Classes and Workshops
In the Company of Kids (Theater Classes) All abilities Welcome
Join the fun! Act, Sing, Dance, Music Appreciation, Puppetry, Improvisation and more! Classes are great for building self esteem, confidence and social skills. Consumer Support Grants accepted.
Instructor: Bonnie Kaye, Matt Alto, Karl Gronwell Tuition: 14 week session - $280 (adaptive Theater Class) *2 instructors
Session begins September 16th ** tuition pro-rated if starting mid session
Adaptive Theater Class: Ages 7 and Up
Mondays 5:15-6:00 pm Ages 7-10 Mondays 6:15-7:00 pm Ages 11-16
Theater Class – (typical) Ages 7-12 $225.00 (14 weeks) 1 instructor Monday 4:15-5:00pm (1 instructor)
For more information contact: Bonnie at 952-736-3644 or 952-220-1676 Email: email@example.com For more information about the Company of Kids visit the website: http://www.cokartscenter.com
How To Start Writing - presented by the Maple Grove Night Writers Guild
A course for people who want to write and need a place to start. Four experienced writers from the Maple Grove Night Writers (guild) critique group will give presentations on a variety of topics that face writers. This seminar is geared to those who want to write fiction, nonfiction, memoir or any style of writing but don't know where to start.
Instructors: Judy Granahan, Genny Kieley, Lyn Miller LaCoursiere, and Ross Tarry
Date: Session 1: May 17, Session 2: Aug: 16, Sesion 3: Nov. 8
Cost: $75 per session, senior $50
**Please note what session(s) you are registering for on the registration form.
Stained Glass Workshop
Instructor: Susan Graedler
Dates: Tuesdays May 6,13, &20
Cost: $80/ Materials included
Learn to design a beautiful stained glass art piece using the glass on glass method. Class members will use clear glass from an 8 x 10 wood picture frame, pieces of colored glass, glue, grout and a pattern of their choice to craft a stained glass picture. During the first lesson you will choose your pattern and get an idea of the colors you will want to use. Once that is done you will break, glue and grout your way to a beautiful finished piece to hang in your window. There will be three classes of two hours each. The frame, glass, glue, and grout will be supplied as well as tools to use. Patterns will be available, however, if you have a pattern in mind that you would like to use, bring it to the first class. Maybe you saw something on the internet, in a magazine, or have drawn it yourself. Since this is your first project, it should be a simple design, such as a bird on a branch or a flower, or an abstract. An apron and safety glasses are recommended. Rubber gloves will be needed for grouting
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Instructor: Bill Beaupre
Dates: Saturdays May 10, 17, 31, June 7, 14
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
** May 17 will be held from 3:30-5:30
Ages: 16 - Adult
This class will focus on developing the fundamental skills and techniques for painting watercolor landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. Classroom demo's and exercises will cover painting techniques, color/palette development, composition, and developing your "artist's eye". Bring supplies to the first class. A materials list will be sent prior to the start of class.
En Plein Aire Painting
Instructor: Derek Davis
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8
Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Ages: 16- Adult
Painting "en plein aire" conjurs a romantic image of artist and easel at one with nature. Come and explore the plein air experience at a beautiful location with nationally recognized Plein Air Painter Derek Davis.
Derek is a second generation artist who has been following the path of painter and honing his skills for 30+ years. He can be found teaching workshops and painting in "plein air " competitions throughout the U.S.
His painting are eagerly collected by patrons and he is in demand as a popular instructor.
Each day will begin with a demo followed by 2-3 hours of painting, breaks as needed, personal coaching and afternoon painting.
Each day's lessons will address one of the topics from the "Master's Toolbox" depending on needs of the students. These topics include; 3 C's of painting - a systematic approach to painting, Principles and Elements of Design, Creating a Value Plan, Block-in approaches, Rendering / Drawing, Using Local and Expressive Color, Brushwork, Properties of Pigment and Using Mediums.
Instructor will be painting in oil paint and the materials list refers to this medium.
Materials include a basic palette of colors with suitable substitutes in parenthesis- 1. cadmium yellow light ( azo yellow ), 2. cadmium yellow, 3. quinacridone gold ( transparent yellow oxide ), 4. cadmium red light, 5. quinacridone rose ( permanent alizarin crimson), 6. ultramarine blue, 7. cobalt blue, 8. viridian, and 9. titanium white.
Additional equipment includes a palette for mixing paint on, palette or painting knife, two each no. 6 and 8 bristle brushes ( flat, filbert or bright), a small round brush, an outdoor easel ( a sketch easel with a paint box for equipment is adequate), mineral spirits or turpentine in a container large enough to rinse brush in, paper towels, clips ( these are important because of wind ), small sketch book, hard charcoal ( soft pencil ), and panels to paint on. Painting panels should be between 6x8 inches and 12x16 inches. A clamp on umbrella is helpful but not not absolutely necessary for class.
Workshop is a two day affair for beginning through advanced painters from 9am to 5pm both days with ample time for breaks. Pack a meal or snacks as they are not provided and don't forget insect repellant.
Download the mail-in registration form.
Mail form and check to:
7916 Main Street
Maple Grove, MN 55369
For questions regarding classes:
please call Christina Hankins at (612) 964-2542