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C969W20 Glass Mosaics, Sat 1/4 & 1/11
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, etc.) you may want to incorporate into your art. Materials included.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/4/2020 and ending 1/11/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 123.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 134.00 ea.

C467W20 Zorn Palette Oil Painting Practice [NEW!] Sat 1/4
Dan Petrov
Skill level: ALL

This workshop is devoted to the Zorn Palette, the underdog of oil palettes, but one that always wins. Anders Zorn (1860-1920) was a Swedish painter who used only four pigments in most of his indoor paintings of portraits, figure and still life. Using only these four pigments: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Light, Ivory Black and Titanium White, you will learn to develop an incredible spectrum of hues and grow as a colorist who understands the hidden potential of every pigment. You will paint two color studies in one day with this limited palette. Bring quality oil paints in those four colors, bristle brushes for oil sizes #2 to #8, odorless mineral spirits, wood palette, two 8"x10"canvas boards, and lunch for the hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/4/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.

C417W20 Sumi-e Watercolor Landscapes [NEW!] Fri 1/10
Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Experiment with Masa paper and dilutions of Sumi ink to make Japanese-inspired landscape paintings. You will start by creating smaller landscapes to learn techniques and then paint a larger landscape incorporating both Chinese and liquid watercolors. Final pieces will be mounted on mat board. Materials included. Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/10/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 87.00 ea.

C488W20 Flowers and French, Sat 1/11
Michéle Coppin
Skill level: ALL

Immerse yourself in color and enjoy a day of flower painting with a 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 1/11/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.

C864W20 Mokume Gane: Mixed-Metal Jewelry w/ Metal Clay, Sat 1/11 & 1/18
Sarah Bober
Skill level: ALL

Mokume gane is a Japanese technique of combining different metals together to create beautiful patterns reminiscent of woodgrain. When using traditional metalsmithing techniques it can be a very labor-intensive process that requires special tools and equipment. Luckily this technique can be done in metal clay, saving time and material. In this class, you will learn several mokume gane techniques using Art Clay Copper and Silver to create stunning one-of-a-kind jewelry. Materials included.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/11/2020 and ending 1/18/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 141.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 133.00 ea.

C446W20-A Watercolor Flowers: Awesome African Violets [NEW!] Sat 1/18
Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: ALL

Create beautiful watercolor florals in these Saturday morning workshops each featuring different techniques to capture a different floral subject. In Awesome African Violets, you'll explore wet-into-wet, etching, and negative painting techniques and learn to create delicate petal edges. In Pretty Primrose, you’ll experiment with techniques to suggest the texture of the distinct primrose leaves and play with paint to achieve the brilliant primrose petal colors. All levels welcome. Bring regular watercolor supplies and Arches 140# cold press paper. Take one or both.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/18/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 37.00 ea.

C320W20-A Kokedama: Living Sculptures, Sat 1/18
Kathleen Monson
Skill level: ALL

Kokedama, literally translates as "moss ball," is an ancient Japanese technique of binding a plant's root sytem in moss and string. In this workshop you will learn step by step how to create your own living kokedama sculpture and the Japanese Wabi-Sabi principle of embracing imperfection. This is a wonderfully meditative process. All materials included.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/18/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 57.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 61.00 ea.

C452W20 Winter Scenes in Watercolor [NEW!] Fri 1/24
Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Learn to paint a winter scene in watercolor! Starting with a dreamy wet-into-wet underpainting, you'll add a barn, distant tree line, nearby shrubs, evergreens and dried grasses peeking out of the snow. You'll work in a loose manner and learn a variety of techniques for capturing winter light. Bring a quarter sheet 11" x 15" of Arches 140# cold press watercolor paper and your regular watercolor supplies. Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/24/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

C408W20 Pathways to Abstraction [NEW!] Sat 1/25 & 2/1
Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This fun and dynamic workshop will teach you how to construct abstract work that best reflects your visual voice, personality and artistic intuition. Working with a variety of media and subject matter, you will be led through a process of visual movement to turn your beginning images into deeper abstractions. You will also learn meaningful ways to read and critique abstract art. A materials list is on the website. Please bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/25/2020 and ending 2/1/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.

C444W20 Antique Patina Effects in Watercolor [NEW!] Sat 2/8
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: I

Learn techniques to create beautiful weathered patinas through a combination of wet-into-wet paint application, carved out lights, molded edges and glazing finishes. The earthy effects you'll create will make paintings come alive and inspire new approaches for painting rocky scenes, sculptures, 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. Please bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/8/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

C636W20 Winter Nature Photography [New Instructor] Sat 2/8
Donald Tredinnick
Skill level: ALL

Winter is a great time to get out and take photos. With the low sun angle and lack of humidity, you can capture some spectacular images. Getting a properly exposed photo can prove to be a challenge. All that white snow can really throw off your camera. In this workshop you will learn techniques for: winter exposure; winter compositions; finding and accessing winter photography locations; and protecting yourself and your gear in cold temps. The workshop will start at MCFTA and then go to a nearby location for outside shooting. Please bring your DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries, camera manual, lunch for the half-hour break and dress for the weather.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/8/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 49.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 54.00 ea.

C320W20-B Kokedama: Hanging Garden, Mon 2/10
Kathleen Monson
Skill level: ALL

Kokedama, literally translates as "moss ball," is an ancient Japanese technique of binding a plant's root sytem in moss and string. In this workshop you will learn step by step how to create your own Kokedama hanging garden and the Japanese Wabi-Sabi principle of embracing imperfection. This is a wonderfully meditiative process. All materials included.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/10/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 57.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 61.00 ea.

C428W20 Color Mixing 101, Mon 2/10 & 2/17
Tracie Thompson
Skill level: ALL

Do you keep mixing mud instead of the colors you want? This beginner-friendly workshop is a great foundation for better color control. You’ll use water-soluble oils to explore the fundamentals of color in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. You'll explore the essential techniques of color mixing and then go deeper to understand the practical applications. Materials included. Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/10/2020 and ending 2/17/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 123.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 136.00 ea.

C421W20 Jump Into Watercolor! [CORE][NEW!] Tue 2/11 & 2/18
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: B

Interested in watercolor, but not sure if it is right for you? Give this two-day beginning watercolor immersion class a test drive. These sessions are designed for students with no watercolor experience. You will get hands-on experience with basic materials and learn how to play with this fluid medium. Materials will be supplied, just bring your enthusiasm to try something new! Café is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/11/2020 and ending 2/18/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 164.00 ea.

C418W20 The Art of the Picture Book [NEW!] Thur 2/13
Leo Winstead
Skill level: ALL

Learn to transform a written work into the amazing entity known as the picture book. The workshop will cover (in brief) all of the steps of illustrating your own picture book. You'll explore how to visually create original characters, thumbnail sketches, dummy books, and finished illustrations in picture book format. You will learn about cover art, end pages, layouts, pacing, and page turns. We will generate a thumbnail and finished illustration of a scene from a fairytale or fable. Café is open for the half-hour break. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/13/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

C316W20 Mn Artists Informational Workshop [NEW!] Thur 2/13
mnartists.org
Skill level: ALL

This workshop will introduce you to Mn Artists' digital platforms and public programs. Find out how to register an account and create a profile on mnartists.org and learn how this website can benefit you as an artist through networking, collaborations, sharing artwork, creating events and more! Please bring a device (laptop, iPad), digital copies of your artwork, and your CV (optional). The workshop is free, but please register in advance.

Enrollment limited to 20; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/13/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

C399W20-A Watercolor on Yupo: Abstract to Intentional [NEW!] Fri-Sat 2/14-15
James Turner
Skill level: ALL

Explore the unique characteristics of Yupo--a smooth inorganic surface that doesn't absorb paint like regular paper and gives a more intense and liquid look to watercolor washes and colors. Fun to play with, this surface makes lifting easy and offers creative ways to add texture. The first workshop, Abstract to Intentional, will introduce you to Yupo paper from the abstract flowing liquid look of wet-into-wet applications to creating representational art while taking advantage of Yupo properties. The second workshop, Next Steps in Yupo, will help you find your own artistic vision using this unique surface. Café is open on Friday. Please bring a lunch for the half-hour break on Saturday. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 2/14/2020 and ending 2/15/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

C446W20-B Watercolor Flowers: Pretty Primrose [NEW!] Sat 2/15
Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: ALL

Create beautiful watercolor florals in these Saturday morning workshops each featuring different techniques to capture a different floral subject. In Awesome African Violets, you'll explore wet-into-wet, etching, and negative painting techniques and learn to create delicate petal edges. In Pretty Primrose, you’ll experiment with techniques to suggest the texture of the distinct primrose leaves and play with paint to achieve the brilliant primrose petal colors. All levels welcome. Bring regular watercolor supplies and Arches 140# cold press paper. Take one or both.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/15/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 37.00 ea.

C399W20-B Next Steps Watercolor on Yupo [NEW!] Fri-Sat 2/21-2/22
James Turner
Skill level: ALL

Explore the unique characteristics of Yupo--a smooth inorganic surface that doesn't absorb paint like regular paper and gives a more intense and liquid look to watercolor washes and colors. Fun to play with, this surface makes lifting easy and offers creative ways to add texture. The first workshop, Abstract to Intentional, will introduce you to Yupo paper from the abstract flowing liquid look of wet-into-wet applications to creating representational art while taking advantage of Yupo properties. The second workshop, Next Steps in Yupo, will help you find your own artistic vision using this unique surface. Café is open on Friday. Please bring a lunch for the half-hour break on Saturday. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 2/21/2020 and ending 2/22/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

C637W20 Focus on Lightroom [NEW!] Sat 2/22
Donald Tredinnick
Skill level: A, AB, I

Learn how to edit and organize your photos using Adobe Lightroom. This one-day intensive workshop will introduce you to the program's features and tools including: organization techniques; exposure adjustments; improve contrast and color saturation; use the brush tool to make localized adjustments; image sharpening and noise reduction; and spot removal. You will leave this class with the confidence and ability to take your imagery to a higher level. Bring your laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom CC Classic installed and a lunch for the half-hour break. If you don't have Lightroom CC Classic, you can install a 7-day evaluation license.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/22/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

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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. 

 

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