Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

Thursday afternoons in June – August
Carolynn Johnson

Join us for open-ended conversation amongst 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.

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Studio Coffee

13 Fridays, June 2-August 25, 9:30-10:30 AM
Neil Johnston

Come to WBCA for coffee and discuss art, artists, techniques, and trends. Free with registration. Stay for open studio and make art.

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

13 Fridays, June 2-August 25, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
12 Mondays, June 5-August 28, 6:00-8:30 PM
No Instructor

Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium. Work on your own project with your own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.

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Improving Photographic Skills

Tuesdays – June 13, July 11, August 8, 7:00-9:00 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 and

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Hip Hop Dance Lessons

7 Tuesdays & 7 Thursdays, June 20-August 8, 3:30-6:00 PM
CHAT Artist Perry Lee
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT) presents a summer of fun with their hip hop dance lessons. Learn the newest and coolest moves from one of the Twin Cities premier arts organizations. A six week program that meets twice a week Tuesday and Thursdays that will keep you in shape jamming to some great music and have an opportunity to perform your dance routine on stage. This youth oriented class is for students ages 14-18.

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Writing Roundtable

Tuesdays – June 20, July 25, August 22, 7:00-9:00 PM
Mary Jane LaVigne

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

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Experience the Labyrinth

Wednesdays, June 21, July 19, August 23, 9:30-11:30 AM
Mary Silvaroli Daul

Whether an experienced traveler or new to the way of the labyrinth, come join others on the path for a morning of reflection and renewal. Gather together for a brief introduction to the labyrinth followed by time to walk, reflect, and share at the close of the morning. You may bring a journal to extend and integrate your experience. Discover how each labyrinth journey offers the gift of time and space to rest…release… receive…and return, renewed and refreshed.

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WBCA Writers’ Group

Mondays, June 26-August 7, 2:00-3:30 PM
Elise d’Entremont
The focus of this group is to encourage fellow writers in their aspirations of writing. We will meet weekly to discuss our work, our writings, our resources, and ways to overcome our obstacles.

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Introduction to Tai Chi

Wednesday, June 28, 10:00-11:00 AM
Tuesday, August 8, 1:30-2:30 PM
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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Inner Gold: Tressa Sularz

Tuesday, July 18, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Thursday, August 10, 6:30-8:30 PM
Tressa Sularz

Inner Gold: Tressa Sularz is a solo exhibition of fiber art at White Bear Center for the Arts. On Tuesday, July 18, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, Tressa will demonstrate her unique twining techniques in the gallery with an informal discussion about her work. On Thursday, August 10, from 7:00-8:30 PM, Tressa will talk about her work, and there will be a screening of a short film about the artist and her artwork by Mike Hazard. To learn more about Tressa and to view her work, visit

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