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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. 

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

Small Paintings-Big Impact: Florals

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Dates: Mondays April 16th-May 7th

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. The subject for this course will be flowers and students can expect to complete one floral painting each class period.

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.

Mosaic Feathers or Leaves (Adult)

Are you tired after a full day of work? Come to meet new people and relax as you learn the art of mosaic from Rachel Arntson in this 4 evening class. Cut from Wedi board, you decide between a feather or leaf and will create a colorful, ready to hang picture made with beads, rocks, metal, broken plates, Van gogh glass, or stained glass. You will learn how to design, cut glass, glue, and grout this piece from start to finish. The finished product will be approximately 16 inches high. All materials for this class are provided. The class will take place at Rachel's home. If you like, come at 5:30 for a quick dinner provided by Rachel.

Instructor: Rachel Arntson

Dates: Thursdays May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 (It is possible that the 4th class will only involve grouting the piece. This class day will then be shorter.)

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: $126 Member/ $140 Non-Member ($60 includes the materials for this project)

Size limit: 8 people

Mosaic Feathers or Leaves Class

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

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: May 15th

Time: 7-9pm

Cost:  $35 Member/ $39 Non-Member

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 24 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to the Arts Center to pick up your painting later in the week.

Pastel Sunflower Painting

Instructor: MaryLeah Marshall

Date: May 23rd

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $35 Member/ $39 Non-Member

Join us for a relaxing and creative afternoon!Work with line, shape, value and texture to create a beautiful pastel sunflower painting.You will learn many techniques including layering and blending. All materials included.

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

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: June 5th

Time: 7-9pm

Cost:  $35 Member/ $39 Non-Member

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 cells in your paintings. All supplies are included! Wear old clothes, it’s a messy medium. Paintings take 24 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to the Arts Center to pick up your painting later in the week.

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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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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