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

Eco-Friendly Print Studio

Eco-Friendly Print Studio


One of the only eco-friendly print studios in the Midwest, this inspiring space has incredible natural light and views of the harbor.

The studio contains one 40"x 72" Takach etching press and one Vandercook Number 4 proof press, UV Exposure Unit and light box, copper etching facility, paper soaking station, drying rack, cutter, venthood for aquatint, and an assorment of tools and brayers.

No mineral spirits are allowed in this studio and all cleaning is accomplished with common household products, mainly Windex and vegetable oil.

This studio can comfortably accommodate 7 - 10 people. It is available for rent on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis based on artist background and orientation.

Call 218-387-2737 or email arts@boreal.org to set up a rental interview.

Studio Rental Fees
Glass Studio:
$75.00 per month
$40.00 per week
$15.00 per day
 
Studio Access application

Workshops in Eco-Friendly Print Studio

Open Print Studio - April 1, 2014; 1st Tuesday of the Month (February - May); 6 - 8:30 pm

Open Print Studio - Tues, May 6, 2014; 6-8:30 pm

Printmaking Intensive: Seeing Possibilities - May 29 - June 1, 2014; 4 days; 9am - 5pm

Introduction to Filmmaking - June 7-8, 2014; 2 days; 9am-4pm

Defining Values: Explore Light & Dark with Aquatint & Watercolor - June 23 - 25, 2014; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Pencil Portraiture - Saturday, July 12, 2014; 2pm - 4pm

Shoot the Moon - Saturday, July 12; 6pm - 10pm

Rock Balance Art - July 13, 2014; 9am - Noon

Legal Topics for Artists: Part I - July 17, 2014; 4 - 6pm

The Art of Papercutting - July 19 - 20, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Cupcakes, Prints & Garbage! - August 5, 2014; 1pm - 4pm

Exploring Clay, Pencil & Brush - August 6, 2014; 1pm - 4pm

Photograph the Northern Landscape - August 9-10, optional 11, 2014; 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Light & Color: The Shifting Landscape Through Intaglio Printmaking - August 16-17, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Rules of Perspective - August 23 - 24, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Letterboxing Extravaganza! - Saturday, Aug 30, 2014; 10am - 4pm

Transfers & Transform: Fiber Arts Collage with Disperse Dyes - August 30-31, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Legals Topics for Artists - September 8, 2014; 11:30am - 1:30pm

Wire Wrapped Jewelry: Youth Class (For Ages 9 - 12) - Friday, September 19, 2014; 10am - 2:30pm; for ages 9 - 12.

Printmaking Sampler - September 20, 2014; 1 day; 9am - 4pm;

Intermediate Relief Printing - September 27-29, 2014; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Design Your Skateboard Deck: Youth Class (For All Ages) - September 30, October 7 & 14; 2014; 3 Tuesdays; 4pm - 6pm

Community Ink Day: Autumn Designs - October 11, 2014; 1pm - 4pm DROP IN ACTIVITY

Concertina Book Structures - Saturday, October 18, 2014; 1pm - 4pm

Explore Paste Paper - Saturday, October 18, 2014; 1pm - 4pm

Painting with Fabric - Saturday, February 14, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

Felted Wool Puppets & Color Theory (for ages 10 - 16) - Saturday, February 28, 2015; 9am - Noon

Make a Mark - March 28, 2015; 9am - Noon

Mything Around: Metaphors to Understand Your Story - April 11 & 18, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Writing Our Stories - April 21 & 28, May 5 & 12, 2015; 4 Tuesdays; 6:00 - 8:30pm

Printing on Functional Fabrics: for ages 10 - 16 - April 30 & May 7, 2015; 2 Thursdays; 4pm - 7pm

Mosaic Garden Ornaments - May 9, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

Intro to Letterboxing - Saturday, May 23, 2015; 9am - Noon

Forming with the Hydraulic Press - June 11 - 12, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Saltwater Etching for Jewelry Artists - Saturday, June 13, 2015; 9am - Noon

Advancing in Drawing - June 27 - 28, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Writing Craft: Research, Writing & Publication - June 29 - July 1, 2015; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Shoot the Twilight - July 11, 2015; 6pm - 10pm

Altered Books: Youth Class (for ages 10 - 16) - Wednesday, July 15, 2015; Noon - 4pm; for ages 10 - 16

Watercolor: Youth Class (for ages 6 - 12) - Wednesday, July 22, 2015; 9am - Noon

Drawing: Youth Class (for ages 6 - 12) - Wednesday, August 5, 2015; 1pm - 4pm

Encaustic Collagraph - August 8 - 9, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

How to View Contemporary Art - Friday, August 14, 2015; 7pm

The Art of Collage: Youth Class (for ages 9 - 16) - Wednesday, August 19, 2015; 1pm - 4pm

Writing Nature: Poetry & Prose - September 5 - 7, 2015; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Drawing:Youth Class (For ages 6 - 9) - September 28 - October 12, 2015; 3 Mondays; 4pm - 5pm

Introduction to Film & Video: Youth Class - October 27 - November 17, 2015; 4 Tuesdays; 3:45pm - 5:15pm

Illustration Talk & Demo - FULL - Thursday, November 5, 2015; 4:15 - 5pm

Geometry of Art & Design - January 16 - 17, 2016; 2 day; 9am - 4pm

Community Ink Day: Print Your Valentines - Saturday, February 6, 2016; 1pm - 4pm

Career Planning & Time Management for Artists - Saturday, March 5; 9am - 11:30am

Recordkeeping for Artists - Saturday, March 5, 2016; 1pm - 3:30pm

Pricing for Artists - Sunday, March 6, 2016; 9am - 11:30am

Pochoir Printing: Simple, Spontaneous, and Fun - Saturday, March 19, 2016; 9am - noon; Free

Spring Break Youth Art Space - Tuesday, March 29 & Thursday, March 31, 2016; 10am - Noon

Watercolor: Youth Class (For ages 6 - 9) - April 4 - 18, 2016; 3 Mondays; 4 - 5:30pm

Relief & Monoprint Techniques - April 8 - 9 & 10, 2016; (3rd day optional); 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Creative Self-Care - April 15 - May 6, 2016; 4 Fridays; 4 - 6pm

Personalized Journal Making - April 30, May 1 or May 2, 2016; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

Digital Pinhole Photography - May 28, 2016; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

Drawing Basics - June 4 - 5, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Prints from Drawings - June 11 - 12, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Collagraph: Exploring Printed Texture - June 17 - 19, 2016; 2.5 days; Day 1: 5:30 - 8:30pm, Day 2: 9am - 4pm

One at a Time: Monoprint Methods - June 24 - 26, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

CANCELLED - Writing History - June 25 - 26, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Talking Lines: Art & Poetry - FULL - July 30 - 31, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

CANCELLED - Beyond the Blank Book - August 1 - 4, 2016; 4 days; 9am - 4pm

CANCELLED - Mentorship in Printmaking - August 8 - 12, 2016; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Silkscreen Onto Encaustic - August 15 - 17, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

CANCELLED - Letterpress Printing - August 20 - 22, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Summer Youth Art Space: Western Art History - June - August, 2016; 10am - Noon; Open to all ages (see dates below)

CANCELLED - Introduction to Intaglio - August 27 - 28, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Print & Stitch - September 3 - 5, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

The Art of the Nocturne - Monday, September 12, 2016; 8pm - 11pm

Acrylic Collage: Youth (Ages 13 - 16) - September 21 - October 12; 2016; 4 Wednesdays; 3:45 - 5pm

Watercolor: Youth Class (For ages 6 - 9) - September 26 - October 17, 2016; 4 Mondays; 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Identity: Youth (Ages 10 - 13) - September 27 - October 18; 4 Tuesdays; 3:45 - 5:15pm

Letterpess: Table-top Platen Press - October 1, 2016; 9am - 12pm

Letterpress: Show Card Press - October 1, 2016; 1pm - 4pm

Letterpress: Single Sheet Books and Alternative Processes - October 2, 2016; 1 - 4pm

The Monoprinting Toolbox - October 15-16, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

FREE Watercolor Resist Activity: Fall Into Art - Friday, October 21, 2016; 10 am - 1 pm

Monoprints: Fall Into Art - Saturday, October 22, 2016; 1 - 4pm

2-D to 3-D (for ages 10 - 14) - November 7 - 28, 2016; 4 Mondays; 3:45 - 4:45pm

ARAC Grant Writing Assistance - November 8, 2016 and January 23, 2017; 12 - 1:30 pm

Holiday Cards - November 12 - 13, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Handmade Mini-books - December 1 - 15; 3 Thursdays; 4:30 - 8:30 pm

Community Conversation: A Cook County Story through Glass Negatives with Carrie McHugh - Wednesday, December 14, 2016; 12 - 1 pm

Community Ink Day: Holiday Gifts - Saturday, December 17, 2016; 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Deepening Spirituality Through Writing - January 16 - February 20, 2017; 6 Mondays; 5:30 - 7:30pm

Book Read and Discussion: Wired to Create - January 24 and February 21; 4 pm

Art Space: Preschool - Saturday, January 28, 2017 and Wednesday, February 8, 2017; 10 am - 11 am

Watercolor Experimentation: Ages 9 - 12 - February 14 - March 7, 2017; 4 Tuesdays; 4 - 5pm

Hand-printed Lampshades - February 17 - 18, 2017; 1.5 days; Friday: 9am - 4pm; Saturday: 9am - Noon

Develop Your Portfolio: Hire a Professional Photographer - Wednesday, February 22, 2017; one-hour blocks of times beginning at 9am.

Artist Books - February 25, 2017; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

Develop Your Portfolio: Hire a Professional Photographer - Thursday, March 2, 2017; consecutively scheduled one-hour blocks of time beginning at 1pm

Woodblock Printmaking - May 12 - 14, 2017; 3 days; 9am - 5pm

Watercolor Pocket Journal: Observations along the Way - May 19 - 21, 2017; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Solarplate Printmaking - May 22 - 26, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Community Ink Day: Screenprinting - Saturday, May 27, 2017; 2pm - 4pm

Infusing Digital Fabrication Techniques into a Traditional Studio Practice - June 8 - 9, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Summer Art Space: Epic Fails - June - August; Select Thursdays | 9 - 11 am (see below)

Time and Memory in Poetry and Prose - June 17 - 18, 2017; 2 days; 9 am - 4 pm

Long Stitch Leather Wrap - Saturday, June 24, 2017; 1 day; 9 am - 4 pm

Woodblock Printmaking - July 14 - 16, 2017; Day 1: 4pm - 6pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am - 4pm

So You Want to Write Memoir - July 15 - 16, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Block Printing: Start to Finish - July 22 - 23 & 24, 2017 (3rd day optional); 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Mentorship in Photography - July 24 - 26, 2017; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Introduction to Printmaking - August 4 - 6; 3 days

Creative Mapmaking - August 5 - 6, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Encaustic Printmaking Mixed-media - August 9 - 11, 2017; 3 day; 9am - 4pm

Introduction to Encaustic - August 12 - 13, 2017; 2 day; 9am - 4pm

Cards and Small Prints - August 17, 24, & 29; 5 - 8pm

Make an Impression I - August 19-20, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Make an Impression II - August 26 - 27, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Photography for Beginners - October 7 - 8, 2017; Day 1: 9am - 4pm; Day 2: 9am - Noon

Eco-Friendly Print Studio Instructors

Roberta Allen
Theresa Angelo
Mary Ellen Ashcroft
Elizabeth Belz
Betsy Bowen
Marlais Olmstead Brand
Mary Bruno
James Burke
Pam Collins
Karina Cutler-Lake
Beth Dorsey
Kelly Dupre
Kit Eastman
Bryan Hansel
Marty Harris
Maeri Hedstrom
Jeff Hirst
Jim Horton
Marcia Hyatt
Luke Johnson
Peter Juhl
Curtis Juliber
Matt Kania
April Katz
Elise Kyllo
Tessa Larson
Mary Leikvold
Jill Levene
Brian Lukasavitz
Jeremy Lundquist
Andrea Martin
Becky McDonah
Jeanne McGee
Bill Myers
Richard James Nelson
Jon Neuse
Beth Novak
Kimber Olson
Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro
Jana Pullman
Jerry Riach
Kathryn Savage
Karen Searle
Shawn Sheehy
Kathleen Sheridan
Karen Smaby
Simon Stromberg
Joyce Sutphen
Tara Sweeney
Jill Swenson
Mike Swindlehurst
Dean Trisko
Dan Welden
Tom Westbrook
Nick Wroblewski
Joyce Yamamoto
Jason Yoh

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