Watercolor Pet Portraits

Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, August 14-28 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $78 Member/$101 Non-Member
Age/Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

Work on capturing the personality and likeness of your favorite pet. You will learn how to create realistic looking eyes, wet noses, whiskers and fur, using a three-step watercolor process. Bring photos of your favorite pet, or use instructor provided photos.
Click here for a supply list.

Continue reading

Painting Trees in Watercolor

Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, October 2-16, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM 
Tuition: $79 Member/$101 Non-Member 
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

How do you paint a landscape when it is so green here in Minnesota? This watercolor class will focus on painting trees in different settings, including groups of trees, background trees and close-ups. Students will learn how to use value, intensity and color temperature to paint realistic looking trees and will learn how to mix a wide range of natural looking greens. 

Continue reading

Basic Color Theory

Date/Time: 8 Tuesdays, October 1-November 26, 6:30-9:00 PM 
** No Class October 22 
Tuition: $210 Member/$270 Non-Member 
Age/Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

This watercolor class will focus on how to mix clean, vibrant color. We will explore concepts of color value, intensity and temperature, color mixing and application of color. Move past the basics of color theory, explore structured color schemes and strengthen your color knowledge. This class will introduce students to strategies that will help them to use color with confidence and create paintings that have more visual impact. 

Continue reading

Loosen Up Your Painting!

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, May 2 – 30, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Calvin deRuyter
This class is for those who want to explore abstraction and non-objective painting to discover a path to abstraction in their own work. Or, at a minimum, to “loosen up” their paintings! It will include looking at the work of other abstractionists to give us an understanding of why their paintings “work.” There will be exercises based on abstraction techniques, and also a lot of time to paint different kinds of abstracted paintings. This class is for all skill levels, but being receptive to new concepts, fun, play, self-evaluation, and constructive feedback is required. This is a watermedia based class that works in acrylic, watercolor or both. Please bring reference materials/photos. You can choose to work in watercolor or acrylics in this class.

Continue reading

Acrylic Pouring

Date/Time: Saturday, November 23 1:00-3:30 PM
​​​​​​​Tuition: $42 Member/$54 Non-Member
Material fee: $20 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Kit Artig
In this class, students will learn how to easily create fantastically beautiful pieces with acrylic pouring using flip-cup techniques. We will be mixing up recipes that are guaranteed to produce “Big Cells.” Each person will pour 2-3 pieces and you’ll have left over supplies for future pours. Wear casual clothes, bring a small set of containers and an apron. Please bring your owned (primed) surfaces. See supply list for specifics.

Continue reading

Create a Custom Art Class

Pick a date!
Various Instructors
Create a custom class and enjoy a creative, lively day or evening of art, laughter, and friendships. Absolutely no artistic ability required for fun with a group of friends. Bring favorite drinks and appetizers to spice up the class! Gather a group and call the office to set up dates. There is a 6 person minimum for a custom class.

Continue reading

Birds and Blooms: Painted Paper Collage Workshop

Date/Time: Tuesday-Thursday, August 4-6, 2020, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $445 Member/$555 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

This workshop is a comprehensive class in which students are taught a unique figurative collage technique. Emphasis will be on developing form using light, shadow, and directional ripping– very similar to traditional painting techniques. No prior collage experience is necessary. Some painting experience would be helpful, but not imperative. Please register for this class at least 5 weeks in advance.

Continue reading