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  • *NEW Introduction to Calligraphy: Art Nouveau (Ages 12 and up)

    Calligraphy is the age-old art of beautiful writing. This basic class will focus on the comprehensive study of the lettering style we most closely associate with the 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright and soft elegant curves and lines. Art Nouveau lettering is structured, easy to learn and elegant. It can be decorated and modernized very nicely too. Calligraphy classes offer you a chance to relax, have fun, and learn a time honored skill; they also increase your hand-eye coordination, patience, and aesthetic awareness. This concentration will slow you down and let creativity in. Bring your own calligraphy pen or one will be available for purchase for $12.    The Rourke Art Academy is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. This program also is funded with support from the FM Area Foundation. 
  • *NEW Drawing Cartoon Characters (Ages 11 and up)

    Learn to draw cartoon characters using step-by-step techniques that utilize basic forms and contour lines. No previous drawing experience is necessary. Please come with a sketchbook (at least 9”x12”), a No. 2 drawing pencil, and a pencil sharpener. Bring a picture of your favorite cartoon character if you wish. All other supplies will be provided. This class is for all ages of learners, age 11 and up.     The Rourke Art Academy is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. This program also is funded with support from the FM Area Foundation.