5.0 (6)
5 years in business

About this pro

HOT Art experiences are unique and one of a kind due to the individualized services provided. Working with Katie and her team of field experts allows anyone to enjoy and experience Art feeling comfortable, confident, and purposeful. Bringing Art to the community and inviting community into the studio is how HOT Art plans to change the world. 

I am interested in providing a space and community of idea makers. It is my philosophy that creative minds generate a positive world that we can all thrive in by providing our natural gifts and talents to those around us. I most enjoy what I learn from the people I meet through art. The things I have learned through my teaching avenues have far surpassed those that I have learned inside my own education. Being a life long learner is something I wish to egnite in anyone I can reach. 

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Minneapolis, MN 55438
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6 Reviews


  • Kathleen Littfin

    I met Katie through my older bother. Over the last year, she has made one heck of an imprint on many people as well as me. The beginning of what I had seen from her is through her Art. The tiring hours, contacting people in the community and essentially doing anything to create an inclusive space has been her goal. I've been an outsider for a long time, sticking to my own routine, trying to hide in the corner. Then Katie, Hot Art, came into my life. The invitation was so warm and welcoming that I had no reason to not want to be a part of it. She has the dedication and ability to turn a space from nothing into a place where any mind could go and explore, she encourages each person to adventure with confidence. Katie and Hot Art really push individuals to exceed their own expectations and explore new boundaries. By encouraging each one of us to try something new, meet someone new, and keep going no matter what; anyone that participates becomes better, wholer, and, even sillier/ more light hearted people. I adore Katie for everything she does and strives to do. I can't wait to see more!!

  • Christiana Gonzalez

    Loved EVERYTHING about working with HOT Art!! Katie is the most awesome instructor!! Engaging, knowledge or, funny, energetic, and so very passionate about reaching and the arts. Highly recommend her to anyone!! 10 out of 10!! :)

  • Kathleen

    I loved making connections and finding people that share my passion.

  • Jen Luhman-Bolton

    My favorite thing about working with HOT Art is that it gets my creativity flowing! Katie encourages my ideas and in return I feel empowered and more confident with my ideas. Katies energy is amazing and my inner artist has grown so much because of her!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Initial communication is great to get to know the students' needs. I would estimate 2-3 emails between my guest and myself would be enough to know what we can do to get together and start creating!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

My license for teaching is for K-12 MN state standards. My license is current. I also have a passion for making just about anything. My husband is a full time professional multi media producer  with video and photography who supports my never ending passions for learning new arts including the culinary arts in which he might be my biggest fan. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Because the inital time to have a new student requires a bit of work upfront, before the actual class, and I like to know that someone is committed to the time we spend, I like to offer a two and a half hour class for $100. This allows us time to get to know each other as well as give you the tour of my space. If we are on location, this will also cover any entry fee to a park or drive time on my end. 

How did you get started teaching?

People have called me bossy for most of my life, and I will admit that I like to take charge of a situation that lacks leadership. My mom ran a daycare from home, and being one of nine children it was easy to step up and take charge. School was a great time for me socially, and when I found myself paying for what I wanted to learn I realized my passion for problem solving and making things with my hands could be answered in any art form I could reach. I started my college education as an Engineer, and finished as an Art Educator. Since then I have taught after school for students and adults, I have taught high school and middle school students virtually online, I have been in private schools, public schools, and charter schools in grades K-12. I love it all. One thing in common with every school was that art was this special force that allowed me to reach students through the connections we made in art class. 

What types of students have you worked with?

From the wealthiest private school students who can easily mask their issues, from adults with special needs, I have reached students from the ages of Pre-K to adult, excluding only the precious college year students. Maybe this avenue can align me with these students. The charter schools I have taught at also let me know students that are first generation immigrants, as well as students who's communities struggle. My students online were also a dynamic population, as their walks of life were rarely similar to their peers. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Live music is my favorite type of event that I can think of. Being around people experiencing that energy together is my version of happiness. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask a lot of questions. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do I hope to get from the lessons? How many lessons do i think I would need to get what I need? Would I consider working with more than one student rather than a private lesson? 

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Drawing Lessons Photography Classes Pottery Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Oil Painting Classes Calligraphy Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons Sculpting Classes Cartooning Classes Cooking Classes