The Art Colony hosts 200 classes year round 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.

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. Due to the smaller size of the Print Studio, all Printmaking classes will take place in Founders Hall or Studio 21 with one-to-one sessions with the instructor in the Print Studio. Students will receive further information upon registration. Questions can be emailed to

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.