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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

    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online Via Zoom (will send meeting link upon registation)
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    Teen Multi-Media Summer Art Camp: The Nature of Place (recommended for ages 12 and up)

    July 13th-17th 1pm to 4pm Online Via Zoom (will send meeting link upon registration)

    $150 member  $200 non-member * a limited supply of specialty materials are included in the cost of camp, campers are expected to provide some basic supplies

    $75 non-refundable material and registration deposit due upon registration. Full payment due two weeks prior to camp start. Refunds not issued within two weeks of camp start. 

    During this camp, you will create unique works of art that speak of the flora, fauna and geography of the north shore of Lake Superior and our surrounding landscapes. Campers will combine their creativity with nature to grow a deeper connection to their natural surroundings. Instructor Logan Kerkhof will guide campers through painting, printmaking and sculptural projects, providing technical demonstrations, instructions and feedback. Students will spend time plein air painting, playing with watercolor, making lino-cut prints, and creating a mobile with objects found from nature.  Campers will go on a virtual studio visit mid-week with a guest artist!   

    A limited amount of specialty supplies will be included in the cost of camp.  Campers are expected to provide the basic materials listed below:

    -Pencils, pens, markers, crayons (all of your favorite drawing materials)

    -Scissors

    -Ruler

    -Corrugated cardboard

    -Newspaper

    -Paper or plastic plate to use as palette

    -Cups for water

    -Foraged natural materials such as plants, leaves, flowers, rocks, pine cones, etc. 


    Provided materials From DAI:

    -Acrylic paint

    -Brushes

    -Canvas

    -Lino block

    -Lino tool

    -Ink

    -String

    -Printing/watercolor paper

    -Rubber brayer


    Camper supply kits with specialty items need to be picked up from DAI Lincoln Park Building.  Pick up dates, TBD. (will send email upon registration) 



    • 20 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online Via Zoom (will send meeting link upon registation)
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    Youth Multi-Media Summer Art Camp: The Backyard Studio (recommended for ages 6-11yrs)

    July 20th-24th 9am to 12pm Online Via Zoom (will send meeting link upon registration) *must register at least two weeks prior to camp to secure materials

    $150 member  $200 non-member *a limited supply of specialty materials are included in the cost of camp, campers are expected to provide some basic supplies (see list below)

    $75 non-refundable material and registration deposit due upon registration. Full payment due two weeks prior to camp start. Refunds not issued within two weeks of camp start. 

    Explore your connection to the natural world through a variety of multimedia projects that focus on our own backyards! Learn to use foraged materials from nature in conjunction with traditional art mediums.Instructor Logan Kerkhof will guide campers to responsibly forage natural materials from their backyard and lead demonstrations on how to incorporate the materials into your artwork. Campers will create unique and intriguing works of art including Gyotaku inspired leaf/flower nature prints, sun prints and landscape collages. Campers will go on a virtual studio visit mid-week with a guest artist! 


    A limited amount of specialty supplies will be included in the cost of camp.  Campers are expected to provide the basic materials listed below: 

    -Pencils, pens, markers, crayons (all your favorite drawing materials)

    -Newspaper

    -Glue

    -Scissors

    -Rubber mallet/hammer

    -Wooden board/cutting board

    -Heavy book

    -Paper or plastic plate to use as a palette

    -Foraged backyard flowers and plants

    Provided by DAI: 

    -Card-stock

    -Construction paper

    -Sandpaper

    -Rubber brayer

    -Sun-print paper

    -Water-based paints and inks 

    -Wax paper/parchment







    • 22 Oct 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 24 Oct 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 4
    Register

    Watercolor Workshop with David R. Becker  https://www.beckerart.net/

    9-4pm October 22nd, 23rd, 24th at DAI Lincoln Park Building

    $375/member  $450/non-member

    IL based artist, David R. Becker, will be teaching you watercolor from beginning to end; starting with teaching you how to take total control of the watercolor medium and using that control of the medium to create well-composed watercolors. Subject matter will be changing daily with photo reference supplied in the morning and afternoon. Lessons will include most every element that David can think of that will teach you how to paint a watercolor with confidence. This workshop is designed to benefit all levels of painters. Teaching students to conquer the medium of watercolor is David's goal and he takes great pride in making sure every student leaves with the ability to control watercolor.    


    Materials List

    I recommend Holbein Watercolor paint because one can squeeze the whole tube into your palette and it won't dry to a big rock clump. When left to dry they become instantly workable with a spray of water. 

    The Holbein colors I use are listed in Parentheses. You don't have to get these exact colors; colors close to them are just fine. Just look for a good range of color. 

    • Burnt Sienna (Holbein Light Red)
    • Raw Umber (Holbein Quin gold, Yellow ochre)
    • Orange (Holbein Permanent Yellow Orange)
    • Burnt Umber (Holbein Imidazolone Brown)
    • Cadmium Yellow Lt. (Holbein Permanent Yellow Light)
    • Cadmium Red Lt. (Holbein Scarlet Lake)
    • Alizarin Crimson (Holbein Crimson Lake)
    • Cerulean Blue (Holbein Horizon Blue)
    • Violet (Holbein Permanent Violet & Holbein Lavender)
    • Cobalt Blue (Holbein Peacock Blue)
    • Ultramarine Blue (Holbein Ultramarine Deep)
    • Phthalo Blue (Holbein Prussian Blue)

    Opaque colors like white, colors with white in them like pastel colors, pinks, greys and black are also used but not necessarily needed. 

    I will let you use mine if you want to try out using some opaque colors. 

    Nylon brushes are great for the price 

    • 1 1/4 Inch Flat Brush
    • #16 Round Brush
    • #4 Rigger Round Brush
    • 1/2 Inch Flat Brush
    • 1/4 Inch Flat Brush
    • #8 Round Brush
    • Get good paper, no Spiral bound watercolor paper. I recommend 300lb Arches or 300lb Stonehenge Aqua

     Arches and Stonehenge Aqua140 & 300lb blocks of paper are also okay.

    • White Plastic combo Palette & Tray
    • White painters tape
    • #2 pencil and a kneaded rubber eraser



    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • Lincoln Park Building 2229 W 2nd Street
    • 12
    Register

    Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson

    Thursday November 12th 6-8:30pm  $40 

    Share a beer with local artist Adam Swanson while infusing art into your expressive self. Join Adam in a guided painting of an animal (animal TBD) 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 $25 registration fee. 




Past events

22 Jun 2020 Teen Multi-Media Summer Art Camp: Shaping Found Connections
10 Jun 2020 Online Drawing and Painting (all ages): Emil Nolde
28 May 2020 Professional Development: "Selling Well" with Dan Hill
27 May 2020 Online Drawing and Painting (all ages): Gustav Klimt
20 May 2020 Online Drawing and Painting (all ages): Van Gogh
18 May 2020 Online Puppet-making (all ages): Bugs and Pollinators
18 May 2020 Online Puppet-making (all ages): A Star is Born
14 May 2020 Professional Development: Entrepreneur and Business Basics with Sascha Mansson
13 May 2020 Online Drawing and Painting for Youth(all ages):Georgia O'Keefe
11 May 2020 Online Drawing and Cartooning for Youth (all ages): Superheroes
11 May 2020 Online Drawing and Cartooning (all ages): A Day in the Life of A Bar of Soap
07 May 2020 Online Class: Watercolor Fundamentals with Bill Wise
04 May 2020 Online Drawing and Painting for Youth (all ages): Clowning Around
04 May 2020 Online Drawing and Painting for Youth (all ages): MN Wildlife
04 May 2020 Small Worlds, Big Wonders: Creating a Sculpture from Found Objects with Kristina Estell for ages 10+
02 May 2020 Monotype Printmaking: "Painterly Prints" with Patricia Canelake
17 Apr 2020 Visual Arts on Camera with Philip Gilpin Jr. from Catalyst Stories
07 Apr 2020 BAM 2020
12 Mar 2020 Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson
22 Feb 2020 Meditation with "Integrated Vision"
20 Feb 2020 Beginning Clay with Craig Bruce
12 Feb 2020 Beginning Drawing: Face and Figure with Bill Wise
11 Feb 2020 Oil Painting: Harps Alla Prima with Matt Kania
07 Feb 2020 Sprang Workshop with Carol James
01 Feb 2020 What's Your Wunderkammer? Experimenting with Collage in 3D with Susanna Gaunt
22 Jan 2020 Hybrid Printmaking with Darren Houser
21 Jan 2020 Spinning Yarn with Louise Young
15 Jan 2020 After School Youth Drawing classes for ages 6 to 11yrs
10 Jan 2020 Ernest Miller Workshop: Engineering the Thrown Pot
08 Jan 2020 Ceramic Containers: Creating Earth-friendly Vessels for Everyday Life with Karen Keenan and Bob DeArmond
08 Jan 2020 Youth Film Photography Club
30 Nov 2019 HoliDAI Market 2019
20 Nov 2019 LKJ Teen Art Classes
18 Nov 2019 DAI Printmaking Club
09 Nov 2019 Basket Weaving with Cathryn Peters
07 Nov 2019 GOLDEN Lecture Demo with Bonnie Cutts
02 Nov 2019 2019 Masquerade Gala
29 Oct 2019 Beginning Clay with Sheila Staubus
24 Oct 2019 Community Felt Rug Making with Mary Reichert
24 Oct 2019 Landscape Drawing and Intro to Watercolor with Bill Wise
23 Oct 2019 Acrylic Color Workshop with Adam Swanson
16 Oct 2019 Beginning Floor Loom Weaving with Erin Endsley
10 Oct 2019 Find Your Voice: Altered Form and Surface with Holly Jorde
30 Sep 2019 Teacher Mixer
26 Sep 2019 Printmaking: Etching with Patricia Canelake
25 Sep 2019 Wine and Weave with Sue Brown
23 Sep 2019 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Home School In-between and Teen Art for ages 9+ with Liz Vandersteen
23 Sep 2019 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Home School Youth Art for ages 5-8 with Liz Vandersteen
19 Sep 2019 Watercolor Painting: Playing with Color with Tara Sweeney
18 Sep 2019 Raku Firing with Pete Prudhomme
10 Sep 2019 Pints & Pottery
09 Sep 2019 Yoga Meditation and Art Making with Julie Deters
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
16 Jul 2019 Beginning Clay with Sheila Staubus
15 Jul 2019 Teen Mixed Media Camp Ages 13-17 with Lucas Anderson
15 Jul 2019 Youth Mixed Media Camp Ages 7-12 with Lucas Anderson
15 Jul 2019 Photography Camp for ages 11-17
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
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
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 with Amy Tyler
05 May 2018 Blending Colors at the Wheel and Creating the Yarn You Want
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 Saturday Morning Art Club: Felted Lanterns
28 Oct 2017 Terrain: The Art of Localizing
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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