There's an artist inside everyone. You just have to know how to let them out. That's the belief of the instructors at White Bear Center For the Arts. During their classes, students young and old learn the fundamentals of the art world's richest mediums, from painting and printmaking to weaving and dance to calligraphy and flower arranging. The center also provides artists' resources for those looking to take their work to the next level, and sponsors numerous exhibitions for artists in the NE Metro Area.
Mahtomedi is happy to boast the theatrical stylings of Inspiration Dance Academy.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this theater is sure to dish out something delicious.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this theater.
Go from "I don't dance" to "I love dance!" with help from classes at Inspiration Dance Academy.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. No one knows this better than the DeSchane sisters, whose hobby of making over old furniture eventually became a thriving business. They started their company in 2010, and since then, they've breathed new life into countless cabinets, bookcases, credenzas, vanities, and of course, tables.
The sisters' painting techniques are about as wide-ranging as the color spectrum—they can do an all-over coat of bold color on a bookshelf, apply a distressed finish to an antique desk, or revitalize dated kitchen cabinets with a fresh color. And they're willing the share the tricks of their trade—the sisters lead two-hour group classes that cover all the furniture-painting basics, including how to wield a paintbrush with your toes.
The instructors of Minnesota Music Factory promise they don't want any of their students to spend hours just practicing boring, monotonous chords. Instead, they want to make music engaging and fun—while fully acknowledging that no beginner is going to pick up a guitar and instantly transform into rockstar, which, everyone knows takes at least two private lessons to accomplish. Specializing in lessons for beginners, the music instructors help students learn a simplified version of their favorite song on their very first lesson, a technique that helps students get excited about playing and realize the possibilities if they just apply patience and practice.