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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: 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.

Watercolor Workshop (Adult)

Instructor: MaryLeah Marshall

Dates: Tuesdays February 27th-April 3rd (skip March 13th)

Time: 11am-1:30pm

Cost: $117 Member/ $130 Non-Member


Discover the joy of watercolor as you explore many techniques and a variety of subject matter, while focusing on the elements and principals of art.  Join educator and artist, MaryLeah Marshall, in this fun and relaxed atmosphere where individual instruction is adapted to include the new or experienced artist.  

Improving your Landscape Photography (Adult)

Instructor: John S. Maciejny

Date: Wednesday March 7th

Time: 7-8:30pm

Cost: $27 Member/ $30 Non-Member

In this class John will present the basics of landscape photography (subjects, lighting, composition).  It will include a slide presentation, handouts (Terms & Hints), and viewing of the Maple Grove Arts Center gallery with a landscape photography theme and images from the National Parks.  Bring your camera and manual.

Angel Painting Class/Fundraiser

Instructor: Lorrie Link

Date: Friday March 30th

Time: 7-9.00pm

Cost: $35

Fundraiser for Heidi Steffens.  Open to public, Come and have fun at a "Pub" style painting class. We will paint an angel and enjoy light refreshments. Supplies and refreshments are included in the $35 fee.

Angel Painting Class

Paint Night: Minnesota Farmscape (Adult)

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: April 2nd

Time: 7-9:30pm

Cost:  $35 Member/ $39 Non-Member

Enjoy an evening out while you make a beautiful painting of one of a Minnesota's 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 and create a work of art you can bring home! Supplies are included in the $39 fee.

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

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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