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CHILDREN AND TEENS

*Please note that all Early Registration and New Student Discounts can only be processed by registering in person, or by phone. Discounts cannot be applied through our online registration process and discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 

Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.160, to inquire about class availability.
 
Classes are listed by date, most current at the top. Scroll down to see future classes. Select a class by checking the small square to its left. Member pricing is valid only with current memberships. Go to MEMBERSHIPS to purchase or renew. Once you've selected your class(es), select NEXT at the bottom of the page to proceed to checkout.
 
For Workshops:
FAMILY: Indicates an intergenerational workshop with art activities for adults and children to do together. Children must be accompanied by an adult and adults accompanied by a child. All materials are included for making a treasure to take home and memories to keep forever! Prices are per person.
MULTIGENERATIONAL: Indicates a workshop that welcomes students of most ages (see class description for age range).

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C137W18 Clay Wobble-Heads, Saturdays, 1/27 & 2/10, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: GeneviƩve Chamberland

Together let's create an animated clay wobble-head character. Your character will be designed and decorated to suit your style. On the first day, you will sculpt your character's body and head out of clay, learning new sculpting methods with instructor guidance. On the second day, you will paint and assemble your character. Projects will be complete on your second class day.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 7 to 15
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/27/2018 and ending 2/10/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

C197W18 American Art Cafe, 2/17 and 24, Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Carly Gernbacher

Skill level: ALL
Inspired by the confectionary paintings of American painter Wayne Thiebaud, let's create art from a sugar coated color palette. Thiebaud's paintings of delicious cakes and ice cream cones are a feast for the eyes. Create your own art that looks good enough to eat. On the first day you will use acrylic and/or tempera paints on canvas. On the second day, learn printmaking basics to create multiple prints.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 7 to 12
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 2/17/2018 and ending 2/24/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 53.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 58.00 ea.

C247W18 Photography Fun, 2/24, Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Alan Shefland

Skill level: B, AB
Sharpen your digital photography skills with tips and techniques on finding a point of interest and effective framing. You'll learn how to express your unique perspective. Get comfortable with your camera's functions and explore design elements taking photos in the inspiring art center setting. Bring a digital camera, memory card and your camera manual.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 13 to 15
Single class scheduled on 2/24/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 47.00 ea.

D47318 Youth Drawing Studio, Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Dorothy Odland

Skill level: ALL
Learning to draw is learning to see. Young artists are encouraged to follow their natural inclinations sketching still lifes, gallery artwork and/or self-portraits with the guidance of a seasoned professional artist. This is an experiential, open studio class that offers personal, 1:1 feedback and encouragement. Bring a 14 x 17-inch sketchbook, 2B drawing pencils and a Pink Pearl eraser to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 6 to 10
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/3/2018 and ending 4/7/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.

D47718 Tween Drawing Studio, Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Dorothy Odland

Skill level: ALL
Learning to draw is learning to see. Young artists are encouraged to follow their natural inclinations sketching still lifes, gallery artwork and/or self-portraits with the guidance of a seasoned professional artist. This is an experiential, studio style class that offers personal, 1:1 feedback and encouragement. Bring a 14 x 17-inch sketchbook, 2B drawing pencils and a Pink Pearl eraser to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 11 to 16
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/3/2018 and ending 4/7/2018 at 11:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 108.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 97.00 ea.

D137W18 Bed & Breakfast for Birds (Clay), 3/3 & 3/10, Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: GeneviƩve Chamberland

Skill level: ALL
Let's make an attractive 5 star B&B for our bird friends. Learn how to sculpt and build your birdhouse from clay, adding special features to give your B&B some pizzazz. Create fun architectural elements like a textured roof, stamped designs around the doorway and a front perch to welcome your guests. Completed projects will be ready for pickup two weeks after being fired in the kiln by the instructor.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 7 to 15
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/3/2018 and ending 3/10/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

D19718 Painting Basics, Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Frey

Skill level: ALL
This class introduces children to basic color theory, brush handling, color mixing and specific painting techniques. Taking inspiration from famous artists, children will learn to use watercolor, tempera and acrylic paints, on a variety of projects. This is a fun class that sparks children's imaginations and fosters artistic development.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 6 to 12
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/3/2018 and ending 3/24/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 64.00 ea.

D19218 Illustrator Studio, Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Frey

Skill level: ALL
For everyone who likes telling stories visually, this class is for you. You'll hone your drawing skills as you develop character sketches and background settings. Illustrations may be based on your own stories, or those from well-known fairy tales or books. Sample projects include illustrating what comes next after our favorite fairy tale's "happily ever after" ending, or collaborating on a zine filled with original images.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 7 to 12
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/3/2018 and ending 3/24/2018 at 11:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 82.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

D247W18 Photography Fun: Still Life, 3/17, Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: David Coats

Skill level: B, AB
Sharpen your digital photography skills with tips and techniques on finding a point of interest and effective framing. You'll learn how to express your unique perspective. Get comfortable with your camera's functions as you compose a still life photograph using everyday objects to convey an emotion or idea. Participants are welcome to bring in objects from home that have meaning to them. Bring a digital camera, memory card and your camera manual.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 13 to 15
Single class scheduled on 3/17/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 47.00 ea.

D194W18 Mixed-Media Monet, Saturday, 4/7, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Frey

Skill level: ALL
French Impressionist artist Claude Monet (1840-1926) created hundreds of paintings of his garden, particularly the water lilies in the changing light. In this mixed-media class, you'll capture the fleeting moment of sunlight reflecting on water. Learn new watercolor painting techniques as you create 3D water lilies and plants made of paper, paint, and collage materials.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 7 to 12
Single class scheduled on 4/7/2018 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 26.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 29.00 ea.

E47318 Youth Drawing Studio, Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Dorothy Odland

Skill level: ALL
Learning to draw is learning to see. Young artists are encouraged to follow their natural inclinations sketching still lifes, gallery artwork and/or self-portraits with the guidance of a seasoned professional artist. This is an experiential, open studio class that offers personal, 1:1 feedback and encouragement. Bring a 14 x 17-inch sketchbook, 2B drawing pencils and a Pink Pearl eraser to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 6 to 10
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/28/2018 and ending 6/9/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 97.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 87.00 ea.

E47718 Tween Drawing Studio, Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Dorothy Odland

Skill level: ALL
Learning to draw is learning to see. Young artists are encouraged to follow their natural inclinations sketching still lifes, gallery artwork and/or self-portraits with the guidance of a seasoned professional artist. This is an experiential, studio style class that offers personal, 1:1 feedback and encouragement. Bring a 14 x 17-inch sketchbook, 2B drawing pencils and a Pink Pearl eraser to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 11 to 16
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/28/2018 and ending 6/9/2018 at 11:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 117.00 ea.

E19718 Painting Basics: 20th Century, Saturdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Instructor: Virginia Buck

Skill level: ALL
You will take an art history whirlwind tour through 1900s Europe and America to study famous art movements like Expressionism, Color Field and Pop Art. You will explore the color, brushwork and subject matter of famous paintings from each movement, then pick up a brush and create your own painting masterpieces! Let's expressively paint in vivid color, dream and imagine new worlds, and celebrate everyday popular culture together. Class will use water-based paints like acrylics and watercolors.

Enrollment limited to 16 /Ages 6 to 12
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/28/2018 and ending 6/9/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 105.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 97.00 ea.

E198W18 Rainbow Bug Art, Saturday, 5/19, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Frey

Skill level: ALL
Rainbows are found in the sky and across the earth if you look very closely. You might even be surprised at the rainbow-colored wings and bodies found on the smallest of creatures: insects. In this mixed-media class, you will mix the bright color variations of these iridescent bugs. This class will include drawing activities and working on a 3D air dry clay rainbow bug sculpture.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 5 to 7
Single class scheduled on 5/19/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 21.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 23.00 ea.

E127W18 Abstract Relief Prints, 4/28, Saturday, 9:30 - noon
Instructor: Genie Castro

Skill level: ALL
This is an experiential workshop that introduces relief printmaking in an Abstract style. First you'll carve a drawing onto print foam, exploring line, shape and pattern. Then you'll prepare your artist palette by mixing up a variety of water-based ink colors. Learn how to best apply ink and transfer your abstract designs onto paper. You'll enjoy the surprising results of print transfers and take home some colorful hand-made prints.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 8 to 15
Single class scheduled on 4/28/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 37.00 ea.

E247W18 Photography Fun: Portraits, 5/5, Saturday 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Alan Shefland

Skill level: B, AB
Sharpen your digital photography skills with tips and techniques on finding a point of interest and effective framing. You'll learn how to express your unique perspective. Get comfortable with your camera's functions and explore design elements taking single light portrait photos. Bring a digital camera, memory card and your camera manual.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 13 to 15
Single class scheduled on 5/5/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 47.00 ea.

E069W18 Spring Mix: Fiber & Paint, 6/2, Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Jenny Stice

Skill level: ALL
Create acrylic paintings celebrating the new growth on trees and in gardens. You'll get a refresher on handling brushes and color mixing to achieve vivid color combinations. Next, you will add fiber touches to your piece using yarn or wool roving. The yarn will add a geometric overlay that will bring your spring painting to life.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 9 to 13
Single class scheduled on 6/2/2018 at 11:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 26.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 29.00 ea.

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2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 160

Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   (mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday closed


Building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

* Phone lines will be open M-F, excluding holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 
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The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is accessible to students with
disabilities. If you require special assistance, please notify the Art
Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 160, and/or the Minnesota
Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) at 800.627.3529 at least two
weeks in advance. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.


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