Community Programs


The Art of Hope and Healing

Experience hope and healing through guided healing arts sessions at Plains Art Museum. Open to individuals and families who have been impacted by substance abuse, these workshops provide a safe space to share and heal through gentle art activities led by trained teaching artist and therapeutic arts facilitator Nikki Anderson. Participants are invited to view art in the Museum’s galleries and create original art in a creative and non-threatening studio environment. Free and open to the public. Limited space, registration required.

Mixed Media and Mindfulness
Thursday, May 11 • 6 – 8 PM

Class is full.
To be added to the waitlist, please contact James Wolberg at / 701.551.6149.

Family Fun Workshops

Ceramic Garden Luminary
Thursday, June 8, 6 – 8 PM • Instructor: Carol Prafcke
Light up your garden, outdoor space, or bedroom with a ceramic luminary. Spend time with your clan designing a luminary that can be lit with candles or tea lights to create a bright spot during those short summer nights.
$10 per participant


Tee Tuesday
Tuesday, July 25 • Drop in from 1 – 4pm • Instructor: Amanda Heidt • All ages welcome
Spend a summer afternoon designing and printing on fabric with Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio. Participants will receive a DIY screenprinting kit and can choose to print their original design on a tea towel, tote bag, or a t-shirt. Once you learn this easy to replicate, DIY screenprinting process, the possibilities are endless!

$10 for printing a tea towel, $15 for a tote bag, and $20 for a t-shirt. No registration required. Pay at the door.

Ceramic Pumpkins
Thursday, August 24, 6 – 8 PM • Instructor: Carol Prafcke
Get a jump start on the pumpkin season with this family program. Spend a summer evening creating a pumpkin or jack-o’-lantern out of clay that can be used for holding a candle or candy. You can decorate your creation with a funny or scary face or curling stems and leaves – the possibilities are endless. Your pumpkin will be ready to take home by the time pumpkin season rolls around.

$10 per participant


Kid Quest
Saturdays 1 – 4 PM

Kid Quest is a monthly art event offered from October to April. Each Kid Quest offers gallery experiences and art making in the Center for Creativity. Fun for the whole family. FREE! Preregistration is required. Registration opens one month prior to each Kid Quest event. Click on “Register” or call 701.551.6100.

Photography: Occasionally the Museum photographer and members of the news media take pictures of students in classes for use in promotional materials, including the Museum website. Check out this Kid Quest video!

Made possible by a grant from Xcel Energy. With additional support from Minnesota Public Radio.

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