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The Duluth Art Institute is following CDC Covid-19 guidelines, as well as state and local protocols. Social distancing measures are practiced in all indoor spaces. Masks are required when indoors.

Registration Information 

Online class registration is below and can only be paid for online with a credit card, as we are limiting the handling of cash and checks at this time. Following full payment, you will receive a confirmation email; please check all of your inboxes.

Please read through the registration policies before registering.

If there is insufficient enrollment, we will cancel the class, notify registered students, and refund all payments including deposits. Sometimes this cancellation occurs at the very last minute. Please register early or you might find that your favorite class is full or, conversely, canceled because of low enrollment.  Class, camp and workshop policies vary slightly. 

Registration Policies

      • Tuition must be received one week prior to the class start date and two weeks prior to camp start dates to ensure both your place and adequate class materials.
      • Class tuition includes a $10 non-refundable registration fee, this does not include multi-day classes. Camp tuition includes a $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
      • Students cancelling one week before the first class session or two weeks prior to the first day of camp are eligible for a refund, not including deposits or registration fees. Refunds cannot be made after classes begin.
      • Workshop policies may differ, please refer to class description for more information. 
      • Student Members are not eligible for membership discounts on classes. 

 

 


Upcoming Events

    • 28 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • 02 Jul 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 6

    Youth Mixed Media: Creating the Elements of Nature with Julia Jaakola (Ages 9-13)

    June 28-July 2

    Monday-Friday (1-4pm)

    $150 members $200 non-members

    Youth will experience the magic in creating the smooth reflective quality of water, the sparkle of Lake Superior stones, and the rough feel of bark, ice, and snow. Campers will create  masterpieces using multiple art mediums in abstract or representational style. Campers will explore recreating the elements of nature such as solids, liquids, and gas in their projects. Explore the best mediums to use for incorporating these natural elements in your future artistic endeavors.

    The Duluth Art Institute is following CDC Covid-19 guidelines, as well as state and local protocols. Social distancing measures are practiced in all indoor spaces. Masks are required when indoors. 

    A photo release and emergency contact form will be emailed after you register. Completed forms can emailed to espooner@duluthartinstitute.org prior to the first day of camp, or printed and returned on the first day of camp.

    Release and Permission Form.pdf


    • 05 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • 09 Jul 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 4
    Register

    Plaster Sculpture: Wild Animals with Julia Jaakola (Ages 6-10)

    July 5-9

    Monday-Friday(1-4pm)

    $150 members $200 non-members

    The most beautiful natural areas in North America and the animals living wild within them will serve as our inspiration to create. Campers will use plaster gauze to form an animal, reptile, or fish from photographic images. After creating and painting a unique sculpture, campers will create a 2-D painting using watercolor paint and pastels to illustrate the natural environment that the life form lives in. Explore the natural world through art and expand your technical sculpting and painting skills through hands on art making.

    The Duluth Art Institute is following CDC Covid-19 guidelines, as well as state and local protocols. Social distancing measures are practiced in all indoor spaces. Masks are required when indoors.

    A photo release and emergency contact form will be emailed after you register. Completed forms can emailed to espooner@duluthartinstitute.org prior to the first day of camp, or printed and returned on the first day of camp.

    Release and Permission Form.pdf


    • 10 Jul 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 11 Jul 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Park Building
    • 13
    Register

    Water-Media Acrylic Painting Workshop with David Becker

    Saturday, July 10 & Sunday, July 11, 9:00am-4:00pm

    Member Cost: $275

    Non-Member Cost: $325

    Illinois-based artist and author - David R. Becker will guide students through techniques and skills to create unique acrylic paintings. In this engaging 2-day workshop students will work with four different kinds of acrylics which include ink, fluid, gouache, and heavy-bodied acrylic. David will teach students to work on four different surfaces which include canvas, yupo, black paper, and white paper. You will also learn to incorporate elements like stencils, airbrush and masking fluid into your painting process. David will supply all materials for this workshop.  

    • 12 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 16 Jul 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 3
    Register

    Youth Mixed Media: Fantastic Flora and Fauna with Kristina Estell (Ages 6-12)

    July 12-16

    Monday-Friday (9:00am-12:00pm) 

    $150 member $200 non-member

    Learn the value of self-expression and the positive outlet that art making can be with artist Kristina Estell. Campers will explore the principles and elements of design through techniques in drawing, collage, sculpting and painting.  Inspired by the artwork of artist duo Chiaozza, campers will work from plants and animals as drawing subjects and using collage techniques to create whimsical and abstract mixed-media collages. Campers will work off their collages to create 3D form sculptures using papier-mache. Campers will learn and practice how to create textures and mix paint colors to bring their sculptures to life.

    The Duluth Art Institute is following CDC Covid-19 guidelines, as well as state and local protocols. Social distancing measures are practiced in all indoor spaces. Masks are required when indoors. 

    A photo release and emergency contact form will be emailed after you register. Completed forms can emailed to espooner@duluthartinstitute.org prior to the first day of camp, or printed and returned on the first day of camp.

    Release and Permission Form.pdf


    • 23 Jul 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 25 Jul 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • TBD
    • 6
    Register

    Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop with Matt Kania

    Friday, July 23, 5:30pm-8:30pm

    Saturday, July 24 & Sunday, July 25, 9:00am-4:00pm

    Member Cost: $150

    Non-Member Cost: $170

    Expand your plein air toolkit and working methods with this intensive two-and-a-half-day workshop with award-winning painter Matt Kania. Matt demonstrates important plein air painting skills, including how to evaluate a plein air scene, how to mix correct colors and values, and how to work from palette to canvas. Go beyond basic skills and become a more confident and experienced plein air painter with both group and individual instruction to ensure a pathway toward better paintings.

    *SUPPLIES ARE NOT INCLUDED*

    Students are responsible for providing their own supplies from the list Kania has provided. The list is designed with flexibility to accommodate different budgets. 

    SUPPLY LIST - Plein Air Workshop.docx



    • 02 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 06 Aug 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 10
    Register

    Youth Art History Camp with Megan Finegan (Ages 6-11)

    August 2-6

    Monday- Friday (9am-12pm)

    $150 members $200 non-members

    Learn about artists by imitating and expanding upon their artistic methods. Campers will study  a variety of artists who have shaped and are still shaping our understanding of the world through their art . Multiple mixed media projects will be created throughout the week and campers will practice using a variety of art mediums. Inspired by artists who have been left out of conversations surrounding art, campers will have the opportunity to learn about artists that are not often taught in traditional art classrooms.

    The Duluth Art Institute is following CDC Covid-19 guidelines, as well as state and local protocols. Social distancing measures are practiced in all indoor spaces. Masks are required when indoors. 

    A photo release and emergency contact form will be emailed after you register. Completed forms can emailed to espooner@duluthartinstitute.org prior to the first day of camp, or printed and returned on the first day of camp.

    Release and Permission Form.pdf


    • 27 Aug 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 28 Aug 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Park Building
    • 13
    Register

    Watercolor Workshop with David Becker

    Friday, August 27, & Saturday, August 28, 9:00am-4:00pm

    Member Cost: $275

    Non-Member Cost: $325

    Learn to watercolor paint from beginning to end with Illinois-based artist and author David R. Becker. Starting with the control of the watercolor medium, David teaches students all skills needed to create well-composed paintings. Daily photo references will accompany each morning and afternoon lesson. David takes great pride in making sure every student leaves with the ability to paint with confidence. Painters at every level will enjoy this workshop.  The goal of this workshop is to conquer the medium of watercolor. David will supply all materials for this workshop, so bring yourself and be ready to expand your knowledge of watercolor painting.



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