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  • Abstract Acrylic Painting: Sketch to Canvas - Online Course

    Explore the process of making abstract paintings, from the creative image/idea to a finished product. Each week we'll have an abstract art history lesson and do at least one painting to help you jump start, or revive an acrylic painting practice! In addition, you will create 3 smaller paintings (10x10 or 12x12) or one large (16x20 or 18x24). Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes a variety of drawing and painting supplies. Not all supplies are needed the first week; please be sure to reach through all the notes. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Acting for Beginners - Online Course

    Explore the basic tenets of acting including voice, character analysis and scene study, and perform brief monologues from various playwrights, as we seek to apply these basics to rehearsing and performing. All beginning levels welcome to learn, whether this is your very first acting class or you've got a little bit of experience and want to learn more! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for your online class meeting information.
  • Adobe Photoshop Basics: Layers and Masks - Online Course

    Adobe Photoshop is a powerful tool for photo editing. Layers and Masks are fundamental to getting the most out of your editing experience. Learn the how and why of these options and delve into multiple uses such as Adjustment Layers, non-destructive editing, why you should never erase in Photoshop, and much more! Come to class with Adobe Photoshop installed and fully operational before the course begins. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Basic Drawing 2 - Online Course

    Continue developing your drawing skills with a focus on human faces, overlapping objects, and refining your skills in perspective drawing. Perfect for anyone that has taken Drawing to Destress, Plein Air Drawing, or has a basic level of drawing experience and wants to refresh or dig deeper. Supply list is included in the Class Confirmation email you receive after registering, and includes various pencils, paper and erasers. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Beginning Acrylic Florals - Online Course

    Discover the art of acrylic painting while working on small floral paintings and cards. We'll also discuss supplies and explore how acrylics work . No stress, come and have fun! No experience necessary. Please note there is a supply list of materials you will need to purchase for this class including: brushes, paper, acrylic paints and more. Materials can be found at any art store and full details will be in your Registration Confirmation email after registration. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Beginning Group Vocal Lessons - Online Course

    Whether you sing in a choir or stick to the shower, vocal lessons are a great way to work on breathing, posture, phrasing and diction. Come improve your vocal technique in a small group environment! Offered in partnership with St. Joseph's School of Music. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Beginning Ink & Pencil: Let's Get Loose - Online Course

    Getting and staying loose is a challenge for all artists, aspiring or accomplished. Develop skills in hatching, crosshatching, line drawing and stippling, through exercises meant to keep you relaxed and your hands leading the way. Please come to class with the following supplies: one number 3 Pigma Micron pen, one number 5 Pigma Micron pen, one number 8 Pigma Micron pen, one number 2b drawing pencil, one eraser, one 11x14 Strathmore Bristol drawing pad. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for your class meeting information.
  • Beginning Watercolor Painting - Kit Included - Online Course

    Discover how to compose and paint floral watercolors. From a photograph or your favorite garden, we will sketch, compose and create a watercolor flower painting from light tones to dark. We will also review watercolor supplies, what paper to use, the properties of paint, color mixing, and how to compose a painting. This class comes with a customized kit containing high quality artist grade watercolor paper, paints, and everything else you need for the class from local art store Wet Paint Artists' Materials and Framing. Supply kits from Wet Paint (located at 1684 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105) are included in the price of the class. Supply kits will be available for you to pick up from Wet Paint one week prior to the class. See your class confirmation email after registering, for more information. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Beginning and Intermediate Banjo or Guitar Lessons - Online Course

    Ages 12 and up. Bring your own banjo, or acoustic, electric or bass guitar. These are individual half-hour lessons. When registering please select which instrument you are interested in. Before your first online lesson your instructor will contact you to discuss your current skill level and goals, as well as compositions or curriculum books you may need. This class is being offered using the Google Meet online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://www.spps.org/Page/28967. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Blacksmith Fundamentals: Bottle Openers

    Ages 18 and up. Begin building your blacksmith skills by forging your own bottle opener! Bottle Openers are quick to make and can incorporate all basic blacksmithing processes in one compact project. End class with a celebratory bottle-opening to try out your new tool (that means a beer or soda is included!). Open to all experience levels. Class is limited to 8 participants. Please note the following before registering: *Wear closed toe shoes and dress in layers. Wear clothes you can get dirty. *Bring and wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth while you are at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center. *It is recommended that you bring your own work gloves and safety glasses. If you can't, there will be some to use; you will be asked to help sanitize them after use. *The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is located near the George Floyd Memorial and the street with access to the parking lot may be closed to traffic. Please give yourself a little extra time to find street parking a block or two from the studio.
  • Blacksmith Fundamentals: Bottle Openers

    Ages 18 and up. Begin building your blacksmith skills by forging your own bottle opener! Bottle Openers are quick to make and can incorporate all basic blacksmithing processes in one compact project. End class with a celebratory bottle-opening to try out your new tool (that means a beer or soda is included!). Open to all experience levels. Class is limited to 8 participants. Please note the following before registering: *Wear closed toe shoes and dress in layers. Wear clothes you can get dirty. *Bring and wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth while you are at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center. *It is recommended that you bring your own work gloves and safety glasses. If you can't, there will be some to use; you will be asked to help sanitize them after use. *The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is located near the George Floyd Memorial and the street with access to the parking lot may be closed to traffic. Please give yourself a little extra time to find street parking a block or two from the studio.
  • Create Fabric Meditation Books - Online Course

    The meditative process of creating book structures out of textiles is playful and invites slow discoveries. We'll explore simple stitching designs and collage techniques using threads and scraps of fabric, and your instructor will show you how she creates a variety of books out of repurposed fabrics from things like curtains, napkins, and clothing that she finds at thrift stores. You are welcome to use repurposed or new fabrics in this class. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes fabric, thread, needles and scissors. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Create a Canvas - Fun in the Sun - Online Course

    Create a wonderful beach scene, using acrylic paints and a palette knife to blend colors, and finishing with a garnish of glitter, tiny seashells, mother of pearl or pebbles. Paint along, step-by-step with the instructor and see the lovely shoreline develop itself over two 8"x10" canvases, creating a pair of paintings you can display together as a focal point or showcase on their own. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes two 8"x10" canvases, palette knives, paint, plastic sheet to protect your workstation and more. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/20136202.... Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Drawing to Destress - Online Course

    Practice art activities that are both meditative and get energy out and onto the paper! We'll go over basic drawing techniques, how to choose compositions in our immediate surroundings and discover how scribbles and patterns can be an outlet to keep moving and release stress. Bring a pencil, ruler, eraser and pad of paper - any brands/types will do. Optional supplies: watercolors (kid set or artist grade), watercolor paper and a water cup. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for your online meeting information.
  • Editing Photos with Adobe Lightroom CC - Online Course

    Adobe Lightroom CC is a cloud-based service that gives you everything you need to edit, organize, store, and share your photos across any device. In this crash course we'll go over some of what Adobe Lightroom CC has to offer, focusing on the easy-to-use photo editing tools. Explore in-app Lightroom tutorials, plus inspirational content from professional photographers and educators as they take you through their process, step by step. Come to class with Adobe Lightroom CC installed and fully operational before the course begins. Adobe Lightroom CC is also available with a 7 day free trial, at https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html Important note: Lightroom Classic is not the same program as Lightroom CC. Also, there is a Lightroom app that can be used for free on tablet and mobile devices, but it does not have the functionality of the full version and is not appropriate for this class. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Exploring Rhythms! - Online Course

    Learn patterns and explore rhythm through songs from different styles of music such as jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Peruvian, and more! Examples used will be from multiple genres, both old and new. No percussion instruments needed for this online class - use what you have at home! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online class meeting information.
  • Exploring Tea Bag Art - Online Course

    Tea bags are for more than brewing beverages - explore using them as paper to create art! We will dye them with watercolor paints and acrylic inks, make marks on them, use them as collage pieces and experiment with all kinds of possibilities that will expand our creative imaginations. Each week your instructor will demonstrate how she uses tea bags in her experimental art practice, and then you will get to play and explore and see what you can do! You are invited to drink tea during the class. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes tea bags, paints, paper, brushes, glue and more. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Glasswork Fundamentals: Paperweights

    Work with an instructor at Vandalia Glassworks to design and create a solid paperweight unique to you. The paperweight is the most fun and forgiving piece for first time glass blowers. You'll learn basic fundamentals of glasswork including gathering, coloring, shaping, and transferring the piece off the pipe. Class size is limited to 6 people. Please note the following before registering for this class: *Bring and wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth the entire time you are at Vandalia Glassworks *You may bring your own leather work gloves (that allow for easy movement of wrists and fingers) and safety glasses. If you can't, there will be some to use. Rubber and latex gloves are not allowed due to the heat. *You will need to return at a later date to pick up your finished paperweight.
  • Intermediate Watercolor Painting - Online Course

    Great for people who have taken Beginning Watercolor with Paige, or have some watercolor experience and want more. Compose and paint your own landscape, floral arrangement, or portrait, choosing your own source material with guidance from your instructor! Review watercolor techniques taught in beginning watercolor, and build on them as you make a tonal painting based off a photograph or sketch, before starting a final painting in class. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering, and includes paper, professional grade watercolors, brushes and more. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Meditation Painting - Online Course

    Intuition is key to making decisions in art. Using meditation we can tune into our intuition and explore our inner landscape through color and texture. Delve into color fields, art theory and symbols, as you discover how to make art. We'll work on producing a larger piece of artwork throughout class. You can use pastels, color pencils, watercolor, regular pencils - whatever your favorite medium is! More information on supplies can be found in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Mixed Media Collage

    Dive into the world of mixed media collage and discover fun and interesting new ways to make art! Different ideas and techniques will be demonstrated each week, using materials like paper, textile, natural objects, ink, thread, paint and more. Follow along during class, spend a few days experimenting, and bring what you created to the next class along with any questions that come up. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes: fabric scraps, variety of paper, needle/thread, scissors, glue, India ink, acrylic ink, tea bags, cheesecloth and natural found objects. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Needle Felted Sheep

    Make an adorable fluffy sheep for your home, needle felted by hand. No experience necessary! Needle Felting Sheep Kit is included in the price and will include the supplies necessary for the class. You will need to retrieve your kit a few days prior to the class. Pick-up information is included in your Registration Confirmation email. *Please note - if you have taken Marie's needle felting classes before, you may choose not to receive the foam block with your kit. If you do not want the foam block please enter NoFoamBlock in the promo code when checking out and the foam block price will be deducted. You will still need to pick up the rest of your supplies. Pick-up information is included in your Registration Confirmation email. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for your class meeting details and more information on joining Zoom meetings.
  • Piano Lessons - Online Course

    Ages 16 and up. Adult beginners welcome! Learn or review the basics of reading notes, rhythm, technique and harmony. These are individual half-hour lessons. Before your first online lesson your instructor will contact you to discuss your current skill level and goals, as well as compositions or curriculum books you may need. You will need access to a piano or keyboard for your lessons and practicing. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on accessing your online class.
  • Playing with Watercolor - Online Course

    Watercolor painting doesn’t have to be hard! We’ll focus on smaller paintings for use as cards or small framed paintings. Different techniques and paintings each season! Please note there is a supply list of materials you will need to purchase for this class including: brushes, watercolor paper, watercolors and watercolor pencils. Materials can be found at any art store and full details will be in your Registration Confirmation email after registration. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here:https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for your class meeting details and more information on joining Zoom meetings.