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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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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.

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.

D42218 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 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. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/26/2018 and ending 4/16/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

D40518 Intermediate Drawing Studio, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: 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 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 2/26/2018 and ending 4/16/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

D45518 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/27/2018 and ending 4/17/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 221.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 206.00 ea.

D40718 Intro to Illustration [NEW!], Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds

Skill level: ALL
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 3/1/2018 and ending 4/19/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

E42218 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 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. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/23/2018 and ending 6/11/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 204.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 227.00 ea.

E40518 Intermediate Drawing Studio, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: 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 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 4/23/2018 and ending 6/11/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 204.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 227.00 ea.

E45518 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 4/24/2018 and ending 6/12/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 243.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 226.00 ea.

E52718 Illumination Letterforms, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9 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 5/22/2018 and ending 6/12/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 97.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 108.00 ea.

E48918 Illustrative Mapping, Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: William Reynolds

Skill level: ALL
Create an illustrated map of a special trip, your lake cabin, or a life journey. 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.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/26/2018 and ending 6/14/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

D470W18 Feature Focus: Mouths, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill level: ALL

Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. 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. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), graphite pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/10/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

D338W18 Visual Art Overlapping [New/Special], Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: David Feinberg
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Become aware of the endless possibilities that creative overlapping gives to any style of painting and drawing. You'll look at the work of old masters with a concepts presentation from U of MN professor David Feinberg, then try a hands-on drawing project to demonstrate and utilize the concepts. In the afternoon, projects in painting (any medium) will explore the relation of color and shape to creative overlapping. You'll discover the energy, rhythm and sequences, the push-and-pull and expressive tension, that overlapping creates. Request a materials list from the Registrar and bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 18, ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/10/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 110.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 99.00 ea.

D492W18 Feature Focus: Ears, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Audrey Stommes
Skill Level: ALL

Learn to draw realistic looks and expressions one feature at a time. 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. Bring an 11x14-inch drawing paper pad, compressed charcoal (hard), graphite pencil, pencil sharpener and white eraser.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/7/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

E411W18 Portrait Drawing, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 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 6/9/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 78.00 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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