Paint & Sip at Margaux’s Table

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and light snacks while you paint. You are welcome to bring additional wine for the rest of the evening. Mary will demonstrate and walk you through the process of creating your own painting; how to mix colors, what brush stroke to use etc., everything you need to know to complete your own piece of art. The image and all of your painting supplies are included. One complimentary glass per person and the light snacks are provided by the instructor.

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Clay Studio for All Skill Levels

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 16 – 30, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will assist potters with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing techniques. Demonstrations will cover hand-building and basic wheel-throwing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Pottery Wheel for All Skill Levels

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 16 – 30, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will teach beginning potters how to control the wheel, and show advanced students how to make a better pot. Demonstrations will cover basic wheel-throwing techniques. No clay experience is necessary. Advanced students are welcome. Materials are included.

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Plein Air Painting in Oils

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, June 6-27, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Class June 20
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, July 11-25, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, August 1-29, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Class August 15
Tuition: $112 Member/$136 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $270 Member/$330 Non-Member

This class will focus on how to interpret light and shadow effects outdoors. Learn how to simplify, design, and connect larger shapes of the landscape, as well as how to apply a foundation quickly and accurately. Emphasis will be on composition and atmospheric perspective with color and value. We will be painting at various local parks. First class of each month will meet at WBCA.

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Fundamentals of Composition

Date/Time: Friday, July 12, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $18 Member/$22 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginners

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 2-D mediums.

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Make Your Own Jewelry (Teens)

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

Would you like to be able to make a bracelet or necklace to match your favorite outfit? Come and learn about bead stringing and how to use jewelry findings (the metal parts that hold jewelry together). We’ll also learn how to repair jewelry. Bring any broken jewelry that you have.

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Create a Magical Fairy Garden

Date/Time: 2 Fridays, July 12 & 19, 1:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: $42 Member/$54
Non-Member Age: 7-14

You will create a unique magical fairy garden featuring a fairy house (your own custom design), a fairy or elf, stream, arbor, fence, welcome bell, patio, swing and more! You will all learn a basic landscaping design and will be able to customize your garden using your own creativity. You will be using succulents which are wonderful, drought tolerant plants that are perfect for low maintenance fairy gardens. You will learn all about using the proper soil, sun exposure, propagating new plants, watering schedules and fairy garden maintenance so that your garden will last for years to come. A generous grant and class volunteers provided by the Mahtomedi Garden Club helps support this class.

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Friday Morning Clay

Date/Time: 4 Fridays, May 3 – 31, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Alexander Chinn
Join Alex and enjoy your morning with clay! Each class begins with a short demonstration followed by working on clay projects: throwing on the wheel, hand-building, tiles, sculptures, etc. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Foci Glass Blowing: Glass Flowers

Date/Time: Saturday, July 13, 10:00 AM
Tuition: $70 Member/$87 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 15+, Beginner and Beyond
Location: Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts

Meet a group from WBCA at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, where a professional glass instructor will mentor you along in the process to create blown glass flowers. This hands-on experience is designed to provide you with an exciting introduction to working with molten glass. The thrill of shaping molten glass is unlike anything else available in the Twin Cities metro area. This is an excellent team building experience and truly a unique special event. You may bring food and drinks to enjoy, as there is some downtime while everyone takes turns making their glass. Finished projects can be picked up from Foci one week after the class. Please register at least 2 weeks in advance for this class.

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Art Journaling

Date/Time: Saturday, July 13, 1:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: $21 Member/$27 Non-Member
Material Fee: $8 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Transform a plain lined journal into a work of art to hold your thoughts, hopes and dreams. Learn some easy ways that will have you looking forward to writing in your journal. We will use collage materials, colored pens and pencils to:
• Make a vision board cover
• Sprinkle inspirational pictures and words throughout the pages
• Use punches to zoom in on motivational images
• Learn some doodles and dangles to enhance the pages
• Make Washi Tape doors and windows Come ready to create!

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