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

SUMMER 2022

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G49722 Abstract Painting, Monday, 9 a.m. - 12:00 noon (Sold Out)
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 7/25/2022 and ending 8/22/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

G42422 Watercolor III: Studio, Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MCFTA Faculty
Skill level: I, AD

Be inspired by working with a different instructor each week! Julie Allen, Jim Turner, Sonja Hutchinson, Georgia Kandiko, and Fred Dingler will share their talents with you - see where a new perspective can take your work! In this intermediate to advanced studio format class, each artist will be working on an individual project. Subject matter may include still lifes, 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 7/25/2022 and ending 8/22/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

G42622 Watercolor II: Refining Skills, Monday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Faculty
Skill level: I

Be inspired by working with a different instructor each week! Julie Allen, Jim Turner, Sonja Hutchinson, Georgia Kandiko, and Fred Dingler will share their talents with you - see where a new perspective can take your work! 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 7/25/2022 and ending 8/22/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

F41422 Intermediate/Advanced Painting Studio, Tuesday, 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 6/21/2022 and ending 7/19/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

G41422 Intermediate/Advanced Painting Studio, Tuesday, 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 7/26/2022 and ending 8/23/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

F47522 Pastel Landscape, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
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 11
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/21/2022 and ending 7/19/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

G41522 Beginning/Intermediate Painting Studio, Tuesday, 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 7/26/2022 and ending 8/23/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

F44322 Botanical Art: Early Summer Garden, Tuesday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Kathy Creger
Skill level: ALL

Learn to create accurate and artistic representations of plants and flowers, using the early summer garden 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 6/21/2022 and ending 7/19/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

G44322 Botanical Art: Late Summer Garden, Tuesday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Kathy Creger
Skill level: ALL

Learn to create accurate and artistic representations of plants and flowers, using the late summer garden 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 7/26/2022 and ending 8/23/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

F42522 Watercolor I & II: Working from Photos, Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I

This class is for advanced beginner and intermediate 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
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/22/2022 and ending 7/20/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

G42522 Watercolor I & II: Working from Photos, Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I

This class is for advanced beginner and intermediate 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
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/27/2022 and ending 8/24/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

F40322 Painting Stories, Wednesday, 12:30 - 3:30 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 6/22/2022 and ending 7/20/2022 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

F43322 Waterworks: Expressive Watercolor, Wednesday, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB

This class is for advanced beginning students who want to expand their skills and develop more confidence with watercolor. We will explore a variety of charging, glazing, and pouring techniques, practice color mixing and build core skills during the session. Bring your own watercolor supplies or reference Sonja's materials list on our website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/22/2022 and ending 7/20/2022 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

G43322 Waterworks: Expressive Watercolor, Wednesday, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB

This class is for advanced beginning students who want to expand their skills and develop more confidence with watercolor. We will explore a variety of charging, glazing, and pouring techniques, practice color mixing and build core skills during the session. Bring your own watercolor supplies or reference Sonja's materials list on our website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/27/2022 and ending 8/24/2022 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

F454W22 Creating Depth in Watercolor, Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dan Mondloch
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Take your painting to a deeper level! Contrasting light washes of color against darker values, softening colors and details to suggest distance, and even the order in which paint layers are added can contribute to the illusion of depth in our paintings. Learn how to use these techniques to amplify the sense of depth and space in your watercolors. Bring your watercolor supplies, and a lunch for the half hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/11/2022 and ending 7/18/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

F446W22 Watercolor Travel Journal, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
James Turner
Skill level: ALL

This workshop is for painters of all levels who want to try or improve their travel journaling. We all know how much better a painting is than a photo for remembering a place or experience, but we often don’t have the time or ambition to capture each event in a painting. This course will help take away some of the anxiety of journaling, and give some practical hints for capturing a travel experience in a memorable way, incorporating drawing, painting, and writing. Bring lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/21/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

F430W22 Two-Day Workshop: Freeing Abstraction!, Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Genie Castro
Skill level: ALL

Are you drawn to abstract art, but unsure of how to begin developing an image or deploying color? Need some new ideas, or just a good push into the middle of your next canvas? Ready to try working flat instead of using an easel? Develop more confidence in creating non-objective compositions during this two-day workshop with Genie Castro, whose work is known for its bold sense of color and form. She'll offer tips to get you started and individual attention as your painting takes shape. Bring your own painting materials.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 7/21/2022 and ending 7/22/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

F433W22 Big Bold Blooms!, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Scale up your watercolors with big bold blooms! We'll use wet-into-wet watercolor to create soft petal forms and build up strong values with glazing. Reference materials will be provided and key steps of the painting process will be demonstrated. See Sonja's supply list on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/15/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

G437W22 Creating Collages with an Artistic Voice, Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This 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 on the website. Bring a lunch for the hour-long break.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/5/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

G433W22 Abstract Florals, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Paint abstract florals bursting with light and energy! Using a process of simplification, each student will create their own unique piece. Starting with flower forms that inspire us, we'll repeat shapes, adding texture, line, and color to develop each painting. Compositional tips and image references will be provided along with demonstrations of key steps in the process. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. See Sonja's materials list on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/5/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.

G439W22 Color Workshop for Painters, Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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 15
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/19/2022 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

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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. 

 

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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.
   
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