Upcoming Classes

Virtual: Pen and Marker: Fungi (Ages 12 – Adult)

Zoom Virtual Studio Grand Marais, MN

Join Sarah in the magical world of Fungi using an unconventional medium: Pen and Markers. Sarah will take you step-by-step, showing you how to draw proportionately, create texture using cross […]

Next Step Wheel Throwing

Ceramics Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN
Meets 8 times, starting: Recurring

This class is designed to build on students' knowledge of wheel-thrown ceramics. Ben will demonstrate more advanced forms like bowls, mugs, and plates. The class will further explore the ceramic […]

Virtual: Digital Illustration Demonstration

Zoom Virtual Studio Grand Marais, MN

Are you intrigued by digital drawing? In this hour-long demonstration Sarah will offer a look into Adobe Fresco as a program and the wide range of tools it has to […]

Painting in Pastel: Landscape from Photographs

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Bring your pastel landscapes to life through a better understanding of key artistic principles. We'll discuss design and composition, painting fundamentals, the importance of accurate drawing and those valuable tools: […]

Painting the Wild Places

Bearskin Lodge 124 E Bearskin Road, Grand Marais, MN

Join Dave to paint outdoors and learn new strategies to capture the essence of wild places. A class for all experience levels, Dave will provide a lot of demonstrations with […]

Introduction to Relief Printmaking

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Explore relief printmaking and elements of design utilizing found objects and more traditional printmaking materials. In this introductory class, Monica will guide students in designing a linocut using positive and […]

Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Exhibiting Artists  – LOCATION  –  Studio 21 | 21 West Highway 61 OPEN  –  Wednesdays - Saturdays 10 AM – 3 PM Member Preview May 26 | 4:30 – 5 […]

Beginning Oil Painting

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Gain a basic foundation of oil painting as Paula covers all of the fundamental tools of the trade from color to design. Along with a variety of hands-on exercises, students […]

Abstraction from Nature

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

In this painting intensive, artists will create a series of abstract paintings inspired by visual studies, personal narratives, and elements of the North Shore landscape. Daily warm-up exercises and group […]

Develop Your Artistic Potential

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

David’s teaching philosophy is tied to his belief that each artist is unique, and therefore the challenge is to help students generate their internal voice so they can achieve their […]

Observing Wildness with Cyanotypes and Monoprinting

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Over the course of two days, students will spend time outside near Lake Superior and inside the printmaking studio creating cyanotypes and monotypes that reflect on the experience of observing […]

Beginning Watercolor

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Explore the foundation of watercolor techniques to create a small series of watercolor paintings inspired by the majestic scenery and natural elements of Grand Marais. Students will work from photos […]

Exploring Lidded Vessels

Ceramics Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

This four day workshop will be an introduction to and exploration of various lidded ceramic vessels. Students will use wheel-throwing and slab-building processes. Ben will demonstrate various lidded-vessel bodies, lids, […]

Etching Studio

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Etching is a traditional printmaking process in which lines or marks are physically bitten into a piece of metal (often copper) using an acid. This technique dates back to the […]

Sumi-e: Beginner’s Inspiration

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Sumi-e is a Japanese word that means “ink picture.” Learn to paint the sumi-e way using ink, Chinese painting colors, rice paper, and bamboo brushes. In this class you will […]

Nature Inspired Katazome Samples

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Create colorful fabric and paper samples you can use in quilting and book arts projects. Exploring the centuries-old Japanese textile design technique known as katazome (paste-resist stencil dyeing), you’ll design […]

Layering Color and Light: Woodcut and Monoprint

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

This engaging printmaking workshop focuses on monoprint and woodcut methods with an emphasis on layering color to produce luminous results. Students begin with observational studies from the natural world and […]

Form and Surface: Functional Canvases and Water Etching

Ceramics Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Looking to improve your ceramic forms and explore a new decorative process? In this workshop, Dallas will cover design elements in regards to both form and surface. Students will build […]

Acrylic: The Versatile Medium

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Having spent years presenting technical information about Golden Acrylic materials, Bonnie will demonstrate the versatility of acrylic materials and some unique possibilities, including creating texture with gels and pastes, painting […]

Painting Dynamic Interiors

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

This three-day painting workshop will focus on exploring the architectural interior as a painting subject. Topics discussed will include point-of-view/perspective, color and value, and the use of light and shadow […]

Mobiles: Sculpting with Line and Volume (Ages 11+)

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Create a suspended, mobile-like sculpture using line and volume as your guide. Using materials such as reed, tissue paper, wire and glue, students will learn about rectangular prisms, cylinders, and […]

Family Class: Watercolor Monoprints (ages 12 to adult)

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Adults and kids will work alongside each other for a fun, family art primer. Watercolor monoprints are a fun introduction to printmaking. Students will work with water-based media like gouache […]

Mobiles: Sculpting with Line and Volume (Adult)

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Create a suspended, mobile-like sculpture using line and volume as your guide. Using materials such as reed, tissue paper, wire and glue, students will learn about rectangular prisms, cylinders, and […]

Watercolor Monoprints

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Watercolor monotypes are a fun way for painters and printmakers to explore new textures and techniques. Working with water-based media like gouache and aqua crayons, students will create compositions that […]

Water and Woods: Abstraction and Nature

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Join Annie for an indoor and outdoor nature-based painting workshop. Students will be guided through Annie’s painting techniques and inspiration gathering, including a water collection at the shoreline of Lake […]

Acrylic: Beginning

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Start from the foundation as Adam demonstrates each step of the process of making an acrylic painting, from gessoing a board/canvas, to creating a drawing and painting, to varnishing and […]

Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

The mokuhanga printmaking process dates back to 17th-century Japanese and employs a wide range of vivid water-based inks. At the onset of the workshop, participants will make a two-color print […]

Acrylic: Advanced Beginner

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Continue growing in your knowledge and practice of acrylic painting as Adam demonstrates additional comprehensive techniques with a focus on developing meaningful content. Adam will demonstrate color mixing using color […]

Engaging Nature Through Drawing

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Our world is full of endless opportunities for discovery and engaging our surroundings from different angles only enriches those explorations. In this class, we will engage the beauty of the […]

Fearless Painting in the Studio and En Plein Air

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

When you see a beautiful landscape, do you perceive it with your eyes only? Is it purely visual? What about the broader context? Imagine if we learn to communicate this […]

Do Rad Things Skateboard Art Youth Camp (Ages 9 – 12)

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Mark Rivard loves to help kids find their passions and motivations through creative and entrepreneurial endeavors. Throughout camp Mark will help students use the canvas of a skateboard to create […]

Do Rad Things Skateboard Art Teen Camp (Ages 13+)

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
Meets 2 times, starting: Recurring

Mark Rivard loves to help kids find their passions and motivations through creative and entrepreneurial endeavors. Throughout camp Mark will help students use the canvas of a skateboard to create […]

Skyscapes in Watercolor

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Have you ever seen a “watercolor sky” and wondered how you would paint it? This class will give you a chance to try it out. Focusing on the sky as […]

The Art of Composition

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Robert Henri once said, “Good composition is like a suspension bridge; each line adds strength and takes away none.” This week is for artists who work in a variety of […]

Collagraph Printmaking Demo with OPEN Acrylic Paint

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

A collagraph print is made from a surface on which collage elements and texture have been applied.  Plates will be created using GOLDEN mediums and gels and printed with GOLDEN […]

Essential Encaustic Techniques

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Explore how to create translucent, layered paintings only achieved with molten beeswax on Ampersand Encausticbord. A brief history and description of Encaustic painting will be discussed as well as basic […]

Sumi-e: Painting from the Heart

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Have fun interpreting North Shore landscapes using ink, color, and absorbent Chinese xuan paper. Class will focus on composition and contemporary interpretations of landscapes using traditional brushwork plus experimental techniques. […]

Solarplate and Chine Colle

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Solarplate printmaking is a non-toxic approach for making and printing intaglio and relief plates. Students will explore both photo-based images and non-photo based images, such as drawings, to produce plates […]

A Valued Approach to Watercolor

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

There seems to be a never-ending quest to loosen up in watercolor. To work toward that goal, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to […]

Value Drawing

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Value is a critical element of composition and design and this two-day immersive class will provide you with essential tools to more successfully visualize and execute value scales in your […]

Modular Forms: Building in Sections

Ceramics Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Create the larger works, functional or sculptural, that you’ve always imagined and bring them to life with integrity by learning from a modular-building artist and honing handbuilding techniques. In this […]

Botanical Watercolor on Vellum

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Learn Denise’s technique for painting on vellum, beginning with exercises on small bits of vellum to get a feel for painting on this surface. Students will choose a small botanical […]

Muse 12 x 12 Exhibition

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Those in our arts community who are members, supporters, instructors and students, are invited to submit one 12 x 12-inch piece of artwork to be exhibited this fall at Studio […]

Oil Painting: Concept to Execution

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

A successful painting starts before paint is ever applied to the canvas, with a solid concept. We will look at this part of the process by exploring what other artists […]

Art Journaling Re-invented

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Rehab an old book by transforming it into a personal piece of art. Supported by instructor prompts, students will build foundation pages; create permissions to self and write a creative […]

Spontaneous Process Painting

Founders Hall Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

Supported by writing prompts and instructor guidance, students will discover how creating mixed-media work on one surface reflects their life experience, wisdom, desire, joy, resistance, and their own visual voice. […]

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