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May 2018
$210

Portable Watercolor: Plein Air Postcards taught by Tara Sweeney

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wednesdays: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, & 13 from 2-5 pm 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,…

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$50

Eco Printing on Paper taught by Jean Manrique

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Friday, May, 18th 10am-1pm FEE: $50 (includes some paper cards) Learn how to make beautiful botanical prints on paper from real leaves and blossoms. The color comes from the pigment in the fresh plants – no ink or paint is used. About the artist: Jean is a former Spanish teacher turned full time fiber artist. She works with wet felting, natural dyes and eco printing, hand stitching, and creating and sewing garments and home goods. Jean has had the opportunity…

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FREE

Discover Caran d’Ache for Drawing at Wet Paint with Stefan B. Lohrer – 5/18

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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5:00-7:00PM FREE Presentation and Try-It with Stephan Lohrer from Caran d’Ache, makers of high quality drawing materials from Switzlerland. Learn more and try out Caran d’Ache Luminance Colored Pencils, Museum Aquarelle Colored Pencils, Pablo Colored Pencils, Graphite and Fine Writing. Stephan lives and breathes Caran d’Ache and grew up in the business. Next to the chemist in Switzerland, he is the most knowledgeable person regarding their product and techniques! More about Stefan B. Löhrer Born in Zürich, Switzerland in 1959, my family moved to…

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$76

Make Your Own Letterbugs! Printmaking with Hamilton Wood Type taught by Bill Moran

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Saturday, May 19 from 10am-3pm FEE: $76 Join Hamilton artistic director Bill Moran for a daylong workshop where you’ll use type in the Hamilton Wood Type collection to make your own Letterbugs. Whether it’s wood type, ornaments or brayering, this workshop will let you create a cast of creeping typographic creatures. About the artist: Bill Moran is a 3rd-generation letterpress printer, graphic designer and professor of printing history at the University of Minnesota. Since 2009 he has worked for Hamilton Wood Type…

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$50

Gelli Plate Printing taught by Erin Maurelli

May 22 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday, May 22nd from 4:30-7:30pm FEE: $50 (includes some supplies) 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…

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$73

Playing with Alcohol Ink taught by Wendy Westlake

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Friday, May 25th 10am-1pm or 2-5pm Fee: $73 (includes materials) Students will be introduced to the magical qualities of alcohol ink. In the first free-flowing exercise students will pour, blow and coax the pigments on Yupo paper with unique and surprising results. There will be time for a second project introducing more design elements on translucent Yupo combined with graphite, pens and stencils. All tool and materials for this class are included in the class fee. Each participant will go home with a selection…

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FREE

Sunday Sketch-In – 5/27

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sunday, May 27th 1-4pm FREE, but please use the registration form below or call the store to reserve your spot 651-698-6431 This month’s theme from the natural world: TBD 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 drawing supplies. We’ll have some materials out for shared use. You might discover something new! Our wonderful year+ of monthly Sunday Sketch-in featuring artifacts from…

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$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 tips for getting back on track, Ellie encourages artists working in any discipline to…

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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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