Introduction to Clay- Pottery Wheel

Date/Time: 4 Saturdays, November 2-23, 1:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: $116 Member/$140 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 17+, All Level

Curious about the Potters Wheel?   Or wanting to revisit the fundamentals of thrown pottery?  Learn the skills and process to that transform a lump of clay into incredible functional forms.  No clay experience necessary.

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Introduction to Watercolor

Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, November 2-9, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM 
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member 
Material Fee: $5 payable to instructor 
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, Beginner

Finding success in working with watercolor includes learning the basics. Sylvia will describe in detail the materials used in watercolor paintings and how the water and pigment work together on the paper. The class also involves learning brush techniques, mixing colors, graying colors or knocking down the intensity, methods for producing textures, doing value studies, and discussing what makes a good composition. Use a viewfinder to choose an eye-catching composition that can be painted in a larger abstract version, illustrating high, medium, and low key value. Curious? Join us to experience, enjoy, and relax while learning.

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Duct Tape Flowers

Date/Time: Sunday, November 3, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $4 payable to instructor
Age/Level: 7-13

Make flowers using colorful duct tape & a few other basic materials. Then use your duct tape know-how to create flowers!

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Introduction to Acrylics

Date/Time: 2 Mondays, August 19 & 26, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Date/Time: 2 Mondays, November 4 & 11, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81
Non-Member Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Have fun learning the basics of painting with acrylics on canvas. Enjoy making beautiful brush strokes with this versatile medium. No experience necessary. Pay the instructor for all supplies.

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Tuesday Evening Clay

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, November 5-26, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 17+, All Levels

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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Pottery Wheel for All Skill Levels

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, November 7-21, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $102 Member/$126 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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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How to Draw Faces

Date/Time: Saturday, November 16, 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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Wheat Weaving: Scandinavian Holiday Ornaments

Date/Time: Saturday, November 16, 10:00 AM-1:30 PM
Tuition: $37 Member/$48 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, Teens 13+, Kids 8-12 with an Adult

Come learn about the ancient craft of wheat weaving as it is done in Europe and Scandinavia, and make several Scandinavian holiday ornaments for your house or tree. After cleaning and preparing wheat, you will learn to tie it and will leave with a goat and a tomte or two (and maybe a simple plaited ornament), and wheat to take home for more weaving there.
Bring from home:
An old pair of scissors and an old towel
Paper bag for wheat trimmings
Any special ribbons (1/4” or 1/2”) you might like
to use
Pencil, paper for keeping track of notes
Aprons recommended
Snack or bag lunch for our break-optional.

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Art Journaling

Date/Time: Saturday, November 16, 1:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: $21 Member/$27 Non-Member
Material Fee: $8 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Sue Swanson
Transform a plain lined journal into a work of art to hold your thoughts, hopes and dreams. Learn some easy ways that will have you looking forward to writing in your journal. We will use collage materials, colored pens and pencils to:

• Make a vision board cover
• Sprinkle inspirational pictures and words
throughout the pages
• Use punches to zoom in on motivational
• Learn some doodles and dangles to enhance
the pages
• Make Washi Tape doors and windows Come
ready to create!

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MnArtists Informational Workshop

Date/Time: Monday, November 18, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration
Age/Level: Adults, All levels

This workshop will introduce you Mnartists digital platforms and public programs. You will learn how to register an account and create a profile on Learn how this website can benefit you as an artist through networking, collaborations, sharing artwork, creating events and more! Please bring a device (laptop, iPad), examples of your artwork and your CV.

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