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March 2015

Watercolor Skill-Builder with Lynne Baur

March 31 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wet Paint

Multi-session class: 6 Tuesday sessions March 31- May 5th from 11:30-2:30pm Experience level: Beginner to Intermediate Strengthen your technical and design skills in watercolor and take your painting to the next level! To take this class, you should have taken Watercolor Jumpstart or have enough prior experience with watercolor to paint independently on your own projects (even if they don’t always turn out the way you’d hoped!).  In each class, Lynne will demonstrate techniques and offer fun skill-building activities. You’ll apply the…

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April 2015

ARTIST TALK SERIES: Portrait Painters- Patricia Olson

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wet Paint

Fridays, April 10, May 8, May 29    5pm-7pm FEE: $10 single talk or $25 for the series See below for more information about April 10th with Patricia Olson Click here for more information about May 8th with Jay Wittenberg Click here for more information about May 29th with Justine Di Fiore Click here to purchase the Artist Talk Series! Join us for a Friday evening series of convivial artist talks centering on the work of 3 noted portrait painters from…

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Wet Paint Partnership Classes with St. Paul Community Education

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community Education Class

WET PAINT PARTNERSHIP CLASSES Please visit for more information Mary Esch Almost Intermediate Drawing and Color Pencil Saturdays, Apr 11 – Jun 6 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM No Class May 23 Harding Highschool $121 Mary Esch Introduction to Drawing and Right Brain Creativity Como Park Senior High Mondays, Apr 6 – Jun 1 6:00 – 8:30 PM No Class May 25 $121

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New Concept Sumi-e Techniques with Yuming Zhu at Bloomington Art Center

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloomington Art Center,
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431
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Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (with a 1 hour lunch break) $229/Member; $245/Non-Member Ages 16 and up Seattle-based artist Yuming Zhu returns to BTAC for a special 2-day sumi-e workshop! Originally from Shanghai, Yuming Zhu is a nationally recognized artist and teacher of the east-Asian watercolor form known as ‘sumi-e’, a type of brush painting that utilizes various inks in different concentrations. This workshop will focus on the materials, history, spirituality, and poetry…

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Zentangle: Shading and Color taught by Joyce Francis

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wet Paint

Saturday, April 11th from 10:30am-4:30pm (includes an hour for lunch) Fee: $80 Zentangle has clear, easy steps all laid out, literally, in black and white.  But there are even more things you can do with your Zentangle once you’ve got the black and white part down.  Add a bit of subtle shading, plus a splash of color and, wha-la, you’ve taken your Zentangle to a whole new level of beautiful  dimension and vibrancy!  In this one day workshop we will…

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

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wet Paint

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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Traditional Sumi-e Wet-Mounting Workshop with Yuming Zhu at Bloomington Arts Center

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Bloomington Art Center,
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431
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Monday, April 13, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  (with a 1 hour lunch break) $115/Member; $123/Non-Member Ages 16 and up This workshop will teach participants traditional wet-mounting techniques for framing sumi-e art. This is a hands-on workshop where students will learn traditional techniques and practice stretching and smoothing their paintings, mounting, and methods for making the “faded color” vibrant again. There is an old saying: the painting is not totally completed until it is mounted (framed). This workshop will help…

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Try-It! Fine Writing Inks and Surfaces You’ll Love!

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

Because- April is Poetry Month and The 2015 American Writers Conference is in town April 8-11, Because- April Showers Bring May Flowers and April in Paris is a state of mind…. Discover Fine Writing Pens, Inks and Writing Surfaces you’ll fall in love with! From France – J. Herbin inks, Clairefontaine and Rhodia writing papers. Love your fountain pen? Wait until you try it on Rhodia or Clairefontaine paper! Ooooo…niiiiice…. Penmen and Calligraphers love the exceptionally smooth finish of Rhodia and Clairefontaine…

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Paint a Tree: Acrylic Painting Project with Kat Corrigan

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wet Paint

For the Tree Painting Project no drawing skills are necessary, just the ability to follow directions!  On black gessoed paper or canvas, we will draw in pencil, starting with two straight-ish lines from top to bottom for the trunk and then five thick branches and many more narrow ones, finishing up with sticks and twigs to divide the space.  From there we enter the fun of mixing color from a limited palette, using white to pull the lights out of…

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Hand-Bound “Earth Day” Journal and Very Simple Paper Making with Cave Paper taught by Amanda Degener

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wet Paint

Fee: $52 (includes supplies) Make a non-adhesive Western Sewn Book using the wonderful handmade Cave Paper and learn a simple technique for making paper by hand. Using recycled materials including blue jeans and tee shirts, each student will make a small circle of paper representing the earth to include in their hand sewn books. Taught by artist and handmade paper maker, Amanda Degener of Cave Paper This class is suitable for adults or teens 16+. Do you wish there…

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