Hmong Filmmaker Series

Saturdays in February – April, 4:00-7:00 PM
Steve Y. Thao, Executive Director of CHAT

WBCA is excited to partner with the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT) to present this series of films by Hmong filmmakers, made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. These evenings will include appetizers prior to each film and a discussion afterwards. All films are in Hmong, two with English subtitles (see below).

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Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

Thursday afternoons in March – May
Carolynn Johnson

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.

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

13 Fridays, March 3-May 26, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
OR
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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WBCA Book Club

Tuesdays, March 14, April 11, May 16, 7:00-8:30 PM
Suzi Hudson

Join other friends of WBCA to talk about interesting books! Copies of each book will be available for purchase in the WBCA store.

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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 rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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Experience the Labyrinth

Wednesdays, March 22, April 19, May 17, 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.

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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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Introduction to Tai Chi

Tuesday, March 28, 1:30-2:30 PM or Wednesday, May 10, 10:00-11:00 AM
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.

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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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