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: […]

Approaching Plein-air

Bearskin Lodge 124 E Bearskin Road, Grand Marais, MN, United States

Oftentimes when painting en plein air, it is all too easy to over-analyze and waste time as the desired light effect slips away, leaving us with an incomplete study. By […]

Oil: Beginning

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

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 […]

Oil: Advanced Beginner

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

Discover more of  your artistic voice and refine technical skill by building on your foundational knowledge of oil painting. Paula will go more in-depth on color theory, putting a special emphasis on value and temperature. We will look at compositions that work well and techniques that help to create interest and flow, incorporating these into […]

Abstraction from Nature

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

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 […]

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 […]

Develop Your Artistic Potential

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

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: […]

Sumi-e: Beginner’s Inspiration

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

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. Students will paint Minnesota subjects while learning the basic brushstrokes and techniques of the art form. And, since June 21 is the strawberry full moon, the moon will also appear […]

Beginning Watercolor

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

Explore the foundation of watercolor techniques to create a small series of watercolor paintings inspired by the majestic scenery and natural elements found in Grand Marais.  Students will work from photos and each day will begin with practice and guided experimentation using techniques such as washes, dry brush, color layering, and resists. We will also […]

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. […]

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 […]

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