Moo-Carve Block Printing

Learn the basic skills of block printmaking in 2 to 3 hours. Bob Pollard will teach you the basics of design, cutting the block, and printing concepts. You’ll then be on the road to making your own prints, greeting cards, and gifts. It’s fun and it’s easy!

EACH STUDENT WILL TAKE HOME: 1 two-sided Moo-Carve printing block 1 really cool block cutting tool 10 notecards (with envelopes) that YOU created and printed, plus any art prints that you create 1 incredible lifetime skill!

Sat, April 14, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Cost: $50. Class size is limited to 10.

Location: Northrup King Building, Studio 425


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 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

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,
email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
or check our website

Portrait Sculpture from Life with Master Sculptor James Shoop

Portrait Sculpture from Life with master sculptor James Shoop at Studio Pintura

During this 3-weekend workshop master sculptor James Shoop will guide us in creating a portrait head in clay, from armature, to anatomy, to the finished work. Perfect deeper study for those who paint from life. Choose one, two, or three weekends depending on your goals. Class size limited to 10.

SCHEDULE: Sign up for one, two, or three weekends of study. For complete information go our website,

Weekend One: April 7 – 8
Build an armature, Learn the structure of the head, Create initial form

Weekend Two: April 14 – 15
Refine the features, Capture a Likeness, Learn sculpting techniques

Weekend Three: May 5 – 6
Refine and complete the project, Learn about mold making and casting techniques, Discuss historical perspectives on portrait sculpture

Open Studio Workday: April 28
Included for all participants, a chance to work from the model without instruction.

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

Foundation for Calligraphy

Explore the art of calligraphy in this course for beginners. This workshop will introduce students to the Foundational Hand. This hand-written alphabet was developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century as a beginner’s alphabet and was instrumental in re-introducing the broad-edged pen (used by medieval scribes) to the modern world. This workshop will provide step-by-step demonstration and individualized instruction to help each student produce beautiful letterforms.

Students can apply what they learn about good letterforms to any number of broad-edged alphabets (Italic, Blackletter, Uncial – any of which can be studied in future workshops). Proper care of tools, good practice habits, spacing and layout, resources, and other calligraphic possibilities will be presented and explored as students open the door to this amazing art form.

Fees: $150/person. Materials will be provided and are included in the fee.
Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 and 10
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Studio 143; Northrup King Building; 1500 Jackson St. NE; Minneapolis, MN

For registration with check or PayPay: Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Call: 763-772-2863 or you can purchase the workshop from the instructor’s website: click on Store tab, then click on Calligraphy Workshop.

Enrollment is limited to 6 students

Botanical Drawing with Terri Myers Wentzka

Botanical Drawing

Saturday afternoons, Saturday afternoons, April 14, 21, 28, and May , 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Location: Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN

Early registration special! Register by March 25, 2018 for only $195.
Last day to reserve your spot is April 7, 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:

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Early registration special! Register by March 25 for only $150.
Last day to reserve your spot is April 7.
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:

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

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.

Register at

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

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

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

Find more information at

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.