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I wanted to live. I just didn’t know how to. Without People Incorporated, I think I’d probably be dead somewhere. They cared about me when I didn’t even care about myself.

— Marlin

Artability Workshops

About the Workshops

Eligibility: All Artability workshops are free and open to adults (18+) who have a mental health diagnosis. You must register to attend. ASL interpreters available upon request.

How to Sign Up: Sign up online via the links below, or call 651-288-3532. If you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible. Class sizes and supplies are limited.

Mailing List: Sign up for email updates! Contact Artability@peopleincorporated.org to be added to our mailing list to hear when new workshops come out, receive updates on new opportunities for artists to exhibit or sell their work, and receive information on the 2016 Artability Show & Sale!

Available Workshops

Join us at the Minneapolis Institute of Art with tour guide Jan Sedgewick. Jan has been giving tours at the MIA for 17 years and is still very in love with hosting visitors. The collection of art is quite extensive and there are many themes that can be addressed and discussed. She can tailor a tour to the group’s desire or we can meander the galleries and stop where there is interest. MIA has a website where you can look ahead and decide if there’s something specific you’d like to see.  Also, there are traveling exhibitions throughout the year, so there’s always something new to discover. There will be more Artability On the Go outings and tours with Jan to come!

Note: Please arrive by 3:30pm. We will meet at the tables in the coffee shop on the 1st floor until 3:30pm. The walking portion of the tour will take place for one hour from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Wheelchairs are available- just ask the front desk when you walk in.

Date / Time Location Register
August 22nd, 2017
3:00pm-4:30pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art – First Floor Coffee Shop Register
September 12th, 2017
3:00pm-4:30pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art – First Floor Coffee Shop Register

During this monthly class, artists will explore forms of creative journaling. Each artist will receive an old book that they will reinvent into a journal by covering it with paintings, poems, collage or drawings. Every month artists will be introduced to a new journaling medium or exercise. The format will provide an open environment for expression and reflection on past, present, and future. Over the course of the workshops the book will become a work of art from cover to cover. Beginners and advanced artists welcome!

Date / Time Location Register
September 23rd, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

Please join us for an afternoon of art making and an ice-cream social. We will each create a piece of artwork that we will put together into a group project to be installed and exhibited at the 2017 Artability Show and Sale. During this 3-hour workshop, there will be two installation projects to choose from. Artists can choose to contribute to just one or both of the projects. If at the end of the workshop you wish to keep your piece of project instead of donating it, you may. All donated pieces will be appreciated and included in the installation. Beginners and advanced artists welcome.

Date / Time Location Register
August 20th, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

Join us for an afternoon of homemade paper making with guest artist Libby London. We will get our hands dirty as we create our own paper from recycled materials. The paper we create will be nicely textural and great to use for future art projects. Please wear clothing that can get a little wet and dirty.  Beginners and advanced artists welcome!

Date / Time Location Register
September 9th, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

Join us for watercolor classes to learn both basic and advanced watercolor techniques: how to use paint and color by mixing paint and adding water to create memorable works. Continue to learn and grow in your watercolor abilities. As you learn, you will motivate yourself as you see improvements with each painting. Interaction between teacher and student is encouraged. Instructor Mike Conroy will work with each artist as they have questions and individualize teaching to each artists’ level. Beginners and advanced artists welcome!

Date / Time Location Register
September 12th, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated York Ave St. Paul Register
September 14th, 2017
4pm-6pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register
September 26th, 2017
4pm-6pm
People Incorporated York Ave St. Paul Register
September 28th, 2017
4pm-6pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register