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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

    • 07 Apr 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • DAI Lincoln Park Building 2229 W. 2nd Street
    Register

    Birkenstein Arts Movement 2020

    Youth Art and Leadership Program

    The Duluth Art Institute has a free visual arts and leadership program available for up to 20 students ages ~11-15 years old.  This free programming includes 16 visual art and leadership classes and a week-long summer camp consisting of drawing, painting, mixed media, ceramics, printmaking and photography.  The program includes cost of tuition and all supplies.  We will provide food/beverages during class time and we can provide gas vouchers for transportation, upon request.  

    See the schedule below.  There will also be open studio time available, tbd.  

    April 7th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Art Class: Drawing and Painting with Erik Klepinger

    April 8th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Art Class: Drawing and Painting with Erik Klepinger

    April 14th, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Art Class:  Drawing and Painting with Erik Klepinger

    April 21st 4:30-6:30 p.m. Leadership Class with Christina Woods and Robin Washington

    April 28th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Art Class: Painting with

    May 5th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Art Class: Painting with

    May 12th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Art Class: Painting with

    May 19th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Art Class: Mixed Media with Flo Matamoros

    May 26th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Art Class: Mixed Media with Flo Matamoros

    June 2nd 4:30-6:30 p.m. Art Class: Mixed Media with Flo Matamoros

    June 15th-19th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Summer Camp: Ceramics with Ashley Hise & Brett Debruyne

    June 15th-19th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Summer Camp: Printmaking with Darren Houser

    September 8th 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Leadership Class:

    September 15th 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Leadership Class:

    September 22nd , 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tour of the DAI Galleries 

    The Depot is located at 506 West Michigan Street  Duluth, MN 55802

    October 13th Leadership Class:

    October 20th Leadership Class:


    • 07 May 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 11 Jun 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • The Lincoln Center - 2229 W 2nd St
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Watercolor Fundamentals with Bill Wise

    ONLINE via Zoom Thursdays 10-1pm  May 7th, 21st, 28th, June 4th, 11th (will send Zoom meeting link and password upon confirmation of registration)

    $120 members   $145 non members

    Build your watercolor skills with confidence through instruction, demonstrations and hands on experience.  Learn the fundamentals and properties of watercolor to achieve desired results.  This class is catered to the beginning water colorist and those looking to review the basics.

    For more information and a supply list see WilliamWiseArt.com, Info and supply list  

    • 03 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 12
    Register

    Art Incorporated, Collage (all ages): Henri Matisse

    Wednesday June 3rd 1-2pm online via Zoom (will send meeting link upon registration) 

    $25/session 

    This class is a fun mix of art making and art history for the whole family.  Learn about artists and get inspired to create work of your own!  The featured artist is painter Henri Matisse.  The class project will be making a stained-glass collage cut-out.  Instructor, Margie Helstrom, will guide you in your creative process and will provide demonstrations and feedback.  

    Material List

    scissors

    Colored construction paper-multiple colors

    Glue (Modge Podge, Elmer’s, glue sticks)

    Substrate to adhere cuts out onto: heavy white paper or painted cardboard; at least 8.5 x 11 inches)

    Pencil, Ink, Paint, Brushes 








    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 12
    Register

    Art Incorporated, Drawing and Painting (all ages): Emil Nolde

    Wednesday June 10th 1-2pm online via Zoom (will send meeting link upon registration) 

    $25/session 

    This class is a fun mix of art making and art history for the whole family. Learn about artists and get inspired to create work of your own!  The featured artist is German expressionist painter, Emil Nolde.  The class project will be painting a wild and delightful watercolor inspired by Nolde.  Instructor, Margie Helstrom, will guide you in your creative process and will provide demonstrations and feedback.  

    Material List

    Paper, preferably cotton or rag watercolor paper but anything 70 - 90 pounds or more.

    Pencil

    Watercolor paints

    Brushes

    Water container


    • 22 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online Via Zoom (will send meeting link upon registation)
    • 18
    Register

    Teen Multi-Media Summer Art Camp: Shaping Found Connections (recommended for ages 12 and up)

    June 22nd to June 26 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. 

    Learn the value of self-expression and the positive outlet that art making can be with artist instructor, Kristina Estell.  Campers will explore art from all angles; exploring techniques in paper marbling, collage, drawing, painting and sculpture.  Learn the ancient Japanese art of Suminiagashi paper marbling, collage, and painting techniques.  Using plaster and found objects from nature, campers will create a self portrait.  Inspired by the work of artist, Sarah Sze, campers will create a "small world" using objects found from nature, cardboard and everyday household items.  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, box cutter, or exacto knife

    -Ruler

    -Glue: white Elmer's glue, glue stick and/or hot glue gun 

    -Plastic tub-white is best but any clear tub will do (any size that can hold a 8"x10" sheet of paper...think dish tub or storage tub)

    -2 flexible plastic buckets

    -cups for ink and water

    -plastic or paper plate to use as a palette 

    -Dish soap

    -Magazines, newspapers, old books to cut up, any scrap papers

    -Several cardboard boxes (A rectangular box approximately 5” x 12” x 8” would work great and another no larger than (12x12x12")

    -Duct tape

    -Living matter: small house plants, moss, grass, leaves, flower petals, rocks, shells, feathers, etc.

    -Found common use items, e.g.: packing materials, cardboard, toothpicks, Q-tips, food packets, small empty containers, paper, string, wire, bubble wrap, tape of all types, thread, tiles, fans, lights, paper clips, bulldog clips, thumb tacks, plastic parts, plastic silverware, beads, candies, straws, stickers, pipe cleaners, plastic wrap, aluminum foil…anything with a use that you find interesting!

    Optional:

    -Stencils, squares, triangles, shape templates, decorative tapes

    -Large piece of sturdy cardboard, Styrofoam or plywood for sculpture base

    See the attached camp schedule and materials needed for each day of camp.  Estell_teen_summercamp (003).pdf

    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) 



    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online Via Zoom (will send meeting link upon registation)
    • 20
    Register

    Youth Multi-Media Summer Art Camp: Fantastic Flora and Fauna (recommended for ages 6-11yrs)

    July 13-17 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

    $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. 

    Learn the value of self-expression and the positive outlet that art making can be with artist instructor, 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, Chiowza, campers will work from plants and animals as drawing subjects, 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.  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)

    -Scissors

    -Cardboard

    -White school glue

    -Newspaper, magazines, scrap paper

    -Cups for water

    -Plain masking tape

    -plastic or paper plate to use as a palette 


    DAI will provide

    -Acrylic paints

    -A few different sizes of paint brushes for acrylic paints

    -Utility brush for glue

    -Cups for glue, mixing paints, etc.

    -Glue stick and/or Mod Podge

    -Canvas board

    -A variety of papers, multi-colors and white

    -Tissue paper


    See schedule and material list here: Estell_youth_summercamp.pdf




    • 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

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 Watercolor Workshop with David R. Becker
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
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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