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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.16, 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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B42217 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 two-dimensional art. Specific exercises will teach you to express yourself and capture the world around you. Each week focuses on one approach to seeing and drawing, thereby building a visual vocabulary. You willl 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. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/30/2017 and ending 12/18/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

B40517 Intermediate Drawing Techniques, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Bonnie Lauber Westover
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Drawing is essential to many art forms. 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. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/30/2017 and ending 12/18/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

B40117 Pen and Ink, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Doug Garder
Skill Level: ALL
Do you appreciate fine line work, like Albrecht Durer'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 10/31/2017 and ending 11/21/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

B45517 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 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. Model fee included.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 18 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/31/2017 and ending 12/19/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 213.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

B52717 Illumination Letterforms [NEW!], Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds
Skill Level: ALL
Illumination is a highly stylized, decorated letterform often used as the first letter in a storybook or as a monogram. The illustrated embellishment contains imagery and symbolism that creates a visual story enhancing the written words or expressing personality and interests. Using watercolor or colored pencils, you will learn about this artistic tradition and produce your own decorative illumination. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/7/2017 and ending 12/19/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 134.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 149.00 ea.

B48017 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 14 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/15/2017 and ending 12/13/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

B489W17 Illustrative Mapping [NEW!], Saturdays, November 11 and 18, 9:30 a.m. - 4 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. 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. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 11/11/2017 and ending 11/18/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

B40217 Pen and Ink, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Doug Garder
Skill Level: ALL
Do you appreciate fine line work, like Albrecht Durer'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 11/28/2017 and ending 12/19/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

B418W17 Illustrator's Guide to Picture Books, Saturdays, December 2 and 9, 9:30 a.m. - 4 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 workshop, 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. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Cafè for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 12/2/2017 and ending 12/9/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

C42218 Drawing Basics: A Friendly Introduction [CORE], Mondays, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Holly Nelson

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 1/8/2018 and ending 2/19/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 204.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 227.00 ea.

C45518 Figure/Life Drawing, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Audrey Stommes

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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/2/2018 and ending 2/20/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 196.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 211.00 ea.

C47218 Colored Pencil Studio, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Bonnie Lauber Westover

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 1/8/2018 and ending 1/29/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 117.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 130.00 ea.

C44518 Sketchbook Art [NEW!], Thursdays, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Holly Nelson

Learn a wide variety of drawing techniques for exploring ideas and recording your surroundings in a sketchbook. You may experiment with different mediums such as drawing, painting, photos, collage, and note-taking/writing. The instructor will provide examples from her own collection and teach a simple method for making your own sketchbook. You'll build confidence and be inspired to develop a habit of routinely making art. Bring any size sketchbook and an assortment of art materials to first class.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 2/1/2018 and ending 2/22/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 117.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 130.00 ea.

C40118 Pen and Ink, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Doug Garder

Do you appreciate 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 1/2/2018 and ending 1/23/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 117.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 130.00 ea.

C40218 Pen and Ink, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Doug Garder

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 1/30/2018 and ending 2/20/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 117.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 130.00 ea.

C40718 Intro to Illustration [NEW!], Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds

Learn to bring ideas to life through art. In this class, you will learn about the art of illustration from posters and magazine covers to advertising and graphic design. You will be challenged to express, clarify and illuminate text and ideas as you explore design and illustration concepts. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Drawing experience is highly recommended.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/4/2018 and ending 2/22/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

 

 

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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weeks in advance. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.


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