Art Activities

Make-&-Take Booths

When:  2–8 PM
Where:  Lyngblomsten courtyard (outdoors)

Create your own work of art at Make-&-Take Booths at the festival.  Booths will be led by:

  • Northern Clay Center
  • Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota
  • ART4JOY: Mixed Media Art
  • Textile Arts
  • Monet for a Day: Mini Canvas Art
  • Spiritual Arts
  • Pathways Team with Thrivent Financial – Sand Art
  • Hermes Floral – Be a Friend Bud Bouquet
  • Lyngblomsten Booth – Stepping Together Community Art Project
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Northern Clay Center

Project: Personalized Clay Ornaments

Tickets: 8

Northern Clay Center (NCC) proudly presents the Family Creation Station.  All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this activity.  Get in touch with your inner artist as you create, decorate, and personalize a clay ornament. NCC teaching artists will help you create a one-of-a-kind piece of ceramic art.  Grab your friends and family, along with your creative spirit, and learn to make and decorate in clay!

Projects will be brought back to NCC for firing and participants will pick-up their fired projects three to four weeks after the event at Lyngblomsten.  Participants will be given a pickup slip with all of the pertinent information.


Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota

with artists Deb George and Lynn Vinge

Project:  Personalized Polymer Pins & Magnets

Tickets:  6

Join Polymer Clay teaching artists Deb George and Lynn Vinge to make your own personalized polymer pin or magnet. Using vibrant colors of polymer clay, you will learn how to make canes, sculpt, shape, carve and manipulate this amazing medium to create your own wearable art or magnet.


ART4JOY: Mixed Media Art

with artists Michèle Coppin and Holly Nelson

Project:  Watercolor: A Celebration of Nature

Tickets:  4

Gardeners, nature lovers, and artists of all ages will enjoy this creative, fun, and inventive process. Create beautiful images of plants and flowers under the guidance of teaching artists Michèle Coppin and Holly Nelson. Have fun and experience turning colorful liquid watercolors into organic, inventive shapes inspired by nature. Backgrounds and details can be added with a brush.

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Textile Arts

with artist Kimber Olson

Project: Dream Weaving Key Chain

Tickets:  6

Weave a fun and festive key chain/clip using colorful strips of cloth, fibers, and yarn. The 3-inch circle loom is pre-warped and ready for your personal touches. Palette, pattern, and texture come alive as you weave the dream!

Monet for a Day: Mini Canvas Art

with artist Jan Gunderson

Project: Flip Flops on the Beach

Tickets: 6

Celebrate summer as you create a beach scene with colorful waves and flip flops! Arts instructor Jan Gunderson will give you step-by-step painting instructions to create your own one-of-a kind canvas masterpiece. Become Monet for a Day when you put brush to canvas at this Make-&-Take Art Booth.

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Spiritual Arts

with artist Angie Renee

Project:  Prayer Bracelets

Tickets: 4

Join teaching artist Angie Renee and Lyngblomsten Chaplains Kelley Bergeson and Bill Sanden to make your own prayer bracelet. Come create a prayer bracelet to help you focus when you pray.  The beads will help ground you and give you a path to follow. 


Pathways Team with Thrivent Financial

Project:  Sand Art

Tickets: FREE

Pathways Team with Thrivent Financial is happy to provide a free art activity—sand art—at its booth.  Staff will be on hand to assist you with this project.  


Be A Friend Bud Bouquet

with Hermes Floral

Project: Make-And-Take Flower Bouquet

Tickets: FREE

Make someone’s day by creating a flower bouquet to keep, or that can be gifted that will be given to a Lyngblomsten resident or tenant. Staff from Hermes Floral will be on hand to help you create a masterpiece!


Stepping Together Community Art Project

with artist Anne Krocak and Lyngblomsten staff

Project: Set of Mosaic Stepping Stones

Tickets: FREE

Stop by the Lyngblomsten Booth and help create a community art piece that will be displayed on campus.  Stepping Together will be a set of mosaic stepping stones, each mosaic highlighting a different aspect of Lyngblomsten.  Artist Anne Krocak will create the mosaics with assistance from festivalgoers.  Chat with Lyngblomsten staff about the mosaic themes and what they mean to you.