The Art Academy Summer Workshop with Stuart Loughridge: Outdoor Landscape Sketching in Pencil and Watercolor for ages 13-18

August 2 @ 9:00 am August 5 @ 5:00 pm


*This camp meets 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

Outdoor Landscape Sketching in Pencil and Watercolor

Minnesota artist Stuart Loughridge is helping us take kids’ are education to a whole new level! We are proud to advertise that he will teach students how to advance their drawing and painting skill to create pencil, ink and watercolor sketches outdoors using a limited number of supplies designed for maximum portability. This four-day workshop will be held at Lilydale Park (Lake Pickerel), which has ample parking, public bathrooms, and rain shelter.

Stuart is one of the finest landscape painters in the Twin Cities, so DON’T miss this unique opportunity to have your teen study with this dedicated artist!

When you Register it will be to your benefit to also attend Stuart’s free lecture, Sketching on Paper from Nature, on Sunday, July 31st at The Art Academy location. It runs from 1 pm to 3 pm.

950 Lilydale Rd
St Paul, Minnesota 55118 United States
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Community Enthusiast Events at Wet Paint

Ofrenda “Cigar Box” Workshop

If you have visited Wet Paint during the past 2 weeks, you may have noticed some changes.  What used to be the office, is now housing frames and easels.  We have moved the administrative and management staff off of our main floor, giving us much needed space for products and events.

680470_4440636687970_353664104_oSo on Saturday November 2nd, we will push the easels out of the way and set up for the first in-house Wet Paint workshop. Customers often ask us for classes at Wet Paint.  Our series of in-store “Try-Its” and “Demos” have been very successful, but those in attendance know how our space has been limited.  Last year when Armando Gutiérrez G showed off his decorated alters, ofrendas, and offered customers advice, many begged for a class to actually build their own ofrenda.

This year we are offering a 3.5 hour hands-on workshop so you can make your own ofrenda. Enrollment is limited to 10 and registration is required.

DSC_0135Armando is a longtime friend of Wet Paint.  He works in many mediums and incorporates his strong cultural and spiritual beliefs into his work.  Adding to this his many years of teaching, Armando was perfect at our “Try-It” event last year celebrating the Day of the Dead.  This year’s workshop is a great opportunity to learn from a master with more elbow room than we have ever offered at Wet Paint.   The class fee also covers a cigar box and the art materials to decorate your own ofrenda. You are encouraged to bring your own photos, copies or small items to personalize your box.  Armando will provide an ongoing dialog about the cultural significances of the Day of the Dead and ofrenda as well as tips and techniques to make compelling art in this traditional form.

Check out his website to see his portfolio.

Register for the class online or stop in the store!  Workshop cost is $35 and is 10:30am to 2pm on November 2nd at Wet Paint.