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Youth & Teen Studio Programs

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no youth studio classes for the Winter of 2016. Classes will resume March 2017. Registration will open for Spring and Summer classes on Friday, January 27.

In the interim period, check out our monthly Family Day.
Questions or concerns? Call Witt Siasoco at 612.870.3207 or email

Mia’s youth classes provide challenging hands-on art experiences that are enriched and inspired by works of art in the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Led by qualified art instructors, museum classes offer young people a broad cultural view of art history, as well as fascinating insights into artists, techniques, and styles.

In the galleries, students spend time learning directly from masterpieces. In the studio, students develop basic art skills, experiment with an array of artistic mediums, and gain confidence through exercises that foster self-expression. Creative problem solving and art-making activities are integrated into each class. Selected artworks by students are displayed in the Community Commons Gallery.


To register, please call (612) 870-6323 or visit us at

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Questions about current or future offerings? Looking for a favorite instructor’s class? E-mail or call (612) 870-3207.

Extended Care
The Children’s Theatre Company is pleased to offer their convenient extended care option to Mia studio program participants.  The Extended Care option offers both free play time and organized activities with CTC’s celebrated education staff.  Morning care is offered from 8 a.m. until morning classes begin; afternoon care is offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Mia studio program staff will accompany your child between Extended Care and the studios.  Registration can be completed online through the Children’s Theatre Company.


Find out more about about our Scholarship Program.

Scholarships are generously supported by Friends of the Institute.

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