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FAMILY / MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKSHOPS - SPRING 2023

 
  • FAMILY: Indicates an intergenerational workshop with art activities for adults and children to do together. Children must be accompanied by an adult and adults accompanied by a child.
  • MULTIGENERATIONAL: Indicates a workshop that welcomes students of most ages (see class description for age range).

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D190W23 Art Journal (Ink & Watercolor), 3/7-3/21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Stahl
Skill level: ALL

This multigenerational class introduces you to art journals, an excellent way to capture impressions of a place when you are traveling or even on a backyard nature walk. Get an overview of different styles and formats for an art journal, and see samples of the mixed-media journal pages created by artist Erin Stahl. Then it's time to create your own art journal pages based on a meaningful moment, a special place, or a natural or architectural wonder. Start by sketching in graphite and ink, and then learn some tips for applying watercolor paints to make your sketches come alive. You may even choose to add some written journaling to enhance your storytelling. Returning students may explore other mixed-media materials in addition to watercolor. Students ages 11 and up may register with a registered adult for this multigenerational class experience.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 14 to adult; Ages 11 and up may register with an adult.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/7/2023 and ending 3/21/2023 at 5:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

E190W23 Art Journal (Ink & Watercolor), 4/25 - 5/9, 5;30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Stahl
Skill level: ALL

This multigenerational class introduces you to art journals, an excellent way to capture impressions of a place when you are traveling or even on a backyard nature walk. Get an overview of different styles and formats for an art journal, and see samples of the mixed-media journal pages created by artist Erin Stahl. Then it's time to create your own art journal pages based on a meaningful moment, a special place, or a natural or architectural wonder. Start by sketching in graphite and ink, and then learn some tips for applying watercolor paints to make your sketches come alive. You may even choose to add some written journaling to enhance your storytelling. Returning students may explore other mixed-media materials in addition to watercolor. Students ages 11 and up may register with a registered adult for this multigenerational class experience.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 14 to adult; ages 11 and up may register with an adult
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/25/2023 and ending 5/9/2023 at 5:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

D066W23 Clay Trinket Tray, 3/7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL
Multigenerational Workshop

In this multigenerational workshop, you'll create mini-trays that have an array of uses - from holding your keys to presenting your after-dinner treats. These make great presents for friends and family too! There are many styles of trays to inspire your creation - they can be round, square, leaf-shaped or more. They can be stamped and carved with designs of your choice. You will paint your pottery with a colorful slip to finish. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 7 to adult.
Single class scheduled on 3/7/2023 at 5:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

D072W23 Ceramic Vase, 3/11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL
Multigenerational Workshop

Make your own ceramic vase out of clay. Learn how to create the vase form with one of the popular handbuilding techniques -pinching, coiling or slab making. Once your vase is formed, the surface decoration can begin! Design and decorate your vase with the help of clay carving tools and stamps, clay additions and/or sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") techniques. Your vase will be decorated with colorful slips and underglazes. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class. This is a multigenerational class open to all skill levels from beginners to more experienced potters.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 7 to adult.
Single class scheduled on 3/11/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 59.00 ea.

D064W23 Ceramic Snack Bowl, 3/28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL
Multigenerational Workshop

Join us in the clay studio as we make handbuilt bowls tailored just for you and for your favorite snack food. You will learn handbuilding techniques such as attaching coils of clay, or pinching your clay into a bowl form. Once you have the basic form, then you will add lines, shapes, and interesting designs to the surface using our clay texture tools and stamps. You will paint your pottery with a colorful slip to finish. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 7 to adult.
Single class scheduled on 3/28/2023 at 5:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

D023W23 Jewelry Bash, 4/15, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Jenny Stice
Skill level: ALL
Multigenerational Workshop

In this multigenerational workshop, create your own eye-catching jewelry with assorted beads, wire, and findings. Your wearable art creations will reflect your unique sense of style! For the spring, you will create jewelry that has a metal component. Learn how to bend and shape metal wire to create a necklace or a bracelet. This is a welcoming jewelry-making class open to all experience levels.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 9 to adult.
Single class scheduled on 4/15/2023 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 33.00 ea.

D061W23 Clay Flower Pot, 4/15, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL
Multigenerational Workshop

This multigenerational workshop is for everyone who loves a garden. Create a flower pot that will be perfect for your favorite flower or plant. You will learn handbuilding techniques to build your pot, and then decorate and personalize it to make it your own. Your pot's surface can be carved or embellished to create fanciful garden-inspired designs. You will paint your pottery with colorful slips and underglazes to finish. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 7 to adult.
Single class scheduled on 4/15/2023 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 51.00 ea.

D090W23 Still Life Drawing & Painting, 4/15, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Stahl
Skill level: ALL
Family Workshop

In this family workshop, you will draw a still life and then add watercolor paint to bring your drawing to life. The art center will choose a pleasing composition of still life objects to draw and paint - or you are welcome to bring an object from home that has a special meaning to you. Gain experience drawing an object's contours on paper, before even picking up a paint brush. This is a relaxed drawing and painting class for adults and children to do together.

Enrollment limited to 12; Children with adult, ages 7+. Prices are per person.
Single class scheduled on 4/15/2023 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 33.00 ea.

D091W23 Birch Tree Painting, 4/18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Stahl
Skill level: ALL
Multigenerational Workshop

Let's capture the look and feel of a sun-dappled paperbark birch forest in the spring. In this multigenerational workshop, your forest scene will be painted with acrylic on canvas. Mix the colors of leaves and sky and any spring flowers on your painter's palette. Learn how to handle your brush to create the effects of leafy treetops, forest floor blooms, and the thin papery bark on your birch trees. Your forest scene will come to life before your eyes! Students ages 11 and up may register with a registered adult.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 14 to adult; Ages 11 and up may register with an adult.
Single class scheduled on 4/18/2023 at 5:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 33.00 ea.

D020W23 Weaving Explorations, 4/22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jenny Stice
Skill level: ALL
Multigenerational Workshop

Join us as we experiment with color, texture and pattern in small-scale weavings. Using a simple frame loom, learn how to warp a loom and prepare weft yarn for weaving. The majority of class time will be devoted to weaving with yarn --from cotton to wool to acrylic-blends --representing a rainbow of colors. Once you understand the basics of weaving, you will expand your weaving know-how with techniques to add texture and pattern. This multigenerational class is open to artists who have never woven before as well as those with previous experience weaving.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 10 to adult.
Single class scheduled on 4/22/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 46.00 ea.

D025W23 Fiber Art Creations, 4/22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jenny Stice
Skill level: ALL
Multigenerational Workshop

Join artist Jenny Stice in our studios for an exploration of fiber arts in a fun and engaging way. You'll be treated to a vast array of fleece and felt in a rainbow of colors. Learn basic embroidery stitches to create objects of your choosing - inspired by design, color, shape, or the spring season. The sky's the limit when you combine fiber arts techniques and your imagination. This is a multigenerational class with projects that are accessible for all skill levels.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 8 to adult.
Single class scheduled on 4/22/2023 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 34.00 ea.

E066W23 Amazing Mugs, 4/25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL
Multigenerational Workshop

Create handmade mugs that will amaze your friends and family! These mugs are made to be well-loved and used in the kitchen for your beverage of choice. First you will make the body of the mug with basic handbuilding techniques. Once your mug is formed, you will carve, stamp, and add clay additions to the mug. These can be painted with colorful slips to finish. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 7 to adult.
Single class scheduled on 4/25/2023 at 5:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

E071W23 Clay Fairy House, 5/6, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL
Family Workshop

In this family workshop, you will make a fanciful fairy house perfect for your garden. Some fairies live in toadstool mushrooms; others live in twig forts. Our fairy homes will be crafted out of clay and textured to look like a real mushroom, branch, or another building style of your choice. You will handbuild and sculpt details like windows and doors for your fairy house. Then, decorate and paint your pottery with a colorful slip or underglaze. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 12; Children with adult, ages 5+. Prices are per person.
Single class scheduled on 5/6/2023 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

E067W23 Clay Chia Pets, 5/16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL
Multigenerational Workshop

Make your own chia pet out of clay! Starting with a pinch pot, you will create the body and features of your clay creature. Your miniature creature can be real or imagined. Sample ideas are a turtle, frog, bunny, or hedgehog, to name a few. Learn how to add texture to the surface for your chia seeds to grow. Add finishing touches with colorful slips and underglazes to finish. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class. This is a multigenerational class open to all skill levels from beginners to more experienced potters.

Enrollment limited to 12; Multigenerational class for ages 7 to adult.
Single class scheduled on 5/16/2023 at 5:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 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 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9 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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