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May 2018
$32

When the Work Doesn’t Flow – Down Time as an Opportunity for Mindful Investment taught by Ellie Kingsbury

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thursday, May 31st from 5:30-7:30pm FEE:$32 We all feel it at one time or another – the art just isn’t happening. Your focus has dried up, or you can’t find anything in particular worth working on. This is the opposite of artistic flow – it’s artistic ebb, and no one much wants to think about it. This workshop addresses an artist’s down time, but – rather than offer feel-good tips for getting off the couch – Ellie will lead a discussion…

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June 2018
$24

Brush Pen Calligraphy for 12-15 year old taught by Kaytee Crawford

June 2 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
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Saturday, June 2nd 10:15am – 12:30pm Fee: $24 Use a brush pen to take your script writing to the next level. We’ll be learning calligraphy basics which include letter shapes, the lower-case alphabet, and some connecting letters. We’ll be working with brush pens perfect for young beginners. About the instructor: Kaytee Crawford is a wife, a mother to three boys, a proud woman of color, and an artist living in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has been lettering for almost a year…

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$24

Organizational Journaling – Intentionally Design The Uncluttered, Focused And Creative Life That You Love

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Saturday, June 2nd  2-3:30pm In your busy schedule, you make sure tasks are accomplished and everyone/everything is where they need to be, when they need to be there–most of the time. But there’s more to a well-lived life than checklists and a blur of activity. Incorporating a combination of  art, journaling, and organizational techniques with the best aspects of non-pre-printed planners Organizational Journaling can help you intentionally design an uncluttered, focused and creative life that you love, captured and reflected…

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$64

Cut & Paste Illustration taught by Liz Carlson

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Monday, June 4th from 1-4pm Fee: $64 Channel your inner Matisse!  Great for the non-drawer/painter, great for exploring composition & design!  We’ll supply the Strathmore heavy weight mixed media boards, the gorgeous new selection of earth toned mulberry paper packs from Black Ink…you’ll supply the creativity!  Get to cutting! Students should bring: an Xacto knife with Z blade, cutting mat if you have one, scissors, glue brush if you have one

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$60

Nature Journal: Book Arts And Writing Class Taught By Amber Stoner

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesday, June 5th 1-4pm Fee: $60 (includes materials) Bind and embellish your own handmade nature journal in this class that delves into nature’s role in the writing process. We’ll make journals using a piece of handmade paper for the cover and simple stitching for the binding. Weather-permitting, we’ll take a walk outside, interact with nature nearby and begin writing. No writing experience necessary. What is nature’s role in the creative process? How does nature motivate, inspire, focus and expand our…

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$64

Watercolor + Pastel workshop taught by Carl Oltvedt

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Thursday, June 7th 2-6pm FEE: $64 Watercolor and pastel have long individual histories in visual art as media favored by artists to work through ideas with color in a more immediate/direct manner than oil, egg tempera, and acrylic media usually allow.  Carl will review some of the individual characteristics of the two and then we will focus on the wonderful textural and expressive potential that they have when used together. About the Instructor: Carl Oltvedt has recently relocated to Minneapolis…

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$151

Reduction Printmaking Made Easy taught by Tzvi Izaksonas

June 12 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesdays: June 12, 19, & 26 (pick up your dried prints on July 3rd)  4:30-7:30pm Fee: $151 Learn how to make multi-color press free relief prints in this 3-session class. Use your choice of linoleum block or woodblock. Simple images provided or bring your own. The whats and whys of materials will be addressed, and time will be spent carving at the first class.  Perfect for anyone new to printmaking or needing a refresher. Speedball Professional relief inks, brayers, and…

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$160

Continuing The Artist’s Way: Walking in this World taught by Tara Tieso

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Thursdays: June 14,21, 28, July 12 and 19 (no class on July 5th) from 10am-12pm Fee: $160 Energize your creativity as you stroll through the beautiful Minnesota summer! Continue (or begin!), the journey of discovering, re-engaging, and deepening your creative self by exploring Walking in This World, Julia Cameron’s long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Artist’s Way.  Adding weekly walks to The Artist’s Way tool chest as a way of discovering and recovering the creative self, we will move towards getting in touch with our curious…

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$30

Gelli Plate Printmaking for 10-15 year olds taught by Erin Maurelli

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Friday, June 15th 1-3:30pm 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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$60

Handbound Book: Japanese Side Stab Binding class with Bridget O’Malley

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Saturday, June 16th  10am-1pm Fee: $60 includes materials Stab binding has been around for many centuries.  It can be used to join single sheets of paper together, or to reinforce individual thin sheets that need the support this structure provides.  Many versions are possible, from the classic 4-hole binding to more elaborate patterns such as tortoise shell and flowing river.  Each student will make a finished book, as well as a handful of practice sewing cards to learn additional stitches.…

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