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    • 14 Aug 2018
    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Lincoln Park Building
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Raku Firing
    Pete Prudhomme
    Tuesdays, August 14 - October 9 (no class August 21)
    6:30-9pm
    Firing day: TBD (off site)
    $250 ($300 non-members) 

    Learn the Raku process from making work to firing. Experiment with glazes, horse hair and pop off slip. Produce and glaze pieces at the Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Building prior to firing off site.

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.


    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hartley Nature Center
    Register

    Art, Naturally
    $40/session
    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. Made possible by Hartley Nature Center, the Duluth Art Institute and Western Bank. 

    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.

    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Lincoln Park Building 2229 W. 2nd Street
    • 8
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    Ages 5 and under

    $60 ($75 non member)

    Bring your little ones to the Lincoln Park Building for a morning of songs, stories and BIG art. Dress for a mess and be prepared to paint, sculpt, and create with your family!

    $10 non refundable registration fee due upon enrollment.

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 07 Oct 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • DHFG Studio at the Duluth Depot
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Marian Dahlberg from Väva! Veve!
    Weaving Linen Handtowels
    Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7, 8:30-4:30
    $135 DAI members ($165 non-DAI members)
    Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild studio at the Depot

    Väva! Veve! studio specializes in heirloom quality, eco-friendly linen textiles.  Weaving on vintage floor looms in a small Minnesotan studio, Dahlberg explains that weaving linen doesn't have to be scary or frustrating! You’ll gain a NEW understanding of linen and its capabilities while reducing your fear of using it to weave. Learn tricks to handle linen yarn and how to achieve the classic center stripe and Dahlberg’s signature hanging tab.  Materials provided by Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild for one 24x24” hand towel using 16/2 wet-spun line linen. Registration deadline September 5th. Participants warp Fiber Guild looms at the Depot Studio prior to workshop.

    $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration. Cancellations made on or after August 29, 2018 will not be refunded. 


    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • The Lincoln Park Building- 2229 W 2nd St
    • 10
    Register

    $155 ($195 non members)

    Infuse energy into your paintings by experimenting with color relationships and learning basic color theory. Whether you are a beginning or advanced acrylic painter, this class offers enough space to learn and grow with group and individual tutelage. Open to all levels. 

    Supply list: acryliccolor.pdf

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.

    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Lincoln Park Building 2229 W 2nd Street
    • 6
    Register

    Solar Plate Printing

    Matt Kania

    October 16, 18 and 23, 6-9pm

    $110 ($135 non-member), includes $35 supply fee

    Transform your drawings into prints! Solar plates, a new approach to traditional printmaking, is a simple environmentally friendly process resulting in images that resemble etchings, lithographs, screenprints, or linocuts…they can even have photographic effects. Bring your ideas and explore this medium with award winning artist Matt Kania.

    $10 non refundable registration fee due upon enrollment





    • 16 Oct 2018
    • (CDT)
    • 04 Dec 2018
    • (CST)
    • 8 sessions
    • The Lincoln Park Building - 2229 W 2nd St
    • 9
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    Get acquainted with the pottery wheel and learn to throw plates, cups and bowls prior to glazing and firing.

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.


    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild Studio at the Duluth Depot
    • 7
    Register

    $100 ($125 non-member)

    Learn how to prepare and warp the loom and practice a variety of weave structures and patterns; culminating in the weaving of a simple yet creative project. $15 supply fee to be paid first day of class. Please note class dates carefully.

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.



    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lincoln Park Building 2229 W. 2nd Street
    • 10
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    Marbling Paper with Liz Vandersteen

    Ages 7+

    October 20 | 10am-12pm

    $30 ($35 non-member)

    Explore the element of color while using a few fun (and messy!) marbling techniques, including the always popular Shaving Cream Art.

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition and due upon enrollment.


    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Lincoln Park Building 2229 W 2nd Street
    • 8
    Register

    The Artist’s Book with Araela Kumaraea

    Friday October 26, 6-9pm Saturday October 27, 9am-4pm

    $110 ($140 non-member) + $25 materials fee paid to instructor

    Design and create your signature hardcover archival artist’s book. Paint, tear, sew, dye and collage alongside artist Araela Kumaraea as she guides you through the process of adding different paper styles to your book in which you can sketch, paste and paint your ideas and inspirations.

    $10 non refundable registration fee due upon enrollment





    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Greysolon Moorish Room
    Register

    Join us for the visual art event of the year! The Duluth Art Institute's Masquerade Gala celebrates contemporary art, artists, and the community. Your evening includes a three course meal with a local artist who recently exhibited at the DAI and a gift personally selected by the artist. Dinner catered by Blackwoods Catering. 

    New this year is a fund-a-need opportunity to provide scholarships for classes and workshops. Available for purchase will be original artwork, silent auction items, and tickets for beer, wine, and spirits baskets. Stay for a post-gala DJ dance party!

    Early bird tickets will be available until September 15 for $85. Tickets purchased after this date will be $100. Please purchase tickets by Oct. 26.

    Email ghircock@duluthartinstitute.org with any additional dietary restrictions not listed in the meal choices. 

    Thank you!


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    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Lincoln Park Building
    Register

    Watercolor Workshop with Keith Thompson
    Wednesday-Friday November 7-9
    9am-4pm
    $195 ($250 non-member)

    Watercolorist Keith Thompson emphasizes the elements and principals of design through demonstrations and guidance in this three-day workshop. Painting from photographs and sketches, students combine images while learning how to simplify their work by eliminating objects. Thompson fosters a welcoming environment, inviting questions and narrating his thought process during demonstrations and aims to make the workshop a personal lesson for all participants.

    Tuition includes non-refundable $50 deposit. Full payment is due by October 24. Refunds will not be made after this date unless your registration can be filled by someone on the waitlist and will not include the $50 deposit.


    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Lincoln Park Building 2229 W 2nd Street
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    Clay Ornaments with Liz Vandersteen

    November 11 | 10am-12pm

    Ages 7+ (younger artists may register with an adult)

    $30 ($35 non-member) + $5/additional family member (up to four)

    Bring the entire family for a festive and creative morning!  Shape ornaments and miniature wall hangings using cookie cutters, templates or free hand designs. Add textures and glazes for vibrant and unique gifts or family treasures.  Pieces will be ready for pick up 2-3 weeks following class.



    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hartley Nature Center
    Register

    Art, Naturally
    $40/session
    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. Made possible by Hartley Nature Center, the Duluth Art Institute and Western Bank.

    Friday, November 16 | 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.

     

    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Duluth Depot
    Register

    DAI is excited to announce the 2018 HoliDAI Market, Saturday, Nov. 17th from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Depot in downtown Duluth. Venders from DAI Ceramics Studio, Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild, the DAI Darkroom and the Lake Superior Watercolor Society are invited to participate at $25/table.

    Venders may opt to use tables on site or bring their own displays. Up to three artists may share a space (one table and up to 6x8sqft) and register under one name. Spaces will be assigned and will include but may not be limited to the Depot Great Hall and Steffl Gallery.

    Artists are responsible for their own sales. WIFI is available. Electricity may not be available, requests taken first come first serve and will be determined during set up. Artists may register for two tables, dependent on availability on November 5th. 

    Set up on Friday November 16, time TBD

    $25 table fee is non-refundable.




    • 13 Dec 2018
    • (CST)
    • 07 Feb 2019
    • (CST)
    • 8 sessions
    • The Lincoln Park Building - 2229 W 2nd St
    • 10
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    Ceramic Flasks

    Karen Keenan and Robert DeArmond
    Thursdays December 13, 2018 – February 7, 2019 (no class December 27)
    6:30-9pm

    $195 ($245 non-member)

    Pour a warm beverage into your handcrafted ceramic flask and usher in the new year with unique style. Join local artists Karen Keenan and Robert DeArmond to learn techniques of making drinking flasks and accessories. From hand building to throwing, from securing the stopper to applying glazes and surface designs, direct your knowledge to construct vessels for hiking and skiing or dainty cups and serving trays for entertaining at home. Participants have an opportunity to exhibit their work at the Nordic Center on March 22, 2019. 

    recommended skill level: ability to throw 8" cylinder with 2lbs of clay

    $10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.


    • 25 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hartley Nature Center
    Register

    Art, Naturally
    $40/session
    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. Made possible by Hartley Nature Center, the Duluth Art Institute and Western Bank.

       
    Felting with Mary Reichert

    Friday January 25, 6-8:30pm 

    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.  

     

     

     

       

     

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hartley Nature Center
    Register

    Art, Naturally
    $40/session
    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. Made possible by Hartley Nature Center, the Duluth Art Institute and Western Bank.

       
    Nature Sketching and Collage with Susanna Gaunt  

    Wednesday June 19, 2019 6-8:30pm 

    class description coming soon! 

         

     

     

     

     

     

       

     

Past events

18 Sep 2018 Wine and Weave
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 and Creating the Yarn You Want
05 May 2018 Blending Colors at the Wheel with Amy Tyler
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 Terrain: The Art of Localizing
28 Oct 2017 Saturday Morning Art Club: Felted Lanterns
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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