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To register for a class click on the class name or session title. Completing the class registration page will create a shopping cart so you can continue to register for as many classes as you like! If you’re a Guild member, don’t forget to sign in to receive your 10% class discount. If you’re having trouble with registering for a class, please visit the  How to Register for Classes Online page for more information and frequently asked questions.

PAINTING AT PARKVIEW

Part open studio, part instruction, part experimentation, this class will meet your individual needs based on your creative goals. Riki Kölbl Nelson, an artist and arts educator, has taught students aged 9 to 90. She provides exercises designed to stretch the skills and creativity of the participants. You’ll be part of a facilitated group, gaining feedback and encouragement to take your art making to the next level for both beginning and advanced students. You can choose your preferred medium to work in – watercolors, acrylic, oils, pastels, or color pencils – and purchase your own materials for the class. This class can also be helpful for those who wish to add artwork to their memoirs. Some materials for the students will be on hand at the first session.

1st Session: Mondays, Jan 6-27 | 9:30-11:30 am
2nd Session: Mondays, Feb 3-24 | 9:30-11:30 am
3rd Session: Mondays, March 9-30 | 9:30-11:30 am
4th Session: Mondays, April 6-27 | 9:30-11:30 am
Northfield Retirement Community’s Parkview Center, 910 Cannon Valley Dr W
Guild Member: $79.20 | Non-Member: $88
Instructor: Riki Kolbl Nelson

5th Session: Mondays, May 4-18 | 9:30-11:30 am (3 weeks only)
Northfield Retirement Community’s Parkview Center, 910 Cannon Valley Dr W
Guild Member: $59.40 | Non-Member: $66
Instructor: Riki Kolbl Nelson

DRAWING I

In Drawing I, you will develop your observational drawing skills through instruction, drawing exercises and directed practice. Instructor Matt Bowers believes that all people have what it takes to draw! This class is geared for beginners but all levels are welcome.

Thursdays, Jan 14-Feb 11 | 6-7:30 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $81 | Non-Member: $90
Instructor: Matt Bowers

FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP

NEW CLASS! In these workshops, you’ll build on your figural drawing skills through practice, instruction and feedback while learning new techniques specific to figure drawing. In the two-hour experience, you’ll get to sample what figure drawing is all about. In the four-hour experience, you’ll have a chance to dive deeper and explore the relationship between lines, shapes, paper plane edges and negative space that inform your subject. You’ll be invited to participate in group or one-on-one critiques. Class will include clothed models. Register for one or both!

2-Hour Session: Monday, Jan 20 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $18 | Non-Member: $20
Instructor: Kate Douglas

4-Hour Session: Saturday, Jan 25 | 1-5 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $36 | Non-Member: $40
Instructor: Kate Douglas

PORTRAIT DRAWING WORKSHOP

NEW CLASS! Learn and practice the skills of portraiture. In the two-hour experience, you’ll explore proportion, shading and line. In the four-hour experience, go further with your portrait drawing by using observational skills, specific exercises and more advanced techniques. Please bring an enlarged (8.5”x11”) photo of a face to work from. Register for one or both!

2-Hour Session: Monday, Feb 3 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $18 | Non-Member: $20
Instructor: Kate Douglas

4-Hour Session: Saturday, Feb 8 | 1-5 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $36 | Non-Member: $40
Instructor: Kate Douglas

CREATING COMMUNITY CLUB

Creating Community Club (CCC) is an art club for young adults on the autism spectrum. Create art collaboratively and individually this fall with CCC! This program prioritizes social connections made through the arts while simultaneously providing opportunities to stretch artistic technique and provide an outlet for personal growth and creative expression. Participants are encouraged to be “group ready.” Ages 14+.

Tuesdays, Feb 18-April 28 | 6-8 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $180 | Non-Member: $200
Instructor: Bridget Novak

SMALL PLATE FUSED GLASS

Take your fused glass art making up a level! In this introductory class, you’ll learn different techniques in cutting glass and designing your own one-of-a-kind 6″ x 6″ piece! Come with an idea for a piece you’d like to design, or bring an open mind to let creativity guide you. Items will be ready to pick up 2 weeks after class. An additional materials fee of $20 will be paid directly to the instructor at class. A list of equipment/items to bring from home will be provided to you prior to the class.

Saturday, March 7 | 1-4 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $22.50 | Non-Member: $25
Instructor: Rose-Marie James

PLEIN AIR DRAWING WORKSHOP

NEW CLASS! Take your drawing beyond the walls of a studio! This unique drawing class will have you out and about downtown Northfield where nature, architecture, streetscapes and more will be your inspiration. All levels are welcome.

Saturday, May 9 | 1-4 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $27 | Non-Member: $30
Instructor: Matt Bowers

FIRST BLUSH: PEOPLE’S INTUITIVE REACTIONS TO FAMOUS ART

NEW CLASS! Ninety-five percent of people’s mental activity isn’t fully conscious. How do we react to art? What imagery grabs us most? Come hear Dan Hill, author of First Blush: People’s Intuitive Reactions to Famous Art, speak about the groundbreaking and longest ever conducted study that used eye-tracking technology to discover how we take in art. You’ll also hear about how seven core emotions are expressed when we view art. This inside scoop is not only fascinating, but can inform anyone creating portraits, both printing and photographing

Thursday, May 21| 6-7:30 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $4.50 | Non-Member: $5
Instructor: Dan Hill

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