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February 2015
$216

Watercolor Jumpstart with Lynne Baur

February 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wet Paint

Multi-session class: 6 Tuesday sessions February 3-March 10th, 1-4pm Fee: $216 Have you always wanted to try watercolor, but been put off by its reputation for difficulty? Or did you try it and give up in frustration over streaky washes, muddy color or overworked areas? Watercolor can be tricky if you try to force it to behave, but it’s a generous, magical medium if you are willing to accept its gifts. The natural action of water, pigment and paper produce a…

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Super Simple Sumi-e Demo with Yvonne Palka

February 5, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

Yvonne’s book Super Simple Sumi-e is a sumi-e instruction book for children and adults . Enter the magical world of sumi-e painting and, with a few strokes of the brush and ink on paper, capture the spirit of a variety of animals from pandas to birds and rabbits to dragons. Yvonne Palka of Whidbey Island, Wash. and Minneapolis, Mn is an award winning author and artist. www.yvonnepalka.com

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$48

Watercolor Mandala Mini-Retreat with Lynne Baur

February 7, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wet Paint

Saturday, February 7th from 1:30-4:30pm Experience level: no art experience needed Making a mandala (circular drawing or painting) has long been considered an act of devotion in many cultures all over the world. Take a mini-retreat as you create a “visible prayer”/active meditation in the form of a beautiful stained-glass-effect mandala. Perfect as a focus for your own prayer or meditation, as a gift to comfort or uplift a friend. We’ll use a basic template and a simple watercolor technique…

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$64

Watercolor Rescue with Lynne Baur

February 8, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wet Paint

Experience level: Advanced Beginner to Advanced Intermediate Sunday, February 8th from  12:30-4:30pm A lot of people think you only get one shot to get things right in a watercolor. Not true! There are many ways to make adjustments and fix boo-boos in a watercolor! I know a lot of them—because I’ve made just about every watercolor mistake you can make! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify what’s not working in a “failed” watercolor and how to rescue it. (You’ll also…

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$24

Inking Your Comics: Kids Comic Jam! with Lupi McGinty

February 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wet Paint

Fee: $24 Recommended for ages 8-12 Part of the monthly series Kids Comic Jam! Ink is used in comics to refine pencil work, add depth and texture, and make your drawings pop! Lupi will show you inking techniques such as stippling and hatching, and show you how to practice your skills with tools used by professional artists. Lupi McGinty is an internationally-known cartoonist and painter based in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. Her work has appeared in City Pages, the Star Tribune and…

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$24

Super Simple Sumi-e for Kids Class by Yvonne Palka

February 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wet Paint

Fee: $24 Yvonne’s book Super Simple Sumi-e is a sumi-e instruction book for children and adults. With a few strokes of the brush and ink on paper you can capture the spirit of a variety of animals from pandas to birds and rabbits to dragons. Learn how to get started. Yvonne Palka is an award winning author and artist. http://yvonnepalka.com

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$48

Super Simple Sumi-e Class taught by Yvonne Palka

February 21, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wet Paint

  Fee: $48 Yvonne’s book Super Simple Sumi-e is a sumi-e instruction book for children and adults. With a few strokes of the brush and ink on paper you can capture the spirit of a variety of animals from pandas to birds and rabbits to dragons. Learn how to get started. Yvonne Palka is an award winning author and artist. http://yvonnepalka.com

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$48

Drawing Trees with Mary Esch – a winter tutorial- working from photographs

February 22, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wet Paint

Sunday, February 22nd, 1:30-4:30pm Fee= $48 Those Darn Trees…you love them but they can be overwhelming to draw. Mary Esch is just the instructor to help you break it down and learn to draw a majestic elm or craggy oak. You will learn how artists approach trees and all those leaves. Mary will demonstrate and you will try this yourself. Expand your vocabulary of textural marks, shading and mass tone to bring a greater sense of place and time and atmospheric…

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$105

Intro to Contemporary Calligraphy with Lori Tews

February 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

3 Tuesdays: 2/24, 3/3, & 3/10 from 5:00-7:30pm Fee: $105 7-1/2 hours of creative fun with letters and various letter-making tools. Strap on your 2015 fun-loving attitude and get ready for some adventure in creating contemporary calligraphic letters! Throughout this class, we are going to take some traditional and not-so-traditional lettering tools and explore how we can transform calligraphy (as most know it) into something that is colorful, energetic and dynamic. You will be able to take what you learn and…

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$52

Making Hand-Bound Journals With Cave Paper Taught By Amanda Degener

February 28, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wet Paint

Fee: $52 ($40 + $12 materials fee) Make two books; one simple Japanese style stab binding and a non-adhesive Western sewn book. We’ll start by making tree ring patterns (suminagashi*) on thin asian paper. Make a western book, then finish the Japanese stab binding with your own “decorated” book cover using wonderful Cave Papers. Learn more about Cave Paper here! * A technique that originated in Japan more than 800 years ago, suminagashi is the process of marbling plain paper to transform…

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