Thursday afternoons in June – August
Join us for open-ended conversation amongst friends. Whatever your proficiency, we’d love to see you. If you’ve always wanted to be more conversational with your French, here’s your opportunity. Bring a notebook if you wish to take notes.
Thursday afternoons in June – August
13 Fridays, June 2-August 25, 9:30-10:30 AM
Come to WBCA for coffee and discuss art, artists, techniques, and trends. Free with registration. Stay for open studio and make art.
13 Fridays, June 2-August 25, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
12 Mondays, June 5-August 28, 6:00-8:30 PM
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.
Tuesdays – June 13, July 11, August 8, 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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 Tuesdays & 7 Thursdays, June 20-August 8, 3:30-6:00 PM
CHAT Artist Perry Lee
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT) presents a summer of fun with their hip hop dance lessons. Learn the newest and coolest moves from one of the Twin Cities premier arts organizations. A six week program that meets twice a week Tuesday and Thursdays that will keep you in shape jamming to some great music and have an opportunity to perform your dance routine on stage. This youth oriented class is for students ages 14-18.
Tuesdays – June 20, July 25, August 22, 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.
Wednesdays, June 21, July 19, August 23, 9:30-11:30 AM
Mary Silvaroli Daul
Whether an experienced traveler or new to the way of the labyrinth, come join others on the path for a morning of reflection and renewal. Gather together for a brief introduction to the labyrinth followed by time to walk, reflect, and share at the close of the morning. You may bring a journal to extend and integrate your experience. Discover how each labyrinth journey offers the gift of time and space to rest…release… receive…and return, renewed and refreshed.
Mondays, June 26-August 7, 2:00-3:30 PM
The focus of this group is to encourage fellow writers in their aspirations of writing. We will meet weekly to discuss our work, our writings, our resources, and ways to overcome our obstacles.
Tuesday, June 27, 1:00-4:00 PM
Melanie Ebertz, founder of ArtAndes, a textile and travel business focused in the Andean region of Peru, has been working closely with a Quechua weaving community since the mid-eighties. Their work will be on display in WBCA’s Ford Family Gallery from June 19-29. On June 27, stop by anytime from 1:00-4:00 PM for a weaving demonstration as well as a colorful slide show of Peruvian culture & art to give you a better understanding of Peru’s cultural richness and biodiversity through the heights of the Andes and the depth of the Quechua Indigenous people.
Wednesday, June 28, 10:00-11:00 AM
Tuesday, August 8, 1:30-2:30 PM
Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Just dress comfortably so you can move, no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.