Wednesdays: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, & 13 from 2-5 pm
Beginner and continuing students welcome!
Ever wish you could find a truly pocket-sized watercolor kit that is always with you when inspiration strikes? Even if you’ve never picked up a brush and pen this road-tested approach starts you on a creative journey with portable materials and a mindset to match. We’ll begin in the studio with some basics, and then head out to sketch on location. Instructor demos, expert tips, and a little practice will have you creating pint-sized keepsakes close to home or far away. Dress with the weather in mind, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a sense of humor.
We will be in touch via email with a materials list and additional class details in the days leading up to the class.
Saint Paul teaching artist Tara Sweeney has been creating award-winning watercolors for nearly forty years. She holds signature status in the MN Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society. “Close to Home: Sketching a Minnesota Year,” is her debut collection of illustrated creative nonfiction. As resident artists at the American Swedish Institute, she and her son, Nate Christopherson, have a 2017-18 MN state arts board artist initiative grant to illustrate the picture book “A to Zåäö,” (University of MN Press publication, spring 2019.) She taught drawing and painting at Augsburg College for 25 years.