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Open Studio Creative Time
at Maureen's,
102 Water Street, Jordan, MN, USA

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Open Studio

Dec 5 and 6, 2015 Open House Celebration

Date:  Time: 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Potluck: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

December 4, 2015

Yes, Come to Open Studio.

This is our last regular Open Studio.

Yes. Please RSVP for the Friday night Open Studio to Renee

December 5 and 6, 2015

Open House Celebration

Going out with laughter, stories and maybe a song or three. It's an OPEN HOUSE:

We'll be having an Open House all weekend, 10 - 7:00 on Saturday, December 5 and 1:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, December 6, 2015.

The weekend includes Storyclay Telling with Maureen at 2:00 PM on Saturday and a Story-Time Celebration on Sunday at 2:00 PM. Bring your stories ... memories ... photos .. .selves ... artwork.

We have lots to celebrate as we honor the memories of the last 17 years and dream of new creative adventures. For all of us.

Let's party!

Maureen's will be closing as a Center for Creative Arts and will morph into a private arts studio and home base for Wee Folk Creations. A new adventure for us and the wee folk!


Frequently Asked Questions regarding Open Studio

What Is It? : Open studio creative time is an evening set aside for you to work on art projects in the company of other people who appreciate the creative life. 

Who Can Come? : Anyone who has a project to work on, or who is taking the mini class, and who is willing and able to share and respect others as well as the community space.   

Do We Need to RSVP? : Yes. Please do let us know if you will be attending Open Studio, a Mini-Class, and/or Potluck, so we can plan space and supplies accordingly. We do send out a weekly email regarding Open Studio, mini-class, potluck theme, etc. Sometimes we update on potluck portions, items via email as well. If you'd like to be included on our weekly Open Studio list, please let us know, and we'll add you.

RSVP via email:, or phone: 651-460-0725.

What Does it Cost? : We no longer charge $5.00 for Open Studio, but do have a Contributions can by the coffee pot - to help defray utility costs, paper goods, teas, coffee, etc. Any and all contributions are much appreciated.

What Time Does it Start? : Open Studio is from 4:00 - 9:00 PM on Fridays. You can come for all or for any part of that time

What Should I Bring? : Bring your own supplies, including a potluck item if you choose to take part in that. Find a spot to sit and play away.  We do sometimes play music, but you may also bring your own. If, while creating, you'd like to use some wire, or glues, or specific art/craft supplies in the classroom, see Maureen for costs.

What if I Don't Have a Project to Bring?: We have a basket of creative ideas and kits for you to choose from.  Kit prices vary.  This time is set aside as creative work time.  In order to respect the creative intentions of fellow participants, please come prepared to put heart, mind and hands to work/play/create.

What Time is the Potluck? : Potluck Dinner is from 6-7 pm. This is optional, and sometimes involves a creative dinner theme. Please bring your food prepped, and in a cooler, or crock pot, so all can focus on creative project work, rather than food prep & clean up distractions, before and after dinner. Time flies when you're having fun!

What About Beverages? : Coffee & Tea are provided. Not a tea/coffee drinker?  Bottled drinks & creativity cravings are available for purchase in & on the gallery fridge. Please help yourself. Pay in the crock on top. Prices range from $.50 - $1.50. You may also choose to bring your own. 

Do We Help Clean Up? : Yes. Wash your own dishes & wipe down your studio spot before leaving (spray/soap is under the classroom sink). Please use a table covering for messy/colored media work, as the majority of our tables are porous. Freezer paper & tape is available.

~Spread the word and/or bring a friend (men are welcome too).
Creativity does not discriminate. New, positive, creative energy is always a blessing!


Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts
102 Water Street
Jordan, MN 55352

or C/O Wee Folk Creations, 102 Water Street, Jordan, MN 55352

Creative Center: 651-460-0725
Wee Folk Home Office: 952-447-3828