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Mixed Medium May Flowers

Date/Time: Monday, May 6, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
Join us for a fun evening full of spring inspiration. Working from real flowers, you will create a unique painting using pastels, watercolor and collage. Bring a friend!

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Kelly Ludeking

Kelly graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) in 1997 with a BFA in Sculpture and Furniture Design. At MCAD, he was introduced to the feral fires of iron casting and the precision of fine furniture crafting. Ludeking has participated in, facilitated and hosted, hundreds of iron…

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Introduction to Peyote Stitch

Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, May 4 & 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sue Swanson
This colorful, geometric bracelet is made with the off-loom technique called Peyote Stitch. The stitch is versatile and easy to do. This class teaches the even count, flat peyote stitch. The pattern is an excellent introduction to seed bead weaving because the rows are very short and the geometrical patterns are easy to see. The Japanese Delica cylinder beads tile together to give this bracelet a flat, sleek look.

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Experience the Labyrinth

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Whether an experienced traveler or new to the way of the labyrinth, come and 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. Participants may bring a journal to extend and integrate their experience. Discover how each labyrinth journey offers the gift of time and space to rest…release… and return, renewed and refreshed.

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Celebrate World Labyrinth Day

Date/Time: Saturday, May 4, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Mary Silvaroli Daul
Join us as we celebrate World Labyrinth Day at WBCA’s OSilas Labyrinth. Activities to be announced. Check back soon!

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Mini Oil Painting Retreat: Painting with Mary Jo Van Dell

Date/Time: Wednesday – Thursday, May 1 & 2, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
Head up to charming Marine on St Croix for a painting workshop with Mary Jo Van Dell. Walking outside in the scenic St. Croix area, you will learn how to capture the photos you need and then edit them down to make a wonderful painting of the outdoors, inside Mary Jo’s inspirational gallery located above the General Store. You will learn how to make a better composition and transform an idea into a painting. The day will start with coffee and includes a lunch break downstairs at the deli or a restaurant nearby.

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Portraits in Pastel Pencil Verdaccio Technique

Date/Time: Saturday, May 18, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This unusual pastel pencil technique makes portrait drawing seem almost magical. Learn how an “underdrawing” in green values can make your finished skin tones look natural and luminous. The workshop will feature best practices and a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will work from their own photos, learning how to transfer an initial drawing to pastel paper, and how to build skin tones in a step-by-step process. Attention will be paid to drawing accuracy and rendering light effect.

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Market Sketches

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 16 – May 7, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
The Farmer’s Market is a perfect venue for exploring the vibrant colors and forms of fruits, vegetables, flowers and figures. Color, form and shadow play an important role in describing these subjects, as students learn how to view the subject as a series of shapes and values. Students will learn how to crop photos and design a good composition from photos that were snapped at the market. This AB-Int class will help students gain confidence in their watercolor skills.

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Paint & Sip: Watercolor

Date/Time: Thursday, May 2, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Using watercolor we will abstract our wine and glass bottles into an interesting composition. Students are encouraged to bring snacks and a favorite beverage to this class. Relax and have fun while learning to paint!

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Rosa Mystica

Date/Time: Saturday, April 20, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Date/Time: Sunday, May 19, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Greg Kraft
In this class you will create welded a steel rose. You will learn hands-on cutting, grinding, sanding and welding steel. Safety first: Wear jeans, closed toe leather shoes, a long sleeved cotton shirt, hair tie, and insulated leather gloves. You will be cutting 3 metal discs with a hand shear into rose petals, cutting a steel rod with an angle grinder for your stem and sanding it all with an angle grinder or pad sander. The discs will be welded to the steel rod and once cooled the steel petals will be systematically bent and pounded with hand tools into a rose that will always bloom.

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