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I had been homeless for two years when I got involved with People Incorporated. Now I have my own apartment, I’m working on my GED, and I’m planning to go to college and then find work. I’m just so grateful.

— Jennifer

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 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
October 21st, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

Join teaching artist, Gail Harbeck, to learn about color!  This workshop will focus on the art and technique of mixing color.  Artists will learn how to mix colors, make a color wheel and create a colorful acrylic painting. Beginners and advanced artists welcome!

Date / Time Location Register
October 7th, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register
October 14th, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

Please join us at MIA with tour guide Jan Sedgewick as we learn about impressionism. On our tour, we will see impressionistic paintings and learn about how the artists lived and worked. We will discuss what characteristics make a painting impressionistic. Jan has been giving tours there 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. 

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 1 hour from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Wheelchairs are available- just ask the front desk when you walk in.

Date / Time Location Register
October 17th, 2017
3:30pm-4:30pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art – First Floor Coffee Shop 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 26th, 2017
4pm-6pm
People Incorporated York Ave St. Paul Register
September 28th, 2017
4pm-6pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register
October 10th, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated York Ave St. Paul Register
October 12th, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register
October 17th, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated York Ave St. Paul Register
October 19th, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register