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) - unless otherwise noted.

Summer/Fall 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 an 8x8” 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: Tuesday, September 17th

Time: 7-9:15 pm

Cost: $40 Non-member/$36 Member

Mosaic Tile Art (Adults)

The class will provide a wonderful introduction to mosaics for beginners to advanced learners! Students will receive step-by-step instruction to create a piece of mosaic art on a ceramic tile surface. You will complete your piece during this single-session class and will bring grout home to put the finishing touches on your masterpiece.

Instructor: Laurie Stubbs

Date: Wednesday, September 18th

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 non-member/$35 member

Watercolor Painting (Adults)

This watercolor class is for beginners and those wanting to grow in the medium. We will learn techniques and tricks to discover the unique qualities of watercolor with demonstrations and individual coaching. After water and color control exercises, we will paint step-by-step, at your pace, to create a completed painting. Skill building will include: simplifying the image; making a value sketch; determining area of focus; and transferring your image. Design lessons will be ongoing. Bring photos that inspire you and any watercolor supplies that you already have. A supply kit is available for purchase for a $25 fee. Class size is limited to 6 students.

CLASS FULL - 9/10/19 

Please see class repeat in November below.

Instructor: Nancy Larson

Date: Thursdays, September 19th-October 10th

Time: 9:30 am-12 noon

Cost: $75 Non-member/$68 Member

Small Paintings-Big Impact: Still Life (Adults)

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 providing opportunities to make beautiful, complete works of art to colorize your kitchen! We’ll cover acrylic painting fundamentals as well as strategies for working art into your busy life. Students can expect to complete one unique still life painting in each of the four class periods.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Tuesdays, September 24th-October 15th

Time: 7-9:30 pm

Cost: $95 Non-member/$86 Member

Paint & Pour: Jack Be Nimble (Adults - over 21 only)

Come and paint with Lorrie Link, Founder and CEO of Maple Grove Arts Center.  Grab a beer or a glass of wine, included in class price.  This time we will be painting an image based on an Andrew Wyeth's famous painting "Jack Be Nimble".

Class will be held at Rock Elm Tavern in Maple Grove. All materials are included in class cost.
Food can be purchased at venue.   

Instructor
: Lorrie Link - Fine Artist

Date: Thursday October 10, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost: $40 includes one beer or glass of wine

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Flower 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 an 8x8” canvas. In this session, we’ll learn to use the bottoms of plastic bottles to create unique floral shapes. 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: Tuesday, October 22nd

Time: 7-9:15 pm

Cost: $40 Non-member/$36 Member

Mosaic Sphere Class (Adults)

Would you like to create a beautiful piece of mosaic art that could make a beautiful ornament or holiday gift? 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. All supplies are included in the class fee. 

Instructor: Laurie Stubbs

Dates: Wednesdays, October 23rd and 30th

Time: 7-9 pm

Price: $65 non-member/$58 member

Small Paintings-BIGGER Impact: Next Steps in Landscape Painting (Adults)

If you have some experience in acrylic painting and are ready to take your work to the next level, this is the class for you! Expanding on the Small Paintings-Big Impact series, we will take a deep look at creating more dramatic compositions and more exciting color explorations. We will continue working on small canvases, so that we can complete one full painting each session. Supplies are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Tuesdays, October 29th-November 19th

Time: 7-9:30 pm

Cost: $105 Non-member/$95 Member

Breathing Art - Adults

In this class we are channeling creativity through Spirit and the power of Breathwork™. To begin, Heidi will lead an initial creative Spirit discussion and then a Breathwork™ process introduction. The group then uses the Breathwork™ method as the key to unlocking the door to your higher self and full creative consciousness. After the Breathwork, each person creates their "Altered Art" free flow art piece. These pieces will be on display for a limited time at the art center. Students must bring everything they need for their art piece, keeping in mind art making time will be approximately one hour.

What is Breathwork™? Individuals lie down and surrender to their inner Shaman within, calling in guides, power animals and/or higher power. The Breathwork™ is opened with drumming which leads into very loud and powerful, Chakra opening musical journey lasting about one hour. As the individual uses the power of deep connected breathing to create a natural altered dreamlike state, the Ego defenses are released and the journey unfolds in a variety of ways. Each person’s journey is a highly individualized process and no two are ever the same. Some of the states of consciousness reported range from divine, otherworldly bliss states to the struggle to be released from negative forces in the psyche. The process uncovered in the Breathwork™ is the channel for creating the art in the Altered Art piece.


Students will be given a supply list prior to the class
This class is limited to 8 students - book now!

Instructor: Heidi Steffens

Date: Thursday, November 21st

Time: 6-9:30 pm

Cost: $110 Non-member/$99 Member

Watercolor Painting (Adults)

This watercolor class is for beginners and those wanting to grow in the medium. We will learn techniques and tricks to discover the unique qualities of watercolor with demonstrations and individual coaching. After water and color control exercises, we will paint step-by-step, at your pace, to create a completed painting. Skill building will include: simplifying the image; making a value sketch; determining area of focus; and transferring your image. Design lessons will be ongoing. Bring photos that inspire you and any watercolor supplies that you already have. A supply kit is available for purchase for a $25 fee. Class size is limited to 6 students.

Instructor: Nancy Larson

Date: Thursdays, November 7th-December 5th (class does NOT meet November 28th)

Time: 9:30 am-12 noon

Cost: $75 Non-member/$68 Member

Paint Night: Minnehaha Falls (Adults)

Enjoy an evening out in Maple Grove while you make a beautiful painting of Minnehaha Falls! In this one-night class, artist Dan McAvey will walk you through the steps to complete a 16x20" painting of this iconic Twin Cities landmark 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! All supplies are included in the class fee.

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Tuesday, December 3rd

Time: 7-9:30 pm

Cost: $39 Non-member/$35 Member

Payment links will be added for this class as they become available.  You may still apply for this class, by using the manual registration and check payment.  Links to this are at the bottom of this page.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Dirty 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 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 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: Tuesday, December 10th

Time: 7-9:15 pm

Cost: $40 Non-member/$36 Member

Payment links will be added for this class as they become available.  You may still apply for this class, by using the manual registration and check payment.  Links to this are at the bottom of this page.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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: Tuesday, December 17th

Time: 7-9:15 pm

Cost: $40 Non-member/$36 Member

Payment links will be added for this class as they become available.  You may still apply for this class, by using the manual registration and check payment.  Links to this are at the bottom of this page.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Class Registration

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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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