Mother’s Day is right around the corner – create a handmade, heartfelt gift to honor her. Come in anytime during drop-in painting through May 8th and paint a flower pot (various sizes and prices) and get a free pansy to plant in it.
Paint a FREE flower magnet with purchase. Stop by the studio and paint today!
Winter Classes Drawing and Painting Jan. 21 – Feb. 25 ~ Thursdays 4:30-6 pm $130 member / $160 non-member We will develop skills in rendering flora and fauna, landscape, perspective drawing, facial proportions and more using a variety of media from pencil and pastels to watercolor and acrylics. The class is taught by Jean, a […]
Opening Doors for Art Accessibility Fundraiser was a great success- many heartfelt stories were shared amongst friends old and new! We raised over $6,100 for Simply Jane/ArtAble which goes to support our much needed healing art programming for adults and children with disabilities! If you missed the fundraiser and would still like to give please […]
7 years ago I blindly dug my fingers into a bounty of paint and created a garden themed art studio. As a community artist, I spent 20 years painting murals all over the US in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other healing environments. I had kids later in life and quit traveling to put down […]
We hosted two special paint events for 10 matches each for Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities last month! The premise was to have each “match” , (a big sister/brother and little sister/brother), create a painting on canvas together as a unit. The canvas was illustrated with images that represent who they are as individuals […]
Our amazing new employee Rob Ayotte started working with us for our Comic Book Summer Camp, then stayed on to work int he studio part-time. He has brought so much creativity and enthusiasm into the studio and is a great addition to the SJ staff! Unfortunately on September 17th, (while Rob was thankfully working at […]
I spend my days surrounded by this garden themed studio with flowers hanging from the ceiling masquerading as chandeliers, towering poppies in the party room, a cobble stone pathway that leads throughout. Everything, every surface is covered with color! Budding artists often comment, “I don’t want to leave!” I am honored and humbled to have […]
Kids often come into the studio and get excited when they see one of our knock off paintings of the masters. They tell me about their great teachers and how they did “Starry Night” in crayons or learned about Seurat’s dots in the classroom. In May I wanted to honor a couple of special teachers […]
Our new studio assistant Morgan has been a great asset to Simply Jane studio. He joined us a few months ago and has been helping the studio move towards it’s goal of providing a learning space for artists of all ages and abilities, including those with physical and mental disabilities. You can read more about […]