Demonstration: Throwing Difficult Forms

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

Brett will demonstrate throwing tall pots, large platters and bowls, challenging shapes like bottles and jugs, and pots with multiple walls. These forms can be frustrating to throw, but the […]

Painting in Pastel: Landscape from Photographs

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

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: […]

Demonstration: Realism to Abstraction

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

Donna Bruni Cox is an oil painter who uses broad, intricately layered planes of color to create a sense of place within the canvas surface. She will demonstrate a series […]

Woodblock Printmaking

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

Join Nick Wroblewski, Duluth-based printmaker, for four days of carving and printing explorations while investigating the methods of relief woodblock printmaking. Techniques covered include transfer, carving, reduction, and multiblock methods; simplifying the world of layers; reverse imagery; registration; and printing. Also included are guided discussions on imagery, abstraction, and conceptual intent. There will be good […]

Youth Character Creation Camp: Use Your Imagination (Ages 6 – 9)

Studio 17 17 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States

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 […]

Breaking Boundaries with Paper Mache

Studio 17 17 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States

Paper mache is an exciting and sometimes overlooked medium that embodies fascinating ideas about craft, preciousness, ephemerality, and play. This class explores a range of paper mache materials, techniques, and […]

Drawing Along Lake Superior

Studio 17 17 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States

As part of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, Teresa will lead two focused yet informal outdoor drawing sessions that are open to all skill levels. Participants will be invited to use their senses to inform their drawing and Teresa will give guidance through several techniques and preliminary exercises that employ looking, feeling and drawing. […]

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

Studio 17 17 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States

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 […]

Mobiles: Sculpting with Line and Volume (Adult)

Studio 17 17 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States

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 […]

Expressive Watercolor

Studio 17 17 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States

Gain a foundation in the visual language of watercolor with an emphasis on simplifying landscape subjects through large value shapes. Students will enjoy one full demo each day as well as paint one strategic follow along activity designed to speed up your understanding and abilities. Dan will bring optional photos to use but also strongly […]

Cyanotypes: Bringing Your Art Practice Outdoors

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

Bring your art making outdoors using cyanotypes and various drawing exercises. Cyanotype printing is a non-toxic sun printing process that uses natural objects, coated paper, light and water to create blue and white toned prints. You will learn a variety of techniques to use both inside the studio and outdoors, and additionally, fine tune your […]

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