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, […]

Woodcut Printmaking

Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio 21 W Highway 61, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Graham Studio Residency Open Studio

Graham Studio 120 W 3rd Ave, Grand Marais, MN

Join our Graham Studio Artists-in-Residence Allison Healy and Neil Sherman to see what they've been working on during their residency. This is the inaugural year of the Graham Studio Residency, a juried program that grants studio access plus a monthly stipend to two Cook County resident artists for a 9-month period. The residency began in […]

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. […]

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 options to observe or head out on your own. Just think of being able to focus solely on your painting from sunrise to sunset, and […]

Opening Reception | Summer Exhibition AIR – OPENNESS

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Join us for an opening reception to mark the start of our summer exhibition AIR – OPENNESS, featuring work by Mary Bergs, Walter Early, Ben Moren, and Galilee Peaches. AIR – OPENNESS is the Art Colony's theme for 2023 and all four artists have explored and interpreted this theme in their work. Learn more about […]

Artist Talk | Chasing the Light:Trusting What You See

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN

Grand Marais artist, Paula Gustafson, will share about her career as a designer and painter and the influences that molded her artistic life. This event is free and open to the public, no pre-registration is required.

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 will cultivate the seeds of creative thinking, interpretation, and observation. This class is intended to be a fun-jumping off point and students will complete at […]

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