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Tiny Sketchbook Time! It’s a Whole New Year :Valentine Edition taught by Tara Tieso

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January 28 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Multi-Session Class

Meets 4 Saturdays January 28-February 18 from 10-11:30am CT


New and Returning Students Welcome!

Not your kids valentines, we’ll be working tiny exploring things we love!

New to Tiny Sketchbooks? Read on!

Come explore the magic of working tiny – both in our sketch size, and the size of our sketchbooks! 

The big benefits to scaling down? Time – tiny sketches are quick, adding creativity time into almost any day! Productivity – more tiny sketches = fuller (small) sketchbooks! Exploration – any object, theme, idea, feeling, color is sketch-able when working small! Technique – hone observational skills with attention to tiny details! Reduce creative anxiety by simplifying – rather than tackle the entire landscape, capture the bud; not the whole eye, just an eyelash; instead of the bouquet, the petal. Uniquely you – dinky drawings help reveal your artistic style! Motivation – the best sketchbook is a well-used sketchbook – small sketchbooks are portable, flexible, usable, and most important, fun! 

Returning Student? Get ready to explore some new tiny techniques, brand new prompts, and fresh and unique ways to utilize your media and materials!

Can’t wait to see you all!

No art experience necessary, just an openness to experimentation, discovery and delight in the beauty of all things small!

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About the artist:

Tara L Tieso is an abstract painter who lives and paints in the historic arts Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul, on the mighty Mississippi. She paints with encaustic, an ancient beeswax and resin medium fused to its substrate with a torch. Tara also works in pen and ink, and loves all water-soluble media.

As a teaching artist, she leads classes for those of all creative abilities; facilitates Wet Paint’s Book Club; Eagan Artist Connect; and Creative Circles from her lowertown loft studio. 

A certified coach – Tara loves working working with creatives of all types. She is Past President of nationally celebrated WARM, Women’s Art Resources Minnesota – where she worked to steward a rich 40-year feminist legacy of brilliant women artists. She currently serves on the Boards of the Lowertown Lofts Artists Cooperative, and the Show Non-Profit, bringing artists of all abilities together in creative community.  

A grateful recipient of the McKnight Foundation-funded Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Next Step Grant, and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant; she is one of 30 ArtSage Minnesota Artists, and a winner of North Hennepin Community College Award of Excellence in Memory of Lance Kiland from the Minnesota State Fair Foundation. Her work hangs in private collections in the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and Philadelphia.

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