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Tiny Sketchbook Time! -Summer Session taught by Tara Tieso

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June 4 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am CDT

Multi-Session Class

Meets 4 Saturdays, June 4-25 from 10-11:30am CT

Tiny Sketchbook Time! New and Returning Students Welcome.

Ah, summer at last!

Time to savor the season and all the sights, sounds, scents, and tiny little details that make this time so warm, energizing and memorable. 

For our summer session, we will explore the magic of working tiny using both our experiences of the season as it happens, and our many personal summer stories. You’ll be amazed at how much you will be able to capture by scaling down!

Exploration will be a big part of Summer Session  – any object, theme, idea, feeling, color is sketch-able when working small! Tiny sketches are quick, adding creativity time into almost any day. More tiny sketches = fuller (small) sketchbooks! Technique – we will hone our observational skills with attention to tiny details. Reduce creative anxiety by simplifying – rather than tackle the entire landscape, capture the bud; not the cabin and lake, just the dock; instead of the bouquet, the petal. 

Uniquely you – dinky drawings help reveal your artistic style! Motivation – the best sketchbook is a well-used sketchbook and small sketchbooks are portable, flexible, usable, and most important, fun!

Recommended tiny supplies list:

Caran d’Ache Fancolor  Mini Watercolor Pencil 6 set

Jack Richeson Mini Watercolor set

Koi waterbrush. medium #38551 or large #38552.

Hahnemuhle D+S sketchbook #10 5×3.5”   We sell other very small sketchbooks that will work. Ideally, the paper should be heavy enough to take some wet media.

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 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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