Classes and Workshops for Children and Adults

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

Theater Class – (typical) Ages 7-12 $225.00 (14 weeks) 1 instructor

Theatre Classes - Winter class schedule TBA

 4:15-5pm Theatre Class for students 7-12 yrs of age (no experience necessary)     Acting, Singing, Dance, Improvisation, Comedy and more.  Fun class for beginner actors building self esteem and confidence while learning skills in the performing arts. Performance on the last class.

 5:15-6pm Adaptive Theatre Class for students 7-12 (programs for children with special needs)6:15-7pm Adaptive Theatre Class for Teens     Our adaptive theatre programs include acting, improvisation, movement/dance and music appreciation.  Adaptations are made by teachers so children can participate to their fullest ability and have fun!  Great for building social skills and confidence! 

For more information contact: Bonnie at 952-736-3644 or 952-220-1676 Email: For more information about the Company of Kids visit the website:

Learn to Paint!( Youth)

Instructor: Johanna Smith


               Spring Session #1315- Thursdays April 30th- May 28th

Time: 5:00p.m-6p.m.

Ages 8-Teen

Cost:$125/ 5 week class Materials Included

 In this class we will work on learning about mixing colors, painting techniques and having fun! This is a relaxed class that welcomes anyone who wants to become a better painter.  We will be doing easy paintings that will be great for you to practice techniques in mixing color and brush control. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn and have fun!

Acrylic Painting #915 (Adult)

Dates: Wednesdays, March 4th-April 8th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

 Teacher:  Gene Kadlack

Ages: Adults

Cost: $120

Description:  Bring your own supplies: paint, brushes, and something to paint on. Also bring a picture of something you want to paint. You will learn design elements/techniques such as color, contrast, composition, texture, layout, etc. Join us for a great time.

Portrait Drawing #1115 (Adult)

Dates: Mondays, April 20th-May 18th( 5 weeks)

Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Teacher: Gene Kadlack

Cost: $95

Description: Bring your own supplies and a picture of the person/s you want to draw. You will learn about shadows, shape, perception, texture, and other techniques to enhance your drawing/s. Enjoy the camaraderie of others and laugh a lot.

Oil Painting Techniques( Old Masters Style)-Adult

Instructor: Lisa Garty

Dates: June 8th-29th


Cost: $135 plus materials cost $65

This class is for beginning and intermediate students who already have the basic foundation of drawing. You will learn to paint a simple still life using the old masters technique. The first class will focus on the materials used, composition, value relationships, and Step 1 of completing an old masters style painting. The remainder of classes will focus on each step within the process until completed. Demonstrations and critiques are given at each session. Class instructions will be supplied by email and can be printed off for handy reference throughout the course.

Paint a Butterfly in Watercolor-Adult

Instructor: Gene Kadlac

Dates: Thursdays July 9-23rd

Time: 7pm-9pm

Ages: Adult

Cost: $50

Bring your own watercolors and brushes. We'll furnish the butterflies. Students are taught layering, blending, basic wet and dry techniques.

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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