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Art Materials Swap and Creative Art Warmup Activity
“Autumn Color Doodles”

Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:00
Rose Room, Roseville Oval, 2660 Civic Center Dr., Roseville, MN 55113

We’re mixing it up this year: live demos, online demos, and creative social activities. The October program will feature a warm-up art activity to get your creative juices flowing and a chance to swap some art materials. Paper, small palettes, and brushes will be provided, along with directions for an autumn-themed painting exploration, “Autumn Color Doodles.”  You may bring your own small palette, small brush and fine pens, if you wish. This exercise is inspired by artist, author and teacher, Courtney Cerruti Courtney believes in making art wherever you are.

The program will also include an opportunity to share, swap, or sell your surplus art materials and art books. Tables will be provided to display your wares. You can offer your materials for free or set a price. Time to clean out your studio or painting space and acquire some new toys.

Bonus! Names will be placed in a drawing for several small watercolor palettes.




Kerry Kupferschmidt “October Golds” Demo


Our guest artist for September was St. Cloud, Minnesota artist and NorthStar member, Kerry Kupferschmidt. Kerry told us about his interest in Yupo and why it interests him despite its frustrations. Kerry’s  “current adventure is trying to harness the special effects possible with the Yupo substrate. It’s been an exciting experience that I have been sharing with fellow students of watercolor.”   In his step-by-step demo, Kerry painted an October scene that focused on techniques for painting reflections.                                                        

The demo is available on on NorthStar’s YouTube channel HERE.

If you’d like to see more of Kerry Kupferschmidt’s work, visit his website at