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August 2015
FREE

Pet Portraits for Paws on Grand

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One of our most popular events!  Join us on the sidewalk for a free portrait of your pet by one of our fabulous local artists!  Stop by for deals inside the store, as well. Donations will be given to The Pet Project: The Pet Project helps to keep pets and their caregivers together by providing pet food and pet supplies to food shelves.  They offer quarterly low-cost vaccination clinics and provide information about other programs that provide reduced-cost veterinary care.…

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All About Daniel Smith with John Cogley, Owner of Daniel Smith Manufacturing

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Special event just added!  Please call the store 651-698-6431 or email sales@wetpaintart.com to reserve a spot! Join us for an intimate conversation with John Cogley, owner of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing.  Curious about Quinacridone pigments, wonder where in the world the color Serpentine comes from, how a color gets its name or how DANIEL SMITH  test pigments for lightfastness? The presentation will start off with the history of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing and the many aspects of developing DANIEL SMITH products. You…

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$30

Painting a Pet Portrait with Kat Corrigan for ages 10-15

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Back by popular demand! Do you have a favorite four-legged friend? Come learn how to paint your pet from a photo with acrylic paint on black gessoed canvas!  Using a simple grid method, Kat will help you see the shapes, values and colors that make up your best friend’s fuzzy face and teach you how to set yourself up to keep painting. All painting is seeing in color! Materials include in fee About the instructor: In 2014, Kat’s work has…

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Meet the Manufacturer: Gary Lange on Grumbacher Paint

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Please call 651-698-6431 or email sales@wetpaintart.com to reserve a spot! On Wednesday, August 5th from 2:00-4:00, National Sales Director Gary Lange of Chartpak will be here to talk about Grumbacher paints.  Grumbacher, the first and best name in artists’ color for many years, fell on hard times around the turn of the last century.  Chartpak, Grumbacher’s new parent company, worked tirelessly to restore the quality to this classic line of artists’ color, and we feel like their efforts have paid off. …

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$105

Spencerian Script: An Introduction to Pointed Pen Lettering with Dawn Darner

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Wednesdays: August 5, 12 and 19th from 5:00-7:30pm Inspired by the beauty of nature; by the graceful curves of the waves and rocks he found while exploring along the shores of Lake Erie as a child, Platt Rogers Spencer set out to change the way people communicated with one another. Thus, the letterforms that make up Spencerian Script were born. Based upon the gentle shape of an oval, Spencerian Script is thought to be the most beautiful of all American lettering. Please…

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Minnesota School of Botanical Art Night with Marilyn Garber

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Botanical Art: The Tradition Continues A 45 minute presentation on the history of botanical art.  Once thought to be a dying art form, it is experiencing a significant renaissance.  See examples of contemporary botanical art and try your hand at some of the watercolor techniques used in creating it.  Presented by Marilyn Garber, Founder of the Minnesota School of Botanical Art. Description of the School: The Minnesota School of Botanical Art, founded in 2001,  offers a broad range of botanical art…

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Canvas Stretching Demo With Paul Straquadine

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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FREE, but contact us to reserve your spot! 651-698-6431 or email sales@wetpaintart.com On Friday, August 7th from 5:30-7:30, join Paul Straquadine, Vice-President of Sales for Tara Fredrix, for a demonstration of canvas stretching techniques.  Paul will show you the steps involved in traditional canvas stretching practices, as well as the revolutionary, new Fredrix Pro Dixie canvas stretching kits that make this work easier than you ever thought possible.  Fredrix is the authority on this topic – they’ve been producing artists’…

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$24

Character Design: Kids Comic Jam! with Lupi McGinty

August 16 @ 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! Take all 3 summer classes for only $63! Click here to register for all 3 Kids Comic Jam Classes Learn tricks to create a memorable character. We will discuss what makes a memorable character, make our own model sheets, and create a cast for our own comics. Students will need a sketchbook, pencil and whatever pens or markers they normally prefer to use. Wet Paint will supply…

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$70

The State Fair Drawing Workshop with Don Colley

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thurs. Aug. 27th from 5-7:30 pm at Wet Paint  & Fri. Aug. 28th from 10am-1pm at the State Fair Grounds This is a 2 day workshop which will involve one day in a classroom setting at Wet Paint where Don will go over strategies for drawing in a dynamic public environment during a 2 1/2 hour demo/workshop, and a second day in the field at The Minnesota State Fairgrounds that will last at least 3 hours and possibly more for the intrepid.…

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September 2015
FREE

Demo and Book Signing with Amy Shawley author of “Acrylic Texture Techniques: Rock, Metal & Wood”

September 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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We are pleased to announce the release of Acrylic Texture Techniques: Rock, Metal & Wood, a new how-to book for making nature textures from acrylic paints!  On Wednesday September 2, author and artist Amy Shawley will be here to sign copies of her book, demonstrate and talk about some of the project ideas, and answer your acrylic painting questions! Book Description: Rust, patina, erosion, peeling paint and fossils are a few of author Amy Shawley’s favorite things to paint, photograph, and draw inspiration from! …

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