Photographic Technique & Critique

CLASS ID: 5X22
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X23
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X24
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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Writing Roundtable

CLASS ID: 5X28
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X29
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X30
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mary Jane LaVigne
Join with fellow writers to talk about craft, try a short exercise, and/or share work. Bring paper, pen, and a writing sample of up to 500 words to read. Bringing work is optional.

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Find Your Future in Art

CLASS ID: 5X04
Date/Time: Monday, November 12, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Scott Hochhalter, MCAD
Scott Hochhalter, from Minneapolis College of Art and Design will lead a discussion for teens about putting together a portfolio, art school, careers, and vocabulary surrounding a critique.

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Hildegard of Bingen: A Medieval Woman Who Inspires Creativity

CLASS ID: 5X08
Date/Time: Monday, September 17, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Sue Swanson
Join us on September 17th to celebrate Hildegard’s birthday. We will be discussing her music, beautiful mandala artwork and her use of holistic healing. Hildegard was born on September 17, 1098 and lived to the old age of 81. She was a mystic, author, composer, artist, healer and preacher. We will be screening “The Unruly Mystic,” a 65-minute documentary by Michael Conti, who is a filmmaker from Boulder, Colorado. He considers Hildegard to be the patron saint of creativity. Sue will be showing pictures from her trip to Bingen, Germany and Hildegard’s monastery at Rödesheim on the Rhine River. Find out why so many find her fascinating!

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Peruvian Weaving Demonstration

CLASS ID: 5X09
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Melanie Ebertz
Be transported to the heights of the Andes with a lively cultural presentation. Welcome the two Andean weavers from Chinchero, Peru, while they demonstrate their artistry on traditional back strap looms. This ancient craft has its roots in Incan ancestry and is an important part of the rich indigenous culture. Melanie Ebertz, owner of ArtAndes, leads culture, art, and history trips to Peru and is dedicated to helping preserve the Andean weaving techniques. Unique finely woven weavings will be available for sale.

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Community Concert with Thursday Musical

CLASS ID: 9X02
Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Thursday Musical Musicians
Thursday Musical, one of the oldest arts organizations in the country, was founded in 1892 by a group of 12 women from Minneapolis. Currently, Thursday Musical supports three distinctive recital series featuring a wealth of classical solo and chamber ensemble repertoire: the Thursday Morning Artist Series, Home Programs, and Community Concerts. This fall, White Bear Center for the Arts will be hosting a Community Concert. Detailed program information to follow.

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Split Rock Studios Tour

CLASS ID: 5X40
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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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Introduction to Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 9X09
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 9X10
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Just dress comfortably so you can move, no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.

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On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson – William Souder Lecture

CLASS ID: 5X07
Date/Time: Thursday, November 8, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

William Souder
Award-winning author William Souder will present his book On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring. Elegantly written and meticulously researched, On a Farther Shore reveals a shy yet passionate woman more at home in the natural world than in the literary one that embraced her. William Souder also writes sensitively of Carson’s romantic friendship with Dorothy Freeman, and of Carson’s death from cancer in 1964. This extraordinary biography captures the essence of one of the great reformers of the twentieth century. A New York Times Notable Book of 2012.

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Georgia O’s: Life and Paintings

LECTURE ONLY
CLASS ID: 5X10
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

LECTURE & CLASS
CLASS ID: 2X03
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Explore the amazing life of Georgia O’Keeffe through a chronological study of her paintings. After the presentation, stay for an optional painting class inspired by the lecture. Using oil pastels and watercolors, escape to Georgia’s desert by making a drawing of a cow skull with a marbled, mountain/desert for background.

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