Classes and Workshops for Adults

Please use the online forms and secure payment links at bottom of this page to secure classes and lectures. 

All classes held at the Maple Grove Arts Center - 11666 Fountains Drive, Maple Grove (next to Wedding Day

Fall 2018

Alcohol Ink Painting (Adults)

Experiment with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. The non-absorbent nature of Yupo means it will not buckle, no matter how much water you put on it and it makes colors more vibrant and brilliant than on standard papers as all the color sits on the surface. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, free-flowing and filled with an energy all their own. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of a new technique that you can take home and expand your artistic interest.

Instructor: Art Innovators/Lisa Vitkus

Date: December18th

Time: 7-8:30pm

Cost: $38 Non-member / $34 Member

Winter 2019

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Puddle Pour” (Adults)

Acrylic paint pouring is an exciting method for making unique, abstract art. In this class, we’ll start by learning about pouring mediums and how to mix paints to get consistent results. There will be a couple demonstrations, then you’ll get to create a unique painting of your own on a 9x12” canvas. In this session, we’ll learn the puddle pour and straight pour techniques. All supplies are included! Wear old clothes, it’s a messy medium. Paintings take 36 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to the Arts Center to pick up your painting later in the week.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Monday, January 28th

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 Non-member/$35 Member

Small Paintings-Big Impact: Still Life (Adults)

Have you always wanted to learn to paint but feel short on time, space, or money to put into it? In this course, we’ll learn how making small paintings can resolve all three of these issues while providing opportunities to make beautiful, complete works of art to colorize your kitchen! We’ll cover acrylic painting fundamentals as well as strategies for working art into your busy life. Students can expect to complete one unique still life painting in each of the four class periods.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Dates: Mondays, February 4th-25th

Time: 7-9:30 pm

Cost: $105 Non-member/$95 Member

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Dirty Pour” (Adults)

Acrylic paint pouring is an exciting method for making unique, abstract art. In this class, we’ll start by learning about pouring mediums and how to mix paints to get consistent results. There will be a couple demonstrations, then you’ll get to create a unique painting of your own on a 9x12” canvas. In this session, we’ll learn a couple “dirty pour” techniques and how to make cells in your paintings. All supplies are included! Wear old clothes, it’s a messy medium. Paintings take 36 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to the Arts Center to pick up your painting later in the week.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Monday, March 4th

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 Non-member/$35 Member

Paint Night: Farmscape (Adults)

Enjoy an evening out while you make a beautiful painting of a Minnesota farmscape! In this one-night class, artist Dan McAvey will walk you through the steps to complete a 16x20" painting of a local farm using acrylic paints. No painting or drawing experience is required to have a fun night out and create a work of art you can bring home! Supplies are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Monday, March 11th

Time: 7-9:30 pm

Cost: $39 Non-member/$35 Member

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Swipe Technique” (Adults)

Acrylic paint pouring is an exciting method for making unique, abstract art. In this class, we’ll start by learning about pouring mediums and how to mix paints to get consistent results. There will be a couple demonstrations, then you’ll get to create a unique painting of your own on a 9x12” canvas. In this session, we’ll learn the swipe technique to make incredible cells in your paintings. All supplies are included! Wear old clothes, it’s a messy medium. Paintings take 36 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to the Arts Center to pick up your painting later in the week.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Monday, March 18th

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 Non-member/$35 Member

Spring 2019

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Tree Ring Pour” (Adults)

Acrylic paint pouring is an exciting method for making unique, abstract art. In this class, we’ll start by learning about pouring mediums and how to mix paints to get consistent results. There will be a couple demonstrations, then you’ll get to create a unique painting of your own on a 9x12” canvas. In this session, we’ll learn the tree ring pour technique. All supplies are included! Wear old clothes, it’s a messy medium. Paintings take 36 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to the Arts Center to pick up your painting later in the week.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Monday, April 1st

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 Non-member/$35 Member

Small Paintings-Big Impact: Florals (Adults)

Have you always wanted to learn to paint but a shortage of time, space, or money have kept you from doing so? In this course, we’ll learn how making small paintings can resolve all three of these issues while providing opportunities to make beautiful, complete works of art to liven up your living room. We’ll cover acrylic painting fundamentals as well as strategies for working art into your life. Our subject matter will be flowers and students can expect to complete one unique floral painting in each of the five class periods.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Dates: Mondays, April 15th-May 6th

Time: 7-9:30 pm

Cost: $105 Non-member/$95 Member

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—SMASH!! (Adults)

Acrylic paint pouring is an exciting method for making unique, abstract art. In this class, we’ll start by learning about pouring mediums and how to mix paints to get consistent results. There will be a couple demonstrations, then you’ll get to create a unique painting of your own on a 9x12” canvas. In this session, we’ll use rubber mallets to pound the paint on the canvas to create beautiful blooms and lacing. All supplies are included! Wear old clothes, it’s a messy medium. Paintings take 36 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to the Arts Center to pick up your painting later in the week.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Monday, May 13th

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 Non-member/$35 Member

Class Registration

Register & pay for classes online here - you will choose the class or classes you want on secure payment page. 

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Mail form and check, made payable to Maple Grove Arts Center, to:
Education Director

PO Box 1643
Maple Grove MN, 55311

Please also note your intended classes on the memo line - thank you!

For questions regarding classes:
please call Lisa Vitkus (763) 494 6957

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