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

Small Paintings, Big Impact (Adult)

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Dates: Mondays October 16-November 13th

Time: 7-9:30pm

Cost: $86 Member/ $95 Non-Member (includes $25 supple fee)

If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint but feel short on time, space, or money to invest in it, this is the class for you. 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 still life painting each class period.

Bookbinding for Beginners (Teens and Adults)

Instructor: Cathy Durso

Dates: Wednesdays November 8th and 15th

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $75 Member/$78 Non-Member

Learn three simple bookbinding techniques - Japanese stab, pamphlet, and long stitch - while making beautiful notebooks that you can keep for yourself or give as gifts. You will be able to select colorful and contemporary patterned papers for the covers so each book will be unique. You will go home with finished books as well as printed instructions to continue making your own at home. Give homemade holiday gifts this season! No bookbinding experience is necessary.

Silk Scarf Painting (Adults)

Instructor: Lisa Vitkus/Art Innovators

Date: November 9th

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: $42 Non-Member / $38 Member

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.

Writers Persist: Self Care Through Writing (Ages 14+)

Instructor: Sarah Ratermann Beahan

Dates: Tuesdays November 14th-December 19th

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: Per Class $25.00 Members/ $30.00 Non-Members or

All 6 classes $135.00 members/ $162 Non-Members *

Writing your story can change your life. Whether you find yourself in a demanding job, exhausted from being a caregiver, or processing a life event, personal writing can help us navigate challenging circumstances, recover our voice and change the way we view the world and ourselves in it. In this class we will take to the page with a variety of tools and prompts designed to care for ourselves. We will write our stories, have opportunities to share our experiences and provide tools to use beyond these six weeks. This is not a creative writing class, but rather a class for anyone of any ability interested in developing tools to use writing in a healing way. While the classes are designed to be stand alone, they are better suited to be taken as a series

Family Painting-Holly Jolly Santa (Ages 4+)

Instructor: Lisa Vitkus/KidzArt

Date: December 15th

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Cost: $22 Members/ $25 Non-Members per canvas (adults can help younger ones paint their canvas or everyone can paint their own)

Family painting night for ages 4+. Grab the whole family and spend time together creating memories and a painting of Santa on canvas. Enjoy holiday treats as your painting dries.

Class Registration

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


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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