Cottle Boards

CLASS ID: 6A3K

Date/Time: Saturday, June 22, 1:30-5:00 PM
Tuition: $48 Member/$60 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels
 

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Paper Lamps

CLASS ID: 6A8G
Date/Time: Saturday, June 29, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10-$15 depending on project, payable to instructor
Age/Level: Teens 14+, Adults, All Levels

Learn how to create a magic and beautiful lamp using only a piece of paper and your imagination! This workshop will apply the Japanese technique of Kirigami (cut and fold) to a common object such as a lamp.

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Cut’n’Fold: The Art of Kirigami and Paper Sculpture

CLASS ID: 6A8F
Date/Time: Thursday, June 20, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10-$15 depending on project, payable to instructor
Age/Level: Teens 14+, Adults, All Levels

From Japanese culture this class will explore the technique called Kirigami. You will learn to turn a simple piece of paper into a beautiful pop-up card or into a 3D sculpture by cutting, folding, drawing, painting, and more. You will also explore how light and projection interacts with your 3D object and give it texture and new life. Outcomes can be: 3D paper sculptures, pop-up cards and booklets, paper architecture, small sets, prototypes for furniture.

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Symbolism in Your Painting

CLASS ID: 10B1A
Date/Time: Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $350 Member/$438 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

From ancient times to the present, symbols are a part of our communication both verbally and visually. Everywhere we look, we are aware of the symbolism in our lives. This course focuses on the daily symbols (ex. street signs) and the more meaningful symbols (love, joy, family) important to us. The exercises will be geared toward non-realistic paintings as you find your own vision of creative painting. Join in on the fun of this unique approach to your artful life. Artists will work on separate paintings in each morning and afternoon session. Past experience is helpful; however, an open, experimental and “anything goes” attitude is the best. Critique is a part of each session. All media and all levels of artists are welcome.

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Hand Building from Models and Templates

CLASS ID: 10A3A
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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Found Metal Figure Sculpture

CLASS ID: 6A0E
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, July 8 – 22, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition: $150 Member/$187 Non-Member
Material Fee: $50 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Fabricate your own found metal figure sculpture. Wrenches, nuts, bolts, nails, pipes, tools, almost anything made of steel can be cut, ground, or welded together to form a sculpture. Public sculptor Jon Kamrath can help you learn how in this class.

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Papermaking 101

CLASS ID: 6A8E
Date/Time: Friday, June 14, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuition: $52 Member/$67 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

In this class, students will learn about the history of western papermaking and then step outside to make some colorful sheets of their own. After the basic skills are mastered, decorative options such as inclussions, two-plys and stencils will be explored. Wear casual clothes and shoes that can get wet.

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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.

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  • This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.