Founded in 1968, White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) is a non-profit community art center serving people of all abilities and generations. WBCA offers art classes, showcases exhibitions from a diverse range of artists, and connects the community to art resources.

Shawn Wiski

Shawn Wiski is an active member of the Minnesota Mosaic Guild and has enjoyed creating mosaics for over 20 years. Having been a former antique dealer, Shawn's love of vintage china, pottery, buttons, and jewelry gave her a natural connection to the mixed media style of mosaic.

Shawn is always exploring different mosaic techniques and has taken a variety of classes including those utilizing Italian Smalti glass.  Most recently, she studied under internationally known mosaic artist Mireille Swinnen in Venice, Italy to learn the art of micro-mosaic. She is excited to share this unique process with students at the White Bear Center for the Arts!

Chris Hansen

Chris received a BS in Applied Design from the University of Minnesota. Fascinated with how materials, tools, and surfaces work together, Chris has been creating and sharing her work for the past 10 years. Chris experiments on a variety of handmade and watercolor papers to create simple greenery, florals and some abstracts to create stationery and a variety of paper goods including greeting cards, wrapping paper, wall art and even some linens.

When not painting or teaching classes, Chris spends time with their children and grandchildren, or exploring on the trails on bikes or cross country skis.

Collette La Beau

Collette La Beau is a Minnesota based artist who works in colored pencils, gouache, acrylic gouache, watercolor, and graphite pencils!

Her artwork is vibrant, colorful, and highly inspired by the world around her!