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PAINTING (Watercolors)

*Please note that all Early Registration and New Student Discounts can only be processed by registering in person, or by phone. Discounts cannot be applied through our online registration process and discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 

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F42118 Watercolor from the Beginning Part A, 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. Class price includes a starter palette and materials for the first day. Request a list of additional things to bring.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/19/2018 and ending 7/17/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 171.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 187.00 ea.

F45118 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. There will be an opportunity to explore painting on vellum for interested students. Bring your watercolor supplies and hot press paper. Prerequisite: watercolor painting experience or Contemporary Botanicals I.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/20/2018 and ending 7/18/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 117.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.

F48018 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 15; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/20/2018 and ending 7/18/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 117.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.

F42418 Continuing Watercolor III, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Suz Galloway, Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: I, AD

In this intermediate to advanced open studio format class, each artist will be working on an individual project. Subject matter may include still life setups, 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 6/21/2018 and ending 7/19/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

F42618 Continuing Watercolor II, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: 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 6/21/2018 and ending 7/19/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

G42118 Watercolor from the Beginning Part B, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: B, AB

Continue to 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. This is a continuation from Watercolor from the Beginning Part A. Students who were not registered for Part A will need a basic understanding of watercolor painting and instructor's permission to join.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 7/24/2018 and ending 8/21/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

G45118 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. 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 7/25/2018 and ending 8/22/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

G44418 Advanced Beginner Watercolor: Water and Skies [New], Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB

Build your confidence and learn to create luminious water and skies. You'll gain control of hard and soft edges as well as learn color mixing techniques to add dramatic effects. All sessions include demonstrations and painting practice with supplied subject matter. Bring your regular watercolor paints, brushes and paper or request the Beginning Watercolor list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/25/2018 and ending 8/22/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.

G48018 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 15; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/25/2018 and ending 8/22/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

G42418 Continuing Watercolor III, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway, Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: I, AD

In this intermediate to advanced open studio format class, each artist will be working on an individual project. Subject matter may include still life setups, 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 7/26/2018 and ending 8/23/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

G42618 Continuing Watercolor II, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: 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 7/26/2018 and ending 8/23/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

F433W18-A Watercolor Techniques: Glazing & Reflective Light, Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Allen
Skill Level: AB

Designed for the advanced beginner watercolor student, these four workshops will focus on techniques essential to watercolor painting. Learn to create and build glowing watercolors with Julie Allen in "Glazing and Reflective Light." Discover ways to enliven the surface characteristics of your watercolor paintings in "Textures" with Sonja Hutchinson. Develop your negative space seeing skills and focus on shapes and spaces with Cathy Hearding in "Negative Space." Explore the soft edges and blending effects of "Wet-into-Wet" with Georgia Kandiko. Take one or all to improve your watercolor skills!

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/20/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

F433W18-B Watercolor Techniques: Texture [NEW!], Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB

Designed for the advanced beginner watercolor student, these four workshops will focus on techniques essential to watercolor painting. Learn to create and build glowing watercolors with Julie Allen in "Glazing and Reflective Light." Discover ways to enliven the surface characteristics of your watercolor paintings in "Textures" with Sonja Hutchinson. Develop your negative space seeing skills and focus on shapes and spaces with Cathy Hearding in "Negative Space." Explore the soft edges and blending effects of "Wet-into-Wet" with Georgia Kandiko. Take one or all to improve your watercolor skills!

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

F423W18 Birch Trees in Watercolor {NEW!], Friday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: AB, I

Birch trees with their snow white bark and golden leaves are fun to paint in any season. You will explore watercolor techniques such as working wet-into-wet, scraping, masking, flicking paint, and negative painting as you create different views of these magical trees. Bring your regular watercolor supplies and a full sheet of Arches 140# cold press paper. Request a supply list if you wish to see what Georgia uses.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/29/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.

F433W18-C Watercolor Techniques: Negative Space [NEW!], Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: AB

Designed for the advanced beginner watercolor student, these four workshops will focus on techniques essential to watercolor painting. Learn to create and build glowing watercolors with Julie Allen in "Glazing and Reflective Light." Discover ways to enliven the surface characteristics of your watercolor paintings in "Textures" with Sonja Hutchinson. Develop your negative space seeing skills and focus on shapes and spaces with Cathy Hearding in "Negative Space." Explore the soft edges and blending effects of "Wet-into-Wet" with Georgia Kandiko. Take one or all to improve your watercolor skills!

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/11/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

F433W18-D Watercolor Techniques: Wet-into-Wet [NEW!], Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB

Designed for the advanced beginner watercolor student, these four workshops will focus on techniques essential to watercolor painting. Learn to create and build glowing watercolors with Julie Allen in "Glazing and Reflective Light." Discover ways to enliven the surface characteristics of your watercolor paintings in "Textures" with Sonja Hutchinson. Develop your negative space seeing skills and focus on shapes and spaces with Cathy Hearding in "Negative Space." Explore the soft edges and blending effects of "Wet-into-Wet" with Georgia Kandiko. Take one or all to improve your watercolor skills!

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 7/18/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

G429W18 Plein Air Watercolor, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Make the most of Minnesota sunshine by painting outside. In this three-day short course, 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.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/25/2018 and ending 8/8/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 117.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 105.00 ea.

G485W18 Underwater World in Watercolor, Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: AB, I

Learn to paint an underwater scene and capture luminous effects with transparent watercolors. Starting wet-into-wet then charging in color, lifting and modeling shapes, you will create a dreamy seascape with underwater creatures of your choosing. Creating a strong composition emphasizing values will be discussed and demonstrated. Reference materials will be available, but bring your own if you have them, along with your regular watercolor supplies and a full sheet of Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Request a supply list if you wish to see what Georgia uses.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/13/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.

G417W18 A World of Birds in Watercolor [NEW!], Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I

Enjoy a day of painting the wonderful world of birds with watercolor paints. Starting with bird portraits as a warm-up, you'll try your hand at painting both realistically and in a more abstract manner by concentrating on the basic shapes and colors. In the afternoon, you'll work on a larger painting using birds as focal points. Bird references will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Bring your regular watercolor supplies and a full sheet of Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Request a supply list if you wish to see what Georgia uses.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 8/20/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 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. - 9:30 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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