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E430W24 Freeing Abstraction!; Tuesday, June 4, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: 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 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; additional materials provided. Price includes $12 materials fee. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/4/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 104.00 ea.

E480W24 Learn to Paint from the Masters; Tuesdays, April 23 - May 7, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Kevin Kluever
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Improve your paintings by learning techniques from the masters! Learn how to enlarge a small sketch into a full-size painting, how to match the palette and mood of the painting you've chosen to re-create, and how to make acrylics suggest the depth and richness of oils through wet-on-wet and dry-brushing techniques. Instructor will provide images to work from, drawn from the MIA's collection, so you'll be able to visit the original as you work on yours (artists include Grant Wood, Vincent van Gogh, Maurice de Vlaminck, Julius Holm, Claude Monet, and Georgia O'Keeffe). Bring your acrylic painting materials and surfaces, or check the website for suggested materials.

Enrollment limited to 14
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/23/2024 and ending 5/7/2024 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 115.00 ea.

D401W24 Pen and Ink and Color; Thursday, March 7, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Dingler
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Combining the structure and texture of pen and ink rendering with the fluidity of ink washes and watercolor will take your work to a new level, whether your medium of choice is pen and ink or watercolor, or you're comfortable with both. Bring a variety of images and/or sketches to reference as you explore the ways these media combine to create renderings that open your art to new possibilities. Bring your pen and ink and watercolor materials, or see the materials list on the website for suggestions. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/7/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

E401W24 Pen and Ink and Color; Thursday, April 25, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Dingler
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Combining the structure and texture of pen and ink rendering with the fluidity of ink washes and watercolor will take your work to a new level, whether your medium of choice is pen and ink or watercolor, or you're comfortable with both. Bring a variety of images and/or sketches to reference as you explore the ways these media combine to create renderings that open your art to new possibilities. Bring your pen and ink and watercolor materials, or see the materials list on the website for suggestions. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/25/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

E921W24 Exploring Underglazes; Friday, May 17, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Transform your ceramic work with colored slips applied before the final glaze layer; literally "underglazes." Learn painterly application techniques, color mixing, different styles of brushwork, slip-trailing, and more. We'll use color theory, design principles, and varying brushwork styles to bring another level of creativity to your work. This is a "hands-on" workshop, so bring 1-3 pieces of your bisqued ceramic work, and photos, sketches, or other references to work from so you can make the most of the class time. Price includes $10 materials fee.

Enrollment limited to 14
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/17/2024 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 66.00 ea.

D866W24 Making Rings with Metal Clay; Thursdays, March 14 - 28, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Bober
Skill level: ALL

Design and create your own unique rings with precious metal clay! Learn techniques for making band, coil, and textured ring styles - construction techniques, proper sizing, and setting gemstones, if desired. Price includes materials fee of $50 which includes 20g of precious metal clay (for first class) as well as gemstones and syringe clay for all class sessions. Students purchase additional metal clay for subsequent weeks.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 3/14/2024 and ending 3/28/2024 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 188.00 ea.

D439W24 Color Workshop for Painters; Fri - Sat, March 15 - 16, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

Painters of all levels and mediums: make your acrylic, watercolor, or oil 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 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.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/15/2024 and ending 3/16/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

E439W24 Color Workshop for Painters; Fri - Sat, May 3 - 4, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

Painters of all levels and mediums: make your acrylic, watercolor, or oil 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 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.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/3/2024 and ending 5/4/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

D411W24 Awakening Creativity; Saturday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Humiston
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Are you so caught up in trying to make something that you've forgotten to nurture the sense of creativity that makes art-making possible? Enjoy what you're doing, but curious about how to expand your practice? Or has it been a while since your last creative endeavor, and you need to warm up before jumping back in? We'll do a number of creative exercises designed to enhance artistic thinking and esthetic problem-solving, using a journal that you can keep for inspiration and reference. Although these exercises will be a useful reference and may inspire future works, the emphasis will be on the creative experience rather than on creating finished pieces. See suggested materials list on the website.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/16/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 46.00 ea.

E411W24 Awakening Creativity; Saturday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Humiston
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Are you so caught up in trying to make something that you've forgotten to nurture the sense of creativity that makes art-making possible? Enjoy what you're doing, but curious about how to expand your practice? Or has it been a while since your last creative endeavor, and you need to warm up before jumping back in? We'll do a number of creative exercises designed to enhance artistic thinking and esthetic problem-solving, using a journal that you can keep for inspiration and reference. Although these exercises will be a useful reference and may inspire future works, the emphasis will be on the creative experience rather than on creating finished pieces. See suggested materials list on the website.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/11/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 46.00 ea.

D864W24 Creating Copper and Bronze Jewelry in Metal Clay; Tuesdays, March 19 - April 2, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Bober
Skill level: ALL

Learn to make jewelry using metal clay, a flexible medium that can be rolled, stamped, cut, and manipulated like traditional clay. Finished pieces are kiln fired to become pure metal. In this class students will try several base metal clays including copper and multiple shades of bronze. Base metal clays employ the same techniques as silver metal clay but offer a much less expensive alternative. Students will learn multiple techniques to create a variety of pieces of their own design. $50 materials fee (included in price) includes metal clay for all class sessions, gemstones, and patinas.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/19/2024 and ending 4/2/2024 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 188.00 ea.

D481W24 Landscape Painting Two-Day Workshop; Wed - Thur, March 20 - 21, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Combs
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Treat yourself to two days of painting! Michele will address the importance of choosing an image, thumbnail sketches, simplifying composition, underpainting, paint application, focal point, and color. Individualized instruction to strengthen your artistry. Work on one painting in the morning and another in the afternoon to maintain a fresh eye! Bring lots of photos for composition options. See materials list on the website. Bring a lunch each day for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/20/2024 and ending 3/21/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 168.00 ea.

D451W24 Fundamentals of Drawing; Thursday, March 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suzann Beck
Skill level: ALL

Ideal for artists who are beginning to draw or intermediate artists, to establish and reinforce a strong foundation for your drawing skills. Learn how to render a drawing from start to finish, working from still life set-ups designed to fit each individual's skill level. Learn and practice the fundamentals of drawing, including line and tone, light and shadow values, techniques for comparative measuring, and developing effective compositions. Drawing experience is suggested but not required. See materials list on the website. Bring a lunch for the hour-long break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/21/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 206.00 ea.

D612W24 Flower Power: Photographing Flowers; Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Marilyn Lamoreux
Skill level: AB, I

Flowers make perfect photographic subjects. They're colorful, widely available in many shapes and sizes, and they hold still while you compose your shot. If you enjoy photographing flowers but find your results less than spectacular, develop your skills in this workshop. We'll practice photographing flowers as well as exploring different ways to make and process floral images. Bring your digital camera, a lens for photographing up close (macro lens or extension tubes), working knowledge of aperture and shutter speed, basic processing skills in Lightroom or Photoshop, and a tripod. Price includes $10 model fee.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/23/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

E612W24 Flower Power: Photographing Flowers; Monday, April 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Marilyn Lamoreux
Skill level: AB, I

Flowers make perfect photographic subjects. They're colorful, widely available in many shapes and sizes, and they hold still while you compose your shot. If you enjoy photographing flowers but find your results less than spectacular, develop your skills in this workshop. We'll practice photographing flowers as well as exploring different ways to make and process floral images. Bring your digital camera, a lens for photographing up close (macro lens or extension tubes), working knowledge of aperture and shutter speed, basic processing skills in Lightroom or Photoshop, and a tripod. Price includes $10 model fee.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/29/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

E809W24 Sculpting with "Paper Clay"; Saturdays, May 18 & 25, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Erik Pearson
Skill level: ALL

Create sculpture without drawn-out, strenuous processes or power tools using this quick, highly accessible material: air-drying paper pulp. Create a form using cardboard and/or non-recyclables (such as Styrofoam), cover it in a fortified paper pulp mixture to create your finished form, and then finish with paint, applied textures, and found objects. The finished piece is quite durable, and you'll have the recipe to make more! Bring images/ideas so you can get started right away: a stylized portrait bust, an animal, a wall relief sculpture, or a free-form, abstract creation of your own invention. See materials list on the website for ideas about what to bring to enhance your creation. Price includes $15 materials fee. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break each day.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/18/2024 and ending 5/25/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 219.00 ea.

D735W24 Cozy Hooked Mug Mat; Saturday, March 30, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Lausen
Skill level: ALL

Flowers, foliage, birds... In this workshop, you'll choose a favorite image and learn the basic techniques of rug hooking while creating a small mug mat. You'll enjoy this early method of making rugs by pulling loops of wool fabric through a linen backing, and the result will be your very own design! All materials included. Bring simple design ideas or choose a template. Price includes $25 materials fee. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/30/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 109.00 ea.

D454W24 How to Draw Faces; Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Suzann Beck
Skill level: ALL

Improve your skill at capturing a likeness by learning how to accurately place and draw the features of a face, including how to analyze light and shadow, how to create light effects, mapping the features of the face, and avoiding common errors in drawing portraits. Principles of drawing a face will be demonstrated and followed by hands-on experience in working from casts as well as a live model. Some drawing experience is suggested but not required. See materials list on the website. Bring a lunch for the hour-long break.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/30/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 206.00 ea.

D400W24 Exploring Gouache; Thursday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Dingler
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Gouache (pronounced gwash) is a bright, opaque water medium that works well for any art style or technique. It can be used with watercolors and also works as a wash. It can act like acrylic and be painted in layers, light over dark. Great for realistic work, it's suited to more stable surfaces such as illustration board. Explore this wonderful, but lesser-known water medium and learn why it's been the medium of choice for so many professional illustrators and artists. Bring photo reference materials to work from, and a lunch for the half-hour break. See materials list on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/4/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

E400W24 Exploring Gouache; Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Dingler
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Gouache (pronounced gwash) is a bright, opaque water medium that works well for any art style or technique. It can be used with watercolors and also works as a wash. It can act like acrylic and be painted in layers, light over dark. Great for realistic work, it's suited to more stable surfaces such as illustration board. Explore this wonderful, but lesser-known water medium and learn why it's been the medium of choice for so many professional illustrators and artists. Bring photo reference materials to work from, and a lunch for the half-hour break. See materials list on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/1/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

D861W24 Setting Gemstones in Metal Clay; Thursdays, April 4 - 18, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: AB, I

Whether you're familiar with precious metal clay or are just starting out, you can add the appeal of gemstones to your handmade jewelry. In this class, you'll learn multiple ways to set gemstones in metal clay, with no soldering or power tools required! Stones can be set easily into the clay and fired into place to create stunning jewelry. Students will learn basic metal clay skills as well as stone setting techniques. Perfect for beginner or experienced metal clay artists. All tools provided. Class fee includes $50 materials fee for the first class, which includes precious metal clay for the first class. Additional clay may be purchased during class for the subsequent weeks.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/4/2024 and ending 4/18/2024 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 217.00 ea.

D923W24 Getting a Grip on Handles; Friday, April 5, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: AB, I

Add dimension and functionality to your work by getting better at making handles! Get better faster by making many all at once and trying different styles in this afternoon workshop. Something you're currently avoiding could become your new favorite feature! While we're at it, we'll try some knobs, too - both wheel thrown and hand built. Bring your clay and a couple of leather-hard cylinders or slabs to work on.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/5/2024 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 56.00 ea.

D860W24 Torch-Fired Silver Clay Jewelry; Tuesdays, April 9 & 16, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Bober
Skill level: ALL

Learn how to make silver jewelry without saws or power tools by using precious metal clay. This flexible medium can be rolled, stamped, cut, and manipulated like traditional clay. Finished pieces are kiln or torch-fired to become 99.9% pure silver. Each week, students will learn and apply new techniques for working with metal clay and create a variety of unique jewelry designs. All tools provided. Price includes $50 materials fee, which includes silver clay for the first class. Additional clay may be purchased during class for the subsequent weeks.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/9/2024 and ending 4/16/2024 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 161.00 ea.

D437W24 Creating Collages with an Artistic Voice; Fri - Sat, April 12 - 13, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This workshop is an opportunity to explore and learn the dynamic of designing and making collages. The workshop is constructed so you can learn from your instructor and the other participants. In the first half the instructor will walk you through the steps of putting a collage together, discussing both the practical and esthetic considerations. The second half is set up for you to focus on making your own collage(s). A materials list is available on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 4/12/2024 and ending 4/13/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

E437W24 Creating Collages with an Artistic Voice; Wed - Thur, May 29 - 30, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This workshop is an opportunity to explore and learn the dynamic of designing and making collages. The workshop is constructed so you can learn from your instructor and the other participants. In the first half the instructor will walk you through the steps of putting a collage together, discussing both the practical and esthetic considerations. The second half is set up for you to focus on making your own collage(s). A materials list is available on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday and Thursday starting 5/29/2024 and ending 5/30/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

D494W24 Landscape Painting One-Day Workshop; Friday, April 19, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Combs
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Starting with an instructor-selected photo, you will be led step by step through the painting process. You'll gain a better understanding of how the instructor thinks through the painting process. Although the whole class works from the same original image, you’ll be amazed by how different each student's finished painting will look. This class is designed to be fun and relaxing. Suggested materials list on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/19/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

D969W24 Glass Mosaics; Saturdays, April 13 & 20, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Vogel
Skill level: ALL

Discover the art of making mosaics. Bring your creativity and learn to clip and cut glass and apply grout to your own original design. We will be working with stained glass as the primary material to create two mosaic works of art. Feel free to bring any small treasures (buttons, beads, single earrings, keys, coins) you may want to incorporate into your art (optional). Price includes $20 materials fee.

Enrollment limited to 8
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 4/13/2024 and ending 4/20/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

E969W24 Glass Mosaics; Wednesdays, May 1 & 8, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Vogel
Skill level: ALL

Discover the art of making mosaics. Bring your creativity and learn to clip and cut glass and apply grout to your own original design. We will be working with stained glass as the primary material to create two mosaic works of art. Feel free to bring any small treasures (buttons, beads, single earrings, keys, coins) you may want to incorporate into your art (optional). Price includes $20 materials fee.

Enrollment limited to 8
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/1/2024 and ending 5/8/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

D476W24 Portrait Drawing Deconstructed; Saturday, April 13, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sophia Weisensel
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Improving your ability to capture a likeness opens up new possibilities for your work! Spend a day learning to see, analyze, and render the shapes that make up the human face. Working from photo references, we’ll discuss anatomy, composition, lighting, and technique as well as capturing the psychological interest inherent in portraiture. Bring your drawing materials and papers, or see suggested materials list on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/13/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

D488W24 Painting Skies; Tuesday, April 16, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Keving Kluever
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Whether you're painting landscapes or need a background for a portrait, you can improve your work by learning to paint better skies! Working from a variety of examples, we'll study different approaches to rendering what's above and learn how to capture them in our own work. Bring your arcylic painting materials and enough painting surfaces to try some different techniques and styles.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/16/2024 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 46.00 ea.

D727W24 Saori Weaving Workshop; Friday, April 19,10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Chiaki O'Brien
Skill level: ALL

Founded in Japan in 1968, Saori weaving is contemporary, free-style weaving without restrictions about what or how to weave. It emphasizes exploration, group learning, and self-expression, recognizing the difference between machines and people. In the process of creating, the maker identifies their true self. You will be guided in the basic steps to get you started, but the final form of your project will be a collaboration between you and your weaving. Your Saori loom will be prepared for you in advance, so you can begin weaving right away. All materials are provided, but if you have materials you'd like to incorporate into your project (yarn, strips of fabric, etc.) feel free to bring them. Price includes $20 materials fee. Students ages 8 and up may register with a registered adult.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/19/2024 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 66.00 ea.

E727W24 Saori Weaving Workshop; Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Chiaki O'Brien
Skill level: ALL

Founded in Japan in 1968, Saori weaving is contemporary, free-style weaving without restrictions about what or how to weave. It emphasizes exploration, group learning, and self-expression, recognizing the difference between machines and people. In the process of creating, the maker identifies their true self. You will be guided in the basic steps to get you started, but the final form of your project will be a collaboration between you and your weaving. Your Saori loom will be prepared for you in advance, so you can begin weaving right away. All materials are provided, but if you have materials you'd like to incorporate into your project (yarn, strips of fabric, etc.) feel free to bring them. Price includes $20 materials fee. Students ages 8 and up may register with a registered adult.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/25/2024 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 66.00 ea.

E308W24 Introduction to Spoon Carving; Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Erik Vevang
Skill level: ALL

Learn to make your own serving implements, or just enjoy an introduction to greenwood carving by making a familiar and functional form. Working from green wood allows you to carve and shape the wood more easily, and the skills you learn can be put to use over and over again! We'll begin with safety, learning proper knife grips and traditional techniques for carving. Then we'll apply what we've learned to transform the provided spoon blank into a finished spoon! Wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes - there will be wood chips! Price includes $20 materials fee - all tools and supplies provided.

Enrollment limited to 10
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/18/2024 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 133.00 ea.

E433W24 Big Bold Blooms!; Thursday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: 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 15
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/9/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

E478W24 Getting Started with Portraits; Friday, May 10, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sophia Weisensel
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Whether or not you're confident in your skills, turning a likeness into an interesting painting can be daunting. This is what preparatory studies are for! We'll use studies in both pencil and paint to explore composition, create interest, work out value and color schemes, and resolve issues about how best to capture the subject. Bring your painting or drawing materials, and a reference photo to work from. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/10/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

E766W24 Kumihimo - Making a Bracelet; Tuesdays, May 14 & 21, 10 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Sandra Baron
Skill level: ALL

Learn to create colorful braided cords using an ancient Japanese technique called Kumihimo, and then learn to make the cording into a bracelet. You'll keep the Kumihimo disc so you can make cords, necklaces, trims, handles, etc. on your own. Price includes $15 materials fee.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/14/2024 and ending 5/21/2024 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 76.00 ea.

E452W24 Landscape Elements in Watercolor; Mon - Tues, May 20 - 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Catherine Hearding
Skill level: I, AD

You want to paint a landscape but struggle with how to paint the elements of rocks, skies, trees, and water. This workshop will help you acquire the necessary skills to paint these subjects. Students will practice techniques to gain confidence and each half day session will be devoted to a specific element. Instructor demos will introduce you to various techniques and ways to create more life-like representations. Focus will be on values, brushwork, edges and wet into wet work, along with concepts of blended washes, color mixing, and paint application. Bring your own watercolor materials, or see the suggested materials list on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break each day.

Enrollment limited to 20
Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/20/2024 and ending 5/21/2024 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 305.00 ea.

E460W24 Crafting an Image: From Plein Air to Studio; Wednesdays, May 29 - June 12, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Christopher Copeland
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Learn how to develop your plein air studies into studio paintings. The first class, we'll paint en plein air. The second week we'll meet in the studio with our plein air paintings, studies, and photos to develop them into a larger studio painting, taking a fresh look at what we captured in our studies. How do we emphasize the qualities that attracted us to the site in the first place? We'll address questions of color, value, and scale, as well as what to keep and what to change. Bring your painting materials, or see the suggested materials list on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/29/2024 and ending 6/12/2024 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 138.00 ea.

E922W24 Glazing Workshop; Working with Wax; Friday, June 7, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Clarice Allgood
Skill level: ALL

If you don't like working with wax, you're just not doing it right! Learn how to make the most of this useful glazing material to take your work to a new level. Pick up techniques, application tips and design ideas; we'll also discuss how to choose the glazes and clay bodies that will make the most of your efforts. Bring some test tiles (no bigger than 4" square) and small cups or cylinders - some bisque and some greenware - in your current clay body.

Enrollment limited to 12
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/7/2024 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 61.00 ea.

E935W24 A Day with Jeff Oestreich, Studio Potter; Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jeff Oestreich
Skill level: ALL

A rare opportunity to visit an artist in his studio, this day-long workshop will be held at Oestreich's studio in Almelund, MN, just xx miles north of Minneapolis. He will demonstrate his process for creating his thrown and faceted pots, along with aspects of trimming and glazing. You'll also see pieces by other master potters, selected from his personal collection. See how a ceramic artist outfits and works in his studio, in the environemtn in which he creates. Find inspiration and get ideas for your own workspace too! Bring a potluck item to share for a group lunch.

Enrollment limited to 20
Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/1/2024 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 203.00 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 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. 

 

* Phone lines will be open Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 

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.
   
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is accessible to students with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please notify the Art  Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 160, 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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