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A42219 Drawing Basics [CORE CLASS], Mondays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Bonnie Lauber-Westover
Skill Level: B, AB

Drawing is a skill that creates the foundation for all 2-D art. Specific exercises will teach you to express yourself and capture the world around you. Each week we'll focus on one approach to seeing and drawing, thereby building a visual vocabulary. You will try various media and approaches, 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. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/9/2019 and ending 10/21/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 209.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 232.00 ea.

A47219 Colored Pencil Studio, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m. (Sold Out)
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. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/9/2019 and ending 10/21/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 232.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 209.00 ea.

A45519 Figure/Life Drawing, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kenneth Schweiger *Some classes taught by guest instructor(s).
Skill Level: ALL

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 lots of demos and exercises. Some classes may be taught by guest instructor(s). Bring hard compressed charcoal, a pad of 18"x24" newsprint paper, and a kneaded eraser to the first class. Model fee included.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 18 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/3/2019 and ending 10/22/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 242.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 224.00 ea.

A40719 Intro to Illustration [NEW!], Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

A picture is worth a thousand words. This class will teach you how to use art to tell a story and communicate visually. From posters and magazine covers to advertising and graphic design, illustration is everywhere. You will be challenged to express, clarify and illuminate ideas. A materials list is on the website. Drawing experience is recommended.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/5/2019 and ending 10/24/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 177.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

B42219 Drawing Basics [CORE CLASS]
Drawing is a skill that creates the foundation for all two-dimensional art. Specific exercises will teach you to express yourself and capture the world around you. Each week we'll focus on one approach to seeing and drawing, thereby building a visual vocabulary. You will try various media and approaches, 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. A materials list is on the website.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/28/2019 and ending 12/16/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 239.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.

B40519 Intermediate Drawing Studio
Continue fine-tuning technical and observational skills--adding depth, emotion and movement to create stronger drawings with personal perspective. You will explore different media, a variety of approaches and color techniques to enhance your own artistic vision. A materials list is on the website.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/28/2019 and ending 12/16/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 239.00 ea.

B45519 Figure/Life Drawing
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 lots of demos and exercises. Bring hard compressed charcoal and a pad of 18"x 24" newsprint paper to the first class. Model fee included.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/29/2019 and ending 12/17/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 224.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 242.00 ea.

B41119 Portrait Drawing in Six Sessions [NEW!] Thurs 1-4pm
Systematically explore how to draw an accurate portrait. You'll work from life and explore skull proportions, the structure and placement of facial features (such as eyes, nose, and mouth), and how the head, neck, and shoulders work together to compose a beautiful portrait. A materials list is on the website.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/31/2019 and ending 12/12/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 271.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 251.00 ea.

B40719 Intro to Illustration [NEW!] Thur 6:30-8:30pm
A picture is worth a thousand words. This class will teach you how to use art to tell a story and communicate visually. From posters and magazine covers to advertising and graphic design, illustration is everywhere. You will be challenged to express, clarify and illuminate ideas. A materials list is on the website. Drawing experience is recommended.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/31/2019 and ending 12/19/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 155.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 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


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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