Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 12, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*No Class January 29

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, February 19 – March 12, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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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Painting Sunlight

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 19, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
How does an artist paint sunlight? This watercolor class will help you answer that question. Watercolor is particularly suited to tackle this task. Using concepts of value, intensity and color temperature, you will learn how to create the strong contrast that suggests sunlight in a painting. You will learn how color affects light and find color solutions for your paintings.

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Introduction to Tai Chi

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 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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Finger Labyrinths: A Path for HeART and Hand

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 20, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mary Silvaroli Daul
Come explore the smallest of all labyrinths, known as finger or tabletop labyrinths, and discover how these miniature patterns offer an ever present “path of possibilities” at your fingertips, to inspire art and a more artful way of living. Armed with only the simplest of art tools and a simple guide for drawing the classical labyrinth from its “seed pattern,” participants will move through drawing, “walking”, collaging, and journaling exercises designed to increase curiosity and creativity. Grounded in the ancient wisdom and ways of the labyrinth and a unique “labyrinth as life coach” approach, this class is designed to provide rest for your soles and awareness that all you ever need to journey on the path of the labyrinth is as close to your heart as your hand.

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The Colors of Winter

Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, January 23 – February 20, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Catherine Hearding
The beauty of the winter landscape is a compelling subject for watercolorists. In this watercolor class you will learn how to compose a landscape, how to create value studies to understand shapes and contrast, and find color solutions for painting snow. You will also learn a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting, all while painting light-filled winter landscapes. Bring your own photo references or use ones provided by instructor.

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Walker Art Center Gallery Tour

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 11:15 AM – 2:30 PM
Lunch: 11:15 AM -12:30 PM
Tour: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Walker Art Center staff
Join us for a private guided tour of the Walker Art Center! Learn more about current exhibitions including the politically charged I am you, you are too permanent collection show, conceptual Mexican artist Mario García Torres’ Illusion Brought Me Here, and immersive moving image works by Elizabeth Price and rotating Platforms exhibition.

Meet at Rudy’s Redeye Grill in the White Bear Country Inn (on Highway 61 across from WBCA) for lunch from 11:15 AM 12:30 PM. Guests will pay for their own lunch. We will then board a bus leaving at 12:30 PM for the museum in Minneapolis, MN. The tour is from 1:00-2:00 PM, there will be 30 minutes of free time and the bus will depart at 2:30 PM. Please bring a tip for the driver. Visit to learn more about Walker Art Center.

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Felted Winter Scarf

Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Cozy and soft, your new felted wool scarf is perfect for the cold days of winter. No knitting required. Learn the magic of felt making using wool fibers and warm soapy water. You’ll also learn several surface design and embellishing techniques. Dress comfortably and get ready to roll up your sleeves! If you made felted mittens in November, make a scarf to match! All levels welcome, but some physical stamina is needed for felting classes.

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Paint, Print and Collage

Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bonnie Cutts
Explore making monoprints and collage materials using Golden OPEN acrylics and a Gelli Plate. In this fast paced and fun class you will work in multiples and see what fun it can be to build and print your images quickly. Roll out paint, stencil a pattern, lay down shapes, and create images layer upon layer as the day goes by. You will work prints on printmaking paper as well as create collage materials. We will work quickly and make several prints without the use of a press. Open to all levels of creative experience and anyone ready to dive in and have some fun!

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Zone Color Mixing for Oil Portraiture

Date/Time: Saturday, January 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop will help take the mystery out of painting skin in light and shadow by helping students link structured color mixing to simplified values of light and dark in the face. Students will have hands-on practice with:
• Identifying value zones on the face
• Building a color chart and color mixing
• Matching the color chart zones to value zones on the face. Bring a lunch.

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Sculpting Workshop for All Ages

Date/Time: Saturday, January 26, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM & Sunday, January 27, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Erik Pearson
Join Erik Pearson for a two day sculpture workshop. Bring the whole family and work together on one piece, pay per sculpture. Erik will show you how to mix a plaster-like material using household items and then apply the material to a framework of cardboard and tape to create a table top sculpture. It’s like frosting a cake. The material will need approximately 24 hours to cure, after which additional refinements can be made to your piece, or it can be painted and ready to bring home. Come and work individually on a sculpture or with friends or family for a group project. Wear work clothes. Think of some ideas to sculpt: a person, animal, etc. Sign up early! 12 sculpture limit. Bring from home: cardboard and duct tape

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