Classes and Workshops for Children and Adults

Silk Scarf Painting (Ages 16+)

Instructor: Lisa Vitkus/Art Innovators

Location: Maple Grove Community Center

Date: August 18th

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: $38 Member/ $42 Non-Member

Learn the French Serti technique of silk painting while creating a beautiful scarf. 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. Cost includes all supplies.

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Grape Vine Serving Tray Mosaic (Ages 16 +)

Instructor: Rachel Arntson

Location: Rachel's Home Studio (near Rush Creek Golf Course, address will be given after registration)

Dates: Tuesdays October 4th-25th

Time: 6-9pm (the last class is grouting, it may not take the whole 3 hours)

Cost: $126 Member/ $140 Non-Member (includes $60 for supplies)

Do you want to take a class where you will walk away with something that is immediately usable and where friends will say, "You made that?" Learn the art of mosaic from Rachel Arntson in this 4 evening class. You will learn how to design, cut glass, glue, and grout from start to finish with this gorgeous grape vine serving tray. Even though the sample tray will have a distinct look, the joy of mosaic is to make each piece of work you own. Rachel will guide you.

Materials for this class are provided, and you will have access to all of the glass, beads, rocks that Rachel has in her studio. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult.

Pet Portrait Painting (Ages 16+)

Instructor: Lisa Vitkus/Art Innovators

Location: Village Hall

Date: October 27th

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: $38 Member/ $42 Non-Member

Paint a portrait of your favorite Fuzzy friend - dog, cat, hamster, horse or other cuddly family pet! After registering for this class, please email with a high quality digital photo of your pet (one pet per photo). Paint your own background color or pattern to match your home decor, and then begin creating a unique pet masterpiece on an 11x14” canvas!

Beginning Drawing (Adult)

Instructor: Douglas Garder

Location: Maple Grove Community Center

Dates: Wednesdays October 5-November 9th

Time: 1-4pm

Cost: $100 Member/ $110 Non-Member

Learn to draw with a variety of media, such as charcoal, graphite, and India ink. Starting with simple geometric forms and maturing to more complex forms, such as forms from nature and linear perspective, you will study basic drawing concepts of contour line, cross contour, negative space, gesture, value, and one and two point perspective. A supply list will be sent after registration (supply cost approximately $30).

Pen and Ink Drawing (Adult)

Instructor: Douglas Garder

Location: Maple Grove Community Center

Dates: Mondays November 7th-December 12th

Time: 1-4pm

Cost: $100 Member/ $110 Non-Member

Have you always admired the fine line work of old engravings and etchings? Explore nuances of line drawing with a variety of steel pen nibs and create graphically concise images using cross-hatching, cross-contour, and stippling to build tonal variations. You can embellish your drawings with a light watercolor wash! Many demonstrations given! Bring photos to work from, a Speedball pen & ink set with a variety of nibs, black waterproof India ink, white drawing paper, and plenty of patience. A supply list will be sent after registration (supply cost approximately $15).

Watercolor Workshop (Adult)

Instructor: MaryLeah Marshall

Location: Maple Grove Community Center

Dates: Wednesdays September 14th-October 12th

Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm

Cost: $117 Member/ $130 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.

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, 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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