Painted, Wrapped, Bundled & Bound Workshop

CLASS ID: 4Z1C
Date/Time: Monday & Tuesday, April 29 & 30, 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Jeanne Larson
In this mixed media workshop, you will paint small works of art on paper that will be bound together into beautiful bundles of personal expression. Along with collected bits of your favorite poetry, drawings, your own paintings and writing, you will build layers of stories to be bound with fibers, textured and handmade papers, found materials from nature and wire. We will focus on creating wonderful textures with molding paste, collage, acrylic paint and many other mixed media techniques, as well as several methods of cold connection to assemble these art bundles into your own story.

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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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WBCA Book Club

CLASS ID: 5Z1F
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with Registration
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Join other friends of WBCA to talk about interesting books! In this first-ever biography, by local author LaWayne Leno, Adele aus der Ohe is revealed through personal letters, newspaper articles, and poetry. This provocative and forgotten story tells of the glories and struggles of a female artist, at the turn of the 20th century.

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The Techniques Behind the Images: A Photography Workshop with Craig Blacklock

CLASS ID: 6A1A
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM *DATE CHANGE

Craig Blacklock’s photographs immerse you within his images. You feel as if you are flying along side of eagles, standing mere feet from deer, and could reach out and touch the foregrounds of most of his landscapes. Craig will discuss the making of his most recent book, video and traveling museum exhibition, ST. CROIX & NAMEKAGON RIVERS — The Enduring Gift, from planning his trips, to his daily routine, to specific techniques he uses to achieve that “immersive” quality to his images. Craig will offer tips and tutorials on stacked focus; panos; stacked focus panos; drone images; done panos; and drone video, as well as wildlife photography, including blending in different skies to create optical illusions that trick the viewer into believing they are closer and higher than they otherwise would. Participants should bring 3 of their own images (highest quality file you have of the image, such as a layered Photoshop document) on a USB stick to the workshop for a critique.

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Getting Out There: A Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop

CLASS ID: 5Z1B
Date/Time: Tuesday – Thursday, May 28 – 30, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Joshua Cunningham
Painting a landscape from life is an immersive experience. All of our senses flow with the shifting seasons, marching sun, and drifting shadows. It is as inspiring, as it is challenging. Bringing that scene to life with oil painting begins with developing a composition that serves your subject. Holding on to it through all the tumult around you demands a deep and protracted focus. My goal is to help you improve your paintings through a deliberate process, that develops an understanding of how the light and air conspire to reveal a scene. Plein air painting informs your intuition, improves your memory, and deepens your connection to a place, offering a path for personal growth through your practice. While you are painting, I will provide assistance with questions, suggestions, and examples. You can get a feel for my work at www.JoshuaCunningham.com.

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Painting Contemporary Figurative Paintings

CLASS ID: 7A101
Date/Time: Tuesday – Thursday, July 30 – August 1, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Karen Knutson
Learn to loosen up and paint from the heart! We will be drawing more contemporary versions of people, in the loosest fashion possible. Simplicity is the name of the game in this workshop. Many techniques for texture, how to build layers for depth, working with limited colors, and lots of fun tricks done with rubbing alcohol and other tools, are just some of the new skills that you will learn.

One day, we will learn how to do wire drawings, which will help the students to loosen up! (Wire drawings are done with permanent markers and they resemble wire sculptures when completed.) This workshop is geared for all levels of acrylic students. We will also be trying other mixed media for detail work, like caran d’ ache crayons and prismacolor pencils. Karen Knutson is a very sought after instructor who believes that painting should be fun, but also likes to teach good design at the same time! www.karenknutson.com

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Modular Art Creations

CLASS ID: 5Z101
Date/Time: Monday-Wednesday, May 13 – 15, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Kathleen Hope
This workshop will explore the secrets and techniques of what makes these small paintings work together. We will use small 8x8x2 wood panels and apply acrylic and collage to create unique designs. Learn how and why collectors love this grid-like form of art, and where to sell these small gems. Modular art has become popular at art shows and galleries. Kathleen Hope is a master at modular art and has created thousands of designs. Learn Kathleen’s secrets to success. Bring a lunch.

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Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

CLASS ID: 5Y101
Date/Time: Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet returns to the White Bear Center for the Arts with special guest Linda Chatterton on flute. The program will include music of J.S. Bach, Leo Brouwer, Astor Piazzolla and Maja Radovanlija.

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