Classes and Workshops for Children and Adults
All classes held at the Maple Grove Arts Center - 11666 Fountains Drive, Maple Grove (next to Wedding Day)
In the Company of Kids Theater & Dance
Fun Program designed to meet the needs of those enrolled. Acting, singing, dance, improvisation, and performance. Classes are great for building self-esteem, confidence, communication skills, nurturing creativity, and more! Adaptive classes for those on the Autism Spectrum, Downs Syndrome, Cognitive Physical delays.
Creative Writing with a Twist (Adults)
Instructor: Nancy Cook
Dates: Mondays Feb 6th-March 13th (skip Feb. 20th) *Come to any class that works for you or come to them all!*
Cost: $38 Members/ $42 Non-Members (cost per class)
Creative writing workshops in a welcoming environment, designed for all experience levels, from absolute beginners to advanced writers. We’ll generate new poetry and prose through simple exercises. Sharing and discussion of writing process encouraged. Optional art projects also included. Workshop themes: Weathering the Storm (2/13); Carnival (2/27) All in the Family (3/6); Growing Things (3/13).
Photographing Your Artwork (Adults)
Instructor: John S. Maciejny
Dates: Tuesdays March 7th and 14th
Cost: $40 Member/ $45 Non-Member
You have spent many hours creating your artwork and it is important that you are able to capture the best possible image of your creation. In this class you will learn how camera settings, composition, lighting, backgrounds, and tripods can result in best possible image. There will be demonstrations and opportunities for you to take photos so bring your camera and tripod.
Metal Tooling (Ages 16+)
Instructor: Lisa Vitkus/Art Innovators
Date: Wednesday April 5th
Cost: $24 Member/ $27 Non-Member
Try your hand at metal working with copper, aluminum, and brass tooling foil. Metal foil tooling is easy, fun and produces beautiful results that are ready to be displayed. Follow along or create your own design. Either way, the artist in you will appreciate the unique expression of the work you create!
A Home for the Birds - Mosaic Wall-hanging (Ages 16+)
*Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult*
Instructor: Rachel Arntson
Dates:Tuesday March 21st-April 11th
Location: Rachel's house in Corcoran (address will be given out after you have registered)
Time:6:00 - 9:00
Cost:$135 Member/ $150 Non-Member (This includes $70 for all supplies needed to complete your project.)
Size limit :8 people (so register early to reserve a spot!)
Learn the art of mosaic from Rachel Arntson in this 4 evening class. This bird house scene is one of Rachel’s favorites, and you will learn how to design, cut glass, glue, and grout this piece from start to finish. An antique door knob plate is the featured accent of this bird house picture measuring approximately 12 x 25 inches.
All materials for this class are provided. Rachel’s studio offers glass, beads, rocks, buttons, and more to create a piece that you will be thrilled to hang on your wall.
Beginning and Advanced Drawing (Adult)
Instructor: Ilse Siebenschuh
- Session 1: Thursdays April 6th-May 18th
- Session 2: Thursdays June 1st-July 13th
Cost: $176 Member/ $195 Non-Member
This course covers beginning and advanced drawing. Using pencil, charcoal, crayon, and ink on paper. We will explore: sketching, texture, line, shape, positive and negative space, composition or arrangement, representation and abstraction, movement, space and time in a drawing. We will learn about the infinite possibilities of drawing in values of black to gray to white. Drawing is a prerequisite for painting.
For the first session, please bring a #2 pencil or a #5 pencil and a drawing paper pad (9x12" or bigger). There will be a list of materials for future classes given out the first class.
We will have discussion, critiques, and fun in a relaxed atmosphere. This class will help you discover your imagination and artistic ability. Surprise yourself.
Introduction to Encaustics and Mono-Printing (Adult)
Instructor: Kara Groff
- Session 1: Mondays June 5th-26th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
- Session 2: Thursdays July 6th-27th from 1-3pm
Cost: $135 Member/ $150 Non-Member (includes supplies.)
Encaustics is an ancient natural medium that is a mixture of beeswax and tree resin. It is very versatile: it can be used mixed with oils for painting, as an overlay in collage, and so much more... this class includes the following:
Using encaustics to enhance your paper collage, encaustic transfer methods (for photos and black and white pictures), and photo manipulation using encaustic medium.
Mail form and check, made payable to Maple Grove Arts Center, to:
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