Lectures/Events

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BR11 – Draw Nature In: Mindful Drawing and Watercolors Outdoors

Sep 30, 2022 9:00AM—1:00PM

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Instructor: Dallas Rising In this half-day workshop, we’ll bring our sketchbooks outside and slow down to focus deeply on our senses. Whether you’re an experienced artist or a novice, we’ll bring a beginner’s mind to this practice as we discover patterns, textures, and lines that surprise and delight in their perfect imperfection. Supply List September…

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BR12 – Inspiration from Trees (CANCELLED)

Oct 02, 2022 9:30AM—3:30PM

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BR12 – Inspiration from Trees Instructor : Annie Hejny Join Annie Hejny for this special tree-inspired abstract art workshop. In the morning, Hejny will guide a Forest Bathing walk for sensory awareness and tree connection. While outside, students will take photos on their phones to inspire abstract compositions. Returning to the classroom after lunch, students will…

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NEA Big Read Book Discussions

Oct 12, 2022—Nov 17, 2022

Join White Bear Center for the Arts for an in-depth discussion of The Bear at these in-person book discussions throughout the community. You’ll be invited to connect with other readers, and share your thoughts and impressions of the book. A facilitator will be present to help guide conversation and foster connection. Ramsey County Library: White…

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GS29 – Fall Into Color Opening Reception

Oct 13, 2022 6:30PM—8:30PM

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GS29 – Fall Into Color Opening Reception With over 350 members, the Minnesota Watercolor Society (MNWS) is one of the largest associations of watercolor artists in the Midwest. Since its inception in 1983, MNWS membership has provided educational information, support and encouragement to many artists. This exhibition provides the opportunity for MNWS artists to display…

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Creative Writing at Mahtomedi Middle School

Oct 13, 2022—Nov 03, 2022

Instructor: Karen Parkman The writing activities in this class will draw from age-appropriate topics in The Bear, including: dream journaling, writing the future, writing inspired by nature, personal mythologies, and more. Writers of all genres and skill levels are welcome. Students should bring a writing utensil or laptop to write with. October 13–November 34 Thursdays,…

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BR13 – Nature Close Up

Oct 22, 2022 10:00AM—12:00PM

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BR13 – Nature Close Up Instructor : Ann Solyst Take time to smell the roses in this meditative nature sketching class. With pencil and paper, venture into the great outdoors and sketch the veins in a leaf, or the repeated pattern of flower petals. This class will encourage you to notice those subtle differences that…

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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society Lecture Series with David Mather

Nov 07, 2022 7:00PM—Nov 14, 2022 8:00PM

This immersive lecture series organized by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society will explore the history of bear ceremonialism from a local, statewide, and global perspective. Session 1: A global look at bear ceremonialism and the ways it has been manifested around the world and for what purposes. November 7, 2022Monday, 7:00–8:00 PMTuition: FREELocation:…

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GS22 – PAI (Phoenix Alternatives, Inc.) Opening Reception

Nov 09, 2022 10:00AM—12:00PM

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GS22 – PAI (Phoenix Alternatives, Inc.) Opening Reception Celebrate the artwork of PAI artists during this exhibition, opening in November in WBCA’s Studio Hall. PAI is a local organization serving people with developmental disabilities. In collaboration with WBCA, PAI artists have been refining their skills for over four years to learn a variety of art…

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GS25 – Members’ Exhibition Reception and Holiday Party

Dec 01, 2022 6:30PM—8:30PM

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GS25 – Members’ Exhibition Reception and Holiday Party Celebrate WBCA members. Join us for the Members’ Exhibition and Holiday Party where you can view the Members’ Exhibition on display in the Ford Family Gallery, visit with artists, listen to live music, and have fun. All are welcome to this free event. December 1, 2022 Thursday,…

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