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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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A43618 Waterscapes in Watercolor, Mondays, 9 a.m. - Noon (Sold Out)
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill level: AB, I

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 9/10/2018 and ending 10/1/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 117.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.

A47918 Atmospheric Skies Watercolor [NEW!], Mondays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill level: AB, I

Have you ever seen a "watercolor sky" and wondered how to paint it? This class will focus on the sky as the main subject. You'll learn how to paint overcast skies, how to add vibrant color and drifting clouds, how to work with concepts of complementary contrast and how to employ wet-into-wet techniques to build luminous effects. The sky is the limit! Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/10/2018 and ending 10/1/2018 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 117.00 ea.

A42518 Watercolor I: Working from Photos, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB

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 9/5/2018 and ending 10/24/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

A45118 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 (page 14).

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/12/2018 and ending 10/24/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 204.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 227.00 ea.

A48018 Contemporary Botanicals I, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m. (Sold Out)
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 Beginning Watercolor. Continue your botanical studies with Contemporary Botanicals II (page 14).

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/12/2018 and ending 10/24/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 204.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 227.00 ea.

A42418 Watercolor III: Studio, 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. Previously called Continuing Watercolor III.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/6/2018 and ending 10/25/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

A42618 Watercolor II: Refining Skills, 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. Previously called Continuing Watercolor II.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/6/2018 and ending 10/25/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

B42118 Beginning Watercolor [CORE CLASS], Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: B

Learn the unique techniques of watercolor painting 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 painting. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Some materials provided.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/31/2018 and ending 12/19/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 229.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 252.00 ea.

B42518 Watercolor I: Working from Photos, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB

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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/31/2018 and ending 12/19/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 204.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 227.00 ea.

B45118 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 15; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/31/2018 and ending 12/5/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

B48018 Contemporary Botanicals I, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m. (Sold Out)
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 Beginning Watercolor. Continue your botanical studies with Contemporary Botanicals II.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/31/2018 and ending 12/5/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 146.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 162.00 ea.

B42418 Watercolor III: Studio, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
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. Previously called Continuing Watercolor III.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/1/2018 and ending 12/20/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 204.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 227.00 ea.

B42618 Watercolor II: Refining Skills, 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/1/2018 and ending 12/20/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 204.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 227.00 ea.

B42718 Color Confidence Watercolor, Fridays, 9 a.m. - Noon (Sold Out)
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill Level: AB, I

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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/2/2018 and ending 12/21/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 204.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 227.00 ea.

B47118 Color by Design Watercolor, Fridays, 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 class, you will apply your knowledge of paints, paper and application and learn to express your own personal vision through your choices of color and design. Prerequisite: Color Confidence. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/2/2018 and ending 12/21/2018 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 204.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 227.00 ea.

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Wayzata, MN 55391

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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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