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A482W18 Fun Watercolor Portraits, Wednesday 9/5, 9:30 a.m. - 4 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 and Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper. Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 13; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/5/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.

A676W18 Creative iPhone Photography Bootcamp, Saturdays 9/15 & 9/22, 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 9/14/2018 and ending 9/22/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 188.00 ea.

A453W18 Wet-into-Wet Watercolor, Fridays 9/21 & 9/28, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Loosen up your style and make your watercolors look more spontaneous. In this two-day workshop, you will learn different types of wet-into-wet techniques that will help you rediscover the beauty of watercolor painting with a strong emphasis on value. Bring an enthusiasm for discovery, fresh tubes of paint, brushes, masking fluid, a full sheet of Arches 140 lb. cold press paper and an old towel. Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 9/21/2018 and ending 9/28/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 129.00 ea.

A715W18 Bead Weaving: Peyote Stitch Basics [NEW!], Friday 9/28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Cheri Meyer
Skill level: ALL

Learn the ancient technique of off-loom bead weaving using the peyote stitch. You'll enjoy weaving seed beads together using a needle and thread to form beautiful patterns. This introductory class will teach you the basic peyote stitch and you'll create a one, two, or three-color woven design.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/28/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 57.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 52.00 ea.

A434W18 Watercolor Portraits: Focus on Likeness [NEW!], Tuesday 10/2, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: ALL

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 and Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 13; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/2/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.

A249W18 THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPLORING, EDUCATING, EMPOWERING & INSPIRING, Saturday, 1 - 3 p.m.
Instructor: Peter Bernardy
Skill level: ALL

Master Printer Peter Bernardy will introduce and discuss the photographic processes Curtis used to express and communicate his vision. Working in such a variety of mediums is exceedingly rare for photographers – both in the past and the present. One of the processes Curtis used in the field, cyanotypes (a 19th-century photographic printing process involving sun exposure), will be demonstrated in the workshop.

Enrollment limited to 25; ages 12 and up (Adult supervision required for attendees under 16)
Single class scheduled on 10/6/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 22.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.

A987W18 Fused Glass Jewelry, Saturday 10/6, 12:30 - 3:30 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 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/6/2018 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 62.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 57.00 ea.

A433W18 Watercolor Glazing & Reflective Light, Monday 10/8, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Allen
Skill level: AB, I

Learn to create and build glowing watercolors by glazing thin layers of transparent watercolor paint. Watercolor is the only medium where you can glaze on many layers of color and still reflect beautiful light. Because layers need to be fully dry, you'll be working on several pieces simultaneously as you explore the potential of this essential technique. Bring a hairdryer and request a materials list from the Registrar. Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/8/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

A982W18 Intro to Pâte de Verre, Thursdays 10/11 & 10/25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill level: ALL

Discover the delicate beauty of working with fine glass powders and frits (glass pieces ground to the size of salt crystals) in this intro class to Pâte de Verre. You'll use a prepared mold for an 8-inch shallow bowl and learn to mix colors and make patterns. After the firing (the second class), you'll remove your piece from the mold and learn cold working and finishing techniques. Discussion and examples of the art form will enrich the experience. Materials included. Safety emphasized. Bring a face mask, old towel, and wear closed-toe shoes.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every 2 weeks on Thursday starting 10/11/2018 and ending 10/25/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 154.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

A699W18 CARDOZO FINE ART PRINT STUDIO TOUR IN SAINT PAUL, Saturday 10/13, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructors: Christopher Cardozo / Peter Bernardy
Skill level: ALL

Tour the Cardozo Fine Art print studio with world-renowned Christopher Cardozo and Master Printer Peter Bernardy. We will demonstrate how we draw upon an archive of over three thousand original Curtis photographs to faithfully recreate a select group of Curtis' most iconic and sought-after images. You will be given the opportunity to do hands-on activities.

Enrollment limited to 20; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/13/2018 at 11:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 22.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.

A428W18 Comprehensive Color - Oil and Acrylic [NEW!], Fridays 10/19 & 10/26, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Combs
Skill level: ALL

Create color charts based on the recommendations of artist Richard Schmid and expand your color vocabulary by leaps and bounds. You will increase your awareness of value and develop color boards that will be useful every time you paint. This is not a color theory class but deals with the how-to's of using your paint. Cafè open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 10/19/2018 and ending 10/26/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.

A969W18 Glass Mosaics, Saturdays 10/20 & 10/27, 9:30 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, keys, coins) 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 10/20/2018 and ending 10/27/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 119.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.

A485W18 Underpainting and the Disappearing Purple [NEW!], Monday 10/22, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Allen
Skill level: AB, I

Discover the technique of under painting 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.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/22/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

A777W18 Joy of Needle Felting [NEW!], Friday 10/26, 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 10/26/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.

B438W18 Encaustic Painting: Working With Wax, Thursday 11/1, 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 11/1/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 120.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 129.00 ea.

B979W18 Glass Cutting Essentials, Thursday 11/1, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill level: B, AB

Learn or improve your basic glass cutting skills by focusing on this essential technique. You'll learn how to cut interesting shapes and create clean edges. This class is required for new students to Dazzling Fused Glass and recommended for returning students and will help you jump into the art of fused glass with confidence. Safety emphasized. Close-toe shoes required.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/1/2018 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 44.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.

B734W18 Basket Weaving - Bread Basket [New!], Saturday 11/3, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Debbie Johnson
Skill level: ALL

This charming bread basket will add interest to most any table setting. The finished size is approximately 5" wide x 11" long x 4" tall and will accommodate rolls or bread for four to six people. You'll find many uses! Maintaining tension, shaping and creating an on-going twill pattern are among the skills you'll learn weaving this basket. Materials included. Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/3/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 95.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 103.00 ea.

B876W18 Altered Papers and Collage, Friday 11/16, 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.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/16/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

B718W18 Weaving Belts and Bands on Inkle Looms, Saturday 11/17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill level: ALL

Learn to weave patterned bands that can become belts, headbands, bookmarks and trim for other textiles. 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! All materials included.

Enrollment limited to 8; ages 15 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/17/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 74.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

B924W18 Holiday Glass, Saturday 11/17, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Petron
Skill level: ALL

Create ornaments, stocking stuffers, or hostess gifts to celebrate the winter season. You will learn the basics of glass fusing: cutting, shaping, layering and working with decorative embellishments. Tools and materials are provided.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/17/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 58.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 62.00 ea.

B486W18 Get Abstract with Watercolors! Tuesday 11/20, 9:30 a.m. - 4 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 11/20/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

B883W18 Bas-Relief Collage with Paperclay [NEW!], Friday 11/30, 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 Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/30/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 88.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

B714W18 Kumihimo with Beads, Saturday 12/1, 10 a.m. - 4 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, tape measure and a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/1/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 76.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 83.00 ea.

B319W18 Introduction to Flower Arranging, Friday 12/7, 1 - 3 p.m. (Sold Out)
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 12/7/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 44.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.

B776W18 Joy of Felting: Luminarias [NEW!], Friday 12/7, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck
Skill level: ALL

Add a warm glow to the holiday season with pretty felted luminarias. Learn traditional wet felting techniques using wool and a little soapy water. Add texture and other design embellishments using a variety of materials. Your luminarias are the perfect accent for the mantle, dinner table, or any spot that needs a little soft illumination. Make two in class. Bring 2-3 hand towels, 1 old bath towel, a plastic bag to carry home wet items and an apron (optional). Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/7/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

B645W18 Art of Printmaking Sampler [NEW!], Saturdays 12/8 & 12/15, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Sam Dahl
Skill level: ALL

Curious about printmaking? Try a variety printmaking techniques in this Art of Printmaking Sampler workshop. You will see instructor demonstrations, then have the chance to try the printmaking processes yourself. Techniques will include relief, mono print, and a form of non-toxic intaglio. Most materials included but request a list of things to bring and bring a lunch for the half hour break.

Enrollment limited to 8; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 12/8/2018 and ending 12/15/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 181.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.

B444W18 Colors of Snow in Watercolor [NEW!], Wednesday 12/12, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: ALL

Think snow is just white? Think again. Depicting shadows, moonlight, distance, and sunlight on snow are all opportunities to use color in making dynamic snow paintings in watercolor. In this workshop we will start by working small and creating many different snow scenes in a variety of locations and times of day and night. If time permits, we will choose a snow scene and work larger in the afternoon. Bring a full sheet of Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper and your regular watercolor supplies.

Enrollment limited to 14; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/12/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

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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. 

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