Plains Art to host Teen Art Club and Teen Art Classes

Plains Art Museum

Plains Art Museum is launching three teen art programs for Spring 2019. Teen Art Club is a workshop series at Plains Art Museum for young people ages 12-18, led by practicing artists in a variety of media. The format is one day workshops with teaching artist demonstrations, followed by creative time. These workshops are high quality, with all artist materials included. Teen Art Club will meet on select Sunday evenings from 5-7:30 pm, and registration is only $22 for Museum Members and $28 for Nonmembers. There are 5 sessions coming up, including: January 20: Oil Painting, February 17: Sculpture, March 24: Street Art, April 28: Watercolors, and May 19: Printmaking.

The Museum will also be presenting two Teen Art Classes, which go into more depth on specific media. On Tuesdays (Feb. 26, Mar. 5, Mar. 19, Apr. 2, Apr. 9, and Apr. 16) from 4:30-7pm, the Museum will present Teen Photography taught by photographer and photojournalist Ann Arbor Miller. Expand your image-making skills through a series of exercises designed around the photographer’s creative tool box. Technical aspects of digital photography as well as composition, design and more will be highlighted. Photographers of all levels are welcome, as are any digital cameras (including smartphones). This class is $96 for Museum Members and $120 for Nonmembers.

Then, on Mondays from May 6 to June 17 (except Memorial Day) from 6:30-9pm, the Museum will present Teen Ceramics taught by local ceramic artist and educator Hayden Swanson. Whether you are a beginner or have worked with clay previously, this is your opportunity to advance your skills. Build and refine your throwing and hand-building skills, learn new techniques and participate in constructive, collaborative evaluation of your work. Basic glazing, staining, and slipping techniques will also be introduced. This class is $96 for Museum Members and $120 for Nonmembers.

For more information or to register for these programs, please visit or call 701.551.6100. Scholarships are also available thanks to support from the Creative Plains Foundation.

Plains Art Museum is the largest art museum in the Dakotas and Western Minnesota and is general admission free thanks to strong and growing support from over 800 households and businesses. The Museum manages a permanent collection of over 4,000 objects, organizes and presents dozens of annual exhibitions, facilitates public art projects, and leads over 200 educational programs and experiences for all ages each year. The Museum, and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity, is located at 704 First Avenue North in downtown Fargo.