Beginning Oils

CLASS ID: 2R78
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5 – 26, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

CLASS ID: 2R79
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2 – 30, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Julie Dobson Miner
This ongoing class will take you through the entire process from concept to completion of a painting. Julie gently helps you first paint what you see and eventually when you might let go. Most classes will begin with a demo, small discussion/lecture or sharing to increase your knowledge of all the aspects of art including drawing, value, and color. The instructor will use traditional oil paints, however students can also use water mixable oils or acrylics. Julie promotes learning to mix colors by use of a suggested limited palette (warm and cool primaries) as well as limited use of solvents and safe handling practices. Beginner student projects will be offered and eventually progress to help you find your own artistic voice. Students can use supplies from the instructor for a fee or use the supply list.

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Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor

CLASS ID: 1R11 THIS CLASS IS FULL.
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5-26, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

CLASS ID: 1R12 THIS CLASS IS FULL.
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2-30, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

 This class is not available for online registration. To be added to the waitlist, please call the art center.

Frank Zeller
This class alternates between formal lessons and independent work. When appropriate, each lesson includes a handout describing the steps and colors needed to finish the work. Critiques are given every Thursday morning for completed works. Demonstrations are presented following the methods described in a handout, prior to independent work.

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Becoming a Better Painter in Oils or Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2R76
Date/Time: Friday, November 17, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
You will quickly notice an improvement in your work with the instruction and ideas you receive in this workshop. You will be personally coached and encouraged to develop or better individual skill and style. Come with an open mind and blank canvas to refresh your passion for painting. Subject matter is up to you. Starting a new piece is preferable but you may also bring a piece in progress. This is the perfect workshop to bring that idea that’s been haunting you to life or to start that big canvas you’ve always wanted to do. A small canvas is fine too! Enthusiasm and some experience are required for this class.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 2R33
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 9:30AM – 11:45AM

CLASS ID: 2R34
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 9:30AM – 11:45AM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 2R36
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 12:45PM – 3:00PM

CLASS ID: 2R37
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 12:45PM – 3:00PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Beginning Watercolor

CLASS ID: 1R04
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: October 9-30, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

CLASS ID: 1R05
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: November 6-20, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Lisa Fertig
Come and explore the wonder of watercolor by learning the fundamentals and techniques of this exciting medium. Basic class lessons will help you feel comfortable as you discover your journey using watercolors. Pay the instructor an optional material fee of $1 if you wish to keep the lesson plans.

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Moving Beyond the Basics

CLASS ID: 1R07
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: October 9-30, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

CLASS ID: 1R08
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: November 6-20, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Lisa Fertig
Moving on from a beginning watercolor class, explore a little more challenging subject matter as you start to develop your own individual style of painting. This class is designed to create a sound foundation from which to build, with lesson plans to help enforce the principles and elements of design. Demonstrations with a wide range of subject matter will help you gain self-confidence.

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Tuesday Watercolor with Judy

CLASS ID: 1R14
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays: October 3-31, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

CLASS ID: 1R15
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: November 7-28, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Judy Blain
Do you already know how to paint a scene in watercolor? Are you looking for a new challenge? I will provide photos to paint that lack one important element – a center of interest. BUT, I will also provide photos that – to me – include only centers of interest. Combining these two ideas will be your challenge for the first two weeks. After that you will provide your own photos and I will suggest different styles of painting to fit the photos you bring. I will also demonstrate all of the above. A fun and interactive class for those who wish to expand their watercolor techniques and have a good time. Sound fun? Come and see.

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Urban Sketchers

CLASS ID: 2R14
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: October 12-26, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

James Nutt
Urban Sketching in White Bear Lake! Urban Sketching happens indoors and out! Join instructor/architect James Nutt in this casual multimedia class in the spirit of the Urban Sketchers movement. Urban Sketchers is a nonprofit group started in 2007 with international and local presence with a goal of seeing the world one sketch at a time. The first class will start at the art center and discuss examples of work, portable mediums, travel kits, tips and tricks, and lessons learned. The subsequent classes will meet at Washington Square in downtown White Bear Lake and surrounding venues. The instructor will help with critique and encouragement. This class is open to all skill levels, sketchers and painters, all portable mediums, and generally done in sketchbook-size media. Class will discuss tools of the trade but at minimum bring a sketchbook and pen/pencil.

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Painting with Encaustic

ENCAUSTIC FRUIT
CLASS ID: 2R80
Date/Time: Friday, November 10, 12:30PM – 3:30PM

ENCAUSTIC ABSTRACT
CLASS ID: 2R81
Date/Time: Saturday, November 11, 9:30AM – 12:30PM

Sylvia Benson
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, embedded 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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