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NEW WORKSHOP: Fresh and Exciting Watercolors with David R. Smith


Cultivate a sense of freshness and spontaneity in your watercolors by learning to work in harmony with this fluid, dynamic medium. Learn how working wet into wet, pouring, glazing, spattering, and spraying techniques can be deployed to create exciting interminglings of color, form, and texture in your work. See how surrendering some control and approaching the medium in a more harmonious way can result in paintings that feel more natural and alive. Packed with demos and guided practice, this workshop will help you develop the skills and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level. Bring a lunch for the break each day. Members of either MCFTA or MNWS – or both – may enroll at the “Member” price. You’ll also get a preview of the Minnesota Watercolor Society’s spring exhibit “Ephemeral” on the walls around you, offering additional inspiration as you paint – be prepared for an immersive experience!
April 8-10, 9 – 4 p.m. each day

$405 for members of MCFTA, MNWS, or both
$450 for Non-members
Register Here Under Workshops

Minnesota Watercolor Society Juried Spring Exhibition: “Ephemeral”

Opening awards ceremony April 11, 6 – 8 p.m.
Exhibit viewable April 11 – May 17, 2024

Free and open to the public. Juried by David R. Smith
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Art classes are just one way you can engage with the arts at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Explore one of our current exhibitions, try something new in a workshop, participate in an event like our book club, and more!


Art classes and workshops for all ages, interests, and abilities. Click to learn more and register.

Exhibits & Events

See what’s on view in our art gallery, learn about upcoming events, and more!


Get a discount on classes and more with your membership to the Art Center. 

Support the arts in your community!


Seeking inspiration? Here are museums you can visit virtually.

Have a passion to share? Want to teach?

Are you an artist/instructor looking for a place to share and develop your talent? MCFTA is always interested in proposals for series classes or workshops, whether in a discipline we currently offer, or something new. If your art-making career is at a stage where sharing your passion with others is the next step for you, contact Bob Bowman at for adult programming, or Ruth Mason at for children and youth programming. (If you know you’re ready to teach, but aren’t sure exactly what form your class would take, we can help you figure out where your skills would fit into our program best.)

Our Mission

In the belief that the visual arts are indispensable to a healthy community, it is the mission of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts to provide teaching excellence, quality exhibitions and cultural enrichment for people of all ages, interests, and abilities.