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The Art Colony hosts intensive classes with instructors who are practicing studio artists and college and university faculty. Instruction covers a broad spectrum of media including: ceramics, drawing, literary arts, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, among others. The Art Colony’s mentor series is also a perfect way for advancing and mid-career artists to receive mentored guidance on their works-in-progress.

Due to COVID-19, the Art Colony has implemented new safety protocols for all classes. Requirements include: limited class sizes, physical distancing, and mandatory masks. Students will receive further information upon registration. We continue to practice under the evolving guidelines of the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health.

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All Skill Levels Welcome

The Art Colony values the diversity of creative expression present within our community. Classes are open to all levels except where noted. The following class categories are designed to meet specific needs:

  • Foundational Series: For students with no experience or who want to try a medium for the first time.
  • Experience Required: For students who have gained foundational knowledge in a specific medium. See individual class prerequisites in class descriptions.
  • Studio Qualifier: Introduces students to the equipment and practice of a medium-specific studio to allow for independent studio use.

Registration Guide

Interested in registering for a class and would like more guidance? Follow our step-by-step guide below:

  • Go to the class you would like to register for, select how many tickets you would like to purchase, then click “Add to Event Cart”
  • Click “Proceed to Registration”
  • Enter your contact information and click “Proceed to Payment Options” at the bottom of the page
  • Payments are made through PayPal. Select the PayPal icon and then hit “Proceed to Finalize Registration”
  • You will be redirected to PayPal to finalize transaction details
  • If you have received a promo code from us, click the area to the left of the “Submit Promotion Code” button and enter the code. Then hit submit to apply the promotion. If you do not have a promotion code, you do not need to use this button.
  • If you need assistance registering, please email info@grandmaraisartcolony or call 218-287-2737. Due to COVID-19 our staff time in the office is limited. Email is the best way to reach us, however we will be checking voicemails regularly.

Cancellation Policy 

Classes must reach a minimum number (generally that is 6 students), 35 days before the class start date. From there, classes remain open until one week (7 days) prior to the start date unless special circumstances apply. If the Art Colony  needs to cancel a class due to low enrollment or instructor illness, etc., students  will be informed at least five business days before the start date (unless otherwise noted) and refund tuition payment in full. The Art Colony assumes no  responsibility for losses incurred due to lodging or travel arrangements (you may want to consider travel insurance and confirm the cancellation policy of your lodging accommodations).

• Adult Cancellation Policy: 35 or more days in advance of start date: 75% payment refunded. No refunds are given within 35 days of the class start date. Students do have the option to transfer their tuition payment to another class for a $100 fee.