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April 2014

Try It! Williamsburg Safflower Oil Paints

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

The coolest new colors to hit the oil paint scene are Williamsburg’s Safflower Oils!  Thirteen colors sure to be a great addition to your palette, and here is your chance to see them in action!  Made with safflower oil instead of linseed oil, this line of color is designed to yellow less than your average linseed binder.

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Wet Paint Partnership Classes: St. Paul Community Education

April 30
Community Education Class

DRAWING ON YOUR LIST OF THINGS TO DO THIS YEAR?  STILL ROOM IN THESE CLASSES!   DON’T DELAY -6 needed for the class to run! Mary is a seasoned teacher and well regarded artist who makes it easy for the absolute beginner and for those who want to deepen their skills.  You can register online at www.commed.spps.org or call 651-767-8179 Introduction to Drawing and Right Brain Creativity Based on the book, The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,…

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May 2014

From Paper to Petal: Paper Flowers with Meg Nelson and Kristina Fjellman

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

It may not feel like garden flowers are growing out there yet, but paper flowers are always in bloom! Using the gorgeous new book “Paper to Petal” as inspiration, Meg and Kristina will guide you through how you can make luscious bouquets – using everything from inexpensive tissue and crepe paper to unique decorative sheets.  Just in time for May Day and Mother’s Day bouquets, paper flowers also make great inexpensive decor for your grad party, wedding, or birthday party!…

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Try It! Lascaux Acrylic Paints

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

Wet Paint staffer Justin Terlecki loves Lascaux Acrylics. He’ll bring a few paintings he has made using them to show and tell about why he loves these deeply pigmented, semi-matte acrylic colors from France. Try out some luscious Lascaux acrylics for yourself to see how they handle. If you agree with Justin, take advantage of our sale! (They’d make a classy grad gift paired with Ampersand or Tara Fredrix panels and Bristlon brushes and New Wave Palette for Acrylics.)

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Mini Master-Class with Don Colley

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

FEE $ TBD (coupon for Faber Castell product with registration) Class size: limit 10 Learn from the master of the Faber Castell Pit Artists Brush Pens! Don will show you how he sets up a drawing and the different stages of a drawing. He’ll also share techniques for capturing the figure in everyday settings, shading with the markers, and using the whole page to evoke a moment in time, place and mood. Bring your sketchbook of drawings as there will…

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Wet Paint at SpringCon with special guest artist Don Colley

May 17 @ 10:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
Minnesota State Fair Grounds,
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Give those new techniques a work out!  Join Don at the Wet Paint Mini-Store on location at SpringCon for a guerrilla style sketch-out. This year there will be costumed comics characters galore to draw! We’ll have sessions from 2-4 on Saturday and Sunday. SpringCon is the Minnesota Comic Book Associations’ 25th annual spring celebration at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. Www.midwestcomicbook.com

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Plein-air Painting demonstration with Joshua Cunningham

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

It is finally outdoor painting season and that means we have the Guerrilla Painter pochade boxes and accessories on sale! Our friend and oil painter, Joshua Cunningham, will be painting outside at (or near) Wet Paint using his Guerrilla Painter 9×12 Pochade box and Tripod. Get inspired to get out there yourself! Pick up some technique and materials tips and take advantage of our sale on these high quality plein-air supplies. You can see more about Josh and his paintings…

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From Paper to Petal: A Paper Flower Workshop with Kristina Fjellman and Meg Nelson

May 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wet Paint

Fee: $TBD -includes paper and basic supplies Learn three classic flower types (and the basic how-to’s) using different types of paper and embellish them for fabulous results. Leave with a nice custom bouquet of a variety of blooms and inspiration to make your own designs. Taught by Wet Paint staffers:  Kristina Fjellman who made all (yes, all the centerpieces, bouquets, corsages, etc) the paper flowers for her own wedding (pictured), and Meg Nelson, who decorated her birthday party with paper flowers…

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