Creative Art Journaling

With Terri Wentzka, Studio 300
Friday mornings, June 19, 26, and July 10 and 17 from 10:00 to 12:30
$235 — Early registration special!  Register by May 28 for only $215
Last day to reserve your spot is June 12 — Enrollment limited to 8 students
The last class will be a field trip — venue admission & parking not included in class fee

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 repeatable, no-stress class with acclaimed artist Terri Myers Wentzka will introduce you to new ideas for art journaling, whether you’re a beginner or already have an existing journal practice.  You’ll learn to create lively, colorful backgrounds; work with collage; and use imaginative prompts to tell your personal story with your journal sketches and writing.  You’ll even surprise yourself by learning quite a bit about drawing along the way.  We have tons of fun in this class — consider it a break from the rest of life, and a time and place to relax and enjoy all those art materials that you probably have stashed in a drawer at home!

Prerequisites:  No previous experience necessary.  Absolute beginners welcome.

Space in all classes is limited — reserve your spot now!

To register, or for more information, contact Terri at:  www.naturalhistoryarts.com

Class schedules subject to change.  Materials not included unless otherwise stated.  Classes are held at Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN unless otherwise stated.  All are welcome.

Drawing Practice (Weekly)

With Terri Wentzka, Studio 300
Saturday afternoons, May 9 and 16, and June 13 and 20 from 1:30 to 4:30
$325  Early registration special!  Register by April 17 for only $265
Last day to reserve your spot is April 24  —  Enrollment limited to 6 students

Do you need help with drawing?

The best way to learn or to improve your drawing skills is to get lots of practice!  If you’re a beginner needing guidance, or have some experience but need a refresher, this class is designed to get you on the right track.  You will receive individual help with the skills you most need to practice:  line, value, proportion, texture — whatever you need to further develop your confidence and artistic eye.  This class is designed to advance your individual progress, in a fun and supportive environment.  Join us this winter for two cozy days of the pure joy of drawing!    

Prerequisite:  Some drawing experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome.

Space in all classes is limited — reserve your spot now!

To register, or for more information, contact Terri at:  www.naturalhistoryarts.com

Class schedules subject to change.  Materials not included unless otherwise stated.  Classes are held at Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN unless otherwise stated.  All are welcome.

Botanical Drawing

With Terri Wentzka, Studio 300
Friday afternoons, June 12, 19, 26, and July 10 from 1:30 to 4:30
$235  —  Early registration special!  Register by May 22 for only $215
Last day to reserve your spot is June 6 — Enrollment limited to 6 students

Learn to draw your favorite plants

This practice 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 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.

Prerequisite: Some drawing experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome.

Space in  class is limited — reserve your spot now!

To register, or for more information, contact Terri at:  www.naturalhistoryarts.com

Class schedules subject to change.  Materials not included unless otherwise stated.  Classes are held at Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN unless otherwise stated.  All are welcome.

Calligraphy Study Group

Calligraphy Study Group

Continue your exploration into the art of calligraphy in 6 weeks of studio time with individualized instruction.

Demonstration and individualized instruction to help each student hone their calligraphic skills. Not for pure beginners (consider the spring Calligraphy Workshop [below] or fall Foundational class). Mini-lesson on a calligraphic topic to start each class, then participants can work on their own projects with the guidance of a local calligrapher with over 30 years of experience.

Proper care of tools, good practice habits, spacing and layout, various calligraphic hands, and anything calligraphic are possibilities to be presented and explored as students open the door to this amazing art form. 

6 Tuesdays are scheduled but students can come to any or all. It is recommended to pre-register at least a week in advance of each session in order that appropriate materials can be made available. Some materials will be provided and others will be recommended (to be purchased by student) depending on interests.

$35 per person, per day 

Six Tuesdays, 11AM-2PM
• March 24, & 31, April7, 14, 21, 28 

Studio 143
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

If you have any questions or if you prefer to pay by PayPal, Venmo, Cash or Check, email: sallywightkin@gmail.com for instructions. Enrollment is limited to 6students per session.

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

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Painting Classes and Workshops

Susan Fryer Voigt provides a variety of painting workshops and classes including Acrylic, Experimental Ink and Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastels, Water-Miscible Oil and Alcohol Ink. This is not just a demo, you will be doing the painting and learning. Bring your lunch and wear painting clothes.

Sessions:  10 am - 4 pm
Cost: $125

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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 or check our website.

Woodworking & Furniture Classes

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

Current classes schedule

Clay Classes

Anjee Mai Creations also offers workshops for private groups and parties.

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