Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota Facility Information
120 WEST 3RD AVENUE   PO BOX 626    GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA 55604    218-387-2737   arts@boreal.org

Founders Hall

Founders Hall


The original main studio is a remarkably beautiful space that has provided inspiration for visual artists for decades. Superb north lighting, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and ample wall space make this historic studio a favorite of artists and instructors.

Studio Rental Fees
Events, meetings, shows, private rental, businesses, etc.
Non-members:

Exclusive use of the building:$150 a day (24hr period) or $25 per hour
Members:
Exclusive use of the building:$125 a day (24hr period) or $12.50 per hour

Art-making (membership required)
Cooperative Artist use:

$15 per day
Exclusive Artist use:
$75 per day, $450 per week
Studio Access application

Workshops in Founders Hall

Creative Breakthrough: Bring the Art Spirit into Your Work - May 19 - 22, 2014; 4 days; 9 am - 4 pm

Remnants: Making Jewelry from Paper, Wood & Metal - Monday, May 26, 2014; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

The Boats of Lake Superior - June 14-15, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Acrylics 101 - June 21 - 22, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Advancing in Acrylics - June 23-24, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Visual Arts Independent Studio - June 30 - July 3, 2014; Up to 4 days; 24 hour access

Soft Pastel Painting - July 4 - 6, 2014; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Quick Paint: One Hour Outdoor Sketch - July 12 - 13, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Yoga: Expand Your Creativity - July 19, 2014; 7am - 7:45am

The Beauty of Flowers - July 26 - 27, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Fee Fie Fo Fum: Fun with Fairytales - August 4, 2014; 1pm - 4pm

Figure Drawing & Artistic Anatomy - August 9-10, 2014; 2 days; 9am-4pm

Dye Paper, Bind Books - August 12 - 15, 2014; 4 days; 9am - 4pm

Wildlife in the Landscape: Moose Study - August 23 - 24, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Aged to Perfection: Elders & Art-Making - August 28 - 29, 2014; 2 half days; 9 am - noon

A Brush With Life: Plein Air Painting in Oil or Pastel - September 13 - 14 & 15 (opt), 2014; 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Paper Marbling - September 20 - 21, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Eco-Printing on Fabric: One-of-a-Kind Design - Sept. 22 - 26, 2014; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

LECTURE - The Infinite Book: An Artist's Progress - September 27, 2014; 7pm

Life Drawing - October 1 - December 10, 2014; 10 Wednesday evenings; 6:30 - 9pm

Wire Wrapped Jewelry: Youth Class (For Ages 6 - 8) - Friday, October 3, 2014; 10am - 2:30pm; for ages 6 - 8.

My Imaginary Friend the Superhero: Youth Class - October 9 - October 30; 4 Thursdays; 4 - 5:30pm

There's A Moose In My Brush! - October 17, 2014; 10am - 11:30am

Pamphlet and Stab Binding - Saturday, October 18, 2014; 9am - Noon

Sketchbook with Reverse Piano-Hinge Binding - Sunday, October 19, 2014; 1pm - 4pm

Playwriting: Youth Class - November 4 - 18, 2014; 3 Tuesdays; 4 - 6pm

Pet Portraiture - January 8 - February 5, 2015; 6 - 8pm; 5 Thursdays

Artists' Roundtable: The Artist's Way - January 13 - February 17, 2015; 6 Tuesdays; 6pm - 8pm

Artistic Quilting Surface Design Techniques - February 13, 2015; 1pm - 4pm

Stitchery: Texture & Color - February 14 - 15, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Develop Your Portfolio: Hire a Professional Photographer - Saturday, February 21, 2015; one hour blocks of time beginning at 9am

Fish-skin Sewing - February 27 - March 1, 2015; 2.5 day; Friday, February 27: 5 - 8pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 4pm

Develop Your Portfolio: Hire a Professional Photographer - Wednesday, March 4, 2015; one-hour blocks of time beginning at 12:45pm

Quiting Bee/Artist Salon - Saturday, March 28, 2015; 1pm - 4pm

Faces - April 7 - 28, 2015; 4 Tuesdays; 9am - Noon

Acrylic & Mixed Media - May 2 - 3, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Capture the Light in Watercolor - May 16 - 17, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Clay Sculpture: Self-Portraits - May 18 - 20, 2015; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Hand Papermaking - Friday, May 22, 2015; 9am - Noon

Natural Dye & Western Bookbinding - Saturday, May 23, 2015; 2pm - 5pm

Paper Marbling - Saturday, May 23, 2015; 9am - Noon

Asian & Western Bookbinding - Sunday, May 24, 2015; 9am - Noon

Painting Abstract Landscapes - June 1 - 5, 2015; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Jewelry Making with Found Objects - June 11 - 12, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Cold Connections: Titanium Jewelry Making - Sunday, June 14, 2015; 9am - Noon

Inspiration Meets Commerce - Sunday, June 14, 2015; 1pm - 4pm

Metal Piercing - June 14, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

Acrylic Paint In: See & Say - June 16 - 17, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Painting the Essence of Things - June 18 - 19, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

House Portraits - June 29 - July 2, 2015; 3 or 4 days; 9am - 4pm

Portraits - July 4 - 5, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Oil Basics - July 11 - 12, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 5pm

Golden Acrylics Technical Lecture - July 14, 2015; 6pm; FREE/registration required

Crazy About Collages - July 18 - 19, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Plein Air Painting with Dave - Friday, July 24, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

3D Ideation & Construction - July 25 - 26, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Faces: The Art of Portraiture - August 1 - 2, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Beyond the Object: Art & Community - August 3 - 7, 2015; 5 days- 9am - 4pm

Driftwood Sculpture - August 15 - 16, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Creative Genius: Mixed Watermedia & Collage - August 29 - 30, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Painting Grand Marais: Artist Talk - Monday, September 14, 2015; Noon - 1pm

Plan to be Inspired: Inspired to Plan - Artist Talk - Wednesday, September 16, 2015; Noon - 1pm

How to Improve as an Artist - Friday, September 18, 2015; 11am

Your Authentic Plein Air Voice - September 19 - 21, 2015; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Life Drawing - October 7 - January 6, 2015; except Oct, 21, Nov 4, Nov 25 & Dec 23; 10 Wednesdays; 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Harvest Bounty in Pastel - October 10 - 11 & 12, 2015; 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Field Trip: Grand Portage - Saturday, October 17, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 3pm

How the Arts Build Resiliency in Youth & Communities - October 17, 2015; 4:30pm

Inner Landscapes: Cultivating Creative Resilience - October 24 - 25, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Drawing on History: Drawing Lab - October 27 - December 8 7 Tuesdays; 5:30 - 8:00pm

Creating Memorable Characters - FULL - November 5, 2015, 1 - 4pm

The Method to Our Madness: Panel Discussion - FULL - Thursday, November 5, 2015; 7 - 8:30pm

Traditional Poetic Forms - FULL - November 5, 2015, 1 - 4pm

Writing About Place: Exotic Locations, Your Own Backyard - FULL - November 5, 2015, 1 - 4pm

You Can Say That?! The Boundaries in Creative Non-fiction - FULL - November 5, 2015, 1 - 2:30pm

A Memory That Sticks: A Recipe for Memoir - FULL - November 6, 2015, 1:30 - 4:30pm

Beginning With a Bang - FULL - November 6, 2015, 9am - 12pm

Beyond the Best-Seller List: How Readers Find the Book World Online - FULL - November 6, 2015, 9 - 10:30am

Poems From Your Life Story - FULL - November 6, 2015, 9am - 12pm

Social Media Demystified for Authors - FULL - November 6, 2015, 3:05 - 4:35pm

Telling True Stories: Memoir & Creative Nonfiction - FULL - November 6, 2015, 9am - 12pm

The Art of the Book Review - FULL - November 6, 2015, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

The Truth in Historical Fiction - FULL - November 6, 2015, 1:30 - 4:30pm

Family Writing in Fiction and Memoir - FULL - November 7, 2015, 1:30 - 4:30pm

Poetic Portraits - FULL - November 7, 2015, 1:30 - 3pm

Recipe as Writing - FULL - November 7, 2015, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Telling the Traveler's Tale - FULL - November 7, 2015, 10:40am - 12:10pm

The Writer's Life - FULL - November 7, 2015, 1:30 - 4:30pm

Turning a Page on Book Clubs - FULL - November 7, 2015, 10:40am - 12:10pm

Writing and Social Change - FULL - November 7, 2015, 10:40am - 12:10pm

Writing the Season - FULL - November 7, 2015, 1:30 - 4:30pm

Creating the Character Called "I" - FULL - November 8, 2015, 9am - 12pm

Homes: The Great Lakes Project - November 8, 2015, 9 - 10:30am

Poetry Workout - FULL - November 8, 2015, 9am - 12pm

Writing the Shore - FULL - November 8, 2015, 9am - 12pm

Artist Talk: The Art of Practice: The Practice of Art - Friday, November 13, 2015; 7pm

Achieve Your Vision: Processing Photos in the Digital Darkroom - FULL - November 14 - 15, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Still Life in Oil - January 9 - 10, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Art Inventory Software: Community Conversation - January 21, 2016; Noon

Life Drawing - January 27 - March 2, 2016 (except Feb 10); 5 Wednesdays; 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Get Zapped with Carolyn! - Thursday, January 28, 2016; 11:30am - 1:30pm

Birds & Botanicals Quilting Bee - Wednesday, February 10 - Friday, February 12, 2016; 2.5 days; Days 1 & 2: 9am - 4pm; Day 3: 9am - Noon

Community Conversation: Critical Response - Thursday, February 18, 2016; 12pm

Art Space: Open Studio - November 8, 22; December 6, 13; January 17, 31; February 7, 21; 1 pm - 4 pm

Exploring Contemporary Concepts in Landscape Painting - February 27, 2016; 2 day; 9am - 4pm

Loft Emerging Writers’ Grant Information Session - February 27, 2016; 1pm; Free

Community Conversation: Building a Thriving Artist Community - Saturday, March 5, 2016; Noon; Free and open to all

Artist Talk & Exhibition | Creative Research & Artistic Responsiveness - Saturday, March 19, 2016; 1pm; Free

Artist Talk | Installations: From Germination to De-installation - March 26, 2016; Noon; Free

Repurposing Found Materials - April 23, 2016; Noon; Free

Mentor Series: The Wisdom of Contemplative Art - April 25 - 29, 2016; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Artist Talk | Contemplative Art in Disquieting Times - April 27, 2016; 4:30pm; Free

Creative Play and Emotional Resilience - April 30, May 1 or May 2, 2016; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

Fostering Communal Creativity - April 30, 2016; 12pm

Grounded Self-Care: Symbols, Metaphors, and the Creative Process - April 30, 2016; 7pm

Inspiration, Imagination, and Creation: How the Creative Process Affects the Whole Person - May 1, 2016; 12pm

The Road Less Traveled via Highway 61 - May 1, 2016; 8:15am

Artist Talk | Influences and Directions - May 6, 2016; 4:30pm; Free; Held at Art Colony Print Studio

Public Lecture | Traveling Texts: What bookbindings tell us about early-printed books - Friday, June 3, 2016; 7pm

Abstract Painting: Beyond the Boundaries - June 6 - 8, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Introduction to Acrylic - June 11 - 12, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Writing Fiction - June 18 - 19, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Artist Talk | The Visual Language and the Unexpected - June 22, 2016; 4:30pm; Free

CANCELLED - Portrait Drawing - July 2 - 3, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Acrylic Marathon - July 13 - 15, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Fast, Loose & Fun Acrylic Painting - July 16 - 17, 2016; 2 days; 9 am - 4 pm

Artist Talk | Spirituality, Myth, and the Feminine - July 24, 2016; 4:30pm; Free | Location: Johnson Heritage Post Gallery

Composition, Process & Design - July 30 - 31, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Flowing Colors - August 8 - 12, 2016; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Pottery Demo & Potluck - August 19, 2016; 4 - 6:30pm

The Artist's Nature Sketchbook - August 27 - 28, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Mentorship in Writing: Fiction - August 29 - September 2, 2016; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Reading | Faith Sullivan - August 31, 2016; 4:30pm; Free | Drury Lane Bookstore

Studio Pastels - September 3 - 5, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Artist Talk: The Plein Air Experience - September 12, 2016; 12pm

Artist Talk | Paint with Intention - September 16, 2016; 11am; Free

CANCELLED - Fall Colors in Oil - September 24 - 25, 2016; 2 days; 8:30am - 4pm

Decorative Techniques on Paper: Suminagashi and Orizomi - October 1, 2016; 9am - Noon

Drum Leaf Binding - October 1, 2016; 1pm - 4pm

Long and Link Stitch Binding - October 2, 2016; 1pm - 4pm

Make a Mark: Life Drawing - October 5 - December 14, 2016; 6:30 - 9 pm

Exploring Watermedia - October 15 - 17, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Paint-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls - Saturday, October 29, 2016; 10am - 2pm

CANCELLED - Drawing Lab - November 1 - 29, 2016; 5 Tuesdays; 6 - 7:30pm

Community Conversation: Creating Space for Art and Artists with Kristofer Bowman - Wednesday, November 16; 12 - 1pm

Functional Glass Painting - December 10, 2016; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

Studio Landscapes - January 14 - 15; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

100DayProject: Information Session - Tuesday, January 17, 2017; 12pm

Community Conversation: Large-scale Functional Installations - Wednesday, January 18, 2017; 12 - 1 pm

Decorative Pins - February 17, 2017; 1 day; 9 am - 4 pm

Needle Felted Wool Landscapes - February 17 - 18, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Soy Wax Batik Basics and Beyond - February 18 - 19, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

The Write Time - Saturday, February 25, 2017; 9am - 12pm

Artist Talk: The Transformative Power of Art - April 8, 2017; 2pm

Still Life in Pastel - April 8 - 9, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Advancing in Pastel - April 10 - 12, 2017; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Inspired by Place - April 22 - 23, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Art as Journey - May 11 - 14, 2017; 4 days; 9am - 4pm

Impressionistic Watercolor - May 19 - 21, 2017; 3 days; 9 am - 4 pm

Artist Talk: Solarplate Printing - May 24, 2017; 4:30pm

Design Your Painting: Watercolor - June 3 - 4, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Artist Talk: Case of the Nomads - June 8, 2017; 5:30 pm

Integrating Stone and Metal - June 8 - 9, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Artist Talk: Influences, Evolutions, and the Work - June 9, 2017; 5:30 pm

Artist Talk: Analogous - June 10, 2017; 10am

Artist Talk: Responsible Supply Chain Sourcing and Sustainable Metalsmithing - June 10, 2017; 3:45pm

Artist Talk: The Brooch: Ideation, Design, and Execution - June 10, 2017; 2:30pm

Artist Talk: Your Unique Voice - June 10, 2017; 9am - 10am

Cold Connections Demonstration - June 10, 2017; 1:15 - 2:15pm

Colored Pencil Potential - June 13 - 16, 2017; 4 days; 9am - 4pm

The Habit of Painting: Advanced Acrylic - June 17 - 18, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Cut and Paste Plants: Developing a Contemporary Approach to Landscape - June 19 - 21; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Watercolor Basics - June 23 - 25, 2017; 2 day = $190; 3 day = $285; 9am - 4pm

Mentor Series: June Mentored - June 26 - June 30, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Dynamic Landscapes in Watermedia - July 1 - 2, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Pastel Plein Air Painting - July 3 - 7, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Watercolor Landscapes - July 8 - 9, 2017; Saturday: 9am - 4pm; Sunday: 8am - 3pm

Painting, Collage, and Transfers - July 12 - 14, 2017; 3 days; 9 am - 4 pm

Encaustic Effects with Acrylic - July 15 - 16, 2017; 2 days; 9 am - 4 pm

Mentor Series: Examine, Document, Design - July 17 - 21, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Looking for Color - July 22 - 23, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Mentor Series: July Mentored I - July 24 - 28, 2017; 5 days; 9 am - 4 pm

Artist Talk: Integrative Medical Practices and Community Engagement - July 29, 2017; 12 pm

Landscape from Memory - July 29 - 30; 2017; 2 day; 9 am - 4 pm

Mentor Series: July Mentored II - July 31 - August 4, 2017; 5 days; 9 am - 4 pm

Mentor Series: Develop Your Artistic Potential - August 7 - 11, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Artist Talk: Public and Collaborative Sculpture Projects - August 9 - 10, 2017; 4:30pm

Experimental Drawing - August 12 - 13, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Botanical Watercolor - August 14 - 18, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Looking at Landscape - August 19 - 20, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

The Art of Personal Writing - Aug. 19 - 20, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Sumi-e: Painting From the Heart - August 21 - 25, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Finding Your Visual Voice - August 28 - 31, 2017; 4 days; 9am - 4pm

From Sketchbook to Stitchery - September 2 - 4, 2017; 3 days; 9 am - 4 pm

Composition and Color in the Landscape - September 16 - 17, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Studio Immersion - September 18 - 27, 2016; 10 days; 9am - 4pm

Color Theory: Rhythm, Repetition, and Rest - September 28, 2017; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

Landscape Painting - September 29, 2017; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Art as Journey II - October 5 - 8, 2017; 4 days; 9am - 4pm

Spontaneous Process Painting - October 20 - 21, 2017; 2 day; 9am - 4pm

Founders Hall Instructors

Kinji Akagawa
Erik Anderson
Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Jan Attridge
Hazel Belvo
Mary Bergs
Peter Blau
Michael Boyd
Donna Bruni
Yvonne Caruthers
Dan Clark
Patrick Coleman
Kat Corrigan
Julie Crabtree
Susan Crow
Bonnie Cutts
Amanda Degener
Ken DeWaard
Katie Dublinski
Bill Durbin
Walter Early
Heid Erdrich
Elizabeth Erickson
Andy Evansen
David Feinberg
Kelly O. Finnerty
Chris Fischbach
Brittany Foster
Susan Frame
Lea Friesen
Rachel Gabriel
Linda Gammell
Peter Geye
Dave Gilsvik
Regan Golden
Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens
Judith Guest
David Hahn
Carolyn Halliday
Rachael Hanel
Erin Hart
Catherine Hearding
Laurie Hertzel
Anna Hess
Lisa Hochstein
Peter Humeniuk
Scott Husby
Suzabelle Janicek
Emily Johnson
Maya Khaira
Kim Knutson
Rick Kochenash
Stephen Krasemann
Jo Ann Krause
Brandon Kuehn
Kristy Kutch
Kathryn Kysar
Bevie LaBrie
Mark Lambert & Film Crew
Lorna Landvik
Jeanne Larson
Pam Luer
Charles Matson Lume
Tova Lund
Jaana Mattson
Tom McCann
Ken McCullough
Martha McQuade
Spencer Meagher
Cyndi Kaye Meier
Kami Mendlik
Jennifer Merchant
Anna Metcalfe
Sherri Moe
Tom Nachreiner
Ryuta Nakajima
Karen Owsley Nease
Jeff Niesen
Cameron Norman
Sally Nystrom
Jane O'Reilly
Carl Oltvedt
Bonnie Paruch
Mary Pettis
Ann Regan
Karen Rognsvoog
Danny Saathoff
Connie Scheele
Pat Robinson Schmidt
John Schuerman
Neil Sherman
Howard Sivertson
Liz Sivertson
Jan Hosking Smith
Moheb Soliman
Lynn Speaker
Lisa Stauffer
Sarah Stonich
Faith Sullivan
Bart Sutter
Holly Newton Swift
Patrick Thomas
Michael Tonder
Laurie Toth
Mary Jo Van Dell
Todd Voss
Cilla Walford
Denise Walser-Kolar
Catherine Watson
Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum
Ken Wenzel
Doug Westendorp
Linda White
Dan Wiemer
Diane Wilson
Sue Wipf
Cathy Wurzer
Tim Young

Photos from Founders Hall


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