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

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

Lights! Camera! Action! What's your digital story? (Adults)

Join us to learn the craft of digital storytelling! This workshop will empower participants as digital storytellers to write, craft, and edit a digital story based on a personal experience. Participants will learn how to craft key story ingredients into a memorable video to be posted online. First, we'll explore storytelling concepts, then write a short personal story, craft a video script, and then create a digital story through video editing. Media Artist conducts video editing in collaboration with digital storytellers. Class does not meet for a fifth session, but the instructor will work with students on final editing during that week.

Instructor: Nan Toskey

Dates: Tuesdays, February 5th-26th (Video editing conducted remotely the following week)

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: $150 Non-member/$135 Member

Acrylic Pouring on a Vase: Repurpose, Upcycle, Recreate! (Adults)

Try acrylic pouring techniques on something new!  We will use an old vase and upcycle it to create a new beautiful poured piece of art.  Choose your colors to match a newly decorated space or give it away as a gift. Class fees cover all supplies—including the vase! Class size limited to 10, so sign up early!   The vase will take 36 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to pick up your project later in the week. Wear old clothes as it does get messy.

Instructor: Laurie Stubbs

Date: Wednesday, February 6th

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $45 Non-member/$40 Member

Mosaic Sphere Class (Adults)

Would you like to make a beautiful piece of mosaic art? This class is a step by step instruction for mosaics on a round surface and is a wonderful introduction for beginners to advanced learners.   This is a two class project, we’ll complete one side the first night and finish up the mosaicking on the second.   Grout will be sent home for finishing up your masterpiece. All supplies are included in the class fee. 

Instructor: Laurie Stubbs

Date: Wednesdays, February 20th-27th

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $65 Non-member/$58 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

Take Your Best Shot (Adults)

Let’s learn how to capture your “signature style” using your camera! You'll learn how to best represent your subjects to communicate emotion and express your unique perspective. Learn totake a photo from a quick “snap” to an intentional photograph which shows your distinctive viewpoint. Sharpen your digital photography skills with tips and techniques on finding a point of interest and effective framing. Through lessons and exercises, students will learn technical tools and creative strategies. We will encourage questions and thoughts to create photographs with connection and expression. You'll get comfortable with your camera's functions and important design elements that draw your eye into an image. The concentration will be on development of individual students' artwork. Please bring digital camera, and memory card.

Instructor: Nicole Hoekstra

Dates: Wednesdays, March 6th-27th

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: $105 Non-member/ $95 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

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: Lisa Vitkus

Date: March 12th

Time: 7-8:30pm

Cost: $38 Non-member / $34 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.

Card payment options for this class will be added soon. You may still register via check. Thank you for your patience.

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.

Card payment options for this class will be added soon. You may still register via check. Thank you for your patience.

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.

Card payment options for this class will be added soon. You may still register via check. Thank you for your patience.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Monday, May 13th

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 Non-member/$35 Member

Silk Scarf Painting (16+)

Learn the French Serti technique of silk painting while creating a beautiful scarf. Share an unforgettable afternoon of art with friends, family and new acquaintances. No art experience necessary. Create your own design as simple or complex as you would like. It's easy, it's clean, it's fun, and you get startlingly beautiful results. Youth 16 and older may register when accompanied by a registered adult. Visit our Pinterest site to get ideas and inspiration prior to class.
http://www.pinterest.com/kidzartmn/silk-scarf-painting-ideas/

Card payment options for this class will be added soon. You may still register via check. Thank you for your patience.


Instructor: Lisa Vitkus

Date: Tuesday,May 21st

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: $42 Non-Member / $38 Member

Class Registration

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Education Director

PO Box 1643
Maple Grove MN, 55311

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

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