Moving Beyond the Basics

CLASS ID: 1R07
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: October 9-30, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

CLASS ID: 1R08
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: November 6-20, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Lisa Fertig
Moving on from a beginning watercolor class, explore a little more challenging subject matter as you start to develop your own individual style of painting. This class is designed to create a sound foundation from which to build, with lesson plans to help enforce the principles and elements of design. Demonstrations with a wide range of subject matter will help you gain self-confidence.

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Adult Continuing Ballet

CLASS ID: 9R06
Date/Time:  14 Mondays: September 11 – December 18, 7:15PM – 8:15PM

Jan Chamberlin
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and esthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, and turning and jumping combinations, this class will provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning the body. This is a wonderful class for those who danced when they were younger and those who never stopped.

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Improving Photographic Skills

CLASS ID: 5R17
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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Woof’s Morning Studio

CLASS ID: 3R09
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays: October 3-31, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

CLASS ID: 3R10
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: November 7-28, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Joshua Woof
Learn something new every week with clay. This class is for those just starting out, or looking to expand their skill set. Learn traditional pottery and hand-building/sculpting techniques. Learn about glazing and surface design choices. This class is centered on individual development, and demonstrations based on group interest. Beginners are encouraged to join, and so are advanced members looking for additional feedback. Materials are included.

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Tuesday Evening Clay

CLASS ID: 3R13
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays: October 3-31, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 3R14
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: November 7-28, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Zac Spates
Come explore the endless possibilities in clay! Although this course is self-guided, each class will start with a short demonstration or show-and- tell followed by time to work on individual projects: throwing techniques, hand-building, surface decoration and form resolution, etc. Zac will work with students one-on-one to discuss projects and troubleshoot conceptual and construction issues. Over the course of the quarter, you will build your ceramics vocabulary and develop work that is unique to you. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Tuesday Watercolor with Judy

CLASS ID: 1R14
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays: October 3-31, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

CLASS ID: 1R15
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: November 7-28, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Judy Blain
Do you already know how to paint a scene in watercolor? Are you looking for a new challenge? I will provide photos to paint that lack one important element – a center of interest. BUT, I will also provide photos that – to me – include only centers of interest. Combining these two ideas will be your challenge for the first two weeks. After that you will provide your own photos and I will suggest different styles of painting to fit the photos you bring. I will also demonstrate all of the above. A fun and interactive class for those who wish to expand their watercolor techniques and have a good time. Sound fun? Come and see.

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Flower Arranging

Class Date: November 21
Ginnie Peterson & Therese Sexe
Ginnie Peterson and Therese Sexe from Crocus Hill Studio will teach you how to make beautiful floral arrangements in these fun classes. Sign up for 1 or take them all! Classes taught: Terrarium Class, Art In Bloom Class, Pumpkins, Gourds and Succulents Class, and Thanksgiving Centerpieces Class!

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Urban Sketchers

CLASS ID: 2R14
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: October 12-26, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

James Nutt
Urban Sketching in White Bear Lake! Urban Sketching happens indoors and out! Join instructor/architect James Nutt in this casual multimedia class in the spirit of the Urban Sketchers movement. Urban Sketchers is a nonprofit group started in 2007 with international and local presence with a goal of seeing the world one sketch at a time. The first class will start at the art center and discuss examples of work, portable mediums, travel kits, tips and tricks, and lessons learned. The subsequent classes will meet at Washington Square in downtown White Bear Lake and surrounding venues. The instructor will help with critique and encouragement. This class is open to all skill levels, sketchers and painters, all portable mediums, and generally done in sketchbook-size media. Class will discuss tools of the trade but at minimum bring a sketchbook and pen/pencil.

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Painting with Encaustic

ENCAUSTIC FRUIT
CLASS ID: 2R80
Date/Time: Friday, November 10, 12:30PM – 3:30PM

ENCAUSTIC ABSTRACT
CLASS ID: 2R81
Date/Time: Saturday, November 11, 9:30AM – 12:30PM

Sylvia Benson
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, embedded 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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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 2: HOW TO USE THE PAINTING TOOLS
CLASS ID: 2R58
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: October 17 – November 7, 9:45AM – 12:15PM

SECTION 3: REALISTICALLY PAINTING VALUES
CLASS ID: 2R59
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: November 14 – December 5, 9:45AM – 12:15PM

Dan Mackerman
This is a class for those with either little or no experience and 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 held back later on. In these courses, we will cover 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 develop a painting. This class will be taught in sections, each topic building on the next, 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. This course will continue into the Spring.

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