Autumn Leaves in Mixed Media Collage

Date/Time: Monday, October 7, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
Join us for a fun evening full of fall inspiration. You will create a unique painting using pastels, watercolor and collage. Bring a friend!

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Monday Morning Clay

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 4-28, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 17+, All Levels

Join potter Adam Gruetzmacher on Monday mornings in an open instruction studio setting. Students will help determine the trajectory of the class through their ideas and desire to explore new techniques in clay on and off the wheel. Work at your own pace and learn through both individual and group demonstration. Open to all skill levels, we will enjoy a relaxed studio environment designed to nurture and explore our ideas. Materials are included.

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Beginning/Intermediate Clay

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 4-28, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 17+, Beginning to Intermediate

Clarice Allgood

Explore basic hand-building and wheel-throwing skills with this beginner/ intermediate course. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.

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Mentoring for All Mediums

Date/Time: 3 Mondays, October 7-28, 12:45-3:00 PM
** NO CLASS 10/4
Tuition: $72 Member/$193 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 4-25, 12:45-3:00 PM
Tuition: $96 Member/$124 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

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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Paint & Sip at Margaux’s Table

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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App SamplerBeginning Painterly Photography

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $21 Member/$27 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 16+, All Levels

Get ready to unlock your creativity with painterly apps on your iPhone or iPad. In this beginning class, we will use 4 apps that paint your photos digitally. Very easy, mostly automatically with filters, and your fingers or stylus. No painting experience needed! Transform your photographs into stunning painterly pictures before your eyes. Watercolor, oil, impressionistic and wild modern looks too. Bring your Apple device with these apps downloaded from the App Store: Brushstroke, Paint can, AquarellaHD, and Prisma. IOS (Apple) only. Sorry No Android, Galaxy etc.

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 2: How to use the Painting Tools: Brushes, Palettes, and Surfaces


Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 15-November 5, 9:45 AM-12:15 PM
Tuition: $105 Member/$135 Non-Member

Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Dan Mackerman
This is a class for those with either little or no experience or for those with experience that want to pick up tips they might have missed. Learn the skills that are fundamental to painting so that your imagination won’t be restricted later. Drawing techniques for measuring proportion and composing, color mixing tricks, an introduction to the different kinds of brushes and how to use them, and several different easy methods to developing a painting.

This class will be taught in sections, each new topic building upon the last, starting with the most basic skills in the fall and advancing to more exciting levels of painting by the end of spring. Each topic will be demonstrated so you can see how it’s done before you try it yourself.

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Whimsical Butterflies

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 16, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 10+, Beginner and Beyond

Sylvia Benson
Flutter around with these colorful patterned butterflies. Design a favorite butterfly and add lovely shapes in detail. Using a large choice of acrylic colors for palettes and in tubes, bling your butterfly as much as it takes to make it whimsical.

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Tai Chi

Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, September 12-October 17,
3:30-4:30 PM
Tuition: $72 Member/$90 Non-Member
or $12 Member/$15 Non-Member per class
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels

Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, October 24-November 21,
3:30-4:30 PM
Tuition: $60 Member/$75 Non-Member
or $12 Member/$15 Non-Member per class
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels
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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Learn to Draw!

Date/Time: Monday, October 28, 6:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $16 Member/$20 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Kyle Frederickson
For anyone who has ever said they “can’t even draw a stick figure,” this class is for you. To understand drawing is not that complicated or scary. This will help you feel more comfortable with drawing. Many techniques and styles will be covered so you will be excited when the Pictionary game is brought out.

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