The educational branch of Wee Folk
Located at the edge of Sand Creek in historic Jordan, Minnesota
* Learning and Laughter
* Discovery and Exploration
* Creative Arts Classes * Polymer Clay Classes
* Creativity Seminars * Clay-Party
* Sculpting and Doll Making Seminars
* Private artist retreats: group and
ON THE BANKS OF SAND CREEK
HISTORY: In 1998, Dan and Maureen Carlson took on the challenge of turning a 19th
century boarding house into a place for Maureen to carry out her dream of
a Retreat Center for the Creative Arts. The house was big, and it was basically
sound. But what really sold the house was its location on the banks of Sand
Creek in the picturesque town of Jordan, Minnesota. Inside there was "potential"
as they say: the potential for a lot of work! But the power of the dream
worked its magic. Today the Center is a place filled with little clay people
and whimsical dolls, polymer clay drawer pulls and the joy of creative
imagination. The Center opened in 1999 to a full schedule of classes.
In 2007, in an effort to provide a more descriptive name to
the larger community, the name was changed to: Maureen Carlson's
Center for Creative Arts. The building remains the educational branch of Wee Folk Creations, which
is the polymer clay design, mail order and web business of Maureen and Dan
continues to be an inspirational work in progress in which they invite you
to share - whether through a visit, an afternoon class or an extended retreat.
In this charming space you have the chance to learn a wide variety of creative
arts and polymer clay related techniques, create cartoon characters, sculpt
life-like dolls, design jewelry, and explore the excitement of color, texture
and form. You might even discover yourself.
building is situated at the corner of Water and Varner Street in
Jordan, a former hub of mid-19th and early 20th century activity.
Jordan is nestled at the base of a hill just off US HWY 169, 10 miles south
of Shakopee, MN and just 35 miles SW from downtown Minneapolis or 30 minutes
from the Minneapolis/St.Paul airport. Mystic Lake Casino, the Mall of America,
trails along the Minnesota River and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival are
all less than an hour away. A small gazebo park and working railroad separate
the 140-year old former boarding house from a row of antique shops, the 100
year old Pekarna meat market, the Mini-Met ball field and the walking paths
that lead to Mill Pond and a scenic waterfall. Look out the back windows
of the classroom and you will see the banks of Sand Creek, which, depending
on the season, babbles or roars as it passes by just 20 feet from the back
are from 1 ½ hours to 7 days in length, designed for
a variety of skill levels and interests. Whether you are a dedicated polymer
clay professional, a devoted hobbyist, or interested in general Creative
Arts Classes, there is something right for you.
Any of the classes taught by Maureen may be scheduled for your PRIVATE GROUP.
Minimum of six students required. The 2 classrooms and the upstairs DORMITORY,
which sleeps 8, may also be rented for use by private arts-related groups.
Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts
102 Water Street
Jordan, MN 55352
Send Mail to: Maureen's, C/O Wee Folk Creations, 18476 Natchez Ave.,
Prior Lake, MN 55372
phone at center: 952-492-3260
Home office: 952-447-3828