Art, Meditation, and Mindfulness

CLASS ID: 9B6E
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, September 5-26, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $126 Member/$162 Non-Member
Material Fee: $8 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels

Join us as you create personal, inspired pieces of art. Projects/ techniques may include mandalas, labyrinths, collage, Zentangle, and more. Bring your own ideas for a personal project to complete with instructor’s guidance. Give yourself the gift of peace of mind and join us in this creative, relaxing, experience. Instructor brings a wealth of experience with her after spending 15 months in India studying Tibetan Thangka painting, Indian art, and various meditation techniques.

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Clay Studio for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 9B3G
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, September 5-26, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 10B3J
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, October 3-31, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $170 Member/$210 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 11B3G
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, November 7-21, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $102 Member/$126 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will assist potters with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing techniques. Demonstrations will cover hand-building and basic wheel-throwing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Your Artist Creativity Path

CLASS ID: 9B6D
Date/Time: 4 Saturdays, September 7-28, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $84 Members/$108 Non-Members
Material Fee: Pre-Purchase book “The Muse Is In” by Jill Badonsky + $20 payable to instructor for workbook companion
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Learn to discover, nurture, support, define and enhance your creative self by joining in this journey. We will work together to discover our passions, truths, purpose, blocks, curiosities, fears, beliefs and goals. Through journals, artist dates, detective work exercises, dream visioning, mindfulness, and audacious FUN, we will meet and travel this creative path together.

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Monday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 9B3A
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, September 9-30, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 17+, All Levels

CLASS ID: 10B3C
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, October 7-28, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 17+, All Levels

CLASS ID: 11B3A
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

CLASS ID: 9B3B
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, September 9-30, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 17+, Beginning to Intermediate

CLASS ID: 10B3D
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, October 7-28, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 17+, Beginning to Intermediate

CLASS ID: 11B3B
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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Drawing from the Paper Up

CLASS ID: 9B2B
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, September 9-30, 5:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $105 Member/$135 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

CLASS ID: 9B2C
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, September 13-October 4, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $105 Member/$135 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Julie Erickson
This class is for those who have a desire to draw but have had little or no prior drawing instruction, as well as those who have held back from signing up for beginning drawing classes, fearing it may be assumed that the ‘basics’ are already known. This is a true introductory drawing class, and it will be assumed that you have not had much, if any, prior drawing instruction. The atmosphere will be light and fun and no ‘natural ability’ is required, so come and discover the joys of drawing. After completing this class, you will have the knowledge, tools, and confidence to draw on your own and sign up for other drawing classes. We will learn the differences in and uses of various pencils, pencil strokes, papers, erasers, shading and measuring tools, how to lay out a drawing, as well as some bonus advanced tips and techniques. Drawing will be done from photos provided by the instructor.

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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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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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