Private Technology Instruction Session

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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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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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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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Public Art: Shaping the Form and Experience of the Public Sphere

3 Mondays, April 24-May 8, 1:30-3:00 PM
Christine Podas Larson

Follow the trajectory of contemporary public art practice, focusing on Saint Paul as a laboratory for artist exploration of civic values and social conditions, and as a forum for creative expression, intervention, and action. The course will encompass public sculpture, the role of artists in shaping urban landscapes, and socially engaged artwork. It will explore the nexus of artistic vision, multi-disciplinary collaboration, non-profit partnership, civic process, and public policy. It will include classroom presentations and discussions.

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