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People Incorporated helped me to process my depression – to get out of my head and talk about it. That was so empowering.

— Maia

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

During this workshop, artists will be encouraged to get playful with the provided materials and create expressive and intuitive works of art. Together we will look at examples of expressionistic and abstract art and discuss them. We will also go through warm up exercises and the second half of class will be free work-time to create a larger work of art.

Date / Time Location Register
July 21st, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register
July 30th, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

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
July 11th, 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
July 15th, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

In this day long workshop, we will create colorful free-form weavings with vibrant yarn and fabric. Free form or expressive weaving is often described as relaxing and meditative, because there are few rules. Participants that attended the previous weaving class will be introduced to more advanced techniques. New weavers will start with the basics. When you arrive, looms will be set up, so that you can have plenty of class time to weave. We will have five hours of weaving time. We will break a half hour for lunch at 1:00pm. There will be snacks and water provided, but please bring something for lunch. Beginners and advanced artists welcome.

Date / Time Location Register
July 16th, 2017
11:00am-4:30pm
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
July 11th, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated York Ave St. Paul Register
July 13th, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register
July 25th, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated York Ave St. Paul Register
July 27th, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register