Landscape & Light: 3-Day Studio Landscape Workshop for Pastel & Oil

Date/Time: 3 Days, Tuesday – Thursday, August 14 – 16, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Barbara Jaenicke, OPA, AIS, PSA, IAPS/EP
Spend three days in an intensive study on how to train your eyes to “read” light in the landscape, and how to capture a genuine effect of atmospheric light in your studio work. We’ll study a variety of lighting situations and types of landscapes. Barbara will provide photos for students to work from, or students may work from their own photos if they have similar lighting situations. Students can work in pastel or oil. Demos will be in both. Bring a lunch.

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Creating Reference Photos for Pet Portraits with Adobe Photoshop®

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Have you ever started to draw a pet portrait, only to find out that the dog’s back feet are missing? Or really want to get rid of that 70s wood paneling in the background? This workshop will teach you how to use collaging techniques in Adobe® Photoshop® to create a more ideal reference photo for your pet portraits. The morning session will walk you through 2 of Suzann’s real-life projects working with less-than-ideal pet photos from clients and show you how she got to the results clients loved. The optional afternoon session gives you the opportunity to bring in your own laptop with Photoshop software and photo originals to create a reference for your next pet portrait with Suzann’s help. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch.

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The Abstracted Landscape

CLASS ID: 5W03 This class is full.
Date/Time: Wednesday – Thursday, August 22 – 23, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Calvin deRuyter
People understand realistic landscape, and non-objective abstract but between those two points are a multitude of points where one can intermingle the concepts from both. In this two-day workshop we will explore the abstracted landscape. We will talk about the concepts of abstraction by looking at other visual artists and how they have abstracted the landscape to meet their specific abstract goals while still maintaining the viewer’s perception that the painting is a landscape. We will discuss color, texture, shapes/forms, and composition(s) with the abstracted landscape in mind. We will work with drawing tools and mixed water media (acrylic and/or watercolor), although you can ultimately apply the principles we discuss to any medium.

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Drawing Pet Portraits in Pastel Pencil

Date/Time: Saturday, August 25, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Learn the basics of creating fur effects in pastel pencil and create a “head and shoulders” portrait of your pet from one of your own photos. The workshop will feature a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will learn how to draw an initial sketch and transfer it to pastel paper, and how to build fur in a step-by-step process. Attention will be paid to drawing accuracy and rendering light effect. Painting and drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch.

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Caricature Woodcarving Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday – Sunday, October 6 – 7, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Morris Anderson
This woodcarving class will use rough-outs from various Caricature Carvers of America carvers like PJ Driscoll, Gerald Sears, Harold Enlow, Phil & Vicki Bishop, and Stu Martin. Instruction will be given in the areas of physical anatomy, proportion, and proper techniques used in caricature carving. The rough-outs will vary from realistic to western caricatures.

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Watermedia Portraiture

Date/Time: Friday – Sunday, September 14 – 16, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Nels Femrite
Portraits can be most enjoyable if one knows a few drawing and painting basics. These classes will emphasize individuality. The instructor will encourage students to compare their work ONLY with the last, best piece that they have done themselves. Then students can continue to improve and develop in their own, unique fashion. The instructor’s medium is transparent watercolor. All other watermedia users are welcome. The emphasis of the class will be on drawing skills, color selection, and design. There will be many demonstrations and everyone will be encouraged to model for short poses. During these classes, students will be drawing and locating facial features, choosing color, designing a portrait, and discovering hints to finding a likeness. Students should also bring photos to class to work from. Please sign up for this class at least 1 week in advance.

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Becoming an Artist: A Class to Inspire Oil or Acrylic Painters

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
Many classes teach how to paint. This instructor coaches students on becoming artists. In this class, each participant will work individually and receive instruction and encouragement to enhance and develop personal skills and style. Confidence will set in as students realize their own potential. This is a class for the student wishing to go beyond the fundamentals of painting and into a deeper realm of creativity. Students may bring a blank canvas with something in mind to work on, or a piece already in progress. Experience with painting is a prerequisite for this class.

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Find Your Future in Art

Date/Time: Monday, November 12, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Scott Hochhalter, MCAD
Scott Hochhalter, from Minneapolis College of Art and Design will lead a discussion for teens about putting together a portfolio, art school, careers, and vocabulary surrounding a critique.

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Encaustic Effects with Acrylics

Date/Time: Monday, September 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bonnie Cutts
Learn to create encaustic effects using acrylic materials. Mimic the soft, luminous effect of beeswax by applying multiple layers of various acrylic gels and mediums and paint. Bury images and patterns deep below the surface and create lovely soft transparent and translucent layers. Become familiar with encaustic-like formulas and give your work a whole new feeling. Create the wax-like look of encaustics with the durability of acrylics. Open to all levels of painting experience. $10 materials fee paid to instructor.

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Mosaic Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30, Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Open Studio Time: Sunday, September 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wouterina De Raad
Learn the basic skills of mosaic tiling. Students will learn how to cut and break glass and ceramic tile, and what materials and adhesives to use for subzero climates. There will be a grouting demonstration and discussions on cement formulas and how to use pigments and texture a cement surface. Students provide the object or sculpture to be decorated. You can bring the sculpture you created in the concrete sculpture workshop or bring a new object. If you need suggestions or examples, call WBCA. On day 2 if you need more time, come to the Open Studio hours in the morning before class. All other materials and tools are provided.

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