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Summer Arts Camp (SAC)
SAC Group A (Ages 5-6) • SAC Group B (Ages 7-9) • SAC Group C (Ages 10-12) • SAC Group D (Ages 13-15) • SAC B+C Samplers (Ages 7-12) • SAC C+D Samplers (Ages 10-15)

(B) Beginner
No experience with the medium or need fundamental knowledge of techniques and materials.
(AB) Advanced Beginner
Need more instruction or a refresher on fundamental techniques or need help to solve basic problems with the medium.
(I) Intermediate
Already have completed work in the medium and may have begun exhibiting. Able to solve many problems independently, developing design and composition skills, want to try or experiment with a variety of techniques.
(AD) Advanced
Able to work independently and seeks critique from instructor or peers. Have a developed style and can discuss the concept behind the work and may have begun the process of creating a resume and portfolio.
(ALL) All Skill Levels
Open to students at all levels (See Studio.)
A fundamental class that may be a good entry into a new medium.
Studio format classes offer a relaxed, work-at-your pace atmosphere. There are no instructor lead projects, rather the instructor is there to help a student when asked, and to offer suggestions and demonstrate techniques as needed.


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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.


SPRING Classes

NOTE: Spring I classes start with "D"   Spring II classes start with "E"

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D472W20 Intro to Colored Pencils
Bonnie Lauber-Westover
Skill level: B, AB

Explore drawing techniques that lead to deep, luminous color! You'll spend the morning learning how 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. Café is open for the hour break. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/17/2020 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 74.00 ea.

E42220 Drawing Basics [CORE CLASS]
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 14; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/20/2020 and ending 6/8/2020 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 236.00 ea.

E40520 Intermediate Drawing Studio
Bonnie Lauber-Westover
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Continue fine-tuning technical and observational skills--adding depth, emotion, and movement to create stronger drawings with a 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.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/20/2020 and ending 6/8/2020 at 1:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 236.00 ea.

E45520 Figure/Life Drawing
Audrey Stommes
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. Bring hard compressed charcoal and a pad of 18"x 24" newsprint paper to the first class. Model fee included.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 18 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/20/2020 and ending 6/9/2020 at 6:30PM
Attendees: 1 $ 245.00 ea.

E40220 Pen and Ink
William Reynolds
Skill level: ALL

Explore the nuances of drawing with a variety of steel pen nibs, brushes, and other media 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 4/21/2020 and ending 6/2/2020 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 236.00 ea.

E41120 Portrait Drawing in Six Sessions
Kenneth Schweiger
Skill level: ALL

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. New and returning students are welcome. Returning students will be shown ways to advance their skills based on their needs. A materials list is on the website. Model fee included.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/23/2020 and ending 5/28/2020 at 1:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

E47620 Urban Sketching
Cristiane Franchevich
Skill level: ALL

This encouraging class will help you develop a daily sketch practice through urban sketching. You'll deepen your skill and enjoyment of drawing and water media techniques while seeing the city with the eyes of an "andarilho," a word in Portuguese meaning the wanderer or explorer. Making quick sketches and paintings using limited color palettes, color temperature and the importance of tonal value will be covered. All levels and portable color mediums are welcome. Bring (at minimum) a sketchbook and pen/pencil to the first class. Suggested reading: "The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing on location around the world" by Gabriel Campanario. This is a perfect class for everyone who travels or wants to capture their hometown in art.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/23/2020 and ending 6/11/2020 at 6:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 270.00 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.

The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3)
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