to capture a child's likeness and character through demonstration, exercises, guided work time and individualized feedback. You will explore composition, focal area, value scheme planning, color scheme development and portrait painting techniques. Bring at least three color photos or laser prints of your youthful subject and request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. Prerequisite: a beginning watercolor or figure drawing class.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/25/2017 and ending 4/1/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

D969W17 Glass Mosaics, Saturdays, April 15 and 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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 Saturday starting 4/15/2017 and ending 4/22/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 131.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.

E417W17 Watercolor Wildlife, Mondays, April 24 and May 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Explore wildlife in watercolor! Learn techniques for painting the textures and shapes of fur, feathers, backgrounds, and habitat. Bring your regular watercolor supplies, Arches 140# cold press watercolor paper and any references you wish to work with. Some reference 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
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 4/24/2017 and ending 5/1/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 158.00 ea.

E445W17 Beginning Perspective for Painters [NEW!], Friday, May 5, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: ALL
How many times have you felt that something is not quite right with your painting? Sometimes is it the underlying drawing that causes the problem-with perspective being the culprit. In this workshop you will learn about one-point and two-point perspective, sizing and spacing, and how to draw circles in perspective (ellipses). It is not hard! Just a few simple rules will make your paintings so much better. The class is open to students working in any medium. Request a materials list from the registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/5/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.

E676W17 Creative iPhone Photography Bootcamp [NEW!], Saturdays, May 6 and 13, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Mueller
Skill Level: B, AB
Learn how to take amazing photos with your iPhone. On the first day, you will learn photography basics, the specific aesthetics of mobile photography, and how to make images that will attract attention on social media. You'll also find out how to work with different apps for shooting and editing and tips for sharing your images. On the second day, we will review assigned work and learn from each other in a positive, open environment. No previous photography experience required, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing, and sharing. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. (Expect to spend an additional $10-$15 for iPhone apps.)

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/6/2017 and ending 5/13/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 167.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 185.00 ea.

E761W17 Dye Day, Friday, May 12, 9:30 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 5/12/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 73.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

E205W17 Intro to Framing and Mat Cutting, Friday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: ALL
In this framing and mat cutting class, you will learn how to measure and cut mats, put together a metal frame, assemble materials for a wooden frame, and frame a piece of artwork. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Students who do not wish to purchase the materials may try the techniques with the instructor's equipment. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Cafe for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/12/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

E527W17 Illumination Letterforms [NEW!], Saturdays, May 13 and 20, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds
Skill Level: ALL
Illumination is a highly stylized, decorated letterform often used as the first letter in a storybook or as a monogram. The illustrated embellishment contains imagery and symbolism that creates a visual story enhancing the written words or expressing personality and interests. Using watercolor or colored pencils, you will learn about this artistic tradition and produce your own decorative illumination. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/13/2017 and ending 5/20/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

E491W17 When is my Painting Finished? [NEW!], Friday, May 19, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: ALL
"When is my painting finished?" is a question that all artists ask themselves, but how do we find the answer? In this workshop, you will learn how to critique your own work, identify problems and come up with solutions. Students will work on their own unfinished paintings, find solutions as a class and bring their paintings to completion. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café for the half-hour break. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/19/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

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.

 

 

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. 

* Phone lines will be open M-F, excluding holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 
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