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Tiny Sketchbook Time!- Jacobin Pigeons, Javelins, & Jellyfish Edition taught by Tara Tieso

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June 1 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Multi-Session Class

Meets via Zoom 4 Saturdays, June 1-22 from 10am-11:30am Central Time


New and Returning Students Welcome!

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! 

June Theme: Jacobin Pigeons, Javelins, & Jellyfish

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!

Materials: Your favorite tiny sketchbooks and art supplies.

Small/Tiny Supplies suggestions:

Hahnemuhle D&S SketchbookTalens Art Creations Sketchbooks(12x12cm or 9x14cm), Clairefontaine Goldline SketchbooksHandbook Journal Pocket Travel Sketchbooks(3.5×5.5”landscape, portrait or square), Stillman&Birn Softcover Sketchbooks,(Beta is best for mixed media),

Richeson Mini Watercolor Set,

Sakura Koi Travel + Pentel Water brushes(mini sized available in the store) or treat yourself to a nicer travel watercolor brush by DaVinci Casaneo Extra Short or Casaneo Travel , Silver Brush Black Velvet or Richeson Grey Matters Pocket Brush and the Daniel Smith Try-It Sheet of 66 Colors.

ZOOM details will be emailed closer to class.

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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. Tara also works in pen and ink, and loves water soluble colors of any type.

Tara is Past Board President of nationally celebrated WARM, Women’s Art Resources Minnesota – where she worked with other women in the arts to steward the rich 40-year feminist legacy of Minnesota’s brilliant women artists. She currently serves on the Board of The Show Non-Profit, which brings artists of all abilities together in creative community.  

As teaching artist, Tara facilitates Eagan Artist Connect, Wet Paint’s Book Club, and Creative Circles from her loft studio. 

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.