Classes and Workshops for 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

Spring 2019

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Tree Ring Pour” (Adults)

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 tree ring pour technique. All supplies are included! Wear old clothes, it’s a messy medium. Paintings take 36 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to the Arts Center to pick up your painting later in the week.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Monday, April 1st

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 Non-member/$35 Member

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! Express your digital voice! (Adults)

Join us to learn the craft of digital storytelling! Workshop participants will be empowered as digital storytellers to write, craft, and edit a digital story based on a personal experience. Participants will learn how to craft key story ingredients into a memorable video posted online. First we explore storytelling concepts, then write a short personal story, craft a video script, and create a digital story through video editing. Media Artist will conduct video editing in collaboration with digital storytellers during the week after class meetings end.

Instructor: Nan Toskey

Dates: Tuesdays, April 2nd-23rd (Video editing conducted remotely the following week)

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: $150 non-member/$135 member

Acrylic Pouring on Vase – Repurpose, upcycle, recreate! (Adults)

Try Acrylic pouring techniques on something new! We’ll take an old, outdated vase and upcycle it to create a new, beautiful piece of poured art! Choose your colors to match a newly decorated space or give it away as a gift. All supplies (including the vase) will be covered by the class fee. Wear old clothes as it does get messy. The vase will take 36 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to pick up your project later in the week.

Instructor: Laurie Stubbs

Date: Wednesday, April 3rd

Time: 7-9 pm

Price: $45 non-member/$40 member

Small Paintings-Big Impact: Florals (Adults)

Have you always wanted to learn to paint but a shortage of time, space, or money have kept you from doing so? In this course, we’ll learn how making small paintings can resolve all three of these issues while providing opportunities to make beautiful, complete works of art to liven up your living room. We’ll cover acrylic painting fundamentals as well as strategies for working art into your life. Our subject matter will be flowers and students can expect to complete one unique floral painting in each of the five class periods.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Dates: Mondays, April 15th-May 6th

Time: 7-9:30 pm

Cost: $105 Non-member/$95 Member

Mosaic Spheres (Adults)

Would you like to make a beautiful piece of mosaic art? This class is a step by step instruction for mosaics on a round surface and is a wonderful introduction for beginners to advanced learners. This is a 2 class project, we’ll complete one side the first night and finish up the mosaicking on the second. Grout will be sent home for finishing up your masterpiece.

Instructor: Laurie Stubbs

Dates: Wednesdays, April 24th-May 1st

Time: 7-9 pm

Price: $65 non-member/$59 member

Instagram Ready! (Adults)

How to Take Good Instagram Photos. With just a quick scroll through Instagram, you’ll see tons of gorgeous snapshots filling your feed. Understandably, you’d like to achieve that very same thing for your own feed. Let’s make some pleasing images that will help make your account stand out. You don’t need to be an expert in order to craft some beautiful images for your brand’s Instagram feed. With just some simple steps, you can score some attention-grabbing snapshots. By the end of the course you will have a creative Instagram account for friends and family. Just bring your phone!

Instructor: Nicole Hoekstra

Dates: Wednesdays May 8th- May 15th

Time: 7-9

Price: $65 non-members/$59 members

Gelli Printing (Adults)

Gelli Printing is a fun form of Mono printing without the use of a printing press. Along with the use of acrylics, and the layers of color, multiple textures, you will create unique pieces. This creative process is fun for all levels and can be used with collage, cards, and enhancing other work. The creative opportunities are limitless with this fun technique. All supplies are included, all you need is a smock and your enthusiasm!

Instructor: Linda Pacel

Date: Saturday May 11th

Time: 12pm-4pm

Cost: $79 Non-member/ $71 Member

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—SMASH!! (Adults)

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 use rubber mallets to pound the paint on the canvas to create beautiful blooms and lacing. All supplies are included! Wear old clothes, it’s a messy medium. Paintings take 36 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to the Arts Center to pick up your painting later in the week.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Monday, May 13th

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 Non-member/$35 Member

Silk Scarf Painting (16+)

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.
http://www.pinterest.com/kidzartmn/silk-scarf-painting-ideas/


Instructor: Lisa Vitkus

Date: Tuesday,May 21st

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: $42 Non-Member / $38 Member

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

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For questions regarding classes:
please call Lisa Vitkus (763) 494 6957

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