Get creative with a Painting or Craft Class

Fun Classes for individuals and groups

Painting on Canvas

Sign Making



Wooden Trays

And Always Adding More!

Awaken the Artist Within You! We offer painting and craft classes for adults, kids, families, and groups in our Crosslake, Minnesota studio. All classes are taught by locally known artists with years of experience in art and design. We provide all the art supplies you need to begin your journey into art. Creative sign-making, glass painting, mosaic, wooden trays, and many other unique projects await you!

I took my 7-year-old grandson Oliver there. He painted a picture for his Mom’s birthday. It turned out wonderful. What a great experience for all of us. Thank you ladies for everything.

– Mary Backstrom Smith | Facebook Review

“How To” Classes for Painting DIY Projects

We can teach you how to paint furniture for your own do-it-yourself projects. Have an idea and need some hands-on help? Give us a call or sign up for a consultation with one of our artists. We have over 25 years of combined art and design experience to help make your project a reality.

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Stay Tuned!

We plan to set up a Zoom class option! You can then choose to work in our studio or in your own home with guided instruction.

Meet Our In-House Creative Artists 

Sara Porter

Sara Porter

Art Teacher

Sara is a local artist who grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area. She has a Studio Art Degree from Northwestern University, Roseville, MN with an emphasis in oil painting. Currently, besides teaching classes and private art lessons at Kicks, she teaches elementary and high school art classes to homeschool co-op groups.

Sara considers herself to be a “continual student of art”, as her interests often take her into a variety of media, familiar and new. While she enjoys teaching, she seeks time out to paint in the studio or outdoors. Sara offers pet portraits in paint or dry media, such as colored pencil and soft pastels. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram under ArtistSaraPorter.

Linda Randall


Linda has an Interior Design Degree and had her own business in the Minneapolis area for many years where she worked in Commercial Design.  She is also a watercolorist who has fallen in love with repurposing furniture and other artifacts.

Moving to Crosslake for a summer residence, she found a niche for an Art Gallery/Studio.  Linda has taken classes in painting furniture and became a dealer for two lines of furniture paints:  Paint Couture (acrylic paints, textures, and finishes) and Dixie Belle (a mineral chalk paint line with textures and finishes).

“This is my Happy Place” 

"Great Place for
Gathering with Friends"

"Fun Experience!"

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“We are one-on-one teaching the arts. Always changing and bringing in new ideas.” Constantly “thinking outside the box”.

Linda Randall, Artist