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Painting Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Date/Time: Tuesday – Thursday, July 30 – August 1, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Karen Knutson
Learn to loosen up and paint from the heart! We will be drawing more contemporary versions of people, in the loosest fashion possible. Simplicity is the name of the game in this workshop. Many techniques for texture, how to build layers for depth, working with limited colors, and lots of fun tricks done with rubbing alcohol and other tools, are just some of the new skills that you will learn.

One day, we will learn how to do wire drawings, which will help the students to loosen up! (Wire drawings are done with permanent markers and they resemble wire sculptures when completed.) This workshop is geared for all levels of acrylic students. We will also be trying other mixed media for detail work, like caran d’ ache crayons and prismacolor pencils. Karen Knutson is a very sought after instructor who believes that painting should be fun, but also likes to teach good design at the same time!

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The Creative Breath Watercolor Workshop in Chartreuse, France

Date/Time: July 1-7, 2019, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Patrick Jager
Escape to France and get inspired! Patrick conducts a 6 day workshop in which he teaches the Taoist approach to watercolors. Working in the atelier and outdoors in the inspiring Chartreuse mountains. Patrick instructs Qi Gong and the associated moving meditation of a unique brush stroke, the harmony of the earth and creativity and concentration through the breath.

Stay at the Charmetière Guest House with hosts Albert Butler, originally from WBL, and wife Fabricia. Please visit to learn more about the area and accommodations.  The workshop will be in English.
To register for the trip or learn more about it please email Albert at

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Bonnie Ploger, Ph.D.

Bonnie Ploger is an Artist in Residence at the Center for Global Environmental Education and Professor of Biology at Hamline University.  Her teaching includes college courses and public workshops that combine photography and art-making with exploration of the natural world.  Her artwork is informed by more than 20 years of…

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50th Anniversary

  Dear Friends, 2018 is a milestone year as White Bear Center for the Arts prepares to mark its 50th anniversary! I hope you will start collecting your photos and stories to share memories as we will honor WBCA’s past. I also hope you will challenge yourself to try something…

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Classes by Category

Classes for one and all at WBCA!   Here you will find a list of available class categories. To browse all classes click here , or check out classes by month or medium below Classes by Month: March April May June July Classes by Medium: Artist Development Basketry Book Arts…

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Ford Family Gallery

The Ford Family Gallery at White Bear Center for the Arts features numerous rotating exhibitions throughout the year.  The gallery is free and open to the public.  GALLERY HOURSMonday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM…

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Quick Facts and Information

Overview WBCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) is to provide a gateway to diverse arts experiences. Founded in 1968, WBCA has been a primary art provider in the Greater Northeast Metro Area for more than 50 years. WBCA is the…

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