Watercolor Drop-in Class

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center 9096 West, MN-61, Schroeder, MN, United States

Join Art Colony Graham Studio Resident, Allison Healy, for a drop-in watercolor activity at Sugarloaf Cove. As part of the class Allison will also give a paint making demonstration. No pre-registration necessary, all supplies included. This event is FREE and open to the public. The Graham Studio Residency receives funding from the Blandin Foundation. As […]

Muse 12 x 12 Exhibition

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States

MUSE is a celebration of our diverse arts community, both near and far. It is open to all current members, as well as 2023 program participants and volunteers. Submit up to two 12 x 12-inch pieces of artwork to be exhibited this fall at Studio 21. Participants can choose to donate 100% of the proceeds […]

18 Years of Plein Air Painting in Cook County

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States

Join Cook County artist and 2023 Art Colony Graham Resident, Neil Sherman, as he shares some of the places and spaces that have inspired and influenced him over his 18 years of living and painting in Cook County. This event and the Graham Studio Residency program receives 2023 funding from the Blandin Foundation's Rural Boost grant. […]

Demonstration: Making Handmade Paint from Local Pigments

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States

Join Graham Artist in Residence Allison Healy as she demonstrates her process for making paints using local materials for pigments. This event and the Graham Studio Residency program receives 2023 funding from the Blandin Foundation's Rural Boost grant. 2024 applications will be opening mid-October 2023. This demo is free and open to the public.

Oil Painting: Concept to Execution

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

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 have chosen to paint and why. Students will then develop an oil painting from a selection of subject matter and composition through paint application. Tom […]

Clay Studio Open House

Ceramics Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN, United States
Meets 1 times, starting: Recurring

Join us for an open house in the Clay Studio! We recently launched a new studio access program for local artists working with clay, and we want to tell you about it! This open house will be a time to tour the studio, meet our new ceramics studio manager, and learn about our new studio […]

Art Journaling Re-invented

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

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 manifesto; play and experiment with new materials, techniques and textures; and develop a visual language to honor and express aspects of life through an art […]

Spontaneous Process Painting

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

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. Themes such as mindfulness, acceptance, trust in self, and painting as journey rather than as destination will be woven throughout. The class environment is void […]

David Hahn Art Days

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States
Meets 1 times, starting: Recurring

David Hahn was a beloved community-member, artist who passed away in 2022. He attended Washington University School of Fine Arts and the University of Minnesota. David was Art Director for Miller Publishing. After retiring to Hovland, David focused on watercolor and enjoyed teaching youth classes at the Art Colony as well as working within the […]

Introduction to Ceramics and Wheel-thrown Pottery

Ceramics Studio 120 W 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais, MN, United States
Meets 1 times, starting: Recurring

This class will provide an introduction to ceramic art: historical and contemporary examples, the process of clay transforming into ceramic, and offer a hands-on exploration of wheel-thrown pottery. The pottery wheel is a wonderful tool for generating pottery forms. Students will learn to prepare the clay for use, center the clay on the wheel, open […]

After School Art Camp Ages 6 – 8

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States
Meets 1 times, starting: Recurring

Explore the possibilities with friends at the Art Colony after school art camp! Allison will teach a variety of art techniques and students will learn about the elements of design and composition through a ton of fun activities, including paper pulp painting, handmade sketchbooks, air dry clay mosaics, foil embossing, and pastel glow effects, among […]

After School Art Camp Ages 9-12

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States
Meets 1 times, starting: Recurring

Explore the possibilities with friends at the Art Colony after school art camp! Allison will teach a variety of art techniques and students will learn about the elements of design and composition through a ton of fun activities, including paper pulp painting, handmade sketchbooks, air dry clay mosaics, foil embossing, and pastel glow effects, among […]

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