Solving the Landscape Puzzle
Lecture-Demo and Painting Workshop with Carol (aka Gray) McIntyre
iday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1

Learn how landscape and floral artist Carol (aka Gray) McIntyre separates a complex scene into simple, paintable, puzzle-like pieces. Follow her step-by-step process of weaving those pieces into a finished painting. Co-sponsored by the Edina Art Center 

Part One: Lecture, Gallery Walk & Palette Knife Demonstration
Friday, October 31, 9 a.m.- noon
Classroom 2. Limit: 35. No painting experience required for the lecture, but must attend Part 1 (the lecture) to participate in Part 2 (the workshop)
Fee for the lecture only: $15 Arboretum (MLA) and Edina Art Center (EAC) members, $20 non-members. 

With visuals and access to her paintings on exhibit in the Reedy Gallery, Carol will describe how she creates her luminous florals and landscapes. She will discuss her creative process, her internal musings, and her artistic decision-making as she walks through the completion of various paintings. Carol will also briefly demonstrate how she paints with a palette knife.

Part Two: Workshop
Friday, October 31, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Classroom 2. Limit: 25. For the advanced beginner (10 or more completed paintings) to intermediate-level painter working in any medium. Prerequisite: Part 1. Includes lunch both days.
Fee for the lecture plus workshop: $150 for MLA and EAC members, $175 for non-members 

Simple shapes need to be identified before the complexity of a painting can be achieved. Working with a variety of art materials, students will learn how to "see" the larger shapes that create depth in a painting, and develop techniques for a successful landscape painting. Carol believes humor is essential during every learning process!

A materials list will be provided at time of registration. Call 952-443-1422 for registration and information. 

An exhibit of Carol (aka. Gray) McIntyre's and Karen Knutson's paintings will be featured in the Arboretum's Reedy Gallery in November and December. To learn more about Carol and see examples of Carol's paintings, visit to


"Dancing with the Light" by Carol McIntyre