Natural History Arts

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Late Fall Classes 2019

Beginning Watercolor

Saturday afternoons, November 16, 23, December 7, 14, 21, and January 4  from 1:30 to 4:30

$325  Early registration special:  Register by November 1 for only $295 — Last day to reserve your spot is November 8

Enrollment is limited to 6 students: 3 spots left

Watercolor without fear

Learning watercolor can be intimidating.  How do you get started?  What do you really need to buy?

This class will walk you through the process from the very beginning.  You’ll learn about materials and how to use them, how to mix colors, and how to create a good composition.  There will be plenty of time for practice and help with your individual questions.

Leave your fears at the door and be ready to learn from a patient teacher in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.  Watercolor takes time to master, but this class will start you off the right way.

Prerequisite:  Yes, You Can Draw Levels One & Two; or Botanical Drawing; or the equivalent.  No painting experience is necessary, but you must have some drawing experience to take this class.  

Drawing Practice

Saturday mornings, November 9, 16, 23, and December 7  from 10:00 to 12:30

$225  Early registration special:  Register by October 15 for only $195

Last day to reserve your spot is October 30 — 5 spots left

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.  Our time together will be relaxing and fun, and is designed to advance your individual progress.    

Prerequisite:  Some drawing experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome.  This class is great for anyone who needs a refresher.  

Botanical Drawing

Friday mornings, November 8, 15, 22, and December 6  from 10:00 to 1:00

$225  Early registration special:  Register by October 15 for only $195

Last day to reserve your spot is October 30 — Enrollment is limited to 6 students

Learn to draw your favorite plants

Fall is a wonderful time for botanical drawing! 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.

Prerequisites: 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.

Space is limited — reserve your spot now!

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

Weather Cancellation Policy:

If the Minneapolis or St. Paul Public Schools are closed due to weather, or if in my judgment driving seems unduly hazardous, my studio classes will be cancelled that day. I will work with students to reschedule for a date and time when all can attend. There is no refund for missed classes.