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Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.16, to inquire about class availability.
 
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E42217 Drawing Basics [CORE], Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Bonnie Lauber-Westover
Skill Level: B, AB
Drawing is a foundational skill for all two-dimensional art. Specific exercises will teach you to express yourself and capture the world around you. Each week focuses on a new approach to seeing and drawing, helping you build a visual vocabulary. You will try various media, look at successful drawings, have fun and gain confidence in your own work. Great for beginners as well as those who wish to brush up on their skills. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/24/2017 and ending 6/12/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 206.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 228.00 ea.

E40517 Intermediate Drawing Techniques, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Bonnie Lauber-Westover
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Drawing is an essential technique to many art forms. Continue to fine-tune technical and observational skills while learning to add depth, emotion, movement and design to create stronger drawings and personal perspective. You will explore different media, a variety of approaches and color techniques to enhance your own artistic vision. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/24/2017 and ending 6/12/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 206.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 228.00 ea.

E40217 Pen and Ink, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Doug Garder
Skill Level: ALL
Do you like fine line work, such as Albrecht Dürer's engravings or Rembrandt's etchings? Explore the nuances of drawing with a variety of steel pen nibs on white paper to create graphically concise images using stippling and cross-hatching to build tonal variations. Perhaps add a light wash of watercolor at the end to perk it up! Many demonstrations. Bring photos to work from, a Speedball pen and ink set with a variety of nibs, black India waterproof ink, white drawing paper and plenty of patience!

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/25/2017 and ending 5/16/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

E40117 Pen and Ink, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Doug Garder
Skill Level: ALL
Do you like fine line work, such as Albrecht Dürer's engravings or Rembrandt's etchings? Explore the nuances of drawing with a variety of steel pen nibs on white paper to create graphically concise images using stippling and cross-hatching to build tonal variations. Perhaps add a light wash of watercolor at the end to perk it up! Many demonstrations. Bring photos to work from, a Speedball pen and ink set with a variety of nibs, black India waterproof ink, white drawing paper and plenty of patience!

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/23/2017 and ending 6/13/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

E45517 Figure/Life Drawing, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to draw the nude human figure from observation in this multi-level foundational 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 lots of demos and exercises. Bring hard compressed charcoal and a pad of 18 x 24-inch newsprint paper to the first class. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Model fee included.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 18 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/25/2017 and ending 6/13/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 213.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

E48017 Contemporary Botanicals I, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: AB, I
Learn how to draw and paint botanical subjects in the contemporary American style. Beginning students will draw a leaf focusing on contours and vein structure, moving on to twigs and seedpods. Intermediate students will select a botanical subject and work on process drawings, composition, value development and/or an introduction of botanical painting. Explore colored pencils if interested. The instructor will introduce methods, techniques and design as needed. New students please request a materials list from the Registrar. Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent. Continue your botanical studies with Contemporary Botanicals II.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/26/2017 and ending 6/14/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

E41817 Illustrator's Guide to Picture Books [NEW!], Thursdays, 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Spinks
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to transform a written work into the amazing entity known as the picture book. In this class, you will visually create original characters, thumbnails, a color script, dummy book and three finished illustrations in picture book format. You will learn about cover art, end pages, layouts, pacing and page turns. The instructor will provide fairytales or fables to illustrate or you may work from a fully-developed story of your own. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 5/4/2017 and ending 6/1/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 167.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 186.00 ea.

E445W17 Beginning Perspective for Painters [NEW!], Friday, May 5, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: ALL
How many times have you felt that something is not quite right with your painting? Sometimes is it the underlying drawing that causes the problem-with perspective being the culprit. In this workshop you will learn about one-point and two-point perspective, sizing and spacing, and how to draw circles in perspective (ellipses). It is not hard! Just a few simple rules will make your paintings so much better. The class is open to students working in any medium. Request a materials list from the registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/5/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.

F42217 Drawing Basics: A Friendly Introduction [CORE], Mondays, 9 a.m. - 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/19/2017 and ending 7/17/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

F40217 Pen and Ink, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Doug Garder
Skill Level: ALL
Do you like the fine line work of Albrecht Dürer's engravings or Rembrandt's etchings? Explore nuances of drawing with a variety of steel pen nibs and create graphically concise images using stippling and cross-hatching to build tonal variations. Perhaps perk it up with a light watercolor wash at the end! Many demonstrations. Bring photos to work from, a Speedball pen and ink set with a variety of nibs, black India waterproof ink, white drawing paper and plenty of patience.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/20/2017 and ending 7/18/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

F48917 Illustrative Maps [NEW!], Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds
Skill Level: ALL
Capture a special place, favorite trip or life journey as an illustrated map. A great addition to travel journals, you'll use watercolor or colored pencils to create an engaging composition that portrays a place, pathway or timeline that is meaningful to you. Designs may be literal or abstract, realistic or stylized, detailed or simplified. The possibilities are endless! Previous drawing and/or watercolor experience is recommended but not essential. Request a materials list from the Registrar and come to the first class with a subject matter idea and any reference materials that would be helpful.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/20/2017 and ending 7/18/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

F48017 Contemporary Botanicals I, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: AB, I
Learn how to draw and paint botanical subjects in the contemporary American style. Beginning students will draw a leaf focusing on contours and vein structure, moving on to twigs and seedpods. Intermediate students will select a botanical subject and work on process drawings, composition, value development and/or an introduction of botanical painting. Explore colored pencils if interested. The instructor will introduce methods, techniques and design as needed. New students please request a materials list from the Registrar. Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent. Continue your botanical studies with Contemporary Botanicals II.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/21/2017 and ending 7/19/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

F472W17 Drawing with Colored Pencils, Friday, June 23, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Bonnie Lauber-Westover
Skill Level: ALL
Explore drawing techniques that lead to deep, luminous color! You'll spend the morning learning to create brilliant effects with colored pencils. Then after lunch you'll use these skills to create a still life with bold hues and a sense of atmosphere. Appropriate for all skill levels. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café during the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 15 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/23/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 74.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.

F469W17 Feature Focus: Eyes [NEW!], Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. In these short Saturday morning workshops, you will look at the contour, shape, angle and shading of different facial aspects and explore how to build up graphite layers to create value, tone and texture. How different features change to express emotion will also be examined. Each workshop is separate for summer convenience. Take as many as you like. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), 2H pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/8/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

F442W17 Beginning Botanicals, Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: ALL
Second class 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This day-and-a-half workshop will introduce you to the art of seeing a botanical subject and developing painting skills to translate that vision two-dimensionally. You will explore value, texture and composition using watercolors by painting a blueberry branch. Lots of samples, demos and encouragement will help you achieve a realistic and botanically correct finished product.You'll need basic watercolor and drawing experience, patience and the desire to learn this compelling art form. Request a materials list from the Registrar and bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café for the half-hour break on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 7/14/2017 and ending 7/15/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 103.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 115.00 ea.

F411W17 Portrait Drawing [NEW!], Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to capture a person's unique presence. You will be guided through sketches, studies and a developed portrait as you explore the anatomy of the face with a focus on the person's essence and expression. You will explore the difference between drawing from life (self-portrait) and a photo. Bring a photo of a person you want to draw, graphite pencil, sharpener, eraser, charcoal, sketchbook and two large pieces of 11x14-inch paper. Bring a bag lunch or eat in the Art Center Café for the half-hour break. Drawing or painting experience helpful but not required.

Enrollment limited to 11 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/21/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

F470W17 Feature Focus: Mouths [NEW!], Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. In these short Saturday morning workshops, you will look at the contour, shape, angle and shading of different facial aspects and explore how to build up graphite layers to create value, tone and texture. How different features change to express emotion will also be examined. Each workshop is separate for summer convenience. Take as many as you like. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), 2H pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/22/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

G42217 Drawing Basics: A Friendly Introduction [CORE], Mondays, 9 a.m. - 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 7/24/2017 and ending 8/21/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

G40217 Pen and Ink, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Doug Garder
Skill Level: ALL
Do you like the fine line work of Albrecht Dürer's engravings or Rembrandt's etchings? Explore nuances of drawing with a variety of steel pen nibs and create graphically concise images using stippling and cross-hatching to build tonal variations. Perhaps perk it up with a light watercolor wash at the end! Many demonstrations. Bring photos to work from, a Speedball pen and ink set with a variety of nibs, black India waterproof ink, white drawing paper and plenty of patience.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 7/25/2017 and ending 8/22/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

G48017 Contemporary Botanicals I, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: AB, I
Learn how to draw and paint botanical subjects in the contemporary American style. Beginning students will draw a leaf focusing on contours and vein structure, moving on to twigs and seedpods. Intermediate students will select a botanical subject and work on process drawings, composition, value development and/or an introduction of botanical painting. Explore colored pencils if interested. The instructor will introduce methods, techniques and design as needed. New students please request a materials list from the Registrar. Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent. Continue your botanical studies with Contemporary Botanicals II.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/26/2017 and ending 8/16/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

G490W17 Feature Focus: Noses [NEW!], Saturday, July 29, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. In these short Saturday morning workshops, you will look at the contour, shape, angle and shading of different facial aspects and explore how to build up graphite layers to create value, tone and texture. How different features change to express emotion will also be examined. Each workshop is separate for summer convenience. Take as many as you like. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), 2H pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/29/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

G455W17 Figure Drawing [NEW!], Friday, August 11, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Are you curious about figure drawing or do you want to enhance your skills in drawing the human form? Working in a safe and respectful environment, you will be guided through different ways of drawing the nude model. There will be warm-ups, exercises, a quick anatomy lesson and a variety of short and longer poses by two different models (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). Bring hard or medium compressed charcoal, graphite pencil, sharpener, eraser, 18 x 24-inch newsprint paper pad and two 18 x 24-inch sheets of nicer paper. Bring a bag lunch or eat in the Art Center Café for the half-hour break. Drawing and/or painting experience helpful but not required. Model fee included.

Enrollment limited to 11 / Ages 18 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/11/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 99.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 106.00 ea.

G492W17 Feature Focus: Ears [NEW!], Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. In these short Saturday morning workshops, you will look at the contour, shape, angle and shading of different facial aspects and explore how to build up graphite layers to create value, tone and texture. How different features change to express emotion will also be examined. Each workshop is separate for summer convenience. Take as many as you like. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), 2H pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/12/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 16

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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