SECTION 4: INTRODUCTION TO COLOR: COLOR CHOICES (THE PALETTE), MIXING TRICKS, THE VALUE OF COLOR CHARTS, LIGHT
CLASS ID: 12Y211 or 12Y231
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, December 11 – January 15, 9:45 AM -12:15 PM OR 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
SECTION 5: PAINTING METHOD #1: VALUES PLUS COLOR
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
SECTION 6: PAINTING METHOD #2: BLOCKING-IN
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
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.
CLASS ID: 1Y409
Date/Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 22 & 23, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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.
CLASS ID: 12Y212
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, December 11 – January 15, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*No Class December 25 & January 1
CLASS ID: 1Y212
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 12, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*No Class January 29
CLASS ID: 2Y210
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, February 19 – March 12, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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.
CLASS ID: 1Y229
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 19, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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.
CLASS ID: 1Y907
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
CLASS ID: 2Y902
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.
CLASS ID: 1Y901
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
CLASS ID: 2Y901
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.
CLASS ID: 1Y222
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, January 23 – February 20, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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.
CLASS ID: 1Y103
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 walkerart.org to learn more about Walker Art Center.
CLASS ID: 1Y401
Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
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.