Fine Arts

This class serves as an introduction to ceramic shell bronze casting. Studio time will be supplemented by hands-on demonstrations of mold-making (plaster and rubber molds), wax-working and spruing, and gating.

Wednesday
Sep 10 - Nov 12
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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Master craftspeople have been making furniture one piece at a time for centuries. There's just something about these unique works that can't be duplicated in a factory. This introductory class will examine the basic philosophy of contemporary furniture design and construction, focusing on design, drawing, building, and critique.

Saturday
Sep 13 - Nov 15
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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This class, designed for those interested in calligraphy, hand-lettering, and typography in general, will teach students the basics of calligraphy: Writing posture, ink control, and letterform structure. 

Tuesday
Oct 14 - Oct 21
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This class will help students to explore and develop their personal drawing practices, informing and inspiring the creative process no matter their profession or experience.

Wednesday
Sep 10 - Oct 8
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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It's time to make something new. Photocopy, scan, photograph, trace, light, cut, layer, make prints with your car's tires, freeze a sculpture in a container of milk. Whatever you can think of.

Thursday
Sep 11 - Nov 13
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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The act of drawing from the live human form can feel intimidating. The key to success lies in a sound understanding of the creative problem-solving process, in combination with an acknowledgment and recognition of one's own "creative DNA." To aid in these endeavors, this class balances studio exercises with supplemental discussions, presentations, readings, and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Thursday
Sep 11 - Nov 13
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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The goal of this class is to both reinforce the basic skills and concepts learned in Beginning Painting, as well as to inspire and direct the student in the further development of their painting practice.

Tuesday
Sep 9 - Nov 11
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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Abstraction. What does that term mean exactly? Students in this class will collectively examine this question while they work through a variety of approaches to abstract painting.

Wednesday
Sep 10 - Nov 12
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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If you love printmaking, you’ll love this class. It offers intermediate and advanced printmakers the chance to work in an open and collaborative learning community with instruction from a skilled printmaker, while using some of the best printmaking facilities in the Midwest.

Thursday
Sep 11 - Nov 13
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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Come and get your hands dirty and expand your visual vocabulary by learning about printmaking and papermaking. Students will spend one session making paper, one session learning woodcut, and one session learning intaglio printing. 

Saturday
Sep 20 - Oct 4
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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