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    • 11 Feb 2019
    • (CST)
    • 08 Apr 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Lincoln Park Building - 2229 W 2nd St
    • 0
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    $195 ($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. 

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.


    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building 2229 W 2nd Street
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    $35 ($40 non-member) + $15 materials fee paid to the instructor

    Using plexiglass and ink, experiment with trace monoprints and etching (without chemicals!) while applying drawing and painting techniques to printmaking. Explore design elements to create contour drawings and one-of-a-kind painterly prints. Artists work with assigned subject matter and create one drawing and two to three prints.




    • 07 Mar 2019
    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Lincoln Building 2229 W 2nd Street
    • 0
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    $100 ($120 non-member)

    Apply basic watercolor techniques to improve your skills in painting portraits, focusing on layering thin washes of color to achieve different skin tones. Gain confidence in producing portraits by employing charcoal drawings to hone the concept of layers. Each class includes a demonstration by Bill Wise as well as time to paint individually. An understanding of basic watercolor washes is recommended for this intermediate/beginner class. Supply list available online. https://www.williamwiseart.com/portrait-dai2019/



    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild Studio at the Duluth Depot
    • 0
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    $100 ($125 non-member)

    Learn how to prepare and warp the loom and practice a variety of weave structures and patterns; culminating in the weaving of a simple yet creative project. $15 supply fee to be paid first day of class. Please note class dates carefully.

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.



    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • 01 May 2019
    • 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Lincoln Park Building - 2229 W 2nd St
    • 8
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    $195 ($235 non-member)

    The last day of class is May Day, or as the ancient Celts called it "Beltane," the day halfway between spring and summer that coincides with the return of fertility to the earth. Learn about the ancient celebration of Beltane and make your own May Day Basket.    

    Take your skills to the next level under the guidance of ceramicist, Angela Potter, as you learn additional techniques for throwing more complicated forms and building upon the skills learned in the beginner class.  Work on refining the lip, body and foot; paying attention to detail, weighing and throwing to 1/4" thick.  This class will cover surface techniques, throwing off the hump and sectional work.  Advance your understanding of trimming and of glaze, stain and slip application. Designed for those who have already taken a Beginning Clay class.

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.


    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lincoln Building 2229 W 2nd Street
    • 5
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    $45 ($55 non-member)

    Create a symbolic reflection of yourself by crafting collages using your inner resources and intuition. Learn collage techniques while being guided through the process of constructing a set of wisdom cards that evolve from you. Be your own muse, invite this powerful process into your busy life and explore the meaning of your finished cards for years to come. All levels welcome, no skills or experience necessary.

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 21 May 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • The Lincoln Park Building 2229 W. 2nd Street
    • 8
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    $195 ($245 non member)

    Focus on your interests or experiment with new techniques and take your work to a new level under the guidance of ceramicist Pete Prudhomme. Class includes discussions, demonstrations and practical applications of wheel throwing and glazing techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Class culminates with a cone 10 gas kiln firing. Previous clay experience preferred.

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition and due upon enrollment.

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • The Lincoln Park Building- 2229 W 2nd St
    • 12
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    $125($175 non members)

    Enjoy the sounds of the beloved accordion and learn how to paint Alla Prima with local artist, Matt Kania.  

    In collaboration with The World of Accordions Museum in Superior WI, the first class will feature a live model, local accordion player Ruth Maciejeski.  She will play the accordion while the class focuses on capturing the shapes and movements through oil sketches and photographs.  The following 2 class sessions you will be working from the oil sketches and photographs you captured on the first day to complete a large oil painting alla prima style.  

    Painting Alla Prima is an Italian term which means "at first" and is also known as "direct painting" or "wet on wet" oil painting.  Using this technique, you will complete an entire painting without waiting for the paint layers to dry completely; focusing on shapes, color value, paint applications and brush strokes.  Whether you are a beginning or advanced oil painter, this class offers enough space to learn and grow with group and individual tutelage.  Open to all levels.   

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.

    Materials List:

    Oil Paints (Winsor Newton or Gamblin preferred)

    Yellow Ochre

    Cadmium Yellow Pale

    Cadmium Orange

    Cadmium Red Medium

    Permanent Rose

    Terre Verte

    Prussian Green

    Prussian Blue

    Indigo

    White (Gamblin Quick Dry or Titanium)

    Canvas Panels (cotton or linen mounted on board, not stretched)

    5 or 6 -- 8x10

    1 or 2 -- 16x20

    Brushes (hog bristle oil brushes)

    1 or 2 Flat, size no. 8

    1 or 2 Flat, size no. 6

    1 or 2 Flat, size no. 4

    Mineral Spirits (oderless, like Gamsol or similar, must be odorless -- a small quantity is sufficient)

    Palette Knife (long triangular shaped)

    Sketch Pad and Graphite 

    8x10 or similar size pad

    soft graphic pencils, like 4B, 6B, 8B

    Paper Towels

    Camera (phone or traditional -- to capture live images that can be printed out in color, as reference)


    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Lincoln Park Building - 2229 W 2nd St
    • 8
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    $225 members/$275 non-members

    April 22nd - June 17th (no class on Memorial Day-May 27th)

    In this class you will learn to create tea cups, tea bowls (aka ‘chawan’ in Japanese tea ceremony), and tea pots from the instructor’s study of Chinese, Japanese and Korean ceramics.  Wabi sabi forming and glazing aesthetics will be explored as students will be encouraged to develop their voice in clay. Wheel and hand building techniques will be demonstrated in a friendly and cooperative atmosphere. Class culminates with a cone 10 gas kiln firing.  

    During class, you will smell, taste and learn about various types of herbal teas; class will end with a traditional tea ceremony on the night of the kiln opening.  When it comes to drinks, tea is second only to water in popularity and is the drink with the longest history. Ceremonies involving tea drinking are common in countries all around the world. Some of the most well-known tea ceremonies take place in China, Japan, and Korea.  These countries are recognized for turning tea drinking into an art form. 

    Beginning through advanced students are welcome. 

    www.tonyferguson.net

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.


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    • 02 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building 2229 W 2nd Street
    • 18
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    $45

    Share a beer with local artist Adam Swanson while infusing art into your expressive self. Create a unique work of art under guided instruction that provides structure for the beginning artist yet room to experiment for the more experienced. All supplies and one beverage included.

    Class tuition includes a non-refundable $10 registration fee. 




    • 03 May 2019
    • 04 May 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Lincoln Building - 2229 W 2nd St
    • 10
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    $125 ($150 non-members) + $15 materials fee paid to instructor


    Twin Ports artist Erika Mock builds color in her free form fiber art using thread as her paintbrush, yarn and cloth as her paint. Get inspired and awaken your own sense of color, exploring and building a personal color story in a series of small studies in yarn, thread, cloth, paper, and other materials of choice. Immerse yourself in an open, respectful atmosphere, banish the self-critic, and strive to create in flow and response to what is relevant and inspiring for participants.

    • 30 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building 2229 W 2nd Street
    • 18
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    May 30th 6-9 p.m. 

    Bark: it's not just brown you know!  

    Join an exclusive workshop with international, award-winning artist Cheryle Gannaway, coinciding with her exhibition at Tettegouche State Park.  In this class you will work with acrylics on canvas to develop beautiful landscapes exploring the use of color, variations of line and pointillism.  Cheryle's exhibition will run from May 3 to May 31 at Tettegouche State Park.

    https://cheryle-gannaway.pixels.com

    Class tuition includes a non-refundable $10 registration fee. 






    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 18
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    Teen Art Camp with Rebecca Layman

    Ages 12-17

    Explore art from all angles as you spend time painting, drawing, sculpting and playing with clay. Get inspired by art history and modern artists working in the field. Learn the value of self-expression and the positive outlet that art making can be in a person's life. Expand your technical skills and knowledge of art by getting out and doing it. This is a week to explore art from the inside out. 

    $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration. Full payment due two weeks prior to camp start. Refunds not issued within two weeks of camp start. 

    Release and Permission Form.pdf

    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 8
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    Kids Clay Morning Camp

    with Liz Vandersteen

    Ages 6-8 

    10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Through the magical combination of ceramics and imagination, kids will transform lumps of clay into art. Fill your house and shelves with unique and colorful three dimensional masterpieces.

    $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration. Full payment due two weeks prior to camp start. Refunds not issued within two weeks of camp start. 

    Release and Permission Form.pdf

    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 9
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    Kids Clay Afternoon Camp

    with Liz Vandersteen

    Ages 9-11 

    1-3 p.m.

    Through the magical combination of ceramics and imagination, kids will transform lumps of clay into art. Fill your house and shelves with unique and colorful three dimensional masterpieces.

    $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration. Full payment due two weeks prior to camp start. Refunds not issued within two weeks of camp start. 

    Release and Permission Form.pdf

    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 17
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    Youth Artventure Camp with Rebecca Layman

    Ages 7-12  

    Youth are inspired to create work that is uniquely their own! Explore different media and methods using clay, plaster, wire, paint, chalk, oil pastels, and real canvases. All day youth summer camps are instructed by licensed art teachers in the state of Minnesota.

    Camp tuition includes a $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.

    Release and Permission Form.pdf

    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 10
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    Kids Clay Afternoon Camp

    with Liz Vandersteen

    Ages 6-8 

    10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Through the magical combination of ceramics and imagination, kids will transform lumps of clay into art. Fill your house and shelves with unique and colorful three dimensional masterpieces.

    $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration. Full payment due two weeks prior to camp start. Refunds not issued within two weeks of camp start. 

    Release and Permission Form.pdf

    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 8
    Register

    Teen Wheel Throwing

    with Liz Vandersteen

    Ages 12-17  

    Get your hands dirty while making amazing ceramic art. The magic of wheel throwing will be covered in this introductory class. All levels of experience are welcome.

    $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration. Full payment due two weeks prior to camp start. Refunds not issued within two weeks of camp start. 

    Release and Permission Form.pdf

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hartley Nature Center
    Register

    Art, Naturally
    $40/session
    Hartley Nature Center

    Immerse yourself in nature to connect with your creative side. Local artists lead one evening painting, felting, and sketching classes at Hartley Nature Center. All materials and one beverage included. Class tuition includes a non-refundable $5 registration fee. Made possible by Hartley Nature Center, the Duluth Art Institute and Western Bank.

       
    Nature Sketching and Collage with Susanna Gaunt  

    Wednesday June 19, 2019 6-8:30pm 

    class description coming soon! 

         

     

     

     

     

     

       

     

    • 08 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Duluth Depot
    • 9
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    Fabulous Fiber Art for Kids with Aryn Bergsven

    Ages 7-12   9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Weave your way through camp exploring the craft of fiber arts: felting, hand dying, loom weaving, bracelet braiding and more! Space is limited.

    Camp tuition includes a $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.

    Release and Permission Form.pdf

    • 08 Jul 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Duluth Depot
    • 9
    Register

    Fabulous Fiber Art for Kids with Aryn Bergsven

    Ages 7-12  1-4 p.m.

    Weave your way through camp exploring the craft of fiber arts: felting, hand dying, loom weaving, bracelet braiding and more! Space is limited.

    Camp tuition includes a $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.

    Release and Permission Form.pdf

Past events

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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