The museum is temporarily closed, and planning to reopen January 28. Learn more.
Winter Break Art Kits, December 28-January 1
Designed by our qualified art instructors, Art Kits contain all the materials and instructions students will need to experience Mia’s studio classrooms, mailed to your home! Students will learn about masterpieces in Mia’s collection, work on basic art skills, explore self-expression through at-home activities, and receive virtual creative support from teaching artists. When registering, families will select either a morning or an afternoon session of each kit.
Ages 6-10: Art Making for the New Year
Celebrate the coming of the New Year by exploring different skills and materials to tap into your creativity. Get inspired by works in Mia’s collection, then use your imagination to create your own mixed media portrait. Led by teaching Artist Laura Wennstrom. To learn more and view class times, click here.
About the instructor Laura Wennstrom holds an MFA in new media from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015). She received her undergraduate degree in studio art from North Park University in Chicago in 2009. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions across the country. Wennstrom is an adjunct professor at Bethel University in St. Paul. She teaches art classes to children and adults through Mia and Urban Arts Academy in Minneapolis.
Ages 10-14: Fiber Arts Painting
Study artworks from Mia’s reinstalled Himalayan, South, and Southeast Asian art gallery. Then, learn techniques to “paint” with yarn, string, and other fibers. Led by teaching artist Jason Kehrer. To learn more and view class times, click here.
About the instructor Jason Kehrer is an Artist and Educator living in Saint Paul with 10 years of experience instructing Art classes at Mia. Jason wants to encourage more people to observe and create out in the landscape. He believes that painting and the outdoors brings wellness to whoever engages in it as a regular practice. Art has been such a rich and positive influence in his life that he wishes to bring painting to more people.