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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. 

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

Spring 2018

Pastel Sunflower Painting

Instructor: MaryLeah Marshall

Date: May 23rd

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $35 Member/ $39 Non-Member

Join us for a relaxing and creative afternoon!Work with line, shape, value and texture to create a beautiful pastel sunflower painting.You will learn many techniques including layering and blending. All materials included.

Summer 2018

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Swipe Technique”

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: June 5th

Time: 7-9pm

Cost:  $35 Member/ $39 Non-Member

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 swipe technique to make cells in your paintings. All supplies are included! Wear old clothes, it’s a messy medium. Paintings take 24 hours to dry, so you’ll need to come back to the Arts Center to pick up your painting later in the week.

Paint Night: Minneapolis Skyline

Instructor: Dan McAvey

Date: Monday June 11th

Time: 7-9:30pm

Cost: $35 Members/ $39 Non-members

Enjoy an evening in the city without leaving Maple Grove! In this one-night class, artist Dan McAvey will walk you through the steps to complete a 16x20" painting of the Minneapolis skyline 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 $39 fee ($35 for members). 

Intro to Painting Portraiture with Oils

Instructor: Chloe Briggs

Dates: Mondays June 18th-July 9th

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: $103 Member/ $115 Non-Member

In this class we will learn the fundamentals of portraiture and start with the basics of oil painting. We will learn about the value scale, color theory, representation and various oil painting techniques. You will bring along a photo reference to work from and you will each work on your own individual painting. We will be working with a 12 x 18 in canvas. By the end of the class you will be able to take home your very own portrait! 
Supplies: I will provide canvas, paint thinner and medium, and an assortment of oil paint and brushes to share. If you have your own painting supplies, bring those along!

What to bring: Empty glass jars for thinner and medium, soft rags (old t-shirt material works well), additional paint and brushes if applicable. Don't forget to bring a photo!

Sample Painting: Portraiture with oils

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Straight Pour”

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 puddle pour and straight pour techniques. 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: June 27

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 non-members/$35 members

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Dirty Pour”

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: July 11

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 non-members/$35 members

Pour. Smile. Repeat: Acrylic Paint Pouring—“Swipe Technique”

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 swipe technique 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: July 23

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $39 non-members/$35 members

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?:

or

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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