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Online class registration is below and can be paid for online or by mailing a check to Duluth Art Institute, 506 W Michigan St., Duluth, MN 55806. Please read through the registration policies before registering. Following full payment, you will receive a confirmation email; please check all of your inboxes. 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.  

Registration Policies

•    Tuition must be received one week before class and two weeks prior to camp start to ensure both your place and adequate class materials.

•    Class tuition includes a $10 non-refundable registration fee due upon enrollment, unless otherwise stated in class description. Camp tuition includes a $50 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.

•    Scholarships are occasionally available for those in need—email Michelle, mmisgen@duluthartinstitute.org, for details. 


Class Registrations

    • 16 Jul 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 03 Sep 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Lincoln Park Building - 2229 W 2nd St
    • 0
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    Beginning Clay with Sheila Staubus

    Tuesdays July 16th – Sept. 3rd 6:30-9 p.m. 8 sessions 

    $195 member ($235 non-member)

    Learn and practice the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel from centering to trimming. Clay, glazes and firing fees included. Open to all levels; instruction directed to the beginning/intermediate beginning potter. 


    • 05 Aug 2019
    • 09 Sep 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • DAI Lincoln Park Building 2229 W. 2nd Street
    • 11
    Register

    Yoga Meditation and Art Making with Julie Deters 

    Aug 5th, Sept. 9th 2 sessions 5:30-7:30 p.m. at DAI Lincoln Park Building

    $20 per session for members, $25 per session for non-members

    Each sessions will begin with an hour of movement and breath work to release tension and make space in the body and mind that allows for the flow of creativity. Spend the second hour of class working in a group setting on an art project of your choice.  The group will be guided through a visualization that allows each participant to build their own imagery to use upon completion of the visualization. BYO yoga mat and art supplies. Paper, pencils and ink will be provided.  All levels of experience are welcome. 

    August 5th class will include meditative live music by special guest, Sound Journeying."Dive deep into your creative self with this guided visualization, amplified on the waves of live music by Sound Journeying”.






    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ursa Minor Brewing, 2415 W Superior Street Duluth MN 55806
    Register

    Join us for a fundraiser supporting the DAI Ceramics Studio. Tickets to the event are $50 and include a handmade ceramic mug from a DAI Ceramic Studio artist and a 16 ounce drink from Ursa Minor. Tickets are available for presale starting on August 26th and can be purchased at Ursa Minor, cash or check only or online at:  https://www.duluthartinstitute.org/event-3518224          

    Support local.  Support the Arts.  Drink craft beer.  

    Ursa Minor is located at 2415 W Superior St suite B, Duluth, MN 55806.  See the google maps link below:  

    https://goo.gl/maps/QffaVbBeFtGqqd9x6



    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 7
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    Raku Firing with Pete Prudhomme
    Wednesdays, Sept. 18th - Nov. 6th (8 sessions)  6:30-9pm  Firing day: Nov. 2nd (off site)
    $250 members ($300 non-members)  *note date change from summer magazine

    Learn the Raku process from making work to firing. Experiment with glazes, horsehair and pop off slip. Produce and glaze pieces at the Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Building prior to firing off site.

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.


    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building
    Register

    Watercolor Painting: Playing with Color with Tara Sweeney

    $550 ($600 non-member) Thurs.-Sat., September 19-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (3 day workshop)

    Spontaneity makes for great fun for complete beginners and for experienced painters alike. Get outside your comfort zone. Try something besides photo realism. Make a bravura mark; imagine a story; find a character; follow a visual path. See what emerges when you stop forcing watercolor to do your bidding and play instead. Learn to follow watercolor’s lead with a limited palette to jump start creativity, wake up your senses and strengthen technique. Build confidence as you explore compositional possibilities, pigment characteristics, wet-into-wet mingling, transparent layering, intentional lost and found edges, and lively brushwork through daily demos, guided exercises, individualized feedback and plenty of time to paint. Tara shares her philosophy of art and process in this versatile and playful approach to watercolor’s unique possibilities. www.tarasweeneyart.com 

    Tara Sweeney is an award-winning artist, illustrator and author based in Saint Paul, Minnesota who creates with watercolor and ink. Her prolific body of work was recently showcased in TPT2 public television’s MN Original https://www.tpt.org/post/artist-tara-sweeney/ and includes studio painting, plein air sketching and book illustration. 

    Tuition includes non-refundable $50 deposit.  Refunds will not be made unless your registration can be filled by someone on the waitlist and will not include the $50 deposit.

    Materials List for Play with Watercolor Workshop:

    -140# cold press watercolor paper and mounting board, OR watercolor BLOCK, 140# cold press. Minimum size: 9x12 inches; maximum size 12x18, quarter sheet (11x15) or similar.

    -PROFESSIONAL QUALITY tube pigments. Bring what you already have but be sure to have a minimum of a warm and a cool temperature hue for each primary, plus a neutral gray. For example:  quinacridone gold (warm); hansa yellow (cool); napthol red (warm); quinacridone rose (cool); ultramarine blue (warm); phthalocyanine blue green shade (cool); and paynes gray.

    -tray mixing palette with several good-sized mixing areas

    -synthetic round watercolor brush, #10

    -Silver Black Velvet Jumbo round mop brush, small, or similar mop to deliver maximum moisture

    -3 pigment pouring containers with lids (4-8 oz condiment cups work well)

    -1/4 inch artist tape

    -2B drawing pencil

    -kneaded eraser

    -small spray water bottle

    -3 rinsing containers

    -paper towels

    -small, clean household sponge

    -a terrycloth hand towel you don’t mind staining with pigment

    -index weight paper for cutting stencil shapes

    -scissors or exacto blade and self-healing mat

    -a colorful magazine on a topic you enjoy that you won’t mind cutting up

    - one water soluble material and one resist material for mixed media that you already own or would like to explore. (For example, charcoal, watercolor pencils, water-soluble graphite=water-soluble; oil pastels, wax, or crayons=resist)


    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • DAI Lincoln Park Building
    • 15
    Register

    Youth Art

    Home School Art Classes with Liz Vandersteen

    Mondays, Sept. 23, 30th, Oct. 7th, 14th, 4 sessions  at DAI Lincoln Park Building

    9-11 a.m. Youth Art, recommended for ages 5-8

    12- 3p.m. In-between and Teen Art, recommended for ages 9+

    ($120 4 session non-member rate or $35 per class)

    ($100 4 session member rate or $30 per class)

    Explore various art forms, art mediums and Artists.  Get creative and have fun sculpting, drawing, painting and working with various art materials and found objects from nature including pencils, pastels, charcoal, chalk, paints, adhesives and clay. The last class will end with an Art Show of the student works. 


    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • DAI Lincoln Park Building
    • 6
    Register

    Youth Art

    Home School Art Classes with Liz Vandersteen

    Mondays, Sept. 23, 30th, Oct. 7th, 14th, 4 sessions  at DAI Lincoln Park Building

    9-11 a.m. Youth Art, recommended for ages 5-8

    12- 3p.m. In-between and Teen Art, recommended for ages 9+

    $120 4 session non-member rate or $35 per class  

    $100 4 session member rate or $30 per class 

    Explore various art forms, art mediums and Artists.  Get creative and have fun sculpting, drawing, painting and working with various art materials and found objects from nature including pencils, pastels, charcoal, chalk, paints, adhesives and clay. The last class will end with an Art Show of the student works. 


    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild Studio at the Duluth Depot
    • 4
    Register

    $35 ($40 non-member)

    The looms are warped and ready to weave! Enjoy the fun of weeaving without all the prep work...and with a glass of wine. Complete a rag rug placemat and get a taste of what weaving on a floor loom is all about.

    $5 non-refundable registration fee include in class tuition. 


    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DAI Lincoln Park Building 2229 W. 2nd Street
    • 14
    Register

    Printmaking: Etching with Patricia Canelake 

    https://www.wdse.org/shows/playlist/watch/patricia-canelake-work

    Thursday Sept. 26th 5:30-8:30 at DAI Lincoln Park Building 

    $40 member,  $50 non member (includes all materials)

    Explore Printmaking, create an Etching. Learn to use a scribe tool to scratch into a plexiglass plate. You will learn contour drawing and etching skills.  Multiple prints will be made from the plate. You will use an etching printing press to create a numbered series of four prints.  Artists will work with animal subject matter to create their art.


Past events

19 Aug 2019 Landscape Oil Painting: Learn to Paint in Plein Air with Matt Kania
15 Aug 2019 Landscape Felting with Anna Repke
01 Aug 2019 Landscape Sketching: Learn to Sketch Landscapes with Bill Wise
31 Jul 2019 Investing in Your Practice through Grants, Residencies, and Fellowships with Nick Nerburn
27 Jul 2019 Dye Like A Viking with Theresa Hornstein
20 Jul 2019 Grab a Chair and Paint with Kris Nelson
15 Jul 2019 Teen Mixed Media Camp Ages 13-17 with Lucas Anderson
15 Jul 2019 Photography Camp for ages 11-17
15 Jul 2019 Youth Mixed Media Camp Ages 7-12 with Lucas Anderson
08 Jul 2019 Fabulous Fiber Art for Kids Ages 7-12 (Afternoon Camp)
08 Jul 2019 Fabulous Fiber Art for Kids Ages 7-12 (Morning Camp)
19 Jun 2019 Art Naturally: Nature Sketching and Collage with Susanna Gaunt
17 Jun 2019 Teen Wheel Throwing with Liz Vandersteen
17 Jun 2019 Youth ArtVenture Camp Ages 7-12 with Rebecca Layman
10 Jun 2019 Kids Clay Afternoon Camp for Ages 9-11 with Liz Vandersteen
10 Jun 2019 Kids Morning Clay Camp for Ages 6-8 with Liz Vandersteen
10 Jun 2019 Teen Art Camp with Rebecca Layman
30 May 2019 Barking up the Right Tree with Cheryle Gannaway
23 May 2019 Flowerpot Frenzy! with Adam Stevenson and Craig Bruce
23 May 2019 Tell a Story in Cartoons with Rob Adams
17 May 2019 Impressions of Stone: Re-casting Duluth with Kristina Estell
03 May 2019 Waking Your Color Eye with Erika Mock
02 May 2019 Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson
01 May 2019 Printmaking Studio Orientation
22 Apr 2019 #TeaLife - Exploring Traditional and Contemporary Teaware with Tony Ferguson
20 Apr 2019 EarthDAI Market
11 Apr 2019 Oil Painting: Accordions Alla Prima with Matt Kania
02 Apr 2019 Independent Ceramics Study
16 Mar 2019 Collage for the Intuitive Soul with Ann Price
13 Mar 2019 Intermediate Pottery "Celebrating Beltane"
12 Mar 2019 Beginning Floor Loom Weaving with Erin Endsley
07 Mar 2019 Portrait Painting in Watercolor with Bill Wise
23 Feb 2019 Trace Monoprints with Patricia Canelake
11 Feb 2019 Beginning Clay with Sheila Staubus
25 Jan 2019 Art, Naturally: Felting with Mary Reichert
11 Jan 2019 Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson
17 Nov 2018 HoliDAI Market
16 Nov 2018 Art, Naturally: Adam Swanson
11 Nov 2018 Youth and Family: Clay Ornaments with Liz Vandersteen
07 Nov 2018 Watercolor Workshop with Keith Thompson
03 Nov 2018 2018 Masquerade Gala
26 Oct 2018 Artist's Book
20 Oct 2018 Youth: Marbling Paper
16 Oct 2018 Beginning Clay with Sheila Staubus
16 Oct 2018 Solar Plate Printing
10 Oct 2018 Acrylic Painting: Color with Adam Swanson
06 Oct 2018 Weaving Linen Handtowels
04 Oct 2018 Big Art for Littles with Amy Varsek
24 Sep 2018 Art, Naturally: Painting Under the Full Moon with Karen Savage Blue
18 Sep 2018 Wine and Weave
14 Aug 2018 Raku Firing
13 Aug 2018 Fabulous Fiber Art for Kids - afternoon
13 Aug 2018 Fabulous Fiber Art for Kids - morning
06 Aug 2018 BeTween Art Camp
03 Aug 2018 Sacred Feminine
23 Jul 2018 Youth ArtVenture Camp: Week 3
16 Jul 2018 Youth ArtVenture Camp: Week 2
09 Jul 2018 Youth ArtVenture Camp: Week 1
25 Jun 2018 Teen Art Camp
18 Jun 2018 Teen Wheel Throwing
13 Jun 2018 Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson
11 Jun 2018 Kids Clay Afternoon Camp
11 Jun 2018 Kids Clay Morning Camp
04 Jun 2018 Beginning Clay with Sheila Staubus
19 May 2018 Youth: Felted Boxes with Chrissy Valento
06 May 2018 Creating the Yarn You Want with Amy Tyler
05 May 2018 Blending Colors at the Wheel and Creating the Yarn You Want
05 May 2018 Blending Colors at the Wheel with Amy Tyler
03 May 2018 Big Art for Littles with Amy Varsek
01 May 2018 Book Arts and Repair
12 Apr 2018 Independent Ceramics Study
12 Apr 2018 Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson
04 Apr 2018 Impressionistic Watercolor: Andy Evansen
13 Mar 2018 Clay Tiles with Liz Vandersteen and Sheila Staubus
06 Mar 2018 Empty Bowl Lesson: Session 4
03 Mar 2018 Youth: Spring Nests with Chrissy Valento
01 Mar 2018 Big Art for Littles with Amy Varsek
27 Feb 2018 Empty Bowl Lesson: Session 3
15 Feb 2018 Beginning Floor Loom Weaving with Barb Dwinell
13 Feb 2018 Empty Bowl Lesson: Session 2
06 Feb 2018 Empty Bowl Lesson: Session 1
03 Feb 2018 Youth: Painting, Painting, Painting with Chrissy Valento
01 Feb 2018 Beyond the Basics: Firing Kilns with Pete Prudhomme and Sheila Staubus
22 Jan 2018 Beginning Clay with Sheila Staubus
19 Jan 2018 Monoprints with Patricia Canelake
18 Jan 2018 Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson
16 Jan 2018 Introduction to Book Arts
02 Dec 2017 Clay Ornaments with Liz Vandersteen
29 Nov 2017 Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson
21 Nov 2017 Independent Ceramics Study
11 Nov 2017 Saturday Morning Art Club: Linocuts
02 Nov 2017 Masquerade Gala
28 Oct 2017 Terrain: The Art of Localizing
28 Oct 2017 Saturday Morning Art Club: Felted Lanterns
26 Oct 2017 Beginning Floor Loom Weaving with Barb Dwinell
18 Oct 2017 Watercolor Fundamentals I with Bill Wise
05 Oct 2017 Acrylic Painting: Color with Adam Swanson
04 Oct 2017 Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson
21 Sep 2017 Wine and Weave
21 Sep 2017 Iraqi Voices: CrossCultural Storytelling Workshop
09 Sep 2017 The Artist as Culture Producer
24 Jul 2017 Youth ArtVenture Camp: Week 3
17 Jul 2017 Youth ArtVenture Camp: Week 2
15 Jul 2017 Plein Air Drawing: Color Pencils with Kathy Raue Maas
10 Jul 2017 Youth Art Mini-Camp: Week 1
26 Jun 2017 Youth ArtVenture Camp: Week 1
19 Jun 2017 Kids Clay ages 9-11
19 Jun 2017 Teen Art Camp
19 Jun 2017 Kids Clay ages 6-8
05 Jun 2017 Beginning Clay with Sheila Staubus
02 Jun 2017 Soul Portraits: Painting From the Inside Out with Sarah Brokke
23 May 2017 Handbuilding in Clay with Robin Murphy
20 May 2017 Saturday Morning Art Club: Painting, painting, painting
19 May 2017 Bill van Gilder Workshop
29 Apr 2017 Saturday Morning Art Club: Pop-Up Books
20 Apr 2017 Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson Painting
30 Mar 2017 Express(ive) Evening: Acrylic Painting with Adam Swanson
24 Mar 2017 Nomadic Felts: Beautiful Rugs for your Home with Mary Reichert
11 Mar 2017 Beginning Photography: Exposure & Composition with Susanna Gaunt
09 Mar 2017 Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson Painting
08 Feb 2017 Charcoal Portraits with Bill Wise
21 Oct 2016 Make Your Mark


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