Inspired by Nature: Garden Art & Floral Arrangements

Date/Time: Saturday, August 3, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration

Inspired by Nature will highlight gardening and pollinators on August 3, offering visitors a pleasing spectrum of art, flower arrangements, speakers and activities. The Mahtomedi Garden Club will invite area floral artists to build on the exhibition Summer Celebration by the Lake Country Pastel Society in the Ford Family gallery by submitting floral interpretations of the artwork.

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Caricature Woodcarving Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday – Sunday, May 18 – May 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Morris Anderson
This woodcarving class will use rough-outs from various Caricature Carvers of America carvers like PJ Driscoll, Gerald Sears, Harold Enlow, Phil & Vicki Bishop, and Stu Martin. Instruction will be given in the areas of physical anatomy, proportion, and proper techniques used in caricature carving. The rough-outs will vary from realistic to western caricatures.

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Rosa Mystica

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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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 18, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM *No class June 4

Dan Mackerman
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.

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Introduction to Tai Chi

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Just dress comfortably so you can move, no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.

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Learn Watercolor! (Teens)

Date/Time: Thursday, August 8, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Take your watercolor to the next level with Mr. Kyle. This class will help you feel more comfortable with watercolor. Many techniques and styles will be covered.

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Improve Your Drawing Skills (Teens)

Date/Time: Thursday, August 8, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Under Mr. Kyle’s guidance, learn and enhance your drawing skills. Different techniques and approaches will be covered. You will feel more confident in your drawing after this class!

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Sunny Sunflowers and Poppin’ Poppies

Class ID: B012
Thursday, August 15
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 6-12

Enjoy some outside time when creating these flowers, using Q-tips to texture the center of the sunflower. Watercolor, oil, pastels, and your imagination will make these flowers shine. We will experiment.

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Geometric Designs in Colored Strings

Class ID: B011
Thursday, August 15
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 9-12

Create a beautiful pattern by sewing colored strings through colored paper according to a numerical design. There are many patterns to choose from ranging from very simple to more complex.

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Class ID: B009
Wednesday, August 14
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 6-12

Create, build, and decorate your own 3D robot sculpture. Lots of different materials are provided for you to make a unique piece of artwork that you can actually play with if you choose.

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