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Breakfast with Santa  


Saturday November 26th, 10:30-12:30pm.
Tickets $25/group of 4. $5 per additional person.
Includes professional photo opportunity with Santa, breakfast, and a craft activity.

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:

In the next few weeks, GRA wants to encourage you and your children to keep creating!

We know that art is capable of relieving stress, focusing energy, connecting as a family, and bringing joy during these challenging times. Below, we provided you with a few links to free or low-cost art resources to connect to from the comfort of your home. 

Best wishes and be well!  

GRA Board & Staff 



Looking for more at home resources for youth?

1) Click HERE to access free, virtual projects and articles selected by GRA staff to continue to support our community's youngest creatives.

2) Additional "At Home - Virtual Resources" curated by Patricia Hill (PDF) are also available.


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In order to make sure that arts education opportunities are available to as many people as possible, Great River Arts offers scholarships based on need. To apply for a scholarship for you or your child, please fill out our application.
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