A slice of the Northeast Minneapolis arts district visited three southwest Minnesota libraries, allowing more than 50 children to participate in after school arts enrichment programs facilitated by clay artist Anjee Emerson of Anjee Mai Creations.
Kids ages 5 to 12 sculpted pendants, shirt pins and magnets from polymer clay with guidance from Emerson, an artist and instructor who has been sculpting herself since the age of eight. "Through these workshops, I aim to ignite imaginations and inspire creativity and big ideas," Emerson says. "These kids were all so happy with what they made."
Along with participant tuition, each of the community libraries, in
St. James, Medelia, and Butterfield, Minnesota, helped fund the enrichment program. "This is the most fun I've had at Afterschool Adventures!" enthused one young artist.
Emerson offers group workshops, as well as private lessons, for aspiring sculptors of all ages (children and adults), at her Northeast Minneapolis location and, by special arrangement, at locations around the Twin Cities or around the state.