Classes and Workshops for Children and Adults

Winter/Spring 2016

*Youth Summer Camps under "Art Camps" page*

In the Company of Kids (Theater Classes for kids)

Monday night theater classes

5:15-6pm Inclusionary class (ALL ABILITIES) 7-UP


“Triple Threat” classes that will teach skills in singing, dancing and of course acting as students rehearse scenes and songs from classic Broadway or Disney movies. Children will develop these skills through movement, vocal exercises, games and character study. A final presentation will be held at the end of the session.

call today – 952-220-1676

ongoing – MAY 9

Silk Scarf Painting (Adults)-FULL

Instructor: Lisa Vitkus/Art Innovators

Date: Thursday April 21st

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: $42 Non-Member / $38 Member

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.

Spring Watercolor Workshop (Adults)

Instructor: MaryLeah Marshall

Dates: Wednesdays April 20th-May 18th

Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Cost: $125 Member/ $133 Non-Member

Discover the joy of working with watercolors in a relaxed and creative setting. Learn about techiques, color mixing and washes, as well as the elements and principles of art. Use still life and photo images as inspiration. Perfect for the beginner artist as well as the advanced watercolor artist.

Supply list will be emailed before the start of the class

Mosaic Birch Trees (16+)-2 spots left!

Instructor: Rachel Arntson

Dates: Thursdays April 28th-May 12th

Time: 6pm-9pm

Cost: $130 Non-Member / $117 Member (includes $50 for supplies. All supplies will be provided)

Take a Mosaic Break and create a beautiful, ready to hang mosaic picture (approximate size 20 inches x 14 inches) made with glass, rocks, and/or beads. The theme of this class project will be birch trees. Learn the steps of mosaic art from glass cutting and snipping to gluing and grouting. No prior experience is required. Youth 16 and older may register with an accompanying registered adult. You will be guided through every step and thrilled with your final product. Supplies are included in the cost of this class.

Art Journaling to Inspire and Create Greeting Cards and Decor (16+)

Instructor: Pam Kivi

Dates: Tuesdays May 3rd-17th

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: $45 Non-Member/ $40 Member

This will be a three part course that will show you how to get inspiration first by using basic fine art theories, and then through drawing and painting techniques. That will move to learning how to find your flow in writing and then adding on the practice of literary concepts. Finally you will combine both these visual and written practices to create the final project(s) of greeting cards and/or decor.

Material list will be emailed prior to class (cost for supplies approximately $60).

Watercolor Marker Class (16+)

Instructor: Pam Kivi

Dates: Wednesdays May 4th-18th

Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Cost: $45 Non-Member/ $40 Member

Explore the new trend in markers that can work like both watercolors and markers. You'll learn how to paint using a new kind of brush called a waterbrush (a brush that holds water) or you can use traditional brushes. As an option, you can use quick-drying drawing pens that will never bleed. For a mixed-media effect, just use colored pencils or oil pastels on top, as well as photos, gesso, and tape transfer tricks.

Material list will be emailed prior to class (cost for supplies approximately $60).

Big Canvas Studio (Ages 14-18)

Instructor: Jimmy Longoria


  • Session 1: Thursday April 14 from 6-8pm, Saturday April 16 from 1-5pm, Saturday April 23 from 1-5pm, and Saturday April 30 from 1-5pm

  • Session 2: Saturday May 7 from 1-5pm, Saturday May 14 from  1-5pm, Thursday May 19 from 6-8pm, and Saturday May 21 from 1-5pm

Cost: FREE

Want to paint big, but don’t know how?  You will learn how to build your own canvases, how to paint fast on a large scale, and be introduced to exhibition opportunities for large paintings.  The Big Canvas is now affordable and accessible to young artists through the mentoring of Jimmy Longoria, Chicano Artist de Minnesota.  This is an opportunity for young artists to learn how to manage and afford large scale painting.

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
7916 Main Street
Maple Grove, MN 55369

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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