Layers - Oil & Cold Wax Workshop

Layers – Oil & Cold Wax Medium Abstraction Workshop – exploring abstract painting with oil paints and cold wax medium.

During our 3 days we will explore abstract painting using layering, cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and a variety of implements. We will explore new ways to create textures, color fields and mark making. Utilizing various tools and techniques we will “push the limits” of our mediums and welcome the surprises along the way deciding what works and what does not. This workshop is well suited for those who have had some prior painting experience and who enjoy the sharing, flexibility & happenstance of a group environment! The workshop focuses on the process itself – on the possibilities of that process and how it can be incorporated in your individual artistic practice. Once comfortable with the basic techniques we begin identifying our purpose and tapping into our passion while discussing form and content, deliberate and accidental mark making and starting points. There are technique demonstrations combined with student experimentation, group discussions and printed resources.

For more information about the Layers Oil & Cold Wax workshops at the Northrup King Building and more of Jim’s workshops in Paris, France and Wisconsin go to

To arrange for this workshop in your area please call 952-210-6031.

Woodwork/ Veneers

Instructor Thomas Schrunk ( has been called one of the top five veneer artists in the United States. He will be teaching the following classes:

Veneer Intro

Veneer Marquetry, Inlay and Parquetry

Burl Veneer

Radial Veneer Project

To sign up for a class in veneers go to

Woodwork / Refinishing

Have a favorite piece of wood/furniture that needs refinishing? This is the hands on class for you.

The first session will involve identifying woods and finishes and removing old finish. The second session is surface preparation and finish application by appropriate method. We will introduce various finishes and application methods and choose the best for your piece.

Your piece may require dry time and can be picked up within the next week.

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Saturday Morning Watercolor with Kristine Fretheim

Saturday Morning Watercolor

A confident painter understands the personality of each pigment, paper and brush. My classes focus on the essential characteristics of watercolor materials and create a strong foundation of skills that will allow your personal style to flourish. I provide students with individual guidance and demos of various techniques. We begin with basics like:

How to set up your palette. Which watercolor paper is best for you? Preparing your painting surface. How much water and how much pigment? Round brushes, flat brushes or other? Which pigments are transparent or opaque? Playing with texture. Gradations– light to dark, multiple colors. Staining and granulating pigments. Let’s play with mud!

Spring— Saturday Morning Schedule
When: January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Studio 393, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Fee: $60/session. Space is limited to six artists. Please register at least one week prior to class.

Registration: You can register at Please indicate level of experience.
If you are a beginner, contact me for a materials list.

Yes, You Can Draw!

Yes, You Can Draw!

Saturday mornings, February 25, March 4, March 11, 2017 from 9:30 to 12:00
Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN

Early registration special! Register by February 10 for only $150.
Last day to reserve your spot is February 17.
Enrollment is limited to six students

Drawing is for everyone
If you’ve ever said, “Oh, I can’t draw,” or if you love art and wish you could do what artists do, this workshop is for you. Drawing is not only for a select few, and it’s not just for professional artists. Drawing is something that everyone can learn, and it offers many benefits.

This introductory workshop with acclaimed artist Terri Myers Wentzka will walk you through the basics of learning to draw in a friendly, no-stress manner. Our focus will be on doing, not on perfection. This workshop will be relaxing, fun, and designed to take the fear out of touching pencil to paper. No experience necessary, no fears, and no apologies for what you can or can’t do. We’ll start wherever you are.

Reserve your spot now!
To register, or for more information, contact Terri at:

Drawing For Artists

Drawing for Artists

Two-day intensive Friday & Saturday, February 17 – 18, 2017 from 9:30 – 4:30
plus follow-up sessions on Saturdays, February 25, March 4, and March 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN

Early registration special! Register by January 31 for only $350.
Last day to reserve your spot is February 10.
Enrollment is limited to six students

Are you struggling with your art?
Whether you work in painting, sculpture, or mixed media, do you struggle to make things look right? If you have great ideas, but have a hard time executing them, chances are that you need to work on your drawing skills. Drawing is the key to everything we do as artists. If you haven’t put in the time to really perfect your skills, now is the time. This workshop with acclaimed artist Terri Myers Wentzka will focus on drawing exercises and practice so that you can take your art to the next level.

Beginning with a two-day intensive workshop to start you off on the right foot, we’ll continue with three half-day follow-up sessions. We’ll work on composition, value, line, and most of all, seeing: getting it right and making a strong foundation for your ideas.

Our time together will be relaxing, fun, and designed to push limits and advance your individual progress. Artists with any level of experience are welcome.

Reserve your spot now!
To register, or for more information, contact Terri at:

Highway 12 Roadtrip Photography Workshop

The Highway 12 Roadtrip Photography Workshop takes participants 250 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota to the ghost town of Lily, South Dakota which becomes the base camp for the workshop. Participants drive caravan style and photograph along the way.

This unique opportunity provides encouragement, instruction, critique and inspiration to bring out your own personal creative expression stimulated from fellow photographers and the wide open midwestern countryside.

The workshop is limited to 12 participants.

Dates: July 20, 21, 22, 23

For more information and to reserve your place in the 2017 workshop go to

Collage and Composition on Canvas

Design a YOU-NIQUE YOU-NIVERSE by creating your own 12” x 12” personalized artwork on canvas. Learn the elements of color, design, texture and composition as you explore shapes, color and images that appeal to your individual sense of beauty, balance and inspiration.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 11and January 18, 2017

Location: Tres Leches Gallery Northrup King Building (#173)

Cost: $75/person – all materials included

Contact: Dominque Winders at (612) 462-0326 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information or to reserve your spot.

Art Immersion Classes: Susan Fryer Voigt Studio


During class: Work at your own pace on your own projects. Use Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastels, Casein, Ink, Oil (water-miscible or odorless solvents). Instructor assistance and demos provided. Learn more about: color, line, values, products, perspective, composition, design & lots of techniques! The fee is $30 per session. Come for one or both the same day.

December Sessions:
Monday, December 29, 10-1 PM Wednesday, December 31: 10-1 PM
Saturday, December 27: 9-12 Noon and/or 1-4 PM

January Sessions:
Mondays, January 12 & January 26: 10-1 PM
Wednesdays, January 14 & January 28: 11-2 PM

Please email Susan to register or call 651-353-5045. Small Classes – Maximum 6 participants. PLEASE LET HER KNOW YOU ARE COMING.

In Michele’s Studio - Landscape Painting

Michele will share the lessons she has learned during her artistic development through painting exercises and discussions. You will explore your personal vision, in your art while building practical painting skills. The elements that make a painting (line, shape, color, value, edge, and texture) are constant. Deepening your understanding of these will increase your ability to build stronger paintings. Michele will help you learn and expand your knowledge to become a successful landscape painter.

Bring pictures of scenes you would like to turn into a painting to the first class or a small prochade (painting) you would like to turn into a larger painting. You will begin by exploring and establishing good composition. Through the use of pencil sketches, a black and white value study, and a color study you will establish a plan to create your painting. Michele will provide examples, demos, and individual help.

Increasing your artistic growth is always Michele’s goal, regardless of how long you have been painting.

*Winter Session – Saturdays, 10 – 1 pm *
January 23
February 6
March 19

Cost: 90.00

Place: studio #391 *Please contact Michele to register or if you have questions. *

Oil Painting Basics - Workshops with Michele Combs

If you always wanted to paint but didn’t know where to start this class is for you. You will explore paint application, composition, values, and color through a series of exercises. Michele will help you understand the basics of picture making. Then she will guide you through steps to paint your own landscape. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

Location: Studio 391
To be scheduled – check website for dates and times in 2015 at (classes are to be scheduled this coming fall)
Contact: Michele Combs at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (763) 442-0290

Art Immersion Sessions with Susan Fryer Voigt

Everyone will work on their own project with assistance from Susan.Susan will assist you in your artistic journey from concept through completion. She will help with:
o Your goal (perhaps it is to paint the inside of a flower similar to what Georgia O’Keeffe painted)
o In determining the medium, surface and tools that will work the best
o By providing demos, books, articles, links on the internet and critiques
o Options for how best to present your finished piece.

Requirements for Participation:
o Can join the immersion sessions at any time
o Participants who have never attended class are requested to meet with Susan for a one-hour private session ($45) prior to joining class
o No experience necessary
o Let Susan know you will be attending a session (limited to six participants)
o Attend as many sessions as you would like
o Determine what you want to paint or draw
o Compile inspiration materials: photos, clippings, websites, …..
o Bring any supplies you might want to use or purchase @ Susan’s Art Supply Store
o Make a commitment to your project

June Sessions:
Mondays, June 1, 15 & 29: 10-1 PM
Wednesdays, June 3, 17 & July 1: 11-1 PM
Saturdays, June 6, June 13, June 20 & June 27 : 9-12 Noon and/or 1-4 PM
Saturday Art Immersion has been incorporated into Saturday workshop
Classroom seats are reserved for AI painters. 9-12 and or 1-4 PM

Location: Susan Fryer Voigt Gallery – Dock 5/Studio 184
Price: Price per three-hour group session: $30
Contact: Susan Fryer Voigt at (651) 353-5045

Digital Photo Academy Classes

Digital Photo Academy is a year-round program offering Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced photography classes as well as Composition and Photoshop/NIK.

Instructor: Anthony (Tony) Schreck
Location: Studio 258
Dates and Times: Varies / year-round offerings
Cost: Varies depending on class
Register: Go to and click on Minneapolis

Woodworking and Upholstery Classes at Blue Sky Galleries

Numerous classes are available including classical carving basics, veneering, upholstery and hand cut dovetail joinery. Learn from these award winning instructors including Mark Laub, Tom Schrunk, Rose Liefeld Brennan, Frank Grant and Will Fifer. Register at All classes are held at Blue Sky Galleries, Studio 295 at the Northrup King Building.