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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.  

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. 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 Alyssa, aswanson@duluthartinstitute.org for details. 



Upcoming Events

    • 13 Mar 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
    • Minnesota Point
    • 6


    March 13, 2021 at 2pm

    Location: Minnesota Point

    Description: "It's easy to draw outside in winter -- I'll show you!" Matt Kania will walk you through the process of drawing en plein air (a French expression meaning “in the open air”) at Minnesota Point Pine Forest Scientific and Natural Area in Duluth. You will be inspired by rolling snow covered sand dunes, young and old pine trees, and a varied landscape. Matt will teach you how to approach drawing from nature, from start to finish. He will help you to find interesting subjects and introduce materials that might be new to you, giving you the confidence to continue practicing this art form through the winter and of course into the warmer months.

    Cost: $60/Participant with materials provided. 

    Teacher Bio: Matt Kania is a professional oil painter and fine art printmaker. Working outside on location as a painter (en plein air) has allowed Matt to combine his love for wilderness travel with his love for representational art. Over the years Matt has learned that the most challenging weather often produces the most endearing paintings. 

    Matt's deeply rooted love for Lake Superior and northern landscapes eventually led him to Duluth, Minnesota – where today he can be seen carrying his paint box to environs around the lake to paint, mixing paints in his studio to work on his next composition, or crafting a new original print in his print studio. 

    Visit www.mattkania.com to learn more and to see his work

    A note about the winter class series: These classes are being held outside at locations where bathrooms may not be available. Additionally, there will not be an opportunity to go inside and warm up, please dress accordingly.  


    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • St. Louis County Depot - DAI Galleries

    Looking for some inspiration? Spend your evening in the Duluth Art Institute’s galleries viewing brilliant local artists while discovering new regional work. Self-guided tours are available on a limited basis. This is a special opportunity to view work in the galleries before the St. Louis County Depot opens April 1, 2021. Currently on view are the works of clay artists at the Duluth Art Institute, Harrison Halker Heinks, Ann Magnusson, and Adam Swanson.

    Registration is required by March 15. Pre-register with up to four people. Larger group? Please register for two consecutive time slots.

    Please indicate the number of ADDITIONAL people you will arrive with as guests when registering. 

    Self-guided tours are free for members as a membership perk. Non-members, please use our digital donation page and “pay what you can” for the self-guided tour. The suggested donation is $10 per person. At this time, we are unable to take cash payments and ask that you to use the donation page

    You will have about 60 minutes to see works in the galleries. Masks and six feet social distancing are required. Guests under two are not required to wear a mask.


    We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you soon. 

    If you have questions, please contact Alyssa Swanson, aswanson@duluthartinstitute.org 

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