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August 2017
$50

Modern Brush Calligraphy taught by Jessica Chung

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Fee: $50 (includes handouts) Calligraphy is bursting from the age of quills and Ye Olde Times and into the 21st century, in so many exciting new forms. You’ve seen it on wedding invites, art, logos, planners, and social media – and now you can learn how to do it on your own.  Building on your basic understanding of cursive, Jessica will talk through beginning brush calligraphy, covering a brief introduction of calligraphy, supplies, the anatomy of a letter, the basic strokes…

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$168

Watercolor Portraits with Tara Sweeney

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This class has nearly filled – please call the store to register at this time 651-698-6431 Thursday, August 24th and Thursday, August 31st from 10-5pm (2 daylong classes with 1 hour lunch both days) Watercolors are a lot like people—you have to accept their quirks as well as their best qualities. That spontaneity makes watercolor the perfect medium to capture likeness and character in transparent washes and lively brushwork. Working from photos and sketches, you will learn through demonstration, exercises, guided…

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September 2017
$126

Portable Watercolor: Plein Air Postcards taught by Tara Sweeney

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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3 Wednesdays: September 13, 20, and 27th from 10am-1pm Beginner and continuing students welcome! Ever wish you could find a truly pocket-sized watercolor kit that is always with you when inspiration strikes? Even if you’ve never picked up a brush and pen this road-tested approach starts you on a creative journey with portable materials and a mindset to match. We’ll begin in the studio with some basics, and then head out to sketch on location. Instructor demos, expert tips, and…

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$126

Making Watercolor Sing: Split Primary Color Theory taught by Tara Sweeney

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wednesdays: September 13, 20, and 27th from 2-5pm No Prerequisite. The color theory can be taken at any time by any level so it doesn’t necessarily precede any particular level. Ever wonder why your color is muddy? Frustrated that you can’t mix what you can imagine? Have too many colors and can’t decide? Limited palette split primary color theory is for you. Gain confidence and skill with carefully designed demos and projects that help you learn to mix vibrant and…

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$24

Organizational Journaling – Intentionally Design the Uncluttered, Focused and Creative Life That You Love

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Friday, September 13th from 6:00 – 7:30pm Can’t make the September class?  Also offered on October 11 and November 8th. Please call the store to register at this time 651-698-6431 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…

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$105

Drawing Animals from Photos taught by Tracie Thompson

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Fridays: September 15, 22, & 29th from 1-3:30pm Fee: $105 Beginning level- suitable for ages 16+ In this beginning level 3 week class you will learn to draw critters using your own smart phone or tablet photos as source material. The photo gives us vital reference material and a starting point; we take that and create with it! The class starts with a primer on how to choose and format animal photos in preparation for drawing using your smart phone…

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$60

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

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Thursday, September 21st from 10am-1pm 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 art and stories?…

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$50

Brush Pen Lettering taught by Kaytee Crawford

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Friday, September 22nd 5-7:30pm Fee: $50 Beginner level; this class is suitable for ages 16+ Students will learn the art of brush pen lettering. Drills of upstrokes and down strokes will be taught as well as simple shapes that we can put together to draw words. We’ll learn a simple brush alphabet and have time to learn some composition as well for our pieces. Bring a quote you love to work with in the composition part of the class. We will…

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$63

Origami: Chinese Thread Book with Kathleen Sheridan

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Saturday, September 23rd from 1-4pm Fee: $63 (includes all materials) Please register by Monday, September 18th 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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$95

Focus on Facial Features taught by Suzann Beck

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tuesday, September 26 from 10am to 5pm Fee: $95 (includes model fee) This workshop focuses on accurately drawing each individual feature of the face—the eye, nose, ear, and lips. The morning session includes a short lecture and structural demonstration of each feature, as well as hands-on student work from sculptor’s casts. In the afternoon session students apply the principles they’ve learned to drawing features from a live model. There will be a one hour break for lunch.

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