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August 2018
$86

Fun and Fancy Lettering on Chalk Boards with Jeff Nelson

August 1 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Wednesdays: August 1 & 8th 4:30-7:30pm Fee: $86 (includes basic materials) Hand-lettering is where it’s at! Need to art up your blackboards, posters, or invites? You’ve seen Jeff Nelson’s fabulous menu boards and signs all over town, now you can pick up tips and techniques from his masterful hand! In this inspiring class Jeff will introduce you to fun and fancy lettering styles and some of the many fun elements such as borders and banners used on chalkboard signs. You’ll learn concepts…

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$52

Meet Your Creative Self: The Artist’s Way Mini-Retreat taught by Tara Tieso

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Thursday, August 2 from 10am-1pm Fee: $52 Dip you toes into the process of meeting your creative self that is The Artist’s Way. Based on prompts in the book of the same name by Julia Cameron, this 3 hour class will give you a fun glimpse into the simple, quick and fun ways the process can get you unstuck and have you refreshed and enthused for the journey ahead. Give yourself the gift of this fun retreat then plunge –…

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$84

Urban Sketching Daylong class taught by Cris Franchevich

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Saturday, August 4th 10am-5pm (1 hour break for lunch) Fee: $84 Learn how to sketch the urban space, all while having fun!  In this daylong class, Cris will guide you to deepen your skill and enjoyment of drawing & water media techniques while seeing the street scape with the eyes of an “andarilho,” a word in Portuguese meaning wanderer. This workshop is designed for participants with intermediate or advanced drawing skills. Meets at Wet Paint. Wondering about your level? If you…

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$86

Carve, Print, Play taught by Liz Carlson

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Monday, August 6th 10am-3pm with a 30 minute break FEE: $86 Learn the basics of stamp carving and create three unique printed pieces to take home!  You’ll have step-by-step instruction, experience on multiple surfaces, and a choice of projects to complete.  Have fun creating your own patterns, mini mandalas and mail art!  Some materials provided.

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FREE

Watercolor Demo: Using Negative Space in Dense Foliage with Jane M. Mason – 8/6

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday, August 6th from 5:30-7:30pm FREE, but please register as space is limited Minnesota has so many areas of dense foliage. Perhaps you struggle with how to create depth while including contrast in value and hue. Using negative space to pull you, as an artist, or your viewers, into the foliage. Jane will show you how to have fun solving the abstract challenges of painting interesting weeds, trees, grasses, shrubs and dense dark spaces through techniques of creating negative spaces.…

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$68

Get to Know Your Watercolor Papers taught by Jane M. Mason

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tuesday, August 7th 10-1pm Visiting Illinois Watercolorist, educator, blogger Jane M. Mason  of WatchingPaintDry.com will take us through each sheet in the Wet Paint Watercolor Paper Sampler and lead us in exercises designed to help you really get to know each one. It’s a great way to learn firsthand the unique properties of each type and discover papers that will enhance your painting experience and outcomes. She’ll identify the technique used and recommend that you make notes on your own papers as you develop…

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$48

How to Paint Dew Drops in Watercolor taught by Jane M. Mason

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tuesday, August 7th from 2-5pm It’s like magic. Learn how to dew it! Realistic dew drops are impressive in a painting. They add that sense of freshness and realism that catches a viewer’s attention. Jane will take you step-by-step through the painting of the reflection, shadow, edge and “bubble” part of the droplet. Part of the lesson will be understanding what is happening with the light in the droplet, and part of it will re-creating the illusion on your paper.…

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$84

Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Jodi Reeb

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Friday, August 10th 10am-4:30 pm (with 30 minute break) Fee: $84 Learn basic, beginning encaustic techniques using R+F encaustic paints, mediums and equipment in this one-day workshop.  A brief history and description of encaustic painting will be discussed as well as basic supplies and tools, safety, preparation of supports (including application of grounds) and fusing. An overview of a variety of additional techniques will be demonstrated such as incorporating oil pigment sticks, mixing your own paint, creating texture and working with masks and stencils. There…

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$168

Watercolor Portraits with Tara Sweeney

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 4:30 pm
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This class has  filled Thank you! please call the store to be added to the wait list 651-698-6431 Saturday August 11th 10am-5pm & Sunday, August 12th 11am-4:30pm Fee: $168 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 gain confidence through demonstration, exercises, guided work time and individualized…

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$72

Intro to Calligraphy: Learn Italic for 10-15 years old taught by Mary McKee

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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M/W/F August 13, 15 & 17th from 10am-12pm Fee: $72 Learn the basics of Italic lettering to share with friends and family. We’ll add in some Old English lettering just for fun in our last class.

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