Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, March 28 – April 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, May 2 – June 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mike Rada
Whether you are just getting started or have painted for many years, this class has much to offer. You will work from your own studies, sketches, drawings, or photos and will learn what it takes to create a successful painting from start to finish. Mike will show examples of his work and give demos, short lectures, and lots of positive encouragement while you work on your own projects and style. The information provided applies to all mediums, so you may work in oils, acrylics, or pastels. Class is limited to 10 students. Students cannot miss the first day of class, as Mike will be giving important lectures and demos. No supplies are needed the first day of class, except paper and pen to take notes.

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The Techniques Behind the Images: A Photography Workshop with Craig Blacklock

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM *DATE CHANGE

Craig Blacklock’s photographs immerse you within his images. You feel as if you are flying along side of eagles, standing mere feet from deer, and could reach out and touch the foregrounds of most of his landscapes. Craig will discuss the making of his most recent book, video and traveling museum exhibition, ST. CROIX & NAMEKAGON RIVERS — The Enduring Gift, from planning his trips, to his daily routine, to specific techniques he uses to achieve that “immersive” quality to his images. Craig will offer tips and tutorials on stacked focus; panos; stacked focus panos; drone images; done panos; and drone video, as well as wildlife photography, including blending in different skies to create optical illusions that trick the viewer into believing they are closer and higher than they otherwise would. Participants should bring 3 of their own images (highest quality file you have of the image, such as a layered Photoshop document) on a USB stick to the workshop for a critique.

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Tai Chi

Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, January 31 – March 7, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, March 14 – April 18, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, April 25 – June 6, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
*No Class May 9

Aimee Van Ostrand
Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity. It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of wellbeing. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. There is always something new to learn in Tai Chi!

Sign up for a month at a time, or drop in when you can and pay $15 Member/$19 Non-Member per week.

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Custom Labyrinth Event

Date/Time: Call WBCA to schedule

Mary Silvaroli Daul
Looking for a unique way to honor and celebrate a significant life milestone for yourself or someone special? Consider the labyrinth! This is a great opportunity to gather a small group of friends for time that is both restful and rejuvenating. Mary will help you create a memorable event that combines fun and friendship, centered on the path of the labyrinth. Call WBCA to make arrangements.

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