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February 2016

Super Simple Sumi-e for adults taught by Yvonne Palka

February 6 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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. Her book Super Simple Sumi-e is a sumi-e…

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Family Print Day: Valentines! Taught by Diana Eicher

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Both sessions have filled- Thank you! Please call the store to be added to our waiting list or be notified about future classes 651-698-6431 Sunday, February 7th choose one session: 1-2:30pm  or  3-4:30pm (both sessions have filled) Price: $25 per adult/child pair & $5 for extra child Enjoy learning more about printmaking while you experiment with creating unique cards for Valentine’s Day. Low tech techniques will be demonstrated and families will have the opportunity to make their own set of cards. Non-toxic water based inks…

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Watercolor Rescue taught by Lynne Baur

February 8 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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This class is nearly full- please call the store to register 651-698-6431 Monday, February 8th from 12:30-4:30pm Experience level: Advanced Beginner to Advanced Intermediate 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…

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Intro to Italic Calligraphy with Lori Tews

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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UPDATE: Tonight’s class has been cancelled due to weather- first class will be next Tuesday, Feb. 9th and 4th class will be March 4th. Tuesdays: February 9, 16, 23 & March 4th from 5-7:30pm Fee: $140 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 on the way how basic strokes and  proper letter spacing combine to form beautiful letters. At…

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Clean Color Mixing with Golden Acrylics Presented by Bonnie Cutts

February 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thursday, February 11th 5:30-7:30pm     FREE Discover the beauty of clean color mixing with acrylic paints. Learn the difference between mineral and modern pigments—why some are naturally matte and opaque and mix to a lower chroma, and others are more transparent and mix to create clean high chroma mixtures. Save yourself time and money by knowing which pigments will give you the mixtures which you are looking for. See how you can extend your paint to save yourself money and how…

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SILVERPOINT DRAWING: The Delicate Line taught by Jean Formo

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Saturday February 13th  10am-5pm  (6 hours with 60 minute break for lunch) Favored in the Renaissance before the advent of the graphite pencil, silverpoint steps into the 21st century with improved tools, materials, and techniques. A fine layer of silver is deposited with each stroke of the silverpoint tool upon a prepared ground.  Silverpoint is great for small, detailed work, either realistic or abstract. In this daylong class you’ll trace provided images or draw your own to create a suite…

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Watercolor Mandalas with Lynne Baur

February 20 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Saturday, February 20th from 12:30pm-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 from the cold gray of winter, and create a beautiful, colorful stained-glass-effect mandala. We’ll use a basic template and a simple watercolor technique you can learn in minutes! You adapt the template with your own colors, shapes and symbols to make it unique and…

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Make your own ‘Zine: Kids Comic Jam! with Lupi McGinty

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Fee: $24 Recommended for ages 8-12 Part of the monthly series Kids Comic Jam! Lupi McGinty will show you how to make your very own zine–the perfect craft for aspiring cartoonists and budding writers! We’ll practice 3 different methods of cutting, folding and stapling paper into booklets, and learn storytelling techniques. You can fill your zine with comics, short stories or both! Students will need a sketchbook, pencil and whatever pens or markers they normally prefer to use. Wet Paint will…

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Fun and Fancy Lettering on Chalk Boards with Jeff Nelson

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Saturdays, February 27th and March 5th 10-1pm Fee: $84 (includes basic materials) Hand-lettering is where it’s at! Need to art up your blackboards, posters, or invites? You’ve seen Jeff’s fabulous menu boards and signs all over town, now you can pick up tips and techniques from his masterful hand!

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Gelli Plate Printmaking taught by Erin Maurelli

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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 Sunday, February 28th from 12:30-3:30pm. Gelli Plate printing is a fun approach to printmaking. This direct printing technique uses a gelatin-like substrate for printing by hand; no press needed! Create beautifully textured images using acrylic paint, and stencils. So much fun, it’s addictive. Gelli plates are the new rage in monotype techniques. They are a soft acrylic gel that can be inked and printed onto paper. Learn to create visual interest and depth through layering. Combine stencils for rich patterns and…

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