Youth: Draw, Paint, Sculpt After School Camp (Ages 10 – 13)

Studio 17 17 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
Meets 8 times, starting: Recurring

Over this eight-week after school camp, students will explore a variety of materials and techniques, from making a pattern forest and an animal collage to exploring abstract sculpture and a walking through a unique science experiment with marker chromatography. Along the way they will learn about the elements of design and composition in both two […]

Beginning Wheel Throwing

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

Students will learn the foundations of wheel throwing from centering to throwing the basic cylinder and bowl forms. There will be ample time and materials for students to practice their skills so that by the final weeks they will be able to attach a handle to a mug and glaze their final pieces. Select pieces […]

Canceled Virtual Artist Cohort: Artistic Practices

Zoom Virtual Studio Grand Marais, MN
Meets 4 times, starting: Recurring

Do you want to drill down deeper into your art practice and acquire more knowledge about how to sustain and share your work? Participants will find support, insights, and inspiration through group discussions that address creative momentum, authenticity in art making, and finding your audience. Donna will facilitate conversation as well as provide a wealth […]

Youth: Paint and Print After School Camp (Ages 7 – 9)

Studio 17 17 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
Meets 6 times, starting: Recurring

Do you love being playful with art materials? If so, this after-school camp is for you! Over six weeks we will explore a variety of painting and printmaking techniques, which will include abstract painting, relief prints, and mixed media. Through a playful approach to art, we will cover the basics of creating compositions, mixing colors, […]

Virtual: Painting Techniques with Markers

Zoom Virtual Studio Grand Marais, MN

Markers and painting have a lot of overlap in appearance. One big difference, however, is that while you may mix and blend your colors when painting, when working with markers you have to layer your colors. Using brush-tipped markers, you can unlock the opportunities in a new medium, using knowledge you already have. Sarah’s printable worksheets […]

Virtual: Creative Ways to Apply and Use Gold Leaf

Zoom Virtual Studio Grand Marais, MN

Turn your favorite object or painting surface to gold with fine artist Nancy Reyner. Nancy has been using gold leaf with her fine art paintings for years. Leaf offers a brilliant surface and in addition to paintings, can be applied to just about any object –such as coins, shells, journals or greeting cards. Gather materials […]

Community Column: Clay Modeling Relief Sculpture

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Join in on a dynamic community sculpture project with Lutsen-based artist, Greg Mueller. As part of his 2023 Minnesota State Arts Board grant, Greg will be working with area schools and community members to create a community column, an installation made of 8 x 8-inch clay modeling relief squares. The theme is “what do you […]

Virtual: Perfect Color Mixing

Zoom Virtual Studio Grand Marais, MN

Learn to easily mix paint to match any desired color perfectly with fine artist Nancy Reyner. Master color without using boring color wheels with Nancy’s unique method. Gather materials ahead of time from the supply list and mix colors along with Nancy for personal assistance in this online class. You will match colors one step […]

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 process by discussing the chemistry of clay and glaze. Students will be introduced to some surface design techniques, including painting and drawing with underglaze colors. […]

Woodcut Printmaking

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN

This beginner-friendly course will cover the basics of woodcut printmaking. Beginner students will be fully supported throughout the design and printing process, while intermediate students can work at their own pace and enjoy supported studio time. Students will learn to introduce multiple colors within a design, including reduction, stencils, and gradients. Each student will create […]

Virtual: Abstract Painting with Acrylic

Zoom Virtual Studio Grand Marais, MN

Explore contemporary ideas about abstract painting with fine artist Nancy Reyner. Nancy will first present an overview of abstraction and a variety of approaches to painting abstractly. She will then guide you through a fun and playful exercise meant to enhance abstract thinking and techniques. Class includes ways to activate your intuition for painting, how […]

Virtual: Pen and Marker: Fungi

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 hatching and hatching and then finally offer guidance as you dive into color layering with your markers. This class is for all levels and Sarah […]

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