Nurture the creativity of each member of your family, no matter what their age. Spend some time together heightening artistic skills, learning different techniques and most importantly, having fun. The following studios throughout Minnesota give families a great place to do just that. So get together, get messy and get creative.
Created To Grow
2904 Pentagon Drive
St. Anthony, MN 55418
Families create fun projects and learn about art together at this Twin Cities area studio. Discover the techniques used by master painters, make crafts inspired by various cultures around the world, or repurpose objects for recycled art. There is also an open studio option where classes begin with a story and participants are supplied with materials to explore their artistic side. If your children tucker out from the creativity, there is a toy room to play or relax while older family members finish up their masterpieces.
Break Time Craft Studio
820 N.E. 4th St.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
All skill levels and ages are welcome to paint and decorate ceramics at Break Time Craft Studio. While older children will love getting creative with pottery and other crafts like glass mosaics, jewelry and wind chimes, younger children can take part in the fun too. Little ones, even babies, can forever freeze their tiny toes and fingers in time with hand and footprints on endless options of keepsakes. Adults will love the free coffee, inexpensive prices and new items that are added to the studio each week.
Minnesota Center For Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave. S. #100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Explore the book arts with your family during a variety of classes for preschool-age to adults. Learn how to use printing presses to make posters and take your very own home. Try making paper or constructing books as well. Class options for older kids include making a hardcover journal, or ages two and up can learn how to make print patterns for books.
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Austin ArtWorks Center
300 N. Main St.
Austin, MN 55912
Don’t miss the Family Paint series at the Austin ArtWorks Center, where families can collaborate their artistic efforts on a single canvas or each make their own special treasure to take home. Current cost for Austin Area Commission for the Arts members is $25 per canvas or $30 for non-members. The Family Paint sessions typically last for two hours on a Saturday. Other events and classes at the center include live musical performances, introduction to knitting and beginner clay classes.
Rumriver Art Center
2665 4th Ave., Suite 102
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 323 – 8830
Free family art classes happen once per month at the Rumriver Art Center in Anoka. These 60-minute classes give kids over the age of five and their caregivers the tools, instruction and inspiration to explore their creativity. Other classes are also available at Rumriver, including drawing, painting, pottery, mixed media and art journaling. Pre-registration for the free family art classes are required.
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Cortney Mohnk is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota. She is also a public relations and event planning professional. Her most important job is mother to her young daughter, who is her partner-in-crime when checking out the family entertainment scene in the Twin Cities. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.