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Urban Sketchbook for Non-Drawers taught by Tara Tieso


July 17 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm CDT

Multi-Session Class

Class meets 3 Sundays, July 17,24 + 31 from 10am-12pm at Wet Paint



Real Doesn’t Have to Be Realistic.

Let’s re-conceptualize the urban sketchbook experience! Teaching artist Tara L. Tieso did and has never looked back. 

She learned that you don’t need to know how to draw, have specialized art materials, understand architecture, or walk to exotic urban locales to keep an urban sketchbook!

Summer is the perfect time to venture out (or observe from a favorite window) with your favorite sketchbook and materials and fill pages exploring themes, form, color, movement, feeling, pattern, mapping and more with fun, free-form exercises and representational elements that will make your urban sketchbook uniquely yours. 

Not a learn-to-draw class, instead we will capture moments and locations in this learn-to-discover-how-anything-in-your-urban- environment-can-be-used-to-prompt-your-creativity-in-the-moment class!

The urban sketchbook is also a great way to discover and capture ideas that can lead to other artwork, writing, and moments of meditative beauty.

Please wear masks during in-person classes at Wet Paint. If you are having any COVID or cold-like symptoms even if you have been vaccinated, please do not come to the class. Thanks!

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About the artist:

Tara L Tieso is an abstract artist who lives and paints in the historic arts Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul, on the mighty Mississippi. She works in encaustic, an ancient beeswax and resin medium fused to its substrate with a torch.  Her work is bold, yet intimate.

Tara is Board President of nationally celebrated WARM, Women’s Art Resources Minnesota – where she works with other women in the arts to steward the rich 40-year feminist legacy of Minnesota’s brilliant women artists, and ensure that WARM is part of the lives of creative girls and women far into the future.

A grateful 2011 recipient of the McKnight Foundation-funded Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Next Step Grant, 2012 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and one of 30 ArtSage Minnesota Artists for 2013, her work hangs in collections in the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and Philadelphia.

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