Natural History Arts

Fall 2018 Art Classes

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Yes, You Can Draw!  (Level One — Late Fall Session -- Saturday)

Saturday mornings, November 17, and December 1 and 8, 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 November 1 for only $150

Last day to reserve your spot is November 10

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.

 

Yes, You Can Draw!  (Level Two)

Friday mornings, October 26, November 9 and 16 from 9:00 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 October 1 for only $150.

Last day to reserve your spot is October 12.

Enrollment is limited to six students:  4 spaces left

 

Make progress with drawing

This class picks up where Yes, You Can Draw Level One leaves off. We’ll focus on value and composition, further developing your confidence, your artistic eye, and your ability to draw what you see. Our time together will be relaxing and fun, and is designed to advance your individual progress.

Prerequisite:  This class is suitable for anyone who has either taken Yes, You Can Draw! Level One, or who has some recent drawing experience.

 

Art Journaling, Part Two

Friday and Saturday afternoons, October 19, 20, 26, and 27, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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

NOTE:  Class on October 26 will be a sketching field trip with optional lunch before class, location to be announced.  Class fee does not include lunch, venue admission and parking fees, or additional materials.

$225, plus materials fee of $20

Early registration special!  Register by October 1 for only $195 plus $20 materials fee.  

Last day to reserve your spot is October 12

Enrollment is limited to six students:  2 spaces left

 

Build upon what you’ve already learned  

If you know the basics of art journaling, this fun and relaxing class offers a chance to increase your skills and confidence, and to learn new techniques.  You’ll construct your own accordion book to work in; design and cut original stencils; participate in a sketching round robin; try your hand at making contemporary illuminated letters; work with journal cards; learn specifics about how to set up a palette for sketching on the go; and take a field trip to sketch together at a very special location.  Interesting prompts and a few surprises along the way will allow you to approach your visual journal without fearing the blank page.  Nobody’s perfect — but everybody can make a beautiful journal!   

Prerequisite:  Art Journaling is for Everyone, or equivalent experience.  Contact me if you have any questions.

 

Paint a Fall Leaf

Friday afternoons plus one Saturday afternoon, November 9, 16, 17, 30, and December 7 and 14 from 1:00 to 4:00

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

$325

Early registration special!  Register by October 27 for only $295.

Last day to reserve your spot is November 1.

Enrollment is limited to six students:  OPEN

 

Learn to paint autumn’s beauty

Make the most of Minnesota’s gorgeous fall landscape by learning to paint vivid autumn leaves in the contemporary botanical style.  

Botanical painting is a relaxing, meditative way of working that helps you gain control over watercolor and develop patience with yourself and with the paint.  This practice sharpens your observation skills and opens you up to a whole new understanding of the natural world.  Join me for this class, and develop a foundation in the basic techniques of contemporary botanical painting, with an emphasis on color, value, and composition. 

Prerequisite:  Drawing skills at the advanced beginner level (either my Yes You Can Draw Level Two class, or Botanical Drawing, or the equivalent.  Familiarity with basic watercolor techniques is helpful, but not required — we will start at the beginning.  Questions about whether this class is a good fit for you?  Don’t hesitate to contact me.