One of the barriers to arts learning for people with disabilities and older adults is the fact that many have a fear of being in a new social situation. Our adapted classes help students overcome that fear. Often it takes a simple coloring exercise and kind words from staff to get them involved in painting. Over the past seven years, Simply ArtAble has developed a painting style that works within everyone’s level and comfort. Our simple approach welcomes all budding artists and encourages them to make art in their own way. Our teachers are experienced in meeting each student their level and adapting the program to the needs of your group. All ages, groups of 5-50 people. Call 612-354-3961 to register.
In-studio pricing is below, but we can also travel to your facility within the Twin Cities metro area for a small travel fee. Discounts may be available to groups in need.
All classes are $50 per hour plus the per student fee below. The $50 base fee is waived for Member Organizations.
Basic Paint ~ All Ages ($5 per student) 1 Hour
Choose from a mix of garden themed canvas designs from hearts, flowers and dragonflies and more on 5″ X 7″ or 6″ X 6″ canvas boards. Learn to paint in acrylics taught by professional teaching artists in our light-filled wheelchair accessible studio. Take home a folder with customized coloring sheet with your group name as well as your painted masterpiece! Learn finishing techniques to create shading and dimension or texture.
Flowers or Hearts ~ All Ages ($15 per student) 2 Hours
Flowers or Hearts packages includes a folder with a color wheel coloring sheet, custom coloring sheet with group or troop name, an 8″ X 10″ canvas with an outline of a Heart (Painted in “Jim Dine” style), Lily (Painted in Impressionist style) or Lotus (painted in Simply Jane style). Choose 1 design. Includes lesson on how to paint in that style in fluid acrylics!
Mini Vini’s ~ All Ages ($15 per student) 2 Hours
Mini Vini’s packages includes a folder with a custom coloring sheet with group name, and 8″ X 10″ canvas with an outline of Vincent (Vini) Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” pre-drawn. Includes lesson on how to paint like Vincent Van Gogh in acrylics to create your own version of the masterpiece!
Paint the Greats~ All Ages ($40 per student) 3 Hours
Paint the Greats includes packages includes a folder with a custom coloring sheet with group name, and 12″ X 16″ canvas with an outline of a famous Masterpiece pre-drawn. Choose from over 24 different works. (Choose 1 design) Includes lesson on how to paint like the master artists in a simple step by step way taught by a professional teaching artist.