Classes and Workshops for Children and Adults

In the Company of Kids

Dance & Theater Class (adaptive) DS, ASD, etc.  Activities include dance, creative movement, acting, puppetry, song, music appreciation and more.

Welcoming all abilities!  For more information call 952-220-1676 or email to register. 

Consumer support grant or waiver accepted.

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).

Image Transfers, Mixed Media and Collage (Adult)

Instructor: Bonnie Cutts

Location: Village Hall

Date: December 4th

Time: 10am-4pm

Cost: $90 Member/ $99 Non-Member

Learn to do a variety of image transfer techniques and mix up drawing, painting and collage materials all on one surface. Work on a variety of acrylic grounds (surfaces to work on) using drawing materials along with acrylic paints and gels for a wide range of ‘drop to your knees’ beautiful effects. Wake up some color, make that mark, build some texture and create some amazing mixed media artwork. Use Golden’s High Flow Acrylics loaded into markers for drawing along with other paint formulas and gels. Learn to make gel skins and how to use them for collage. Experimental in nature, this class will generate new ideas for pushing your work in new directions with amazing results. Abstract images welcome. Open to all levels of painting experience. 

Bring to class: 2 - 9x12 or 10x10 or 12x12  hardboard surfaces, synthetic paintbrushes, palette knives, palette for acrylic paint, papers for collage, ruler, scissors, permanent marker, drawing tools like watercolor pencils and water soluble crayons, stencils, plastic sheet protectors with cardboard inserted inside (for making skins on), water container, hair dryer, a bag lunch and a sense of adventure. All paints and gels, prepped gel skins, stencils, drawing materials and more will be provided.  

Silk Scarf Painting (Ages 16+)

Instructor: Lisa Vitkus/Art Innovators

Location: TBD

Date: December 5th

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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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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