Stocks & Soups

CLASS ID: 2Y708 
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Peggy Doran from Margaux’s Table in downtown White Bear Lake will teach you how to make 3 different types of rich stock and then show you how to finish a soup quickly. Bring an apron to class.

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Still Life Painting in Oil

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, January 17 – 31, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, February 7 – 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Christopher Copeland
This class will focus on organizing a still life composition set-up and painting from life. Emphasis will be on drawing and value structure. Finally completing the value study with color and edge-work control.

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Next Step Beginning & Intermediate Oils

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, January 17 – 31, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, February 14-28, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Julie Dobson Miner
If you have taken the First Step Beginning Oils class or have painted in oils before this class is for you. This ongoing class will take you through the entire process from concept to completion of a painting. Julie will gently help you first paint what you see and eventually will let you work independently. Most classes will begin with a demo, small discussion/lecture or sharing to increase your knowledge of all the aspects of art including drawing, value, color, planning for success and how to move beyond your reference /not be restricted by it.

The instructor will use traditional oil paints, however, students can also use water mixable oils or acrylics. Julie promotes learning to mix colors by use of a suggested limited palette (warm and cool primaries) as well as limited use of solvents and safe handling practices. Beginner student projects will be offered and eventually progress to help you find your own artistic voice. Julie has a wealth of knowledge to share, and continuing students will keep growing in their knowledge and skill level.

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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, January 17 – February 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mike Rada
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.

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Alcohol Ink Continued

Date/Time: Friday, January 18, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Debra Dresler
After you get acquainted with this medium in the beginner class, lets explore more techniques and substrates with this fun ink medium. We’ll try painting alcohol ink on yupo paper, metal sheet and use stencils, masking fluid, markers and brushes. Please bring your own supplies including inks, alcohol 91%, felt with stamper, gloves, brushes, markers, masking fluid, blending solution canned air, and surfaces (glass, metal or mirrors). Minimal materials provided.

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Date/Time: Friday, January 18, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Date/Time: Friday, February 15, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Carol Lui
Ikebana literally means, “the arrangement of living material in water.” It is the art of Japanese flower arrangement developed in the 15th century and has its roots in ancient Chinese flower arrangement. It began as an aid to meditation and as a way to personalize nature and reflect on the human experience. There are several thousand schools of Ikebana at present, Ichiyo and Ohara being among the most popular. The Ichiyo School was founded in 1937 and is one of the ‘modern’ schools of Ikebana, famous for innovative, free style of Japanese flower arrangement.

Carol will teach the first lesson in the Ichiyo School, the Upright Style. The second class will be in the Slanting Form. Students will use the instructor’s vase and needle holder (kenzan). The vase will be returned to instructor after class. If students prefer to find out more about keeping their arrangement intact by bringing their own vase and kenzan, please read about what to purchase by click the link to learn more. Students must register at least one week in advance.

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Family Fun with Bronze Clay

Date/Time: Sunday, January 20, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, playing and creating with bronze clay. After firing, this clay turns into a solid piece of bronze metal. After rolling, shaping and texturing the pieces the clay can be cut out using a cooling cutter to make great Christmas tree ornaments or charms. Prepare to be messy!

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Clay Face Pots

Date/Time: Sunday, January 20, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Erika Arndt
Make a mug with a mug! Try your hand at hand-building as you create a whimsical face on a pinch pot.

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

CLASS ID: 1Y210 or 1Y231
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 12, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM OR 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
*No Class January 29

CLASS ID: 2Y211 or 2Y223
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, February 19 – March 12, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM OR 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Dan Mackerman
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.

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Art Quilting 101

Date/Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 22 & 23, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Susan Stein
You will study color, painting your own fabric, composition, and design elements, and make a small wall piece using a variety of techniques which will be demonstrated and implemented in class. Finishing and machine quilting will be discussed. See my book The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting.

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