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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
February 13th, 2018
3:00pm-4:30pm
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February 13th, 2018
3:30pm-4:30pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art Museum Register

In this 3-hour, hands-on workshop, we will tap into our observational side and create a charcoal drawing. We will learn about the basics of charcoal, including the various materials and techniques used for charcoal drawing. If you are a beginner or think you can’t draw- don’t worry – you will be guided through step-by-step. Together we will explore observational drawing, composition, measuring, tonal values, material choice and much more. Beginner and advanced artists welcome!

Date / Time Location Register
February 3rd, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

During this monthly class, artists will explore forms of creative journaling with assistance from teaching artist, Corilyn Wagner. 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
February 17th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

Come learn the basics of painting with pastels and about the different types of pastels and various ways to use them. We will paint our landscapes using a photograph for reference and inspiration. Photos of landscapes will be provided, but you may also bring photos with your own choice of subject matter. Beginners and advanced artists welcome.

Date / Time Location Register
January 27th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

Come learn about this fun and colorful medium! You will learn about the different types of soft pastels and some ways to use them. Then you will have the chance to work on a painting of your choosing. Pick your own subject— work from your imagination or from a photo. Some pictures will be provided for inspiration (land and sea scapes, animals, people and other interesting possibilities). You can bring your own ideas and pictures too. Beginners and advanced artists welcome.

Date / Time Location Register
February 24th, 2018
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
January 23rd, 2018
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated York Ave Register
January 25th, 2018
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register
February 6th, 2018
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated York Ave Register
February 8th, 2018
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register
February 13th, 2018
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated York Ave Register
February 15th, 2018
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register
February 27th, 2018
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated York Ave Register
March 1st, 2018
4:00pm-6:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register

In this workshop, artists will take inspiration from the winter season. Using acrylic paint, artists will create landscape paintings that focus on depicting white-washed fields and leafless, snow-covered trees. Artists will practice color mixing and will explore how the landscape changes in Winter and how to depict it. Great for beginners and avid painters!

Date / Time Location Register
February 10th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery Register