Edina Art Center offers a robust line-up of beginner art classes. Registration for next month’s beginning pottery and basic drawing classes fills up fast. Participants in beginner pottery classes can learn hand-building, wheel-throwing and how to build simple vessels. In the basic drawing class, students learn perspective, line and contour drawing and shading, as well as how to hold a pencil. For an amateur who’s still testing the waters, the introductory classes have the advantage of providing all required materials.
The Hauschka therapeutic watercolor painting class, held at the Senior Center, is a regular favorite among older Edina residents. Color work and repetitive gesture are known to benefit memory, vision and fine motor skills, and instructor Donna Webb believes that the lively social dynamic might be the crux of this course’s popularity.