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CHILDREN AND TEENS

Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.16, 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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C063W17 MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKSHOP: Felted Creatures [NEW!], Saturday, Feb. 25, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jenny Stice
Skill level: ALL
Cool weather is a perfect time to make fuzzy wool creations! Using raw merino wool in an assortment of primary colors, we will practice felting basics to transform wool into a creature companion. You will learn the wet felting technique and then hand sew our creations for three-dimensional flair. This multigenerational class is for anyone ages 8 and up who loves fiber arts!

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 8 to adult
Single class scheduled on 2/25/2017 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 28.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

D19717 Painting Basics: Ancient World [NEW!], Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Virginia Buck
Skill Level: ALL
Let's travel back in time, some 40,000 years ago! You will explore the prehistoric cave paintings found in Europe and Asia featuring animals like bison and deer, abstract designs painted with natural pigments, even hand stencil art! Next, time travel to Ancient Greece and Rome to tour amazing architectural wonders. Our art history travels will inspire your paintings, perfect to display in a bedroom "cave."

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 6 to 10
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/4/2017 and ending 4/8/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 88.00 ea.

D47317 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 3/4/2017 and ending 4/8/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 72.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

D47717 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 3/4/2017 and ending 4/8/2017 at 11:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 95.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 106.00 ea.

D037W17 Fabric Construction [NEW!], Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Jenny Stice
Skill Level: ALL
Get entangled in the exciting world of textiles with fiber artist and youth instructor Jenny Stice! Practice hand and machine sewing skills, assemble a sewing pattern and construct a fleece patchwork quilt square. Design, color, texture and shapes are all considerations in this creative fiber arts class.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 6 to 10
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/4/2017 and ending 3/18/2017 at 11:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 57.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 63.00 ea.

D199W17 Drawing Irish Folklore [NEW!], Saturday, March 18, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Spinks
Skill Level: ALL
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by joining illustrator Scott Spinks for an afternoon of drawing characters and symbols from Ireland. Explore stories of leprechauns and Sidhe, the Irish fairy people, then develop ideas for characters inspired by Celtic folklore. You will draw and color your characters, then add a Celtic knot border to finish your creations.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 8 to 12
Single class scheduled on 3/18/2017 at 2:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 20.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 22.00 ea.

DS10PM17 Sampler Saturday: Kids Art Exploration, Saturday, April 15, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Art Center Faculty
Skill Level: B
In this fun sampler class, we will experiment with a variety of artistic forms such as drawing, painting, collage or printmaking. Participants will learn basic art techniques and terminology and have many opportunities to explore their own creative processes and interests.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 6 to 12
Single class scheduled on 4/15/2017 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 23.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 25.00 ea.

D139W17 Earth Day Art [NEW!] Saturday, April 22, 9 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Art Center Faculty
Skill Level: ALL
Get ready to paint and collage scenes that celebrate nature. This class will cover brush handling and color mixing to increase confidence with painting skills. You will explore paintings of animals and natural landscapes, and then paint your own! Join us as we celebrate Earth Day and all of Earth's amazing inhabitants.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 5 to 7
Single class scheduled on 4/22/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 26.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 28.00 ea.

E15117 Stone Carving for Kids, Tuesdays, 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Frank Picos
Skill Level: ALL
Learn the techniques of a stone sculptor by carving, filing and sanding limestone blocks into artistic images. Projects may include freestanding sculptures, candleholders or garden art. These art pieces will last a lifetime!

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 10 to 14
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/25/2017 and ending 5/23/2017 at 4:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 159.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

E19717 Painting Basics: 20th Century [NEW!], Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Virginia Buck
Skill Level: ALL
You will take an art history whirlwind tour through 1900s Europe and America to study three famous art movements: Expressionism, Surrealism 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 10
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/29/2017 and ending 6/10/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 94.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 103.00 ea.

E47317 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 4/29/2017 and ending 6/10/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 86.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 95.00 ea.

E13617 Clay Surface Design, Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Diane Petron
Skill Level: ALL
Let's pinch, coil and slab our way into creating fun and functional ceramics. Projects may include a one-of-a-kind mug, vase or ornament. Learn how to create eye-catching designs on a clay surface. We'll experiment with texture tools, stamps and even kitchen utensils to make abstract, representational or freehand designs. Roll up your sleeves for a fantastic clay experience!

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 10 to 15
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/29/2017 and ending 6/10/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 154.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 169.00 ea.

E47717 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 4/29/2017 and ending 6/10/2017 at 11:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 127.00 ea.

E12117 Mixed-Media Expo: Eco Art [NEW!], Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Jenny Stice
Skill Level: ALL
Earth's amazing ecosystems, from boreal forests to marine coral reefs, will be explored through mixed media. This class includes a series of 2D and 3D projects that feature the plants, animals and insects that live in an ecosystem. Projects may include block printed windsocks for your backyard, papier mache rainforest animal masks, and underwater pond life sculptures.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 6 to 10
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/29/2017 and ending 6/10/2017 at 11:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 96.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 105.00 ea.

E196W17 Tree Sculpture [NEW!], Saturday, May 6, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Ruth Mason
Skill Level: ALL
This class celebrates the trees that shelter us in Minnesota. From wire and paper you will learn to sculpt expressive tree trunks and branches, and embellish them with decorative paper, leaves, beads or trinkets. Let's celebrate National Arbor Day and watch our trees spring to life before our eyes.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 8 to 12
Single class scheduled on 5/6/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 28.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

E127W17 Wildlife Relief Printmaking [NEW!], Saturdays, May 13 and 20, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Sam Dahl
Skill Level: ALL
In this two-day workshop, you will study photos and drawings of wildlife animals to inspire the creation of relief prints. You will learn how to carve with techniques to create light, shadow and depth for our animals' fur, scales or feathers. Learn how to ink a relief plate and print on a printing press. Students are welcome to bring their own animal drawings or pictures to class.

Enrollment limited to 8 / Ages 10 to 15
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/13/2017 and ending 5/20/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 54.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 59.00 ea.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 16

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. 16, 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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