Photographic Technique & Critique

CLASS ID: 2W53
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X22
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X23
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X24
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 PM – 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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Creating Reference Photos for Pet Portraits with Adobe Photoshop®

CLASS ID: 2W39
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Have you ever started to draw a pet portrait, only to find out that the dog’s back feet are missing? Or really want to get rid of that 70s wood paneling in the background? This workshop will teach you how to use collaging techniques in Adobe® Photoshop® to create a more ideal reference photo for your pet portraits. The morning session will walk you through 2 of Suzann’s real-life projects working with less-than-ideal pet photos from clients and show you how she got to the results clients loved. The optional afternoon session gives you the opportunity to bring in your own laptop with Photoshop software and photo originals to create a reference for your next pet portrait with Suzann’s help. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch.

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Debra Dresler’s Open Studio

CLASS ID: 5W17
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Join ongoing instruction for students who have taken any of Deb Dresler’s classes for special one-on-one instruction, critique, and support. Bring a problem or project. This class is open to all previous Alcohol Ink and Digital Art students.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 2W14
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, August 6 – 20, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
*No class August 27

CLASS ID: 2X25
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, September 10 – 24, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 2X26
Date/Time: 5 Mondays, October 1 – 29, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 2X27
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 5 – 26, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 2W17
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, August 6 – 20, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM
*No class August 27

CLASS ID: 2X28
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, September 10 – 24, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X29
Date/Time: 5 Mondays, October 1 – 29, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X30
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 5 – 26, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, work on an unfinished painting, or learn to use pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Writing Roundtable

CLASS ID: 5X28
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X29
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X30
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mary Jane LaVigne
Join with fellow writers to talk about craft, try a short exercise, and/or share work. Bring paper, pen, and a writing sample of up to 500 words to read. Bringing work is optional.

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Find Your Future in Art

CLASS ID: 5X04
Date/Time: Monday, November 12, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Scott Hochhalter, MCAD
Scott Hochhalter, from Minneapolis College of Art and Design will lead a discussion for teens about putting together a portfolio, art school, careers, and vocabulary surrounding a critique.

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Fundamentals of Composition

CLASS ID: 2X05
Date/Time: Wednesday September 26, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Debra Dresler
Learn the 9 fundamental elements of visual design composition. We will explore each of these elements by referencing pictorial examples of the basic components to help you make your artwork shine. No more guessing about placement, spacing, texture or the basic foundation for your work of art. These principals apply to all mediums.

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Split Rock Studios Tour

CLASS ID: 5X40
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Craig Sommerville
Split Rock Studios is an interpretive museum display firm that maintains a long term relationship with White Bear Center for the Arts. Split Rock will be offering a fascinating behind the scenes tour of a working commercial art studio. Housed in a modern 40,000 square foot facility in Arden Hills, Split Rock Studios employs exhibit designers, graphic designers, muralists, sculptors, and talented wood workers. Artists, designers, and other experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

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Georgia O’s: Life and Paintings

LECTURE ONLY
CLASS ID: 5X10
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

LECTURE & CLASS
CLASS ID: 2X03
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Explore the amazing life of Georgia O’Keeffe through a chronological study of her paintings. After the presentation, stay for an optional painting class inspired by the lecture. Using oil pastels and watercolors, escape to Georgia’s desert by making a drawing of a cow skull with a marbled, mountain/desert for background.

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