Still Life Painting in Oil

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2-30, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Christopher Copeland
This class will work from still lifes or bring the outdoors indoors. Working from sketches and plein air work, students will execute field studies, mixing color to achieve form, value, and color harmony in the landscape. Students will gain the confidence needed to complete a painting quickly and accurately.

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Alcohol Ink Continued

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 7, 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Debra Dresler
After you get acquainted with this medium in the beginner class, let’s explore more techniques and substrates with this fun ink medium. We’ll try alcohol ink on yupo paper and metal sheet, and use stencils, masking fluid, markers, and brushes.

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Digital iPad Painting (Without the Mess!)

Date/Time: Thursday, September 21, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Date/Time: Thursday, November 2, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Debra Dresler
If you have ever wanted to try digital painting, this is the class for you. The Art Set Pro app is like having a portable painting set-up. Paint anywhere. No muss no fuss. We will begin with a photograph that you paint over with different tools and mediums, you can later paint free form originals. Included in the app are 7 brush sizes, oil paint, oil pastel sticks, colored pencil crayons, marker, conte crayon, charcoal, eraser, and a variety of pencils. Also included are blending tools like sponge, fabric, thinner, sandpaper, and pastel blenders. The color palette includes 55 colors in different opacities and the ability to mix color. There are 27 papers and canvases to choose from. Some painting is experience helpful, but not needed. Come and try a new way of painting. This class is best on the iPad for its size. Come with the Art Set Pro app loaded – available from the App Store for $6.99.

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iPad Drawing & Painting: Your Digital Sketchbook

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: November 9 – December 7, 3:00PM – 5:00PM

James Nutt
This iPad drawing class is designed for those that want to learn to draw on the iPad, and are also interested in exploring some of the more detailed programs for drawing on the iPad. Using the program Procreate, the learning curve is short and possibilities endless. You can undo mistakes, try multiple options, cut and paste, and even paint in the dark. This class is intended to be three quarters drawing class and one quarter learning the technology. Learn to use the iPad as a new and exciting medium and finally have an art studio with you everywhere you go. This class can be used standalone to get you drawing and painting anywhere. We will discuss accessible digital art platforms and get comfortable with the program through a series of drawing exercises, and also explore subjects such as line quality, color, scale, and proportion.

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Instagram 101

Date/Time: Monday, October 16, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Lars Samuelsson
With more than 700 million users worldwide, Instagram has rapidly become one of the most popular photo-sharing applications available today. If you are getting tired of Facebook and ready to try an application that is more streamlined, less cluttered, and geared towards sharing images, this is a class for you. We will explore topics such as settings, getting followers, using filters, third party apps, tips on taking better images, and more. We will start from scratch by downloading and installing Instagram, sign up for a free account, and explore what is under the hood of one of the world’s most popular photo-sharing applications.

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Intro to Photo Editing using Snapseed

Date/Time: Monday, November 13, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Lars Samuelsson
In today’s digital world with convenient access to a camera, making a photograph has become easier than ever. Despite this, a lot of images could go from being good to great by applying some basic image editing. In this class we will take a closer look at a free application called Snapseed, one of the most popular and effective imaging apps available today. Whether you want to preform basic image enhancement or become more creative with your editing, Snapseed is a great tool to improve your photography. After this class you will be able to use adjustment tools such as crop, white balance, contrast and saturation to greatly enhance you images, and image editing will be a natural part of taking pictures.

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Drawing from the Paper Up

Date/Time: 4 Mondays: September 11 – October 2, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Julie Erickson
This class is for those who have a desire to draw but have had little or no prior drawing instruction, as well as those who have held back from signing up for beginning drawing classes, fearing it may be assumed that the ‘basics’ are already known. This is a true introductory drawing class, and it will be assumed that you have not had much, if any, prior drawing instruction. The atmosphere will be light and fun and no ‘natural ability’ is required, so come and discover the joys of drawing. After completing this class, you will have the knowledge, tools, and confidence to draw on your own and sign up for other drawing classes. We will learn the differences in and uses of various pencils, pencil strokes, papers, erasers, shading and measuring tools, how to lay out a drawing, as well as some bonus advanced tips and techniques. Drawing will be done from photos provided by the instructor.

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Urban Sketchers

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: September 14-28, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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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How to Draw Faces

Date/Time: Saturday, September 30, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop for beginning as well as advanced artists will emphasize placing and drawing the features of the face accurately. You’ll learn to analyze light and shadow, create a light effect, how to map the features of the face, and how to avoid common errors in portrait drawing. The class will consist of demos covering the principles of drawing a face and hands-on experience drawing from sculptor’s casts and a live model. Drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch. Model fee included.

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Portrait Drawing

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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