Classes

Layers 3 Day Oil & Cold Wax Workshop

Layers 3 Day Oil & Cold Wax Workshop – exploring abstract painting with oil paints and cold wax medium with James Edward Scherbarth.

In this 3 day workshop participants will learn the process of building abstractions by means of layering and utilizing cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and a variety of implements. Students 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 start to look at form and content, deliberate and accidental mark making, starting points, titling of work, working in series all within the discussion of process/passion/purpose. Technique demonstrations combined with student experimentation, group discussions and printed resources makes this a liberating experience which will enhance your appreciation for the content and meaning within abstraction.

Weekend Workshops held on Friday – Saturday – Sunday in Layers Art Studio 339, 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

See website: http://www.jamesedwardscherbarth.com for Current Workshop Schedule & Information on Individual/One Day Sessions

Additional Information/Registration contact Jim: email – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) tel. 952-210-6031

Seamless Felted Slippers

A pair of felted wool slippers will not only be the most comfortable pair of slippers you own, but it is also a great way to add new techniques to your felt making skill set. Techniques such as the use of a resist and shifting shape.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
10 am -4 pm
Northrup King BuildingStudio 410
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Cost: $68 + $30 materials
Register with: Jill at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Beginning Watercolor Classes

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR CLASSES with SYLVIA ROMAN: April 15, 2014 to May 20, 2014 (Tuesdays)

Sylvia Roman will offer a beginning watercolor class on Tuesday afternoons for six weeks starting April 15th. Students will learn the basics of brushwork, color, and design in a small group setting. Class size is limited to allow for a lot of student/teacher interaction.

Date: Six Tuesdays: April 15 through May 20
Time: 12:30 to 3:30 pm
Fee: $30 per week
Instructor: Sylvia Roman
Location: Studio 321
Contact: Sylvia Roman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

“Collage and Acrylic” with Sylvia Roman

Sylvia Roman will teach a “Collage and Acrylic” class. You will explore several methods of creating complicated collage papers and then integrate them into an acrylic painting. All materials, supplies, and refreshments will be provided for $45. Just bring your enthusiasm for a relaxing afternoon creating your own masterpiece! Contact Sylvia at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to sign up!

Date: March 22, 2104
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Fee: $45
Instructor: Sylvia Roman
Location: Studio 321
Contact: Sylvia Roman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Dying to Get Out Night:  3 hour Dye Lab Party

Bring your friends and up-cycle your old sweaters with a three hour dye lab party. You will be taught different techniques and the dye will be provided. At the end of the night you will go home with a new piece of clothing for your wardrobe.

Types of clothing to bring include:

Wool Sweater – can have 20-30% nylon – Not a dark color Silk blouse or sweater Wool hats, mittens or scarves

You may bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy while your clothing is in the dye pot.

Cost: $38 per person for a 3 hour class.
Location: Studio 143
Instructors: Carole Hallman or Pam Ziegenhagen
Contact: Carole Hallman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Pam Ziegenhagen at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Highway 12 - Road Trip Photography Workshop

Join the fun with a photography workshop that begins in Minneapolis with Howard Christopherson as well as expert guest photographers Chris Faust, Tom Quinn Kumpf and Sid Kaplow.
Participants drive caravan style and photograph along the way to Lily, South Dakota. The very small town of Lily will become the base camp for the workshop.

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 mid-western countryside in the rain or shine.

Leave from Minneapolis in the early morning. Drive alone or we will help to arrange a car pool. There will be several photo opportunities along the way and a late lunch stop. The drive is almost entirely on Highway 12, The Yellowsone Trail, a beautiful two-lane road that passes through many small towns and picturesque farmland.

Lily is located 250 miles from Minneapolis on a plateau between Aberdeen and Water Town near the eastern South Dakota border with Minnesota. Lily is now a “ghost town” of the past surrounded by farmland under a big sky. The surrounding area is made up of smoothly shaped hills, tree groves, gravel roads, lakes, raptors, waterfowl, pheasants, deer, farm animals and giant fields of crops. Close to Lily you will find abandoned buildings, animals, prairie churches and many lakes. The light around sunset and sunrise is wonderful for photography.

Dates: June 19-22, 2014 with photographers Howard Christopherson, Chris Faust and Tom Quinn Kumpf August 7-10 with photographers Howard Christopherson and Sid Kaplow (from New York)

For more information and to register go to www.IceboxMinnesota.com

Nuno Felted Scarf

Nuno felting is the art of manipulating a small amount of wool fiber through a fairly open weave fabric. The result is a lightweight fabric with a beautiful drape. A discussion of the effects of different fabrics when fused with wool will begin class. Students will then create a beautiful nuno felt scarf with merino wool and a hand-dyed silk.

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: Northrup King Building – Studio 410
Cost: $45 + $15 materials
Register with: Jill Lynn at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.jilllynn.com

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 2014 at http://www.michelecombs.com
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

Objective:
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

Two Art Immersion Shows will be held per year for those who have attended at least six sessions in the period leading up to the show. The shows will be held on First Thursday and each qualifying participant will be invited to show one completed piece of art in the classroom at Susan’s Studio. Shows will be held in Early May and Late October.

Location: Susan Fryer Voigt Gallery – Dock 5/Studio 184
Price: Price per three-hour group session: $30
Time: Alternating weeks (Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays) starting February 1, 2014
Contact: Susan Fryer Voigt at (651) 353-5045

Let’s Make Tile - Intro to Tile Making Workshop

An introduction to tile making for mosaics. Students will explore texture, shape, and glazing while making terra cotta tile. Students are encouraged to bring cookie cutters and unique textures. The first night will be an overview of the process and an opportunity to “play” with the clay. Students will finish class with 5-7 square feet of tile. Class includes a basic introduction to tile adhesives and installation techniques including mesh mounting.

Class meets for three sessions and tile pickup. $265 includes all materials.

2014 Winter Class meets:

February 11th, Tuesday 6-9pm for overview and fun with clay
February 13th, Thursday 6-9pm for cutting the tiles
and February 15th, Saturday 10-3p to glaze tiles
The tiles are then fired and arrangements will be made to pick them up.

All classes take place in my studio in the Northrup King Building, home to 250 artists in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. Small class sizes ensure a relaxed, fun, no pressure atmosphere for students to explore and develop their own individual creativity.

To reserve your spot in class contact Sheryl Tuorila at 612-423-9197, Visa and MC accepted.

Introduction to Mosaics Weekend Workshop - Nature Nurture

Introduction to Mosaics Weekend Workshop – Nature Nurture

Students will use ammonite fossils, Brazilian agates, stone, Italian glass smalti, handmade tile and other materials to create unique framed, ready to hang 9×11″ mosaic panels. Introduction to adhesives, sources for materials and substrates. All materials included but students are encouraged to bring nature’s treasures of their own. Students leave class with a finished project. Class images to come after I have them!

Class meets for two sessions. Small class sizes ensure a relaxed, fun, no pressure atmosphere for students to explore and develop their own individual creativity.

Dates: Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10 am -4pm & Sunday, March 23, 2014 from Noon-3pm
Cost: $150 includes materials
Location: Studio 403 at the Northrup King Building
Register: Contact Sheryl Tuorila at 612-423-9197
Visa/Mastercard Accepted

Experimental Ink and Acrylic

Create GORGEOUS paintings with a unique combination of inks and acrylics. During class you will create 12 mono prints and complete three boards and assemble a collage of mono-prints with embellishments. No experience is necessary, but you will need to be willing to experiment and have fun… Bring an apron and lunch. Please

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 includes all supplies
Register: Call Susan Voigt at 6512-353-5045 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Pastels Wet and Dry

You’ll be using pastels – hard to soft to create beautiful paintings with stunning color. You’ll receive samples of several different surfaces including: Canson Paper, Kitty Wallis Paper, Sennelier LaCarte Paper and Ampersand Pastel Board for the dry process.

Then, the wet process……….

Add pastel shavings on a wet surface AND use steam to adhere the pastels to the surface on canvas surfaces. Those
paintings can then be framed with glass or varnished and framed without. Bring an apron and your lunch.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 includes all supplies
Register: Contact Susan Voigt at 651-353-5045

The Jeweled Mosaic Ornament—A NEW ON-LINE CLASS

For The Jeweled Mosaic Ornament Class, instructor Sharra Frank literally records herself, step by step, as she made two ornaments. Then she went back and voiced over exactly what she was doing, what tools she was using, what materials she’s using, and why. Sharra went step by step from preparing her base to designing her ornaments, adding tesserae, grouting and finishing each piece.

The on-line class is designed just like her studio classes. It’s a two to three day project. The video also gives you new tools, techniques and skills that you can apply to any mosaic project you might be inspired to try. And since it’s an online course you can access these materials again and again. Try different styles, designs and techniques with each new piece. Quite a few of the things that Sharra is going to show you in this class are what she considers to be true “trade secrets” including what adhesive she uses for three-dimensional surfaces to prevent tesserae from sliding, beading techniques that I incorporated in these ornaments, and a whole lot more.
In fact, the course includes twelve separate short videos, each of which will give you ideas, materials, tools, tips, tricks and techniques to apply to your next mosaic project.

Here’s an outline of this course.
Video 1: Introduction: Tools & Materials, Mosaicking Your Piece, Grouting & Finishing Your Piece
Video 2: Ornament Base: Materials, shapes and sizes to use for your base
Video 3: Ornament Hanger: Adding a hanger to your base
Video 4: Tesserae: Materials to use on your ornament
Video 5: Adhesive: This is a real “secret” I’ve kept for the past ten years, the “secret adhesive” I use on three dimensional surfaces
Video 6: Applying Tesserae: How to mosaic your ornament
Video 7: Finishing Tesserae: How to add the finishing touches to your mosaic
Video 8: Introducing Grout: What you need to grout the right way
Video 9: Preparing to Grout: How to prepare to grout a delicate piece
Video 10: Grouting: How to grout your jeweled ornament
Video 11: Cleaning Your Grout: Revealing your true mosaic
Video 12: Finishing Polish: How to make your piece shine!

By registering for this class you’ll receive one year of unlimited access so you can watch it again and again and apply different tips, techniques and styles to each new piece. The regular price for this class will be $150 but Sharra is offering an introductory price of $99 if you register by January 1, 2013.

Register on-line at www.sharramosaicsecrets.com

Mosaic Window Hanging and Mirror Class

Learn to make a mosaic window hanging or mirror. This workshop will be held in instructor Sharra Frank’s studio (#469) at the Northrup King Building. All supplies are included in the cost of the class.

Dates: Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Sharra Frank
Location: Studio 469 at the Northrup King Building

To Register e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 612-203-1560

Cost: $125 (includes supplies)
Holiday Special — register by January 4th for $99
Gift Certificates Available, Credit Cards Accepted

Landscape Painting in the Studio

Instructor Michele Combs 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. We 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 her goal, regardless of how long you have been painting. Beginners welcome!

Location: Studio #391
Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm

Dates: Winter Session – January 4th, February 22nd, March 8th Spring Session – April 5th, April 26th, May 10th

Cost: 3 classes for $85.00, 1 class for $30.00

Classes continue each month – see Michele’s website for upcoming sessions at www.michelecombs.com
To register contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 763-442-0290

Mosaics and Tilemaking Classes

Traditional mosaics, Glass on Glass Mosaics and Tilemaking classes offered in my studio 403 at Northrup King Building, Sheryl Tuorila Fine Art Tile – visit http://www.sheryltuorila.com for more information or call 612- 423-9197.

Plein Air Landscape with Michele Combs

Plein Air Landscape – Capture Light and Color

Join instructor Michele Combs for some plein air adventure! There is unpredictable weather and unpredictable surprises! We will venture to a new landscape each session, for new opportunities. What Michele loves about plein air painting is taking in the sights, sounds, smells, and translating it on to her canvas. The challenge for each person is to capture the light and a sense of place. Nature is the best teacher for learning to see and understand landscape. Michele will demo and provide individual help. In all sessions the elements that make a good painting will be emphasized. Learning in nature makes for better studio paintings! Beginners welcome.

  • If there is bad weather the class will be held in studio #391 at the Northrup King Building.

Cost – $30.00/class or 4 classes/$110.00
Dates- Classes May – September, see Michele’s website for dates and locations
Contact Michele Combs at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (763) 442-0290
michelecombs.com

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 http://www.digitalphotoacademy.com and click on Minneapolis

Agate Landscape Weekend Workshops

Create a gorgeous 9 × 11” Glass on Glass window hanging featuring a Brazilian Agate. This technique is similar to stained glass, but even better – more dynamic and much easier. Includes an overview of materials and resources. Class meets for two sessions.

Instructor: Sheryl Tuorila
Location: Studio 403
Dates and Times: Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, March 2, 2014 from Noon – 3:00 pm.

Cost: $150 includes all materials. Visa/MasterCard accepted
Register: Contact Sheryl Tuorila at (612) 423-9197

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.

Mosaic Workshops with Sharra Frank

Featuring Glass on Glass and Mosaic Design and Creativity workshops. For information on the the spring schedule, go to http://www.sharrafrank.com.