Photographic Technique and Critique

CLASS ID: 6A5E
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, June 18, July 9, August 13, 7:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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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Cut’n’Fold: The Art of Kirigami and Paper Sculpture

CLASS ID: 6A8F
Date/Time: Thursday, June 20, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10-$15 depending on project, payable to instructor
Age/Level: Teens 14+, Adults, All Levels

From Japanese culture this class will explore the technique called Kirigami. You will learn to turn a simple piece of paper into a beautiful pop-up card or into a 3D sculpture by cutting, folding, drawing, painting, and more. You will also explore how light and projection interacts with your 3D object and give it texture and new life. Outcomes can be: 3D paper sculptures, pop-up cards and booklets, paper architecture, small sets, prototypes for furniture.

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Watercolor Frogs

CLASS ID: 6AWD
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, June 20-27, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Pick from a large variety of frog photos and paint it using different texturing, shadowing, and fading out techniques. Choose a background for your frog and develop the beautiful coloring. All aspects of the painting will be demonstrated and personal assistance as needed.
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Watercolor Koi and Water Lilies

CLASS ID: 6AWC
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, June 3-10, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

For new and returning students, this class will add to the art experience by teaching how to control the paint, making the koi’s colors appear very natural. There are many different colors of koi and students will use beautiful photographs to choose the shapes and colors. Composition is emphasized so that the objects are placed and sized to make an interesting painting. Participants will use movement and rhythm to help lead the viewer’s eye through the painting. Techniques will include texturing the lily pads, masking to save whites, and making bubbles. Everything will be demonstrated step-by-step and students will be amazed by what they’ve created.
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Sumi-e: Poppies and Peonies

CLASS ID: 6ASA
Date/Time: Saturday, June 15, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $22 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels
Susan Frame is the author of Japanese Ink Painting and A Beginner’s Art Guide: Sumi-e

It’s finally summer, and the poppies and peonies are blooming! Learn to paint both of them in the sumi-e way, using ink watercolor, rice paper and bamboo brushes. In this class you will learn and refine your skills in a non-intimidating and fun environment. You’ll also receive lots of encouragement as you develop your own personal approach. Class includes demonstration plus open painting time. Beginners through advanced artists welcome — watercolorists and other painters will also find this useful. Bring photos of poppies and peonies for inspiration. $22 supply fee payable to instructor. Please see supply list for additional items you will need. Bring a lunch.

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Introduction to Pastels

CLASS ID: 6APB
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, June 3 & 10, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner and Beyond

If you like fresh, pure, vivid colors, you will open your artistic world to new possibilities and creative insights by working with pastels. We will learn about the materials and tools, explore basic pastel techniques, and learn to combine pastels with other mixed media.

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Intermediate Pastel

CLASS ID: 6APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, June 5-26, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class June 19
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
CLASS ID: 7APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, July 10-24, 1:30-4:00 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
CLASS ID: 8APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, August 7-28, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class August 14
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced
Location: First week at WBCA
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $242 Member/$296 Non-Member

To the plein air painter, the immediate application of pastels lends itself to capturing the changing light effects of the outdoors. Observe and study nature firsthand. Make quick and direct decisions to produce spontaneous, fresh, and colorful light-filled paintings. Demos, one-on-one guidance, and group critiques are a part of this class. The first class will meet at WBCA; later weeks will meet at various nearby parks.
* Visit www.WhiteBearArts.org for a supply list.

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Give it a Try: Learn Oil Painting

CLASS ID: 6AOB
Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 12:30-4:30 PM
Tuition: $48 Member/$60 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 14+, Beginner

Are you interested in learning oil painting? This is the perfect class to introduce you to this exciting medium. This class is designed to give you the very basics of oil painting. Join us to learn the basics of painting with oil. You will love how easy this medium is! Materials are included.

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Plein Air Painting in Oils

CLASS ID: 6AOA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, June 6-27, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Class June 20
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
CLASS ID: 7AOA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, July 11-25, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
CLASS ID: 8AOA
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, August 1-29, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Class August 15
Tuition: $112 Member/$136 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $270 Member/$330 Non-Member

This class will focus on how to interpret light and shadow effects outdoors. Learn how to simplify, design, and connect larger shapes of the landscape, as well as how to apply a foundation quickly and accurately. Emphasis will be on composition and atmospheric perspective with color and value. We will be painting at various local parks. First class of each month will meet at WBCA.

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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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