Virtual Mentorship with Denise Walser-Kolar

For nearly 75 years, the Grand Marais Art Colony has supported the work of artists and writers. We are heading outside the shared studio space to the virtual realm. We invite you to continue in your practice with the support of a mentor, who can provide you with input, accountability, and additional direction or resources.

Mentoring sessions are one-hour in length, tailored to address your aesthetic, professional, and craft questions. Upon registration, students will receive a survey to select a mentor subject and tell us more about their needs.

Denise is available to connect with artists on the following topics:

  • Portfolio Review
  • Input and guidance on current in-progress work
  • Discussion of materials and supplies

Denise Walser-Kolar is an internationally-recognized botanical artist and sought-after instructor, teaching vellum workshops across the country. Her work has been exhibited at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, ASBA/HSNY International Exhibits, and Focus on Nature. In 2015, she won the ASBA Diane Bouchier Artist Award for Excellence in Botanical Art. In 2011, she received a Silver-Gilt Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in London for her paintings of Hybrid Hazelnuts. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. She lives and paints in Rochester, Minnesota.


  • Various Tuesdays | 10 – 11 AM
    January 12, 2021 - February 16, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
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