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Member Workshops and Classes

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Lucy Le May

Watercolor Techniques

Tuesdays, November 4,11,18, 2014

6:30-8:00PM
Savage Arts Council, Savage Library

This course is a three session event to build a tool box of techniques for beginner watercolorists. Bring your problem paintings and we will discuss some ways out as well as learn some ways to use watercolor inventively. Noteworthy: these are not sessions to complete a finished project but practice for beginner watercolorists. Think of singing lessons instead of hearing a concert.

http://www.savageartscouncil.org/

Lucy LeMay
lucylemay@gmail.com
651-373-7427

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Catherine Hearding

Catherine will be offering classes starting in February at White Bear Center for the Arts

Take the Fear Out of Color: Strategies for Achieving Vibrant Watercolor Paintings
This watercolor class will focus on how to mix clean, vibrant color. We will explore concepts of color value, intensity and temperature, color mixing, and application of color. Move past the basics of color theory, explore structured color schemes, and strengthen your color knowledge. This class will introduce students to strategies that will help them to use color with confidence and create paintings that have more visual impact.
Date/Time: 6 Mondays, February 9-March 16, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $135 Member/$169 Non-Member
For registration or more information go to www.whitebeararts.org

Light and Shadow in Watercolor
Learn how to paint light-filled watercolors, focusing on basic concepts of value, intensity, and color temperature. Students will learn about shadows and reflected light, including color selections and paint application.
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 11-March 11, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $113 Member/$141 Non-Member
For registration or more information go to www.whitebeararts.org

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Catherine  will be conducting a 5-day workshop at the Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN.
The Colors of Winter- January 26-30, 2015
One way to make it through a long winter is to learn to appreciate the beauty of the snow-covered landscape. This watercolor course will focus on the winter landscape and the beautiful colors and shapes that may be found. Students will learn how to compose a good landscape, work on value studies in order to understand shapes and value contrast, find color solutions, and learn a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting, all while painting the beautiful winter landscape.
Cost: $375.00
For registration or more information: www.grandmaraisartcolony.org

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Mark Granlund


Watercolor Wednesday at Jack-in-the-Pulpit Studio
This weekly watercolor class allows you to pay and learn as you go. On Wednesday evenings the studio will be open and Mark Granlund will provide demonstrations and assignments/activities to help each individual student move forward with their watercolor abilities. Some demonstrations will be based on what students want to learn that day. Class discussions/demonstrations will cover beginning and intermediate level topics, like: materials, the relationship between values and layers, backgrounds, creating distance, etc. The format is one that is structured, but flexible to encourage individuals to play and learn as they go.

This is a great opportunity for beginning and intermediate students to learn watercolor without the hassle of a long commitment and changing schedules.

Fall Dates: Starts September 17, no class on October 29, Nov 26 or Dec 17-31
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $20 a week
For info. and to register: www.jackinthepulpitstudio.com

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Suz Galloway
Galloway1297@msn.com

Classes at Minnetonka Center for the Arts

Contemporary Botanical Drawing
Learn how to draw botanical subjects in a contemporary American style. Beginning students will draw a leaf focusing on contours and vein structure, moving on to twigs and seed pods. Intermediate students will select a botanical subject and work on process drawing, composition and value development. The instructor will introduce new methods, techniques and design as needed. New students should contact the Art Center for a materials list. Prerequisite: Drawing Basics, Drawing Studio or equivalent.
Enrollment limited to 12; ages 18 and up

Wednesdays, Sept. 10 – October 15
(6 sessions) 1-4 p.m.
$165 Members / $184 Non-members


Wednesdays, Nov. 5 – December 17
No class on November 26
(6 sessions) 1-4 p.m.
$165 Members / $184 Non-members



Contemporary Botanical Painting II
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced watercolor painters to pursue individual projects in the American style of botanical painting. Each student will select a botanical subject and develop their painting process through plant selection, process drawings, composition, color and value development with guidance from the instructor. The instructor will introduce new painting methods, techniques, design and current literature as needed. Bring your watercolor supplies and hot pressed paper. Prerequisite: watercolor painting.
Enrollment limited to 12: Ages 18 and up.


Wednesdays, Sept. 10 – October 15
(6 sessions) 9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
$165 Members / $184 Non-members

Wednesdays, Nov. 5 – December 17
(6 sessions) 9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
$165 Members / $184 Non-members


Wet-into-Wet Watercolor Fun
This class is designed for the student who wants to loosen up and experiment with free style wet-into-wet painting. We will paint a waterscape, underwater scene, tree-filled shoreline and a floral, with a preliminary demonstration by the instructor and strong emphasis on value. Bring an enthusiasm for spontaneity and your regular watercolor supplies.
Enrollment limited to 14; ages 18 and up

Tuesdays, November 4-25
(4 sessions) 1-4 p.m.
$110 Members / $122 Non-members


Classes at Edina Art

Contemporary Botanicals! From the Beginning

5181-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 weeks - starts Nov. 6, ends Dec. 18*
$162 nm / $146 m
This class is for all levels. You will learn the processes used to create botanical work and gain insight into the criteria used to define contemporary botanical art but most importantly you will learn to “see” your subject. Beginners will start by drawing a leaf in graphite and progress to painting it in sepia tones and finally into full color. Intermediate and advanced students will select their subject based on their experience, and with ample guidance from the instructor learn techniques to translate it into a realistic image. A pre-requisite of some drawing and watercolor experience is suggested for all students. Supply list is available online under class description. No class Nov. 27*. Maximum 12 - See more at: http://edinamn.gov/index.php?section=classes-water-media

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Suz Galloway is teaching a class at Madeline Island Art School in June of 2015

Contemporary Botanicals

Drawing, Watercolor: Botanical art is more than just flowers! Be inspired by “found” materials on Madeline Island while you improve your drawing skills and watercolor techniques.

Dates: 06/01/15 to 06/05/15
All Levels

www.madelineartschool.com

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 3rd Annual WOW! WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Suz Galloway and Georgia Kandiko
OCTOBER 26-30, 2014
NEW LOCATION!
COVE POINT LODGE IN BEAVER BAY, MN

Enjoy the tranquility and peace of the best North Shore scenery and a cozy lodge experience.Join us for an energizing painting workshop focusing on composition where references of water, rocks, and pine trees are right outside. We will paint in a studio that facilitates collaboration and sharing of ideas. If weather permits, outside painting will be an option. Demonstrations, painting time,and individual coaching will be part of each day.

Reserve your spot because this workshop will fill up fast!

Cost: $318 non-member/$286 member. Workshop #7350
To register on Line: www.EdinaArtCenter.com
To register by Phone: 952-903-5780 952-903-5780 mention Workshop 7350.

Lodging costs are not included in workshop fee.

For lodging call; Cove Point Lodge 800-598-3221 800-598-3221; www.CovePointLodge.com
Mention Edina Art Center Workshop 7350 when booking your room for access to reserved block of cottages and discounted rooms. The most economical choice is sharing a cottage. A hearty full Scandinavian breakfast is included in all room rates. Group dinner reservations are in place for Sunday and Monday nights; payment not included.

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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

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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

 

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.

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UCare Skyway Senior Center  We are putting a call out to artists to be one of our monthly “artist of the month” at the UCare Skyway Senior Center in downtown Minneapolis. We have openings for artist of the month from August to December of 2014. Our Center has featured artists from MNWS in the past and we would love to feature more. Please contact:

Sara Goodnough
Coordinator - UCare Skyway Senior Center
950 Nicollet Mall - Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Center: 612-370-3869/Direct: 612-370-3993
Email: sara.goodnough@minneapolismn.gov

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  • 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.

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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