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January Sip and Paint 

Looking for a fun night out? Register for January’s sip and paint night at Great River Arts in downtown Little Falls. The class will take place Thursday, January 12th from 5:00-7:30pm.  Bar opens at 5:00, class from 5:30-7:30pm, $39/person.  This event is adults only, 21+, with a class size limit of 20.  Pre-registration is required.  Call 320.632.0960 to register or register online at

At this event we will be brightening the winter season with a painting of colorful cacti.  Create a lovely gift or design it with your home in mind.  Perfect for all skill levels, GRA staff will lead you step by step through the process and at the end of the night you will go home with a completed work of art!  Each class provides a stress-free and approachable environment to learn a variety of painting skills. All creation materials are provided in addition to instruction. Beverages are available for purchase throughout the evening. Light snacks will be provided.


Swedish Dala Art in Colored Pencil

Join artist Rachael Koppendrayer for a class on Swedish Dala Art and create your own Swiedish Dala animal.  In this class you will learn about the origins of the Swedish Dala Horse and how to replicate its decorative folk designs in colored pencil.  Class size limit per class is 25.

January 21st

Youth Class: 11:00-12:00pm,  Adult Class: 1:00-2:00pm

$12/pp, cost includes all supplies needed for the class.

Register here:  or call 320-632-0960

About the Artist

Raised on the dairy farm in Randall, Minnesota that my great-grandfather established when he emigrated from Sweden, I grew up surrounded by field and pasture, woods and swamp—all ripe for exploration and inspiration. Minnesota nature and farm life, as well as my family’s Swedish heritage, have sparked the majority of my artwork and continue to feed my imagination, providing a never-ending stream of ideas to capture in colored pencil. And I love to share that inspiration with others—colored pencil is an accessible medium that anyone can learn!

Check out more of Rachael’s artwork here:

The Great River Arts Center is located at 122 1st Street SE in historic downtown Little Falls. It is open Wednesday–Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–2pm. Visit our website at or “like” us on Facebook to be notified of other upcoming events.




Learn basic calligraphy practices, stroke sequencing, and more.  In this class you will learn the basic startup skills and techniques necessary for beginning calligraphy.  You will create an inspired piece combining the use of calligraphy and painting.

Saturday, February 11th from 10-3pm with a 30 minute lunch.  Supplies included in the cost of the class.  Class is open to ages 18+ with a class size limit of 16.  If this class does not have 8 participants sign-up it will be cancelled.

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.

GRA Member: $40/Non-Member: $45

About the Artist

Anita Hendrickx is a professional calligrapher as well as artist in other mediums. Anita is an art teacher for ROCORI High school, grades 9-12.

To sign up register online at, call 320-632-0960, or stop by GRA in person.



In this class the participant will explore various layering processes in abstract painting and drawing to create depth and texture in your art.  Works will be created on paper.

February 25th, 11-1pm

Ages 13+

GRA Member: $30/ Non-Member $35

 Sign up here: or call 320-632-0960, or stop by GRA in person.

About the Artist

Gina is an intuitive abstract painter creating with water-based mediums on paper and canvas. Her process journeys inward to a site of discovery, growth, challenge, and stillness as she bonds materials to surroundings, finding trust in the act and beauty in each layer. Through her meditative process, she infuses patience and adaptability into her work, welcoming new techniques, materials, relationships, and approaches as they develop in real time. She refines her process in small moments and allows the works itself to provide instantaneous feedback and modify her path with purpose and intention. Space, environment, and land transpose into Gina's dreamlike works that mingle her sense of place, vast landscapes, memories, collage, color relationships, and energy. Her ethereal paintings work to soothe the mind and create space for moments of contemplation, softness, and personal reflection. She works in fluid layers, with each revealing new energy and emotions, delving deeper into her own and our collective psyche.


FREE VIRTUAL TUTORIALS: How to draw a realistic tree step-by-step offered, Emotions - Realistic Acting, Painting Waves with Watercolor, and Three Simple Dance Moves for Beginners (video below).
    Click HERE for a free PDF with links to other at home art resources for adults.





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