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Youth & Teen Studio Programs

Fall and Winter class registration will begin on Oct. 1, 2017

Questions or concerns? Call Witt Siasoco at 612.870.3207 or email

General Info

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.

Extended Care

The Children’s Theatre Company is pleased to offer its 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.



During the registration process you will have the option to apply for a scholarship.

Scholarships are made possible by the Friends of the Institute through proceeds from Art in Bloom 2016.

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