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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.

Welcoming all abilities!  For more information call Bonnie Kaye at 952-220-1676 or email info.companyofkids@yahoo.com to register.

"Mommy and Me " Paint Class! (Ages 10+)

Instructor: Katie Beaudry

Date: May 10th

Time: 7pm

Cost: $41 Member/ $45 Non-Member

Come and paint a connecting heart with mommy and me (paint on two canvases, heart connects when displayed together). Use real gold leaf to add detail. 

Poppies in Watercolor (Adult)

Instructor: Art Innovators/Lisa Vitkus

Date: June 13th

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: $23 Member/ $25 Non-Member

Socialize, relax and recharge with an Art Soiree.  No art experience necessary to have fun and enjoy.  Grab a friend and join us for an evening of unrestrained imagination with step-by-step instruction.  Share an unforgettable evening of art with friends, family and new acquaintances. You will complete a painting of poppies with watercolors.  Everyone will take home an original art piece on 11x14" watercolor paper they will want to hang on their walls.

Beginning and Advanced Drawing (Adult)

Instructor: Ilse Siebenschuh

Dates: Thursdays June 1st-July 13th

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

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.

Little Painters-Seahorse (Parent/Child class ages 3-6)

Instructor: KidzArt

Date: June 21st

Time: 10am-11:00am

Cost: $20 Member/ $23 Non-member

It’s a chance for your child and a relative or caretaker to create together.   Come experience the fun of collaborative creation and go home with a beautiful piece of original art on an 11x14" canvas.

Classical Guitar Mosaic

Instructor: Rachel Arntson

Dates: Tuesdays Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 (It is possible that the 5th class will only involve grouting the piece. This class day may be shorter.)

Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

Cost: $135 Member/ $150 Non-Member (This includes $80 for the supplies needed to complete your project.) Supply your own guitar.

Age:  No one under 16. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult.

Size limit: 8 people
Learn the art of mosaic from Rachel Arntson by creating a mosaic guitar in this 5 evening class. You will learn how to design, cut glass, glue, and grout this piece from start to finish.

You must bring your own guitar for this class. Try Craigslist mn, and you will likely find several to choose from – don’t pay a lot. There are many for under $50. Also, at local garage sales you may find a treasured guitar.

All other materials for this class are provided. This guitar will feature beautiful Van Gogh glass with many color choices. Rachel’s studio offers glass, beads, rocks, buttons, and more to create a piece that you will be thrilled to display in your home.

Note the pictures in this class listing – The guitars you see will never totally match what you will create. Mosaics are always dependent on the glass and beads of your choosing as well as the types of tesserae that Rachel currently has available. Be assured you will have many items to use, but it will not exactly match.

Non-Intimidating Creative Writing (Adult)

Instructor: Nancy Cook

Dates: Mondays Sept 18th-Oct 30th

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: Per Class $25.00 Members/ $30.00 Non-Members or All 6 classes $135.00 members/ $162 Non-Members

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. Workshop themes: Change of Seasons (9/18); Generations (9/25); War and Peace (10/2); Impossible Dreams (10/16); Remembrance (10/23); Gratitude (10/30).

Class Registration

Register & pay for classes online!


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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