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Member Workshops and Classes

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CeCeile Hartleib teaches the following classes:

Traditional Watercolor, 10 am - 12:30 pm, in CeCeile's studio in St. Paul, $25. per session attended.  For more information, call 651-647-6078 or 651-592-1877 (cell) or www.ceceile.com

Traditional Watercolor, Tues., 7- 9:30 pm, 12 sessions, $185. Classes begin on the third Tues. in Sept. and the last Tues. in Jan. - more information at www.theatelier.org


Mary Axelson

Mary is offering the following classes at Artistry of Bloomington Center for the Arts www.artistrymn.org, 952 563 8575 Fall 2015:

Intermediate Watercolor Landscapes #1074 Tues 630-9p Section A Sep 15 to Oct 20 Section B Nov 3 to Dec 8

Intermediate Floral Watercolors #1031 Thurs 230 to 5p Section A Sep 17 to Oct 15 Section B Nov 5 to Dec 10

Classes coming in Winter: Liquid Watercolor, and Watercolor Seascapes


Caroline Ampuero

Learn to Paint Transparent Watercolors
The art school is located in my home in Medina, MN. I provide a fun and challenging art environment for students to develop transparent watercolor skills based on a proven art program that builds from lesson to lesson. The sessions are set in blocks of 8 classes allowing the student to have a flexible schedule.

I offer 3 levels of instruction, beginner students learn the tools of fine art that include color, value, shapes, direction, line and texture, intermediate students will gain knowledge of design laws which is essential to fine art. And for advanced students who have mastered the tools of fine art you will study how the principles apply to design laws. My telephone number is 763.205.4825, email: is caroline3@earthlink.net and website is www.ampuero.biz

Date/Time: Ongoing class, Monday mornings, 10-1:00 pm

Cost: Paid by month, $21 per class, per number of Mondays in month.

Location: 4065 Shorewood Trail, Medina, MN 55340

Member Announcements/Exhibitions

Suzi McArdle
Member and Fall Exhibition Chair, has an artist reception on August 27th from 6 to 8 PM at Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet in Hopkins. "Women Who Paint” is shown through August 30th, and is a 4 person show.

Sonja Hutchinson
Sonja is one of two artists featured at "Art in the Hall" gallery July 13- August 31. There is an artist's reception on Thursday, August 13 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The "Art in the Hall" gallery is located at 526 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN and is part of a storefront that houses the Olive Me and CorAzoN specialty shops as well as the FIVETWOSIX salon who is sponsoring the show. For good eats, check out the Cheeky Monkey or the French Hen Cafe close by....in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood.

Kathy Braud

Kathy's watercolors have been selected to appear in the April 2015 issue of Women in Art 278 Magazine. http://art278.blogspot.com/2015/03/April2015.html
Click on the "view online edition here" link to scroll through and see Kathy's work.

Call for Artists

*TIP* A great resource and place to get information about local artists is at www.mnartists.org. They also have a current call for artists list that is updated regularly.


  • Visual artist opportunities at BPAC (Burnsville Performing Arts Center). Artists and Art organizations interested in displaying their work are encouraged to apply for the following opportunities: 1. Exhibit proposals 2. Art around BPAC 3. Art donations. For full details and application forms, visit the BPAC Website.


  • The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber announces the 35th Annual Excelsior Art on the Lake, June 13th and 14th, 2015. They have announced a call for artists with a deadline of March 2, 2015. Click here for details

Links of Interest

  • Bloomington Center for the Arts  www.bloomingtonartcenter.com
  • The Edina Art Center www.edinaartcenter.com
  • American Frame Corporation is a leading online source for custom picture frames, framing supplies, custom mat boards, and fine art printing on papers or canvas. Serving professionals and amateurs alike since 1973, they feature solid woods and Nielsen metal moldings, Crescent and Bainbridge mat boards, and supplies at low direct wholesale prices. Easy online design tools let you see your frame and mat selections before you purchase. They offer FREE CUSTOM CUT MAT with any frame purchase up to 30” x 38”. You can also follow their blog “A Good Frame of Mind” at www.americanframe.blogspot.com for news, views and preannouncements of sales. Since the MN watercolor society is a member of their Alliance Program already, we receive quarterly rebates based on purchases MNWS members make. www.americanframe.com
  • Madeline Island School of the Arts  www.madelineschool.com                                                             

    MISA is located on a peaceful, prairie meadow farm, on an Island that is unrivaled with its breathtaking views of other Apostle Islands, sea caves, beaches, and clear blue waters with bright skies. These twenty-two pristine Islands provide some of the most spectacular scenes for photographers and plein air painters.

    Five-day workshops in writing, painting, quilting, photography, yoga and other genres are offered May through October. There is no standing faculty - instructors and students come to the school for the duration of their session.

    Workshops in light filled studios are small in size and are designed for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students--in many cases welcoming all three.

    MISA’s modern on-site lodging is adjacent to an apple orchard and the nearby workshop studios. All facilities are climate controlled and there is Wi-Fi in every building.

    You can register online for your workshop, lodging and meals. If you have any questions, please email Anne Leafblad, Registrar at misa@cheqnet.net.
  • Interlochen College of Creative Arts (ICCA) offers a series of engaging programs for adults to help them learn new art forms or express an existing talent. These programs deliver the kind of high-quality educational experiences you would expect from Interlochen. Classes are based on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts, in the woods of northern Michigan. www.interlochen.org/college/college-creative-arts-programs
  • Passion for Art Passion for art in Waseca MN has a beautiful, bright classroom, gallery and studio that will easily accommodate 16 students. Some artists who have taught workshops here include Andy Evansen, Karen Knutson, Charlotte Laxen, Dar Brooks, Lana Grow, Richard Graves, Steve DeLaitsch, Bonnie Broitzman, and Kelly Sadler. www.pfawaseca.com/classes or e-mail passion4art@deskmedia.com
  • Art Association of Jackson Hole  www.jacksonholeworkshops.org
  • Northstar Watermedia Society  www.northstarwatermedia.com
  • Hopkins Center for the Arts http://www.hopkinsmn.com/_hca/
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