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A736W19 Origami Chinese Threadbook [NEW!], Thursday, September 5, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kathleen Sheridan
Skill Level: ALL

Learn to make an intricate and structurally fascinating Chinese threadbook using origami techniques. The threadbook was developed in Northern China and traditionally stored thread, needles and other embroidery materials. Yours can store treasured items or be used as a unique gift holder. Decorative and practice paper included.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/5/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 66.00 ea.

A412W19-A Creative Mixed Media, Saturday, September 7, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 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 to create finished collage works or be layered with your own original drawing/painting. The process is often delightfully unpredictable, so bring your sense of adventure! Each workshop will focus on a different theme, so feel free to register for both. Some materials provided and list of things to bring is on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/7/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 99.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

A482W19 Watercolor Portraits: Techniques and Practice, Mondays, September 9 & 16, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Watercolor portraits are becoming increasingly popular. In this two-day workshop, you will spend the first day learning techniques for capturing different facial features (eyes, noses, mouths, etc.) skin colors, and proportions. The second day will focus on putting it all together as you work to complete a portrait from a photo you bring. Bring regular watercolor supplies (or use Georgia's general list on our website) and Arches 140 # watercolor paper. Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/9/2019 and ending 9/16/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 159.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 143.00 ea.

A408W19 Alla Prima Studio Practice [NEW!], Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Dan Petrov
Skill Level: ALL

Make painting a daily practice. You'll learn observation and application strategies as you challenge yourself to work fast and create two quick paintings, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. You'll learn painting principles and good easel habits that will help you overcome common fears and misconceptions. This workshop is a great way to jumpstart a heathy (and powerful) daily painting habit. A materials list is on the website. Bring two 6"x8" canvas boards and a lunch for the hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/14/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

A312W19 Artist Development: Creating your Portfolio [NEW!], Thursday, September 19, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Springboard for the Arts Faculty
Skill Level: ALL

Your portfolio is the core of your promotional material. Focus on the essential elements:sharpening your artist statement, tailoring your artistic resumés, and selecting and formatting your work samples.

Enrollment limited to 20; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/19/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 20.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 18.00 ea.

A313W19 Artist Development: Websites [NEW!], Friday, September 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Nikki Lindberg
Skill Level: ALL

Create your online presence with an easy and inexpensive website. During the first half of this workshop, you will see examples of successful website design and discuss essential and less essential website features. Artists' individual experiences are encouraged in this discussion. During the second half, two levels of website development will be demonstrated. Bring a laptop and follow along or simply watch to get a better understanding of the process. Perfectly timed so you will be ready for holiday sales.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/27/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 23.00 ea.

A721W19 Crazy Quilt Block with Beaded Imagery, Saturdays, Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Nancy Eha
Skill Level: ALL

Create a crazy quilt block using the stitch and flip sewing method and the instructor's unique copyrighted method for creating beaded imagery with traditional embroidery stitches. You'll learn to make flowers, vines, berries, grapes and even a spider web, which is a sign of good luck on Victorian crazy quilts. You'll leave with a bead embellished crazy quilt block showcasing your new needlework skills and the ability to add bead embellishments to future fabric-based projects. Beading materials included but a list of things to bring is on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 9/28/2019 and ending 10/5/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 188.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 204.00 ea.

A417W19 Watercolor Landscapes: Techniques and Practice, Mondays, October 7 & 14, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Learn techniques for different landscape elements (trees, rocks, skies and horizon lines) and then put them together to create an original landscape painting. The first day you'll paint small samples of different landscape features. (These also make great one-of-a-kind cards.) The second day will focus on combining techniques to create a larger piece using your own photos as reference. Bring watercolor supplies (or use Georgia's general list on our website) and Arches 140# cold press paper. Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/7/2019 and ending 10/14/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 159.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 143.00 ea.

A314W19 Artist Development: Pricing Strategy [NEW!], Thursday, October 10, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Springboard for the Arts Faculty
Skill Level: ALL

Discover an analytical approach to defining key elements that will help you calculate the costs and prices of your art for a variety of markets. Perfectly timed so you will be ready for holiday sales.

Enrollment limited to 20; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/10/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 20.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 18.00 ea.

A429W19 Capturing Transparent Glass with Watercolor, Saturday, October 12, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Allen
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Discover how to paint transparent glass subjects in watercolor by using simple techniques to capture the translucent and glossy nature of glass. You'll learn how to introduce bouncing brilliant light and color into your paintings and experience the joy of painting glass, marbles, and related subjects with watercolor. A materials list is on the website. Cafè open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/12/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 83.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

A735W19 Fall Hooked Mug Mat, Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Lausen
Skill Level: ALL

Pumpkins, apples, leaves... In this workshop you'll choose your favorite fall image and learn the basic techniques of rug hooking while creating a small mug mat. You'll enjoy 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 10/19/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 95.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 88.00 ea.

A718W19 Weaving Bands on Inkle Looms, Fridays, October 18 & 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill Level: ALL

Learn to weave patterned bands to create small purses, holiday ornaments, bookmarks, ribbons, and trim for gift bags. Using Art Center inkle looms, students will learn to set up and weave a small project. This is a fun learning experience and great introduction to weaving! Materials included. Students will be able to borrow Art Center inkle looms in-between the first and second session with a security deposit. Café open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 8; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 10/18/2019 and ending 10/25/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 141.00 ea.

A737W19 Origami Boxes and Containers [NEW!], Friday, October 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Kathleen Sheridan
Skill Level: ALL

Learn to make a variety of origami boxes, bags, and containers. These unique items can be used decoratively, for gift giving, or as vessels to hold trinkets. You will gain an understanding of origami folds and develop your spatial-relation skills as you make these creative designs by folding paper. Origami paper included.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/25/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 88.00 ea.

A315W19 Artist Development: Instagram and Social Media, Friday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Nikki Lindberg
Skill Level: ALL

Learn how to engage your friends and fans through Instagram and Facebook. You'll learn time-saving tricks and how to expand your online artistic presence. The first half of the workshop, will be a discussion with examples. The second half will be a demonstration. Bring a laptop and follow along or simply watch to get a better understanding of the process. Perfectly timed so you will be ready for holiday sales.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/25/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 23.00 ea.

A647W19 Printmaking Sampler: Linocut Relief, Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Sam Dahl
Skill Level: ALL

Curious about printmaking? Try a printmaking sampler. The workshops will start with an instructor demonstration. Then students will have the chance to try the printmaking process. Learn to carve and print from linoleum plates in the Linocut Relief Sampler. Explore subtractive and additive inking techniques by rolling, painting, or removing ink from Plexiglas in the Monotype Sampler. You'll leave with a good understanding of the printmaking process and a desire to do more. Most materials included but a list of things to bring is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 8; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/26/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.

A412W19-B Creative Mixed Media, Saturday, October 26, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 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 to create finished collage works or be layered with your own original drawing/painting. The process is often delightfully unpredictable, so bring your sense of adventure! Each workshop will focus on a different theme, so feel free to register for both. Some materials provided and list of things to bring is on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/26/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 99.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

B448W19-A Botanical Composition, Part A [NEW!]
Using botanical art as our basis, we are going to examine the elements of composition. Value and color are the two most important elements in any 2-D artwork and the two that make the most impact on making artwork dramatic and memorable. Subject matter will be provided and through multiple exercises we will discover the importance of good value and strong color in botanical art. Bring supplies in the medium of your choice, i.e. watercolor, colored pencils or graphite pencils.
Single class scheduled on 10/30/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

B448W19-B Botanical Composition, Part B [NEW!]
Using botanical art as our basis, we are going to examine the other five elements of composition: shape, texture, size, line and direction. With a solid understanding of these elements, your botanical work will move significantly from "illustration" to fine art. Bring supplies in the medium of your choice, i.e. watercolor, colored pencils or graphite pencils.
Single class scheduled on 10/30/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

B392W19-A Finish Your Painting: Refresh, Reboot, Resolve [Ne
Do you have unfinished paintings close to being done but something doesn't feel quite right? Or pieces started in a workshop that never got completed? Leonardo da Vinci famously said "Art is never finished, only abandoned." It's time to rediscover those abandoned gems and get back at it. This workshop will help you figure out what's wrong and how to take the next steps. Together we'll breathe new life into old paintings and turn them into masterpieces! Bring your unfinished paintings and regular painting supplies.
Single class scheduled on 11/5/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

B722W19 Beaded Mandala [NEW!]
Create a dazzling mandala with a variety of small glass beads that will add sparkling texture to your fabric-based projects. You'll explore the instructor's original elevated beading techniques, in which the bead-lines are supported above the fabric surface using previously placed beads for a 3-D look. The completed mandala will be 5-inches in diameter. Beads and beading materials are included but a list of things to bring is on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.
Single class scheduled on 11/2/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 134.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 126.00 ea.

B485W19 Underpainting and the Disappearing Purple
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's favorite tools for creating powerful watercolors, you will love this unique painting method! A materials list is on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.
Single class scheduled on 11/9/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 83.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

B646W19 Printmaking Sampler: Monotype
Curious about printmaking? Try a printmaking sampler. The workshops will start with an instructor demonstration. Then students will have the chance to try the printmaking process. Learn to carve and print from linoleum plates in the Linocut Relief Sampler. Explore subtractive and additive inking techniques by rolling, painting, or removing ink from Plexiglas in the Monotype Sampler. You'll leave with a good understanding of the printmaking process and a desire to do more. Most materials included but a list of things to bring is on the website.
Single class scheduled on 11/16/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.

B392W19-B Finish Your Painting: Refresh, Reboot, Resolve [Ne
Do you have unfinished paintings close to being done but something doesn't feel quite right? Or pieces started in a workshop that never got completed? Leonardo da Vinci famously said "Art is never finished, only abandoned." It's time to rediscover those abandoned gems and get back at it. This workshop will help you figure out what's wrong and how to take the next steps. Together we'll breathe new life into old paintings and turn them into masterpieces! Bring your unfinished paintings and regular painting supplies.
Single class scheduled on 11/19/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

B733W19 Basket Weaving: Gift Wine Basket
This basket might just be the perfect gift! This 5" diameter basket stands 14" tall with a wood swing handle and can easily hold a bottle of wine. Alternatively, it works well on the counter to hold kitchen utensils. Perfect for new weavers and fun for those with some weaving experience. You will learn how to set a woven base, start/stop weaving, twining and the opportunity to add some simple embellishments with reed. Materials included. Registration required by November 8 to ensure availability of weaving supplies. Cafè is open for the half-hour break.
Single class scheduled on 11/22/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 111.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 103.00 ea.

B319W19 Introduction to Flower Arranging
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 one or two vases (can be glass, ceramic, or other material) and garden shears or hand pruner.
Single class scheduled on 11/22/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 51.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 48.00 ea.

B739W19 Origami Ornaments [NEW!]
Learn to make origami ornaments for this holiday season. A variety of ornaments will be taught, geometric and representational, all with beautiful papers. Expect to leave with unique ornaments and have a relaxing, meditative experience. Origami paper included.
Single class scheduled on 12/6/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 88.00 ea.

B490W19 Alla Prima Painting Method [NEW!]
Learn to create a painting in one or two sittings using the alla prima (at first attempt or wet-on-wet) method with oil paints. This classic painting approach has been used by master artists including van Eyck, Velàzquez, Monet, and Van Gogh. The instructor will present principles of composition, value, color scheme, pigment application and control of the basic formal elements in the picture progression. If you like immediate results on the canvas, this workshop's for you. A materials list is on the website. Bring a lunch for the hour break.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 12/6/2019 and ending 12/7/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

B723W19 Beaded Mittens Ornaments [NEW!]
Learn to make a delicate, yet easy to make beaded snowflake and then attach it to a 3-inch felted wool mitten ornament. Snowflakes can be made in several sizes and designs so that each one is unique! The beaded mittens make great winter wreath attachments, tree ornaments, or festive brooches. Beading materials included but a list of things to bring is on the website.
Single class scheduled on 12/7/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.

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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


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.

   
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