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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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CS40AM17 Sampler Saturday: Drawing, Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Art Center Faculty
Skill level: All
Everyone can learn to draw! Here's your chance to explore drawing techniques and learn fundamentals in an enjoyable two-hour event. Overcome inhibitions with creative exercises to fill the paper, increase skill and build confidence for a more in-depth drawing class. All materials included.

Enrollment limited to 14 / Ages 16 and above
Single class scheduled on 2/18/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 23.00 ea.

D42217 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
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/27/2017 and ending 4/17/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

D40117 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 2/28/2017 and ending 3/28/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

D45517 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 2/28/2017 and ending 4/18/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 213.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

D41817 Illustrator's Guide to Picture Books [NEW!], Thursdays, 6:30 - 9 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 3/2/2017 and ending 4/20/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 191.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 212.00 ea.

D399W17 Finding A Fresh Approach [NEW!], Wednesday, March 8, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Nelson
Skill Level: ALL
If you can awaken inside the familiar and discover it new you need never leave home.--Ted Kooser
In this one-day workshop we will explore our familiar surroundings with a fresh perspective and practice applying it to our art making. You will be guided through a series of exploratory exercises and a larger project, and leave with sketches, studies, a more considered piece and a wellspring of ideas for future work. Bring any medium of your choice (pencils, charcoal, pastels, ink, watercolor, acrylic or oil paint), several small surfaces for quick studies, and at least one larger paper or canvas. Bring a bag lunch or eat in the Art Center Café. Some drawing or painting experience helpful but not required. Instructor will send an easy pre-workshop assignment one week in advance.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/8/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

D489W17 Illustrative Mapping [NEW!], Saturdays, March 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. 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. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/11/2017 and ending 3/18/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

DS40AM17 Sampler Saturday: Drawing, Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Art Center Faculty
Skill Level: B
Everyone can learn to draw! Here's your chance to explore drawing techniques and learn fundamentals in an enjoyable two-hour event. Overcome inhibitions with creative exercises to fill the paper, increase skill and build confidence for a more in-depth drawing class. All materials included.

Enrollment limited to 14 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/15/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 23.00 ea.

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, 6:30 - 9 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/27/2017 and ending 6/15/2017 at 6:30PM
 
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.

 

 

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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Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 16, 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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