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7-Steps to a Successful Painting
An acrylic painting course PDF e-book. This painting course is based on the artists highly successful painting workshops held in Victoria, Canada. No drawing or painting experience required! For both beginner and expert painter alike.

Contact information:
www.briansimons.com/book_thecoursebook.html


Community Programs in the Arts (COMPAS)
COMPAS, Community Programs in the Arts, sponsors community programs in the arts that address a wide range of social issues, build a sense of community, and celebrate cultural diversity. COMPAS is best known for its WAITS program, Writers and Artists in the Schools. Contact COMPAS to learn how you can become involved.

Contact information:
www.compas.org


Danebo Folk School
Danebo Folk School provides lifelong learning and cultural activities shared in a non-competitive communal living environment. Discussion, conversation, and hands-on activities are emphasized through a unique combination of history, culture, and social interaction. Inspired by the “Folkehøjskole” developed in Denmark in the mid 1800s, folk schools still flourish today in the Scandinavian countries and around the world.

Contact information:
3030 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 567-7185
info@danebofoldschool.org
www.danebofolkschool.org


Goldstein Museum of Design
An internationally recognized teaching museum located on the U of M ‘s St. Paul Campus, the Goldstein Museum collects, preserves, and documents late 19th- and early 20th-century clothing, textiles, decorative arts, and a graphic arts. The Goldstein mounts four or five special exhibits per year, some of which feature accompanying lecture series.

Contact information:
goldstein.che.umn.edu/


Guthrie Theater
Founded in 1963, this theater presents both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures.

Contact information:
www.guthrietheater.org/


Loft Literary Center, The
The Loft Literary Center offers classes, programs, and services for readers and writers. Accomplished writers teach classes and workshops throughout the year. The Loft offers classes in poetry, short story, memoir, fiction, and many other forms. There are practical classes to introduce you to the realities of a writing career: working with agents, submitting to publishers, and more. There are no grades or academic requirements. Tuition is based on a sliding fee scale, with both scholarship and work-study opportunities available.

Contact information:
https://www.loft.org/


MacPhail Center for the Arts
MacPhail Center for the Arts, located in Minneapolis, is a comprehensive community resource for education and performance experiences in the musical arts that includes people of all ages, abilities and economic circumstances. This organization offers a variety of music lessons, performance experiences, master classes and other opportunities for the entire family.

Contact information:
www.macphail.org/


Minneapolis College of Art and Design Continuing Studies
MCAD Continuing Studies program advances the College's mission to the larger community through a diverse range of courses, workshops, lecture series and special events. Continuing Studies offers creative exploration and technical training in the visual arts and design to the general public.

Contact information:
www.mcad.edu


Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The MIA's permanent art collection includes eighty thousand objects, spans five thousand years, and represents the world's cultures. The MIA has seven curatorial areas: Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; Architecture, Design, Decorative Arts, Craft, and Sculpture; Asian Art; Paintings and Modern Sculpture; Photographs; Prints and Drawings; and Textiles.

Contact information:
www.artsmia.org/


Minnesota Artists Online
Minnesota Artists Online offers a way for Minnesota-based artists to gather and share their work with each other and the community at large. It is a free service where artists can post contact information and images of their work. The site was developed by a partnership between the McKnight Foundation and the Walker Art Center's New Media Initiatives group.

Contact information:
www.mnartists.org/


Minnesota Museum of American Art
Founded in 1927, this art museum in St. Paul focuses on American art and artists, past, present, and emerging.

Contact information:
www.mmaa.org/


Minnesota Orchestra
Founded in 1903, orchestra performs nearly 200 concerts each year. It also broadcasts concerts, to more than 120 radio stations nationwide, reach approximately 200,000 people each week.

Contact information:
www.minnesotaorchestra.org


Minnesota Regional Arts Councils
Minnesota Regional Arts Councils (11 throughout the state) support arts organizations and communities involved in projects that provide opportunities to engage in the process of creating art as well as opportunities to experience the art of others

Contact information:
www.arts.state.mn.us/artsmn/amn8.html


Minnesota State Arts Board
The Minnesota State Arts Board's website includes programs to support artists and the arts in communities, resources, calendars, workshops, directories, and other publications for arts organizations and artists.

Contact information:
www.arts.state.mn.us


Minnesota Watercolor Society
The Minnesota Watercolor Society, one of the largest associations of watercolor artists in the Midwest, sponsors monthly meetings, a newsletter, exhibits, demonstrations, "paintouts," and workshops for artists of all ages.

Contact information:
www.minnesotawatercolors.com/


National Center for Creative Aging
Dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging, and to developing programs that build on this understanding.

Contact information:
www.creativeaging.org


North House Folk School
North House Folk School was created to promote and preserve knowledge, skills, and crafts of the past and present, and through them, to better understand the future and our role in it. The mission of the North House Folk School is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind.

Contact information:
www.northhouse.org


Northern Clay Center
The Northern Clay Center focuses on the advancement of the ceramic arts. Their exhibitions feature the work of contemporary ceramic artists and also historical and architectural ceramics. They offer classes for children and adults, lease studio space, and sell the work of many ceramic artists in their shop.

Contact information:
www.northernclaycenter.org/index.php


OASIS Institute
The OASIS Institute is a national non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults through programs in the arts and humanities, health education, technology and volunteer service.

Contact information:
www.oasisnet.org


Split Rock Arts Program
The Split Rock Arts Program is the University of Minnesota's series of weeklong, residential workshops in creative writing, visual arts, design, and creativity enhancement. Held on the Twin Cities campus with retreat-style workshops at the Cloquet Forestry Center, 35-40 workshops are offered in June, July, and August of each year, serving artists of all interests, backgrounds, and skill levels.

Contact information:
www.cce.umn.edu/splitrockarts


Springboard for the Arts
Springboard for the Arts is source of management information and training for independent artists and cultural organizations. It offers a wide range of business and professional services to self-employed artists. Some of these services include: one-on-one professional career counseling, an Artist's Loan Fund for small loans, workshop topics that include tax preparation tips, submitting work to galleries, and making a demo tape, grant information and a "Handbook for Minnesota Artists." They publish a "Handbook for MN Artists."

Contact information:
www.springboardforthearts.org


Strong Women Strong Backs
In this accessible guide, trusted women's health author and exercise physiologist Miriam E. Nelson presents the information every woman needs to know to maintain a healthy back. Complete with clear explanations, practical advice, and lively anecdotes from women who have benefited from this simple and effective program, the book reveals: the major causes of back pain in women; how stress and other emotional factors play a key role; a straightforward exercise program to improve flexibility, strength, and aerobic fitness-designed specifically for women; what you need to know to create a back-friendly home and office; and explanations of what medical options are available-and how to know when they might be necessary. Whether you've struggled with back problems for years or are hoping to prevent them in the first place, this is an essential guide to have a strong back for life. ISBN-13: 978-0399153754


Stuart Pimsler Dance Theatre
Community Inclusive Theatre that focuses on issues of caregivers and death and dying. Stuart Pimsler & Suzanne Costello, co-directors.

Contact information:
www.stuartpimsler.com


Tapestry Folkdance Center
Tapestry Folkdance Center provides opportunities to participate in the joys of dance and music from around the world. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Contact information:
www.tapestryfolkdance.org


Textile Center
This organization dedicates itself to promoting and preserving the excellence of textiles. It offers classes in textile media, such as knitting and dyeing, as do its member organizations, such as the Upper Midwest Bead Society and Contemporary Quilters. Individuals can also be members and receive various discounts as a result.

Contact information:
www.textilecentermn.org/


VSA Arts of Minnesota
VSA Minnesota helps make the arts accessible to Minnesota residents with disabilities.

Contact information:
www.vsaartsmn.org/


Walker Art Center
Founded in 1927, the Walker Art Center was the first public art gallery in the Upper Midwest. The museum has focused on modern art since the 1940s. The organization also offers performing arts, film, and educational programs.

Contact information:
www.walkerart.org/index.wac


Womens Art Registry
WARM supports female visual artists in Minnesota through the development of networks and through programming that provides opportunities for mentoring, education, exhibitions, and professional development.

Contact information:
www.thewarm.org/pages/index.php


 

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