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NOTE: Classes may be removed from our online registration system two weeks after the start of a class. Please contact the Registrars if you have questions about a class that you do not see listed on the website.


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Adult Series Classes and Workshops

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Advanced Beginner Watercolors (via Zoom)
Enhance your creative expression with watercolor. In this class you will learn basic watercolor techniques, play with your brushes, and experiment with lively fluid color. Each class will include demonstrations and painting practice with supplied subject matter.

SUPPLIES: Use your regular watercolor supplies. A supply list is available from the registrar if needed.

PREREQUISITE: Any beginning level watercolor class
SKILL LEVEL: AB, Advanced Beginner
AGES: Adults, 16 and up

Sonja Hutchinson
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/4/2021 and ending 2/8/2021 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 203.00 ea.

Fine Art Critiques and Lessons via Email
Since the closing of the Art Center in March of 2020, there has been little or no opportunity for many MCFTA 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 Winter Session 2021. 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.

Each week you'll send a photograph of any of your 2-dimensional works (acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, collage) for a thoughtful and specific critique.

For any questions or concerns, contact and we can put you in touch with the instructor. Or call 952-473-7361 x160.

Jon Neuse
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/6/2021 and ending 2/24/2021 at 6:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 270.00 ea.

Watercolor II: Refining Skills
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.

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

Catherine Hearding
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/7/2021 and ending 2/18/2021 at 1:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 158.00 ea.

Watercolor III: Studio
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.

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

Catherine Hearding
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/7/2021 and ending 2/18/2021 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 158.00 ea.

Intro to Painting (via Zoom)
Learning basic composition, color mixing, and more in this 8-week class. In the first two weeks, students
will learn by studying and rendering still-life objects using a limited palette. Weeks 3 through 8 will cover
more advanced still-life painting (glass or floral objects), landscape, and basic portrait-painting
techniques. Approximately 1 class session will be devoted to each painting.

Students will learn color theory, basic composition, brush techniques, how to apply varnish and prepare a
paint surface.

EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES NEEDED: Each student will need the following:
ACRYLIC PAINTS (Liquitex Heavy Body, Utrecht, or Golden) in a single pigment
1. Titanium White (PW6)
2. Pthalo Blue (PB15)
3. Quinacridone Red (PV19)
4. Azo Yellow Orange (PY83)
5. Burnt Umber (PBr7)

#24 Flat (width 31/32") for block-ins
#4 Bright (width 5/32") for rendering
#0 Round (width 1/32") for fine details

8 - CANVAS BOARDS - OR primed masonite panels of comparable size
9" x 12" OR 12" x 16"

Additionally students will need a paper plate (palette), cup or glass jar for water, an easel or
drafting table, and paper towels

AGES: 16 and up
SKILL LEVEL: Beginners, with some drawing experience

Sanding masonite creates dust, which might be slightly irritating to some.

Leo Winstead
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/7/2021 and ending 2/25/2021 at 7:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.

Demystifying Color Harmony Workshop
Demystifying Color Harmony: Choosing Color Combinations that Come Alive! [New Course and New Instructor!] with Barbara Lidfors

The success of a work of art is enhanced by how well the chosen colors work together. Painted color choices can be decided upon inutitively but they can also be decided upon by understanding and maximizing the inherent relationships of colors to each other. In this workshop, we will look at paintings with well-planned color schemes to learn how this can be done. Students will then choose color combinations for their own painting exercises to experiment with a more conscious approach to color harmony.

SUPPLIES TO HAVE 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
* Paint medium / thinner for oil and acrylic paint
* 4-5 pieces of paper, canvas or prepared surfaces for painting
* A 12-color color wheel with primary, secondary and tertiary colors for reference - either printed or self-made.

AGE GROUP: Adults, 18 and up
SKILL LEVEL: I, AD (Intermediate and Advanced)

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.

Barbara Lidfors
Single class scheduled on 1/27/2021 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.

Origami Lanterns Workshop (Adults 16 and up)
Keep calm and warm this winter and learn to fold 2 beautiful origami lanterns. One lantern is very geometric with a straightforward, meditative folding pattern. The other is more rounded in shape and can also be used as a gorgeous handmade container. Both lanters should be used only with battery-pwered tea lights.

For Geometric Lantern: 2 sheets of 8.5" x 11" parchment paper or foldable vellum

For Circular Lantern:
* 2 sheets of 8" x 8" foldable, decorative papers (can be any size between 8" x 8" up to 10" x 10") like batik paper, wrapping paper, maps, etc.
* Be sure that light can shine through (hold it up to the light to check).
* Parchment paper or foldable vellum will NOT work for this circular lantern.

AGES: Adults 16 and up
SKILL LEVEL: ALL skill levels

Kathleen Sheridan
Single class scheduled on 2/2/2021 at 6:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.

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2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391


952-473-7361 x. 160

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.
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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