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Polymer Clay Class

Saturday, October 22nd 11-1pm


Pre-registration is required.  This class is for ages 9+ with a class size limit of 15. Sign-up here:

Join artist Layl McDill for a class in polymer clay.  Layl has been working with polymer clay for 30 years and has taught polymer clay classes for 22 years.  In this class you will learn how to layer colored clay together to make magical "millefiori canes" that you can slice to reveal detailed designs.  Use these slices to cover an object like a switch plate, jar or frame. OR make a sculptural animal. Take it home and bake it in your own oven to harden the clay. 

See Layl's work here:

Exhibition at GRA: December 2023- January 2024.

Sip and Paint


Looking for a fun night out? Register for October’s sip and paint night at Great River Arts in downtown Little Falls. The class will take place Wednesday, October 26th 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 celebrating October’s spooky season with a painting inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night.  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.

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.



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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