Meg is an artist and educator with over a decade of experience.  She earned a BA in Visual Art from Luther College and went on to earn a Masters of Education in Creative Arts from Lesley University.  Meg works out of her home studio in the vibrant Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis.  

She loves bookbinding, mixed media painting and teaching budding artists of all ages and abilities.

Meg’s work is inspired by nature and the accessibility of outdoor spaces in Minneapolis area.  She finds beauty in the discarded (broken books, old windows, yellowed paper).  Meg is especially drawn to old and broken books integrating parts of salvaged books into all of her work.

Meg passionately believes that absolutely everyone can learn to draw, paint, sculpt and be creative with the right guidance and support.  Meg’s  students gain skills and confidence through intentional, concrete demonstrations and use of quality professional art materials.

Meg is available for group and private art lessons for folks of all ages out of her home studio or on location.  She is also available for art residencies (through Artstart), workshops, murals and commissioned artwork. You can find her weekly at Junket: Tossed and Found where she teaches free, drop in classes, focusing on the use of salvaged and repurposed materials. 

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Contact Me

612-708-1977
Meg@MegErke.com

Classes

Bookbinding-  Meg will lead you through the process of creating a hand-bound journal (re)using vintage book covers. You’ll leave with your very own handmade book, plus the hands-on knowledge required to make them on your own in the future. Printmaking- Create, carve and print on textiles, paper and found objects. Meg will cover basics of composition, carving techniques, use of positive and negative space and printing on a variety of materials.  This is a 2 session workshop, the first is dedicated to designing and carving and the second will be all about printing. Mixed Media Painting on Recycled Windows – Using personal letters, maps,fabric and acrylic paint.  Meg will guide you through the creation of an original work of art.  This is a 2 session workshop. Limit 4 people per session, so register soon!

Current Class Schedule

First Tuesday of the Month: Coptic Book Binding

 

August 15 and 29-  Block Printing Workshop (session 1 will cover planning, designing and carving.  Session 2 is all about printing)

 

September 12 and 26: Mixed Media Painting on Recycled Windows  

 

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