art classes and summer camps

an open-ended, engaging, intuitive art class for children
ages 4 -12 years

piet mondrian study


My summer camps offer a wealth of creative classroom time as well as exploratory time outside.  The Create Everyday Classroom's location is walking distance from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design as well as the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Class sizes are kept small allowing intimate one on one assistance and guidance.

for registration information, contact

nurture your child's natural abilities to create

The creative soul of the child is bursting, full of expression and ideas on a daily basis.  It is our duty to nurture this part of the child as well as empower it.  Although this soul can take on a larger than life presence, it can still be very fragile and vulnerable.

Read our history and mission here.

I offer a unique art making experience where the focus is placed on 
the process of art making and the exploration of materials. My students experience 
a limitless opportunity for intuitive and spontaneous self expression.

Art classes are never limited to the subject or topic of study.  
Class sizes are small and intimate.  With our own classroom, 
children have the opportunity and freedom 
to work with and explore any or all the materials they wish.
Learn more about this by reading How I Teach (art)

I hope you will scroll down and explore the classes I offer for yourself.
Titles and links are available below.

The Create Everyday Classroom
2605 2nd Ave South, studio 8

New students welcome.
Class size is limited. 
Contact me to register today.

"We have come to think that duty should come first.  I disagree.  Duty should be a by-product.  ...the creative effort, the use of the imagination, should come first, - at least at some part of every day of your life.  It is a wonderful blessing if you will use it.  You will become happier, more enlightened, alive, impassioned, light hearted and generous to everybody else." 
- Brenda Ueland

photography c/o

Kari is a practicing, professional visual artist as well as a creativity coach and consultant.  She was a Montessori Children's House educator for thirteen years.  Encouraging and supporting the creative process for people of all ages and backgrounds is one of her absolute favorite things.  She also facilitates "create everyday" online classes and painting workshops for adults via her blog.  
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view 100+ photographs of the children's work here

Experience children's art classes for yourself by visiting these links:

Master Artists Study

Art Making Methods
self portraits and here and HERE.  Here too.
string and straw painting


The Art of Animals

Geometry in Art

How to be an Explorer of the World

Map Making: Exploring Sense of Place Through Art
mapping out the world's wonders
putting state birds on the map

create everyday ART workshops

Interpreting Children's Literature, Authors and Illustrators Through Art
Katie Viggers, illustrator
My Map Book by Sara Fanelli
author and illustrator, Ezra Jack Keats
transportation in children's literature
author and illustrator, Diana Hutts and Sylvia Long (see bottom of post)
 patterns in nature in children's literature
beetles and dinosaurs in children's literature
birds in children's literature

We recently had an exhibit all of our own.  I wish you could have seen it. 
mapping out Minnesota's regions

From left to right: Paul Klee study, Matisse study, Louise Bourgeois study

road maps

:::::::::   Art making makes for a great party   ::::::::::
Schedule an art making birthday party for your child today

Create Everyday Art Classes for Children
"because your child's artistic expression is different than any other..."


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