The For the Love of Winter class series is an opportunity to use art to build a relationship with winter. These beginner-level classes encourage mindfulness and challenge participants to see winter through an artistic lens.
CLASS FULL. REGISTRATION CLOSED: SNOWSHOEING AND PHOTOGRAPHY WITH VERN NORTHRUP: SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 AT 12PM
Snowshoe with Vern Northrup and learn to see the beauty in winter. Northrup is an accomplished photographer using only his cell phone to capture the beauty around him. Interpreter, educator, and learner are three words that describe the lens Northrup looks through when photographing the world. Northrup captures the setting of where he grew up, creating a nostalgia for those familiar with the area and a curiosity for those who aren’t. He uses photography as a tool to educate both himself and the view about the rhythm of nature, the preservation of tradition, and the relationship between resilience and sustainability, Northrup recognizes the ability of the land to act as a narrator and uses photography to reveal the story in landscapes. Northrup invites you to the sugar bush to snowshoe, practice mindfulness, learn about the land, and start to see the details of winter in a different way.
WINTER SCULPTURES WITH ANN KLEFSTAD: MARCH 7, 2021 AT 2PM
An introduction to performative installation art through temporary natural sculptures. Ann Klefstad will briefly walk you through the history of outdoor installation, and its corollary, temporary outdoor works that are meant to disappear. Then you will be given free time to build using natural materials and found objects found at Park Point/Minnesota Point. You will document your works with a cell phone (or other) camera and can show them to other class members; the works will then be dismantled: we’ll talk about the meaning of temporary as opposed to longer-lasting works.
WINTER PLEIN AIR DRAWING WITH MATT KANIA: SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2021 AT 2PM
"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.
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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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org for details.