Introduction to Still Lifes in Acrylic or Oil

CLASS ID: 2R28
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: October 9-30, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Thomas E. Stewart
The instructor will offer a straightforward approach to painting “what you see”. Students will learn the basics of design, drawing, and painting from a still life. One evening of this painting class will be held outside, weather allowing. This will provide some of the basics for plein air painting. Different painting techniques will be explored to achieve a variety of visual effects. Students will receive individual instruction based on their painting experience. Students are also welcome to bring in work from home, any subject matter, and the instructor will help them further develop their paintings. Pay WBCA for all supplies. If you have materials of your own, feel free to bring them.

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Intergenerational Ceramics

CLASS ID: 7R01
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

CLASS ID: 7R02
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

CLASS ID: 7R03
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

Brittany Trushin
Explore basic hand building and wheel-throwing skills with this intergenerational beginner/intermediate course for adults, kids, and teens. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.

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Melted Crayon Art

CLASS ID: 7R20
Date/Time: Sunday, October 15, 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Erika Arndt
Have you ever wanted to make one of those brilliant melted-crayon-on-canvas works of art? Using hot glue and a hairdryer, we’ll create a unique conversation piece for your wall.

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Clay Studio for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 3R16
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: September 7-28, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

CLASS ID: 3R17
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5-26, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

CLASS ID: 3R18
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2-30, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will assist potters with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing techniques. Demonstrations will cover hand-building and basic wheel-throwing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Portrait Drawing

CLASS ID: 2R12
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, October 5-26, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Julie Erickson
Capturing the emotion, expression, and/or personality of someone is the biggest challenge and biggest reward of portrait drawing. We will learn to draw individual facial features, then will lay out and complete a full portrait from start to
finish. Drawing will be done from photos provided by the instructor.

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Whimsical Holiday Elves

CLASS ID: 2R25
Date/Time: Thursday, November 16, 12:30PM – 3:00PM

Sylvia Benson
Using acrylics on canvas, like the Whimsical Birds on a Wire, create an Elf on a Wire or up a tree, building a snowman, or harnessing reindeer. Use as a gift or just to have fun during the holiday season.

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New York City Ballet MOVES

CLASS ID: 9R02
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Northrop Presents
Join a group from WBCA to see the New York City Ballet at Northrop for a reduced rate! Meet at Northrop or notify WBCA if you are interested in setting up a carpool. It’s a rare treat when New York City Ballet dancers take the Northrop stage. This stunning repertory program includes ballets by four exceptional choreographers. Jerome Robbins, one of New York City Ballet’s founding choreographers, visits three couples, each at different points in their romantic relationships, in his enduring classic In the Night. Justin Peck’s first ballet for NYCB, In Creases, showcases his keen wit and musicality. Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas de deux is an achingly beautiful expression of tenderness and longing.
Please register by September 27 for the discounted tickets.

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Twine It Your Way

CLASS ID: 4R36
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 3, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Tressa Sularz
In this workshop you’ll twine a vessel in your own style. Twining is an ancient basketry technique. We will start with a beginning devised by the artist. You will determine to make this twining project into a hanging piece of art, or design it to display on a shelf or table. This class is open to all levels of experience. Some twining experience is helpful.

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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 2R35
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 12:45PM – 3:00PM

CLASS ID: 2R36
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 12:45PM – 3:00PM

CLASS ID: 2R37
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 12:45PM – 3:00PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Split Rock Studios Tour

CLASS ID: 5R26
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 8, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Craig Sommerville
Split Rock Studios is an interpretive museum display firm that maintains a long term relationship with White Bear Center for the Arts. Split Rock will be offering a fascinating behind the scenes tour of a working commercial art studio. Housed in a modern 40,000 square foot facility in Arden Hills, Split Rock Studios employs exhibit designers, graphic designers, muralists, sculptors, and talented wood workers. Artists, designers, and other experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

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