Hand Building from Models and Templates

Date/Time: Saturday-Sunday, October 12 & 13, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuition: $163 Member/$205 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

In this class we will combine simple hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling, modeling and slab construction with the use of models and several different kinds of templates. Emphasis will be placed on gaining a deeper understanding of the clay itself, establishing a paradigm of creative problem solving and developing a personal set of integrated building methods that accomplishes each students artistic goals. Additionally, Eric will include a bit of Argentine tango-based movement into this class.  The tango was and is essential to Eric’s development as an artist. And he promises it isn’t as random as it sounds.

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Inspired by Nature: Garden Art & Floral Arrangements

Date/Time: Saturday, August 3, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration

Inspired by Nature will highlight gardening and pollinators on August 3, offering visitors a pleasing spectrum of art, flower arrangements, speakers and activities. The Mahtomedi Garden Club will invite area floral artists to build on the exhibition Summer Celebration by the Lake Country Pastel Society in the Ford Family gallery by submitting floral interpretations of the artwork.

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Caricature Woodcarving Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday – Sunday, May 18 – May 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Morris Anderson
This woodcarving class will use rough-outs from various Caricature Carvers of America carvers like PJ Driscoll, Gerald Sears, Harold Enlow, Phil & Vicki Bishop, and Stu Martin. Instruction will be given in the areas of physical anatomy, proportion, and proper techniques used in caricature carving. The rough-outs will vary from realistic to western caricatures.

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Rosa Mystica

Date/Time: Sunday, May 19, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Greg Kraft
In this class you will create welded a steel rose. You will learn hands-on cutting, grinding, sanding and welding steel. Safety first: Wear jeans, closed toe leather shoes, a long sleeved cotton shirt, hair tie, and insulated leather gloves. You will be cutting 3 metal discs with a hand shear into rose petals, cutting a steel rod with an angle grinder for your stem and sanding it all with an angle grinder or pad sander. The discs will be welded to the steel rod and once cooled the steel petals will be systematically bent and pounded with hand tools into a rose that will always bloom.

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Class ID: B009
Wednesday, August 14
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 6-12

Create, build, and decorate your own 3D robot sculpture. Lots of different materials are provided for you to make a unique piece of artwork that you can actually play with if you choose.

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Fairy Houses

Class ID: B906
Tuesday, August 6
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 6-10

Make your own magical fairy house using household recyclables and craft items. We will learn decoupage techniques as we construct these tiny mushroom abodes, then fill our houses with little fairies crafted from pipe cleaners, beads, silk flowers, and ribbon!

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Light – Play – Action

Class ID: B809
Thursday, August 1
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 8-13

Tinker with circuits made with paper, copper tape, and LEDs. Put your new knowledge to use to create a light up crown or power cuff.

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Owl Sock Sculptures

Class ID: B802
Tuesday, July 30
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 6-12

Make your own owl stuffies using colorful socks and a variety of textile materials. We will stuff, sew, and decorate our adorable owls and place them on a branch for display. Class limit: 8 students. Sign up early!

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Sculpture Garden Tour

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 10, 11:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Tuition: $20 includes bus, $15 if you drive yourself
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Join friends from WBCA for a fun day of food, flowers, and folk art! This is your chance to visit folk artist Wouterina De Raad’s 100 concrete sculptures nestled into 3 acres of perennial flower gardens. Meet at Rudy’s Redeye Grill in the White Bear Country Inn (on Highway 61 across from WBCA) for lunch from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM. Guests will pay for their own lunch. We will then board a bus leaving at 12:30 PM for the sculpture garden in Beldenville, WI. The tour is from 1:45 -3:15 PM, and the bus will return to Rudy’s by 4:15 PM. Please bring a tip for the driver. Visit www.concretemosaicsculpture.com to learn more about Wouterina and her sculpture garden. Contact WBCA for address if driving yourself.

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