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Sacred Feminine: Painting with Sarah Brokke  FULL - please join the waitlist

Friday Aug 3, 6-8:30pm and Saturday Aug 4, 9am-2pm

Free (member registration opens June 18; non-member registration opens July 9)

Explore your own embodiment of the Sacred Feminine through the processes and artistic practices of artist Sarah Brokke. Through demonstrations and experimentation, examine personal identity through painting. Some experience handling paint preferred but not required.

Sarah Brokke is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and in-kind donations from the Duluth Art Institute.

Required Supplies: sketchbook, oil pastels, graphite pencils, a black permanent marker, paint (oil or acrylic or both). A 16" x 20" canvas or canvas board. A yoga mat. Comfortable clothing.

Art, Naturally
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.

Friday, August 24 | 6-8:30: Adam Swanson, Painting in the Yurt

Share a beer with local artist Adam Swanson while infusing art into your expressive self. Paint 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.

Monday, September 24 | 7-9:30pm Karen Savage Blue, Painting under the full moon
Karen Savage Blue grew up roaming the fields of Hartley and is excited to share this natural sanctuary with participants of all levels. Paint with an award-winning artist whilst sipping a beverage under the full moon. All supplies and one beverage included.

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 6-8:30:  Mary Reichert, felting 
Felt is an incredibly versatile fabric, everything from the slippers on your feet to the house you live in can be made from felt!  In this evening course we will learn the basics as we make a set of coasters or trivets and begin to understand, hands on, why wool has been so valued throughout the centuries.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 6-8:30: Susanna Gaunt, nature sketching and collage 



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