Community Programs


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!

Listen Closely
Saturday, April 1 • 1 – 4 PM
Everybody has a story. Every story is unique. Add your story to our community clay project by creating a wind chime out of clay. Our projects will be installed together in May at Heritage Garden, adjacent to Woodlawn Park in Moorhead.


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


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.

Clay Affirmation Tiles
Thursday, March 23 • 6 – 8 PM

Registration is closed.

Peaceful Painting
Thursday, April 20 • 6 – 8 PM


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


Family Fun Workshop Series

Woven Clay Spring Basket
Friday, March 31 • 6 – 8 PM

Create your own woven clay basket to hold fruit, Easter eggs or May Day goodies. Participants will roll their own slabs, cut strips of clay and weave them into the basket shape using a plaster cast mold. Leave the basket shiny white to use year-round or paint the exterior with fun spring colors to accent your spring décor. Registration covers the cost of creating, weaving, glazing, and firing one basket. For families and art explorers of all ages. $10 per participant.


Recycling the Clay Community Day
Saturday, April 22 • 10 AM – 4 PM
Register for a single session: 10 AM, 12 PM, or 2 PM

This Earth Day, create original art using recycled clay from our ceramics programs. Teaching artists will lead demonstrations on making different types of ceramic objects. Participants can sign up for one of three sessions offered at 10:00 AM, noon, or 2:00 PM. Registration begins two weeks before this event and covers the cost of creating, glazing, and firing of up to two objects. Call 701.551.6100 or register below. $8 per participant.


Art & Autism Workshop Series

Inside My House
Saturday, April 29, 10 – 11:30 AM • $10 per group/family
Get inside the paintings of David Bradley through imaginative play in the exhibition Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley. Using collage, participants will design a room of their own. This program will include a snack break. Registration deadline is Saturday, April 22. Parents/caregivers may request an orientation prior to the event – contact to schedule.


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