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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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E43617 Waterscapes in Watercolor [NEW!], Mondays, 9 a.m. - Noon (Sold Out)
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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/15/2017 and ending 6/12/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

E49617 Composition Confidence for Watercolor [NEW!], Mondays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/15/2017 and ending 6/12/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

E42517 Advanced Beginner Watercolor, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB
Increase basic skills and enhance your creative expression in watercolor. This class will focus on high- and low-key painting, lively brushwork, minding values, color glazing 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. Prequisite: Any beginning level watercolor class.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/26/2017 and ending 6/14/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

E45117 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: some watercolor painting experience or Contemporary Botanicals I.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/26/2017 and ending 6/14/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

E42417 Continuing Watercolor III, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding / 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 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 4/27/2017 and ending 6/15/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

E42617 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: an advanced beginner watercolor class or equivalent or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/27/2017 and ending 6/15/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

E417W17 Watercolor Wildlife, Mondays, April 24 and May 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Explore wildlife in watercolor! Learn techniques for painting the textures and shapes of fur, feathers, backgrounds, and habitat. Bring your regular watercolor supplies, Arches 140# cold press watercolor paper and any references you wish to work with. Some reference materials provided. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 4/24/2017 and ending 5/1/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 158.00 ea.

E487W17 Views through a Grapevine in Watercolor [NEW!], Friday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Create a sense of space and visual interest by painting a landscape through a trellis border. Starting with fun and easy stamping and backwash techniques, you will create a blooming trellis border with fields of sunflowers and cultivated hills in the distance. You will learn tips for finishing flowers and creating realistic vine and wood effects. Bring your regular watercolor supplies and a full sheet of Arches 140# cold press paper. A materials list is available if you wish to see what Georgia uses. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café during the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/9/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 69.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

F45117 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
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/21/2017 and ending 7/19/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

F42417 Continuing Watercolor III, Thursdays, 9 a.m. - Noon (Sold Out)
Instructors: 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 6/22/2017 and ending 7/20/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

F44017 Watercolor Techniques [New!], Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill Level: AB, I
Explore a variety of watercolor techniques for adding interest and drama to your paintings. You'll try splattering with spray, splattering into wet, using salt, creating textures with wax paper and plastic wrap, making and using stencils, brush stroking with dry and loaded paint and scraping . Ways to make trees, weeds, grass, still and moving water and snow in landscapes will also be covered. Bring your regular watercolor supplies and Arches 140# cold press paper.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/22/2017 and ending 7/20/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

F42617 Continuing Watercolor II, Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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 6/22/2017 and ending 7/20/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

F453W17 Wet-into-Wet Watercolor, Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: AB, I, AD
Second class 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Loosen up your style and make your watercolors look more spontaneous. In this day-and-a-half workshop, you will learn different types of wet-into-wet techniques that will help you rediscover the beauty of watercolor painting with a strong emphasis on value. Bring an enthusiasm for discovery and your regular watercolor supplies. Bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café for the half-hour break on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 7/7/2017 and ending 7/8/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 103.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 115.00 ea.

F442W17 Beginning Botanicals, Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suz Galloway
Skill Level: ALL
Second class 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This day-and-a-half workshop will introduce you to the art of seeing a botanical subject and developing painting skills to translate that vision two-dimensionally. You will explore value, texture and composition using watercolors by painting a blueberry branch. Lots of samples, demos and encouragement will help you achieve a realistic and botanically correct finished product.You'll need basic watercolor and drawing experience, patience and the desire to learn this compelling art form. Request a materials list from the Registrar and bring a lunch or eat at the Art Center Café for the half-hour break on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 7/14/2017 and ending 7/15/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 103.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 115.00 ea.

G45117 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 7/26/2017 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.

G42417 Continuing Watercolor III, Thursdays, 9 a.m. - Noon (Sold Out)
Instructors: 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 7/27/2017 and ending 8/24/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.

G42617 Continuing Watercolor II, Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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.

G42317 Gesture and Mood in Watercolor, Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB, I
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 Thursday starting 7/27/2017 and ending 8/24/2017 at 6:00PM
 
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.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 16

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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Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 16, 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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