Felted Table Runner

No Experience Necessary

Teacher: Leslie Granbeck

6003: Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Felt a beautiful table runner or wall hanging using wool from local sheep. Learn to layer naturally colored fibers on a base of silk fabric and then add texture and color with a variety of embellishing techniques, including silk paper you make in class. Add your own creative touches for a one-of-a-kind accessory. Supply fee includes all fibers. Bring from home two or three hand towels, 1 old bath towel, a plastic bag in which to carry home wet items and a bag lunch. Bring an apron if you choose. Maximum 12.

Cost: $55 nonmember or $49 member + $30 supply fee

Leslie Granbeck Nuno Felted Table Runner sample

Introduction to Intuitive Painting

Beginner Course

Teacher: Donna Webb

6330: Monday, May 20 at noon-2 p.m.

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Intuitive painting begins without knowing the final image or theme. Students are encouraged to tap into their unconscious and allow an image to emerge. The time spent with these pure colors and liquids is rejuvenating to the body and soul. Maximum 10. *This class meets at Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square.

Cost: $30 nonmember or $27 member

Painting by Donna Webb

Portrait Drawing Workshop

Intermediate Course

Teacher: Louise Gillis

6640: Saturday, June 15 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

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6641: Saturday, August 3 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Create a realistic face drawing from a live model. The focus will be on the fundamentals of representation, including character likeness, facial anatomy and structure. Maximum 10.

Cost per session: $105 nonmember or $95 member

Artwork by Louise Gillis

Exploring Traditional Buddhist Art: Drawing Head of The Buddha

Beginner Course

Teacher: Holly Stone

6340: Saturday, June 22 at 1-4:30 p.m.

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Lecture and examples of traditional Tibetan “thangka,” or scroll painting will be presented with a brief history of this beautiful, incredibly detailed art form dating from the 8th century. Drawing the head of the Buddha is the first task of any student delving into traditional Buddhist art. The instructor spent 15 months at a thangka studio in northern India studying with a Tibetan thangka master. Here is an opportunity to slow down from our often too-busy minds and find the peace that comes from following these centuries-old traditions and methods. Bring a curious mind and lots of patience. Maximum 10.

Cost: $52.50 nonmember or $47.25 member

All supplies provided.

Holly Stone painting Wellness and Kora

The Art of Painting on Silk

All Skill Levels Course

Teacher: Jamie Kirkell

6040: Friday & Saturday, June 28 & 29 from 9:30 am-4:30 p.m.

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Note: Students should bring lunch each day. 

Join master artist Jamie Kirkell for an enjoyable two-day silk painting workshop. Students will design, paint and enjoy making three gorgeous floral scarves. This class is geared for people who would like to try silk painting. This is a step-by-step approach; participants receive individual attention and learn the art of textile design. It’s quite an accomplishment and source of personal pride wearing your own painted scarf. Maximum 11.

Day 1: Introduction of participants, setting up workstations, and introduction to painting on silk: painting color on silk, using wax resist, introduction to design theory and painting designs on silk.

Day 2: Continue with big fun, design theory and painting on silk, introduce special techniques, finish three silk scarves, clean up, display artwork and fashion show.

Cost: $210 nonmember or $189 member + $50 supply fee

Middle Jamie Kirkell teaching Painting on Silk