Intermediate Pastels

CLASS ID: 9BPA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, September 4-25, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class September 11
Tuition: $87 Member/$111 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

CLASS ID: 11BPA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, November 6-20, 1:30-4:00 PM
Tuition: $87 Member/$111 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

Christopher Copeland
This indoor class will explore how to add color, depth, and vibrancy to pastel paintings by experimenting with various techniques using a variety of surfaces and textures. Focus will be on composition, light, and color value with individual attention and class demonstrations.

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Plein Air Painting in Oils

CLASS ID: 9BOB
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, September 5-26, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Class September 12
Tuition: $87 Member/$111 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

Christopher Copeland
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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Alcohol Ink: Abstracts on Vellum

Debra Dresler Let’s drip and paint alcohol inks on translucent vellum and then use mark making, doodling, and gold and white painting to finish your masterpiece. Bring cheap brushes if you would like. I will have standard alcohol inks and supplies that you can just pay me to use the…

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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 5ZMB
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, May 6 & 20, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, work on an unfinished painting, or learn to use 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: 9BWB 
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, September 9-30, 1:00-3:30 PM 
**No Class September 16 
Tuition: $78 Member/$99 Non-Member 
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 12+, Beginner

CLASS ID: 10BWC 
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, October 7 & 21, 1:00-3:30 PM 
Tuition: $52 Member/$66 Non-Member 
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 12+, Beginner

CLASS ID: 11BWB 
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, November 4-18, 1:00-3:30 PM 
Tuition: $78 Member/$99 Non-Member 
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 12+, Beginner 

*Sign up for all three classes and save! 
$198 Member/$254 Non-Member

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: 9BWC
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, September 9-30, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Class September 16
Tuition: $78 Member/$99 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner and Beyond

CLASS ID: 10BWD
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, October 7 & 21, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $52 Member/$66 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner and Beyond

CLASS ID: 11BWC
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, November 4-18, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $78 Member/$99 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $198 Member/$254 Non-Member

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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Whimsical Dragonflies

CLASS ID: 9BAA
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 10, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 10+, Beginner and Beyond

Use acrylic paint on canvas to draw and paint whimsical dragonflies. Don’t worry about exact shapes, the more “out there,” the better! No experience necessary. This class will be tons of fun for everyone, even if you’ve never painted before!

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Paint & Sip at Margaux’s Table

CLASS ID: 8AAB
Date/Time: Wednesday August 14, 6:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $40 Member/ $50 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 21+, All Levels
Location: Margaux’s Table, 4742 Washington Square, White Bear Lake, MN

CLASS ID: 9BAC
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 11, 6:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $40 Member/ $50 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 21+, All Levels
Location: Margaux’s Table, 4742 Washington Square,
White Bear Lake, MN

CLASS ID: 10BAF
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 9, 6:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $40 Member/ $50 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 21+, All Levels
Location: Margaux’s Table, 4742 Washington Square,
White Bear Lake, MN

CLASS ID: 11BAD
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 6, 6:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $40 Member/ $50 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 21+, All Levels
Location: Margaux’s Table, 4742 Washington Square,
White Bear Lake, MN

Paint! Sip! Chat! Have Fun! No experience necessary. It’s relaxing and FUN. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and some light snacks while you paint. One complimentary glass per person is provided by the instructor. You are welcome to bring additional wine for the rest of the evening. Mary will demonstrate and walk you through the process of creating your own painting; how to mix colors, what brush stroke to use etc…everything you need to know to complete your own piece of art. The image, 16” X 20” canvas and all of your painting supplies are included. If you prefer to use your own paint brushes, feel free to bring them. Although there will be a few aprons available; you are welcome to bring a smock or apron to protect your clothing.

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Introduction to Watercolor

Finding success in working with watercolor includes learning the basics. Sylvia will describe in detail the materials used in watercolor paintings and how the water and pigment work together on the paper. The class also involves learning brush techniques, mixing colors, graying colors or knocking down the intensity, methods for producing textures, doing value studies, and discussing what makes a good composition. Use a viewfinder to choose an eye-catching composition that can be painted in a larger abstract version, illustrating high, medium, and low key value. Curious? Join us to experience, enjoy, and relax while learning.

CLASS ID: 9BWD 
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, September 11-18, 10:00 AM -12:30 PM 
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member 
Material Fee: $5 payable to instructor 
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, Beginner

CLASS ID: 11BWD 
Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, November 2-9, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM 
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member 
Material Fee: $5 payable to instructor 
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, Beginner

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Playing with Acrylics

CLASS ID: 9BAB
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, September 11 & 25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuition: $54 Member/$68 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor or use supply list
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 10BAE
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, October 9 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuition: $54 Member/$68 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor or use supply list
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 11BAB
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, November 6 & 20,
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuition: $54 Member/$68 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor or use supply list
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $152 Member/$194 Non-Member

Lisa Fertig
Playing with acrylics is the best way to achieve success as we strive to create abstract/nonobjective artwork. We will experiment with different compositional formats, acrylic mediums and collage. This is an ongoing class where you can jump in when your schedule permits as each lesson plan will have a different focus.
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