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Art Class: Painting with Markers
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Art Class: Painting with Markers

Did you know that you can paint with markers? You can and it's AMAZING! I'll show you some fun ways to make vibrant, colorful art using different kinds of markers that will excite you and get you inspired to keep creating at home with your kids or on your own. This is a great way to get creative, use your hands and feel proud of yourself. You can incorporate this technique into other kinds of art making too!


This class is open to adults and is $38 per person. Come with a friend and get creative together!

6 spots available. Class happens at my shop, Polka Dot, 168 Fairview Avenue N, Saint Paul, MN 55104.

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Class: Mixed Media Exploration
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Mixed Media Exploration

Come explore mixed media art making techniques to expand your creativity! We'll use fabric dyes on paper, tissue paper as a paint (really!), drawing and painting techniques to make interesting, expressive, intuitive art! We’ll get loose, make beautiful messes, and push ourselves to open up creatively.


$45 includes all supplies. Open to anyone 14 years and older.

8 spots are available.

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Class: Make an Art Journal
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Class: Make an Art Journal

Learn how to create your own art journal to help process your thoughts and feelings through art and words. I will guide you through a series of activities to help you tune into yourself, release pain and difficult emotions while learning some beautiful new mark making techniques that you can carry forward into your own art practice.

$45 includes all supplies. Feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you have one and want to add to it. We’ll be using water based paints and markers, so watercolor or mixed media papers are best to bring.

Open to anyone 18 years and older. All experience levels welcome.

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Class: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art!
Mar
30
12:45 PM12:45

Class: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art!

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Come and learn how to create paintings with magic tissue paper! Watch the fun begin as we add water to regular tissue paper. Colors bleed and can be used as a dye to create interesting patterns and shapes on paper. We will make a series of small prints on watercolor paper that can be used as notecards, wall art or gifts.

Adult fee is $39.00. Bring one or more children (age 8 and up) and pay just 20.00 per child. Children attending must be registered and accompanied by a paying adult.

When: Saturday, March 30th from 12:45pm-2:45pm

Where: Cottage Grove Community Education (held at Cottage Grove Middle School)

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Class: Ice Dyed Tote Bags & Bandanas!
Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

Class: Ice Dyed Tote Bags & Bandanas!

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This process is really fun! We use ice or snow and powdered dye to create patterns on fabric that look similar to tie-dyeing. Everyone could make a tote bag and a bandana. I attached some photos so you can see what it looks like.

Adult fee is $39.00. Bring one or more children (age 8 and up) and pay just 20.00 per child.  Children attending must be registered and accompanied by a paying adult.

When: Saturday, March 30th from 9:30am-11:30am.

Where: Cottage Grove Community Education (held at Cottage Grove Middle School)

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Class: Creative Printmaking with Unique Objects
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Class: Creative Printmaking with Unique Objects

Make simple, fun prints with ink and unexpected objects! From potatoes to q-tips to recycled containers, explore creative printmaking techniques and make beautiful prints to take home. 

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Location: Minnetonka Community Education, 4584 Vine Hill Road, Excelsior, MN

Cost: $69 including all supplies

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Class: Nature Painting with India Ink
Oct
13
12:15 PM12:15

Class: Nature Painting with India Ink

Learn how to paint flowers, plants, and animals using India ink! We'll use a variety of brushes and techniques to explore and creative beautiful, expressive paintings. 

Saturday, October 13th
12:15PM-2:15PM

Cottage Grove Middle School
9775 Indian Blvd S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

$58 includes all materials

Open to 15 years old and up. 

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Class: Art & Nature
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Class: Art & Nature

Learn how to make beautiful art with plants! We will explore cyanotype, an old process from the 1840's that uses the sun to create prints. We will also learn how to draw flowers and plants using special pens and sketchbooks. You will leave with the skills and materials to keep creating nature inspired art at home!

Saturday, October 13th
9:30AM-11:30AM

Cottage Grove Middle School: C-101 Science Classroom
9775 Indian Blvd S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

$68 includes all materials!

Open to 15 years old and up. 

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Class: Art & Nature
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Class: Art & Nature

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Through different creative activities including printmaking, cyanotype, and drawing, we will explore the beauty, inspiration and therapeutic effects that nature can have on us.

Minnetonka Community Education Center
4584 Vine Hill Rd
Excelsior, MN 55331

Saturday, May 19
10:00AM - 12:00PM

$69 includes all materials

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Class: Printing with the Sun: Cyanotype for Beginners
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Class: Printing with the Sun: Cyanotype for Beginners

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Cyanotype is a beautiful old process from the 1840's known for the distinct blue color of each print. Make cyanotypes on paper using plants, objects and the sun! Discover how to hand treat paper with chemistry to get different artistic effects, create a set of prints to take with you and leave with the skills to keep creating at home.

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 11:00AM-1:00PM

Location: 

Minnetonka Community Education Center, 4584 Vine Hill Road, Excelsior, MN 55331

Cost: $69, all supplies included.

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Class: Drawing Nature
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Class: Drawing Nature

Let nature inspire your art in this fun workshop all about drawing flowers and plants. Learn how to study various botanicals - sketching form, shapes, and details - then create complete images using a variety of pens and India ink. Flowers and plants will be brought in by the instructor and the group will go on a nature walk and collect some plants, too. Each student will leave with a sketchbook that includes their new drawings and plenty of space to continue using the skills learned.

Saturday, August 11th from 10am-12pm

Where: Artistry (Bloomington Center for the Arts), 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431.

$39 includes supplies. 

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Class: Printing with Nature
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Printing with Nature

Learn how to get creative with nature! We will explore printmaking techniques using potatoes, leaves and other plants to make beautiful prints on paper and fabric. Projects covered will include making a dish towel, art prints and note cards to keep or give as gifts.

Saturday, July 28th from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Artistry (Bloomington Center for the Arts), 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431.

$49 includes all supplies. Open to anyone 16 years and up.

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Class: Art & Nature
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Class: Art & Nature

Through different creative activities including printmaking, cyanotype, and drawing, we will explore the beauty, inspiration and therapeutic effects that nature can have on us.

Minnetonka Community Education Center
4584 Vine Hill Rd
Excelsior, MN 55331

Saturday, May 19
10:00AM - 12:00PM

$65 includes all materials

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Class: Printing with the Sun: Intro to Cyanotype
May
12
12:45 PM12:45

Class: Printing with the Sun: Intro to Cyanotype

Learn how to make cyanotypes on paper using plants, objects and the sun! This class goes beyond the introduction process taught in Emma's Art & Nature class. Discover how to hand treat paper with chemistry to get different artistic effects, create a set of prints to take home and leave with the skills to keep creating at home. 

Date: Saturday, May 12th 12:45PM-2:45PM

Location: 

Cottage Grove Middle School: C-101 Science Classroom
9775 Indian Blvd S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Cost: $43, all supplies included.

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Class: Art & Nature
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

Class: Art & Nature

Learn how to make beautiful art with plants! We will explore cyanotype, an old process from the 1840's that uses the sun to create prints. We will also use ink to create unique prints of plants on paper that we'll turn into notecards and art to frame or give as gifts. You won't look at your garden the same after this class!

Saturday, May 12
9:30AM-11:30AM

Cottage Grove Middle School: C-101 Science Classroom
9775 Indian Blvd S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

$43 includes all materials

Open to 15 years old and up. 

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Class: Playing with Your Food: Non-Traditional Printmaking!
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Class: Playing with Your Food: Non-Traditional Printmaking!

In this workshop we will create interesting prints using ink, different foods and kitchen objects including potatoes, limes, forks, and mushrooms. You will learn how to create repeating patterns and cool abstract designs on paper and fabric, including specialty papers and a tea towel and tote bag. You will never look at food the same way again!

Cost: $42 includes all supplies

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Open to anyone 16 years old and up!

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Class: Building Your Creative Confidence
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Building Your Creative Confidence

You love to make things, but are afraid to call yourself an "artist". Through activities, discussions and readings, we will break down the fears and mental blocks that keep us from being the most vibrant, creative, artistic people that we are meant to be. You will leave with a new-found confidence in your creative expression and lots of energy to keep moving forward.

Minnetonka Community Education Center

205 Excelsior Room
4584 Vine Hill Rd
Excelsior, MN 55331

Wednesdays, March 7th & March 14th
6:00PM - 8:00PM

$69 includes all materials

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Class: Block Printing on Dish Towels
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Block Printing on Dish Towels

Learn how to carve your own block and print on paper and fabric! You will sketch a design, transfer it to the block, carve it and make a series of prints on paper and on a dish towel.

Where: Cottage Grove Community Education

East Ridge High School: 1039 Art Room
4200 Pioneer Dr
Woodbury, MN 55129

When: Tuesday, Feb 20th
6:30PM - 8:30 PM

Price: $60, includes all materials

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Class: Building Your Creative Confidence
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Building Your Creative Confidence

Do you feel unsure or nervous about calling yourself an artist but love to create things? Do you envy "real" artists or feel like you need a nudge to put your work out into the world? This class is for you! Through readings, discussion and creative activities, we will explore and open up what is keeping us from being our most creative, vibrant selves.

East Ridge High School: 1039 Art Room
4200 Pioneer Dr
Woodbury, MN 55129

Thursday, January 11th
6:30PM - 8:30PM

$35 includes all materials

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Class: Drawing Animals (FULL)
Jan
3
3:00 PM15:00

Class: Drawing Animals (FULL)

This class will introduce techniques for combining line and shapes to draw realistic animals. Teacher discussions and demonstrations will teach us how to visually explore different animal species and their anatomy by using basic shapes, make your drawings look 3-dimensional through shading and foreshortening, and teach us how to realistically draw skin, fur, feathers, scales and shells through texture. We will also explore the environments and food pyramids that our animals live in.

Grade Level: kindergarten-2nd graders

Class is full!

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FREE Class: Pen & Ink Drawing
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

FREE Class: Pen & Ink Drawing

Join me for a fun FREE class to learn how to make pen and ink drawings! Pen and ink art consists of a series of marks set down on paper to create a composition. There are basically two types of marks: dots or lines. Students will learn how to use various drawing pens with, or without India ink, to create dynamic and contrasting black and white drawings.

Where: Apple Valley Community Center

14603 Hayes Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124
P: 952-891- 7061

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Class: Printing with Plants!
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Class: Printing with Plants!

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Learn how to get creative with nature! We will explore printing with potatoes, leaves, and sticks to make unique home decor items and art prints on paper and fabric. Projects covered will include making tote bags, dish towels, and note cards to keep or give as gifts.

Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

Cost: $44 (Artistry Members) / $49 (Non-Members). All supplies included.

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