Student Resource Page

2021 and COVID GUIDELINES: The Art Colony is operating under a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan through the 2021 season and as long as is recommended by the Minnesota State Department of Health and CDC. Registered students have checked our Terms and Conditions, agreeing to our safety guidelines.

Email for more details or with questions.

2021 also brings with it major construction projects in downtown Grand Marais. See the links HERE and HERE to learn more behind the projects and its benefits to our community. Thank you for your patience in navigating the construction zones and detours.

Admission Policy: The Art Colony welcomes all students regardless of age, race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability. Adult classes are open to students ages 16 and older, unless otherwise noted. Contact the Art Colony if special circumstances apply. We ask that students note the skill levels outlined for each individual class and honor any prerequisites.

Scholarships: The Art Colony is dedicated to making its learning opportunities accessible to all students regardless of financial need. Specific scholarships are funded by designated gifts from Art Colony members and supporters and include youth need and non-need based scholarships, and adult need-based scholarships. Request scholarship info at the link below or by emailing

Please read through our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility by clicking here. 

Cancellation Policy: If you are a returning students, please note that our cancellation policy has been updated in 2021.

Upon registration there is a 25% non-refundable deposit applied. Students who cancel 35 days or more in advance of the class will receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit. No refunds are given 35 or less days from the class start date.

Community: The following sites will give you more insight into Cook County and what you can expect during your time with us.

Experience all that the vibrant art scene of Cook County has to offer:

Construction: 2021 brings with it a major construction project in downtown Grand Marais. Please visit the links HERE and HERE to learn more so that you are prepared for detours and understand the benefit this brings to our community.

Lodging: We recommend making accommodation arrangements well in advance as options will fill up quickly. See our lodging link below to learn about Cook County lodging partners. You can also find information at the following site managed by our visitors’ bureau:

Pets: Because many students are animal lovers we do at times get requests to bring pets into the studio spaces. Note that our policy is that ONLY certified service animals are allowed in the studio.