Learning / Workshops

Education Opportunities – Fall 2014

Donna Jarve Class - ( Sauk Rapids-Rice {SRR}Community Education) – Tuesdays Sept 23 – Oct 28 (6 sessions) 6:30 – 9 PM at SRR Middle School Door 16 ( Back of building), Room 902. Cost is $48.  Topic is Spontaneous Watercolor – Donna will help discover a more spontaneous approach with a touch of abstract – perfect for those who have experience using watercolor but want to explore more.  See the SRR website for registration www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org  (click on this link.)

Sharon Nieters Classes – Thursdays (5 sessions) in October, 1-4 PM at Watab Town Hall  Cost is $45.  Sharon has supplies available at a reasonable cost. A different subject and technique will be covered each week.  Class is for all levels of ability.  Please use Arches paper when you first start out- it will be available for purchase if needed. Any questions call Sharon at 253-7218 or email dsnieters@inbox.com (click on this link).

Bonnie Schwichtenberg Class ( Sauk Rapids-Rice {SRR}Community Education) – Wednesdays Oct 8- Nov 19 (6 sessions) 6:30- 9 PM at SRR Middle School Door 16 (Back of building), Room 902. Cost is $48.  Topic is Beginning Drawing and Painting IV: Special Effects.  Painting will be about different florals, people and landscapes using different media.  Special effects to add to artwork will include salt, mask, saran wrap and papers.  Mistakes can be fixed using tape, and the magic eraser or mask.  See the SRR website for registration www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org (click on this link) or call 320-258-1577.

Bonnie Schwichtenberg Class -Drawing to Improve Your  Watercolors( Paramount Visual Art Center) – Wednesdays,  Oct 8-29 (3 Sessions) 12:30 – 3 PM.  Cost is $100 plus cost of materials.  No prior experience necessary – beginner level.  This is an exciting new class focusing on the importance of line contour and value sketch drawings and how they are an important element to improve your paintins.  We will paint using cobalt blue for two of the studies.   To register call 320-257-5928 or visit the website www.paramountarts.org. (click on this link).

Elly VanDiest Class Watercolor 101( Paramount Visual Art Center) - The Basics of Watercolor: Tuesdays Oct 28 – Nov 11 (3 sessions) AM’s 10-12:30 PM and evenings 6-8:30 pm at the Paramount Visual Art Center.  Cost is $65 plus cost of materials.  No prior experience necessary – beginner level.  Course is designed for the complete beginner.  Learn essential processes for creating beautiful watercolors including color, design, washes, brushwork, paint characteristics and more.   To register call 320-257-5928 or visit the website www.paramountarts.org. (click on this link). Note: These same classes will be repeated in Spring – Tuesdays, March 24-April 7th.

Elly VanDiest Class Watercolor 150( Paramount Visual Art Center) -Just Beyond the Basics:  Tuesdays, Nov 18 – Dec 9 (4 sessions) AM’s 10-12:30 PM.  Cost is $85 plus cost of materials.  Beginner – Intermediate experience preferred.  Continue exploring new watercolor techniques.  Class will focus on controlling your paints to create lighting, shadow and depth plus the elements of color and design.  To register call 320-257-5928 or visit the website www.paramountarts.org. (click on this link).

Dan Mondloch Class Acrylics 101-Painting with Acrylics Workshop ( Paramount Visual Art Center) Saturday, Nov 8, 10 AM – 4 PM.  Cost is $65 plus cost of materials.  Beginner – no experience needed.  Truly for beginners- Dan will cover basic acrylic painting techniques like wet int wet, dry brush, layering and glazing.  Discussion will be held on how to use a composition to lead your eye through a piece.  In the morning you will create a black and white painting and in the afternoon you will complete a beautifully colored landscape.   To register call 320-257-5928 or visit the website www.paramountarts.org. (click on this link). Note:  This class will be repeated on Sat,
Feb 7 – 10-4 pm

Dan Mondloch Class Watercolor 102- Watercolor Wonders Workshop ( Paramount Visual Art Center) Saturday, Nov 22 10 AM – 4 PM.  Cost is $65 plus cost of materials.  Beginner – no experience needed.  Find your inner watercolor talents in thei one days workshop with easy to follow instruction on the basic techniques of creating beautiful and fresh watercolor paintings.  Learn how to add dept, texture and water control in the first portion of the class.  Then paint your own beautiful winter landscape in the second half .  To register call 320-257-5928 or visit the website www.paramountarts.org. (click on this link). Note: This class will be repeated on Sat, Feb 21st, 10-4 pm

Bonnie Schwichtenberg Class Watercolor 201: Gilting Watercolors ( Paramount Visual Art Center) – Wednesdays, April 22- May 13, 2015.(4 sessions), 10 AM – 12:30 PM.  Cost is $680plus cost of materials.  Intermediate level of experience preferred; some watercolor experience required.  Learn a unique way to liven up your watercolors using gilting.  Bonnie will take you through a step by step through a watercolor painting where you will apply foil for shimmer and shine.  This is a must-try experience for watercolor artists.  To register call 320-257-5928 or visit the website www.paramountarts.org. (click on this link).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CMW is sponsoring a paint-in at the Paramount Visual Arts Center downtown St. Cloud on St. Germain St. from 5:30p to 8pm and on Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 – 8 pm.  This event is free to CMW members.
The studios are located in the lower level(basement) accessible by both stairs and elevator.  Due to cleaning of all the studio spaces, the studio to be assigned to us will be posted at the entry doors. Probably B or C. Bring your art supplies, and creativity.

Tables and chairs will be set up: 2 artists to a table, classroom style.  This will be unstructured time to draw, paint, network, share your artistic talents and ideas.
There are sinks available.

Free Parking is available at the metered street areas or the ramp.
If you would like a ride, please call Stef email her at young.stefyoung.stephanie9@gmail.com

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May 2013 — How to Build an Artist Website for CMW Artists — getting started with two free online website building methods. Download the PDF below.

How to Build an Artist Website — 2 Methods

Further questions on these presentations — email Shelly at greatpaintart @ gmail.com

March 2013 — Social Media for CMW Artists — getting started with Facebook and promoting your art online. Download the PDF below.

Social Media and Facebook for CMW Artists

Further questions on these presentations — email Shelly at greatpaintart @ gmail.com

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