"Mailbox" still bank (detail), iron, pigment, paper, 20th century. Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger, 2003.236.1098

Intergenerational Family Art Encounter: Mailing Portraits

This is a virtual class.
Registration opens February 11. Registration closes on March 25 at 10AM.
Given the constraints of maintaining social distance, many families have been unable to visit one another in person. This class is designed to help create connections across distance through art! Grandparents or caregivers are encouraged to sign up (virtually) with their grandchildren. (Activities are geared towards children 5-8, but can be modified for younger/older ages.) Led by teaching artist Alison Bergblom Johnson, participants will spend time looking at art together, and then spend time making portraits of each other. Each project is designed to be mailed to loved ones. Alison Bergblom Johnson work includes storytelling, creative nonfiction, installation, and collage. She’s worked with Patrick’s Cabaret, the Walker Art Center, COMPAS, and is a member of the Twin Cities Collage Collective.

$60 per family; includes one kit of art-making materials mailed to grandparent and one to grandchildren (please include BOTH addresses at check out); $30 per additional household of grandchildren.

About CODA Creative Aging Classes
As we age, our capacity for creativity increases but often goes untapped. In this series of classes designed for adults aged 55+, we engage with a variety of art forms to discover our personal capabilities while forming meaningful connections with other participants.

Pricing Information

  • Over $60,000: $60
  • MyMia Members: $50
  • $45,000-$59,000: $45
  • $35,000-$44,000: $30
  • $25,000-$34,000: $15
  • Up to $25,000- full scholarships available

Ticketing Information

To attend this program: Register by calling (612) 870-6323 or register online. Sliding-scale pricing is available. Registration closes on March 25 at 10AM.

"Mailbox" still bank (detail), iron, pigment, paper, 20th century. Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger, 2003.236.1098