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  • *NEW Chalky Painting Signs of the Thymes

    Looking for a unique gift? You will be chalky painting a wood kit that is sanded and ready to paint. You will learn about chalky paint and why it will adhere to any surface without prepping, glazing and distressing. The pine pallet sign measures 7"x20". This is a wonderful addition to any home. Fee includes sign, choice of seven different stencils (gather, coffee, family, believe, welcome, farmhouse, blessed), 28 color choices, and hardware to hang. Your project will be completed before leaving, so you do not need to finish at home. 
  • *NEW Currency + Your Creative Endeavors

    Anyone who has worked on a project for free or has collaborated with other creatives with no monetary exchange can tell you some projects pay dividends beyond what money can offer and some projects leave you depleted and resentful. Learn about the different forms of currency beyond cash, and how to become aware of the ways you are spending that currency. We'll make a budget for your creative endeavors that will empower you to determine if that “exposure” is actually worth it. (Hint: sometimes it is!) And yes, we will talk about how to price your work and your time as well. Please bring a writing utensil.
  • *NEW Everything You Wanted to Know About Illustrating a Story

    This class provides a judgment-free environment for learning how to confidently translate a manuscript into an illustrated work. It's a great first step for anyone interested in writing a graphic novel, children’s book or just wanting to tell their own story in a visual manner. Beginning with a manuscript, students will learn to sketch their characters and settings, brainstorm how to overcome certain challenges, interpret feedback from other artists, and create an illustrated work that sees their original story transformed into a true experience. All skill levels welcome. Students should bring a graphite drawing pencil set, sketchpad and kneaded eraser.
  • *NEW Exploring the Ancient Art of Suminagashi

    The art of Suminagashi (floating ink) originated in Japan as early as the 12th century. It is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. We will create several works of art using this method of marbling.
  • *NEW Get the Most out of Drawing with Color

    Experiment with colored pencils and chalk pastels while exploring the basic elements of design, composition and color theory. Discover your own style and begin to rely on your own approach to rendering powerful figures, rich landscapes and robust ideas. All skill levels welcome. Students should bring a set of colored pencils and chalk pastels, a sketch-book or sketch pad, and kneaded eraser.
  • *NEW Inspired to Draw, But Where to Start?

    Participants will be guided in developing an approach to the organization of information from the subject into a cohesive visual statement. We will discuss composition relative to overall expression (the hierarchy of information), contrast/light, edge/cropping, pictorial space and scale/proportion. We will discuss some of the paintings and drawings in the Rourke Art Museum exhibition related to a group of artists who are inspired by landscape subject matter; examples of work are included in the exhibit. Weather permitting, the location will be at Dike West in Fargo, otherwise still-life objects in the museum will be drawn. Examples of the instructor's work are at Underbrush Gallery in Fargo, Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis, and online at www.carloltvedt.com. All students should bring a set of graphite pencils (H, HB, 3B and 6B recommended), a sketchbook, pencil sharpener, white plastic eraser, rolled paper blending stump, easel, and a small chamois. There will will be an hour break for lunch.
  • *NEW Linoleum Printing

    In this class, you will be introduced to the printmaking technique called linoleum cuts. We will go over laying an ink slab, registration, cutting a block, printing it, and printing an edition.
  • *NEW Soul Painting

    Create an abstract painting that is fostered by exploring emotions. Participants will conduct exercises that will establish present mindset regarding current events, people and interactions. Using color and paint strokes, participants will manifest their soul expressions on canvas. Paint without judgement, fear or prior experience. Learn techniques to let your mind and heart wander into a “safe” zone where self-acceptance provides freedom to try new things with paint. Use of acrylic paints and a hardboard canvas will allow participants to take home one final piece on canvas and several smaller practice art pieces on paper. This course is great for individuals who have always wanted to paint — but are held back by fear of not producing something good enough to display. This course is meant to open the door to free painting expression. The first part of the course will involve creative exploration through various mind-mapping exercises and exploring techniques to get in tune with the current state of emotion. Wear old clothes or bring an apron to protect clothing. Bring a pen, notebook and a photo that evokes happiness.
  • Acrylic Painting for All Levels

    Interested in learning how to paint and don't know where to start? This class is perfect for all level painters. Find your creative energy and build your confidence as you learn to create art with your own style. This introductory course will teach you how to mix colors and use various mediums and tools to manipulate acrylic paint. This class will include individualized and group instruction based on what you are interested in learning. Supplies are included, so all you have to do is bring yourself for four evenings of fun and relaxing painting. 
  • Dabble in Calligraphy

    Have you ever wondered about the life of a scribe? Ever wanted to try a little calligraphy but never had time? This fun and informative class is taught by local calligrapher Anne Kaese. You will learn a hand of style of calligraphy similar to what is used in the St. John’s Bible. Pens and paper provided — you bring a sense of fun and a willingness to try something new! A dabble in calligraphy is not for the person who wants a detailed in-depth class, but for people who want to learn a little about calligraphy and the life of a scribe.
  • Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People - Online

    Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don't need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano lessons teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. You can learn all the chords you'll need to play any song through this online course. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Students will be guided by a series of videos. Fee includes an online video and online instruction book.