Art is active. At its best it takes discipline, organized into skills, and a little problem solving, often called creativity. The choice of material is limitless. Use the body and we have sports. Use multiple bodies and we have dance. Use words for poetry. Use clay for objects. Use plants for books. As consumers we usually focus on the material, but the activity of the artist is where the magic really happens. What goes on in the mind and how is that translated to the hands? It can empower our sense of self. It can give us focus, and in the excitement of making something happen, it can release us. We relax. We celebrate.
Classes at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design:
Summer Painting Class - This is a chance to come together to paint under the guidance of an experienced teacher/artist, one of the faculty at MCAD. Whether you are a beginner or advanced painter there will be opportunities to explore color theory and mixing and painting techniques with brush and knife. There will be ample time to work on your own projects as you take advantage of summer and move from inside to outside. All materials will be supplied.
Fridays June 7 through August 2 (9 weeks total) 9:30 am – 12:20 pm Registration/Materials $70
Classes at the Northern Clay Center:
Working With Clay - This is an ongoing class that welcomes the beginner as well as the experienced clay artist. Learn from an outstanding teacher about hand construction and the wheel, glazing, and firing. Be inspired by the veterans working around you to create objects with strong personal significance. Some have made bowls, the most ancient of clay forms, or cups, plates, boxes, houses and helmets. The limit is your skill and imagination. The challenge is to take on more than you thought you could and then accomplish it. Believe in yourself.
Wednesdays September 2013 (dates to be announced) 9:00 – 12:00 noon Registration/Materials $70
Classes at Highpoint Center for Printmaking:
Classes at Minnesota Center for Book Arts:
Classes at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts: