Grand Marais Art Colony Workshops, Grand Marais, Minnesota
120 WEST 3RD AVENUE   PO BOX 626    GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA 55604    218-387-2737

Summer Art Space: Epic Fails

Summer Art Space: Epic Fails

June - August; Select Thursdays | 9 - 11 am (see below)

Kelly Dupre
Eco-Friendly Print Studio
Class Size:

Making art is about taking risks and exploring the process. It is about experimenting with materials and letting the possibilities lead you in new directions. With risk comes certain failure and through failure we learn creative problem-solving skills. Noncompetitive group games and group art projects are integral to each art space session, with a focus on group cooperation, working together, and letting go. Join us for a summer youth series that is anti-perfection and a little on the wild side. Open to ages 6 – 12; space is limited and pre-registration is recommended.

$5/session or $30/full series

I’m Feeling It! | June 15
Both with and without blindfolds students will use each other as “clay” and build human sculptures. Then, using actual colored clay, students will work together to build on each other’s clay creations.
Stinky Shoe Soup | June 22
Playing a noncompetitive and active shoe game will spark energy and creativity. After the game, the instructor will facilitate a shoe drawing lesson and everyone will have a chance to help paint several shoe pictures.
Fox and Squirrel | June 29
The Fox and Squirrel cooperative game will inspire us to make woodland creature puppets out of repurposed materials and then students will work together to create a short puppet show. 
Fear Not! | July 13
With lights out, we will play a group game, read a picture book about the black out in New York City, and then dive in to the dark night by constructing three-dimensional stand-up night scenes with cardboard and paper. 
The Mighty Dragon | July 27
After playing “Catch the Dragon’s Tail” and “Smaug’s Jewels,” students will cooperate to paint a giant dragon using paintbrushes attached to long sticks and a variety of colored paint.
Oh Deer! | August 3
Students will earn about basic animal needs in the group game, "Oh Deer!” and then gather pieces of nature such as sticks, leaves, birch bark, and rocks to construct a group art project.
Tag and Print | August 17
Several group tag games will be taught and then students will learn to carve and print linoleum blocks. 
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