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Watercolor Portraits with Tara Sweeney

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Register Now | $210


Wednesdays: February 21st – March 21st (5 weeks) from 1:30-4:30pm

Fee: $210

This class has nearly filled! Please call to register 651-698-6431

The spontaneity of watercolor makes it the perfect medium to capture likeness and character in portraits with transparent washes and lively brushwork. Working from photos and sketches, you’ll learn a three-layer, four-value approach to painting as you gain confidence and control through instructor demos, guided practice, and individualized feedback. All levels of ability are welcome, but some prior beginning watercolor and/or color theory experience is helpful. Materials list available in store or after registration.

We will be in touch via email with a materials list and additional class details in the days leading up to the class.


WetPaint_pocketjournal_headshotInstructor Bio:

Saint Paul teaching artist and writer Tara Sweeney has been creating with watercolor and ink for nearly forty years. “Close to Home: Sketching a Minnesota Year,” is her debut collection of illustrated creative nonfiction featuring her favorite everyday people, places and things. She and her son, Nate Christopherson have been awarded a 2017 MN state arts board artist initiative grant to illustrate “A to Zåäö,” a series of 29 objects from the American Swedish Institute’s historic collection, each one representing a letter of the Swedish alphabet. She retires April 2017 after 25 years of teaching drawing and painting at Augsburg College.

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February 21
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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