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*Please note that all Early Registration and New Student Discounts can only be processed by registering in person, or by phone. Discounts cannot be applied through our online registration process and discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 

Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.160, to inquire about class availability.
 
Classes are listed by date, most current at the top. Scroll down to see future classes. Select a class by checking the small square to its left. Member pricing is valid only with current memberships. Go to MEMBERSHIPS to purchase or renew. Once you've selected your class(es), select NEXT at the bottom of the page to proceed to checkout.
 
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C42219 Drawing Basics: A Friendly Introduction [CORE CLASS] Mondays, 9am to Noon
Instructor: Holly Nelson
Skill Level: B, AB

Many people incorrectly think they're not creative or can't draw, when in reality they simply have not been taught the fundamental steps. In this beginning class, you will be introduced to basic drawing techniques and materials that will help build skills and increase confidence. We recommend this foundational class for students of all art forms and media to enhance their work. This class is also a good review for students who haven't drawn for a while. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/7/2019 and ending 2/18/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 209.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 232.00 ea.

C40519 Solving Common Drawing Challenges [NEW!] Mondays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Bonnie Lauber-Westover
Skill Level: AB, I

Focus on common drawing challenges and find ways to resolve them. Each week you will tackle a different tricky drawing topic such as foliage in the landscape, fabrics and folds, perspective, and developing a background. Designed for those who have taken Drawing Basics or have drawing experience, these sessions will build on what you already know, while guiding you to further exploration and development of your visual sensitivity.

Enrollment limited to 12; Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/7/2019 and ending 1/28/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 119.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 132.00 ea.

C47219 Colored Pencil Studio, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Bonnie Lauber-Westover
Skill level: ALL

Explore drawing techniques that lead to deep, luminous color. In this studio style class, you will learn to build up color and create brilliant effects with colored pencils. Create a still life with bold hues and a sense of atmosphere or work on a project based on photographic references. Instructor feedback will help you complete your drawing as you envision it. Open to all skill levels, but previous drawing experience is helpful. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12; Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/7/2019 and ending 1/28/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 119.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 132.00 ea.

C45519 Figure/Life Drawing, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill level: ALL
No class: January 22

Learn to draw the nude human figure from observation in this multi-level class that is transferable to other mediums. Beginners will learn how to draw the human structure, gestures and how to use line weight and shading to develop form. Intermediate students will be shown ways to advance their skills based on their individual needs and interests. There will be fast gesture drawings, short studies, and prolonged poses along with demos and exercises. Bring hard compressed charcoal and a pad of 18 x 24-inch newsprint paper to the first class. Model fee included.

Enrollment Limited to 12; Ages 18 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/8/2019 and ending 2/12/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 184.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 197.00 ea.

C45419 Nature and Food Illustration [NEW!] Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds
Skill level: AB, I

Learn to render food, flora and fauna with watercolor and/or colored pencils. Emphasis on visual storytelling. Subject matter may be idealized and/or heavily stylized vs. simply rendered in a traditional sense. You will build observational and visual interpretation skills and create eye-catching compositions. Previous drawing experience recommended. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/2/2019 and ending 2/20/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 239.00 ea.

C40719 Draw and Paint to Tell a Story [NEW!] Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds
Skill level: ALL

Go beyond copying a photo and create artwork that tells a story. Using colored pencils or watercolor paints (preferred; other mediums are welcome) you will thoughtfully and artistically learn to express text and ideas. Illustrate a book cover, picture book page, poem, or story of any kind. You'll explore illustration and design concepts and be challenged to think through your artistic ideas in new ways. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Drawing experience recommended.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/3/2019 and ending 2/21/2019 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 239.00 ea.

C48319 Drawing and Painting Horses [NEW!] Thursdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Tracie Thompson
Skill level: ALL

Horses have been depicted in art since people were painting in caves, but they are surprisingly tricky to draw and paint. Starting with the head, neck and shoulders of a horse, you'll learn basic proportions and anatomy and create a simple portrait of a horse. Then progress to drawing the horses' body, movement, and musculature by creating full-body sketches of horses at rest and in motion. You may use your own reference photos or those provided during class. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/10/2019 and ending 2/21/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 232.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 209.00 ea.

C41019 Draw and Paint from Photos, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Tracie Thompson
Skill level: ALL

Learn to use your favorite photos as the basis for beautiful drawings and paintings using the medium of your choice. You will learn how to transfer images onto a canvas and how to think about the overall composition including editing and adding elements that will improve the final piece. Lots of demonstrations and time to work on your art. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring five photos to the first class. Students interested in pet portraits are encouraged to join.

Enrollment limited to 10, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/10/2019 and ending 2/21/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 232.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 209.00 ea.

C60419 iPad Draw and Paint [NEW!] Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: James Nutt
Skill level: ALL
No class: February 7

Your iPad is the perfect sketchbook for the modern artist. You'll learn how to create beautiful art works with Procreate an award-winning painting app. You'll be amazed at what you can do! Draw a pen and ink sketch, use different brush strokes to create a painted effect, undo mistakes, try different color schemes, even make a video of how your art was created. Use it anywhere, even in the dark. Great for artistic studies, finished works and anyone who loves to draw or paint. You will need to bring an iPad with the iPad Procreate: Sketch, paint, create by Savage Interactive Ltd. app installed. Bring your iPad charger. Stylus optional.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/10/2019 and ending 2/21/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 132.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 119.00 ea.

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2240 North Shore Drive
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


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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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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