Private Technology Instruction Session

Pick a date!
Elise d’Entremont

Bring your own laptop, netbook, tablets or iPad for a private, customized instruction session one-on-one with a very knowledgeable and patient technology instructor. No geek talk, just straight, everyday language to help you succeed with your technology, software, and business-related technology needs. Here are only a few of the many software programs (PC or Mac) Elise can help you with: QuickBooks, Quicken, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Photoshop Elements, Google Drive/Docs/Slides/Sheets/Forms/Calendar, Skype, Creating Websites, Photo Editing, Social Media, Cloud storage, keyboarding (typing), or computer basics. Please inquire for any other software help.

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Clay Open Studio

Wednesday mornings, Saturday mornings, or Tuesday afternoons in March – May
No Instructor

Need more studio time? This class is open to anyone who is enrolled in other clay classes and wants more work time. It is also open to those with clay experience who want to work independently. A WBCA clay instructor will be available to answer your questions and to help with specific needs. Bring your tools for another fun clay day! Materials are included.

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

13 Fridays, March 3-May 26, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
7 Thursdays, March 2-April 20, 6:00-8:30 PM
No Instructor

Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium. Work on your own project with your own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.

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Studio Coffee

13 Fridays, March 3-May 26, 9:30-10:30 AM
Neil Johnston

Come to WBCA for coffee and discuss art, artists, techniques, and trends. Free with registration. Stay for open studio and make art.

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Seeing New: Writers Revision Workshop

3 Mondays, March 13-27, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tracy Maurer

Bring one piece of your current writing and discover new ways to see it. Learn tips and techniques for the revision process that can help you to look deeply into your work. Each session focuses on different topics: character and dialogue, setting and plot, story arc and theme. As a group, we’ll set friendly workshopping rules for participating and commenting (no critique). All writing levels are welcome; this class is best for writers with a fairly complete draft of a picture book, short story, or novel.

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Improving Photographic Skills

Tuesdays, March 14, April 11, May 9, 7:00-9:00 PM
Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at and

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Drawing Cooperative

Thursday evenings: March 23, April 27, and May 25
Various Artists

Explore different subjects with various artists while learning new drawing techniques. Work independently or increase your understanding of a subject introduced by the facilitator. All levels and mediums are welcome.

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Visit MIA with an Artist

Friday, March 24, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dan Mackerman

Join friends from WBCA for a fun day of art and food! Visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art with artist Dan Mackerman who will talk about brush strokes, color and art history. The group will stay for lunch afterwards to chat about what they saw! Meet at MIA or notify WBCA if you are interested in setting up a carpool.

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Writing Roundtable

Tuesdays, March 28, April 25, May 30, 7:00-9:00 PM
Mary Jane LaVigne

Join with fellow writers to talk about craft, try a short exercise, and share work. Bring paper, pen, and a writing sample of up to 500 words to read. Bringing work is optional.

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Create Your Own Website

Saturday, April 8, 1:30-3:30 PM
Elise d’Entremont
Learn the basics of website creation in this one session class. Domain names, hosting, software programs, safety rules, and free services will be explained. Students in the class will be able to create their own website by the end of the session. Bring your iPad, tablet, or laptop.

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