Classes and Workshops for Children and Adults

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

* Some classes have an option to attend the whole series, if you require that option, please contact Lisa Vitkus - first to confirm and arrange payment. Thank you!

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

Paint Night at Split Rock Lighthouse (Adult)

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: February 5th

Time: 7-9:30pm

Cost: $35 Member/ $39 Non-Member

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

Small Paintings-Big Impact: Landscapes (Adult)

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Mondays February 19th-March 12th

Time: 7-9:30pm

Cost: $91 Member/ $99 Non-Member

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 still providing opportunities to make beautiful, complete works of art.  We’ll cover acrylic painting fundamentals as well as strategies for working art into your busy life.  Students can expect to complete one unique landscape painting in each of the four class periods.  Price includes $25 fee for use of supplies during the course.

Journal Comics Workshop (Teens-Adult)

Instructor: Aurora Webster

Date: Saturday April 21st

Time: 1-3pm

Cost:  $23 Member/ $25 Non-Member

*If children under 13 would like to attend they may do so if an adult is registered for the class as well*

This two-hour crash-course will give you a toolbox of knowledge, skills, and inspiration to begin making your own journal comics- comics about you! Learn about this easy, fun, and personalized way to make your thoughts and memories come alive in comic form. No art experience necessary!
The class is guided through the process of creating a journal comic, from choosing a topic, to drawing, to formatting, and beyond. Participants should be able to follow along through a structured two-hour class, but artists of all ages and abilities are welcome to join and draw at their own pace as well! Drawing materials will be available throughout the entire class and doodling is encouraged.

Class Registration

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

  • Are you under 18 years of age?:


Download the mail-in registration form.

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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