Drawing and Painting


The Edina Art Center offers drawing and painting classes for adults ages 16 and up. Our classes cover a variety of mediums and styles including oil painting, acrylic painting, drawing with pencil, charcoal or graphite, portraiture and figure drawing from live models. We offer abstract painting and classes that work from photo references. Register online by clicking the links below or by calling the Art Center at 952-903-5780.

  1. Monday Classes
  2. Tuesday Classes
  3. Wednesday Classes
  4. Thursday Classes
  5. Friday Classes
  6. Saturday Classes
  7. Workshops

NEW CLASS! Painting Birds

Ages 15-Adult

Louise Gillis

Pick your bird and complete a beautifully finished bird painting in watercolor or oil. You will create a sketch in realistic proportions to guide your painting. Watercolor and oil techniques will be discussed and color mixing. Maximum 10.

  • 4363: Mondays, 1-4 p.m., 8 weeks - starts April 2, ends May 21 (Register)
  • Cost: $258 nm/$233 m
  • 4364: Mondays, 1-4 p.m., 6 weeks – Starts June 4, ends July 9 (Register)
  • 4365: Mondays, 1-4 p.m., 6 weeks – Starts July 16, ends Aug. 20 (Register)
  • Cost: $194 nm/$175 m

Basic Drawing

Michael Bedard

Ages 15- Adult

This class will provide instruction for the materials of graphite and charcoal. Students will learn the basic skills of drawing accurately, rendering and perspective. Learn how various drawing materials work and techniques on how to use them. Maximum 12.

  • 4401: Mondays, 6-8 p.m., 8 weeks - starts April 2, ends May 21 (Register)
  • Cost: $172 nm/$155 m
  • 4402: Mondays, 6-8 p.m., 11 weeks - starts June 11, ends Aug. 20 (Register)
  • Cost: $237 nm/$213 m