Classes

Still Life with Charles Kapsner

Painting Methods Focus: Paint a Small Still Life with Charles Kapsner

Workshop Focus: Oil Painters
Charles Kapsner was a student of Nerena Simi (1897-1987) in Florence, and has a unique and thoughtful approach to painting based on his years of experience to share with us in Minnesota. Not to be missed.

Content: A full three-day workshop in which students will create a small still life and learn the methods of Charles Kapsner.

Dates and Times:

Friday – Sunday,
October 26, 27, 28
Times TBA

Fee: $550
Materials list will be provided.
Materials will be available at Wet Paint, St. Paul MN

Registration and PaymentL

Register at” http://www.studiopintura.com “:www.studiopintura.comor e-mail Info.StudioPintura@gmail.com

Panel Preparation with Charles Kapsner

MATERIALS FOCUS: PANEL PREP 101

This workshop deals with all aspects of panel preparation. Make the painting your own from the support on up. If you work on panels, this workshop is not to be missed!

Content:

You will look at various types of panels including masonite, raw woods and commercially sold panels. You will learn about rabbit skin glue sizing, gesso priming, linen mounted on panels, and why you do not use acrylic as your base. There will also be time to prep a panel for Charles’ Still Life Painting Workshop, coming up in October.

Students will receive a booklet outlining the information covered in this workshop. We will also have a brief slide show on the studio and teachings of Signorina Nerena Simi (1890-1987, Florentine). Charles Kapsner was a student of the Signorina from 1974-79, and is now working on a book about her.

Saturday September 22, 2018
10:30 – 2:30
Fee: $150

A materials list will be provided. All materials are available at Wet Paint, St. Paul, MN.

Register at www.studiopintura.com. Contact Studio Pintura with any questions at Info.StudioPintura@gmail.com

Portrait Workshop with Steven J. Levin

Portrait Painting from Life – Starting a New Portrait

Studio Pintura be offering this workshop with nationally known artist Steven J. Levin.
Dates: Fall 2018

Monday October 15, 2018
Tuesday October 16, 2018
Wednesday October 1, 2018

Times: Tentatively 9:00 – 5:00

Content

Monday morning: Steve will demonstrate a portrait start and talk about the painting process.
Monday afternoon participants will paint a 3 hour portrait from life. (One model will be provided for every four participants.)
Tuesday: Paint two three-hour portraits
Wednesday: Paint two three-hour portraits
Wednesday evening: Please stay after to celebrate our success! (Details TBA)
Fee

$550 plus materials. A list will be provided by the instructor.

To register go to www.studiopintura.com or e-mail info.studiopintura@gmail.com

MOLDING AND CASTING FROM A CLAY SCULPTURE

This workshop will focus on the brush-on mold process. You will be guided through the process of capturing the shape and details of a sculpture with a rubber mold, and then casting the sculpture in Plaster. This is a 4 day intensive workshop working 4 hours each day.

Workshop Focus: for figurative artists, sculptors
Prerequisite: must have completed previous sculpture projects, and have a sculpture you would like to cast.

Dates and Times:

October 13, 14, 20, 21
TImes: 10:00 – 2:30 each day

Fee: $575.
Added materials fee of $100 to the instructor.

Registration and Payment:
Please Email to let us know you are coming. Go to www.studiopintura.com to register. PayPal and Checks are accepted.

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Calligraphy For Kids

Sally Wightkin (Studio 143) will be offering 4 afternoons of calligraphy lessons designed especially for children ages 8-12.

Children will practice calligraphy using special calligraphy markers. Basic overview of what calligraphy is and how to use these fun marker-pens will be presented along with one specific calligraphic style each week. The lessons are not sequential; each week is a stand alone workshop culminating in a special project. Students can come to just one or multiple weeks and learn something new at each! Materials will be provided and are included in the fee.

$25 / child / week

Four Tuesdays; 1:00-4:00PM
July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14

Studio 143, Northrup King Building; 1500 Jackson St. NE; Minneapolis, MN

Enrollment is limited to 5 students each week.

Note: This is NOT a handwriting/cursive class.

If you are interested please contact Sally at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for registraion information registration. You can also visit the Store tab at http://www.sallywightkin.com to purchase the workshop(s).

Art Journaling

Jumpstart your creativity with art journaling. Art journaling is a great way to discover your creativity, and it’s a satisfying and enriching activity for absolutely everyone — you don’t have to be an artist to keep an art journal!

This fun, no-stress class will introduce you to basic journaling techniques, including: How to get started; creating lively, colorful backgrounds; collage; easy pop-ups and foldout pages; sketching anywhere you go, and much more. We’ll incorporate some mindfulness practices and ideas for telling your personal story with your journal entries, and you’ll surprise yourself by learning quite a bit about drawing along the way.

Dates and Times: Friday afternoons, July 20, 27, and August 10 and 17, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN
Cost: $225
Deadline For Enrollment: July 13. ( enrollment is Limited to 8 students)
Contact: Terri Wentzka at http://www.naturalhistoryarts.com/contact/

Oil and Acrylic Painting in Michele’s Studio

Create a sense of place, tell a story, and capture light in your paintings!

Michele will share the lessons she has learned during her artistic development through demonstrations, painting exercises, and individual feedback. Strengthen your understanding of the elements that make a painting – line, shape, color, value, edge, and texture. Michele will teach technical skills and help you through the process to build stronger paintings. Explore your personal vision in your art, while building practical painting skills. Michele will help you learn and expand your knowledge to become a successful 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. Begin by exploring and establishing good composition. Helpful approaches include – pencil sketches, black and white value studies, and color studies to establish a plan to create your painting. Increasing your artistic growth is always Michele’s goal, regardless of how long you have been painting.

Beginners welcome! All demos are done in oil.

See Michele’s website for her teaching schedule!
https://michelecombs.com/workshops
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
763-442-0290

2018 Colorful Colorado Photography Workshop

The 2018 Colorful Colorado Photography Workshop provides the best of the Rockies and San Juan Mountains from Aspen to Telluride.

Please join us this fall for an opportunity to experience what many would agree is one of the most beautiful exhibits of fall foliage in the world. The San Juan mountains are covered with color everywhere you look. From the snow covered peaks, blue skys with fluffy white clouds to the aspens in all their glory, Southwest Colorado is a photographers dream. This is a backroads journey that will put you in the most prominent places to capture unbelievable vistas, water falls in unforgettable light.

The workshop will be lead by Tony Small, award winning, landscape photographer and owner of Tony Small Originals who has explored the area for years. His commitment to personalize this experience for those just beginning to seasoned professionals is focused to ensure you get the most from your equipment and enhance your skills and vision as a photographer. Reserve your spot for this unforgettable experience today!

Dates: September 25 -29, 2018

To reserve your spot today or get additional information call 317-709-0298 or get more information at www.tonysmalloriginals.com and click on workshops.

Portrait Painting From Life:  Starting a New Portrait with Steven J. Levin

We are so pleased to be offering this workshop with nationally known artist Steven J. Levin.

Dates: October 15th, 16th, 17th , 2018
Time: 9:00-5:00

Day 1: In the morning Steve will demonstrate a portrait start and talk about the painting process.
In the afternoon participants will paint a 3 hour portrait from life. (One model will be provided for every four participants.)
Day 2: Paint two three-hour portraits
Day 3: Paint two three-hour portraits
Wednesday evening: Please stay after to celebrate our success! (Details TBA)

Fee: $550 plus materials. A materials list will be provided by the instructor.

For complete information or to register, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or check our website StudioPintura.com

Open Figure Drawing

Open Figure Drawing/Painting Group

Weekly class every Wednesday 10:00-1:00 at Studio Pintura #294
We have extra easels and plenty of natural light.
$20 drop in fee.

For complete information or to register,
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or check our website StudioPintura.com

Botanical Drawing with Terri Myers Wentzka

Botanical Drawing

Friday July 13th and Saturdays, July 14th, July 21st and August 11, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Location: Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN

$225
Last day to reserve your spot is July 6 , 2018.
Enrollment is limited to six students

Learn to draw your favorite plants
The practice of botanical drawing offers a perfect way to hone your drawing skills, learn patience with yourself and with your work, and increase your observation abilities. It’s a useful working method to have in your technique arsenal, no matter what your artistic interests are.

This repeatable class with acclaimed artist Terri Myers Wentzka will give you a foundation in the basic techniques of contemporary botanical drawing. First-timers will work on drawing simple plant materials, and students who are repeating the class will receive individual help with subjects of their choosing. We will work on composition, value, and observation, and you’ll gain not only drawing practice, but a greater appreciation for the natural world around you.

This class is suitable for anyone who has either taken Yes, You Can Draw! Level One, or who has equivalent drawing experience. Contact me if you have questions about whether the class is a good fit for you.

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

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/terri.wentzka
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: naturalhistoryarts.com

Private Tutoring & Custom Workshops
Would love to take this class but the dates don’t work for you? Private tutoring is available, or I can arrange a special workshop for you and two of your friends at your convenience. Contact me for more information.

Yes, You Can Draw! (Level One, Two, and Three) with Terri Myers Wentzka

Yes, You Can Draw! (Level One)

Friday mornings, July 13th, 20th and 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN

$175

Last day to reserve your spot is July 6, 2018.
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:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/terri.wentzka
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: naturalhistoryarts.com

Private Tutoring & Custom Workshops
Would love to take this class but the dates don’t work for you? Private tutoring is available, or I can arrange a special workshop for you and two of your friends at your convenience. Contact me for more information.

Layers - Oil & Cold Wax Workshop

PROCESSPURPOSEPASSION
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 http://www.jamesedwardscherbarth.com/workshops-studio-339-2017.html#.WG1cwyMrJmA

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

Woodwork/ Veneers

Instructor Thomas Schrunk (http://www.thomasschrunk.com) 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 http://www.blueskygalleries.com/class.htm

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.

Register at http://www.blueskygalleries.com/class.htm

Saturday Morning Watercolor with Kristine Fretheim

Watercolor Classes

A confident painter understands the personality of each pigment, paper and brush. Each month these classes focus on essential characteristics of watercolor materials to build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge. Students receive individual guidance and demos of various techniques. Basic building blocks: Setting up your palette. Stretching watercolor paper. Playing with texture. Staining, transparent and opaque pigments. Mixing colors. Washes and gradations. Painting from life, photos or imagination. Design and composition. Color temperature and value.

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

Registration: You can register at http://www.kristinefretheim.com/classes/

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 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2018

For more information and to reserve your place in the 2018 go to http://www.iceboxminnesota.com

Art Immersion Classes: Susan Fryer Voigt Studio

ART IMMERSION CLASSES

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.

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 http://www.blueskygalleries.com. All classes are held at Blue Sky Galleries, Studio 295 at the Northrup King Building.