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Art Center Classes

  1. 4040: Painting and Drawing Portraits with a Photo Reference

    October 24, 2017, 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ Art Center

    Having a good image is the beginning of a good painting. Our images should have a good balance between lights and darks, warm and cool values, an interesting composition and clear detail. Drawing using the sight-size or the comparative method is encouraged, but our focus is on painting and we can shorten the drawing stage when needed. This class offers an opportunity to see with fresh eyes. *No class Oct. 10.

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  2. 3120: Tuesday Morning Pottery

    October 24, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Art Center

    Learn the fundamental skills of working with clay. The basics of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing will be covered in this class, which is appropriate for new and intermediate students. Individual attention will be given based on the student’s skill level. Maximum 12.

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  3. 3210: Beginning Pottery on the Wheel

    October 24, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Art Center

    Want to learn how to make a pot on the wheel? Have you taken several beginning classes, but still struggle with the basic skills of centering, making bowls and cylinders, trimming feet and glazing? This class is for you! Learn all the basic skills for throwing on the wheel. There will be a lot of personal attention to help students develop good habits from the start. Maximum 8.

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  4. Members' Ink & Brush Painting Open Studio

    October 24, 2017, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Art Center

    Join us at the Edina Art Center in a reserved studio space and create with other watercolor and sumi-e artists. This group meets Tuesday afternoons to work on individual ink-and-brush projects. All levels of experience are welcome. Students must be members of the Edina Art Center. Maximum 12.

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  5. 5060: Intermediate Watercolors

    October 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Art Center

    The class will focus on developing original paintings from your own photographs. We will work on compositional design, areas of focus, value planning and color harmony. Students will receive individual coaching to help them realize their visions. This class is for students who have learned basic watercolor skills and desire to develop their own work and style.

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  6. 3200: Advanced Soda Firing Methods

    October 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Art Center

    Students will create, glaze and learn to prepare pottery to be fired in the Art Center’s outdoor soda kiln. Advanced students will work on and off the wheel on thrown, altered and hand-built forms. Emphasis will be on creating pottery forms that work well in soda kiln firing. This is a hands-on class in which students will load, fire and unload the soda kiln to learn the process and theories of kiln firing with a down draft high-fire soda kiln! Students enrolled in this class will have priority to fire in the labor-intensive soda kiln firings. *No class March 13.

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  7. 2245: Art Academy (Grades 6-12)

    October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Art Center

    Art Academy is designed to give optimum individualized and guided art instruction to students who show aptitude and a focused attitude. Call the Edina Art Center at 952-903-5780 or for more information.

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