Natural History Arts

Summer 2018 Art Classes

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Art Journaling is for Everyone!

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

$225

Early registration special!  Register by June 30 for only $195

Last day to reserve your spot is July 13

Enrollment is limited to eight students:  6 spaces left

 

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 with acclaimed artist Terri Myers Wentzka 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. 

No previous experience necessary. Contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

Yes, You Can Draw!  (Level One)

Friday mornings, July 13, 20, and 27, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN

$175

Early registration special!  Register by June 30 for only $150

Last day to reserve your spot is July 6

Enrollment is limited to six students:  OPEN

 

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 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.

 

 

Botanical Drawing

Friday afternoon, July 13, and Saturday afternoons, July 14 and 21, and August 11, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Studio 300, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN

$225

Early registration special!  Register by June 23 for only $195

Last day to reserve your spot is July 6

Enrollment is limited to six students:  OPEN

 

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 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.

 

 

Private Tutoring & Custom Workshops

If you'd love to take one of my classes but the dates don’t work for you, I can arrange a special workshop for you and two of your friends at your convenience. I also offer private tutoring. Contact me for more information.