Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

CLASS ID: 3Z8C
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays: March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, Mary 2 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Carolynn Johnson
Join us for open-ended conversation among friends. Whatever your proficiency, we’d love to see you. If you’ve always wanted to be more conversational with your French, here’s your opportunity. Bring a notebook if you wish to take notes. Sign up for the entire session or attend when you can!

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Getting Out There: A Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop

CLASS ID: 5Z1B
Date/Time: Tuesday – Thursday, May 28 – 30, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Joshua Cunningham
Painting a landscape from life is an immersive experience. All of our senses flow with the shifting seasons, marching sun, and drifting shadows. It is as inspiring, as it is challenging. Bringing that scene to life with oil painting begins with developing a composition that serves your subject. Holding on to it through all the tumult around you demands a deep and protracted focus. My goal is to help you improve your paintings through a deliberate process, that develops an understanding of how the light and air conspire to reveal a scene. Plein air painting informs your intuition, improves your memory, and deepens your connection to a place, offering a path for personal growth through your practice. While you are painting, I will provide assistance with questions, suggestions, and examples. You can get a feel for my work at www.JoshuaCunningham.com.

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Foci Glass Blowing: Pint Glass Social

CLASS ID: 4Z1I
Date/Time: Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM

Meet a group from WBCA at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, where a professional glass instructor will mentor you along in the process of making a pint drinking glass. 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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Visit Mia with an Artist

CLASS ID: 4Z1J
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 10, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join friends from WBCA for a fun day of art and food! Visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art with artist Dan Mackerman who will talk about brush strokes, color and art history. The group will stay for lunch afterward to chat about what they saw! Meet at Mia.

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The Creative Breath Watercolor Workshop in Chartreuse, France

Date/Time: July 1-7, 2019, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Patrick Jager
Escape to France and get inspired! Patrick conducts a 6 day workshop in which he teaches the Taoist approach to watercolors. Working in the atelier and outdoors in the inspiring Chartreuse mountains. Patrick instructs Qi Gong and the associated moving meditation of a unique brush stroke, the harmony of the earth and creativity and concentration through the breath.

Stay at the Charmetière Guest House with hosts Albert Butler, originally from WBL, and wife Fabricia. Please visit www.lacharmetiere.fr to learn more about the area and accommodations.  The workshop will be in English.
To register for the trip or learn more about it please email Albert at albert@lacharmetiere.fr

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