Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Our summer exhibition explores this year's theme of AIR – OPENNESS. The four exhibiting artists have  interpreted this theme throughout their creative process and in the work they will show in this exhibit. Join us to observe how AIR and OPENNESS can be expressed through art. Exhibiting Artists  – LOCATION  –  Studio 21 | 21 […]

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 exchange encourage new ways of seeing, with emphasis on interpreting color, form, light, texture, sound, and movement, in order to create a sense of place […]

Open Studio: Elizabeth Rose & Kimberly Wetzel

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Join us for an open studio with our 2023 juried artists-in-residence Elizabeth Claire Rose and Kimberly Wetzel to see the work they have created during their residency. The 2023 juried residency runs May 29 – June 10, culminating with this open studio. About the Artists  Elizabeth Rose | Print Studio Elizabeth Claire Rose is an […]

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 greatest artistic potential. Students will work in their medium of choice and benefit from one-to-one instruction and critique, along with times of group critique. Prerequisite: […]

Artist Talk: Presence In Visual Art

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Join us and David Feinberg for an Artist Talk to learn more about his career and artwork. This event is free and open to the public, no pre-registration is required. David's Description of the Talk: Something (such as a spirit) felt or believed to be present In 1962, two of my professors at Parsons School […]

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 small moments of wildness and spending time outdoors. Cyanotype printing is a non-toxic sun printing process and monotypes are a painterly method of printmaking that […]

Artist Talk: 16 Years of Plein Air Painting the Gunflint Trail

Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center 28 Moose Pond Drive, Grand Marais, MN

Join Neil Sherman at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center as he gives an artist talk about his 16 years of Plein Air Painting on the Gunflint Trail. This talk is part of Neil's experience as one of the Grand Marais Art Colony's 2023 Graham Studio Artists-in-Residence. The Graham Studio Residency supports two Cook County, MN […]

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 and each day will begin with practice and guided experimentation time using techniques such as washes, dry brush, color lifting, and resists. Todd will incorporate […]

Youth: Character Creation Camp: Use Your Imagination (Ages 6 – 10)

Pill Box Studio 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Do you love to draw, write, and use your imagination? This camp is for you! Join author and illustrator Nancy Carlson, who has published over 67 books, to create characters, get to know them and put them in original stories. Students will invent a character or characters and use artwork and the written word to […]

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, and galleries (where the body interfaces with the lid). We will also look at historical and contemporary examples of lidded vessels. Prerequisite: basic understanding of […]

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 sixteenth century and has been widely used by artists specializing in various mediums to create multiples of one image. Todd will give instruction and demonstrations […]

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 paint traditional subjects while learning the basic brushstrokes and techniques of the art form. Discussions will include beginning composition and an overview of the materials […]

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