Take a class with Upstream Arts!

Now you can join an Upstream Arts class from wherever you are!
All you need is your creativity, an internet connection,
and either a computer, tablet, or smart phone.

People of all abilities and disabilities are invited to our interactive classes online, where you will have the opportunity to work with and alongside three of our talented Teaching Artists as they lead activities from our signature multidisciplinary arts curriculum. Through a seamlessly interconnected combination of painting, acting, dancing, poetry, and music, we will learn together how creativity helps us to make choices and live our most self-determined lives. 

·   Strengthen your personal expression!

·   Expand your self-advocacy skills!

·   Share a creative experience as we build community!

Classes for Groups & Organizations

Interested in booking a class for your group, school or day program?  

Email [email protected] to book a class. 

All classes can be tailored to any age group and are live captioned. ASL interpretation available upon request. 

Join us! Current and upcoming classes

The Art of Voice & Choice – Adults 18+

Mondays 9:30-10:30am CST
Wednesdays 4-5pm CST
Classes begin October 12th and run through December 16th! 

Free! Registration required

Are you an adult with disabilities who lives in a group home or has lost connection with peers from your day program? We designed this class for you! Together, we’ll explore the full kaleidoscope of the arts (theater, poetry, music, dance, and the visual arts). You’ll learn how to “paint the music”, how to have a “rhythm conversation”, and how to choreograph a “poem dance”, all while strengthening your creative voice.  Join the Upstream Arts community online to connect with fellow adults with disabilities as we discover new ways to navigate our feelings and build healthy relationships, all while having fun! Join us on Zoom for weekly 1-hour sessions taught by a team of highly-accomplished Twin Cities-based professional actors, directors, playwrights, poets, choreographers, visual artists, and musicians.


Today was AWESOME. I was BLOWN AWAY by how beautifully you were able to pivot to an online platform, while still offering all the familiar routines to kids. 

– Upstream Arts’ Community Partner