Paint & Sip at Margaux’s Table

CLASS ID: 5ZAC
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and light snacks while you paint. You are welcome to bring additional wine for the rest of the evening. Mary will demonstrate and walk you through the process of creating your own painting; how to mix colors, what brush stroke to use etc., everything you need to know to complete your own piece of art. The image and all of your painting supplies are included. One complimentary glass per person and the light snacks are provided by the instructor.

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Pottery Wheel for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 5Z3I
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 16 – 30, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will teach beginning potters how to control the wheel, and show advanced students how to make a better pot. Demonstrations will cover basic wheel-throwing techniques. No clay experience is necessary. Advanced students are welcome. Materials are included.

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Foci Glass Blowing: Glass Flowers

CLASS ID: 7A1J
Date/Time: Saturday, July 13, 10:00 AM
Tuition: $70 Member/$87 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 15+, Beginner and Beyond
Location: Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts

Meet a group from WBCA at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, where a professional glass instructor will mentor you along in the process to create blown glass flowers. This hands-on experience is designed to provide you with an exciting introduction to working with molten glass. The thrill of shaping molten glass is unlike anything else available in the Twin Cities metro area. This is an excellent team building experience and truly a unique special event. You may bring food and drinks to enjoy, as there is some downtime while everyone takes turns making their glass. Finished projects can be picked up from Foci one week after the class. Please register at least 2 weeks in advance for this class.

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Your Artist Creativity Path

CLASS ID: 7A6B
Date/Time: 5 Saturdays, July 13-August 10, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $105 Member/$135 Non-Member Material
Fee: Pre-Purchase book, The Muse Is In by Jill Badonsky, & $20 payable to instructor for workbook companion
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Learn to discover, nurture, support, define and enhance your creative self by joining in this journey. We will work together to discover our passions, truths, purpose, blocks, curiosities, fears, beliefs and goals. Through journals, artist dates, detective work exercises, dream visioning, mindfulness, and audacious FUN, we will meet and travel this creative path together.

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Open Drawing with Instructor

CLASS ID: 6A2D
Date/Time: Monday, June 10, 5:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond

CLASS ID: 6A2E
Date/Time: Monday, June 24, 5:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond

CLASS ID: 7A2B
Date/Time: Monday, July 15, 5:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond

CLASS ID: 7A2C
Date/Time: Monday, July 29, 5:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond

CLASS ID: 8A2B
Date/Time: Monday, August 12, 5:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond

CLASS ID: 8A2C
Date/Time: Monday, August 26, 5:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond

Attention all Drawing from the Paper Up and Portrait Drawing alumni! This is an opportunity to get away for some drawing time while honing your drawing skills. Students are to bring their own projects and supplies. Individualized instruction and critiquing by the instructor throughout the class. Open to alumni of any other drawing classes; must be knowledgeable in shading and basic drawing techniques.

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Margaux’s Table Special Fish & Seafood Class

CLASS ID: 7A6G
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 16, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuition: $50 Member/$63 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, 21+, All Levels
Location: Margaux’s Table

Margaux will go to the fresh fish market and select seasonal fresh fish and seafood and show you how to make flavorful fish & seafood worthy of a dinner party or just a simple healthy weekday dinner. Great for hot weather cooking! Don’t eat before you come! Some items we will select will be: fresh seasonal fish fillets, octopus or squid, scallops or lobster, shrimp, and mussels.

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Painting with Encaustic

ENCAUSTIC POPPIES
CLASS ID: 6AMC
Date/Time: Friday, June 21, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC ABSTRACT
CLASS ID: 6AMD
Date/Time: Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC OPEN STUDIO
CLASS ID: 7AMC
Date/Time: Friday, July 19, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC BIRCH TREES
CLASS ID: 7AMD
Date/Time: Saturday, July 20, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

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, imbedded 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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How to Draw Faces

CLASS ID: 7A2A
Date/Time: Saturday, July 20, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $135 Member/$169 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 14+, Beginner and Beyond

Even if you’ve never drawn a face before, this class will give you a solid approach to drawing faces. If you have, there are lots of tips and details to help you capture your subject better. This workshop emphasizes placing and drawing the features of the face accurately, including:
• How to analyze light and shadow, and create a light effect.
• How to map the features of the face.
• Common errors in portrait drawing.
Both the morning and afternoon sessions will include demos covering the principles of drawing a face and hands-on experience drawing from sculptor’s casts and a live model.

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Camera Club

Class ID: 7Z5B 
Date/Time: Monday, July 22, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Tuition: $10 Member/Non-Member 
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Join us for a new photography club at WBCA. Whether you are using digital or analog digital camera equipment, all are encouraged to join.

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Beginning Calligraphy

CLASS ID: 7A8B
Date/Time: 3 Saturdays, July 27-August 10, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $79 Member/$101 Non-Member
Material Fee: $2 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 14+, Beginner and Beyond

Learning calligraphy is similar to learning any art form. It involves line, shape, space, texture, color, and movement. In calligraphy there are basic rules and techniques meant to help the learning process. In this class our focus will be on learning the Italic minuscule script (lower case letters). Students should be able to apply these rules and techniques to learning other calligraphic scripts. The focus of the first class will be learning the basics such as tools, supplies, terms, and any other basic information necessary to start putting pen to paper. The focus of the following two classes will be learning the structure of each letter within the Italic lower case alphabet, spacing, and a bit on layout, as well as individual guidance and answering questions. Please bring to the first class:
• Note taking paper
• Pencil or pen for notes.
• 18” T-square, preferably metal.
• 18”x24” sturdy piece of foam core.
• Artist tape or blue painter’s tape.
• 14×17 Borden Riley #37 Layout Paper.

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