CLASS ID: 2R10
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, September 7-28, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Draw and learn with others in a relaxed group setting! This is a semi-independent class; instructor will offer individual suggestions to each student, based on the student’s skill level. Bring your favorite drawing projects or choose from images offered by instructor (still lifes, portraits, animals, flowers, landscapes, etc.). Hone your drawing skills while learning different techniques from the instructor and each other. Must have had previous beginning drawing instruction. Bring what supplies you have to the first class, and get suggestions to round out your collection.
CLASS ID: 7R07
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: September 7-28, 4:00PM – 6:00PM
CLASS ID: 7R08
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5-26, 4:00PM – 6:00PM
CLASS ID: 7R09
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2-30, 4:00PM – 6:00PM
This all-ages class with teaching artist Adama Sow is the perfect class for kids, teens, and adults, or for parents to take with their children! Demonstrations will cover basic wheel throwing, hand-building, sculpture, and glazing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.
CLASS ID: 4R32
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: September 7 – October 5, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Stone sculpture is one of the oldest and most fundamental vehicles for human expression. From Stonehenge to Michelangelo’s David, to the soft sensual forms of Henry Moore, stone has been used by men and women to express the mysteries of the human experience reaching back to long before recorded human history. This Stone Sculpture open studio will be held indoors using hand tools on the “soft” stone of your choice. We welcome experienced sculptors who desire to work in community as well as beginners. Small pieces of stone and rudimentary tools along with basic use and safety instruction will be provided to beginners free of charge. Returning students will have the opportunity to build their own custom work table and continue working and developing stone projects while beginning to accumulate their own tools. Small pieces of high quality alabaster will be offered for sale to interested students. Class is open to 6 new students; all returning students are welcome.
CLASS ID: 3R05
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
CLASS ID: 3R06
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
CLASS ID: 3R07
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Explore basic hand building and wheel-throwing skills with this beginner/ intermediate course. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.
CLASS ID: 9R06
Date/Time: 14 Mondays: September 11 – December 18, 7:15PM – 8:15PM
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and esthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, and turning and jumping combinations, this class will provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning the body. This is a wonderful class for those who danced when they were younger and those who never stopped.
CLASS ID: 3R12
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays: September 12-26, 6:30PM – 9:00PM
CLASS ID: 3R13
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays: October 3-31, 6:30PM – 9:00PM
CLASS ID: 3R14
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: November 7-28, 6:30PM – 9:00PM
Come explore the endless possibilities in clay! Although this course is self-guided, each class will start with a short demonstration or show-and- tell followed by time to work on individual projects: throwing techniques, hand-building, surface decoration and form resolution, etc. Zac will work with students one-on-one to discuss projects and troubleshoot conceptual and construction issues. Over the course of the quarter, you will build your ceramics vocabulary and develop work that is unique to you. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.
CLASS ID: 2R13
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: September 14-28, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
CLASS ID: 2R14
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: October 12-26, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Urban Sketching in White Bear Lake! Urban Sketching happens indoors and out! Join instructor/architect James Nutt in this casual multimedia class in the spirit of the Urban Sketchers movement. Urban Sketchers is a nonprofit group started in 2007 with international and local presence with a goal of seeing the world one sketch at a time. The first class will start at the art center and discuss examples of work, portable mediums, travel kits, tips and tricks, and lessons learned. The subsequent classes will meet at Washington Square in downtown White Bear Lake and surrounding venues. The instructor will help with critique and encouragement. This class is open to all skill levels, sketchers and painters, all portable mediums, and generally done in sketchbook-size media. Class will discuss tools of the trade but at minimum bring a sketchbook and pen/pencil.
CLASS ID: 7R10 This class has been cancelled.
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 19, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
CLASS ID: 7R11
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 10, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
This class will be kept very simple but the kids will understand how easy it is to cook dinner for their family.
Menu: Salad with fresh greens, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh homemade vinaigrette. Oven roasted new potatoes, fresh seasonal veggie. Pan roasted pork loin chop with apple pan sauce. Bread and butter. Fall stone fruit crisp.
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience. Work on your own projects while taking advantage of Dan’s 40+ years of painting. The purpose of this class is to improve upon what you already know, expose you to new possibilities and to make you a better painter. For some that may mean inspiring conversation on topics that relate to your work. For others it may mean tips or demos on materials and tools that fine-tune your technique or improve a specific piece. Dan will regularly give demonstrations, share references from his personal library of over 500 books, lead critiques, and give museum tours when the need arises. Solvent-free oil painting dating back to the time of Rembrandt is highlighted but any opaque media such as pastel or acrylic are also welcome
CLASS ID: 4R10
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 26, 6:00PM – 9:00PM
A great felting technique to add to your creative portfolio! No knitting, no water, learn to felt wool fibers using special barbed needles (yes, they’re sharp!). Design jewelry, ornaments, pin cushions, and more. Go green and embellish recycled wool sweater pieces for a variety of accessories, adornments and gifts. You’ll be amazed at the possibilities. $10 supply fee payable to instructor.