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February 2015
$216

Watercolor Jumpstart with Lynne Baur

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

This class has filled- Thank you!  Please contact the store to be added to our wait list or be notified about the next session 651-698-6431. 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…

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FREE

Super Simple Sumi-e Demo with Yvonne Palka

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

Sumi-e is the Japanese word for black ink painting. East Asian Painting and writing developed together in ancient China using the same materials —brush and ink on paper and draws on the power of nature as its basic inspiration. Meet Yvonne Palka of Whidbey Island, Washington and Minneapolis, Minnesota for a demo and discussion of the beautifully poetic art of Sumi-e painting and its essential painting tools, called the Four Treasures. Her book Super Simple Sumi-e is a sumi-e instruction…

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$48

Watercolor Mandala Mini-Retreat with Lynne Baur

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wet Paint

Class has filled- Thank you!  Please call the store to be put on the waiting list or to be notified about a future session 651-698-6431 Saturday, February 7th from 2:00pm-5:00pm 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…

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$10

Golden Acrylics Lecture and Demo with Bonnie Cutts

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wet Paint

$10 pre-registration required (redeemable on Golden product at Wet Paint) Join Acrylic painter, teacher and lecturer Bonnie Cutts for this fun-filled, information loaded, walk-away-wanting-to-paint demo! Throughout this two-hour presentation, you will hear tons of information about a variety of Golden acrylics and the inherent possibilities of acrylic materials. Extensive information about acrylic paints, gels and mediums is presented, including the new OPEN acrylics. OPEN is designed to stay wet longer than other acrylics, allowing for more control over drying time.…

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$24

Inking Your Comics: Kids Comic Jam! with Lupi McGinty

February 15 @ 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. Students will need a sketchbook, pencil and whatever pens or markers they normally prefer to use. Wet Paint will supply some shared materials for in class…

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FREE

Try-It! Blockwallah Wooden Stamps

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

New to Wet Paint! Gorgeous hand carved Indian Rosewood blocks for stamping in many unique and ethnic designs. Try some out in the store. We’ll have some textile paints, and relief inks out for trying these blocks on fabric and paper. Blockwallah is a Finnish-Indian family company that works directly with rural Indian artisans to produce hand crafted wooden printing blocks. The stamps are made from sustainable hard Shesham (Indian Rosewood). Beautiful on paper and cloth!

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$24

Super Simple Sumi-e for Kids Class by Yvonne Palka

February 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wet Paint

Fee: $24 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. Sumi-e is the Japanese word for black ink painting. East Asian painting and writing developed together in ancient China using the same materials —brush and ink on paper and draws on the power of nature as its basic inspiration.  Materials: Students need to…

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$48

Super Simple Sumi-e Class taught by Yvonne Palka

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

Fee: $48 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. Sumi-e is the Japanese word for black ink painting. East Asian painting and writing developed together in ancient China using the same materials —brush and ink on paper and draws on the power of nature as its basic inspiration.  Materials: Students need to…

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$48

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

February 22 @ 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 @ 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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