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W E LC O M E WHO WE ARE: Nestled in the harbor-side village of Grand Marais, Minnesota, with direct access to Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Art Colony is a gateway for people to explore their creativity in a nurturing atmosphere. The Art Colony supports artists and creative seekers at every step of their journey by offering a variety of educational opportunities. With over 200 classes, artist talks, family-friendly activities, artist services, including studio access and residencies, and artist-driven community events, there is something for everyone.

WHAT WE BELIEVE: • Artistic expression connects us with our internal and external landscapes • Artists need time, space, and uninterrupted focus to create work • Mentorship and guidance are critical for all stages of creative development • Dialogue enhances the artistic process and cultural understanding of the arts • Connecting through the arts builds healthy and resilient communities

ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! Whether you are a novice or experienced artist our classes strive to meet your needs within a supportive environment. Working under the guidance of quality instructors our intimate class sizes allow for rich dialogue and learning to occur amongst students. All classes are open to all levels, unless otherwise noted. The following class categories are designed to meet specific needs: • FOUNDATIONAL: For students with no experience or who want to try a medium for the first time. • EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: For students who have gained foundational knowledge in a specific medium. See individual class prerequisites in descriptions. • STUDIO ACCESS QUALIFIER: Introduces students to the equipment and practice of a medium specific studio to allow for independent studio use.

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Grand Marais Art Colony 120 W. 3rd Ave | P.O. Box 626 info@grandmaraisartcolony.org grandmaraisartcolony.org 218.387.2737

ADULT CLASSES YOUTH CLASSES ARTIST TALKS & DEMOS ARTIST SERVICES EVENTS INSTRUCTORS COMMUNITY PARTNERS REGISTRATION SUPPORT ENTRY POINTS

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C L AY MARCH:

JUNE:

ALL LEVELS CLAY | MAGGIE ANDERSON March 14 – May 2 | 8 Tuesdays | 5:30 – 7:30 pm Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $40 | Studio access qualifier

PAINT-A-TILE SUMMER SESSIONS | JOAN FARNAM June 23, July 14, August 11, or August 25 | 1 – 2:30 pm Tuition: $20/session

Are you new to pottery or do you need a refresher to get restarted? Join us for this mixed-skills pottery overview. Students will throw basic forms including cylinder and bowl forms. Those who can move beyond the basic forms will be encouraged to try altered forms and more advanced wheel techniques. Maggie will demonstrate how to decorate pots using a wide variety of surface decoration methods and some hand-building will be included per students’ requests.

Explore the colorful world of majolica glazes by painting your own tile. Joan will give an overview of these ancient glazes, including their origin and properties, and demonstrate majolica painting techniques. Then students can pick out their tile and paint it with their own unique design. Tiles will be glaze-fired and available for pick-up the following day.

POTS FOR PAINTING | JOAN FARNAM March 29 – May 17 | 8 Wednesdays | 6 – 8 pm Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $40 Brighten up your life with the colorful world of majolica glazes. Students will make a variety of earthenware pots, bowls, and tiles and learn to apply hand-painted surface designs much like paint to canvas. The process is perfect for beginning or intermediate potters who want to make beautiful pots and who love color and design.

APRIL: SURFACE DESIGN AND YOUR AESTHETIC DANIEL PAULSON

April 8 – 29 | 4 Saturdays | 10 am – 1 pm Tuition: $115 | Supply fee: $52 Explore the canvas-like exterior of a ceramic form and further develop your unique approach to surface design. Included will be instruction on creating texture, carving, and applying slips and glazes. Learn principles of design and embellish functional forms to gain a greater understanding of your personal style and artistic voice. All pieces will be pre-made by Daniel to allow for sole focus on surface design.

MAY: SPRING MAKE-A-BOWLS May 6 – 7 | Saturday & Sunday: 9 am, 10:30 am, 11:45 am, 2 pm, or 3:30 pm | Tuition: $5 Twelve percent of Cook County residents go hungry every month. To address this need, each year the Art Colony co-organizes the Empty Bowls Dinner and Silent Auction: a community art fund-raiser to alleviate local hunger needs. Help support this cause by making one wheel-thrown and one hand-built bowl to donate to the fundraiser while learning the basics of pottery. Open to all levels and ages.

JULY: INSPIRATION TO CREATION | ERNEST MILLER July 24 – 28 | 5 days Tuition: $475 | Supply fee: $30 | Experience required Under Ernest’s guidance students will create a variety of functional pottery with a focus on artistic choices and self-expression. Students will design and craft tabletop wares, and explore the inclusion of sculptural concepts. Ernest will demonstrate methods of wheel throwing and slab forming; informal discussions and shared creative insights will be encouraged to nurture critical thinking about pottery. Firing is not included in this class; students may take home greenware. Prerequisite: Foundational clay and wheel-throwing experience.

“I love coming to the Art Colony and knowing that I’ll be in a safe space surrounded by people from all walks of life with diverse ranges of experience who will help me hone my talent.”

AUGUST: RAKU: OUT OF THE ASHES | MARK LUSARDI August 5 – 6 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $45 plus $10/pot (optional) Raku has intrigued artists over the years and to this day it continues to leave its mark on those who experience it. Students will explore the effects of raku through various glazes and firing processes from naked raku, post reduction, oxidation, and in kiln-reduction techniques. Mark will facilitate discussions and offer demonstrations, and much will be learned from the firing. Some lessons can be applied the day of the firing, and some lessons will be applied to future work. THE PLACE OF POTS | GUILLERMO CUELLAR August 14 – 18 | 5 days Tuition: $475 | Supply fee: $23 | Experience required Guillermo will demonstrate a variety of wheel-thrown and utilitarian form techniques, and his use of simple tools, to encourage a conversation about the place of pots in our time. He will discuss his inspiration that comes from the indigenous people of Venezuela and the connections between his native country and his present home in Minnesota, and how the relationship between the two has helped him to develop his personal aesthetic. This class is focused on play, practice, and experimentation. Prerequisite: Foundational clay and 4 wheel-throwing experience.


GLASS MAY: GLASS COASTERS | MARY BEBIE May 27 | 9 – 11 am OR 1 – 3 pm Tuition: $35 Toast your drink glasses by giving them a beautiful place to rest and learn about kiln-formed glass in the process. Mary will teach techniques, including glass selection, cutting, and composition and each student will create four 4 x 4-inch coasters. Pieces will be kiln-fired and available for pick up the following day.

JUNE: DISCOVER KILN-FORMED GLASS | MARY BEBIE June 14 – 28 | 3 Tuesdays | 9 – 11 am Tuition: $70 | Supply fee: $45 | Studio access qualifier | Foundational class Are you new to kiln-formed glass and interested in learning? Join Mary for this introductory course to gain a basic foundation of fused glass techniques, including glass selection, cutting, kiln-carving, frit work, and firing schedules. Students can choose to create one large piece or several small ones based on individual preference. Mary will outline elements of design and composition as well as give one-to-one feedback. BLOWN GLASS ORNAMENTS | GRETCHEN LISDAHL June 24 | 9 am – 12 pm OR 1 – 4 pm Tuition: $40 | Supply fee: $40 Learn basic glass blowing skills using a Hot Head torch, glass cylinders, and colored glass to create five 2 x 3-inch glass orbs. The blowpipe can also be left on, making plant waterers for potted plants. This is a great introduction to working with glass in a small torch flame. GLASS BEADS | GRETCHEN LISDAHL June 25 | 1 day Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $60 Practice lamp work and learn to make unique glass beads. Using a Hot Head torch and Mapp Pro gas, students will wind molten glass onto steel mandrels. Gretchen will begin by teaching basic glass application, adding multiple colors, and shaping techniques. Students will make a tiger print bead and use dots to create floral beads and work with the delicate dichroic coating on glass to add extra sparkle and shine.

JULY: MERGING CLAY HAND-BUILDING AND CAST GLASS | HELEN OTTERSON July 17 – 21 | 5 days Tuition: $475 | Supply fee: $50 | Experience required Helen will teach students to hand-build small-scale, organic sculptures in clay using the ancient art of lost-wax glass casting. After completing this phase, students will then create a one-time use mold for reproduction in glass. Helen will teach distinctive techniques for working with wax, plaster-silica mold making, and de-waxing molds, along with kiln processes and firing schedules for casting glass. Prerequisite: Foundational clay and or glass experience. AGATE LANDSCAPES: GLASS ON GLASS MOSAICS | SHERYL TUORILA July 29 – 30 | 2 days Tuition: $210 | Supply fee: $28 Students will create a unique stained glass mosaic to hang in a window featuring a Brazilian agate slice. Sheryl will provide a general overview of glass-on-glass mosaics and teach techniques for glass cutting, adhering, and grouting. A detailed handout listing materials, tools, and resources will be provided. After mosaics are completed, students will learn to grout and prepare them for hanging.

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LITERARY, BOOK ARTS, & PHOTOGRAPHY JUNE: TIME AND MEMORY IN POETRY AND PROSE KATHRYN SAVAGE

June 17 – 18 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $6 Kathryn will lead students to explore the relationship between time and memory, paying special attention to the way writers use the outline of past experience to shape present narrative action. Students will also create layered narrative scaffolding and begin to explore the synergy that can occur in focused recollections. Generative writing prompts and activities will utilize both the Art Colony classroom as well as outdoor space.

“I come to the Art Colony because the quality of instruction is unparalleled.” LONG STITCH LEATHER WRAP | THERESA ANGELO June 24 | 1 day Tuition: $85 | Supply fee: $40 Record your adventures, sketches, or daily what-nots in a leather-wrapped book created by using the traditional medieval long stitch. Theresa will provide an overview of binding styles, tools, and materials. Students can use a pre-existing template or map out their own binding template and design. Handouts will be provided detailing the process and a bit of history along with useful on-line resources. Students will create a 4.25 x 5.12 x 1-inch leather-wrapped book.

JULY: SO YOU WANT TO WRITE MEMOIR RACHAEL HANEL

July 15 – 16 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $11 Everyone has a story. What is yours? Learn what goes into crafting a personal narrative that audiences will want to read. Different forms of memoir— autobiography, family history, essay, lyrical—will be introduced, as will the characteristics of a successful memoir. Rachael will facilitate a variety of writing prompts and exercises, and students will have time to begin crafting their own memoirs.

BOOKBINDING STUDIO TOUR | SCOTT HUSBY July 22 | 10 am – 12 pm Tuition: $40 Scott Husby has been a conservation bookbinder since the 1970s, and has worked at the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Smithsonian, and also served as the rare books conservator for Princeton University. Participants will have the chance to visit Scott’s hand bookbindery and learn about his more than 40-year career. Scott will showcase the tools, equipment, and materials used in making hand-bound books as well as an assortment of historical bookbinding models.

AUGUST: THE ART OF PERSONAL WRITING | PETER BLAU August 19 – 20 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $6 Writing is an often overlooked art form that is easily accessible but can be intimidating. Join Peter for this opportunity to spark your creative juices and awaken the writer within. Through prompts and exercises, students will explore a variety of genres: journaling, memoir, poetry, fiction, and the truly lost art of letter writing. Students will use personal writing as the springboard to discover distinct style and purpose.

OCTOBER: PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS | CURTIS JULIBER October 7 – 8 | Day 1: 9 am – 4 pm Day 2: 9 am – 12 pm Tuition: $130 | Foundational class Students will learn the basics of DSLR photography and gain an understanding of the role of aperture, shutter priority, and the impact of a correct white balance. Curtis will discuss what to do when the photographer (or the camera) doesn’t quite get things right. Students will learn how their individual cameras work and Curtis will give an overview of what makes a good photograph. From this foundation, students will move out of the classroom to practice taking photos of both the small and the wider world.

NOVEMBER: NORTH SHORE READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL November 2 – 5 Registration Opens: May 2017 Celebrate the literary arts and engage the written word through participating in a festival filled with author talks, panel discussions, mini-classes, and craft seminars.

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MENTOR SERIES Mentor classes provide advancing and mid-career artists with space and focused time to work on independent projects with the addition of guided mentorship and group dialogue.

MAY: ART AS JOURNEY | ELIZABETH ERICKSON May 11 – 14 Tuition: $380 | Supply fee: $6 Experience required Students who have mastered the basic techniques of their medium and wish to hone the ideas in their work or experiment with new ideas and techniques will thrive in this open-media format. Students will create a body of work shaped by individual concerns and are free to work in their medium of choice, including paint, sculpture, photography, drawing, sewing, and collage. The class will include time for visioning, writing, and individual tutorials as well as presentation and discussion. Prerequisite: Two years of art training or the equivalent.

JUNE: MENTORED | HAZEL BELVO June 26 – 30 Tuition: $475 | Experience required Artists will work in their medium of choice under the close mentorship of Hazel Belvo. This experience is for practicing artists who have produced a body of work in a particular medium. Much like a master class setting, students will explore the artist within, elaborating on their own personal imagery. There will be group dialogue with specific topics that are critical to the artistic process, as well as a final critique. Prerequisite: Two years of art training or the equivalent.

JULY: EXAMINE, DOCUMENT, DEVELOP MARTHA MCQUADE & DAN CLARK

July 17 – 21 | 5 days Tuition: $575 | Experience required Martha and Dan have collaborated on projects, writing, and teaching for the past 15 years. Their interest in process and making has resulted in creative work across many disciplines, including architecture, apparel, landscape, and product design. Students are invited to produce creative work across multiple design disciplines including two-dimensional, architectural, textile, clothing, or furniture projects. The focus will be on examining, documenting, and developing each student’s individual creative process. Daily individual and group critiques and a final review will be included. Prerequisite: Two years of training in art or design or the equivalent.

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MENTORSHIP IN PHOTOGRAPHY LINDA GAMMELL

July 24 – 26 | 3 days Tuition: $285 | Supply fee: $16 Experience required Experienced photographers will explore their personal artistic vision and give their ideas greater definition through one-to-one mentorship. Linda will guide artists to hone their thematic ideas through discussions and experimental exercises, including writing and employing a sketchbook to record creative reflections. Students will gain a heightened awareness of the connections found in the surrounding landscape and look to the boreal forests and Lake Superior for artistic inspiration. Prerequisite: Full knowledge of camera and any digital media; this is a non-technical class. See Linda’s related class, Exploring a Theme on page 8. MENTORED | HAZEL BELVO July Mentored I | July 24 – 28 July Mentored II | July 31 – August 4 Tuition: $475 | Experience required See description in June.

AUGUST: DEVELOP YOUR ARTISTIC POTENTIAL DAVID FEINBERG

August 7 – 11 | 5 days Tuition: $475 | Experience required David’s mentoring 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: Two years of art training or the equivalent.

SEPTEMBER: STUDIO IMMERSION | HAZEL BELVO September 18 – 27 | 10 days Tuition: $700 | Experience required Artists will receive special attention from Hazel Belvo for an intense 10 days of independent studio time in a master class setting. This is an advanced class for artists who are practiced and skilled in the formal language of art. Prerequisite: Two years of art training or the equivalent.

OCTOBER: ART AS JOURNEY II | ELIZABETH ERICKSON October 5 – 8 Tuition: $380 | Supply fee: $6 Experience required See description in May.


MIXED MEDIA JUNE: CUT AND PASTE PLANTS: DEVELOPING A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO LANDSCAPE | REGAN GOLDEN June 19 – 21 | 3 days Tuition: $285 | Supply fee: $33 Students will document the landscape using digital cameras and drawing tools, then cut apart, examine, deconstruct, and reassemble the images into a large-scale collage, wall drawing, or installation. Regan will guide students to depict ecological change by taking a new and expanded approach to scenic landscapes and botanical illustration. Students will also be introduced to the work of several contemporary artists informed by global warming.

JULY: PAINTING, COLLAGE, AND TRANSFERS BONNIE CUTTS

July 12 – 14 | 3 days Tuition: $285 | Supply fee: $44 Transfer your favorite printed images into acrylic materials and learn to incorporate them into paintings loaded with color, texture, and pattern. Bonnie will teach students to create acrylic skins and apply them as collage elements, as well as how to add texture with acrylic gels and molding pastes. Whether serious or humorous, all imagery will be unique to each student, allowing everyone to create their own personal statements while exploring new possibilities for self-expression.

“I come to the Art Colony because of the atmosphere, tone, and timbre of the whole experience.”

EXPLORING A THEME: CREATING A SERIES | HOLLY NEWTON SWIFT & LINDA GAMMELL

July 28 – 30 | 3 days Tuition: $345 | Supply fee: $16 Linda and Holly will guide students in finding a personal visual response to the natural elements. By focusing on a theme and developing a series of three to five works, artists will experience how expression thrives with focus and when working within defined parameters. The process will include creative exercises, personal writing, observation in the natural world, and experimentation with photography, mixed media, and drawing. Open to artists working in a variety of media. See Linda’s related class, Mentorship in Photograpy on page 6.

AUGUST: CREATIVE MAPMAKING KARINA CUTLER-LAKE

August 5 – 6 | 2 days Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $22 Experience the ways creative mapmaking techniques, rooted in studio art and design practice, can help artists represent and document life experiences. Often inherent in this exploration is the idea of place, understanding the unique properties of our surroundings and our location within them. Karina will guide students to examine these topics through drawing, collage, photography, journaling, reading, and discussion, fortified with local exploration. Students will learn several techniques and create a collection of maps that documents how they interact with place and time. Open to artists working in all two-dimensional media, as well as writers.

SEPTEMBER: FROM SKETCHBOOK TO STITCHERY JULIE CRABTREE

ENCAUSTIC EFFECTS WITH ACRYLIC BONNIE CUTTS

July 15 – 16 | 2 days Tuition: $190 | Supply fee: $32 Learn to create the wax-like look of encaustic with the durability of acrylics. Bonnie will teach students to mimic the soft, luminous effects of beeswax by applying multiple layers of acrylic paints and gels, as well as how to cut and bury paper images and stenciled patterns deep below the surface of translucent layers. Students will become familiar with encaustic-like wax formulas and give their artwork a whole new feeling.

LINDA GAMMELL

September 2 – 4 | 3 days Tuition: $285 | Supply fee: $17 Working from photos of natural elements as well as from collected items such as driftwood, bark, and lichen, students will create a unique piece of fiber art. Julie will teach a variety of collage methods to help transform the chosen photos or natural objects into sketches and studies. After the design part is complete students will learn a variety of stitches and use ripped fabric, textured yarns, and sari ribbon, among other materials, to create both samples and a finished piece.

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PA I N T I N G & D R A APRIL: STILL LIFE IN PASTEL | LISA STAUFFER April 8 – 9 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: varies

COLORED PENCIL POTENTIAL | KRISTY KUTCH June 13 – 16 | 4 days Tuition: $380 | Supply fee: $5 | Experience required

Work in the versatile medium of soft pastel to explore pastel brands, papers, and techniques. Topics covered include painting fundamentals, choosing a subject, and design and compositional considerations. Students will paint still life models indoors and learn how these lessons apply to all subject matter. Class time will include demonstrations, personal instruction, and group critique.

Featuring an abundance of art materials (including free samples), this course is full to the brim with colored pencil demonstrations and techniques that are sure to increase your repertoire. Students will focus on "painting from a point," to create dynamic, vivid drawings. Kristy will provide insight into using a variety of materials, including watercolor pencils, waxy/oily pencils, water-soluble ink pencils, and crayon-like products. Surfaces used include: Stonehenge paper, sanded pastel paper, colored Pastelbord, Aquabord, and watercolor paper. Prerequisite: Foundational drawing experience.

ADVANCING IN PASTEL | LISA STAUFFER April 10 – 12 | 3 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: varies | Experience required

THE HABIT OF PAINTING: ADVANCING ACRYLIC | KAT CORRIGAN June 17 – 18 | 2 days Tuition: $190 | Supply fee: $35 (optional) | Experience required

Students will enjoy this further exploration into pastel, either continuing on with their own subject matter or beginning something new. A large portion of this class will be dedicated to working from favorite photographs detailing places of interest. Lisa will outline the pitfalls and possibilities that come when working from photographs, as well as provide guided feedback in response to students’ work. Prerequisite: Previous pastel class with Lisa, such as Still Life in Pastel.

Join Kat for this weekend studio intensive to brush up on your acrylic skills or learn some new ones. Kat is a follower of the Daily Painting Movement and will encourage students to engage in their own practice by teaching exercises and practices to improve students’ eye and challenge their brush. Prerequisite: Foundational acrylic knowledge and experience.

INSPIRED BY PLACE | CARL OLTVEDT April 22 – 23 | 2 days Tuition: $170

WATERCOLOR BASICS | SPENCER MEAGHER June 23 – 24 & 25 (3rd day optional) | 2 or 3 days Tuition: $190 or $285 | Supply fee: $22 (optional) Foundational class

Bring in your reference material about your favorite place and work to cultivate a 2-D interpretation based on your experiences with that place. Participants will be guided in developing an approach to the organization of information from the subject into a cohesive visual statement. Carl will discuss composition relative to overall expression contrast/light, edge/cropping, pictorial space and scale/proportion. Weather dependent, the class will also spend some time walking outdoors to practice gathering on-site visual research. Open to artists working in oil (non-toxic) or acrylic media.

Students will have the opportunity to follow along as Spencer demonstrates each step in the process of painting in watercolor. Content will center on basic techniques, including brush attributes, preparing paper, paint quality, washes, splattering, dropping and pouring, and dry brushing. Spencer will also cover when, where, and how to appropriately use each tool and technique. Students will paint as many as two 11 x 15-inch paintings each day.

MAY: WATERCOLOR POCKET JOURNAL

TARA SWEENEY WITH CHEL ANDERSON

May 19 – 21 | 3 days Tuition: $265

Combine your love for drawing and writing while learning about the natural landscape. Tara will teach the basics of using watercolor and ink to mingle sketches and text in a journal format primarily on location outdoors. Chel Anderson, local plant ecologist, will join the group to highlight key aspects of the North Shore flora and fauna. Students will practice observation as they use contour ink drawing and basic watercolor techniques and work through guided writing prompts. Everyone will create an accordion-fold, hard-cover journal.

JUNE: DESIGN YOUR PAINTING: WATERCOLOR | PETER HUMENIUK June 3 – 4 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $33 In his step-by-step style, Peter will teach students to plan paintings using the elements and principles of design — what to put in and what to leave out. Learn to paint what you intuitively know. Instruction will include demonstrations and one-to-one instruction, and students can expect to complete two paintings per day following Peter’s easy, paint-along style.

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JULY: DYNAMIC LANDSCAPES IN WATERMEDIA | DAN WIEMER July 1 – 2 | 2 days Tuition: $190 Learn to incorporate strong design elements and successfully use negative shapes in your painting. Dan will outline his "paint like a printmaker" process, and students will learn to create contrasts for more drama in their work. Dan will also touch on exciting ways to combine acrylic and watercolor while finding shapes and textures in the landscape. Open to artists working in all types of paint media. PASTEL PLEIN AIR PAINTING | LISA STAUFFER July 3 – 7 | 5 days Tuition: $425 | Supply fee: varies Paint outside with pastel in beautiful Grand Marais. The basics of outdoor painting will be discussed throughout the week, as well as topics including choosing a subject, design and compositional considerations, importance of accurate drawing, painting fundamentals, and more. Lisa will provide demonstrations, personal instruction, and group critiques in a supportive environment.


WING WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPES | CATHY HEARDING July 8 – 9 | Day 1: 9 am – 4 pm, Day 2: 8 am – 3 pm Tuition: $170 With the amazing scenery in Grand Marais it is tempting to put it all on paper. But as artists, we are called to interpret what we see and to simplify the vision to its basic forms. Using a three-step watercolor process, students will learn to reduce a landscape to basic shapes and values, leave out unnecessary detail, and create a unified and dynamic painting. Learn elements of landscape design, palette selection, paint application, and expressive color to loosen up your watercolors. LOOKING FOR COLOR | DAVE GILSVIK July 22 – 23 | 2 days Tuition: $190 If you know Dave's oil paintings, you know he is not shy about color. Students will learn to distinguish, apply, and pump up the color in their own work. Class will be structured with a mix of outdoor and studio painting time focusing on small, quick studies along with working from nature, images, and imagination. Open to artists working in a variety of paint media; this is not a technical class. LANDSCAPE FROM MEMORY | DONNA BRUNI July 29 – 30 | 2 days Tuition: $190 Spend time outdoors observing color, light, form, and line within the surrounding landscape, then move into the studio to work from memory. Expand your visual language and explore new directions in painting through sensory perception. Emphasis will be on interpreting color, energy, texture, emotion, and sense of place within the painted canvas. Donna will support individual artistic growth by providing feedback on works in progress. Open to artists working in all paint media.

AUGUST: INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTIC PAINTING JEFF HIRST

August 12 – 13 | 2 days Tuition: $230 | Supply fee: $28 Explore encaustic, or hot wax painting, using heated beeswax mixed with color pigments. Emphasis will be on technical information and creative image making. Jeff will teach layering, color mixing, transparent glazing, surface manipulations, and brushwork techniques. This is a hands-on experience filled with solid, foundational knowledge and techniques. Students will learn a brief history of encaustic painting and how to set up a basic encaustic studio. Each participant will receive feedback and guidance as they create pieces throughout the class. See Jeff’s related class, Encaustic Printmaking Mixed-media on page 13.

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PAINTING & DRAWING AUGUST: EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING | LYNN SPEAKER August 12 – 13 | 2 days Tuition: $190 | Supply fee: $28 Invigorate your own art practice through additive, subtractive, chance, and ephemeral mark-making activities and concepts. Lynn will introduce students to process-based experimental drawing and facilitate an exploration of both traditional and unconventional methods centered on the significance of drawing as an active process, rather than a product or outcome. Students will begin with pen to paper and then move off page into the surrounding environment. BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR | DENISE WALSER-KOLAR August 14 – 18 | 5 days Tuition: $525 | Supply fee: $13 Students will learn basic techniques of botanical painting through a series of exercises, and create a painting of subjects they find along the North Shore. Denise will provide demonstrations, one-to-one instruction, and facilitate discussions of materials and techniques. Handouts with step-by-step instructions will be provided. LOOKING AT LANDSCAPE | LYNN SPEAKER August 19 – 20 | 2 days Tuition: $190 | Supply fee: $11 How are landscapes perceived and experienced? What role do artists play at the intersection of nature and culture? Lynn will guide students through an investigation of landscape art by looking at a variety of scientific, historical, and cultural perspectives and students will participate in art-making exercises to illustrate their own experiences with landscape. Traditional and contemporary concepts of landscape art will be covered and Lynn will facilitate discussion to help inform students’ experience of place. No previous art experience necessary. SUMI-E: PAINTING FROM THE HEART | SUSAN FRAME August 21 – 25 | 5 days Tuition: $525 | Supply fee: varies Have fun interpreting North Shore landscapes and favorite flowers using ink, watercolor, and absorbent Chinese xuan paper. Students will learn contemporary sumi-e (ink brush painting) techniques, including brushwork, pouring and splashing, and composition while “painting from the heart.” Format includes demonstrations, individual painting time, and lots of encouragement. An afternoon on location is planned (weather permitting). OIL PAINTING PLEIN AIR | NEIL SHERMAN August 25 – 27 | 2.5 days | Day 1: 6 – 9 pm Days 2 & 3: 8:30 am – 4 pm | Tuition: $190 Enjoy the picturesque landscape of Grand Marais by spending the weekend painting outdoors. Neil will discuss and demonstrate the basic elements of plein air painting—such as how to look past the leaves, twigs, and branches to paint a convincing composition, tips on mixing colors, and materials and gear. Instruction will also cover artistic techniques such as perspective, form, and value and there will be plenty of time to paint.

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FINDING YOUR VISUAL VOICE | MARY JO VAN DELL August 28 – 31 | 4 days Tuition: $380 | Experience required Enhance your skills and knowledge of how to make a successful painting. Mary Jo will guide students through a broader understanding of what is needed to create strong paintings regardless of subject matter. Students will receive one-to-one instruction and be encouraged in their individual development of design, painting skills, and personal style. Prerequisite: Foundational knowledge of and experience with oil and/or acrylic.

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COLOR THEORY: RHYTHM, REPETITION, AND REST BONNIE PARUCH

September 28 | 1 day Tuition: $115 | Supply fee: $11 The ability to use color expressively is influenced by our ability to see color as value. Bonnie will offer her experience as a colorist and painting instructor to take the mystery out of color theory. Students will practice creating arrangements and designs by using rhythm, repetition, and resting points. All are encouraged to bring a past project that relates to color design and Bonnie will share her unique perspective to guide a lively, hands-on experience. LANDSCAPE PAINTING: FROM SKETCHES TO THE STUDIO BONNIE PARUCH

September 29 – October 1 | 3 days Tuition: $345 Students will create several small studies on location in beautiful Grand Marais and then have the opportunity to dive into the studio where their sketches, studies, and photographs will be transformed into paintings. Subject matter will include in-town buildings, boats, the pristine lakeshore, and fish shanties. Bonnie will incorporate daily demonstrations, chalk talks, and positive critiques and students will gain knowledge in creating value studies and understanding color notes. Open to artists working in all types of paint media. AUTUMN PAINTING IN TWO HARBORS | DAVE GILSVIK September 30 – October 1 | 2 days Tuition: $190 | Experience required Paint with Dave at his log cabin home studio just north of Two Harbors, Minnesota. This area features the Little Stewart River, a mix of maples and pines, and the Ferguson Hiking Trails a couple of miles up the road. Students can work in the medium of their choice and should be prepared to paint outdoors. Anderson’s Greenhouse will serve as a studio in inclement weather. Prerequisite: Foundational two-dimensional and painting experience.

OCTOBER: SPONTANEOUS PROCESS PAINTING | BEVIE LABRIE October 20 – 21 | 2 days Tuition: $170 Supported by writing prompts and instructor guidance, students will discover how creating mixed-media work on one surface reflects their journey and internal wisdom. Themes such as mindfulness, acceptance, trust in self, and painting as journey rather than as destination will be woven throughout. An environment void of pressure can free mental and emotional blocks and unleash strength, personality, intuition, and creativity.


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PRINTMAKIN APRIL:

JULY:

SCREEN PRINTING | MIKE SWINDLEHURST April 11, 13, 18 & 20 | 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays | 9 am – 11 am Tuition: $75 Supply fee: $44

WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING

Use your creativity to make a one-of-a-kind print to transfer onto a piece of clothing, tote, or fabric item of your choice. Mike will teach the basics of screen printing, provide demonstrations, and guide students in compositional decisions as they create their own designs and learn the screen printing process.

Learn the ancient technique of creating a multi-colored print from multiple woodblocks or through the reduction method. Students will learn about reverse imagery, transferring methods, print registration, hand-printing, and use of the press. Richard will teach how to prepare and ink a block for printing and students will go home with a mini-edition of their image.

MAY: WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING| NICK WROBLEWSKI May 12 – 14 | 3 days Tuition: $300 | Supply fee: $60

RICHARD JAMES NELSON

July 14 – 16 | Day 1: 4 – 6 pm, Days 2 & 3: 9 am – 4 pm Tuition: $220 | Supply fee: $66

LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTING: START TO FINISH | KELLY DUPRE July 22 – 23 & 24 (3rd day optional) 2 or 3 days | Tuition: $150 or $225 Supply fee: $38 | Studio access qualifier

Students will investigate 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. This class is a collaboration between the Art Colony and North House Folk School.

Whether you are just beginning or looking to expand your block printing knowledge, this class will get you excited about the world of relief printmaking. Using linoleum blocks, students will walk through the block printing process while working on a variety of mini-lessons. Various printing topics and techniques will be covered, such as single-color prints, multicolored blocks, and reduction prints. Students will learn about and have the option to use the Vandercook printing press.

SOLARPLATE PRINTING | DAN WELDEN May 22 – 26 | 5 days Tuition: $575 | Supply fee: $30

AUGUST:

Learn from master printmaker, Dan Welden, the early pioneer of safer printmaking techniques and developer of the Solarplate. The Solarplate accepts all kinds of drawings, paintings, or photographic images on acetate, photocopies, and digital positives from transparent film. Artists can paint directly on the Solarplate surface and create a matrix capable of yielding many impressions. Alternatively, artists can work through traditional or digital approaches on transparent film or specially prepared glass. Participants will produce several 8 x 10-inch images and larger plates are available with prior request.

JUNE: COLLAGRAPH | JEREMY LUNDQUIST June 19 – 21 | 3 days Tuition: $285 | Supply fee: $60 The collagraph is collage printing at its best. Students will make non-toxic, extremely direct printmaking plates that can be printed with both relief and intaglio methods, and incorporate materials, including fabric, glue, tape, acrylic mediums, metal grit, and found objects. Jeremy will teach students to shape the plates and how to use supports such as scrap mat and chip board. In addition to direct textural outcomes, students will explore the subtle working of surfaces as well as photographic possibilities.

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INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING | JERRY RIACH August 4 – 6 | 3 days Tuition: $225 | Supply fee: $44 | Studio access qualifier Foundational class Explore a variety of printmaking techniques, including monoprint, relief, drypoint, and stencil processes. Students may choose to work with one process to deepen their development in that area or work with several processes to gain broader exposure to various possibilities. Jerry will familiarize students with studio equipment and processes so they will be qualified to rent the print studio in the future.

“The most important part of this experience was advancing my skills and being immersed in the artistic process.” ENCAUSTIC PRINTMAKING MIXED-MEDIA | JEFF HIRST August 9 – 11 | 3 days Tuition: $345 | Supply fee: $50 Jeff will help students explore printmaking with an experimental approach and encourage intuitive thinking and play. Students will create imagery using the encaustic collagraph process, chine colle, and handwork while using the press as a drawing tool. The class begins with an investigation of encaustic collagraphs and builds on new techniques. Jeff will demonstrate multi-plate images and non-toxic, water-based medium will be used along with various drawing media. Emphasis will be on image making and Jeff will provide feedback and guidance throughout. See Jeff’s related class, Introduction to Encaustic Painting on page 10.


G 2017 INVITED ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: ROBERTA ALLEN CARDS AND SMALL PRINTS August 17, 24 or 29 2 Thursdays & 1 Tuesday 5 – 8 pm | Tuition: $50/session or $135 for series | Supply fee: $13/session or $39 for series Students will design and create a 5 x 7-inch print using templates and simple cardboard. They will then learn to mix and roll ink, and use the press to make a set of unique cards or small prints. Come for one session or build on your work over the whole series.

“I come to the Art Colony because I relish my time with my mentoring instructor. I come to renew my bonds with my classmates. I come to work without interruption. I come to look at the Lake.” MAKE AN IMPRESSION I August 19 – 20 | 2 days Tuition: $190 | Supply fee: $28 If you love to draw and paint this class is for you. Roberta will guide students to combine two printmaking techniques: the intaglio technique of dry point (drawing by incising an image into plexiglass with a sharp, pointed tool) and monoprinting (rolling or brushing ink onto the same plate). With repeated inkings, students will then explore printing their plates and watch color and line merge in unique ways. MAKE AN IMPRESSION II August 26 – 27 | 2 days Tuition: $190 | Supply fee: $28 Students will experiment with and combine the fluidity of monoprinting with the flexibility of collage. Roberta will teach students to use the method of pressure monoprinting by rolling ink onto a plexiglass plate, laying objects on top of the plate, and running it all through the press to create intriguing, x-ray type images. Students will then cut out the images and collage them together while exploring color, texture, and shape.

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SCULPTURE & JEWELRY JUNE: FINDINGS JEWELRY SYMPOSIUM Share your inquiries and inspirations with fellow jewelry artists and enthusiasts throughout a weekend steeped in educational possibilities. For a full array of classes and event offerings see pages 19 – 20.

JULY: SCULPTURE BY FIRE: BASIC FABRICATION AND CASTING GREG MUELLER July 11 – August 1 | 4 Tuesdays | 9 am – 12 pm Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $60 | Foundational class

This introductory course will give students the opportunity to engage in metal fabrication and casting processes. Through daily demonstrations and learn-by-doing studio time, students will create one fabricated and one cast metal sculpture. The fabrication objectives include MIG, TIG, GAS, welding processes and some basic forging. The foundry objective includes the basic process of sand-mold making and casting a pattern in bronze or aluminum. Co-hosted with Last Chance Fabricating.

“I really valued the generosity of the teacher, his willingness to share what’s been successful for him, and his gentle spirit.” METAL CASTING WITH RECYCLABLE MOLDS WAYNE POTRATZ

July 19 – 22 | 4 days Tuition: $420 | Supply fee: $75 Students will explore making small cast bronze sculptures using ancient methods and learn to mold small wax patterns with clay and other natural materials following Indian, African, MesoAmerican, and Japanese techniques. The molds will then be fired with charcoal and cast in bronze. Students can expect to make two or three small works and develop sculptural skills, including wax working, clay molding, and melting metals. Co-hosted with Last Chance Fabricating.

AUGUST: SCULPTURE BY SALVAGE: RE-CLAIMED METAL FABRICATION GREG MUELLER

August 7 – 11 | 5 days Tuition: $375 | Supply fee: $60 Breathe new life into salvaged steel by creating sculptural solutions with re-purposed metal destined for the scrap yard. Students will have the opportunity to engage in metal fabrication/welding processes and cold connection hardware options. Greg will teach a variety of fabrication objectives, including MIG, TIG, GAS, welding processes and some basic forging. Through daily demonstrations and hands-on studio time students will create a fabricated sculpture from scrap metals. Co-hosted with Last Chance Fabricating.

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YOUTH APRIL:

JUNE – AUGUST:

WHEEL-THROWING | NATALIE SOBANJA April 3 – May 1 | 5 Mondays 3:45 – 5:45 pm | Tuition: $60 Supply fee: $15

SUMMER ART SPACE

Students will learn the foundations of wheel throwing from centering to throwing the basic cylinder and bowl forms. Emphasis will be on allowing ample time and materials for students to practice their skills, so that by the final weeks they will be ready to attach a handle to a mug and glaze their final pieces. Optional open studio time will be scheduled on first day of class to provide additional one-to-one instruction time. Ages 10 – 14.

Making art is about taking risks and exploring the process. Noncompetitive group games and art projects are integral to each art space session, with a focus on cooperation and letting go. Join us for a summer series that is antiperfection and a little on the wild side. Open to ages 6 – 12; space is limited and pre-registration is recommended.

MY SKETCHBOOK: MAKING ART A PRACTICE | DAVID HAHN & JOHN FRANZ

April 10 – May 1 | 4 Mondays 3:45 – 4:45 pm | Tuition: $30 Sketching and doodling provide the basis for much creative exploration and are easy entry points for young artists. Students will fill their sketchbooks while learning the basics of drawing as David and John teach a variety of techniques, including perspective, negative space, and shading. Ages 6 – 9.

“I love having an after school activity to practice what I am passionate about.” EXPLORING THE SENSES TESSA LARSON

April 14 | 9 am – 2 pm What do tissue paper, frozen lemons, and toy race cars have in common? Find out by exploring the senses with Tessa! Kids will have the opportunity to explore a variety of art materials using all five senses. Each week Tessa will also provide a small takeaway to use at home. Ages 6 – 10.

Kelly Dupre 9 – 11 am | Tuition: $5/session or $30/series

I’M FEELING IT! | June 15 Both with and without blindfolds students will use each other as “clay” and build human sculptures. Then, using actual colored clay, students will work together to build on each other’s clay creations. STINKY SHOE SOUP | June 22 Playing a noncompetitive and active shoe game will spark energy and creativity. After the game, the instructor will facilitate a shoe drawing lesson and everyone will have a chance to help paint several shoe pictures. FOX AND SQUIRREL | June 29 The Fox and Squirrel cooperative game will inspire us to make woodland creature puppets out of repurposed materials and then students will work together to create a short puppet show. FEAR NOT! | July 13 With lights out, we will play a group game, read a picture book about the black out in New York City, and then dive in to the dark night by constructing 3-D stand-up night scenes with cardboard and paper. THE MIGHTY DRAGON | July 27 After playing “Catch the Dragon’s Tail” and “Smaug’s Jewels,” students will cooperate to paint a giant dragon using paintbrushes attached to long sticks and a variety of colored paint. OH DEER! | August 3 Students will learn about basic animal needs in the group game, "Oh Deer!” and then gather pieces of nature such as sticks, leaves, birch bark, and rocks to construct a group art project. TAG AND PRINT | August 17 Several group tag games will be taught and then students will learn to carve and print linoleum blocks.

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THE VOCABULARY OF ART:

A R T I S T

T A L K S

A N D

D E M O N S T R A T I O N S

Join us for our series of artist talks and demonstrations highlighting artists’ influences, the techniques and processes they use, and the work they make. Free unless otherwise noted. Goodwill donations are welcome.

MARCH: XEROX-INTAGLIO TRANSFER DEMONSTRATION LUKE JOHNSON | 2017 Juried Artist-in-Residence | March 18 9 am – 12 pm Luke will demonstrate the intaglio methods he employs in his print series, in particular the xeroxtransfer technique. An adaptation of a technique invented by Frances Myers, this method offers printmakers the ability to etch photographic imagery into metal plates which can be further worked using traditional methods such as line-etching and aquatint. See Artist Services section for more information on the artists-inresidence program, page 18. GOOD BOOK BAD IDEA – ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST ART | JOHN SCHUERMAN 2017 Juried Artist-in-Residence March 18 | 1 pm John will give an overview of his project: Good Book Bad Idea, and facilitate a discussion on the topics of overpopulation, environmentalism, and art activism. Included will be background information about the project’s inspiration, including religious scriptures with similar messages. John will also share imagery and research from previous work on the topic. See Artist Services section for more information on the artists-inresidence program, page 18.

APRIL: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF ART | JEFFREY STENBOM April 8 | 2 pm Jeff has taught at many schools around the nation, including Corning Museum of Glass, Arrowmont, and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and has received numerous artist residencies and honors. He will talk about his journey to becoming a glass artist, which includes his time working as a cavalry scout in the United States army and dealing with PTSD. His artwork has been a powerful healing force in his life and it drives him to both learn more as well as share his experience with others.

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IN THE LANDSCAPE AND IN THE STUDIO

JUNE:

AUGUST:

2017 Invited Artist-in-Residence April 29 | 12 pm

For Findings Jewelry Symposium artist talks and demonstrations see pages 19-20.

ELEMENTS AND PROPERTIES OF DESIGN | KARINA CUTLER-LAKE August 5 | 12 pm

BEFORE AND AFTER: A LANDSCAPE | REGAN GOLDEN &

Last year, art professor Karina Cutler-Lake taught a foundations design class for the first time in 15 years. What appeared at first to be a review of basic concepts turned into a spirited rediscovery of how these basic building blocks—dot, line, shape, texture, pattern, color, hierarchy, rhythm, and balance—work in tandem to make great work, no matter the medium, era, or skill level. Karina will share the principles that helped her to proudly consider herself a beginner again.

HOLLY NEWTON SWIFT

Holly Newton Swift is an artist and teacher who has exhibited her work in both private and public collections and received a variety of residencies. Holly will share about her own creative process which combines working both on-location and in the studio. The various approaches she employs have led her away from the idea of depiction and resulted in a more experiential exploration of place.

MAY: SOLARPLATE PRINTING DAN WELDEN

May 24 | 4:30 pm Dan Welden is a master printmaker, painter, educator, and author. His work has been shown in over 80 international solo exhibitions in museums and galleries and over 700 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. The originator of the technique called Solarplate, Dan will share his innovative work using light to transpose images which is at the forefront of the alternative health and safetyoriented printmaking movement. COMMUNITY INK DAY: SCREENPRINTING MIKE SWINDLEHURST

May 27 | 2 – 4 pm Drop-in fee: $20 (adult t-shirt) or $10 (youth t-shirt or to print on your own clothing item) Screenprint your own t-shirt, tote, or apron using your choice of ink color and one of several Art Colony designs.

JEREMY LUNDQUIST

June 20 | 4:30 pm Regan and Jeremy will share their experience as the 2010 Harvard Forest Artists-inResidence, as well as how the residency came about. Jeremy will also highlight his new work and exhibition at Highpoint Center for Printmaking as part of a Jerome Fellowship.

JULY: ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS

DAN CLARK & MARTHA MCQUADE

July 19 | 4:30 pm

Martha and Dan have collaborated on projects, writing, and teaching for the past 15 years. Their interest in process and making has resulted in creative work across many disciplines, including architecture, apparel, landscape, and product design. INVESTIGATING THE CERAMIC FORM | ERNEST MILLER July 26 | 4:30 pm Recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board initiative grant, and exhibitor at the Smithsonian Craft Show Ernest Miller will talk about his fascination with process as it relates to pottery and also shed light on the inspiration for his current work. INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL PRACTICES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | DONNA BRUNI July 29 | 12 pm Learn about Donna’s work as the exhibitions director for M Health Mill City Clinic, an integrative medical practice, promoting community engagement with Minnesota artists through visual art exhibitions.

PUBLIC AND COLLABORATIVE SCULPTURE PROJECTS GREG MUELLER

August 9 | 4:30 pm Sculpture artist, Greg Mueller, will present images of his work “Art-WORKS” and discuss his recent projects that have come to fruition through the collaborative effort of diverse players.

SEPTEMBER: THE ART OF SEEING: DEVELOPING A VISUAL LITERACY | HAZEL BELVO September 16 | 11:30 am Tuition: $5 | Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery Develop your art appreciation skills and come out to view the Plein Air Grand Marais exhibition with Hazel Belvo. Hazel will facilitate a group conversation and reflection on the exhibition while guiding participants in ways to use visual language and elements to interact with and respond to the artwork.


ARTIST SERVICES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | STUDIO ACCESS | RESIDENCIES The Art Colony is proud to support artists at all points in their journey. Artist services connect artists with resources in order to help them grow their practice, advance their career, and develop sustainable lives as artists.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The Art Colony offers a variety of professional development educational opportunities. Sessions include critical response critique groups, and classes on such topics as goal setting, statement writing, recordkeeping, and more. A full schedule of artist service classes is slated to launch Fall of 2017.

STUDIO ACCESS AND EQUIPMENT The Art Colony professional studios give member artists access to quality equipment and work spaces. Artists can either rent at the cooperative rate or reserve a studio for exclusive use. Studios include clay, glass, painting/multi-discipline, and printmaking. Member artists also have access to a variety of equipment and opportunities, including tent rental, grant writing assistance, artist work station, and professional photo booth equipment.

RESIDENCIES The Art Colony provides artists with independent work space in professional studios amidst the backdrop of a stunning landscape. An environment of creative freedom supports the process and development of new works, allowing for a combination of aesthetic inquiry, creative risk-taking, experimentation, and artistic development. JURIED ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

INVITED ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE Invited residencies are granted to an artist who is mature in practice and has experience with residencies and/or working on in-depth independent projects. INDEPENDENT ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE Select weeks are also available for independent residencies in the studios. MENTOR SERIES Like residencies, mentor classes provide advancing and mid-career artists with space and focused time to work on independent projects with the addition of guided mentorship and group dialogue. Each mentoring artist offers a unique philosophical approach and teaching style. For full class details and descriptions see page 7.

2017 ARTISTS-INRESIDENCE JURIED:

LUKE JOHNSON JOHN SCHUERMAN

INVITED:

HOLLY NEWTON SWIFT ROBERTA ALLEN

The community is invited to join us for the following activities related to the artists-inresidence. For full descriptions see page 14 and 17. XEROX-INTAGLIO TRANSFER DEMONSTRATION | LUKE JOHNSON March 18 | 9 am – 12 pm ARTIST TALK: GOOD BOOK BAD IDEA – ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST ART JOHN SCHUERMAN

Two concurrent juried residencies are available each year in March, one in the Founders Hall Multi-discipline Studio and one in the Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio.

Saturday, March 18 | 1 pm

2018 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE March 5 – 18, 2018

April 29 | 12 pm

• Applications Open: April 7, 2017 • Application Deadline: May 19, 2017 • Notifications: June 12, 2017

ARTIST TALK: IN THE LANDSCAPE AND IN THE STUDIO: MY WORKING PROCESS HOLLY NEWTON SWIFT

PRINTMAKING CLASSES | ROBERTA ALLEN August 17 – 27

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E ART ALONG THE LAKE: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 27 – 28 A weekend full of art activities, demonstrations, and gallery tours throughout Cook County. Stop by the Art Colony to visit our gallery, see artists at work, and partake in these activities: POP-UP: MADE AT THE ART COLONY May 27 – 28 GLASS COASTERS | MARY BEBIE May 27 | 9 – 11 am OR 1 – 3 pm | $35 PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATION JERRY RIACH

May 27 | 1 pm | Free COMMUNITY INK DAY: SCREENPRINTING MIKE SWINDLEHURST

May 27 | 2 – 4 pm | $20 (adult t-shirt) or $10 (youth t-shirt or your own clothing item)

FINDINGS JEWELRY SYMPOSIUM JUNE 8 – 11 KEYNOTE: MICHAEL BOYD Findings Jewelry Symposium is a biannual event hosted in partnership with the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild. The mission of Findings is to celebrate and serve jewelry artists by promoting their work, facilitating learning opportunities, and fostering ways for the community to invest in and appreciate the jewelry arts. Join us for a full array of classes, demonstrations, artist talks, and panel discussions, as well as a group trunk show.

REGISTRATION: The Whole Shebang Symposium Pass ($85) covers all artist talks, panel discussions, demonstrations, and a catered lunch, or you can register for individual sessions. Students must register for classes separately. Registration information is located on the Art Colony website home and events pages.

JEWELRY SYMPOSIUM CLASSES: REBEL NECKPIECES | CASEY SHEPPARD June 8 | 1 day Tuition: $105 | Supply fee: $16

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Students will use found objects, gold foil, spray paint, leather, and brass to create striking wearable works of art. Focus will be on creating neckpieces while exploring new ways of thinking. Students will learn to open their imagination to a world of possibilities, but beware, we may break some rules so be prepared to embrace your inner rebel.

INTEGRATING STONE AND METAL MICHAEL BOYD

June 8 – 9 | 2 days Tuition: $210 | Supply fee: $72 Nationally-renowned jewelry designer, metalsmith, and lapidary artist, Michael Boyd, integrates metal into rock and enjoys finding creative ways to make this concept work in materials that range from simple river rock to gemstones combined with precious metals. Students will learn a variety of techniques to alter stone and metal at the bench. Michael will teach various processes and methods, and students will create alternative settings for stones and a series of samples. INFUSING DIGITAL FABRICATION TECHNIQUES INTO A TRADITIONAL STUDIO PRACTICE VINCENT PONTILLO-VERRASTRO

June 8 – 9 | 2 days Tuition: $210 | Supply fee: $35 Have you heard of or dabbled with 3-D modeling software and are wondering about the range of possibilities? Vincent will provide an overview of 3-D printing and students will use pre-printed PLA objects and basic hand-tools to gain a unique perspective on how to incorporate digital fabrication techniques into their studio practice. Students will use 3-D pens to generate formal and gestural ideas, weld printed components together, and learn the postproduction traditional handiwork necessary to produce art jewelry with PLA (polylactic acid) filament. No 3-D modeling experience necessary. PINS | PAT ROBINSON SCHMIDT June 9 | 1 day Tuition: $105 | Supply fee: $55 Students will make a pin with a working, steel pin mechanism. Pat will teach texturing, stamping, and riveting techniques. Students will learn to set a bead or stone using a capture technique to add sparkle, color, and dimension to their piece of jewelry. MAKE IT MOVE: FABRICATING MECHANISMS | DANNY SAATHOFF June 11 | 1 day Tuition: $105 | Supply fee: $16 Venture beyond jump rings and commercial findings and focus on the engineering side of jewelry making. Emphasis will be placed on the components that make a piece wear more comfortably, move more fluidly, and relate more cohesively. Danny will teach students to make their own hinges, clasps, and chain, and will explore non-traditional materials such as steel and titanium. Students will create several samples and gain a better understanding of how fabricating their own mechanisms enhances their overall aesthetic.


VENTS LOW-TECH METAL FORMING AND BROOCH BUILDING | TEDD MCDONAH June 11 | 1 day Tuition: $105

ANALOGOUS

Students will use hammers, chasing tools, and hockey pucks to form copper sheet into a brooch using a low tech approach. Tedd will guide students through all aspects of brooch construction, including the use of prongs and integral pin back mechanisms.

From ideation to application, Vincent will discuss how digital fabrication techniques are used as an aid to traditional metalsmithing and jewelry practices. Participants will learn about the development of Vincent’s recent bodies of work and about analogous methods and modes of digital and physical studio practices.

ALTERNATIVE CASTING BECKY MCDONAH

June 11 | 1 day Tuition: $105 | Supply fee: $11 Want to cast but don’t have all the equipment for lost wax casting? Learn alternative low-tech approaches to casting by creating gravity fed molds using cuttlebone and ceiling tile, as well as experimenting with free pour casting into water, beans, spaghetti, and more! Students may choose to work in bronze or sterling silver and can incorporate their cast objects into rings, pendants, or brooches.

JEWELRY SYMPOSIUM ARTIST TALKS & DEMONSTRATIONS: CASE OF THE NOMADS | CASEY SHEPPARD June 8 | 5:30 pm Tuition: $10 Casey Sheppard is a jewelry artist, mountain biker, freelance writer, adventure seeker, and community gatherer. She has lived the nomad life since July of 2015, touring the United States, checking out art, bikes, and connecting with others. Join us to hear about how she has kept community at the heart of this project and what she has learned along the way. INFLUENCES, EVOLUTIONS, AND THE WORK | MICHAEL BOYD June 9 | 5:30 pm Tuition: $10 Through speaking and demonstration, Colorado-based jewelry artist, Michael Boyd, will share about the evolution of his work and creative process, as well as the major influences that have given him artistic direction. YOUR UNIQUE VOICE JENNIFER MERCHANT

June 10 | 9 am Tuition: $10

Gain insight into finding your unique voice as a jewelry artist by listening to Jennifer’s professional journey. Jennifer will talk about how she developed her signature layered acrylic technique and what it takes to build a business and a career as a studio jeweler. She will also touch on working with galleries, exhibiting work, promotion, and creating a niche to build a client base within a specific market.

VINCENT PONTILLO-VERRASTRO

June 10 | 10 am Tuition: $10

PANEL DISCUSSION: TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS IN DESIGN: FRIEND, FOE, OR BOTH? | MICHAEL BOYD, JENNIFER MERCHANT & VINCENT PONTILLO -VERRASTRO June 10 | 11 am – 1 pm Tuition: $20 (includes catered lunch) The jewelry industry has seen a flood of new technologies in recent years, from CAD/CAM and laser welders to new alloys and Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and 3-D printing. Jewelry artists have responded in a variety of ways, from embrace to critique, producing both clumsy attempts to sophisticated results. Michael, Jennifer, and Vincent will spearhead a dialogue to help us think critically about the place of these new technologies within the jewelry arts and allow individual artists to consider their own response to the developing possibilities. COLD CONNECTIONS DEMONSTRATION BECKY MCDONAH

June 10 | 1:15 pm Tuition: $10 In fast forward fashion, ten cold connection approaches will be presented that allow jewelry artists to join elements without the use of heat. Becky will demonstrate how to employ a variety of rivets along with slot and tabs, prongs and staples. The use of cold connection opens up the opportunity to combine materials that would not be able to withstand the heat of soldering like plastic, wood, glass, stone, fibers, and more. THE BROOCH: IDEATION, DESIGN, AND EXECUTION | TEDD MCDONAH June 10 | 2:30 pm Tuition: $10 Originally used as a utilitarian fastener, brooches have been around for eons and are currently enjoying a fashionable revival. Tedd will document his recent brooch project and offer valuable insight into how ideas, design(ing), and execution are related, but require different tough processes.

RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING AND SUSTAINABLE METALSMITHING SUSAN CROW

June 10 | 3:45 pm Tuition: $10 Do you know how your gold, findings and gemstones are mined, cut, and manufactured? Do you understand the environmental and ethical impacts surrounding your materials? Susan will outline the importance of tracking supply chains as close to from mine to market as possible and students will learn what is going on in the industry concerning fair-mined gold, ethically sourced gemstones, and diamonds.

27TH ANNUAL GRAND MARAIS ARTS FESTIVAL JULY 8 – 9 Over 70 local and regional artists showcase high-quality artwork. Observe artist demonstrations, participate in art activities, and celebrate the long tradition of fine art on the North Shore.

15TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR GRAND MARAIS COMPETITION: SEPTEMBER 8 – 15 EXHIBITION: SEPT. 15 – OCT. 29 Opening Reception: September 15 | 5 – 7 2017 Awards Juror: Kami Mendlik In one week, sixty artists paint throughout Cook County, resulting in over 200 paintings of the iconic North Shore.

NORTH SHORE READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 2 – 5 REGISTRATION OPENS: MAY 2017 Celebrate the literary arts and engage the written word through participating in a festival filled with author talks, panel discussions, mini-classes, and craft seminars.

ANNUAL MEMBER SHOW AND SALE IS MOVING! After many years of hosting our annual Member Show and Sale in the fall, we will be moving the exhibition to the spring, 2018. Exact details and dates TBD. Stay tuned!

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INSTRUCTO Meet our 2017 instructors! The bios below provide select snapshots of instructors. Read their ROBERTA ALLEN | rallenart.com

Education: MA School of the Museum of Fine Arts Honors: Minnesota State Fair, First Prize for Printmaking; Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Sculpture Focus: Examination of the elaborate and complex structures found in the natural world; intaglio printmaking CHEL ANDERSON

Published work: North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast (University of Minnesota Press) Focus: Plant ecologist and botanist MAGGIE ANDERSON | theclayphoenix.com

Studied with: Robin Hopper, Tom Turner, and raku masters, Steve Hemingway, and Ken Turner Focus: Sharing what so many generous potters have shared with her; raku pottery THERESA ANGELO | theresa-angelo.squarespace.com

Education: BFA with a focus on printmaking and fiber arts Teaching experience: Minnesota Center for Book Arts Focus: Hand-crafted books and book restoration; book arts HAZEL BELVO

Teaching experience: Professor Emeritus Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota Exhibited work: Minneapolis Institute of Art; Bezalel Museum; Dewitt Wallace Collection; General Mills Focus: Master teacher and mentor; oil and acrylic painting

KAT CORRIGAN | katcorrigan.com

Teaching experience: Visual Arts Instructor Breck School Exhibited work: Bloomington Art Center; Great Lakes Aquarium; Kramer Gallery; Phipps Art Center Honors: Art Shanty Project Grant; honorable mention “Art Show at the Dog Show,” Kansas City Focus: Committed to the concept of “A Painting a Day;” acrylic painting JULIE CRABTREE | juliecrabtreeart.com

Education: Mansfield College of Arts, England; City and Guilds of London degrees in fashion and embroidery Teaching experience: Textile Center; Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Honors: Best of 2-D Bayfield Art Show; Sacagawea Artist Award, Milwaukee Focus: Depicting and interpreting nature in a painterly manner; mixedmedia embroidery fiber art SUSAN CROW | eastfourthstreet.com

Education: Post-graduate certificate in Sustainable Design Minneapolis College of Art and Design Honors: One of the first United States jewelers licensed to sell fair-mined gold; Ethical Metalsmiths board of directors Focus: Creating sustainable jewelry in an environmentally-conscious studio; jewelry arts GUILLERMO CUELLAR | guillermopottery.com

Education: MA in Education University of Wisconsin—River Falls; glass classes at Pittsburgh Glass Center Focus: Making Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired light screens and fused glass pieces; kiln-formed glass

Education: BFA Cornell College, Iowa; apprentice to Warren MacKenzie Teaching experience: Venezuelan Association of the Arts of Fire Exhibited work: Venezuelan National Art Gallery; Smithsonian Institution Focus: Pottery for daily use, especially those used for preparing and sharing food; ceramics

PETER BLAU | writecreatecommunicate.com

KARINA CUTLER-LAKE | karinacutlerlake.com

Teaching experience: Wilder Foundation; Macalester College; Mayo Clinic; Loft Literary Center Honors: Recipient of Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine’s volunteer award Focus: Writing as a pathway to creativity, self-discovery, and imagination; working with reluctant writers; literary arts

Education: MFA University of Iowa Teaching experience: Associate Professor of Art University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Focus: Mapping, typography, visual record-keeping, interpreting sense of place; mixed-media

MICHAEL BOYD | michaelboyd.com

BONNIE CUTTS | bonniecutts.com

MARY BEBIE

Professional Experience: Co-owner of Cultureclash Gallery, Colorado Teaching experience: Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts; Creative Side Jewelry Academy; Metalwerx School for Jewelry Focus: Integration of metal into rock; jewelry arts; metalsmith DONNA BRUNI | donnabruniart.com

Education: BA painting and cross-cultural healing practices University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Exhibited work: Douglas Flanders and Associates, Minneapolis; Galerie du Soleil, Naples; Artwork Network Gallery, Denver Focus: Abstract painting that blends elements of nature with abstraction through layered surfaces of color DAN CLARK | mad--work.com

Education: Master of Architecture Harvard University Teaching experience: University of Minnesota—Twin Cities School of Architecture, College of Design Exhibited work: Royal Academy of Arts, London; Harvard Graduate School of Design; Substation Gallery, Singapore Focus: Cross-disciplinary design work in architecture, apparel, landscape, product design, and art direction

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Education: BFA studio arts University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Teaching experience: White Bear Center for the Arts; Golden Artist Colors Certified Working Artist Exhibited work: Jimmy Wilson Gallery; Detroit Biennale; Site:Brooklyn Focus: Acrylic mixed-media KELLY DUPRE | kellydupre.com Published work: The Raven’s Gift (HMH Books); The Lion’s Share (Minnesota Humanities Center) Focus: The natural environment and the art of indigenous cultures; relief printmaking ELIZABETH ERICKSON

Teaching experience: Minneapolis College of Art and Design; founding member Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota Exhibited work: Form+Content; Weisman Art Museum; Walker Art Center Honors: Bush, Ragdale, Minnesota State Arts Board, and Mellon foundation grants Focus: Mentorship; painting; poetry JOAN FARNAM | northshoreartscene.com

Education: MA anthropology California State University—East Bay; Duluth Art Institute Focus: Arts journalism; majolica pottery


RS full bios on the Art Colony’s website. DAVID FEINBERG | Facebook.com/VoicetoVision

Education: MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art; BS Art Education State University of New York—New Paltz Teaching experience: Associate art professor University of Minnesota—Twin Cities; director “Voice to Vision” project Honors: CEE Distinguished Teacher of the Year; University Board of Regents Outstanding Community Service Award Focus: Mentorship in drawing and painting SUSAN FRAME | susanframe.com

Education: Studied with Zhuo He-Jun, Wuscious Wong, Cheng Khee Chee, Lin Hsin Jin, and Lu Yen Shao Exhibited work: Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery; Alex von Schlippe Gallery of Art; World Calligraphy Biennale Focus: Sumi-e painting and calligraphy JOHN FRANZ

Education: Art Education St. John’s University; equivalent MA and lifetime teaching certificate in art education Teaching experience: Stillwater School District Focus: Painting, pottery, and jewelry arts LINDA GAMMELL | lindagammell.com

Education: MFA studio arts and photography University of Minnesota— Twin Cities Teaching experience: Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Colorado College; St. Olaf College; Hamline University Honors: Bush Artist Fellowship; McKnight Fellowship; Jerome Foundation Travel and Study grant Focus: Concepts of place—prairies of the Great Plains and the forests and water of Lake Superior; photography DAVE GILSVIK | facebook.com/david.gilsvik

Education: Minneapolis College of Art and Design; University of New Mexico; Yale University summer art program Focus: Observing nature in front of and within; oil painting REGAN GOLDEN | regangolden.com

Teaching experience: Visiting Assistant Professor Drawing and Art Theory University of Minnesota. Honors: Joan Mitchell Foundation and The Core Program grants Exhibited work: Gallery 44: Centre for Contemporary Photography; Harvard University’s Fisher Museum; The Cue Foundation Focus: Depicting ecological change in the landscape using photographs and drawing materials; photography and mixed-media DAVID HAHN

Education: Washington University of Fine Arts Exhibited work: Along the North Shore, including Co-Ho Café; Johnson Heritage Post; Hovland Art Fair Focus: Watercolor landscapes RACHAEL HANEL | rachaelhanel.com

Education: PhD Bath Spa University, England Teaching experience: Assistant professor mass media Mankato State University Published work: We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down (University of Minnesota Press) Honors: Minnesota Book Award finalist CATHERINE HEARDING | chearding.com

Honors: Past president of the Minnesota Watercolor Society; signature status in the Watercolor USA Honor Society Published work: Featured in Watercolor Artist magazine, North Light Book’s, and Splash16 Focus: The interplay of color and light in the natural world; watercolor painting

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INSTRUCTORS JEFF HIRST | jeffreyhirst.com

Education: MFA Louisiana State University Exhibited work: Minneapolis Institute of Arts; the McKinney Contemporary, Dallas; Butters Gallery, Portland Focus: Research and exploration in experimental print ideas; encaustic painting and printmaking PETER HUMENIUK | bigbrush.com

Teaching experience: Various workshops in Florida, Ottawa, and Thunder Bay Honors: Best of Show in painting Duluth Park Point Art Festival Focus: Loose, uninhibited compositions; watercolor painting SCOTT HUSBY

Education: MA Theological Union Professional career: Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Smithsonian Institute, Princeton University Focus: Currently recording bindings on incunables; conservation bookbinding LUKE JOHNSON | lukejohnsonart.weebly.com

Education: BFA University of Wisconsin—Madison Exhibited work: Raymond F. Dvorak Gallery; Boneshaker Books; Hoffman Gallery Focus: The notion of the archive and how society creates and interprets materials; print media and installation CURTIS JULIBER

Education: MBA Minnesota State University; BSE University of Michigan Teaching experience: Minneapolis Photo Center Focus: Digital images and tools; photography

MARK LUSARDI

Education: BA fine arts University of Maine at Presque Isle; additional training University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Teaching experience: Glaze maven at Continental Clay Company; instructor at Northern Clay Center Focus: Inspired by nature; hand-built sculptures and wheel-thrown vessels; ceramics ANDREA MARTIN | andrearmartin.com

Exhibited work: Robbin Gallery; Art at Ramsey Holiday Art Fair; The Glass Half Full Art Sale, Lift Bridge Brewery Honors: Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota exhibition committee; Guild of American Papercutters board president Focus: Observing plants and animals that live in urban environments; hand-cut paper art BECKY MCDONAH | beckymcdonah.com

Education: MFA metalsmith Arizona State University Teaching experience: Department chair Fine Art Metals Millersville University Pennsylvania; Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) board of directors Published work: Metalsmith magazine, Humor in Craft, Mixed Metal, Jewelry Workshop, and 500 Metal Vessels TEDD MCDONAH | metalmonger.blogspot.com

Education: MFA Arizona State University Teaching experience: Adjunct Professor Rowan University; Faculty Associate Arizona State University Focus: Inspiration from rural nature; blacksmithing, nonferrous metalsmithing, and jewelry arts MARTHA MCQUADE | mad--work.com

Education: MA and BA in education Purdue University; lifetime teaching license Published work: Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil; The New Colored Pencil; instructional videos (F. & W. Media) Honors: National semifinalist, American Artist Floral Art Competition Focus: Colored pencil

Education: Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Teaching experience: Instructor School of Architecture, College of Design University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Published work: Featured in Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine, MSP Design 100, Progressive Architecture, and Dwell. Exhibited work: American Craft Council, Baltimore; San Francisco Art Institute, Southern Gallery, San Francisco Focus: Multi-disciplinary design practice encompassing architecture, landscape, furniture, textiles, and clothing

BEVIE LABRIE | bevielabrieart.com

SPENCER MEAGHER | spencermeagher.com

KRISTY KUTCH | artshow.com/kutch

Teaching experience: Art therapist, wilderness instructor, art educator, and youth worker Focus: Journeying with others to discover their authentic voice through the creative process; mixed-media TESSA LARSON

Education: MA Art Therapy George Washington University, specializing in processing trauma Focus: Utilizing art to understand outdoor experiences and incorporating nature into artwork; mixed-media GRETCHEN LISDAHL | facebook.com/treepixieglassart

Teaching experience: Shannon’s Stained Glassery, Superior, Wisconsin Focus: Lamp-working, stained and fused glass, glass jewelry, and mosaic JEREMY LUNDQUIST | jeremylundquist.com

Education: MFA Printmaking Ohio University—Athens Teaching experience: Perpich Center for Art Education; Highpoint Center for Printmaking Honors: Jerome Residency Highpoint Center for Printmaking; Roger Brown House Faculty Residency Focus: Uses print techniques to question contemporary notions of progress and cleanliness; intaglio printmaking

Honors: Fairfield Paint Out, Best of Watercolor; Augusta Plein Air Festival, First Place Mixed-media Published work: Featured in Plein Air magazine; Plein Air Collector Focus: Enjoys the challenge and beautiful effects of the medium; watercolor painting JENNIFER MERCHANT | jennifermerchantdesign.com

Education: BFA Savannah College of Art and Design Exhibited work: Smithsonian Craft2Wear, DC; American Craft Council; Museum of Art and Design, New York Published work: Featured in American Craft and Ornament magazines KAMI MENDLIK | kamipolzin.com

Teaching experience: Founder St. Croix River School of Painting Honors: American Woman Artists Signature Member Exhibited work: American Woman Artists and American Impressionists Society National Juried Exhibitions Focus: Exploring and capturing nature with paint; oil painting ERNEST MILLER | ernestmiller.com

Education: BA Eastern Illinois University—Charleston Exhibited work: Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis; the Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City; Smithsonian Craft Show, DC Teaching experience: Fired Up Studios; Minnetonka Center for the Arts Focus: Inspired by field landscape, farm implements, and architectural features; ceramics

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IN GREG MUELLER | greglmueller.com

Education: MFA Montana State University School of Art; apprenticed under Paul Granlund Exhibited work: Collaborative and commissioned work by Gustavus Adolphus College, Huntington Center Arena, Ohio; Waterloo Center for the Arts, Iowa; Indiana University Sculpture Garden, Indiana Focus: Transforming debris into objects and places of hope; sculpture RICHARD JAMES NELSON | richardjamesnelson.com

Education: BA College of Visual Arts Exhibited work: The Grand Hand Gallery; Loring Park Art Festival; Art at Ramsey Focus: Inspired by the forests, flora, and fauna of the North Shore; simplified imagery; woodblock printmaking CARL OLTVEDT | carloltvedt.com

Teaching experience: Former professor School of Visual Arts Minnesota State University Moorhead Exhibited work: Groveland Gallery; Rourke Art Museum; Plains Art Museum; Honolulu Academy of Arts Honors: Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship; Lake Region Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship; Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant HELEN OTTERSON | helenotterson.com

Education: MFA University of Miami Exhibited work: Museum of Contemporary Craft; Plains Art Museum Honors: Awarded artist-in-residencies at the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary, the Contemporary Craft Museum, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center BONNIE PARUCH | bonnieparuchart.com

Honors: Signature member of the Pastel Society of America; Master Pastelist designation Teaching experience: Peninsula School of Art; The Clearing Exhibited work: Six exhibitions and four awards at the prestigious PSA National show, New York Published work: Featured in International Artist magazine, which named her one of “America’s leading landscape painters” DANIEL PAULSON | Facebook.com/dpaulsonart

Education: BA in Art Education University of Wisconsin-Superior Focus: Special interest in indigenous clay; ceramics VINCENT PONTILLO-VERRASTRO | vincentpontilloverrastro.com

Education: MFA metalsmithing and jewelry design Indiana University—Bloomington Teaching experience: Associate professor art metals and contemporary art jewelry University of Wisconsin—Stout Exhibited work: M Contemporary, Australia; Galerie Marzaa, Netherlands; World Art Museum, China Focus: Blending of digital and traditional craft processes and historic and contemporary approaches; jewelry arts WAYNE POTRATZ | ironwain.com

Education: MA Sculpture University of California—Berkeley Teaching experience: Professor Emeritus University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Honors: Co-founder of the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art Focus: Extensive creative research in historical and cultural methods of casting metals through world travels; sculpture JERRY RIACH | mnartists.org/jerry-riach

Education: Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Highpoint Center for Printmaking Exhibited work: Ripple River Gallery, Aitken; Waters of Superior, Duluth Focus: Incorporates drawing and woodblock; wood engraving; etching; drypoint; and collagraph printmaking techniques

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STRUCTORS DANNY SAATHOFF | dannysaathoff.com

Teaching experience: Metalsmith instructor Carleton College; Minnetonka Center for the Arts Exhibited work: Commissioned sculpture for the Humphrey terminal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Focus: Jewelry artist, metalsmith, kinetic sculptor, and sailor KATHRYN SAVAGE | kathrynsavage.com

Education: MFA creative writing Bennington College Teaching experience: The Loft Literary Center; Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop Honors: Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarship; Vermont Studio Center scholarship Published work: featured in Poet’s and Writer’s magazine; Ploughshares; The Best Small Fictions of 2015 PAT ROBINSON SCHMIDT | silverleafdesignjewelry.com

TARA SWEENEY | tarasweeneyart.com

Education: MFA Minneapolis College of Art and Design Teaching experience: Art Department co-chair; Associate Professor of drawing and painting Augsburg College Published work: Close to Home: A Minnesota Year in Sketches Focus: Walking until words and images find her; watercolor and illustration HOLLY NEWTON SWIFT | hollynewtonswift.com

Education: MFA Art Institute of Chicago Teaching experience: Adjunct Hamline University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; North Harris College, Texas Exhibited work: Macalester College; Hill Country Arts Foundation, Texas; Izumi City Hall, Japan Honors: National Park Artist-in-Residence recipient (Voyageur National Park); featured in film, “Painting the Place Between”

Exhibited work: Seasons on St. Croix in Hudson, Wisconsin; Waters of Superior Gallery in Canal Park, Duluth, Minnesota; Veberod Gem Gallery in Minnetonka, Minnesota Focus: Hand-engraving; unique and commissioned pieces; jewelry arts

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JOHN SCHUERMAN | schuermanfineart.com

Education: BFA printmaking University of Minnesota—Twin Cities; Josh Blanc of Clay Squared (tile making) Commissioned work: Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital, Regions Hospital; MSP Airport (spring 2017) Honors: Minnesota State Arts Board grant Focus: Custom handmade tile mosaics MARY JO VAN DELL | maryjovandell.com Exhibited work: Permanent collection Minnesota Historical Society and National Park System Honors: First Place Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition (2013); Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Award (2010) Focus: Inspired by the northern woods, lakes, prairies, coasts, and wilderness areas; oil painting

Professional experience: Gallery Director for Instinct Art Gallery Exhibited work: The Phipps Center for the Arts, Wisconsin; Hamline University; A.R.C Gallery, Chicago Focus: Environmental painting and drawing; creation, curatorial, and production of socially-themed exhibitions CASEY SHEPPARD | caseofthenomads.com

Teaching experience: Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, New Orleans; Touchstone Art Center, Farmington, PA; Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh Exhibited work: Arising, group exhibition curated by Yoko Ono, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland Published work: featured in American Craft magazine; Art Jewelry magazine; Crafthaus Focus: Working in a raw, organic, and primitive manner; maintaining a portable live/studio space; jewelry arts NEIL SHERMAN | neilshermanart.com

Education: BA St. John’s University; Minnesota River School of Fine Arts; Hurinenko and Paquet Studio Exhibited work: Grand Hill Gallery; Sivertson Gallery Focus: Plein air oil painting NATALIE SOBANJA

Education: BFA painting and fibers University of Wisconsin-River Falls Exhibited work: Betsy Bowen Studios, Grand Marias; Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery, Lutsen Focus: Inspired by the tactile qualities of different media; ceramics LYNN SPEAKER | lynnspeaker.com

Education: MFA Minneapolis College of Art and Design Honors: 2007 and 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board grants; former Women’s Art Resources Mentor Focus: Mixed-media; fire-based media; printmaking; and installation LISA STAUFFER | lisastauffer.com

Education: MFA design University of Minnesota; studied illustration at Parson’s School of Design Honors: Master Circle status awarded by the International Association of Pastel Societies Focus: Plein air soft pastel painting JEFFREY STENBOM | jeffreystenbom.com

Education: MFA in glass Tulane University Teaching experience: Corning Museum of Glass; Pittsburgh Glass Center; Arrowmont School of the Arts and Crafts Honors: Finalist for the Stanislav Libenský Awards; Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship Nominee; Silver Academic Award winner at the 2016 Bullseye Glass Emerge Exhibition

Exhibited work: Betsy Bowen Studios Focus: Screen printing; pen and ink SHERYL TUORILA | sheryltuorila.com

DENISE WALSER-KOLAR | denisewalserkolar.com

Teaching experience: Minnesota School of Botanical Art; annual American Society of Botanical Artists Conference Exhibited work: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation; ASBA/HSNY International Exhibits: Focus on Nature Honors: Silver-Gilt Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society, London, for her paintings of Hybrid Hazelnuts DAN WELDEN | danwelden.com

Exhibited work: Amity Art Foundation; Baltimore Museum Of Art; Temple University Honors: Past president Society of American Graphic Artists Published work: Printmaking in the Sun (Watson Guptill) Focus: Innovative techniques at the forefront of the alternative health printmaking movement; solarplate printmaking DAN WIEMER | danwiemer.com

Exhibited work: Edina Art Fair; Lanesboro Art Fair; Bayfield Art Fair; Crossing at Carnegie, Zumbrota Honors: Best in Show Bayfield Art Fair; Excellence Award, Edina Art Fair; Past President Minnesota Watercolor Society Focus: Mixed water media NICK WROBLEWSKI | nickwroblewski.com

Exhibited work: Artisan Gallery, Wisconsin; Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Minnesota; The Grand Hand, Minnesota Focus: Large multi-color woodcuts; reverence for the wild and loyalty to handcrafted arts; woodblock printmaking

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS The Art Colony is a nonprofit organization that is financially supported by an amazing community of businesses, foundations, and government entities. With deep gratitude, we thank and highly recommend the following partners. See our website for student discounts at these locations:

GRAND MARAIS ARTS PARTNERS: GRAND MARAIS PLAYHOUSE Creating community through high quality theater since 1971 218-387-1284 ext 2 | grandmaraisplayhouse.com NORTH HOUSE FOLK SCHOOL An educational non-profit organization devoted to teaching traditional Northern craft 218-387-9762 | northhouse.org NORTH SHORE MUSIC ASSOCIATION Presenting musical performance and education in Cook County since 1985 218-387-1272 | northshoremusicassociation.com WTIP NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY RADIO Weather, news, arts, culture, and entertainment from Minnesota’s North Shore 218-387-1070 | wtip.org

BUSINESS PARTNERS: BETSY BOWEN GALLERY & STUDIOS Betsy's hand-printed woodcuts and books, plus multiple working art studios 218-387-1992 | woodcut.com BIRCHBARK BOOKS & GIFTS New and used books; unique gifts, clothing, toys, and more! 218-387-2315 | facebook.com/birchbarkgifts BLUE WATER CAFE The meeting place in Grand Marais 218-387-1597 | bluewatercafe.com BUCK’S HARDWARE We appreciate our local arts culture 218-387-2280 | buckshardware.net COOK COUNTY WHOLE FOODS CO-OP Community owned for a sustainable future 218-387-2503 | cookcounty.coop CROOKED SPOON CAFÉ Contemporary American cuisine taken down the crooked path 218-387-2779 | crookedspooncafe.com FRYKMAN ART STUDIO Specializing in site-specific art in glass, metal, and wood 218-387-1949 | frykmanart.com GRAND MARAIS MUNICIPAL LIQUOR STORE The North Shore’s finest selection of beers and wines 218-387-1630 GRAND MARAIS STATE BANK The financial institution of choice 218-387-2441 | grandmaraisstatebank.com HEDSTROM LUMBER COMPANY Providing jobs and building products for 100 years 218-387-2995 | hedstromlumber.com HUGHIE’S TACO HOUSE Home of the Puffed Taco & other fast, fresh southwest flavors | 218-387-3382 facebook.com/Hughies-Taco-House

JOY & COMPANY Art supplies, locally made art and craft, antiques 218-387-1004 facebook.com/JoyandCompanyMN

EAGLE RIDGE RESORT AT LUTSEN MOUNTAINS Your base camp for adventure 800-360-7666 | eagleridgeatlutsen.com

JOYNES DEPARTMENT STORE & BEN FRANKLIN No ordinary five and dime! 218-387-2233 | joynesbenfranklin.com

EAST BAY SUITES Lakeview suites in the heart of town on Lake Superior 800-414-2807 | eastbaysuites.com

LAKE SUPERIOR TRADING POST A Grand Marais tradition since 1971 218-387-2020 | LSTP.com

ELLA’S INN Ella’s welcomes Art Colony attendees—your home away from home 218-387-3131 | vrbo.com/359152

LAST CHANCE STUDIO & GALLERY Contemporary fine art on the North Shore 218-663-7008 | lastchancefab.com LUTSEN MOUNTAINS Mountain skiing without the airfare 218-663-7281 | lutsen.com NORTHERN WILDS MEDIA For the love of the north 218-387-9475 | northernwilds.com NORTH SHORE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Because if you’re up here, you belong here 218-387-1312 | northshorefcu.org NORTH SHORE TITLE Local Real Estate and Title Experts 218-387-1950 | northshoretitle.com NORTH SHORE VISITOR “Best North Shore Website” – National Geographic Traveler northshorevisitor.com NORTH SHORE WINERY Experience a taste of Lutsen at North Shore Winery 218-481-9280 | northshorewinery.us PRO PRINT Promoting sustainable printing as northern Minnesota’s only certified green printer 218-722-9805 | proprintduluth.com

GRAND MARAIS RECREATION AREA Great student housing—you just have to BYO house 218-387-1712 | grandmaraisrecreationarea.com HARBOR INN HOTEL Downtown location, great harbor view, and Wi-Fi 218-387-1191 | harborinnhotel.com HUNGRY JACK OUTFITTERS Lakeside cabins, BWCAW day trips, and overnight adventures 218-388-2275 | hjo.com KAH-NEE-TAH GALLERY AND COTTAGES Featuring Minnesota-made paintings, pottery, turned wood, glass art, and more! 218-387-2585 | kahneetah.com LUTSEN RESORT ON LAKE SUPERIOR Iconic Lake Superior Resort providing hospitality since 1885 218-663-7212 | lutsenresort.com MANGY MOOSE MOTEL Dave and Don welcome you to the Moose! 218-387-2975 | mangymoosemotel.com NELSON’S TRAVELERS REST CABINS & MOTEL Reasonable, inspiring, close, cabins and motel: “Where guests become friends” 218-387-1464 | travelersrest.com

SAWBILL CANOE OUTFITTERS Welcome to wilderness 218-663-7150 | sawbill.com

OPEL’S LAKESIDE CABINS New Hillside House, east of Grand Marais overlooking Lake Superior 218-663-7971 | opelslakesidecabins.com

SIVERTSON GALLERY Where northern art is celebrated daily 218-387-2491 | sivertson.com

PINCUSHION TRAILS INN Artful views; art on the walls; the artists’ residence! 218-387-2009 | pincushiontrailsinn.com

STONE HARBOR WILDERNESS SUPPLY We are your Grand Marais outdoor adventure shop 218-387-3136 | stoneharborws.com

SPIRIT HAVEN Art Colony co-founder Byron Bradley’s idyllic retreat at Lake Superior’s edge 218-370-1024 | vrbo.com/924651#

UPSTATE MN Handcrafted home goods and gifts—northwoods meets modern in Grand Marais 218-877-7802 | upstatemn.com WHITE PINE NORTH Gourmet coffees & teas, northwoods gifts, candy, and sport clothing 877-387-1695 | bwcoffee.com

LODGING PARTNERS:

ART HOUSE B & B A creative space for artists, adventurers, everyone! 218-370-1625 | arthousebb.com

JAVA MOOSE Serving Grand Marais residents and visitors coffee for 25 years | 218-387-9400 facebook.com/javamoosegrandmarais

BEST WESTERN PLUS SUPERIOR INN On the shore of Lake Superior in downtown Grand Marais 218-387-2240 | bestwestern.com/plussuperiorinn

JOHNSON’S FOODS At the stoplight, on corner Highway 61 and Broadway | 218-387-2480

BLUEFIN BAY FAMILY OF RESORTS We bring you closer to the lake and to each other 800-258-3346 | bluefinbay.com CASCADE VACATION RENTALS Managing 155 privately-owned and unique homes available for nightly rental 218-663-7971 | cascadevacationrentals.com

THOMSONITE BEACH INN & SUITES Spectacular views with the Lake Superior lodging gem 218-387-1532| thomsonite.com

2017 FOUNDATION SUPPORT: The Grand Marais Art Colony also receives funding from:

• Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency • Arrowhead Regional Arts Council • Cook County, Minn. • Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board • McKnight Foundation • Minnesota State Arts Board • Visit Cook County Operating support and touring activities are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage funds.

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REGISTRATION REGISTER EARLY: Class sizes are limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration helps reduce class cancellations due to low enrollment. To reserve your spot in a class, payment in full or a deposit of half of the tuition and half of the supply fee is required. Call to check class availability. Remaining balance must be paid two weeks before the class begins.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If the Art Colony cancels a class, we will inform you at least five business days before the start date (unless otherwise noted) and refund your payment in full. The Art Colony assumes no responsibility for losses incurred due to lodging or travel arrangements (you may want to consider travel insurance).

• ADULT CANCELLATION POLICY: 30 or more days in advance of start date: 100% of

payment refunded, less a $25 processing fee. 15 – 29 days in advance: deposit is retained. 0 – 14 days in advance: no refunds given.

• YOUTH CANCELLATION POLICY: 5 or more days in advance of start date: 80% of full

tuition refunded. 1 – 4 days in advance: 50% of full tuition refunded. Day of class: no refunds given.

WAITING LIST: Once a class fills, we will start a waiting list. If a space becomes available, we will contact the first person on the waiting list; that person has 24 hours to accept registration and complete payment before we move on to the next person.

STAFF: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | Amy Demmer director@grandmaraisartcolony.org OFFICE MANAGER | Jessica Markusen info@grandmaraisartcolony.org

EVENTS COORDINATOR | Cara Price events@grandmaraisartcolony.org

PROGRAM DIRECTOR | Ruth Pszwaro programs@grandmaraisartcolony.org MARKETING MANAGER | Molly Rider marketing@grandmaraisartcolony.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

ADMISSION POLICY: The Art Colony welcomes all students regardless of age, race, sex, religion,

CHAIR | Sally Berg TREASURER | David Quick SECRETARY | Ann Possis VICE CHAIR | Lynn Speaker MEMBERS AT LARGE | Hazel Belvo, Mike Carlson,

CEUS AND CECS: The Art Colony can provide certified educational credits to primary and

STUDIO FACILITATORS:

INDEPENDENT STUDY CREDITS:

CLAY | Natalie Sobanja GLASS | Nancy Seaton & Mary Bebie PRINT | Jerry Riach

CLASSES: Before the start of class the Art Colony will email a confirmation letter and supply list. All

classes are 9 am – 4 pm with a one-hour lunch break, unless otherwise noted. Please check-in at the Gallery Store before your class begins. Instructors can be contacted with questions through the Art Colony. nationality, or ethnicity. Adult classes are open to students of all skill levels, from novice to professional (ages 16 and older), unless otherwise noted. Contact the Art Colony if special circumstances apply. secondary educators, therapists, and others looking to complete continuing education requirements. Contact the Art Colony for full details.

Art Colony classes qualify for college credit when approached as independent study projects in conjunction with a degree program. Interested students should consult with their academic counselors prior to enrolling.

Howard Hedstrom, Tessa Larson, Dave Morris, Jolita Rysdahl and Clare Shaw

SCHOLARSHIPS: Available to youth and on a financial sliding scale. Contact the Art Colony for full details.

TAX DEDUCTIONS: All or a portion of class fees for children age 5 and up may qualify for a MN state tax deduction. Contact your tax accountant for details.

REGISTRATION FORM Registration can be taken by phone, in person, or by filling out and mailing this form to: Grand Marais Art Colony, PO Box 626, Grand Marais, MN 55604 Name: ______________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________ City/State/ Zip code: __________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________________________ Check here if you do NOT want to receive our monthly e-newsletter Class title:____________________________________________________________ Date(s) of class:_______________________________________________________ Enclosed Payment: To reserve your spot in a class, payment in full or a deposit of half of the tuition and half the supply fee is required. (Remaining balance must be paid two weeks before the class begins.) Payment must be made in U.S. funds. How did you hear about us? ______________________________________________

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ENCLOSED PAYMENT Tuition: $ _____________________________________ Supply Fee: $ _________________________________ Total: $ _______________________________________ Deposit (half of total amount): $ __________________ Add Membership Amount: $ _____________________ (Optional)

Subtract Membership Discount card: $ _____________ (Optional)

Total Amount Enclosed: $ ________________________

PAYMENT INFORMATION Circle Type: Check* Visa MC Discover AmEx Credit Card #: _________________________________ Expiration Date: ____ /____ CCV Code: _____________ Name on Card: _________________________________ *Make checks payable to Grand Marais Art Colony.


SUPPORT With your support, the Grand Marais Art Colony serves over 25,000 people through transformative art experiences set on the North Shore. Over 90% of people engage with the Art Colony through free activities. Support today is an investment for tomorrow’s innovative programming, quality artist support, and inspiring access to the arts.

TODAY WE CALL UPON YOU:

DONORS PROVIDE 1/4 OF OPERATING EXPENSES

• BE THE FOUNDATION • BE THE CATALYST FOR THE FUTURE • SUPPORT THE ARTS ON THE NORTH SHORE

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:

• Receive Spring-Summer and Fall- Winter Catalogs • Tuition and merchandise Discount Card • Exclusive invitations to events and exhibitions • Opportunity to participate in annual Member Show and Sale • Discounts on group programming • Discounts on The 2017 Readers and Writers Festival • Studio and Library access • Members at the $100 level and above receive additional benefits: • Recognition in the Annual Report • $1,000 level + receives their name displayed on the permanent Donor Plaque

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$25 Individual $50 Family $75 Sustaining $100 Sponsor $250 Patron $500 Benefactor $1,000+ Partner

$5 $10 $15 $20 $40 $75 $150

DISCOUNT CARD

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

HERE ARE FOUR MORE WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE: 1. PAINT THE FUTURE

3. INVEST IN THE HOME

As the Art Colony serves more people each year, our operating costs and staff needs increase as well. Help provide art experiences for today AND tomorrow by increasing your membership level.

Historic building renovations continue with new lighting and fresh paint. Plus additional equipment upgrades. Help maintain our home by buying a bulb: $100 each.

2. FUND A STUDENT

4. THE LEGACY

The scholarship fund provides art access to youth and those with financial need. Generous donors have made it possible to fill every scholarship request. The average scholarship request is $250. Help maintain the fund by gifting a scholarship – or two!

Through sustained financial support, the Art Colony remains a vibrant sanctuary for the arts. Help preserve the legacy with a gift to the Endowment Fund or in your planned giving.

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ENTRY POINTS

PO Box 626 120 W. 3rd Ave

Grand Marais, MN

55604

Explore the Art Colony through hands-on activities open to all skill levels, artist talks, and exhibitions that are either free or nominally priced. Experience the arts in our community and learn about the possibilities.

SATURDAYS IN THE STUDIO: Weekly Demonstrations Memorial Day through Labor Day Saturdays at 1 pm; except June 10 and July 8 | Free Learn more about the artistic process and the history of various media while observing an artist at work. Demonstrations rotate between studios which include clay, glass, painting, and printmaking.

THE VOCABULARY OF ART: Free unless otherwise noted; goodwill donations are welcome THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF ART | JEFFREY STENBOM April 8 | 2 pm IN THE LANDSCAPE AND IN THE STUDIO: MY WORKING PROCESS | HOLLY NEWTON SWIFT April 29 | 12 pm SOLARPLATE PRINTING | DAN WELDEN May 24 | 4:30 pm COMMUNITY INK DAY: SCREENPRINTING MIKE SWINDLEHURST

May 27 | 2 – 4 pm

JEWELRY SYMPOSIUM EVENTS: CASE OF THE NOMADS | CASEY SHEPHARD June 8 | 5:30 pm | $10

BEFORE AND AFTER: A LANDSCAPE | REGAN GOLDEN & JEREMY LUNDQUIST

June 20 | 4:30 pm ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS | DAN CLARK & MARTHA MCQUADE July 19 | 4:30 pm INVESTIGATING THE CERAMIC FORM | ERNEST MILLER July 26 | 4:30 pm INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL PRACTICES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | DONNA BRUNI July 29 | 12 pm ELEMENTS AND PROPERTIES OF DESIGN | KARINA CUTLER-LAKE August 5 | 12 pm PUBLIC AND COLLABORATIVE SCULPTURE PROJECTS GREG MUELLER

August 9 | 4:30 pm THE ART OF SEEING: DEVELOPING A VISUAL LITERACY HAZEL BELVO

September 17 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | $5

EXHIBITIONS: PLEIN AIR GRAND MARAIS In one week, 60 artists paint outdoors over 3,000 square miles of Cook County, resulting in over 200 paintings of the North Shore.

INFLUENCES, EVOLUTIONS, AND THE WORK | MICHAEL BOYD June 9 | 5:30 pm | $10

Opening Reception: September 15 | 5 – 7 pm Exhibition: September 15 – October 29 | Johnson Heritage Post and Art Colony

YOUR UNIQUE VOICE | JENNIFER MERCHANT June 10 | 9 am | $10

GALLERY STORE FEATURED ARTISTS:

ANALOGOUS | VINCENT PONTILLO-VERRASTRO June 10 | 10 am | $10

Stop by the Gallery Store to peruse work by our featured artists, instructors, studio renters, and event participants.

PANEL DISCUSSION: TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS IN DESIGN: FRIEND, FOE, OR BOTH? | MICHAEL BOYD, JENNIFER

June | Michael Boyd | Jewelry July | Martha McQuade & Dan Clark | Styling & Design August | Karina Cutler-Lake | Mixed-media September | Kami Mendlik | Oil Painting

MERCHANT & VINCENT PONTILLO-VERRASTRO

June 10 | 11 am – 1 pm | $20 includes catered lunch COLD CONNECTIONS DEMONSTRATION BECKY MCDONAH

CREATE YOUR OWN CLASS:

THE BROOCH: IDEATION, DESIGN, AND EXECUTION TEDD MCDONAH

Are you looking for a creative and memorable experience to celebrate a birthday, family event, or a girls’ weekend away? Call us to plan something today!

RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING AND SUSTAINABLE METALSMITHING | SUSAN CROW June 10 | 3:45 pm | $10

Enjoy a two-hour, half-day, full-day, or two-day private class with an Art Colony instructor. Catered refreshments included. The Art Colony also hosts a variety of associations and groups for private, creative retreats. Minimum of five participants.

June 10 | 1:15 pm | $10 June 10 | 2:30 pm | $10

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2017 Annual Course Catalog  

Our 2017 Annual Course Catalog is here! Plan your summer art experience today before classes fill up. Call us at 218-387-2737 or email us at...

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