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Member Workshops and Classes

*Always check with the artist and venue to verify classes and workshops as there can be changes not announced on this site.

Please edit your submissions for brevity. For more detail provide a link to your website or the website where your class is being held.

Linda Kemp workshop at Dillman's Resort Sept 14-19, 2014  http://www.dillmans.com/dcaf/2014/linda-kemp.html

Kay Stratman

SPLASH AND POUR – WATERCOLOR WITHOUT THE FEAR
Autumn Weekend workshop with Kay Stratman
Friday – Monday, September 26 – 29, 2014

Jackson, WY: “I am excited to announce a painting workshop I will be teaching this September. It is called Splash and Pour, Watercolor without the Fear, on September 26 - 29 at Turpin Meadow Ranch in the beautiful Buffalo Fork River Valley just north east of Jackson Hole, with one of the best view of the Tetons you can imagine.  I guarantee a great experience - lots of demos, hands on painting and exploring new techniques, or adapting my techniques to your own style. With time available for delicious meals, socializing, sharing, hiking, taking photos of awesome Teton views, and taking in the fall colors of our famous aspens. Non-workshop family and friends are welcome to stay at the ranch as well. Locals from Jackson may attend also - there is a "day student" option for meals only/no lodging.

For full details, please see http://turpinmeadowranch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Splash-and-Pour-Workshop.pdff

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: From The Beginning
Skill levels: All
This class will introduce the student who has a foundation of drawing and watercolor painting to the world of botanical art. Creating realistic botanical work takes time and patience. Students learn to “see” the anatomy of a leaf by studying its contour, vein structure and texture then drawing it in graphite, then painting it in sepia tones and finally paint it in watercolor. Contact the Art Center for a materials list.
Enrollment limited to 12; ages 18 and up

Tuesdays, Sept. 16 – October 14
(5 sessions) 1-4 p.m.
$138 Members / $153 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

5180-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 weeks - starts Sept. 11, ends Oct. 16
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

 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.

Nancy Carney

phone: 612-961-7075
email: natmpc@yahoo.com
website: http://www.nancycarney.com/

SPRING PLEIN AIR CLASSES will begin in May, every
Tuesday from 10am to 12:20pm.
Please see http://www.nancycarney.com/ for full descriptions
of each class and registration details. Space is limited,
so sign up early. Your payment by check or credit card
will reserve your space. Hope to see you soon.

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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

Plein Air Watercolor, Thurs. 9:30 - noon, 6 sessions, (June and July only) - 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

Christin Congdon’s “Sea of Colors” watercolor exhibit will be on display September 2-September 30th in the Chanhassen Recreation Center lobby and foyer.This exhibit is a collection of tropical and freshwater fish painted in an illustrative rainbow of color. Viewing hours are M-F 6am-10pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-8pm. Ask the Artist night is September 4, 5-7pm. For questions or interest, contact the artist at christincongdon.weebly.com

MarySue Krueger and Judy Lieber are currently exhibiting at Patisserie Margo, 284 Water Street in Excelsior. The paintings celebrate summer fun, food and friends in oil, pastel and watercolor. The exhibit runs through the end of August. For patisserie hours please visit www.patisseriemargo.net.

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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