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WELCOME WHO WE ARE:
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME:
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.
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 Art Colony supports artists and creative seekers at every step of their journey by offering a variety of educational opportunities, including over 200 classes, artist talks, familyfriendly activities, artist services, including studio access and residencies, and artist-driven community events.
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
FOUNDAT IONAL: For students with no experience or who want
to try a medium for the first time.
EXPERIENC E REQUIRED: For students who have gained
foundational knowledge in a specific medium. See individual class prerequisites in descriptions. ST UDIO ACC ESS QUALIF IER: Introduces students to the
equipment and practice of a medium-specific studio to allow for independent studio use.
PRIVAT E GROUP PROGRAMMING: Are you looking for a creative experience to celebrate a birthday, family event, or girls’ weekend away? Call us today to plan your private class with an Art Colony instructor.
WHY YOUR MEMBERSHIP MAT T ERS:
WHAT’ S IN T HIS CATALOG:
We are committed to remaining accessible and affordable — membership makes this happen. Because of you we are able to offer classes at 40-50% of their true cost, studio access at 50% less than similar organizations, and provide free community events to engage in the arts.
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C LAY GLASS & SCULPT URE LIT ERARY ARTS PAINT ING & DRAWING
PRINTMAKING, PHOTOGRAPHY & BOOK ARTS
YOUT H ENT RY POINTS ART IST SERVICES EVENTS & EXHIBIT IONS
“I will be coming back to the Art Colony because of the enthusiastic arts community, sense of wonder, and professionalism that made for an open-minded and open-heart experience.” OCTOBER:
BEGINNING C LAY
C LAY T ILES
October 4 – November 29 | 8 Wednesdays; except November 22 6 – 8 pm | Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $40 | Foundational class Studio access qualifier
December 9: 9 am – 12 pm; December 16: 9 am – 10 am 2 Saturdays | Tuition: $65 | Supply fee: $12
Are you new to pottery or do you need a refresher to get restarted? Join us for this foundational 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. Natalie will demonstrate how to decorate pots using a wide variety of surface decoration techniques and some hand-building will be included per students’ requests.
POTS FOR PRESENTS Joan Farnam
October 24 – December 12 | 8 Tuesdays | 6 – 8 pm Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $40 | Experience required Studio access qualifier Make a series of stoneware pots for gifts and/or your own shelves. Students will learn wheel-throwing and glazing techniques while getting into the holiday spirit. Kiln loading and firing will also be covered. Join us for bundles of fun as we prepare for the holidays. Prerequisite: Foundational knowledge of pottery techniques and wheel-throwing.
Students will create their own tiles using multiple approaches. Carving, sgraffito, and painting techniques will be demonstrated and practiced. Students will return a week later to glaze their pieces. Tiles will be dried, fired, and available for pick-up at a pre-determined date.
JANUARY: SECOND LEVEL C LAY Maggie Anderson
January 24 – March 14 | 8 Wednesdays | 5 – 7 pm Tuition: $150 Supply fee: $40 | Experience required Studio access qualifier This session is for students who have taken at least one beginning clay class and are looking to go to the next step. Students will continue to build on their foundational knowledge of wheelthrowing and then move beyond to more advanced methods. Maggie will include instruction on surface design, firing schedules, glazing techniques, and hand-building per students’ requests. Prerequisite: Foundational knowledge of pottery techniques and wheel-throwing.
C LAY T ILES
February 3: 9 am – 12 pm; February 10: 9 – 10 am | 2 Saturdays | Tuition: $65 | Supply fee: $12 Students will create their own tiles using multiple approaches. Carving, sgraffito, and painting techniques will be demonstrated and practiced. Students will return a week later to glaze their pieces. Tiles will be dried, fired, and available for pick-up at a pre-determined date.
ANC IENT C ERAMIC FORMS Hannah Palma Laky
February 15 – April 5 | 8 Thursdays | 6 – 9 pm | Tuition: $225 | Supply fee: $40 Students will go back in time by studying, discovering, and re-creating ancient ceramic forms made thousands of years ago by different groups of people around the world. Hannah will survey the origination and use of ceramics in daily life, and ways the art form served as a necessity, not just a luxury. Focus will also be on ways to finish pieces in keeping with their time period and exploring ancient systems for glazing and firing.
ADVANC ING POT T ERY: SKILL BUILDING Dorian Beaulieu
February 23 – March 17 | 4 Fridays: 5 – 7 pm | 4 Saturdays: 9 – 11 am | Tuition: $160 | Supply fee: $50 | Experience required Studio access qualifier Under Dorian’s guidance students will be encouraged to explore their creative vision and work on individual projects. Dorian will provide instruction and demonstrations for main wheel-throwing techniques which include the basic c.o.p.s. method, throwing large vessels and platters, lid systems, throwing with sections and coils, double wall, altered, and double thrown upside down vessels. Other techniques include handle-making, hand-building, decorative methods, stamp making, and kiln loading and firing processes. Prerequisite: foundational knowledge of pottery techniques and wheel-throwing.
APRIL: GLA ZE MIXING WORKSHOP Maggie Anderson
April 21, 22 & 28 | 3 days | Tuition: $225 | Supply fee: $10 You don’t have to be a chemist to create beautiful glazes. On day one, students will explore the art of glaze making by applying basic glaze recipes altered by colorants and opacifiers to blank bisque tiles. Maggie will provide a basic overview of glaze chemistry and students will glaze tiles to explore color and texture. On day two students will continue to mix sample glazes on test tiles and then load and fire the kiln. The final day will be spent analyzing the results and discussing how students can take the process further.
GLASS & SCULPT URE OCTOBER:
SCULPT URE BY F IRE: BASIC FABRICAT ION AND CAST ING
November 18 | 1 day | Tuition: $75 | Supply fee: $40
October 3 – 24 | 4 Tuesdays | 5 – 8 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 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 objectives include the basic process of sand-mold making and casting a pattern in bronze or aluminum. Cohosted with Last Chance Fabricating.
DISCOVER KILN-FORMED GLASS Mary Bebie
October 14 – 15 | 2 days | Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $45 Foundational class | Studio access qualifier Are you new to kiln-formed glass and interested in learning? Join Mary for this introductory course and gain a basic foundation of fused glass techniques, including glass selection, cutting, kiln-carving, frit work, and firing schedules.
NOVEMBER: BEGINNING STAINED GLASS Jeff Morgan
November 11 – 12 | 2 days | Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $25 Foundational class | Studio access qualifier Students will learn to cut and assemble a stained glass panel using the Tiffany-foil method. Jeff will demonstrate how to cut and grind glass, wrap copper foil around the pieces, solder them together, and enclose the panel with copper channel. Students will finish their piece with an application of copper patina.
Add color and light to your holiday season with your own glass ornaments. Nancy will guide students to experiment with colored glass, frit, and kiln-carving to create multiple ornaments. The kiln-carving technique uses shapes cut with scissors from fiber paper. The glass is then melted over students’ images to achieve a beautiful, intricate design with minimal glass cutting required. Attend the kiln opening on Sunday, November 20 at 9 am, or pay to have your pieces mailed.
JANUARY: DISCOVER KILN-FORMED GLASS Nancy Seaton
January 4 – 25 | 4 Thursdays | 6 – 8:30 pm | Tuition: $95 Supply fee: $45 | Foundational class | Studio access qualifier See Discover Kiln-formed Glass description in October.
F EBRUARY: GUIDED GLASS Nancy Seaton
February 15 – March 8 | 4 Thursdays | 6 – 8:30 pm | Tuition: $95 Supply fee: $45 | Studio access qualifier | Experience required Take your glass making to the next level and explore new possibilities. Bring your project ideas to class and Nancy will facilitate various methods, guide you through the techniques, and provide supplies to make it happen. Prerequisite: Basic kiln-formed glass and firing experience such as attendance in Discover Kiln-formed Glass.
BEGINNING STAINED GLASS Jeff Morgan
February 24 – 25 | 2 days | Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $25 Foundational class | Studio access qualifier See Beginning Stained Glass description in November.
LIT ERARY ARTS NOVEMBER: T HE NORT H SHORE READERS & WRIT ERS F EST IVAL November 2 – 5
The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival locates, celebrates, and fosters the literary arts and engagement with the written word. For full event and registration details see p. 20.
JANUARY: DEEPENING SPIRIT UALIT Y T HROUGH WRIT ING Mary Ellen Ashcroft
January 8 – February 12 | 6 Mondays 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Tuition: | $115 | Supply fee: $11 Explore your images of the divine from earliest childhood through adolescence and into adulthood. In individual writing and through reading examples of spiritual memoir, students will explore how these complex (and often hidden) ideas of the divine have affected their sense of the world and power to act within it. Mary Ellen will facilitate discussions on selected readings and provide students with a variety of writing exercises. There will also be time for the group to share work.
F EBRUARY: T HE WRIT E T IME Cilla Walford
February 10 | 1 day | Tuition: $75
All are invited to explore the written word in a supportive group. Cilla will introduce students to a variety of writing prompts and ways to draw upon personal reflection. Students will practice the discipline of writing, gain confidence in their individual voice, and define personal goals to continue beyond the class.
PAINT ING & DRAWING “The most important thing about this experience for me was the camaraderie of the group created by a skilled instructor. We supported each other as we grew in watercolor awareness and skills.” SEPT EMBER:
ART AS JOURNEY II
COMPOSIT ION AND COLOR IN T HE LANDSCAPE
October 5 – 8 | 4 days | Tuition: $380 | Supply fee: $6 Experience required | Mentor class
September 16 – 17 | 2 days | Tuition: $190
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.
Interpret Minnesota’s scenic North Shore with Kami Mendlik, 2017 Plein Air Grand Marais Awards Juror. Through observation and thumbnail sketches students will learn to better see shapes in the landscape and strengthen their painting’s structural foundation. Kami will also teach students to develop a clearer understanding of the properties of color: hue, value, temperature, and saturation, while studying the light at hand. Class will be peppered with demonstrations and individual feedback and students will go home with additional exercises to continue improving upon color and composition.
OCTOBER: MAKING A MARK: LIF E DRAWING
October 4 – December 20 | 10 Wednesdays; except November 1 & 22 | 6:30 – 9 pm | Tuition: $12 per session (drop-in) $100 for full series Life drawing is for artists what jogging is for athletes—essential practice. Students can choose to draw in a highly detailed representational manner or to create loose and expressive sketches. As models work through a variety of postures artists have the opportunity to study muscle detail, facial expressions, and overall form in a way that is not possible with a two-dimensional image. This session is open to all media and skill levels. Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by or have the permission of a parent or guardian. No instruction included.
AUT UMN PAINT ING IN T WO HARBORS Dave Gilsvik
October 7 – 8 | 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 outdoor painting experience required.
EXPLORING WAT ERMEDIA Jeanne Larson
October 13 – 15 | 3 days | Tuition: $285 | Supply fee: varies Enliven your spirit of creativity and play while strengthening your painting skills. Emphasis will be on creating interesting textures, color harmony, good design, and layering. Jeanne will also cover how to incorporate recycled materials into watermedia.
PAINT ING & DRAWING
March 23 – 25 | 3 days | Tuition: $255
SPONTANEOUS PROC ESS PAINT ING
ST UDIO EXPLORAT IONS
One way to make it through a long winter is to learn to appreciate the beauty of the snow-covered landscape and the transition from winter to spring. Under Catherine’s guidance, students will learn to compose a landscape, work on value studies in order to understand shapes and value contrast, find color solutions, and practice a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting.
October 20 – 21 | 2 days | Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $17
January 13 – 14 & 15 | 2 or 3 days | Tuition: $170 or $255
COMPOSIT ION AND DESIGN March 26 – 30 | 5 days | Tuition: $800
Come into the studio this winter with your favorite photographs and images to explore, interpret, and practice technique under Karen's guidance. Karen will teach basic principles of composition, shading, color, perspective, and spatial appearance. Through the explorations students will discover what is most important about their images and how that relates to their unique vision as an artist. Open to students working in all types of paint media and styles.
DRAWING BASIC S
LIF E DRAWING
Supported by writing prompts and instructor guidance, students will discover how creating multimedia work on one surface reflects their journey and internal wisdom. Themes such as mindfulness 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, intuition, and creativity.
Karen Owsley Nease
January 17 – February 14 | 5 Wednesdays | 6:30 – 9 pm Tuition: $12 per session (drop-in) | $50 for full series
Andrew will give foundational guidance through the key stages of developing a drawing as well as how to employ different drawing materials. Instruction includes an overview of how values, shapes, and edges can be used on a two-dimensional surface to create the impression of three dimensions. Students will apply new learned techniques by creating a simple still life study.
Life drawing is for artists what jogging is for athletes – essential practice. Students can choose to draw in a highly detailed representational manner or to create loose and expressive sketches. As models work through a variety of postures artists have the opportunity to study muscle detail, facial expressions, and overall form in a way that is not possible with a two-dimensional image. This session is open to all media and skill levels. Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by or have the permission of a parent or guardian. No instruction included.
November 14 – December 12 | 5 Tuesdays | 5 – 7 pm Tuition: $95 | Supply fee: $11 | Foundational class
DECEMBER: BEGINNING WAT ERCOLOR Margie Halstrom
December 4 – 18 | 3 Mondays | 1 – 4 pm | Tuition: $115 Foundational class Students will learn the essentials of watercolor methods and tools and become familiar with the basics of brush selection, paper preparations, and foundational paint techniques. Students will learn to work on dry and wet paper and practice gradients. Margie will demonstrate the process of layering with watercolor and students will also learn a variety of texture techniques.
T HE COLORS OF WINT ER
MARCH: DRAWING LAB Andrew Sjodin
March 20 – 29 | 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays | 5 – 7:30 pm Tuition: $95 | Experience required This is an open format class in which students can either start a drawing of their choice at the beginning or bring in and continue to work on a drawing in progress. Andrew will give feedback and provide a series of demonstrations as appropriate to students’ work and interests. Students are encouraged to work in any drawing medium. Prerequisite: Foundational drawing experience such as attendance in Drawing Basics.
Not all composition is intuitive and solid precepts can be learned that will give students greater success. It is important to understand why a design works so one can design well—consistently. Joe will overview how to build a piece from the ground up starting with the linear aspect, he will address balance, unity, variety/interest, and contrast. Students will also learn about tone and color. This class is open to students working in all media, including paint media, fiber, photography, and jewelry/3-D.
APRIL: ST ILL LIF E IN PAST EL Lisa Stauffer
April 4 – 5 | 2 days | Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: varies Work in the versatile medium of soft pastel and 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.
ADVANC ING IN PAST EL Lisa Stauffer
April 6 – 8 | 3 days | Tuition: $255 | Supply fee: varies 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: Foundational pastel experience or previous class with Lisa, including Still Life in Pastel.
PRINT MAKING, PHOTOGRAPHY & BOOK ARTS OCTOBER:
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
UPCYC LED JOURNALS
October 7 – 8 | Day 1: 9 am – 4 pm; Day 2: 9 am – 12 pm 1.5 days | Tuition: $130 | Foundational class
February 24 | 1 day | Tuition: $75 | Supply fee: $13
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: HOLIDAY CARDS Kelly Dupre
November 11 – 12 | 2 days | Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $38 Give your very own handmade greeting cards this holiday season. Students will learn to make single and/or multi-colored prints in the form of cards. Kelly will teach methods of hand printing as well as demonstrate how to use the Vandercook press. A variety of relief printing processes will be explored in honor of the holiday season.
INT RODUCT ION TO RELIEF PRINT MAKING Elizabeth Belz
November 30 – December 14 | 3 Thursdays | 4:30 – 7 pm Tuition: $115 | Supply fee: $27 | Foundational class Studio access qualifier Try your hand at linoleum carving or put your rusty skills to work in this foundational printmaking session. Elizabeth will cover image design and creation, carving techniques, and printing on the Vandercook press. Class will wrap up with a final critique and print swap.
Hazel Belvo, 80 prints for 80 years fundraising campaign. Call to order an original etching.
Give old office folders, cereal boxes, greeting cards, and your own long-stored art papers a second life by tansforming them into useful, creative journals. Karen will provide an overview of basic bookbinding techniques, including simple versions of longstitch and drumleaf along with a wrapped, signature binding. Students will select from a variety of closures to complete their journals.
MARCH: INT RODUCT ION TO COLLAGRAPH Jerry Riach
March 23 – 25 | March 23: 4 – 6 pm; March 24 & 25: 9 am – 4 pm | 2.5 days | Tuition: $190 | Supply fee: $44 Ever wish you could capture the texture of a rock, driftwood, or the Lake? Collagraph is the perfect technique to achieve this. Students will build plates by applying textural materials to a hardboard backing. Textural materials include but are not limited to sand, textiles, string, and acrylic mediums and gels. The plates will then be printed using a combination of relief and intaglio printmaking processes to create colorful textured prints.
MAY: WOODBLOC K PRINT MAKING Nick Wroblewski
May 10 – 13 | Wednesday: 5 – 7 pm; Thursday – Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm | 3.5 days | Tuition: $360 | Supply fee: $60 Students will investigate the methods of woodblock printmaking. Techniques covered include transfer, carving, reduction, and multi-block methods; reverse imagery; registration; and printing. A collaboration between the Art Colony and North House Folk School, this course allows students to experience two unique Grand Marais cultural institutions.
YOUT H SEPT EMBER:
MY SKETCHBOOK: MAKING ART A PRACT ICE
C LAY T ILES
September 25 – October 16 | 4 Mondays | 3:45 – 4:45 pm Tuition: $25
November 13 – December 4 | 4 Mondays | 3:45 – 4:45 pm Tuition: $30
February 2: 1:15 – 3:15 pm; February 10: 10:30 – 11:30 am | Tuition: $35
David Hahn & John Franz
Paint the beauty of the North Shore and learn to make watercolors come alive on paper. John and David will cover the basics of watercolor technique, including preparing the paper, using different kinds of brushstrokes, and color theory. Ages 6 to 9.
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 10 – 14.
WHEEL -T HROWING
F USE IT UP WIT H GLASS: T EEN
October 16 – November 13 | 5 Mondays | 3:45 – 5:45 pm Tuition: $60 Supply fee: $15 Students will learn the foundations of wheel throwing from centering to throwing the basic cylinder and bowl forms. There will be ample time and materials for students to practice their skills so that by the final weeks they will be able to attach a handle to a mug and glaze their final pieces. Optional open studio time will be offered on Friday, November 3. Ages 10 – 14.
PAINT ING T HE SYMBOLS OF LANDSCAPE
December 8 | 1:15 pm – 5:15 pm | Tuition: $38 Explore the properties of fused glass while creating multiple ornaments, pendants, or pins—all great for holiday presents. Students will learn to cut and kiln-carve glass in order to create unique, textured designs. Ages 12 – 16.
C LAY T ILES
December 8 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Tuition: $20
Students will create their own tiles by carving and painting. Tiles will be dried, fired, and available for pick-up at a pre-detemerined date. Ages 5 – 7.
Learn to put your interpretations and impressions of the North Shore onto canvas beyond simply painting sky, trees, rocks and water. Kathy will teach students to create depth and interest in a landscape by capturing the mood and learning about both linear and atmospheric perspective. During the final session students will combine what has been learned throughout into one, larger painting. Ages 12 – 16.
F USE IT UP WIT H GLASS: YOUT H
October 17 – November 14 & 18 | 4 Tuesdays; except October 31: 3:45 – 5:45 pm; 1 Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm | Tuition: $45
David Hahn & John Franz
December 9 | 9 am – 2 pm | Tuition: $38 Explore the properties of fused glass while creating multiple ornaments, pendants, or pins—all great for holiday presents. Students will learn to cut and kiln-carve glass in order to create unique, textured designs. Ages 7 – 11.
Students will create their own tiles by carving and painting. One week later students will return to glaze their pieces. Tiles will be dried, fired, and available for pick-up at a pre-determined date. Ages 8 – 12.
PAPER AND PAINT Nancy Seaton
February 13 – March 6 | 4 Tuesdays | 3:45 – 4:45 pm | Tuition: $30 Explore a variety of watercolor painting techniques, including ways to prepare paper, how to use various washes, and methods of creating textured surfaces. Students will create a series of studies that can be kept as is or used to make collages and other creations. Ages 9 – 12.
APRIL: MY SKETC HBOOK: MAKING ART A PRACT IC E David Hahn & John Franz
April 9 – 30 | 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.
WHEEL - T HROWING Natalie Sobanja
April 9 – May 7 | 5 Mondays | 3:45 – 5:45 pm | Tuition: $60 Supply fee: $15 Students will learn the foundations of wheel throwing from centering to throwing the basic cylinder and bowl forms. There will be ample time and materials for students to practice their skills so that by the final weeks they will be able to attach a handle to a mug and glaze their final pieces. Optional open studio time will be offered on Friday, April 27. Ages 10 – 14. Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls, see p. 19
ENT RY POINTS
JANUARY: COMMUNIT Y CONVERSAT ION
Explore the Art Colony through artist talks, demonstrations, and hands-on activites open to all skill levels. Events are free unless otherwise noted.
January 17 | Brown bag lunch
In her pastels Linda employs color as emotion and invites space for contemplation. She will share about her creative journey and how she draws inspiration from the internal and external world.
OUT DOOR PAINT ERS OF MINNESOTA INFORMAT ION SESSION
INUIT PREMIERE VISIT ING ART IST
EXHIBIT ION AND ART IST TALK
September 11 | 12 pm | Brown bag lunch Learn about OPM’s workshops, exhibitions, paint-outs, art festival participation, and other events. Allison will share about OPM's collaboration with government and nonprofit entities. Attendees will also hear about volunteer opportunities, destination painting adventures, and art sale possibilities.
T HE LINEAGE OF COLOR
Kami Mendlik, 2017 Plein Air Juror September 15 | 11 am
Starting from the time of the original French Impressionists with their discoveries and explorations in the use of color to capture the effects of light, is a lineage that has rippled through to today in the modern painting world. Kami will discuss how the painters of the past have influenced her work and study of color.
T HE ART OF SEEING: DEVELOPING A VISUAL LIT ERACY Hazel Belvo
Creating space and shifting patterns Linda Ricklefs Baudry
Ningiukulu Teevee October 13 | 1 pm
February 20 | 5:30 pm
Join Ningiukulu as she shares her experience working with Kinngait studios in Cape Dorset, a community that has come to be known as the Inuit art capital of the world. Cohosted with Sivertson Gallery.
Danny will share about his 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant work and exhibition which focuses on the effects of climate change on Lake Superior. The exhibition will be on display February 20 – March 3.
COMMUNIT Y CONVERSAT ION
COMMUNIT Y INK DAY: HOLIDAY GIF TS
February 21 | Brown bag lunch
December 16 | 1 – 3:30 pm | Tuition: $5 | No pre-registration required; drop-in activity
Grand Marais continues to serve as the creative home for many people locally, around the region, and nationally. Learn about current developments and how you might become involved in maintaining a healthy and resilient arts community.
Join us for this all-ages printmaking event and create your own, unique mono-printed art piece for personal use or to give as a holiday gift. Participants will paint onto an acrylic plate, learn to prepare paper, and use the professional Takach etching press. Youth under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
COMMUNIT Y CONVERSAT ION
September 16 | 11:30 am | Johnson Heritage Post Gallery Tuition: $5 suggested donation
Minnesota percent for art information session Ben Owen, MSAB Percent for Art Program Officer
Develop your art appreciation skills and come out to view the Plein Air Grand Marais exhibition at the Johnson Heritage Post with Hazel Belvo. Hazel will facilitate a group conversation and reflection on the exhibition while guiding participants in ways to interact with and respond to artwork. For full details, see p. 19.
Ben will provide an overview of Minnesota’s program and public art commissioning process. Artists, community members, city planners, design professionals, and other cross-sector partners are invited to participate.
December 20 | Brown bag lunch
Our arts community | Amy Demmer
MARCH: DEMONST RAT ION AND ART IST TALK Gabriella Boros, 2018 Artist-in-Residence March 17 | 12:30 pm
Gabriella’s woodblock prints touch on a variety of topics, including modern political upheaval and ecological destruction as filtered through the Hebrew book of Isaiah, female empowerment, and botanic healing. She will present and demonstrate her methodology, from the ideation through the printing process.
EXHIBIT ION AND ART IST TALK
Speculations in time: contemporary approaches to working from the landscape David Andree, 2018 Artist-in-Residence March 17 | 2 pm
Expanding on the traditions of perceptually-based location painting and drawing, David explores intersections with sculpture and digital practices such as sound and video. He will share about his artistic investigations which are thematically focused on the unique sense of time within landscapes and the temporary and fragile nature of existence.
COMMUNIT Y CONVERSAT ION Is it finished and how do I share it? Neil Sherman & friends March 21 | Brown bag lunch
There is often a blurry line between “needs more work” and “finished.” Come with your own ideas on when you know to put down the paint brush and, once a piece is finalized, how and where you share your work with the world.
March 28 | 7 pm | $5 suggested donation Born to a head-strong immigrant mother and a Canadian/Irish father who worked for the railroad, Joe was brought up knowing that hard work was the way of life. Throughout his art education and tutelage under several key mentors, Joe has circled back to his upbringing and often focuses his work on the industrial landscape. In his own words, “obvious beauty is grand, but elevating the commonplace has always held a great fascination for me.” Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from a nationally-acclaimed plein air artist.
APRIL: INSTALLAT ION AND ART IST TALK: The spaces left behind Jonathan Herrera, 2018 Artist-in-Residence
April 21 | 1 pm
Jonathan will present a print-based installation surrounding issues of bodily disappearance and loss of identity. Through a socialpolitical lens John investigates the spaces left behind by bodies to reveal lived experiences, memory, and trauma.
ART IST SERVIC ES “I come to the Art Colony because I can bring my inspiration and creativity to a higher level. It is amazing the growth my artwork shows in only a week of mentorship.”
C RIT ICAL RESPONSE C RIT IQUE SESSION
ARAC GRANT WRIT ING WORKSHOP
November 30 | 5 – 8 pm | Tuition: $10
November 8, December 6 & January 10 | 12 – 1:30 pm | Free for members | Non-member tuition: $25 | Pre-registration required Funding is available through the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council for funding anything from equipment needs to career development opportunities. Amy will give an overview of the grant-writing process, help participants define their goals, and work towards completing grants ready for submission.
Critical Response Process is a multi-step, group system for giving and receiving useful feedback on creative processes and works-inprogress. This process allows artists to ask questions about their work in a non-judgmental setting and nurtures the development of artistic works through a facilitated dialogue between artists, peers, and audiences.
PERC ENT FOR ART RF PS WORKSHOP Ben Owen, MSAB Percent for Art Program Officer
GOAL SET T ING
December 20 | 2 – 5 pm | Free
November 27: 4:30 – 6:15 pm; December 3: 9 am – 12 pm OR March 3 & 10: 9 am – 12 pm | Tuition: $25
Participants will gain information about the Percent for Art certification process through the Office of Equity in Procurement (for veteran-owned, economically disadvantaged, and targeted group businesses), walk through application requirements of a sample RFP and contract and, time permitting, begin work on a mock application. Participation in the workshop requires some pre-workshop homework. Space is limited.
Discover the tools to make goal setting work for you and think strategically about how to develop your art practice. In this twopart workshop students will learn to shape artistic, professional, and personal goals that are tailored to meet desired outcomes and create a flexible plan with measurable steps to help navigate obstacles and maintain motivation.
WRIT ING AN ART IST STAT EMENT Lynn Speaker
November 27: 6:30 – 8:30 pm; December 3: 1 – 4 pm OR March 3 & 10: 1 pm – 4 pm | Tuition: $25 Writing an artist’s statement can deepen your understanding of your process and ideas, while helping to clarify and develop the language around your work. Students will develop a statement that can be adapted to multiple uses, including exhibitions, grants, and residencies. Lynn will also instruct students to communicate ideas, influences, themes, and review techniques that introduce and support a project.
Artists-in-Residence 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. 2018 Juried Artists-in-Residence | March 5 – 18
David Andree & Gabriella Boros
2019 Residency Timeline: • Applications Open: April 6, 2018 • Application Deadline: May 18, 2018 • Artist-in-Residence Dates: March 4 – 17, 2019
INVIT ED RESIDENC IES Invited residencies are granted to artists who are mature in practice and have experience with residencies and/ or working on in-depth independent projects. The artist is selected as part of a committee process and offers a community engagement component during the residency, introducing the community to a specific aspect of their expertise and artistic practice. 2018 Invited Artist-in-Residence | April 9 – 22
For artist talk and exhibition details, see p. 16.
DEVELOP YOUR PORT FOLIO: HIRE A PROF ESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
INDEPENDENT RESIDENC IES & ST UDIO ACC ESS
February 2, 11, 22 | One-hour blocks of time Feb 2 & 11: 9 am – 3 pm; Feb 22: 1 – 7 pm | Tuition: $55
Select dates are available to Art Colony members for independent residencies and cooperative studio access. Call for availability and cost.
Jess Oullis Smith
Have professional photos taken of your artwork for your portfolio, gallery submissions, or grant or festival applications. One-hour slots are available on a consecutively-scheduled basis. Artists will receive a compilation of their images. Open to all artists; scholarships available.
MENTOR C LASSES Like residencies, mentor classes give experienced artists focused time to work on independent projects with the addition of guided mentorship and group dialogue. Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and catalog, and keep an eye on our Facebook page and website to view 2018 Mentor classes.
EVENTS & EXHIBIT IONS 15T H ANNUAL PLEIN AIR GRAND MARAIS
FALL INTO ART: FAMILY WEEKEND
Witness artists painting throughout Cook County, resulting in an exhibit of 200+ paintings. 2017 Juror: Kami Mendlik
Jump in and try your hand at art-making! During MEA, there are a variety of family friendly art activites for all ages.
• September 8 – 15 | Competition • September 9 & 14 | Paint-Outs • September 15 | Opening Reception | 5 – 7 pm
Mask Making | October 20 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am | Free
September 8 - October 29
Johnson Heritage Post Gallery • September 16 – October 29 | Exhibition | On display at Johnson Heritage Post Gallery and the Art Colony See p. 15 for artist talks occuring during the competition.
EMPT Y BOWLS
September 25 - November 14 The Empty Bowls Dinner and Silent Auction is a community art fundraiser to alleviate local hunger needs. Help make bowls to donate to the this event. Open to all levels and ages.
• September 25 – October 29 | Bowl-Making • November 14 | Dinner and Silent Auction One-hour Make-a-Bowl Sessions | $5 | Registration required • Sept 25 & Oct 2 | Clay | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | 7:45 – 8:45 pm • Sept 30, Oct 7 & 21 | Clay | 3 – 4 pm | 4:15 – 5:15 pm • Oct 24 & 25 | Glass | 6:30 – 7:30 pm • Oct 29 | Paint-a-Bowl | 11 am – 2 pm | Drop-in
ART ALONG T HE LAKE FALL ST UDIO TOUR September 29 – October 8
Celebrate the fall while touring artist studios and galleries throughout Cook County. Stop by the Art Colony’s Gallery Store and cooperative studios in ceramics, glass, printmaking, and painting. Observe artists demonstrating their creative process, including Joan Farnam, Hannah Palma Laky, Nancy Seaton, and Natalie Sobanja.
October 20 – 22
Select from one of several animal masks and decorate it with your own, unique look.
Paint-a-Tile | October 20 | 10 – 11:30 am OR 1 – 2:30 pm Joan Farnam | Tuition: $20/session | Pre-registration required Explore the colorful world of majolica glazes by painting your own tile. Tiles will be glaze-fired and available for pick-up Sunday, October 23.
Monoprints | October 21 | 1 – 3:30 pm | Jerry Riach Tuition: $5 Join us for this all-ages printmaking event and create your own, unique mono-printed art piece. Students will experiment with design and learn more about the art of printmaking. All supplies are provided. Youth under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Glass Coasters | October 21 | 9 am – 12 pm and 1 – 4 pm Mary Bebie | Tuition: $35/session | Pre-registration required 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.
Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls | October 21 | 3 – 4 pm OR 4:15 – 5:15pm | Hannah Palma Laky | Tuition: $5/session Pre-registration required
READERS & WRIT ERS FEST IVAL
NORT HERN FIBERS RET REAT
The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival locates, celebrates, and fosters the literary arts and engagement with the written word. Readers, writers, and book professionals will all find a multitude of opportunities through which to learn and engage, including classes, readings, panel discussions, and more.
Celebrate the art and craft of fibers in the heart of winter.
November 2 – 5
2017 Festival Authors and Book Professionals: • Erik Anderson • Mary Casanova • Sharon Chmielarz • Tim Cochrane • Lily Coyle • Staci Drouillard • Katie Dublinski • Chris Fischbach • Peter Geye • Diane Glancy • William Green • Emily Hamilton • Patricia Hampl • Erin Hart
• William Kent Krueger • Julie Landsman • Lise Lunge-Larsen • Shoshanna Matney • Ann Regan • Kathryn Savage • Sun Yung Shin • Nina Simonowicz • Moheb Soliman • Faith Sullivan • Bart Sutter • Kari Vick • Kao Kalia Yang
Exhibit Hall Booths: • Beaver’s Pond Press • Coffee House Press • Graywolf Press • Hamline University’s Creative Writing Programs • Lake Superior Writers • Minnesota Historical Society Press • Red Bird Chapbooks • University of Minnesota Press • Water~Stone Review Register for the Full Festival Pass or Ala Carte Sessions. Member discount available. Visit our website for more details. Cohosted with The Grand Marais Public Library and Drury Lane Bookstore.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
February 16 – 18, 2018
Off the Cuff | Julie Crabtree | February 16 | 1 day Tuition: $95 | Supply fee: $13 Julie will teach students to create a stitchery cuff made with layered fabric on a base stabilizer. Students will machine and hand-stitch, adding in embellishments of beads, stones, and trinkets along the way.
Soy Wax Batik Basics and Beyond | Cyndi Kaye Meier February 16 – 17 | 2 days | Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $49 Students will create three silk scarves and six cotton swatches for use in wearable art, quilts, or home décor.
Demonstration: Hanging Flat Textiles | Maureen Hark February 16 | 12 pm | Tuition: $13 for catered lunch; free with brown bag | Congregational Church Formerly the textile conservator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Maureen will give a hands-on demonstration on how to hang flat textiles.
Button It Up With Glass | Mary Bebie | February 17 9 am – 12 pm | Tuition: $40 | Supply fee: $15 Students will make 12 original one-inch buttons while learning the basics of fused glass. Attend the kiln opening on Sunday, February 18 at 9 am, or pay to have your pieces mailed.
Stitchery: The Winter Northwoods | Julie Crabtree February 17 – 18 | 2 days | Tuition: $190 | Supply fee: $27 Students will design and create an easy painted background on canvas fabric. Julie will instruct on how to embellish with freemotion machine stitching, adding bits of fabrics and fiber along with the layers of stitches will fill.
Caring for Your Heirloom Textiles | Maureen Hark February 18 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Tuition: $20 Supply fee: varies Passed down from generation to generation, textiles have strong sentimental value while others have artistic or historical interest. We are often torn between wanting to use them or tuck them safely away, but how we care for them will make a difference for their future. Students can bring a textile to be prepared for storage under Maureen’s direction. Cohosted with Northwoods Fiber Guild and North House Folk School.
EVENTS & EXHIBIT IONS WINT ER EXHIBIT ION WIT H DANNY SAAT HOF F February 20 – March 3
MSAB Artist Initiative Grant Recipient Danny Saathoff is a sculptor, a jewelry designer, a teacher, and a sailor. His sculptural installation will bring these interests together to explore the short period of time when ice is breaking up on Lake Superior. His work will link the effects of global climate change to a visual representation documenting and interpreting what is happening so close to home.
• February 20 | Opening Reception: 5 – 7 pm | Artist Talk: 5:30 pm | See p. 16 for details.
DULUT H GALLERY TOUR March 24 | 9 am – 6 pm Tuition: $40
Experience a private tour of the Joseph Nease Gallery, the upper midwest's new contemporary art gallery. Get a behind the scenes look at the new facility and view the painting exhibition of new work by regionally and nationally recognized artists. Participate in a question and answer session with director Joe Nease as he discusses his passion for art and the artists who make it. A second gallery tour is TBA followed by a happy hour at Zeitgeist Arts Café. Tuition includes box lunch from Duluth Grill and a swag bag.
ANNUAL MEMBER SHOW AND SALE April 25 – May 6
The Grand Marais Art Colony Annual Member Show and Sale provides an opportunity for artists to share their inspiration with each other and the public. You won’t want to miss this quality exhibition with dynamic pieces in a variety of price ranges.
2018 Theme: Dialogue and Exchange A reciprocal giving and receiving A transfer of ideas A discourse where one gives up something for another
• April 25 – May 6 | Exhibition • April 27 | Annual Member Meeting | 3:30 pm • April 27 | Opening Reception | 5 – 7 pm Attention Artists – Artwork Drop Off Date: April 23. Call for details.
120 W 3rd Ave | PO Box 626 | Grand Marais, MN grandmaraisartcolony.org | 218-387-2737 email@example.com
C E L E B R AT I N G 70 Y E A R S
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Our 2017 Fall/Winter Catalog is here! Plan your summer art experience today before classes fill up. Call us at 218-387-2737 or email us at i...
Published on Sep 7, 2017
Our 2017 Fall/Winter Catalog is here! Plan your summer art experience today before classes fill up. Call us at 218-387-2737 or email us at i...