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***New Free Class***

We will be trialing out a new class at GRA. Wednesday's in May, June, & July.  We welcome those 3 and under (along with an adult) to enjoy 30 minutes of song, dancing, playing and music making! The class begins at 11am and is FREE!!! No registration required, limited 15 {pair} spaces - first come, first served.

Class Dates:

May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th
June 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
July 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th

Watercolor Fish Postcards

Saturday, May 11th 12-1pm (or finished with postcard)

All participants: $2

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Join us at GRA and celebrate fishing opener by creating your very own watercolor postcard!  Each person will be able to create 1 postcard in this class.  This class is open to ages 8+.  An adult must be present with youth 12 and under.  Class size limit 20.

Youth Spring Art Camp

May 23/30 (2 day camp), 4-5pm

Member: $35/Non-member: $40

Register online at or call 320-632-0960.


Pop Art Animals w/ Tracy Miller

Paint a Pop Art Rooster
Saturday, June 1 
Member $35/Non-Member $40
Join artist Tracy Miller and create your own colorful rooster with attitude! All supplies included and wear an old shirt, apron or smock.  This class is open to ages 10+ with a class size limit of 16.  4 participants are required to run the class.
Register online at or call 320-632-0960. 
Paint a Pop Art Pig
Saturday, June 1
Member $35/Non-Member $40
Oink Oink. This colorful little piggie can be your very own by taking this acrylic painting class with Tracy Miller.  All Supplies included and wear an old shirt, apron or smock. This class is open to ages 10+ with a class size limit of 16. 4 participants are required to run the class.
Register online at or call 320-632-0960.



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Wednesday, August 21st, 5:15-8pm

Member: $25/ Non-Member $30

This program will take place at the MN Fishing Museum located at 304 Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345.

Join artist Lisa McClintick for a class on drawing and journaling.  We will get inspiration from the many artifacts and exhibitions at the fishing museum with a chance to sketch and color 1-3 lures and write your own fish story.  You can bring your own sketchbook or use paper, colored pencils and watercolors the instructor will have available.  This class is open to ages 12+ with a requirement of 5 participants for the class to run.  Class size limit 10.  Pre-registration is required.  Register online at or call 320-632-0960.

GRA now offer's a monthly Paint Your Own Pottery class. Down in the studio we have a variety of ceramics ready to be painted ranging from $5-$20! Spot reservation is $5 and includes glazes and firing.  At the class choose your pottery piece for a variety of pre-made pieces (cost of pottery item not included in reservation fee).  Register online at

Class Dates:

June 5th, 5:30-6:30p
August 7th, 5:30-6:30p
October 2nd, 5:30-6:30p
November 6th, 5:30-6:30p
December 4th, 5:30-6:30p

    If other age groups like these classes please let us know!

    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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