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PAINTING (WATERCOLORS, Acrylics, Oils, Pastels, and Mixed Media)

 FALL 2022

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A090W22 Painting the Fall Colors / 9/24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Stahl
Skill level: ALL

In this family workshop, you will paint a natural landscape with tempera or acrylic on canvas. The landscape painting will be inspired by the fall season. Learn how to handle your brush to create the effects of leafy treetops ablaze against blue skies, fall garden harvests or more. Explore color mixing on your paint palette and directly on canvas.

Enrollment limited to 12.
Family workshop
Children with adult, ages 7+. Prices are per person.

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.
Single class scheduled on 9/24/2022 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 33.00 ea.

A195W22 Mixed-Media Painting (Watercolor) / 10/8-10/15, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Stahl
Skill level: ALL

In this multigenerational class, create artwork that combines watercolor painting and pen & ink drawing. Build your skill set selecting and mixing a color palette, handling brushes, and experimenting with watercolor painting techniques. Sample projects include landscape and/or still life paintings layered with pen & ink drawings or atmospheric washes. This class is open to all painting levels and encourages a sense of play and experimentation. Materials provided for class. 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 a registered adult.

Multigenerational: Indicates a workshop that welcomes students from a larger age range (see class description for age range).

Interested in a Fall I & II 2022 painting class for kids? Please see our class listings in the "Children & Teens" class page!
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 10/8/2022 and ending 10/15/2022 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 65.00 ea.

B190W22 Art Journal (Ink & Watercolor) / 11/1-11/15, 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 a registered adult.

Multigenerational: Indicates a workshop that welcomes students from a larger age range (see class description for age range).

Interested in a Fall I & II 2022 painting class for kids? Please see our class listings in the "Children & Teens" class page!
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/1/2022 and ending 11/15/2022 at 5:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

B090W22 Still Life Drawing and Painting / 11/19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Stahl
Skill level: ALL

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.
Family workshop
Children with adult, ages 7+. Prices are per person.

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.
Single class scheduled on 11/19/2022 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 33.00 ea.

B195W22 Mixed-Media Painting (Acrylic) / 12/3-12/10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Stahl
Skill level: ALL

In this multigenerational class, create artwork that combines drawing, acrylic painting and collage. Build your skill set selecting and mixing a color palette, handling brushes, and experimenting with acrylic painting techniques. Sample projects include a landscape and/or still life painting with bold applications of paint and mixed-media additions. Add visual interest and texture to your canvas with mixed-media materials such as oil pastels and/or paper and cloth collage. Materials are provided for class. 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 a registered adult.

Multigenerational: Indicates a workshop that welcomes students from a larger age range (see class description for age range).

Interested in a Fall I & II 2022 painting class for kids? Please see our class listings in the "Children & Teens" class page!
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 12/3/2022 and ending 12/10/2022 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 65.00 ea.

B484W22 Workshop: Fantasy Art, Saturday, December 10. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Leo Winstead
Skill level; AB, I, AD

Try your hand at fantasy illustration! You'll select a subject to work from, with reference materials provided as required, and be guided through each step from initial sketch to final rendering on board or canvas. We'll cover creating a dynamic composition, creating a mood through color and lighting, the sketching process, and transferring the sketch for underpainting and the final rendering. We'll also look at some examples for inspiration and talk about the history of fantasy art within the larger field of illustration. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. See materials list on website.

Enrollment limited to 14
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/10/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

B444W22 Creating Antique Patinas in Watercolor, Friday, December 9, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Learn techniques to create beautiful weathered patinas through a combination of wet-into-wet paint application, carved out lights, molded edges and glazing finishes. The earthy effects you'll create will make paintings come alive and inspire new approaches for painting rocky scenes, sculptures, figures and buildings. Reference materials will be supplied. Bring regular watercolor supplies, one to two quarter sheets of Arches 140# cold press watercolor paper (11"x15") and raw umber paint. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment Limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/9/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

B494W22-A Landscape Painting One-Day Workshop, Thursday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Combs
Skill level: ALL

Starting with an instructor-selected photo, you will be led step by step through the painting process. You'll gain a better understanding of how the instructor thinks through the painting process. Although the whole class works from the same original image, you’ll be amazed by how different each student's finished painting will look. This class is designed to be fun and relaxing. Suggested materials list on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/17/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

B438W22 Encaustic Painting: Working with Wax, Friday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jodi Reeb
Skill level: ALL

In this exciting, one-day experience you will learn encaustic techniques (molten beeswax painting). A brief history and description of encaustic painting will be shared as well as basic supplies and tools, safety, preparation of supports including the application of grounds, fusing techniques and paint application. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated such as wax image transfers, mixing your own paint, creating texture and working with masks and stencils. The majority of time will be spent painting. Previous participants may work on individual projects with instructor guidance. All levels welcome. Price includes $35 materials fee. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/11/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 113.00 ea.

B439W22 Color Workshop for Painters, Saturday, December 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

Painters of all levels: make your paintings more powerful and effective by gaining a better understanding of color in this six hour workshop. Explore the dynamics and use of color in two-dimensional art in this collaborative, hands-on workshop! Study color theory, using a color wheel, emotional and manipulative powers of color, how to mix acrylic paints, color recipes, how to make a color chart, and more. Class handout includes information on color theory, palette arrangement, color formulas and recipes. Materials list on website. Bring a lunch for the hour-long break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/10/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

A439W22 Color Workshop for Painters, Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

Painters of all levels: make your paintings more powerful and effective by gaining a better understanding of color in this six hour workshop. Explore the dynamics and use of color in two-dimensional art in this collaborative, hands-on workshop! Study color theory, using a color wheel, emotional and manipulative powers of color, how to mix acrylic paints, color recipes, how to make a color chart, and more. Class handout includes information on color theory, palette arrangement, color formulas and recipes. Materials list on website. Bring a lunch for the hour-long break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/22/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

A481W22 Landscape Painting 2-Day Workshop, Thursday-Friday, October 13-14, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Combs
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Treat yourself to two days of painting! Michele will address the importance of choosing an image, thumbnail sketches, simplifying composition, underpainting, paint application, focal point, and color. Individualized instruction to strengthen your artistry. Work on one painting in the morning and another in the afternoon to maintain a fresh eye! Bring lots of photos for composition options. See materials list on the website. Bring a lunch each day for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/13/2022 and ending 10/14/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.

B437W22 Creating Collages with an Artistic Voice, Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This one day, six-hour, workshop is an opportunity to explore and learn the dynamic of designing and making collages. In the morning, the instructor, Jon Neuse, will walk you through the steps of putting a collage together. The workshop is constructed so you can learn from your instructor and the other participants. The afternoon is set up for you to focus on making your own collage(s). A materials list is available on the website. Bring a lunch for the hour-long break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/12/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

A437W22 Creating Collages with an Artistic Voice, Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This one day, six-hour, workshop is an opportunity to explore and learn the dynamic of designing and making collages. In the morning, the instructor, Jon Neuse, will walk you through the steps of putting a collage together. The workshop is constructed so you can learn from your instructor and the other participants. The afternoon is set up for you to focus on making your own collage(s). A materials list is available on the website. Bring a lunch for the hour-long break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/1/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

A49722 Abstract Painting, Mondays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This course is an exploration of abstract painting in acrylic or oil with an emphasis on the formal principles of art that are vital to balanced compositions. You will expand your knowledge and use of those principles as you develop your personal style. Students work at their own pace on a series of abstract paintings with friendly critiques and individual guidance. New students, please use the materials list on our website.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/12/2022 and ending 10/24/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

B49722 Abstract Painting, Mondays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This course is an exploration of abstract painting in acrylic or oil with an emphasis on the formal principles of art that are vital to balanced compositions. You will expand your knowledge and use of those principles as you develop your personal style. Students work at their own pace on a series of abstract paintings with friendly critiques and individual guidance. New students, please use the materials list on our website.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/31/2022 and ending 12/19/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

A42422 Watercolor III: Studio, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Art Center Faculty
Skill level: I, AD

In this intermediate to advanced studio format class, each artist will be working on an individual project. Subject matter may include still life set ups, photographic reference material, imaginative images or abstraction. Individual critiques and instruction will help guide students in their personal artistic journeys. Bring regular watercolor supplies. Prerequisite: Watercolor II or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/12/2022 and ending 10/24/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

B42422 Watercolor III: Studio, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Art Center Faculty
Skill level: I, AD

In this intermediate to advanced studio format class, each artist will be working on an individual project. Subject matter may include still life set ups, photographic reference material, imaginative images or abstraction. Individual critiques and instruction will help guide students in their personal artistic journeys. Bring regular watercolor supplies. Prerequisite: Watercolor II or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/31/2022 and ending 12/19/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

A42622 Watercolor II: Refining Skills, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Art Center Faculty
Skill level: I, ADI

Continue developing skills and personal expression in a course that encourages exploration while increasing familiarity with watercolor techniques through instructor demonstration. General emphasis will be on individual confidence and growth. Bring watercolor supplies to the first class. Prerequisite: an AB level watercolor class or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/12/2022 and ending 10/24/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

B42622 Watercolor II: Refining Skills, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Art Center Faculty
Skill level: I, ADI

Continue developing skills and personal expression in a course that encourages exploration while increasing familiarity with watercolor techniques through instructor demonstration. General emphasis will be on individual confidence and growth. Bring watercolor supplies to the first class. Prerequisite: an AB level watercolor class or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/31/2022 and ending 12/19/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

A41422 Intermediate/Advanced Painting Studio, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dorothy Odland
Skill level: I, AD

Understand more about the process of making art and developing personal style using oil, acrylic or watercolor. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/6/2022 and ending 10/25/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

B41422 Intermediate/Advanced Painting Studio, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dorothy Odland
Skill level: I, AD

Understand more about the process of making art and developing personal style using oil, acrylic or watercolor. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/1/2022 and ending 12/20/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

A47522 Pastel Landscape, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Arthur Weeks
Skill level: AB, I, AD

The focus of this class is to understand pastels and help you find, trust and enrich your own artistic voice through this wonderful medium. Study the techniques of master artists to learn how value, composition, style and color turn into great works of art. Discover the luminosity of this pure pigment and capture the spirit of pastels. Learn how quickly you can lay down a sketch - a major benefit of the pastel medium! A materials list is on our website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/6/2022 and ending 10/11/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 213.00 ea.

B47522 Pastel Landscape, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Arthur Weeks
Skill level: AB, I, AD

The focus of this class is to understand pastels and help you find, trust and enrich your own artistic voice through this wonderful medium. Study the techniques of master artists to learn how value, composition, style and color turn into great works of art. Discover the luminosity of this pure pigment and capture the spirit of pastels. Learn how quickly you can lay down a sketch - a major benefit of the pastel medium! A materials list is on our website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/1/2022 and ending 12/20/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

A41522 Beginning/Intermediate Painting Studio, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Dorothy Odland
Skill level: B, AB, I

Learn the basics or brush up on rusty skills. Work in oil, acrylic or watercolor to explore color and personal style. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/6/2022 and ending 10/25/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

B41522 Beginning/Intermediate Painting Studio, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Dorothy Odland
Skill level: B, AB, I

Learn the basics or brush up on rusty skills. Work in oil, acrylic or watercolor to explore color and personal style. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/1/2022 and ending 12/20/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

A44322 Botanical Art: Farmers Market Autumn Finds, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Kathy Creger
Skill level: ALL

Learn to create accurate and artistic representations of fall plants, flowers, and vines using the abundance of the autumn farmers market as your source for inspiration and subject matter. We'll practice the careful observation and rendering of the lines, values, and textures of your subject to bring your painting to life! Bring your drawing and/or watercolor painting materials and hot-pressed paper to work on.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/20/2022 and ending 10/18/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 177.00 ea.

B44322 Botanical Art: Farmers Market Autumn Finds, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Kathy Creger
Skill level: ALL

Learn to create accurate and artistic representations of fall plants, flowers, and vines using the abundance of the autumn farmers market as your source for inspiration and subject matter. We'll practice the careful observation and rendering of the lines, values, and textures of your subject to bring your painting to life! Bring your drawing and/or watercolor painting materials and hot-pressed paper to work on.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/8/2022 and ending 12/6/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 177.00 ea.

A42522 Watercolor I: Working from Photos, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I

This class is for advanced beginner watercolor artists who are ready to work on their own subject matter using photographic reference materials. You will work to capture the essence of your subject by clarifying your point of view, working out your compositional design, simplifying elements and planning your lighting. Students will receive individual support and work at their own pace while applying core watercolor skills to create their own body of work. Bring regular watercolor supplies, or use Sonja's general materials list on our website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
No class on September 28, October 5
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/7/2022 and ending 10/26/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 213.00 ea.

B42522 Watercolor I: Working from Photos, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I

This class is for advanced beginner watercolor artists who are ready to work on their own subject matter using photographic reference materials. You will work to capture the essence of your subject by clarifying your point of view, working out your compositional design, simplifying elements and planning your lighting. Students will receive individual support and work at their own pace while applying core watercolor skills to create their own body of work. Bring regular watercolor supplies, or use Sonja's general materials list on our website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
No class on November 23
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/2/2022 and ending 12/21/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

A40322 Painting Stories, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Barbara Lidfors
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Picasso once said, "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary!" In other words, a well-composed and artfully painted picture can also tell a meaningful, personal story. It can express how you experience the world, what is meaningful and significant to you in your daily journeys. In this class for painters of all levels, we will review basic painting concepts and use them to compose personal narratives in a realistic or abstractly expressive style. Bring your own oil and/or acrylic paints, brushes and painting surfaces to the first class. Additionally, bring personal reference photos or drawing ideas as points of departure for your artwork.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/7/2022 and ending 10/26/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

B40322 Painting Stories, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Barbara Lidfors
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Picasso once said, "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary!" In other words, a well-composed and artfully painted picture can also tell a meaningful, personal story. It can express how you experience the world, what is meaningful and significant to you in your daily journeys. In this class for painters of all levels, we will review basic painting concepts and use them to compose personal narratives in a realistic or abstractly expressive style. Bring your own oil and/or acrylic paints, brushes and painting surfaces to the first class. Additionally, bring personal reference photos or drawing ideas as points of departure for your artwork.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/2/2022 and ending 12/21/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

A43322 Watercolor Studio: Refining Skills, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I

Continue developing skills and personal expression in a course that encourages exploration while increasing familiarity with watercolor techniques through instructor demonstration. General emphasis will be on individual confidence and growth. Bring watercolor supplies to the first class, or see Sonja's materials list on the website. Prerequisite: an AB level watercolor class or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
No class on September 28, October 5
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/7/2022 and ending 10/26/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 213.00 ea.

B43322 Watercolor Studio: Refining Skills, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I

Continue developing skills and personal expression in a course that encourages exploration while increasing familiarity with watercolor techniques through instructor demonstration. General emphasis will be on individual confidence and growth. Bring watercolor supplies to the first class, or see Sonja's materials list on the website. Prerequisite: an AB level watercolor class or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
No class on November 23
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/2/2022 and ending 12/21/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

A42022 Watercolor Foundations (Core Class), Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Arthur Weeks
Skill level: B, AB

Just starting out with watercolor and want some help finding your way? Curious about the possibilities? Through demonstrations, exercises, and artistic experiments designed to introduce you to this delightful medium, learn fundamental watercolor techniques such as brush handling, color mixing, glazing, wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry, and tonal value studies. Emphasis will be on making discoveries, learning techniques and developing confidence. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 14
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/8/2022 and ending 10/13/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 213.00 ea.

B42022 Watercolor Foundations (Core Class), Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Arthur Weeks
Skill level: B, AB

Just starting out with watercolor and want some help finding your way? Curious about the possibilities? Through demonstrations, exercises, and artistic experiments designed to introduce you to this delightful medium, learn fundamental watercolor techniques such as brush handling, color mixing, glazing, wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry, and tonal value studies. Emphasis will be on making discoveries, learning techniques and developing confidence. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 14
Ages 16 and up
No class on November 24
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/3/2022 and ending 12/22/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

A49222 Painterly Abstraction, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Sarah Wieben
Skill level: I, AD

How do you create an abstract painting that's painterly in its brushstroke and use of color, visually compelling and, ultimately, successful? Where do you start? We'll address those questions by examining some of the concepts behind abstract painting, develop some jumping-off points for how to begin, learn techniques to develop your work in progress and discuss approaches to determining a painting's success and completion. Bring your own supplies to work either in oil or acrylic paint. This class will include painting demonstrations, peer critiques and plenty of helpful guidance.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/8/2022 and ending 10/27/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

B49222 Painterly Abstraction, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Sarah Wieben
Skill level: I, AD

How do you create an abstract painting that's painterly in its brushstroke and use of color, visually compelling and, ultimately, successful? Where do you start? We'll address those questions by examining some of the concepts behind abstract painting, develop some jumping-off points for how to begin, learn techniques to develop your work in progress and discuss approaches to determining a painting's success and completion. Bring your own supplies to work either in oil or acrylic paint. This class will include painting demonstrations, peer critiques and plenty of helpful guidance.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
No class on November 24
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/3/2022 and ending 12/22/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

A46222 Plein Air Painting, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Scott Lloyd Anderson
Skill level: AB, I, AD

You're outdoors, you're making art, it's social, and it's challenging enough to get your juices going - there's a reason it's called "The New Golf." Learn simple, time-honored approaches to simplify a scene and capture a sense of the light that day. Most important, this class will teach you that plein air painting is really about learning how to see: seeing space, seeing subtle value relationships, and seeing color. Bring your own painting supplies. Suggested materials list on website. Locations will be close to MCFTA, progressing to spots around the western metro.

Enrollment limited to 14
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/15/2022 and ending 10/27/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

B45922 Beginning Oil Painting, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Scott Lloyd Anderson
Skill level: B

Oils have a workability unlike other painting mediums. They also feel connected to art history. Learn the basics of the medium: how they work, feel, and react to other colors and substrates. How they can be applied to a surface, with brush, knife, or finger (with a glove on!). We won't be painting masterpieces (just yet), but we'll be playing a lot, mixing colors and developing a feeling for how paint comes off your brush, and how you make marks. See materials list on website.

Enrollment limited to 14
Ages 16 and up
No class on November 24
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/3/2022 and ending 12/22/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

A44422 Painting from Photos (Oils/Acrylics), Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Scott Lloyd Anderson
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Or "How Not To Paint from Photos!" We paint from life when we can, but painting from a photo is something we all do - even dedicated plein air painters. We'll explore how the eyes sees vs. how the camera sees, different kinds of references (useless versus useful), interpreting a photo instead of copying it, how to take a photograph specifically for use as a painting reference. Bring your own painting supplies. Suggested materials list on website. Oils (or water-solubles) preferred, but acrylic painters will find the class useful too.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/15/2022 and ending 10/27/2022 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

B44422 Painting from Photos (Oils/Acrylics), Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Scott Lloyd Anderson
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Or "How Not To Paint from Photos!" We paint from life when we can, but painting from a photo is something we all do - even dedicated plein air painters. We'll explore how the eyes sees vs. how the camera sees, different kinds of references (useless versus useful), interpreting a photo instead of copying it, how to take a photograph specifically for use as a painting reference. Bring your own painting supplies. Suggested materials list on website. Oils (or water-solubles) preferred, but acrylic painters will find the class useful too.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
No class on November 24
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/3/2022 and ending 12/22/2022 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

A49022 Principles of Oil Painting - All Levels, Fridays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Dan Petrov
Skill level: ALL

Beginners learn the basic techniques of oil painting, intermediates brush up on their skills, and advanced students can take their paintings to a higher level with some new techniques! Learn how to select your color palette, how, when and why to use mediums, and much more. Dan will demonstrate each technique and method so you'll see and understand it before working on your own project. See Dan's general materials list on the website.

Enrollment limited to 10
Ages 16 and up
No class on October 7
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/9/2022 and ending 10/28/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

B41322 Renaissance and Flemish Oil Painting Method, Fridays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Dan Petrov
Skill level: ALL

Learn a method of layering paint that Flemish and Renaissance masters used. Layer by layer you'll develop the form, distinctive values, gradation of edges and the development of half-tones and highlights. Great for both beginners and intermediate to advanced students who would like to learn this traditional process for creating artwork that has both depth and complexity. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 10
Ages 16 and up
No class on November 25
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/4/2022 and ending 12/23/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 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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