Join us for an inspiring one-day field trip for students in grades 5-8 at the University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall. This event challenges your students’ creativity, strengthens their problem-solving skills, and ignites their imagination with three outstanding breakout sessions and a dynamic opening performance. Be a part of this exciting day that brings students together with STEM and arts professionals.

Save the Date! – January 11, 2024

Registration will open in the fall. Registration fees are based on Metro ECSU membership status. To find out if your school/district is a member, please see the updated membership list.

At CreativeCon, students learn…

Creativity is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.

Creativity is necessary for higher education and all careers.

Creativity is an essential part of problem solving.

2023 Opening Performance: Children’s Theatre Company

You may have seen masks and puppets used in musicals, such as The Lion King. Have you thought about how they are made and how actors use them to tell a story? Volunteers from the audience will help bring a story to life with a large-scale puppet on stage as we discover the power of stylized movement.

2023 Sessions Included:

Asphalt Cookies

Get ‘Tooned

Introduction to Painting with Acrylic Paint

Introduction to Collage

Meditative Watercoloring

MNprov Recess – The Art of Improv

Neighborhood Bridges: Changing Our Story – Acting & Drama

Reverse Engineering Challenge

Rhythm Speaks: Sharing Stories Through Dance

The Science of Songwriting: Music Outside of the Box!


For more information about how your students can participate, or if you are interested in presenting, contact Madi Grove at 612-638-1514.

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