1 week long | 1-3pm | M-F
No lab the week of July 1-5
Creative Labs cover a variety of topics are offered on a week-to-week basis. This learning space is designed for middle and high school youth (ages 10-18) of all abilities and skill levels. We keep art-making as accessible as possible by removing the intimidation factor. so if you've always wanted to explore or experiment with creative tools with the guidance of a practicing artist - this is the time! Labs require advanced registration and a minimum of 3 participants.
Open Studio Hours
3-6pm | M-Th
closed July 4 for the holiday
Drop-in any time during our youth-specific (ages 10-18) Open Studio hours to explore and experiment with the vast selection of materials we have in the studio! Open Studio is truly a self-directed space. We provide the materials and some supportive and informed studio hosts, and our guests bring their own creativity.
All materials are provided and we offer a small snack to all guest.
Mixed Media Art Journaling:
Want to tell your story? From spooky to absurd, come create and share some amazing collages using whatever you can get your hands on! Youth will learn the basics of book binding and create their own journal where they can bring stories to life with excitement and flair.
Watercolor Basics: June 24 - 28
Just go with the flow! In this Creative Lab we embrace happy mistakes as we experiment with watercolor. Using a variety of techniques, we’ll look at how watercolor paints can be used to express yourself.
Pen & Ink: July 8 - 12
In this Lab, youth will learn how to use ink in paintings, drawings, and illustrations. Participants will also explore different forms of calligraphy and linework techniques that can be used to create their own comics.
Face and Figure: July 15 - 19
Youth will have the opportunity to capture the human form by learning techniques for face proportions and facial expressions. A variety of mediums, such as charcoal, graphite, and ink will be used. Artists will bring to life the characters with their own style and creativity.
Anime & Manga: July 22 - 26
Got a love for all things anime? Join us in this Creative Lab to help bring your characters to life and discuss the basics of how anime and manga are made. Learn dynamic poses and expressions to make your artwork super kawaii! We recommend signing up for the Face and Figure lab as well to help hone your drawing skills.
Intro to Printmaking:
July 29 - August 2
This Creative Lab is reserved to ages 14-18.
Learn and experience the old fine arts tradition of printing artwork from carved blocks to create stunning pieces! Artists will be challenged to think in reverse as they work with the materials. There will be sharp objects used in this course.
Intro to Textile Arts: August 5 - 9
Textile arts are a great way to create 3 dimensional masterpieces! Youth will walk away with basic hand stitching and embroidery skills. From there, you will use these skills to design and create their own clothing garments.
Studio Confidential: August 12 - 16
We're pulling out some of the special materials we've been been stashing away for just the right time - and this is it! This Creative Lab is for the adventurous at heart and these top secret projects will only happen this week!
Visit the Studio
Address: 2235 E. 38th St.,
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Bus Routes: 22, 23
Walking distance from Blue Line
What People Are Saying
"heARTS isn't a place that teaches you how to paint a watercolor tree. It's a place that gives you the watercolors so you can paint whatever kind of tree you want."