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Simply Jane Open Artists Studio Minneapolis

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Simply Jane Open Artists Studio
5411 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis
MN
55419
Tel: 612 354 3961

Directions

Right off of 35W and Diamond Lake Road in SW Minneapolis.

Where are we going today?

SJ is an child friendly paint studo right off 35W where everyone leaves a fabulous artist!

Professional Artist, Jane Elias has simplified her designs of fairies, party animals, peace signs ect. and drawn them on everything from canvas to a wide variety of wooden accessories. Come in for drop in studio and paint it in the studio with our professional paints, brushes, and instuctors. We teach simple techniques for great results. Paint it and bring it home the same day for instant Gratification!

The studio is a large open space with warm cozy garden themed murals all around. The studio is wheel chair accessible and sure to be an inspirational environment that will ignight your inner artist! Parties are our specialty and we were voted Nickelodeon's Parent Pick's Best Party Place in 2011.

Structured classes are offered in the evenings where a different famous artists is featured each month. We break the painting down into 3 simple steps. Garenteed to impress yourself with long forgotten talent!

SJ is an ideal and easily accessible place to create heartfelt handmade gifts, for family bonding and art theapy.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5-50
  • Children$5-15
  • Free Under: yes
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Daily 10am

Tuesday-Sunday

Teachers corner

Great inexpensive art activities in a large open professional artists studio. Easily accessible in SW Minneapolis off of 35W. Teach painting techniques using professional fluid acrylic paints, brushes and instruction..

I'm Hungry!

Right next door to Wise Acre Eatery and Toppers Pizza gives a 25% discount to parties at the studio..

Healthy Eating!

Wise Acre is farm to table serving all organic from their Plato Mn farm..

Doing our bit

We have a non profit called ArtAble serving kids/people with physical and mental disabilities with art programming and an artist cooperative that is subsidized for wheel chair users. Active with free art activities in our schools and community..

Baby Facilities

High chairs, bottle warming and baby changing table available..

Can I get one of those?

Art kits, magnets, coloring books, stickers and art materials for sale in our gift shop..

What people are saying?

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    Barbican cinema is such a hidden gem. Firstly the Barbican in general is a really interesting place architecturally and they always have interesting exhibitions. There is a cafe restaurant and a bar so you can enjoy a drink before the film, like going to the theatre. But the cinema itself is fantastic - really steep slope so you don't have to worry about someone tall being in front of you, and the seats are really comfy. Some of the screens are fairly small but that's nice too, cosy. The best part I half don't want to advertise, but they have...Read More

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    My first time ever riding a horse. We were put on horses sized according to our weight and experience.
    We were given a short tutorial on how to 'steer' and stop the horses, then went round a few times in a paddock to practise those techniques and how to trot.
    We then went out for a love ride up a hill and across a small gauge railway line where we had a lovely view of the area.

    The ride was pretty much nose to tail horse following horse lead by one guide and followed up by another. At times we broke into a trot for short spells.
    It was a very enjoyable...Read More

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    The Barbican Centre is a marvel of cultural architecture. I say 'marvel' in a very tentative way, because, like the whole Barbican Estate built around it, it has always divided opinion concerning whether or not it is 'brilliant' architecture or 'horrific' architecture.

    I like it, but I always welcome a debate. The Barbican is much like Milton Keynes. It was built an idea of what living in London might be like decades in the future, from the viewpoint of planners in the 60s and 70s. As such, the Barbican Centre was built as a self-contained...Read More

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    This has many different things you could try and do things. I’ve been a regular of the city library since I was a kid and it’s exceptionally good. It also is home to some great independent gigs (classical or indie or jazz you name it) and a good cinema. It also is home to some fascinating exhibits as well as a greenhouse space.

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    Lucky
    (for Luke Mullins, Waiting for Godot, 6 June 2015)

    River flows arched through human form,
    pulled, pulling, porter to place attended,
    a sole soul before thought, bound free.

    Meanders now, coursing drool, choreograph
    all bar dance, rising slowly to static wave;
    a wail more beyond doubt that will not wait.

    Stream surges, words cascade. The facts are these.
    This is why we play. Flow and eddy own moment
    of each dart and stillness; for reasons unknown, resumed.

    Alan Coombe

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by Hollie W

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Barbican cinema is such a hidden gem. Firstly the Barbican in general is a really interesting place architecturally and they always have interesting exhibitions. There is a cafe restaurant and a bar so you can enjoy a drink before the film, like going to the theatre. But the cinema itself is fantastic - really steep slope so you don't have to worry about someone tall being in front of you, and the seats are really comfy. Some of the screens are fairly small but that's nice too, cosy. The best part I half don't want to advertise, but they have £6 tickets on Mondays. Such a bargain. Shh don't tell anyone!

by Mike Dixson

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My first time ever riding a horse. We were put on horses sized according to our weight and experience.
We were given a short tutorial on how to 'steer' and stop the horses, then went round a few times in a paddock to practise those techniques and how to trot.
We then went out for a love ride up a hill and across a small gauge railway line where we had a lovely view of the area.

The ride was pretty much nose to tail horse following horse lead by one guide and followed up by another. At times we broke into a trot for short spells.
It was a very enjoyable first experience for me. I would like to have had some more freestyle time to feel like I was more in control of the horse rather than then just following the horse in front. But an enjoyable experience.

by Xander Wood

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The Barbican Centre is a marvel of cultural architecture. I say 'marvel' in a very tentative way, because, like the whole Barbican Estate built around it, it has always divided opinion concerning whether or not it is 'brilliant' architecture or 'horrific' architecture.

I like it, but I always welcome a debate. The Barbican is much like Milton Keynes. It was built an idea of what living in London might be like decades in the future, from the viewpoint of planners in the 60s and 70s. As such, the Barbican Centre was built as a self-contained social hub for the residents of the estate, with the idea that they'd never need to leave the estate, presumably as a result of a nuclear apocalypse or the outbreak of anarchy in the rest of London.

Within this bizarre notional shell is actually a very good performance space, with a warm and inviting feel and excellent acoustics. Just don't expect to be able to find your way in or out with any ease. Every time I have visited the space I have gotten lost. Every. Time. Seriously. And I've been going here for 15 years at least.

There's a surprisingly excellent café nestled in here as well, and the 70s aesthetics have slowly but inevitably swung back into fashion again.

The programme of events is diverse and ambitious. I would recommend a concert from the London Symphony Chorus or a play from the Royal Shakespeare Company, which both call this space their home. You're therefore very likely to find yourself here if you want some high-brow performance entertainment in London. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, even if the decor raises one (or both) of your eyebrows.

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