Created to Grow Returns!

Great new location, Great new teacher and more of the wonderful classes and events you already LOVE!

I’m so excited to get going on the return of Created to Grow at our new pop up location. I’ve been busy settling into my regular classroom teaching job again and it took a little longer than I’d anticipated to pull together our new Created to Grow vision, but we are ready to bring you the great creative arts classes community you’ve grown to know and love! Our newest classes will be held at Community Grounds Coffee Shop in Columbia Heights. They have a wonderful play space and a great selection of coffee, tea and snacks for before and after class.

I’d also like to introduce Arianne Zager as a new teacher for our morning classes.  Arianne Zager has been in Minneapolis showing, sharing and teaching art for just under a year now. She moved here from Asia where she was painting full time. Before that she started her art career in galleries in NYC where she lived and taught for over 10 years. Arianne has now made a home in South Minneapolis where she runs and owns NOVA art space, a studio for children and adults to create and learn.

 She is eager to share her gifts with the public and pass on techniques to the kids of MN and we are excited to have her on the Created to Grow team for our upcoming 6 week series!

Upcoming Series Classes:

We’ll be offering 3 classes on Wednesday mornings in a 6 week series beginning on December 6th and running through January 17th (no classes December 27th) Click on the course titles to bring you to registration for each class.

First Art (9:30-10:15): For our youngest art explorers, this 6 week course is designed to get their hands in the materials and start exploring . A perfect Creative Playdate for the 3 and unders! This is a caregiver and child together class.
Creative Kidlit (10:30-11:15): Winter story hour with a creative bonus! Join in for this 6 week class based on great children’s books with inspiring illustrations and an new original art work to make each week. This is a caregiver and child together class.
Homeschool Arts Collective (11:30-12:30): An opportunity to grow in the Creative Process, Artistic Techniques and even a little Art History Knowledge. This 6 week class is designed around the interests of the students and will include drawing,  painting, sculpture, printmaking and textiles, built on a knowledge of art history and vocabulary so they can not only create, but discuss and appreciate the art that is all around us. Parents are welcome to stay and join in on the learning or drop off for this series.

Open Studio and Special Events

Get Inspired Open Studio:  This monthly open studio is a great option for those who want a little guidance and love the freedom to work at your own pace. Each month I’ll choose a new theme, culture or artist to inspire our work and provide project ideas and samples. You can follow the ideas provided or take the materials in your own creative direction! Pre-k children should have a guardian with them and elementary children and older are welcome to be dropped off. This event will occur monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5-7:30.

Creative Kidlit: Gingerbread House PartyJoin us for a Gingerbread House decorating version of Creative Kidlit. With the beautifully illustrated Jan Brett version of the The Gingerbread boy and all the supplies you need to go home with an equally beautifully decorated Gingerbread House! Saturday, December 16th 1-3 pm

Winter Break Escape: Gifts Kids Can MakeA chance for kids wanting to make something special for the special grownups in their lives. Giftables that kids can get excited about making and adults will be proud to display! Friday, December 22nd 9:30am-12pm

Winter Break Escape: Animals of the North: So many animals fluff up their coats and brave the cold! Explore the animals that make tracks in the snow through sculpture, painting and printmaking! Thursday, December 28th, 1-4pm

Click on the links above to register for any of our events or head on over to to register via the calendar!