Fall Happenings:


*NOTE: Both events below are now FULL. Please call to be added to the wait list. If you are already registered, scroll down to see the painting options for each date.   

Simply Jane/ ArtAble, in partnership with AARP, is offering Paint-the-Great events in November and December to AARP members and their guests. Professional teaching artists guide you step by step through the painting process. Classes are easy to understand and work for any ability. Enjoy wine and light appetizers catered by Grand Cafe. Come find your inner artist!

Location & Parking: The Nov. 18 event meets at The Museum of Russian Art, located at 5500 Stevens Ave. S. We’ll have a short tour of the museum led by a museum docent, then walk (or drive) two blocks to our studio to paint a piece we’ve viewed at the museum. Parking is available across the street from the museum or in our studio lot. The Dec. 9 session meets at our studio, located at 5411 Nicollet Ave. S. Parking is available in our lot. 

Cost is $15 per person per event. Call the studio at 612-354-3961 to register. 

Painting choices for each session are below.

(FULL) Wed. Nov. 18th, 12:30-4:00 PM ~ Everyone will paint Geli Korchev’s Samovar

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(FULL) Wed. Dec. 9 ~ Choose from Monet’s Woman with a Parasol and Matisse’s Lilacs





We are now offering an After School Art Program on Fridays through December 18 ~ then Wednesdays – Fridays starting January 6! Great rates of only $15 per day for members/ $20 per day for non-members. Sign up today.


Owl masterpiece created by a 6 yr old after school program participant!


$5 off a Sweets(TM) Kendama

Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy and is becoming a huge new craze in the U.S. Come in and paint one this month – makes a great holiday gift!

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Simply Jane & ArtAble is a 501c3 Non-Profit and offers art programming for people of all abilities. Simply Jane  is a one-of-a-kind art center in South Minneapolis where everyone is a fabulous artist! The open art studio was founded by local artist Jane Elias in 2007, with a vision to create an environment rich with the therapeutic qualities of art making. A supportive staff of trained artists and teachers nurture creativity by overseeing open paint time and offering diverse art programming. Simply Jane became ADA compliant in 2012 and founded ArtAble to open the doors wider for adults and children with special needs. Art Simply Heals! We provide art programming that is customized for all levels, abilities and special needs. The studio has a ramp, automatic doors, and equipment for accessible art programming. Drop-in anytime during our studio hours for open paint time or come to an adult or kid class!

5411 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Email: jane@simplyjanestudio.com

Studio Fall Hours:  Starts after Labor DayClosed for Labor Day

Monday: CLOSED (except for afterschool program only 2-6)
Tuesday: 10-6
Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-6 (toddler time at 10 am)
Friday: 10-9
Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 12-6

Schedule appointments 7 days a week or drop-in during open hours for groups, parties, field trips, private lessons, classes and more. Private appointments taken for groups of 5 or more. Call for rates and options.

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