App SamplerBeginning Painterly Photography

CLASS ID: 7A5A
Date/Time: Monday, July 29, 6:00-8:00 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.

Continue reading

Italian 101

Romina Montanari Are you planning to travel to Italy? Learn basic communication skills that will allow you to interact with native speakers and have a more relaxing, enriching and hassle free experience. The objective of this course is to provide students with the vocabulary and skills required for simple and…

Continue reading

Fresh Dishes Inspired by the Farmers’ Market

CLASS ID: 7A6F
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuition: $50 Member/$63 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, 21+, All Levels
Location: Margaux’s Table

This class will make three dishes inspired by fresh produce from the Farmers’ Market in downtown White Bear Lake. Learn how to make a delicious soup from a home-made stock and a special dish that features fresh produce. A wonderful salad with a homemade dressing will accompany the meal. Bring an apron to class.

Continue reading

Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 8: FINDING IDEAS: LIFE, PHOTOS, OTHER ARTISTS, IMAGINATION, PROCESS
CLASS ID: 4ZOB
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

SECTION 9: HONING YOUR SKILLS: OPEN STUDIO
CLASS ID: 5ZOB or 5ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 18, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM *No class June 4

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.

Continue reading

Alcohol Inks with Landscapes and Stamping

CLASS ID: 7A1A
Date/Time: Monday, July 1, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$32 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels 

CLASS ID: 8A1B
Date/Time: Saturday, August 24, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$32 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels 

 

Continue reading

Introduction to Acrylics

CLASS ID: 8AAA
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, August 19 & 26, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Have fun learning the basics of painting with acrylics on canvas. Enjoy making beautiful brush strokes with this versatile medium. No experience necessary. Pay the instructor for all supplies.

Continue reading

Introduction to Clay- Pottery Wheel

CLASS ID: 8A3K
Date/Time: 4 Saturdays, August 3-24, 1:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: $120 Member/$144 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 17+, All Levels

Curious about the Potters Wheel?   Or wanting to revisit the fundamentals of thrown pottery?  Learn the skills and process to that transform a lump of clay into incredible functional forms.  No clay experience necessary.

Continue reading

Photo Editing and Organization Using iPhone or iPad

CLASS ID: 10A5E
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 6:30-8:30 PM
Tuition: $21 Member/$27 Non-Member
Age/Level: All Ages, All Levels

Are the number of photos on your iPhone. IPad getting overwhelming? Do you have trouble finding the one photo you wanted to print? In this class we will dive into “Photos”, your iPhone’s app that stores all photos taken by your iPhone. We will look at using folders to organize photos into categories of your choosing, making favorites and tips and tricks for making your photo collection to be more streamlined and less confusing. For iPad or iPhone only.

Continue reading

Mixed Medium May Flowers

CLASS ID: 5ZMC
Date/Time: Monday, May 6, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
Join us for a fun evening full of spring inspiration. Working from real flowers, you will create a unique painting using pastels, watercolor and collage. Bring a friend!

Continue reading

Silverpoint Drawing: The Delicate Line

CLASS ID: 5Z1A
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Favored in the Renaissance before the invention of the graphite pencil, silverpoint steps into the 21st century with improved tools, materials and techniques. Trail a fine line of real sterling silver on paper you have prepared yourself in class. Silverpoint is an elegant choice for small, detailed work, realistic or abstract. Learn how to apply the surface ground, along with stroke techniques. Trace provided images, or draw your own to create a suite of small drawings which fit into your own hand-painted origami portfolio.

Continue reading