Out of the Lines!

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 8, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM 
Tuition: $100 Member/$120 Non-Member 
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

A one-day workshop for Watermedia artists to explore everything we can about line! Thick line, thin line, straight line, curvy line, zggy line, zaggy line… you get the idea. Line has been one of the most important elements in art since the beginning of time, but very few of us have learned to use the line effectively in our paintings. We will explore the nature of line, the way line has fascinated artists for centuries, and the wa to use it as either a major or a minor element in your own work. Come to the class to get creative, loosen up, and explore a brand new element for your paintings. 

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Drawing Pet Portraits in Pastel Pencil

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 9, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $135 Member/$169 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 14+, All Levels

Suzann Beck
Drawing your pet is easier than you think! Create a “head and shoulders” portrait of your pet from one of your own photos with the forgiving medium of pastel pencils—they’re easy to control and easy to layer. The workshop will feature best practices and a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will work from their own photos, learning how to transfer an initial drawing to pastel paper, and how to build pet fur effects in a step-by-step process. Attention will be paid to drawing accuracy and rendering light effect. Bring a lunch.

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Paint & Sip at Margaux’s Table

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 6, 6:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $40 Member/ $50 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 21+, All Levels
Location: Margaux’s Table, 4742 Washington Square,
White Bear Lake, MN

Paint! Sip! Chat! Have Fun! No experience necessary. It’s relaxing and FUN. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and some light snacks while you paint. One complimentary glass per person is provided by the instructor. 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, 16” X 20” canvas and all of your painting supplies are included. If you prefer to use your own paint brushes, feel free to bring them. Although there will be a few aprons available; you are welcome to bring a smock or apron to protect your clothing.

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Playing with Acrylics

Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, November 6 & 20,
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuition: $54 Member/$68 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor or use supply list
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $152 Member/$194 Non-Member

Lisa Fertig
Playing with acrylics is the best way to achieve success as we strive to create abstract/nonobjective artwork. We will experiment with different compositional formats, acrylic mediums and collage. This is an ongoing class where you can jump in when your schedule permits as each lesson plan will have a different focus.

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Alcohol Ink: Birch Trees and Flowers

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 19, 10:00-12:30 PM
Price: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to the instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 16 +, All Levels

Sylvia Benson

Give alcohol ink a try! Paint beautiful florals and landscapes in this exciting medium. Whether you have experience with alcohol ink or are brand new, this class is for you! Instructor will apply varnish 24 hours after class and you will be able to pick up tile within one week at WBCA.

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Hand Building from Models and Templates


Date/Time: Saturday-Sunday, October 12 & 13,
9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuition: $163 Member/$205 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels


Date/Time: Thursday, October 10, 6:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with Registration

In this class we will combine simple hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling, modeling and slab construction with the use of models and several different kinds of templates. Emphasis will be placed on gaining a deeper understanding of the clay itself, establishing a paradigm of creative problem solving and developing a personal set of integrated building methods that accomplishes each students artistic goals. Additionally, Eric will include a bit of Argentine tango-based movement into this class. The tango was and is essential to Eric’s development as an artist. And he promises it isn’t as random as it sounds. Join Eric for a FREE lecture where he shares insights on his artistic methods.

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Russian Lace Necklace

Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, October 12-19 1:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: $42 Member/$54 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Sue Swanson
This delicate choker is made of seed beads and round gemstone beads. It is adjustable to fit different necklines. The design uses a bead weaving stitch developed in Moscow. $15 material fee includes all supplies needed to make one necklace.

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Caricature Woodcarving Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
Tuition: $147 Member/$189 Non-Member 
Material Fee: $20-$45 payable to instructor, depending on size and subject 
Age/level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

This woodcarving class will be 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. 

Bring from home: SHARP set of hand carving tools, normal run of gouges, Vs, veiners, and knives that you are comfortable using (no power tools).

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Painting with Encaustic

Date/Time: Friday, October 11, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate


Date/Time: Saturday, October 12, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

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