Classes/Workshops

NorthStar Members are offering the following workshops and classes to the public. To find out information about any one of these entries, go to the individual listing’s contact information. CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO SEE IT LARGER!
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SW SunsetMember
: Carol Spohn
Date/Time: One-day Class, Sat., Dec. 30 , 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Cost: $65 includes wc paper and paint
Title: SW Sunset
Location: Carol’s House, 384 Saratoga St., South Saint Paul, MN 55105
Description: This painting starts with a colorful, textural background. Hills are created with negative painting. Optional trees are added with watercolor and rubber stamps. No previous watercolor experience is necessary. All levels of painters will complete a successful painting using the step by step directions. No drawing experience is necessary. The student will complete two 11” x 15” underpaintings and complete at least one painting in class. The paintings can be torn into smaller, narrow paintings to fit that perfect spot in your home!
Website: www.carolspohn.com
Phone: 651-698-6444
Email: carol@carolspohn.com
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Winter SolitudeMember: Carol Spohn
Date/Time:
Thursday January 11, 2018 OR Saturday January 13, 2018 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost:
$65
Title: Winter Solitude
Location:
Carol’s House, 384 Saratoga St., South Saint Paul, MN 55105
Description:
This snowy winter scene starts with colorful sky and then snow shapes are saved with masking fluid. You will learn a trick to paint the birch trees. Students of all levels of experience will be successful with this painting. Expect to finish the painting in class. The $65 class/supply fee includes instructional packet, color photo, traced design on Arches watercolor paper, Mission Gold watercolors, masking fluid and other misc. supplies. Bring your brushes and regular painting supplies. Call or email me to reserve your spot.
Website: www.carolspohn.com
Phone: 651-698-6444
Email: carol@carolspohn.com
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Member: Calvin deRuyter
Date/Time:
One Day Workshop, Saturday, January 20, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Limited to 6 participants!
Cost:
$90

Location:
Studio 321, Northrup King Building
Description:
In this one-day workshop, it will be a bit of a free for all in terms of expression. Each participant will give some ideas on the areas they would like to work on and we will develop the day around those needs. We could explore lines, emotions, shapes, and patterns in relationship to either landscapes or abstract painting (depending on the students in the class). The aim is for each student to go outside of their comfort zone and to express themselves individually through their painting.
Phone:
Calvin: 763-486-5862 cell; 651-917-4182 office
Email:
calsportfolio@hotmail.com
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Expressive AbstractionMember: Calvin deRuyter
Date/Time: Multi-day Workshop, Wednesday-Friday, February 21-23, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $295 Member/$369 Non-Member; Adults, All Levels
Title: Digging Deep Inside
Location: White Bear Center for the Arts, 4971 Long Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Description: In this Watermedia/Mixed Media workshop, we will explore how to translate your emotions and channel that energy into your work. Some of the instruction will be based on various concepts of “Expressive Drawing”–how that can translate to your beginning point, or into your finished artwork. We will explore the expressive nature of line, shape, color, and texture and how you might use them to communicate your message to your viewers and collectors through your finished artwork. All experience levels are welcome, but come prepared to really stretch your artistic vision in an attempt to move beyond your current thinking.
Website: https://whitebeararts.org/2017/11/digging-deep-inside
Phone: Center for the Arts: 651-407-0597 ; Calvin: 763-486-5862
Email: calsportfolio@hotmail.com
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