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GRAND MARAIS GRAND MARAIS ART COLONY

ART COLONYFall 2016 - Spring 2017 Fall 2016 - Spring 2017


WELCOME

AMY DEMMER Executive Director director@grandmaraisartcolony.org

RUTH PSZWARO Program Director programs@grandmaraisartcolony.org

CAROLYN FRITZ Events & Communications Director

WHO WE ARE

Staff

Nestled in Grand Marais, Minnesota, a harbor-side village on the shore of Lake Superior, the Art Colony is a gateway for people to creatively explore and be inspired amidst lakes, forests, and the vast expanse of Lake Superior. In 2017 we celebrate 70 years – 70 years of building a community for artists and creative seekers; 70 years of nurturing art on the North Shore. This year we recognize two bright beacons in our community while honoring our past, celebrating the thriving present Art Colony, and looking forward to the future (see back cover). Thank you for being part of the legacy and helping shape our future. See you soon!

JESSICA MARKUSEN Office Manager info@grandmaraisartcolony.org

Board of Directors

CHAIR | Sally Berg VICE CHAIR | Lynn Speaker TREASURER | David Quick SECRETARY | Clare Shaw MEMBERS AT LARGE | Hazel Belvo, Mike

WHAT WE DO

events@grandmaraisartcolony.org

Artist Services

Tap into vital resources, including professional development classes, residency opportunities, studio access, grant writing support, and more.

Education

Select from over 200 classes in a variety of art disciplines crafted for all skill levels from novice to professional artist. Join us for bitesized art experiences from handson family friendly activities to artist talks and demonstrations.

Events

Don’t miss our annual artistdriven community events and exhibitions: Northern Fibers Retreat, Grand Marais Arts Festival, Plein Air Grand Marais, Tour d’Art, the Member Show & Sale, and Empty Bowls.

Carlson, John Franz, Howard Hedstrom, Ann Possis, Jolita Rysdahl

Studio Facilitators

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

Support

The Grand Marais Art Colony is a nonprofit, member-supported arts organization that also receives funding from Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency; Arrowhead Regional Arts Council; Cook County, Minnesota; Cook County Community Fund; Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation; the McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board and Visit Cook County. Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage funds.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Class Descriptions by Media ------------------------------ 3 - 13 Artist Talks & Demonstrations -------------------------------- 3 Clay ------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Fiber Arts ------------------------------------------------------- 5 Glass -------------------------------------------------------- 5 - 6 Jewelry ---------------------------------------------------------- 6 Literary Arts ---------------------------------------------------- 7 Photography, Printmaking, and Book Arts -------------- 7 - 9 Two-Dimensional ----------------------------------------- 9 - 12 Youth ------------------------------------------------------12 - 13 Artist Services ---------------------------------------------- 14 - 15 Registration and Membership ----------------------------------16 Upcoming Events and Exhibitions ------------------------ 17 - 19

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ECO-PRINTING WITH NATIVE PLANTS Cyndi Kaye Meier

February 17 | 12 pm Tuition: Free with brown bag lunch; catered lunches begin at $13

ARTIST TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS THE PLEIN AIR EXPERIENCE Sue Wipf September 12 | 12 pm | Free

Sue is an award-winning artist and plein air painter, a member of, among others, Outdoor Painters of Minnesota, Women Artists of the West, and the American Impressionist Society. She will recount some of her key lessons learned throughout her painting career.

PAINT WITH INTENTION Dan Wiemer

September 16 | 11 am | Free 2016 Plein Air Grand Marais juror, Dan Wiemer, will discuss how artists can decide what they are trying to say before they start a painting and how they can follow through on first convictions.

THE ART OF SEEING: DEVELOPING A VISUAL LITERACY Hazel Belvo September 17 | 11:30 am | Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery Tuition: $5 suggested donation

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.

MERGING GLASS AND CLAY Helen Otterson

September 28 | 12 pm | Free Northern Clay Center’s 2016 McKnight Artist-in-Residence, Helen Otterson, will share about her unique work that combines glass and clay.

DECK THE HALLS! Linda Quick

December 3 | 10 am – 1 pm | Free In the midst of pre-holiday shopping at the Fiber Guild Sale, stop by the Art Colony to peruse the Gallery Store and learn some ways to decorate with natural materials for the holidays. Linda Quick, local decorator and gardener, will be demonstrating several possible arrangements and ideas for you to take home and incorporate into your own space.

THE HISTORY AND NATURE OF INSTALLATION AND CONCEPTUAL ART Ryuta Nakajima

January 21 | 2 pm | Free Ryuta Nakajima is a contemporary artist, independent curator, and product designer who is currently Associate Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota—Duluth. Ryuta was educated at one of the first conceptual art schools in the United States and will lead a discussion on the history and nature of conceptual and installation art outlining their similarities and differences.

Has eco-printing on Pinterest or Facebook caught your attention? Cyndi Kaye will show examples of printed cloth using native Minnesota plants. See how fabric, plants, found rust, and string make beautiful bundles that turn into one unique fabric. Gardeners will also be inspired to see how their garden plants can be used to create beautiful fabrics. This class is part of Northern Fibers Retreat.

SOLARPLATE PRINTING Dan Welden May 24 | 4:30 pm | Free

Dan Welden is a master printmaker, painter, educator, and author. His work has been shown in over 80 international solo exhibitions and over 700 group exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Peru. The originator of the technique called, Solarplate, Dan will share about his innovative work which is at the forefront of the alternative health and safety-oriented movement of printmaking.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS Third Wednesday of the month | 12 pm | Brown bag lunch Community conversations are a way for our local arts community and Art Colony members to connect and dialogue about various aspects of the arts in a guided discussion format. Please join us for this free opportunity to build and invest in our local arts community. November 16 | Kristofer Bowman | Creating Space for Art and Artists December 14 | Carrie McHugh | The History of Art in Cook County January 18 | Melissa Wickwire | Large-scale Functional Installations February 15 | Amy Demmer | Our Local Arts Economy

COMMUNITY READ: THE ROAD BACK TO SWEETGRASS Linda LeGarde Grover Our fall community read is hosted in partnership with WTIP, Drury Lane Books, and the Grand Marais Public Library. This event is a community commitment to bring readers and writers together for a literary experience. This builds on the excitement for the 2017 North Shore Readers and Writers Festival, November 2 – 5.

Engage with author Linda LeGarde Grover’s themes of culture, identity, history, myth, tradition, and survival set in northern Minnesota. Linda is the 2015 Minnesota Book Award winner for fiction from Duluth, Minnesota, and will be joining us for the following two events:

THE STORY BEHIND THE ROAD BACK TO SWEETGRASS November 4 | 6 pm | Grand Marais Public Library | Free

MODERN ANISHINAABE WOMEN – LINKS TO TRADITION AND HISTORY November 5 | 2:30 pm | Grand Marais Public Library | Free

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INFLUENCE AND PROCESS Daryn Lowman October 21 – 23 | 3 days Tuition: $255 | Supply fee: $44

CLAY CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL LEVELS EXCEPT WHERE NOTED MERGING HAND-BUILDING AND CAST GLASS Helen Otterson September 26 – 30 | 5 days Tuition: $475 | Supply fee: $50 | Experience required

Students will have the unique opportunity to work with the Northern Clay Center’s 2016 McKnight Artist-in-Residence, Helen Otterson, to create mixedmedia sculptures in clay and glass. Helen will demonstrate how 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. This class is co-sponsored by the Northern Clay Center. Prerequisite: Foundational clay and/or glass experience.

ALL LEVELS CLAY Maggie Anderson

October 5 – November 30 | 8 Wednesdays; except November 23 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $40 | Studio access qualifier 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 techniques and some hand-building will be included per students’ requests. If you are more advanced and have special requests for skill building, please contact the Art Colony in advance so we can discuss your needs.

PORCELAIN ON THE WHEEL David Voorhees October 8 – 9 | 2 days Tuition: $190 | Supply fee: $28

Give porcelain a spin on the wheel for the first time or advance your skills and understanding of this magical clay. Students will make small to medium-sized forms and then explore additions such as handles, lids, and spouts. David will demonstrate techniques on altering forms and trimming as well as the use of various decorative choices, including stamping, incising, carving, slip use, and scraffito. Content will also cover discussions on various glazing and firing procedures, including underglaze painting and glazing, electric firing, gas reduction, and soda glaze firing. Firing is not included in this class; students may take home greenware.

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Explore the synergy between personal influences and process. Wheel-thrown forms will be altered and combined with hand-built parts. Mold-made forms will be combined with wheel-thrown sections, and clay will be pushed to reveal process and personality. Form, surface, and the act of using found materials to create mold forms will be demonstrated and discussed. Students will complete and bisque fire a variety of works and additional greenware pieces may be taken home as well.

POTS FOR PRESENTS Joan Farnam

October 25 – December 13 | 8 Tuesdays | 6 – 8 pm Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $40 | Studio access qualifier Experience required 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.

ADVANCING POTTERY: SKILL BUILDING Dorian Beaulieu

February 24 – March 18 | Fridays: 5 – 7 pm | Saturdays: 9 – 11 am Tuition: $160 | Supply fee: $50 | Studio access qualifier Experience required Under Dorian’s guidance students will be encouraged to explore their creative vision and work on individual projects. As per request, Dorian will provide instruction and demonstrations for all main wheel-throwing techniques which include the basic c.o.p.s. method, throwing large vessels, all lid systems, large platters, throwing with sections and coils, double wall, altered, and double thrown upside down vessels. Other techniques include handle-making, handbuilding, decorative methods, stamp making, and introductory information on kiln loading and firing processes. Prerequisite: foundational knowledge of pottery techniques and wheel-throwing.

ALL LEVELS CLAY Maggie Anderson

March 14 – May 2 | 8 Tuesdays | 5:30 – 7:30 pm Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $40 | Studio access qualifier 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 techniques and some hand-building will be included per students’ requests. If you are more advanced and have special requests for skill building, please contact the Art Colony in advance so we can discuss your needs.

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Andrea Martin

CUT PAPER ART Andrea Martin February 18 – 19 | 2 days Tuition: $190 | Supply fee: $44

FIBER ARTS EXPLORING YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH STORY CLOTHS – ARPILLERAS Tessa Larson

January 21 | 1 day Tuition: $75 | Supply fee: $17 Arpilleras are bright, hand-quilted tapestries originally created in Chile during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet to depict the challenges of life during the regime. Participants will explore their own journey through a personal story or metaphorical/mythical anecdotes while learning about the historical context of arpilleras. Tessa will teach basic sewing stitches, how to layer fabrics into a cohesive scene, and how to create a human figure out of textiles.

NEEDLE FELTED WOOL LANDSCAPES Jaana Mattson February 17 – 18 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $28

Andrea will provide an overview of the historical and contemporary examples of papercutting, and students will discover how the technique can be used in a variety of interesting and new ways. Students will learn basic cutting techniques and methods to create cut paper art with scissors and craft knives. These techniques will then be applied to a variety of student-designed projects. Andrea will bring templates that students can use or they can create their own design. This class is part of Northern Fibers Retreat.

SOY WAX BATIK BASICS AND BEYOND Cyndi Kaye Meier February 18 – 19 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $49

Make colorful and patterned textiles using soy wax and Procion dyes. Students will create three silk scarves and six cotton swatches for use in wearable art, quilts, or home décor. Soy wax is an ecological product (petroleum-free) that is easy to melt, apply, layer, and remove from fabric. Cyndi will teach color basics and considerations, as well as facilitate explorations of line, pattern, and design. This class is part of Northern Fibers Retreat.

Explore the medium of needle felting, learn about different types of wool and techniques, and create a landscape piece based on your own photographic inspirations. Students will develop a hands-on understanding of materials and techniques, and receive an introduction to color theory and fundamentals of composition. By working closely together on step-by-step and independent compositions each participant will gain the creative and technical insight and confidence to pursue their own ideas in needle felted wool. This class is part of Northern Fibers Retreat.

HAND-PRINTED LAMPSHADES Jeanne McGee

February 17 – 18 | 1.5 days | Day 1: 9 am – 4 pm; Day 2: 9 am – 12 pm Tuition: $130 | Supply fee: $33 Students will learn the basics of carving and printing a woodblock print in order to make a hand-printed lampshade. With the image carved into the block, students will create a repeat pattern onto fabric or paper. The printed fabric will then be made into a small drum lampshade suitable for any table lamp. This class is part of Northern Fibers Retreat.

CUT PAPER ART – MINI-SESSION Andrea Martin February 18 | 9 am – 12 pm Tuition: $45 | Supply fee: $11

Students will learn basic cutting techniques and methods to create cut paper art with scissors and craft knives. Andrea will bring templates that students can use to begin exploring cut paper art to create a stencil and explore notean: the light and dark principal of design. Students can register for the mini-session as a standalone sampler or go on to take the full two-day class. This class is part of Northern Fibers Retreat.

GLASS CAST CRYSTAL BALANCE STONES Donna Rice September 2 – 5 | 4 days Tuition: $340 | Supply fee: $96

Stone balancing is a lovely form of meditative sculpting, and is rapidly growing in worldwide popularity. Donna will share her method for casting colorful crystal stones to inspire the most beautiful balance sculptures. Students will create silicone rubber molds of their favorite stones and cast them in lead crystal, using the lost wax process. Donna will teach professional mold making, firing, and finishing techniques and students will create three crystal stones.

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GUIDED GLASS Nancy Seaton

February 16 – March 9 | 4 Thursdays | 6 – 8:30 pm Tuition: $95 | Supply fee: varies | Studio access qualifier Experience required

GLASS CRACKLE AND PATTERN Mary Bebie

October 6 – 27 | 4 Thursdays | 5:30 – 7:30 pm Tuition: $75 | Supply fee: $60 | Studio access qualifier Experience required Mary will introduce students to the crackle glass and pattern bar techniques as they create a range of pieces. The crackle glass method allows for experimentation with powder. The pattern bar technique will help students get creative with complex dimensions and designs. Students will learn fusing and polishing methods, as well as cold-working methods such as cutting on the ring saw and using a grinder. Prerequisite: Basic fused glass and firing experience.

GLASS BEADS Gretchen Lisdahl

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 fused glass and firing experience.

BUTTON IT UP WITH GLASS Mary Bebie February 18 | 9 am – 12 pm Tuition: $40 | Supply fee: $15

Finish your new sweater with your own fused glass buttons! Students will make 12 original one-inch buttons while learning the basics of fused glass. Each button will be an original design featuring a collage of colors, shapes, and textures. Attend the optional kiln opening on Sunday, February 19 at 8 am, or pay to have your pieces mailed. This class is part of Northern Fibers Retreat.

November 5 | 1 day Tuition: $75 | Supply fee: $54

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 teach basic glass application, adding multiple colors, and shaping techniques. Students will make a tiger print bead and use dots to create floral beads. Attend the optional kiln opening on Sunday, November 6 at 9 am, or pay to have your pieces mailed.

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS Nancy Seaton November 19 | 1 day Tuition: $75 | Supply fee: $40

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 optional kiln opening on Sunday, November 20 at 9 am, or pay to have your pieces mailed.

DISCOVER KILN-FORMED GLASS Mary Bebie

January 24 – February 7 | 3 Tuesdays | 5:30 – 7:30 pm 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 and 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 creativity. Mary will be on hand to teach design and composition as well as give one-to-one feedback.

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JEWELRY LOVE YOUR JEWELER’S SAW Brittany Foster October 8 | 1 day Tuition: $95 | Supply fee: $22

Brittany will share her time-tested secrets for using a jeweler’s saw with minimal frustration. Students will practice sawing and talk about technique. Brittany will also cover how to use a flex shaft to drill small holes. Students will pierce a small design in silver, solder on an edge, and add jump rings to make a pendant with an S-hook clasp.

DEVELOPING AND PRODUCING A JEWELRY COLLECTION Todd Hawkinson October 15 – 16 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $28

Student will learn the guidelines for setting up a safe work environment and how to develop a jewelry line from start to finish. Todd will demonstrate various jewelry-making techniques and students will gain knowledge about introducing, developing, and producing their own unique line of jewelry. Todd will demonstrate multiple ways to make a design, with an emphasis on casting, and students will create several samples. Todd will provide valuable strategies for creating successful standards, discuss how to be profitable with time and resources, and everyone will leave with a pattern library and reference materials.

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LITERARY ARTS CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL LEVELS EXCEPT WHERE NOTED DEEPENING SPIRITUALITY THROUGH WRITING Mary Ellen Ashcroft January 9 – February 13 | 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. A variety of spiritual/faith backgrounds welcome.

PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINTMAKING AND BOOK ARTS WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING Richard James Nelson

September 23 – 25 | Day 1, 4 – 6 pm; Days 2 & 3, 9 am – 4 pm Tuition: $220 | Supply fee: $66 Learn the ancient technique of creating a multicolored 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.

BOOK ARTS WEEKEND October 1 – 2 All classes $20 each | In partnership with MN Center for Book Arts

THE WRITE TIME Cilla Walford

CROSS STRUCTURE BINDING Sue Bjerke

February 25 | 9 am – 12 pm Tuition: $40

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.

October 1 | 9 am – 12 pm This versatile soft cover binding offers endless combinations for weaving the front and back covers. The quires are sewn to the cover making a sturdy journal that opens flat for ease of use. Elements of design and variation will be discussed while making a 6 x 4-inch journal.

DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES ON PAPER: SUMINAGASHI AND ORIZOMI Jana Pullman October 1 | 9 am – 12 pm

Suminagashi (marbling) and orizomi (fold dye) are two Japanese techniques for creating decorative paper. These techniques do not require complicated or expensive equipment and once learned can easily be done at home. The resulting papers can be used to make books, greeting cards, collages, and other craft projects.

LETTERPRESS: TABLE-TOP PLATEN PRESS Jason Yoh

October 1 | 9 am – 12 pm Students will print postcards and folded notecards by hand on a 75-year-old printing press. Learn the basics of how to set type, mix ink, and print multiple colors. This will be a fun time to learn about the history and fundamentals of printing and also make multiple pieces that you can share with your family and friends.

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BOOK ARTS WEEKEND October 1 – 2 All classes $20 each | In partnership with MN Center for Book Arts

COPTIC BINDING Sue Bjerke October 1 | 1 – 4 pm

Coptic binding was developed during the second and third centuries in Egypt and is an essential and versatile part of a binder’s repertoire. Students will make a version with wood covers using the curved needle technique and will be able to take the needle home with them for further practice.

DRUM LEAF BINDING Jana Pullman October 1 | 1 – 4 pm

Display your artwork in a book format with Drum Leaf Binding. The technique requires no sewing and each two-page spread can be a print, painting, or digital image that is glued to the back of the following page. This technique, known as drumming, produces a lightweight and flexible book with minimal gluing to prevent the pages from buckling.

LETTERPRESS: SHOW CARD PRESS Jason Yoh

October 1 | 1 – 4 pm Learn to compose wood type in combination with new techniques in hand illustration to print posters and prints. Use a show card press to experiment with manually inking the print surface to achieve painterly effects. Students can make art in the tradition of vintage music posters or try something completely their own.

CHERRY BLOSSOM BOX Sue Bjerke October 2 | 1 – 4 pm

Modern cartonnage grows out of the long-standing French tradition of covering small utility containers with decorative materials. Sue will review the essential elements of making unique containers from book board and students will learn the basics of design and construction. All components will be hand cut in class.

LONG AND LINK STITCH BINDING Jana Pullman October 2 | 1 – 4 pm

Long and link stitch binding is a traditional bookbinding method often called Medieval Limp Binding, named for the types of stitches visible along the spine. This technique includes sewing directly through the covering material. The resulting book is both well-supported and flexible.

LETTERPRESS: SINGLE SHEET BOOKS AND ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES Jason Yoh October 2 | 1 – 4 pm

Experiment with imaging-making techniques like pressure printing and flexicut in the process of making an eight-page book from a single-printed page. This will be a great opportunity to explore your creativity and get new printmaking ideas that you can expand on whether at the Art Colony cooperative studio or at home.

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PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINTMAKING AND BOOK ARTS CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL LEVELS EXCEPT WHERE NOTED PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS Curtis Juliber

October 8 – 9 | Day 1, 9 am – 4 pm; Day 2, 9 am – 12 pm Tuition: $130 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.

THE MONOPRINTING TOOLBOX Beth Dorsey October 15 – 16 Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $22

Students will have an opportunity to explore a number of monoprinting techniques. Beth will introduce the pochoir stenciling technique as well as demonstrate the use of found objects and textures, and how to draw or paint directly on the plate. The techniques are versatile and can be used in isolation or combination to create a variety of imaginative results.

HOLIDAY CARDS Kelly Dupre

November 12 – 13 | 2 days Tuition: $150 | Supply fee: $38 | Studio access qualifier 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 printing press and a variety of relief printing processes will be explored in honor of the holiday season.

COMMUNITY INK DAY: HOLIDAY GIFTS Jerry Riach December 17 | 1 – 3:30 pm Tuition: $5

Join us for this all-ages printmaking event and create your own, unique monoprinted art piece for personal use or to give as a holiday gift. Students will experiment with design and learn more about the art of printmaking. All supplies are provided. This is a drop-in activity. Youth under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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ARTIST BOOKS Karen Smaby February 25 | 1 day Tuition: $75 | Supply fee: $28

Unearth long-saved art papers—drawings, paintings, text—and give them a second life. After considering a variety of binding options and available materials, students will fold, hinge, and sew their recycled papers, recreating them as pages and covers of a personal journal.

WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING Nick Wroblewski May 12 – 14 | 3 days Tuition: $345 | Supply fee: $60

Students will investigate the methods of relief woodblock printmaking. Techniques covered include transfer, carving, reduction, and multi-block methods; simplifying the world of layers; reverse imagery; registration; and printing. Also included are guided discussions on imagery, abstraction, and conceptual intent. A collaboration between the Art Colony and North House Folk School, this course allows students to experience two unique Grand Marais cultural institutions. On the first day students will begin their work at the North House. On the second and third days students will work in the Art Colony’s professional printmaking studio.

TWO-DIMENSIONAL STUDIO PASTELS Bonnie Paruch September 3 – 5 | 3 days Tuition: $345

Working in the studio from photographs, sketches, and memory, students will create unique pastel paintings that reflect their own point of view through practicing the essential artistic skills of how to see and how to paint pastels with confidence. Bonnie will teach how light affects color and value, and demonstrate a three-value system that takes the mystery out of creating a cohesive and powerful design. Instruction will also include Bonnie’s award-winning painterly approach which combines watercolor and pastel media. Daily demonstrations and supportive group critiques will enliven a relaxed and informative workshop.

ART OF THE NOCTURNE Neil Sherman

SOLARPLATE PRINTING Dan Welden

September 12 | 8 – 11 pm Tuition: $40

May 22 – 26 | 5 days Tuition: $575 | Supply fee: $30

Solarplate printing is an exciting, spontaneous technique that uses UV light and water instead of traditional grounds and acids and yields highly professional results. Learn from master printmaker, Dan Welden, the early pioneer of safer and healthier printmaking. The Solarplate accepts all kinds of drawings, paintings, or photographic images on acetate, photocopies, and/ or digital positives from transparent film. Artists can experience painting freely and directly on the Solarplate surface and create a matrix capable of yielding many impressions. Alternatively, artist can work through traditional or digital approaches on transparent film or specially prepared “grained” glass. Participants will be able to produce several 8 x 10-inch images during this intensive class and larger plates are available with prior request.

Are you in the dark about doing a nocturne painting? Join Neil Sherman, past winner of the Night Paint category in Plein Air Grand Marais, as he helps to shed light on the subtleties of painting after dark. Neil will share his expertise on the use of color at night, how to work with a limited value range, and how best to light a canvas and palette, along with other useful tips and tricks.

DYNAMIC LANDSCAPES IN WATERMEDIA Dan Wiemer September 17 – 18 | 2 days Tuition: $190

Learn to incorporate strong design elements and successfully use negative shapes in your painting. 2016 Plein Air Grand Marais juror, Dan Wiemer, 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, including acrylic, watermedia, and oil.

STUDIO IMMERSION Hazel Belvo September 19 – 28 | 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.

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EXPLORING WATERMEDIA Jeanne Larson

TWO-DIMENSIONAL FALL COLORS IN OIL Neil Sherman

September 24 – 25 | 2 days | Begins at 8:30 am Tuition: $150 Fall on the North Shore is arguably the most spectacular season of the year, especially for outdoor painters. Autumn colors extend for miles, and they can be overwhelming for the artist attempting to capture the fleeting scene. Neil will guide students to focus on simplifying the landscape to its basic elements: atmospheric progression of sunlight and shadow. Students will learn to organize the colors of fall into an arrangement that has depth and impact.

AUTUMN PAINTING Dave Gilsvik October 1 – 2 | 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 required.

LIFE DRAWING October 5 – December 14 | 10 Wednesdays | 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. Artists 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. Artists younger than 18 must be accompanied by or have the permission of a parent or guardian. No instruction included. No class on Wednesday, November 23.

ART AS JOURNEY II Elizabeth Erickson

October 6 – 9 | 4 days 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.

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October 15 – 17 | 3 days Tuition: $285 | Supply fee: varies Jeanne will outline the endless possibilities of watermedia, focusing on helping students find their artistic voice and allowing experimentation to open new creative horizons. Students will learn a plethora of techniques and explore materials that will be used in several finished pieces. Techniques include, among others, designing personal art papers, gel printing, and using painted tissue papers, and hand-cut linoleum block stamps and stencils for collage. Jeanne will also teach students to incorporate design principles into finished works.

SPONTANEOUS PROCESS PAINTING Bevie LaBrie

October 21 – 22 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: $17 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, 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.

DRAWING LAB Jeff Niesen

November 1 – 29 | 5 Tuesdays | 6 – 7:30 pm Tuition: $20 per session (drop-in) | $75 for full series | Supply fee: varies Have you been interested in drawing but need a refresher or don’t know where to start? Join Jeff for this foundation course that will build on the basics and then move beyond. Jeff will provide a series of warm-ups and free-drawing exercises as well as introduce students to a variety of drawing materials. He will facilitate one small drawing project per class and students will have the option of building on that project or exploring the next. Sign up for the entire series or drop in for a single session.

ART SPACE: OPEN STUDIOS Cilla Wallford

November – February | 8 Tuesdays | 1 – 4 pm Tuition: $12 per session (drop-in) | $80 for entire series Cilla will prepare a variety of materials and project starters to help you explore your artistic potential. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own works in progress and take advantage of the cooperative space and time. All are invited, regardless of artistic background. Cilla will be on hand to guide participants as needed in an informal and relaxed environment.

FUNCTIONAL GLASS PAINTING Anna Hess December 10 | 1 day Tuition: $75 | Supply fee: $28

Join Anna for an opportunity to turn plain glass into personal artwork, conversation pieces, or holiday gifts. In the process, students will learn about the supplies and materials needed to decorate glass, and tips on how to paint images and blend color. Anna will also give instruction on how to make pieces permanent and dishwasher safe.

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STUDIO LANDSCAPES Karen Owsley Nease

January 14 – 15 | 2 days Tuition: $170 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. All painting styles and media are welcome and encouraged.

LIFE DRAWING January 25 – March 1; except February 15 | 5 Wednesdays | 6:30 – 9 pm Tuition: $12 per session (drop-in) | $50 for full series Life drawing is for artists what jogging is for athletes—essential practice. Artists 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. Artists younger than 18 must be accompanied by or have the permission of a parent or guardian. No instruction included. No class on Wednesday, November 23.

FIGURE AND GESTURE DRAWING Neil Sherman

February 4 | 1 day Tuition: $75 Students will learn to capture the figure accurately and quickly. Neil will give an overview of the basic structure of the figure, proportions, and key landmarks to look for. The remainder of class will be spent working directly from the figure and include plenty of personal guidance at the easel. Poses will primarily be under 20 minutes, starting with one-minute poses and working up to 10-minute poses. Artists younger than 18 must be accompanied by or have the permission of a parent or guardian.

THE COLORS OF WINTER Catherine Hearding February 10 – 12 | 3 days Tuition: $255

CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL LEVELS EXCEPT WHERE NOTED PLEIN AIR PAINTING: BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK Neil Sherman February 28 – March 3 | 4 days Tuition: $600 | Registration deadline: January 20

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park system with a special trip to Big Bend and the Chisos Mountains at the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, home to scenic vistas, diverse wildlife, and fascinating historic sites. Students will explore the landscape by painting on site en plein air. Neil will teach the use of the prismatic palette, emphasizing the relationship between color and value and how they work together to create a believable painting. Students will learn to control shadow values to create perspective, depth, form, and character in relation to color value, as well as how to control color in subtle degrees. The Art Colony will provide full resources regarding lodging and travel options, as well as other area sites to see. Travel and lodging are not included.

STILL LIFE IN PASTEL Lisa Stauffer April 8 – 9 | 2 days Tuition: $170 | Supply fee: varies

One way to make it through a long winter is to learn to appreciate the beauty of the snow-covered landscape. With 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 learn a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting, all while taking in the beautiful winter landscape.

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.

ADVANCING IN PASTEL Lisa Stauffer

April 10 – 12 | 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.

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WATERCOLOR POCKET JOURNAL Tara Sweeney May 19 – 21 | 3 days Tuition: $265

TWO-DIMENSIONAL

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 portable journal format primarily on location outdoors. Chel Anderson, local botanist and plant ecologist, will join the group to highlight key aspects of the North Shore flora and fauna. Students will practice keen observation as they use contour ink drawing and basic watercolor techniques and work through guided writing prompts to look outward and inward. Everyone will create an accordion-fold, hard-cover, keepsake journal.

CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL LEVELS EXCEPT WHERE NOTED INSPIRED BY PLACE Carl Oltvedt April 22 – 23 | 2 days Tuition: $170

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. Students may use oil (nontoxic) or acrylic media.

ART AS JOURNEY Elizabeth Erickson

May 11 – 14 | 4 days 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.

IMPRESSIONISTIC WATERCOLOR Andy Evansen May 19 – 21 | 3 days Tuition: $285

There seems to be a never-ending quest for watercolor painters to loosen up. However, to paint loosely artists need confidence in their abilities and a willingness to let go of details—two things that take time and practice to achieve. Andy will guide students in simplifying a scene into larger shapes in order to paint more boldly. Value studies will be emphasized and Andy will complete a demonstration painting each day, focusing on subjects such as skies, trees, buildings, water, and figures. By the end, students will be on the path to painting impressionistic watercolors.

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YOUTH ACRYLIC COLLAGE Natalie Sobanja

September 21 – October 12 | 4 Wednesdays | 3:45 – 5 pm Tuition: $30 Students will use acrylic medium to explore the possibilities of surface texture and color. Natalie will teach how to incorporate found objects, materials, and images into a three-dimensional composition. Ages 13 – 16.

WATERCOLOR David Hahn and John Franz

September 26 – October 17 | 4 Mondays | 3:45 – 4:45 pm Tuition: $25 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 – 9.

IDENTITY Tessa Larson

September 27 – October 18 | 4 Tuesdays | 3:45 – 5:15 pm Tuition: $40 What things make up who you are and define your uniqueness? Using artistic materials and exercises students will explore different facets of their identity. Project examples include mask-making, superheroes/heroes, and inside/outside boxes. Ages 10 – 13.

METALWORK I Tom Christiansen

October 4 – 25 | 4 Tuesdays | 4:30 – 6:30 pm Tuition: $60 Students will learn the basics of oxyacetylene welding with steel and bronze, and MIG arc welding with steel. Along with outlining elements of design and composition, Tom will teach how to effectively and safely use these techniques to build objects out of steel and bronze. Ages 12 – 18.

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WHEEL-THROWING Natalie Sobanja

ART SPACE

October 24 – November 28 | 5 Mondays; except October 31 January 28 and February 8 | 10 – 11 am 3:45 – 5:45 pm Tuition: $2/child or $5/family per session Tuition: $60 | Supply fee: $15 Are you trying to figure out what to do this winter with your toddler? Join us for Students will learn the foundations of wheel throwing from centering to an Art Space and explore a variety of artistic mediums while hanging out with throwing the basic cylinder and bowl forms. There will be ample time and other local families. Ages 3 – 5. Younger siblings welcome. 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 CLAY: HANDBUILDING Melissa Wickwire studio time will be offered on Friday, November 4 from 9 am – 12 pm. Ages 10 – 14. January 30 – February 13 | 3 Mondays | 3:45 – 4:45 pm Tuition: $40

METALWORK II Tom Christiansen

November 1 – 22 | 4 Tuesdays | 4:30 – 6:30 pm Tuition: $60 Students will build on what they learned in Metalwork I and also learn TIG arc welding techniques in steel, bronze, and aluminum. Tom will teach students to work with a variety of tools and will assist them with defining pieces to create and execute. Students will also learn to repair small, metal objects. Ages 12 – 18.

FUSE IT UP WITH GLASS Nancy Seaton

November 4 | 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.

2-D TO 3-D David Hahn and John Franz

November 7 – 28 | 4 Mondays | 3:45 – 4:45 pm Tuition: $40 John and David will take the first two sessions to provide an overview of drawing techniques, including perspective, realism, and shading. Students will then work toward creating a 2-D design that will be translated into a 3-D piece using molding clay. Ages 10 – 14.

Explore the world of clay by learning several hand-building techniques, and create finished pieces of pottery or a sculpture. The end result will be your own clay creation. Ages 8 – 11.

COPPER ENAMELING John Franz February 3 | 9 am – 2 pm Tuition: $40

Copper enameling is the process of applying ground-up glass to copper and heating it to achieve unique textural results. John will teach design and several methods, including cloisonné, plique-a-jour, basse-taille, and champlevé and students will create a unique piece of jewelry or a keychain. Ages 10 – 14.

MY SKETCHBOOK: MAKING ART A PRACTICE David Hahn and 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.

FUSE IT UP WITH GLASS: TEEN Nancy Seaton 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 how to cut and kiln-carve glass in order to create unique, textured designs. Ages 12 – 16.

WATERCOLOR EXPERIMENTATION Nancy Seaton

January 23 – February 13 | 4 Thursdays | 3:45 – 4:45 pm Tuition: $30 Explore a variety of watercolor 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 create collages. Ages 9 – 12.

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ARTIST SERVICES

Professional Development ARAC GRANT WRITING ASSISTANCE Amy Demmer

November 8 and January 23 | 12 – 1:30 pm Free for members | Non-member tuition: $25 | Pre-registration required There is a wealth of grant support available to artists through the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) for funding anything from equipment needs—to career development opportunities—and artist projects. Have you thought about writing an ARAC grant but need the extra support to follow the process through? Participate in a working group that will keep members accountable to finish the task. Amy will initially meet with those interested and give an overview of the grant-writing process and ARAC standards. Participants will define their needs and goals and work independently or in pairs based on preference. A second gathering will take place a week before the grants are due to finalize any last minute details and prepare the grant for submission.

BOOK READ AND DISCUSSION: WIRED TO CREATE Ruth Pszwaro January 24 and February 21 | 4 pm Tuition: Free | Pre-registration required

Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, Wired to Create shines light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Registered participants are asked to purchase the book or check it out from the library, and read chapters 1 – 3 to prepare for the January 24 discussion, and the remaining three chapters for the February 21 discussion.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISTS Lynn Speaker

February 4 and 11 | 1 – 4 pm Tuition: $50 Are you ready to go the next step in your professional development as an artist? This opportunity provides artists with resources and tools to move their career forward within a collaborative setting and a working group. Participants will define individual goals on topics including, among others, statement writing, pricing, recordkeeping, and marketing. Lynn will utilize the Springboard for the Arts professional development workbook and toolkit and, along with lessons learned throughout her own career, guide participants in crafting intentional and attainable next steps. Open to artists working in any media.

DEVELOP YOUR PORTFOLIO: HIRE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER Jess Oullis Smith February 22 and March 2 | one-hour blocks of time February 22: 9 am – 3 pm; March 2: 1 – 7 pm Tuition: $25

Have professional photos taken of your artwork for your portfolio, gallery submissions, grant, or festival applications. One-hour slots are available on a consecutively-scheduled basis. Open to all artists.

THE 100DAYPROJECT January 21 – April 30, 2017 Commit to 100 days of creativity and develop a habit that will fuel your artistic pursuits. Last year 45 artists and creative seekers in our community signed up to see where their commitment would lead. The Art Colony will host periodic check-ins to support the process of creating for 100 days. Find details and updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ The100dayproject/. If creativity is a habit, then the best creativity is the result of good work habits. They are the nuts and bolts of dreaming. Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit

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ARTIST SERVICES

Artists-in-Residence Series and Studio Access JURIED RESIDENCIES | MARCH 6 – 19 Applications available September 30 | Applications due December 9 Two concurrent juried residencies are available in 2017, one in the Founders Hall Multi-use Studio and one in the Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio. Juried residents are provided with two weeks of independent studio access, lodging, and a weekly stipend. Residents may choose to provide a community engagement component (optional) for an additional stipend.

Through the residency series, the Art Colony provides artists with independent work space in professional studios and a stunning landscape. An environment of creative freedom supports the process and development of new works, allowing for a combination of aesthetic inquiry, creative risktaking, experimentation, and artistic development. INVITED RESIDENCIES 2017 Invited Artist-in-Residence: Holly Swift | April 24 – May 6 | Community Engagement Event: TBA 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. 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.

INDEPENDENT RESIDENCIES AND STUDIO ACCESS Select dates are available for independent residencies and cooperative studio access on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis for Art Colony members. Experience our professional studios (Clay, Glass, Jewelry, Printmaking, and MultiUse) and find uninterrupted space and time to focus, rejuvenate, and be inspired. Artists are encouraged to call for availability and cost.

MENTOR CLASSES Like residencies, mentor classes give experienced artists 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.

2016 – 2017 MENTOR CLASSES STUDIO IMMERSION Hazel Belvo September 19 – 28, 2016

ART AS JOURNEY II Elizabeth Erickson October 6 – 9, 2016

ART AS JOURNEY Elizabeth Erickson May 11 – 14, 2017

JUNE MENTORED Hazel Belvo June 26 – 30, 2017

THE CREATIVE PROCESS: EXAMINING, DOCUMENTING, DEVELOPING Martha McQuade and Dan Clark July 17 – 21, 2017

JULY MENTORED I Hazel Belvo July 24 – 28, 2017

JULY MENTORED II Hazel Belvo July 31 – August 4, 2017

DEVELOP YOUR ARTISTIC POTENTIAL David Feinberg August 7 – 11, 2017

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for additional 2017 Mentor classes and full descriptions.

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2016 Juried Artist-in-Residence

Walter Early

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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.

Admission Policy: The Art Colony welcomes all students regardless of age, race, sex, religion, 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.

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EVENTS TOUR D’ART Beach Houses

An Art Colony Fundraiser October 1 | Noon | $125 Visit four spectacular beach homes in one afternoon.

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PLEIN AIR GRAND MARAIS Witness artists capturing iconic scenes and take home a distinct North Shore painting Competition | September 9 – 16 Lutsen Mountains Paint Out | September 10 | 1 – 5 pm Artist Talk | The Plein Air Experience | Sue Wipf | September 12 | 12 pm Art Colony | Page 3 Quick Paint | September 15 | 4 pm | Artist’s Point Juror Lecture | Dan Wiemer | September 16 | 11 am | Art Colony | Page 3 Opening Reception | September 16 | 5 – 7 pm | Johnson Heritage Post Gallery Exhibition | September 16 – November 13 Johnson Heritage Post Gallery and Art Colony Gallery Store

Homeowners will be present to give context to the story of their home’s evolution, the solace they find in their location, and what they most enjoy about their space. Each homeowner has created spaces that bring friends and family together, while honoring the history and landscape of the area.

2016 AWARDS JUROR: DAN WIEMER

EMPTY BOWLS

Dinner and Silent Auction | Thursday, November 10 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 make bowls to donate to this event while learning the basics of pottery and fused glass. Open to all levels and ages. Please take note of the new schedule for the 2016 Make-a-Bowl sessions:

MAKE-A-BOWL: CLAY September 17 – 18 & October 15 – 16 | one-hour sessions Saturday: 9 am – 2:30 pm; Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm Tuition: $5 | Pre-registration required

MAKE-A-BOWL: GLASS October 25 & 26 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm Tuition: $5 | Pre-registration required

PAINT-A-BOWL October 29 | 10 am – 2 pm Tuition: $5 | Drop-in Activity

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EVENTS

FALL INTO ART OCTOBER 21 – 23 IES CTIVIT All levels & great for youth and families! A N I DROP WATERCOLOR RESIST PAINTING | October 21 | 10 am – 1 pm | Free MONOPRINTS IN THE PRINT STUDIO | October 22 | 1 – 4 pm | $5 Limited space; Pre-registration requested

ANNUAL MEMBER SHOW AND SALE

GLASS BAUBLES IN THE GLASS STUDIO | October 22 | 1 – 4 pm

2016 Theme: Ode to the Ordinary

$5 | Limited space; Pre-registration requested

ES CLASS Open to all levels and great for educators to further their skill sets! Note: CEUs available

INFLUENCE AND PROCESS Daryn Lowman October 21 – 23 | 3 days | See page 4

SPONTANEOUS PROCESS PAINTING Bevie LaBrie October 21 – 22 | 2 days | See page 10

BOOK ARTS WEEKEND October 1 – 2

There is delight in a ritual as simple as a morning cup of coffee or seeing a favorite rock leaning on the windowsill. These things may serve as a reminder or provide peace and grounding. Ode to the Ordinary honors the beauty, humor, resilience, and steadfastness of the everyday. Join Art Colony members in celebrating the 2016 theme. Not a member but want to participate? Call today to join! Exhibition: October 28 – November 20 Friday, October 28 Annual Member Meeting | 3:30 pm Exhibition Opening Reception | 5 – 7 pm

AT THE TABLE

December 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Installation by At the Table is an installation and Jim Sannerud performance piece that comes to life

Join us for a weekend of book arts, papermaking, and letterpress activities hosted in partnership with the Minnesota Center for Books Arts and 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. See pages 7 – 8 for full class listings.

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through a shared dinner. Jim’s past DEC. 29 - JAN. 8 experience as a bowl turner merges with his current interest of participatory art to create an experience in which participants will engage in dialogue about place, memory, and how traditions are translated. He will create three large panels that will create an enclosed space for the dinner, a large table, seating, and serving vessels, all inspired by Scandinavian design. The panel design will be inspired by the carved porch panels of Jim’s family farm in Norway. Stop by the Art Colony to view the full installation and Jim’s stunning work.

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01 7 2 e t a ed ave thFindings Jewelry Symposium

February 16 – 19, 2017

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Come together with fiber enthusiasts for four days of demonstrations, talks, classes, and social gatherings focused on fiber arts and crafts. This event is cohosted with the Northwoods Fiber Guild and the North House Folk School.

June 8 – 11 | Registration opens winter 2017 Grand Marais Arts Festival July 8 – 9 Plein Air Grand Marais Competition: September 8 – 15 Exhibition: September 16 – November 12 Tour d’Art October 7 Member Show and Sale October 27 | Exhibition: October 28 – November 19 North Shore Readers and Writers Festival November 2 – 5 | Registration opens spring 2017 Empty Bowls November 12

CLASSES HAND-PRINTED LAMPSHADES Jeanne McGee

February 17 – 18 | 1.5 days | Day 1: 9 am – 4 pm; Day 2: 9 am – 12 pm See page 5

SOY WAX BATIK BASICS AND BEYOND Cyndi Kaye Meier February 18 – 19 | 2 days | See page 5

NEEDLE FELTED WOOL LANDSCAPES Jaana Mattson February 17 – 18 | 2 days | See page 5

BUTTON IT UP WITH GLASS Mary Bebie February 18 | 9am – 12 pm | See page 6

CUT PAPER ART—MINI-SESSION Andrea Martin February 18 | 9 am – 12 pm | See page 5

CUT PAPER ART—FULL SESSION Andrea Martin February 18 – 19 | 2 days | See page 5

LUNCH-N-LEARN ECO-PRINTING WITH NATIVE PLANTS Cyndi Kaye Meier February 17 | 12 pm | See page 3

FIBER EXHIBITION Exhibition | February 3 – 28 Reception | February 17 | 5 – 7 pm

PRIVATE GROUPS: CREATE YOUR OWN ART EXPERIENCE

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! Enjoy a two-hour, half-day, full-day or two-day private class with an Art Colony artist/instructor. A variety of options are available from glass to printmaking to painting. Minimum of five participants Tuition begins at $50/person for non-members and $45/person for members. Final cost is dependent upon number in group, supplies, refreshments, and length of activity. We also encourage formal artists’ groups, associations, and collaboratives to contact us about crafting a creative retreat on the North Shore.

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Shaping the Legacy, Securing the Future In 2017, the Art Colony turns 70! With this anniversary, we honor two artists who have helped shape the legacy of the Art Colony and whose gifts lead us into the future. Join us in honoring the legacy, celebrating 70 art-filled years, and looking forward to nurturing future generations of artists and creative seekers.

Byron Bradley

Art Colony Co-founder Byron Bradley (b. November 6, 1922 – d. June 5, 2016) was known for his extensive knowledge, great wit, and compassionate heart that inspired generations of artists. His legacy at the Art Colony lives on through the Byron Bradley Scholarship Fund, a scholarship for youth and those with financial need. Join Byron in helping to provide support for the future generations of artists. For more than 30 years, prominent artist and mentor, Hazel Belvo, has guided artists on their creative journey at the Art Colony. To honor this powerful experi ence she has created 60 original, hand-printed etchings of the Spirit Tree. “These prints represent the power and spirit of artmaking within a community. I hope they will inspire others to give generously to this great organization that has brought nourishment, beauty, and inspiration into the lives of so many.” - Hazel Belvo These etchings will be released in the near future as a fundraiser for the Art Colony in honor of 70 years. Stay tuned for details. Give your own legacy gift and/or honor our other co-founder with a contribution to the Birney Quick Endowment Fund by contacting director@grandmaraisartcolony.org.

Painting by Jan Attridge

Hazel Belvo

Supplemental catalog 2016  

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