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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.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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B47317 Youth Drawing Studio, Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Frey
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
No class on November 25
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/4/2017 and ending 12/9/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 72.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

B47717 Tween Drawing Studio, Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Frey
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
No class on November 25
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/4/2017 and ending 12/9/2017 at 11:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 95.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 106.00 ea.

B197W17 Color Field Painting, Saturdays, November 4 and 11, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Virginia Buck
Skill Level: ALL
Let's paint, splash and drip color on canvas using Abstract Expressionism, the first American art movement from 1940s New York. Learn how to paint loose and free inspired by Helen Frankenthaler's Mountains and Sea painting of Cape Breton. This will be a big art adventure using paints and a brush to capture the grandeur and power of nature.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 6 to 12
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 11/4/2017 and ending 11/11/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 34.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 37.00 ea.

B137W17 Clay Elf on a Shelf, Saturday, December 2, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Genevieve Chamberland
Skill Level: ALL
Together let's create a playful elf who can sit on a shelf and take part in your holiday festivities. You will sculpt the mischievous facial features of your elf, including their signature pointed ears. Sculpt a hat, hair, and a colorful outfit for your elf's body out of clay. After the kiln firing, you will attach your elf's legs (created by artist-instructor), so they will dangle from a shelf. Projects will be ready for pickup three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 15 / Ages 7 to 15
Single class scheduled on 12/2/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 36.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

B128W17 Solar Plate Intaglio Printmaking, Saturdays, December 9 and 16, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Sam Dahl
Skill Level: ALL
Transform drawings and photographs into solar plates which can be inked and printed over and over again. In this class you will learn an easy, non-toxic alternative to traditional intaglio. You will work with professional printmaking equipment, and produce prints like a professional. Students are welcome to bring their own drawings or photos to class.

Enrollment limited to 8 / Ages 10 to 15
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 12/9/2017 and ending 12/16/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 58.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 63.00 ea.

C198W18 Winter Paint Adventure, Saturday, 1/13, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Carly Gernbacher

Let's celebrate the outdoors and the creatures who call Minnesota home. Our inspiration will come from snowy landscapes and forests where deer, birds and snowshoe hares live. You'll draw and paint your winter scenes populated with woodland creatures. Class will cover brush handling and color mixing.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 5 to 7
Single class scheduled on 1/13/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 26.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 29.00 ea.

C47318 Youth Drawing Studio, Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Dorothy Odland

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
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/13/2018 and ending 2/24/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 103.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 114.00 ea.

C137W18 Clay Wobble-Heads, Saturdays, 1/27 and 2/10, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Geneviève 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
 
Students: 1 $ 64.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

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

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
 
Students: 1 $ 53.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 58.00 ea.

C192W18 Draw Fantastic Creatures, Saturday, 1/27, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m
Instructor: Stephanie Frey

This class is for anyone who loves J.K. Rowling's book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Become a magizoologist for the day, and document magical beasts from A to Z. What creatures would you carry around in your magical suitcase? You'll draw creatures like winged Thunderbirds and furry Nifflers that locate treasures. You'll create feathers, fur, spots and stripes with pens, markers, watercolors and more!

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 7 to 12
Single class scheduled on 1/27/2018 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 26.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 29.00 ea.

C194W18 Painted Collage Basics, Saturday, 2/3, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Frey

Create mixed media masterpieces that transform your paintings into something new! First, you'll play with watercolors to bring out vibrant colors and eye-catching textures. Next we'll tear, cut and combine our watercolor paper to make new artwork, using an assortment of collage papers.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 7 to 12
Single class scheduled on 2/3/2018 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 26.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 29.00 ea.

C245W18 Awesome Accessories, Saturday, 1/20, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Frey

Do you love to wear things that no one else has? Then this is the class for you. Using contemporary fashion trends as inspiration, you will design and create awesome accessories from fabric, beads and more. The focus of this workshop is on hair accessories and/or jewelry.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 8 to 12
Single class scheduled on 1/20/2018 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 29.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 32.00 ea.

C47718 Tween Drawing Studio, Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Dorothy Odland

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
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/13/2018 and ending 2/24/2018 at 11:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 136.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 151.00 ea.

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

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
 
Students: 1 $ 42.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 47.00 ea.

C24818 iPhone Photography for High School Students, Saturdays, 1/20 and 1/27, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Mueller

Learn how to take amazing photos with your iPhone. On the first day you will learn the specific aesthetics of mobile photography, and how to make images that will attract attention on social media. You'll also find out how to work with different apps for shooting and editing and tips for sharing your images. On the second day, we will review assigned work and learn from each other in a positive, open environment. No previous photography experience required, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing, and sharing. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. (Expect to spend an additional $5-$10 for iPhone apps.)

Enrollment limited to 12 / For 10th through 12th Grades
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/20/2018 and ending 1/27/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 167.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 185.00 ea.

 

 

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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