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…
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! Creativity Lab is free and funded by individual donations – your contributions are gratefully accepted. Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm.
ArtReach Academy is a series of sequential skill-building courses for ages 10+. We will be starting with courses in drawing, painting, and mixed media. We hope to expand the program to more ages and media in years to come!
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!
After School Art
We facilitate after school art programs at Sunnyside and Burnside elementary schools. During these we explore visual art media, learn about famous artists, try new techniques, and let our creativity run. Registration is through Red Wing Community Education.
Home School Art Classes
Home and alternative schooled children are invited to explore and create art with us in monthly classes during the public school year (September – May.) Throughout the year we will build upon previous skills but if you miss a month or two, it’s ok to jump in. The cost is $10 per student. Class size is limited to 12 students so advance registration is recommended.
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.
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.
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.
On Paint Night, the studio fee is $5 which includes watercolor and acrylic paint 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Art Support Groups
We partner with several other agencies to host supportive art groups. Our partners include HOPE Coalition, Youth Outreach, Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, and others.
We love facilitating art projects in which a variety of people can participate. Take a look at our Community Art page for examples of past work.
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