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PAINTING (Watercolors)

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.
 
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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G45117 Contemporary Botanicals II, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: I, AD
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced watercolor painters to pursue individual projects in the American style of botanical painting. Each student will select a botanical subject and develop their painting process through plant selection, process drawings, composition and color and value development with guidance from the instructor. The instructor will introduce painting methods, techniques, design and current literature as needed. There will be an opportunity to explore painting on vellum for interested students. Bring your watercolor supplies and hot-pressed paper. Prerequisite: watercolor painting experience or Contemporary Botanicals I.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/26/2017 and ending 8/16/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

G42517 Advanced Beginner Watercolor, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB
Improve your basic skills and enhance your creative expression in watercolor. This class will focus on lively brushwork, minding values, clean colors and compositional design. Each class will include demonstrations and painting practice with supplied subject matter. Students will explore their own intentions with watercolor and gain confidence in their journey. Bring regular watercolor supplies. A materials list is available from the Registrar if needed. Prerequisite: any beginning level watercolor class.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/26/2017 and ending 8/23/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

G42617 Continuing Watercolor II, Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructors: Suz Galloway / Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: 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 supplies to the first class. Prerequisite: an advanced beginner level watercolor class or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 7/27/2017 and ending 8/24/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

G429W17 Plein Air Watercolor [NEW!], Fridays, August 18 and 25, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Make the most of Minnesota sunshine by painting outside. In this two-day workshop you will visit Noerenberg Gardens and other nearby locations to paint sur le motif or "what the eye actually sees" as described by French Impressionists. Experience how natural sunlight enhances and transforms color as you fully focus on the subject matter. The class will meet at the Art Center with studio space available for inclement weather. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café during the hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 8/18/2017 and ending 8/25/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 126.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 140.00 ea.

A43617 Waterscapes in Watercolor, Mondays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: I, AD
Water is one of the most difficult things to paint, but endlessly fascinating. Focusing on still water, moving water and wave patterns, you will learn a three-step process to reduce a landscape to basic shapes and values, leaving out unnecessary detail and creating a unified and dynamic painting. Elements of basic landscape design, palette selection, paint application and expressive color will be explored as well as techniques to loosen up your watercolor style. Experience with watercolor required. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/2/2017 and ending 10/23/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

A49617 Composition Confidence for Watercolor, Mondays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: ALL
Learn strategies to create stronger, more dynamic paintings. Exercises will encourage experimentation with elements of composition, including value, color, negative space, line, rhythm, balance and movement. You will learn techniques for thinking about the overall structure and organization of your paintings. The focus will be on exploring solutions to compositional problems rather than completing work. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/2/2017 and ending 10/23/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

A42517 Watercolor I: Working from Photos [NEW!], Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB, I
This class is for advanced beginner watercolor artists who want to start working on their own subject matter using photographic reference materials. You'll learn compositional design and develop a point of view for each piece. You will practice simplifying visual elements and value planning to help achieve your vision. Students will receive individual coaching and work at their own pace while applying their core watercolor skills to new works.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
No class on October 18
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/6/2017 and ending 10/25/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 201.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 223.00 ea.

A45117 Contemporary Botanicals II, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: I, AD
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced watercolor painters to pursue individual projects in the American style of botanical painting. Each student will select a botanical subject and develop their painting process through plant selection, process drawings, composition and color and value development with guidance from the instructor. The instructor will introduce painting methods, techniques, design and current literature as needed. Bring your watercolor supplies and hot-pressed paper. Prerequisite: Some watercolor painting experience or Contemporary Botanicals I.

Enrollment limited to 14 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/6/2017 and ending 10/18/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 201.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 223.00 ea.

A42417 Continuing Watercolor III, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
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 supplies to the first class. Prerequisite: Continuing Watercolor II or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/7/2017 and ending 10/26/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

A42617 Continuing Watercolor II, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: 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 supplies to the first class. Prerequisite: Continuing Watercolor I, or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/7/2017 and ending 10/26/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

A44217 Watercolor Unleashed! [NEW!], Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Use bold, blended-wet techniques to create beautiful florals and atmospheric landscapes. This class will celebrate the fluidity and spontaneity of watercolor. Each session will include demonstrations and expressive painting practice from supplied subject matter. Bring your regular watercolor supplies. A materials list is available from the Registrar if needed.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/7/2017 and ending 10/5/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

B42717 Color Confidence Watercolor, Mondays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: ALL
Learn to mix clean, vibrant color without fear or hesitation in this confidence building watercolor class. Explore concepts of color value, intensity and temperature and practice color mixing and application. We'll move beyond basic color theory and explore structured color schemes, strengthening color knowledge. You will learn strategies to paint for greater visual impact. We'll focus on quick color sketch exercises to understand concepts rather than completed paintings. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/30/2017 and ending 12/18/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

B47117 Color by Design Watercolor, Mondays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: I, AD
Boldly continue your exploration of color in this next-step class from Color Confidence. In this advanced color theory class, you will use your knowledge about paints, paper and application to paint without restriction and express a personal vision through your choice of color and design. Prerequisite: Color Confidence. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/30/2017 and ending 12/18/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

B44417 Winter Landscapes (and Snow!) [NEW!], Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: AB, I
This class will focus on winter landscapes with exercises and demonstrations using various watercolor techniques. This is a great class for Continuing Watercolor I and II students to brush up on saving the whites on your paper. You will complete at least one small painting each week. Bring enthusiasm and your regular watercolor supplies including a sturdy board for painting, 140 lb. cold press paper, paints, brushes and paper towels. Additional supplies will be discussed at the first class.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/14/2017 and ending 12/12/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

B42117 Watercolor from the Beginning [Core Class], Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: B
Learn the unique techniques of watercolor in this class designed for the first-time watercolor artist and those wishing for a basic refresher course. You will be introduced to watercolor materials, methods and color mixing. Each class will begin with a new topic and demonstration, followed by a project designed to reinforce the presented skills. This will be a fun, hands-on class that will hook you on the art of watercolor. Some materials provided. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/14/2017 and ending 12/12/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 168.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 184.00 ea.

B42517 Watercolor I: Working from Photos [NEW!], Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB, I
This class is for advanced beginner watercolor artists who want to start working on their own subject matter using photographic reference materials. You'll learn compositional design and develop a point of view for each piece. You will practice simplifying visual elements and value planning to help achieve your vision. Students will receive individual coaching and work at their own pace while applying their core watercolor skills to new works.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/1/2017 and ending 12/20/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

B45117 Contemporary Botanicals II, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: I, AD
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced watercolor painters to pursue individual projects in the American style of botanical painting. Each student will select a botanical subject and develop their painting process through plant selection, process drawings, composition and color and value development with guidance from the instructor. The instructor will introduce painting methods, techniques, design and current literature as needed. Bring your watercolor supplies and hot-pressed paper. Prerequisite: Some watercolor painting experience or Contemporary Botanicals I.

Enrollment limited to 14 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/15/2017 and ending 12/13/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

B43317 Advanced Beginner Watercolor Techniques [NEW!], Wednesdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB
Improve your basic skills and enhance your creative expression in watercolor. This class will focus on useful skills such as glazing, managing lost and found edges, negative painting, adding textures and lively brushwork. Each class will include demonstrations and painting practice with supplied subject matter. Bring regular watercolor supplies. A materials list is available from the Registrar if needed. Prerequisite: any beginning level watercolor class.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/1/2017 and ending 11/22/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

B42317 Gesture and Mood in Watercolor, Wednesdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Make a splash as you explore how to loosen up to add movement and spontaneity to your watercolor paintings. This is a chance for you to relax, experiment and enliven your paintings with bold brushstrokes, color and form. Each session will include demonstrations and painting practice with supplied subject matter. Bring your regular watercolor supplies. A materials list is available from the Registrar if needed.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/29/2017 and ending 12/20/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

B42417 Continuing Watercolor III, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
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 supplies to the first class. Prerequisite: Continuing Watercolor II or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
No class on November 23
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/2/2017 and ending 12/21/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 201.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 223.00 ea.

B42617 Continuing Watercolor II, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: 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 supplies to the first class. Prerequisite: Continuing Watercolor I, or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
No class on November 23
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/2/2017 and ending 12/21/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 201.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 223.00 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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