CLASS ID: 6A1A
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM *DATE CHANGE
Craig Blacklock’s photographs immerse you within his images. You feel as if you are flying along side of eagles, standing mere feet from deer, and could reach out and touch the foregrounds of most of his landscapes. Craig will discuss the making of his most recent book, video and traveling museum exhibition, ST. CROIX & NAMEKAGON RIVERS — The Enduring Gift, from planning his trips, to his daily routine, to specific techniques he uses to achieve that “immersive” quality to his images. Craig will offer tips and tutorials on stacked focus; panos; stacked focus panos; drone images; done panos; and drone video, as well as wildlife photography, including blending in different skies to create optical illusions that trick the viewer into believing they are closer and higher than they otherwise would. Participants should bring 3 of their own images (highest quality file you have of the image, such as a layered Photoshop document) on a USB stick to the workshop for a critique.
CLASS ID: 3Y401
Date/Time: Saturday, June 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM *rescheduled date
Think spring! Create beautiful felted flowers and vines using wool fibers and a little soapy water. Learn to layer additional fibers, like silk and bamboo, for added texture and detail. Make flowers with stems for a bouquet. Pin your flowers on napkin rings or use them to adorn packages. These pretty flowers have a million uses! $20 supply fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.
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CLASS ID: 3Z9E
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, March 14 – April 18, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
CLASS ID: 4Z9K
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, April 25 – June 6, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
*No Class May 9
Aimee Van Ostrand
Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity. It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of wellbeing. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. There is always something new to learn in Tai Chi!
Sign up for a month at a time, or drop in when you can and pay $15 Member/$19 Non-Member per week.
CLASS ID: 2Y291
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CLASS ID: 3ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, March 28 – April 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CLASS ID: 5ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, May 2 – June 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Whether you are just getting started or have painted for many years, this class has much to offer. You will work from your own studies, sketches, drawings, or photos and will learn what it takes to create a successful painting from start to finish. Mike will show examples of his work and give demos, short lectures, and lots of positive encouragement while you work on your own projects and style. The information provided applies to all mediums, so you may work in oils, acrylics, or pastels. Class is limited to 10 students. Students cannot miss the first day of class, as Mike will be giving important lectures and demos. No supplies are needed the first day of class, except paper and pen to take notes.
SECTION 7: PAINTING METHOD #3: PAINTING IN LAYERS: UNDER PAINTING, GLAZING AND SCUMBLING
CLASS ID: 3ZOB or 3ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 26 – April 16, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
SECTION 8: FINDING IDEAS: LIFE, PHOTOS, OTHER ARTISTS, IMAGINATION, PROCESS
CLASS ID: 4ZOB or 4ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
SECTION 9: HONING YOUR SKILLS: OPEN STUDIO
CLASS ID: 5ZOB or 5ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 11, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
This is a class for those with either little or no experience or for those with experience that want to pick up tips they might have missed. Learn the skills that are fundamental to painting so that your imagination won’t be restricted later. Drawing techniques for measuring proportion and composing, color mixing tricks, an introduction to the different kinds of brushes and how to use them, and several different easy methods to developing a painting.
This class will be taught in sections, each new topic building upon the last, starting with the most basic skills in the fall and advancing to more exciting levels of painting by the end of spring. Each topic will be demonstrated so you can see how it’s done before you try it yourself.
CLASS ID: 3ZOD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 26 – April 16, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
CLASS ID: 4ZOD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
CLASS ID: 5ZOD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 11, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience. Work on your own projects while taking advantage of Dan’s 40+ years of painting. The purpose of this class is to improve upon what you already know, expose you to new possibilities and to make you a better painter. Dan will regularly give demonstrations, share references from his personal library of over 500 books, lead critiques, and give museum tours when the need arises. All media welcome including oil, pastel & acrylic. Solvent-free oil painting, dating back to the time of Rembrandt, will be highlighted.
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…
Annual Sandcastles & Creatures Building Contest Saturday, June 15, 2019 10 AM – Noon Judging at Noon Memorial Beach by West Park on Lake Avenue in White Bear Lake. Gather your family and friends to build an original sandcastle, sand creature, or sand sculpture at the Sandcastles & Creatures Contest,…
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…