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February 2017

Watercolor Basics: Prized Possessions with Tara Sweeney

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This class has nearly filled- please call the store to register 651-698-6431 2 Saturdays (This class meets twice): February 25 and March 4th from 10am-5pm Fee: $168 You know that special object you found, received or inherited? Bring one or more to this beginning watercolor class and practice the basics of seeing, drawing, and painting. You’ll practice looking for edges, shapes, light and shadow. You’ll use contour line drawing, a value study, basic watercolor techniques, and split primary color mixing to…

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Collage! With Ellen Ferrari of Art with Ellen

February 28 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
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For 2-6 year olds with an adult Tuesday, February 28th 10:15-11am OR  11:15-12pm The early session has filled- Thank You! Fee: $10 for each person- must register one adult and at least one child Simple open ended art classes designed for children 2-6 years old with an adult, taught by early childhood art specialist, Ellen Ferrari. Ellen will use examples of artwork by iconic artists Romare Bearden, and Henri Matisse, to make connections to professional artists who use these processes…

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East Meets West – Introduction to Pointed Brush Lettering taught by Lori Tews

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesdays: February 28th –March 14th from 5:00-7:30pm Intro to Italic Calligraphy or equivalent required Get ready to add some expressive strokes to your lettering/calligraphy repertoire!!! In the first evening, you will be introduced to the Pentel Color Brush, a wonderfully responsive brush from Japan – a land of brush lettering. You will explore Eastern techniques of brush manipulation and pressure and how they relate to Western lettering. Care and cleaning of your brush (and other brushes) will also be discussed. Through…

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March 2017

Origami: Hina Matsuri (Japanese Doll) class for kids or adults with Kathleen Sheridan

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Kids Class: Friday, March 3rd 4-5:30pm FEE: $30 (includes all materials) Adult Class: Friday, March 3rd 6-7:30pm FEE: $30 (includes all materials) Please register for this class by Monday February 27th so that materials can be prepared. Learn to make an origami Hina Matsuri Doll. Includes all materials. Hinamatsuri (雛祭り Hina-matsuri), also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is a special day in Japan. Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3. also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is a special day in Japan (雛人形 hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional…

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Rosemaling: Telemark Style with Julie Anderson

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Wednesdays: March 8, 15, 22, and 29th from 5-7:30pm Fee: $140 Rosemaling evolved in the various districts of Norway from 1750 – 1850.  In this class we will focus on the area of Telemark which produced the largest number of painters, who painted scrolls and fanciful flowers.  Anyone can join, but it will be beneficial if you have taken a previous Rosemaling class or the Rosemaling Brush Techniques class.  Painting will be done with acrylic paint. About the instructor: I have…

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Art Academy Winter Information Meeting

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Academy,
651 Snelling Ave S., St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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Thursday, March 9th   7:00 PM At The Art Academy -651 Snelling Avenue South St.Paul MN 55116 651-699-1573   www.the artacademy.net Before each new class term begins, the Art Academy  offers an Information Meeting to acquaint parents with their school. This talk lasts approximately one hour and provides an overview of our programs. It is designed to answer any questions you may have regarding their classes and helps ensure a successful learning experience at The Art Academy. Though it is not required that…

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Art School Night: Springboard for the Arts with Andy Sturdevant 3/16

March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thursday, March 16th 5:30-7:30pm At Art School Night we give the spotlight to unique and specialty art programs that offer classes or opportunities for learning in the twin cities metro area. Springboard for the Arts located in lowertown St.Paul offers professionalism support and information for artists in all media; from how to write and apply for grants, to navigating the politics of gallery representation. So far, we have featured The Minnesota School of Botanical Art, The Art Academy, The Women’s…

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Origami: Chinese Thread Book with Kathleen Sheridan

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Saturday, March 18th 1-4pm Fee: $63 (includes all materials) Please register by Monday, March 13th so that materials can be prepared. Students will learn to fold this traditional Chinese Origami Thread Book.  It’s so unique and fun just to open and discover all the compartments.  The thread box was originally used as a sewing kit to carry thread, needles, scraps of material and the like. Learn how to fold it and use it as a fancy card, a place to…

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Sunday Sketch-In with The Bell Museum of Natural History- 3/19/17

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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March 19th 1-4pm FREE, but please use the registration form below or call the store to reserve your spot 651-698-6431 Jennifer Menken, Program director for the Bell Museum of Natural History will bring a variety of skulls, shells, butterflies, even one of the small portable dioramas from the collection…  A real mini-museum! Join us for casual sketching in the Wet Paint classroom. Come for the whole time or drop in for a short bit. Bring your own favorite sketchpad and…

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Linocut: Relief Block Printing for 10-15 year olds with an Adult taught by Jon Koch

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Saturday, March  25th from 10-1pm Fee: $35 each person- must register one adult and one child This class will introduce child/adult pairs to simple one color relief block printing. Students will use linoleum blocks and metal cutting tools, quality block printing paper and water based ink to produce their own single color relief prints based on their own design. We will also discuss the necessary tools, inks and varieties of paper used. Class material list: Students will need the following,…

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