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Art Center Classes

  1. 4261: Life Drawing

    June 28, 2018, 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ Edina Art Center

    Draw from the model and learn the methods of the masters. The first half of class will consist of short poses to seize the figure quickly and to capture the rhythmic action of the pose. The second half of the class will be a sustained pose carried on in the remaining classes. This gives students the opportunity to learn how to finish a drawing incorporating form, anatomy, beauty of line and “sculpting” the body from within. Teens are welcome to take the class with adult permission.

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  2. 3088: Thursday Morning Pottery

    June 28, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Edina Art Center

    This class includes wheel-throwing, hand-building and a combination of the two. Whether you are new to clay or not, students will learn many helpful techniques. Traditional gas-fired glazing and other decorative techniques will be covered.

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  3. Art Camp T: African Clay Village (Age 5-7)

    June 28, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Edina Art Center

    Create an African village out of clay. Campers will have a blast making trees, animals, huts and more. Use colorful glazes to finish your project. Work is fired in our kiln.

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  4. Art Camp U: Drawing 101 (Age 8-10)

    June 28, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Edina Art Center

    In this class, you will learn the fundamental principles of drawing: shape, form, value, line, color, space and texture. Explore each of these areas in the fun and supportive atmosphere. Campers will also be encouraged to look at the world as an artist through short drawing exercises.

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  5. Art Camp V: Clay on the Wheel (Age 11-14)

    June 28, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Edina Art Center

    Learn how to use the potter’s wheel to create wonderful bowls and mugs. Decorate using fun techniques and glaze for final firing in our kiln.

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  6. 4266: Realistic Drawing and Painting

    June 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Edina Art Center

    This class accommodates all levels of skill and experience. Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Students choose their medium; graphite, oil or watercolor.

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  7. 7500: Metal Sculpture

    June 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Judd Nelson's Studio

    This class is a beginning metal sculpture class. Students will learn how to create any style of sculpture by forging, hammering or assembling pieces of metal. Students will learn to weld metals using both gas and wire feed type of welders. Bring in your found art from your basement and learn to assemble pieces into a memorable sculpture for your garden or home. Judd Nelson specializes in creating life size birds from the Midwest and will demonstrate how to create them. Modern or contemporary sculptures are also encouraged and artist Craig Snyder who specializes in this style will demonstrate techniques to create contemporary work. Students are required to wear jeans, long sleeve cotton shirts and boots or closed-toe shoes for safety consideration. *This class will be held in Mr. Nelson’s sculpture studio located near 394 and 494 and is a short distance from The Edina Art Center. **No class July 5.

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  8. Art Camp W: Clay for the Garden (Age 5-7)

    June 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Edina Art Center

    Create fairy or toad houses, gnomes and walking stones to bring life and individuality to any garden.

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  9. Art Camp X: Clay on the Wheel (Age 8-10)

    June 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Edina Art Center

    Learn how to use the potter’s wheel to create wonderful bowls and mugs. Decorate using fun techniques and glaze for final firing in our kiln.

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  10. Art Camp Y: Painting 101 (Age 11-14)

    June 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Edina Art Center

    In these classes, you will learn the fundamental principles of painting: shape, form, value, line, color, space and texture. Explore each of these areas in the fun and supportive atmosphere bring out your creativity.

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  11. 2133: Teen Pottery (Ages 13-16)

    June 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Edina Art Center

    Students will focus on developing and improving their basic skills of wheel throwing. Beginners will learn to center and make a cylinder, bowl and some simple hand-built forms. More advanced students will work on new forms to improve their technique. Clay, tools and glaze firing fees are provided in this class. *No class July 5.

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  12. 4175: Drawing in Charcoal: Mark-making, Time & Scale

    June 28, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Edina Art Center

    This course is designed to familiarize students with charcoal drawing via reductive erasure techniques and energetic mark-making variety from a live model. To achieve familiarity with charcoal and a sense of experimentation and play when it comes to developing economy of mark through a variety of time and scale challenges, allowing a more personal mark to emerge. We will include both additive and reductive charcoal techniques and play with scale and speed (15sec gestures to more dedicated 1hour+) to develop a range of effects. We will also develop a language to discuss both technical as well as conceptual visual ideas through group and one-on-one progress checks or critiques.

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  13. 3116: Functional Ceramics

    June 28, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Edina Art Center

    This class will focus on decorative functional ware with utility for the home. Projects will involve wheel throwing, altering and hand building. This class will explore techniques to apply surface decoration and glazing and firing. All skill levels welcome.

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  14. 3189: Clay Sculpture - Thursdays

    June 28, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Edina Art Center

    Learn techniques for creating ceramic sculpture. If you want to create an animal, figure, abstract or some other type of ceramic work, this class is for you. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Students will learn proper architecture for creating sculpture. Individual attention is given to allow students to pursue their own direction. Come to the first class with your own project idea and we will work together to create it. Students must purchase their own clay on the first day of class, approximately $10-15. *No class June 14.

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  15. 4006: Drawing for Beginners and Beyond

    June 28, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Edina Art Center

    This class is for individuals who have never drawn before, and those individuals who are currently drawing but need more assistance. New students will work on short sketches of simple objects. Returning students will work on a still-life for extended periods of time. Good drawing is the basis for all two- and three-dimensional artwork. Line, contour drawing, blind contour, cross-hatching along with perspective and basic realistic drawing exercises will be covered in various media, including pencil and charcoal. The class will discuss shading, tone, light, value, shape and form. *This class meets at Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square. **No class July 5.

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