Sharon Louden’s new book, “The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life,” published by University of Chicago Press, is a collection of essays featuring first-hand stories of 40 international contemporary artists adding to creative economies. Join Louden in this artist workshop to explore extending your artistic practices outside of the studio and into the public realm.
$215 ($260 non-members)
Learn the basics of hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing in this introduction to ceramics.
Develop a deeper understanding of how to make cross-cultural storytelling effective, accurate and fair. Iraqi Voices teaching artist and filmmaker Nathan Fisher, with Iraqi directors, will lead a discussion.
$25 ($30 non-member)
The looms are warped and ready to weave! Enjoy the fun of weeaving without all the prep work...and with a glass of wine. Complete a rag rug placemat and get a taste of what weaving on a floor loom is all about.
$30 ($35 non members)
Get abstract with Kandinsky and explore different painting techniques and materials.
$215 ($260 non-member)
Learn decorating techniques of local potters through weekly demonstrations, discussions and practice. Add some "wow" factor to your work with slips, carvings, sprays, bubble glazing and more. Previous clay experience required.
Guest artists include: Don Delvin, Tony Ferguson, Lisa Mattke, Robin Murphy, Pete Prudhomme, Ray Shelerud, and Rose Vastila.
$100 ($120 non-member)
Start with the basics by making a single color print while learning printing techniques you can replicate at home: how to sharpen blades, ink the block, and choose paper and tools. Then take your prints to the next level and work with multiple blocks and reduction.
Supply list: Relief Printing with Kelly Dupre.pdf
$105 (($115 non members)
$35 ($40 non-member)
Share a beer with local artist Adam Swanson while infusing art into your expressive self. Create 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.
$150 ($180 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. Class will not be held on November 2.
Supply list: acryliccolor.pdf
$120 ($145 non members)
Build your watercolor skills with confidence through instruction, demonstrations and hands on experience. Learn the fundamentals and properties of this medium to achieve desired results. Catered to the beginning watercolorist and those looking to review the basics.
Supply list: waterfund1.pdf
$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.
Light up your fall with a cozy lantern made from wool, soap, and a little hardwork!
This session is held at the Duluth Depot Classroom - 506 W. Michigan.
Artist and educator Cecilia Ramon, in partnership with the DAI and the Office of Sustainability at UMD, offers Terrain: The Art of Localizing. The two-day symposium will address intersections between ecology, art and design based on systems thinking, opening new ways to co-exist with the living world. The goal is to explore the transformative power of art-making and nature-based design to re-imagine our world at a time of systemic change. Ramon will be joined by an interdisciplinary teaching team comprised of David Sanchez-Ruano, PhD in Design, University of Dundee, UK and Rachel Toczydlowski, PhD Candidate in Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Participatory and inclusive, every session will dedicate time to theory, experimentation, hands-on art-making and sharing conclusions. The artist is supported by an Arrowhead Regional Arts Council grant. The symposium is free but registration is required. Can’t make the two-day symposium? Please drop in Saturday evening for a free, one-hour Community Forum at the Lincoln Center for Arts Education 7-8pm.
$75 ($90 non members)
Light up your winter by designing and sunprinting your own fabric in the DAI Darkroom. Adults and families are invited to get creative making something for yourself or a one of a kind gift for someone special using non-toxic materials. $10 materials fee to be paid to instructor.
This session is held in the Duluth Art Institute Darkroom at the Duluth Depot - 506 W. Michigan.
$30 ($35 non member)
Carve and print your Picasso inspired linocut.
$140 ($180 non member)
Focus on your interests or experiment with new techniques and take your work to a new level under the guidance of ceramicist Adam Stevenson. Class includes discussions, demonstrations and practical applications of wheel throwing and glazing techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Class culminates with a gas kiln fire. Previous clay experienced preferred.
$25 ($30 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.
This class is held at the DAI Lincoln Center 2229 W. 2nd Street.