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March 2015
$105

Intro to Italic Calligraphy with Lori Tews

March 7 @ 10:30 am - March 8 @ 4:30 pm
Wet Paint

Sat. March 7th, 10:30-4pm (includes half hour lunch) & Sun. March 8th, 2-4:30pm Fee: $105 Learn the basics of an elegant, classic calligraphic hand, as well as pen care, paper selections, ink choices – and more! You will be guided through the alphabet, discovering how basic strokes and  proper letter spacing combine to form beautiful letters. At the end of the last class, the instructor will also present a demo of various techniques for further interest, including lettering with brushes, folded…

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FREE

Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating with Justin Terlecki -A Wet Paint Tradition!

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wet Paint

It’s Pysanky Time! Join staffer Justin Terlecki for our beloved annual demonstration of traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg decorating. Justin will decorate a goose egg and describe the process from start to finish. We have materials & books to get you started. A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method. Using Centuries old technique and designs, melted wax is applied to a goose egg using a Kistky drawing tool. The egg is submerged in liquid…

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$24

Drawing Funny Faces and Gag Strips: Kids Comic Jam! with Lupi McGinty

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wet Paint

Fee= $24 (includes basic supplies) Recommended ages 8-12 Part of the monthly Kids Comic Jam! series In this fun and silly workshop, Lupi will show you the building blocks you need to draw silly cartoon facial expressions. We’ll look at examples, practice with group activities, and put our skills to the test by drawing our own 3-panel gag strips. Students will need a sketchbook, pencil and whatever pens or markers they normally prefer to use. Wet Paint will supply some shared…

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FREE

Live Painting Event with Kat Corrigan

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wet Paint

It’s not often we get to watch an artist painting live. Some artists are as reclusive as cats when painting! As part of her 30 Cats in 30 Days Project, Kat Corrigan will be starting and completing an acrylic painting of a mystery cat (or two!) in one day right here in our classroom.  She will be working from a photograph as cats are notorious for being unpredictable models. Stop in anytime between 12 and 2 pm to watch as…

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FREE

AKUA Printmaking Inks with Speedball/AKUA teaching artist-printmaker D. MORT EICHER

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

AKUA inks are steadily growing in popularity. Come in and see all the possibilities of these versatile and non-toxic professional printmaking inks from someone who uses them. About the inks Professional printmaker, Susan Rostow, developed Akua Inks to deliver brilliant colors and intense blacks. Akua Intaglio’s soy-based formulation offers unmatched working properties–it will not skin over in the jar or dry on the printmaking plate and clean up easily with soap and water. Excellent for Intaglio/Etching, Monotype, Relief and Collagraph…

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$32

Basic Mat Cutting & Mounting Techniques with Brian Buell

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wet Paint

Two classes available Saturday, March 28th: Please click here to register for the morning session from 10am-12pm Please click here to register for the afternoon session from 1pm-3pm Fee: $32 Learn valuable mat cutting techniques including how to properly measure and calculate border sizes, cut single and double mats and how to t-hinge mount artwork into finished mats in this fully hands on basic mat cutting class. This course is an excellent way for DIY artists and photographers to learn…

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$216

Watercolor Skill-Builder with Lynne Baur

March 31 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wet Paint

Multi-session class: 6 Tuesday sessions March 31- May 5th from 11:30-2:30pm Experience level: Beginner to Intermediate Strengthen your technical and design skills in watercolor and take your painting to the next level! To take this class, you should have taken Watercolor Jumpstart or have enough prior experience with watercolor to paint independently on your own projects (even if they don’t always turn out the way you’d hoped!).  In each class, I will demonstrate techniques and offer fun skill-building activities. You’ll apply the…

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April 2015
FREE

Minnesota School of Botanical Art Night with Marilyn Garber

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

Botanical Art:  Weird, Wild & Wonderful! A 45 minute presentation about the American Society of Botanical Art’s juried international exhibition, “Weird, Wild & Wonderful” on exhibit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum through May 17.  Following the talk, see examples of botanical art by instructors of The Minnesota School of Botanical Art and try out some of the techniques used in creating these works.  Presented by Marilyn Garber, Founder of the Minnesota School of Botanical Art. Description of the School: The…

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$245.00

New Concept Sumi-e Techniques with Yuming Zhu at Bloomington Art Center

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloomington Art Center,
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431
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Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (with a 1 hour lunch break) $229/Member; $245/Non-Member Ages 16 and up Seattle-based artist Yuming Zhu returns to BTAC for a special 2-day sumi-e workshop! Originally from Shanghai, Yuming Zhu is a nationally recognized artist and teacher of the east-Asian watercolor form known as ‘sumi-e’, a type of brush painting that utilizes various inks in different concentrations. This workshop will focus on the materials, history, spirituality, and poetry…

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$80

Zentangle: Shading and Color taught by Joyce Francis

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wet Paint

Saturday, April 11th from 10:30am-4:30pm (includes an hour for lunch) Fee: $80 Zentangle has clear, easy steps all laid out, literally, in black and white.  But there are even more things you can do with your Zentangle once you’ve got the black and white part down.  Add a bit of subtle shading, plus a splash of color and, wha-la, you’ve taken your Zentangle to a whole new level of beautiful  dimension and vibrancy!  In this one day workshop we will…

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