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Valentine’s Watercolor Workshop At Burning Brothers Brewing


9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Burning Brothers Brewing
Burning Brothers Brewing

Looking for something different to do with your Valentine? Connect with the Mn Art Truck at Burning Brothers Brewing for a special watercolor workshop led by Coco Connolly. And, get your Valentine’s Day shopping done onboard the Mn Art Truck, too … We’re fully stocked with amazing new, original art—Including cool stuff for guys or gals.

• Mn Art Truck will be moored from 3:00 – 9:00 PM
• Coco Connolly watercolor workshop from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
• Burning Brothers Brewing / 1750 Thomas Ave W, St Paul
• Cost: $35 per person (1 beer and all materials included)
— Paint; Pallet; Brushes; Cold Press Art Paper; Tape; Pencil
• Workshop limited to 16 attendees & requires preregistration

During the two-hour workshop you’ll be introduced to Coco’s approach to watercolor painting, using her “Belle Plaine Barn Scape” as a model for your painting. This will include:
• Watercolor introduction.
• Introduction to three basic watercolor techniques: Graded wash; Wet on wet; and Dry-brush.

Using these techniques, you’ll create your own landscape painting.

Coco Connolly is an American painter, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, specializing in watercolor. Her works describe her environment, the landscape, and people around her. Her style blends precise line work and impressionistic flowing watercolors. The landscape studies dwell on the atmospheric qualities of the prairies and farmland in the Midwest, while the botanical works are opportunities for meditative reflection. A lifetime of dance training fuels her interest in painting people. She is intent on capturing gestures that communicate specific emotions.

Connolly has been involved in art since forever. Early training in design and advertising lead to positions as art director with Carmichael Lynch Advertising Agency, owning her own design studio, and creative manager for Target Corporation. She has won national and regional awards for her advertising and design work and her work has been recognized in Communication Arts, Print, Creative Quarterly and Graphis magazines. Coco has been a featured speaker at venues in Baltimore, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Washington DC for the American Institute of Graphic Artists.

Connolly is now focused on making personal artworks and illustration. She takes commissions from both the private sector and commercial venues.

In addition to evolving her painting Coco continues to do photo direction for Target Corporation, lead art activities for children with Breanna’s Gift Foundation and tackle design projects for various clients.