Programs, Classes, & Events

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We are usually able to accept walk-ins for most classes but we greatly appreciate having you register online in advance. In the case where space or supplies are limited, preference will be given to those who have registered. On the flip side, classes may be cancelled due to low advance registrations. You registering in advance helps us better prepare to give you a great art experience AND means that we’ll be able to notify you if there are last minute changes or notices for a class.

We offer classes for all ages and abilities with the goal of providing arts access to everyone. Our regular programming includes…

Creativity Lab (the art time formerly known as Open Studio)

Come use our space to get creative! During Creativity Lab the following materials are available FREE for your use: copy paper, construction paper, pencils,  colored pencils,  markers, crayons,  erasers,  scissors,  Scotch tape,  glue, paint brushes, water cups , easels,  & some donated items. Other items such as paints, canvases and craft kits are available for purchase. All ages & abilities are welcome! Each Saturday we have a project-of-the-day geared toward children with a suggested donation of $5 per child. Creativity Lab is free and funded by individual donations – your contributions are gratefully accepted.

ARTScool Summer Art Camp & Single Day Camps

Our ARTScool day camps provide unique opportunities for children to create art projects led by a professional artists and instructors. Our PreK-Kindergarten, and 1st & 2nd grade camps consists of 3 half-day sessions. Our 3rd & 4th grade and Middle School camps consist of 5 half-day sessions. Tuition costs vary by age/length of camp.

We also offer single half-day camps on select non-school days during the school year and throughout the summer.

Parents are not required to attend. Drop ’em off and know they’re safe and happy letting their creativity bloom!

Canvas & Cookies

Looking for a fun activity for you and your spouse, or friends? How about you and your favorite teenager? OR maybe you’re looking for a creative activity to do while getting in some “me time?” Canvas and Cookies is the perfect class! ArtReach staff will teach participants step-by-step to replicate an acrylic artwork in a non-intimidating and laid back atmosphere. While there is guidance through the whole process, there is also great opportunity to use your own creativity as well to make your painting more unique if you wish. Plus, we have cookies. No prior art experience required!  These classes are generally $25 per person.

If you’d like to hold a private painting party for just you and your invitees, we offer that as well. Click here for more info.

Craft Classes

Join ArtReach as we complete a fun Pinterest-worthy projects in the colorful, laid-back atmosphere of our studio.  We will provide the supplies, the space and the step-by-step instruction so you can leave with a fabulous project that you can take home ready to display and proudly say “I made it myself.” Sign up alone or with friends, and feel free to bring some snacks to enjoy while you work.  It’s a guaranteed good time! Cost will vary.

Coloring Nights

Come color with us! Coloring is a great way to relax and tap into your creativity without pressure of coming up with a unique design. We have a variety of fun coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils, and crayons. All ages are welcome (those under 12 must have an adult present), especially adults! Coloring Nights are free but donations are gratefully accepted.

Paint Nights

Our paint nights are a little bit Open Studio and a little bit DIY Canvas & Cookies class. The studio fee is $5 and includes watercolor and acrylic paint use as well as use of our easels, brushes, & pallets. You can either bring your own canvas/paper or purchase those at ArtReach. Experienced painters are available to offer guidance and suggestions.

If you’ve seen one of our example paintings that you’d like to recreate, or you have an idea you’d like to try, this is your chance!

Art for Seniors in Assisted Living

We are proud to partner with local assisted living facilities to provide art and craft classes for residents where they live. We hold these 1-hour classes by appointment. If you represent an assisted living facility and would like to find out more about having ArtReach bring art to your community, email Anna at

In the Moment

In the Moment is a program for adults with memory loss and their care partners. Programs are designed to stimulate conversations, provide compassionate support, and inspire creativity through art, history, and local culture. Click here for more information.

Adaptive Art for Teens & Adults with Disabilities

We are also proud to partner with the Goodhue County Educational District STEP program and the Red Wing Community Education program to provide art enrichment classes for teens and adults with disabilities. Throughout the summer of 2019 we will be holding twice monthly Adaptive Art classes for Teens and Adults with disabilities.