Three-Day Workshop by Wendy Westlake
“Exploring Modern Abstraction”

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Tues.-Thur., May 21-23, 2019, 9am-4pm

North Oaks West Rec Center,
14 W. Pleasant Lake Road, North Oaks, MN 55127

Registration (Limit 14):
Fee Before March 1st, 2019: $325 for members & $350 for non-members
Fee After March 1st, 2019: $355 for members & $380 for non-member


Wendy Westlake 09Join Wendy for 3 days of painting, exploration, discussions, demonstrations and plenty of student painting time. Explore your personal style while creating fun and interesting abstract paintings. Learn different ways to approach abstraction from the use of various textures, patterns, underpaintings, varying shapes and a personalized color scheme.

Wendy Westlake 06Wendy Westlake was born in Washington state. She earned an Associated degree in Applied Art from Pima College in Tucson, AZ, where she studied a wide range of media including oils, print making and ceramics. Upon moving back to Minnesota in 1992, Wendy connected with the watermedia community in the Twin Cities area. She became a Board Member of the Minnesota Watercolor Society in 2012 eventually becoming MNWS President from 2014-2016. A desire to work on a larger scale than paper would allow pulled Wendy back to her earlier training with acrylic and oils. Her work is influenced by her background in watercolor as well as the tradition of American Abstract Expressionism. She is represented by Gallery 360 in Edina and Veronique Wantz in Minneapolis.

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“Color Harmonies:
Painting Watercolors Filled with Light”

Wed. – Fri. Sept. 4-6, 2019, 9am-4pm

North Oaks West Rec Center,
14 W. Pleasant Lake Road, North Oaks, MN 55127

Rose Edin 9Registration (Limit 14):
Fee: $430 for members & $470 for non-members


A beautiful world of color awaits you in Rose Edin’s 3-day workshop. She emphasizes the use of color harmonies to create brilliant paintings. Pure color is often used in layers to create special effects. She also utilizes and teaches the Rose Edin 2use of liquid mask, stencils and the actual tracing around shapes of flowers and leaves. Other techniques, such as painting wet into wet, pouring and spattering paint directly on the paper, are designed to “loosen up” the painter and bring freedom and spontaneity to the painting. You will be amazed at your progress and the fun you will have in the process!

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