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. 

* Some classes have an option to attend the whole series, if you require that option, please contact Lisa Vitkus - first to confirm and arrange payment. Thank you!

All classes held at the Maple Grove Arts Center - 11666 Fountains Drive, Maple Grove (next to Wedding Day

Palette Up! Alcohol Ink Painting (Adult)

Instructor: Lisa Vitkus/Art Innovators

Date: January 16th

Time: 7-8:30pm

Cost: $34 Member/ $38 Non-Member

Experiment with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. The non-absorbent nature of Yupo means it will not buckle, no matter how much water you put on it and it makes colors more vibrant and brilliant than on standard papers as all the color sits on the surface. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, free-flowing and filled with an energy all their own. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of a new technique that you can take home and expand your artistic interest.

Paint Night at Split Rock Lighthouse (Adult)

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: February 5th

Time: 7-9:30pm

Cost: $35 Member/ $39 Non-Member

Enjoy an evening out while you make a beautiful painting of one of Minnesota's iconic landmarks!  In this one-night class, artist Dan McAvey will walk you through the steps to complete a 16x20" painting of Split Rock Lighthouse 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. 

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.

Class Registration

Register & pay for classes online here - you will choose the class or classes you want on secure payment page. 

  • Are you under 18 years of age?:


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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