Watercolor Pet Portraits

CLASS ID: 8AWC
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, August 14-28 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $78 Member/$101 Non-Member
Age/Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

Work on capturing the personality and likeness of your favorite pet. You will learn how to create realistic looking eyes, wet noses, whiskers and fur, using a three-step watercolor process. Bring photos of your favorite pet, or use instructor provided photos.
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Sumi-e: Poppies and Peonies

CLASS ID: 6ASA
Date/Time: Saturday, June 15, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $22 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels
Susan Frame is the author of Japanese Ink Painting and A Beginner’s Art Guide: Sumi-e

It’s finally summer, and the poppies and peonies are blooming! Learn to paint both of them in the sumi-e way, using ink watercolor, rice paper and bamboo brushes. In this class you will learn and refine your skills in a non-intimidating and fun environment. You’ll also receive lots of encouragement as you develop your own personal approach. Class includes demonstration plus open painting time. Beginners through advanced artists welcome — watercolorists and other painters will also find this useful. Bring photos of poppies and peonies for inspiration. $22 supply fee payable to instructor. Please see supply list for additional items you will need. Bring a lunch.

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Introduction to Pastels

CLASS ID: 6APB
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, June 3 & 10, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner and Beyond

If you like fresh, pure, vivid colors, you will open your artistic world to new possibilities and creative insights by working with pastels. We will learn about the materials and tools, explore basic pastel techniques, and learn to combine pastels with other mixed media.

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Plein Air Pastel

CLASS ID: 6APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, June 5-26, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class June 19
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
CLASS ID: 7APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, July 10-24, 1:30-4:00 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
CLASS ID: 8APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, August 7-28, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class August 14
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced
Location: First week at WBCA
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $242 Member/$296 Non-Member

To the plein air painter, the immediate application of pastels lends itself to capturing the changing light effects of the outdoors. Observe and study nature firsthand. Make quick and direct decisions to produce spontaneous, fresh, and colorful light-filled paintings. Demos, one-on-one guidance, and group critiques are a part of this class. The first class will meet at WBCA; later weeks will meet at various nearby parks.
* Visit www.WhiteBearArts.org for a supply list.

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Painting an Oil Portrait from Photo Reference

CLASS ID: 8AOB
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $135 Member/$169 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Personalize your art or your gift giving by painting a portrait of a loved one. Suzann will walk you through the process of painting a portrait start to finish from your own photo. This workshop includes a demo and hands-on work. Advanced students will have the opportunity to sharpen their accuracy and finishing techniques. This workshop will teach you:
• How to choose a photo to paint from.
• Ways to transfer a basic drawing to canvas.
• How to mix colors for flesh tones.
• Steps to paint a portrait in one or more sessions.
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Give it a Try: Learn Oil Painting

CLASS ID: 6AOB
Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 12:30-4:30 PM
Tuition: $48 Member/$60 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 14+, Beginner

Are you interested in learning oil painting? This is the perfect class to introduce you to this exciting medium. This class is designed to give you the very basics of oil painting. Join us to learn the basics of painting with oil. You will love how easy this medium is! Materials are included.

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Introduction to Oil Painting

CLASS ID: 7AOB
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, July 9-23, 6:30 -9:00 PM
Tuition: $99 Member/$126 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Oil is the easiest medium to paint with once you know the techniques. Start from the beginning and learn the basics of oil painting from Dan Mackerman. You will enjoy working with this versatile medium as you begin to learn just how simple it can be. Materials included.

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Plein Air Painting in Oils

CLASS ID: 6AOA
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
CLASS ID: 7AOA
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
CLASS ID: 8AOA
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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Painting with Encaustic

ENCAUSTIC POPPIES
CLASS ID: 6AMC
Date/Time: Friday, June 21, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC ABSTRACT
CLASS ID: 6AMD
Date/Time: Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC OPEN STUDIO
CLASS ID: 7AMC
Date/Time: Friday, July 19, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC BIRCH TREES
CLASS ID: 7AMD
Date/Time: Saturday, July 20, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Join in on a new endeavor of working with hot beeswax which contains a resin as a hardening agent and pigments of many colors. It is called encaustic, an ancient art form dating back to the Greeks, which was revived by Jasper Johns and has gained popularity since the 90s. This medium is exciting because of its flexibility and versatility. Wax can be moved with a hot air gun, textured with tools, imbedded with beautiful paper, and turned into a collage. Step-by-step instruction and individual attention will help you develop your painting in this wonderful medium. $20 material fee covers all materials to make one painting; students who wish to make more can buy extra materials for an additional fee. Classes are limited to 6 students; sign up early!

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Art Journaling

CLASS ID: 7AME
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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