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Grand Marais Art Colony June Events

Jun 09, 2024 05:22AM ● By Editor
From the Grand Marais Art Colony - June 9, 2024



ARTIST TALK: 

NO NEED TO FEAR COLOR WITH THE HELP OF GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

With David Feinberg

June 12:00 | 5:00 pm



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While in graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1968, Esteban Vicente, guest artist and a close friend of Picasso, came into David's graduate studio and viewed his paintings. He then said, "Let me show you how Picasso uses color, it's simple." These studio meetings were a major influence on Feinberg in designing his University of Minnesota color course which he taught for over thirty years. The concepts will be illustrated with many of Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings along with a few other noted artists.

 

 

DEMONSTRATION: RAKU FIRING

With Maggie Anderson

June 20 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm




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Join us to discuss and learn about Raku firing techniques and equipment. Using combustible materials within a reduction environment. Maggie Anderson will demonstrate ancient techniques to create unique and striking ceramic surfaces.


 

GIVE WORDS / MEET ARTIST / MAKE SCHEMES / FOR A POEM OF SUBLIME PROPORTION

With Moheb Soliman

Tue, June 18 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wed, June 19 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



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Long-time GMAC collaborator and Great Lakes-centric poet and artist Moheb Soliman returns to Grand Marais this year for a new project: A Poem of Sublime Proportion. And he has a simple request of you: GIVE HIM FOUR WORDS! Moheb seeks to source language from 10% of Grand Marais’ population (local, visitor, other, doesn’t matter) to incorporate into a line of a poem about Great Lakes nature/culture/sense of place. This line will be embedded in sculpture somewhere on the Grand Marais shoreline. Other lines will be developed and installed in the same way with other communities all around the Great Lakes, accumulating into a whole poem, circling the entire region, using locally sourced language and materials. Come learn more about the ambitious vision, and the extensive logistics, of this interdisciplinary poetry/land art/social practice project and contribute YOUR FOUR WORDS that define our corner of the region to you. And if you like, help imagine its possible form through your own renderings or just in conversation with Moheb at Studio 21. Refreshments served!

 


 

FIGURE DRAWING(AGES 15+)

With Megan Vossler

June 19 & 26 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuition: $65 per session

Location: Founders Hall


 

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Delve into the captivating world of figure drawing as we celebrate the beauty and diversity of the human form! Figure Drawing for Every Body is a dynamic and inclusive workshop designed to boost your confidence in drawing people. Whether you're a seasoned artist looking to refine your skills or a beginner eager to start exploring the art of figure drawing, this workshop is tailored to meet you where you are. Students will learn the fundamental principles of figure drawing—from gesture through proportion and accuracy—through the lens of inclusivity and diversity. We will disregard the classical “ideal” and instead focus on the range of complex bodies that surround us. It's not just about the technical aspects of drawing, it's about fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment within our creative community. The models for this workshop will be individuals from within the Grand Marais community. Models will be clothed. Students can bring their own supplies or use those provided.

 


DEMONSTRATION: WOODCUT PRINTMAKING

With Nick Wroblewski

June 22 | 10:00 am

 

 

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“Why not just figure out a way to do it quicker and more efficiently”, the woodcut printmaker gets asked. There are many different ways to make a relief print. In this demonstration, I will show some of the techniques I use to create multiple-color woodblock prints. I will talk about my approach and the tools I use to express a vision within the general parameters of printmaking. I may or may not talk about efficiency being overrated.

 

 

CHARACTER CREATION CAMP FINAL PRESENTATION

With Nancy Carlson

June 27 | 12:00 pm

 

 

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Join us for a final presentation of campers’ creations as Character Creation Camp: Use Your Imagination comes to a close. All parents, caregivers, and the community are invited.

 


DRAWING ALONG LAKE SUPERIOR

With Teresa Cox

June 29 and August 24 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuition: $65

 

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As part of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, Teresa will lead two focused yet informal outdoor drawing sessions that are open to all skill levels. Participants will be invited to use their senses to inform their drawing and Teresa will give guidance through several techniques and preliminary exercises that employ looking, feeling, and drawing. The goal of the workshop includes broadening participants' understandings of drawing while incorporating sensory information and ultimately applying this experience to their own creative work. Registration includes the use of a drawing kit that includes a 9 x 12-inch drawing board with bull clip, #2/3 drawing pencils, drawing paper, and an eraser.

 


ARTIST TALK: REGAN GOLDEN-MCNERNEY ANDJEREMY LUNDQUIST

June 29 | 10:00 am

 

 

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Regan Golden’s drawings, photographs, and installations have been included in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the Midwest Photographer's Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL; Gallery 44: Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto, ON; Cue Foundation in New York, NY, among others. Over the past decade, Regan’s work has focused on urban plants as a source of healing, joy, and a way of understanding the impact of climate change locally. 

 

Jeremy Lundquist received an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University and has exhibited his work nationally at Highpoint for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; and, at the International Print Center, New York, New York, among others. He was the 2018 McKnight Visual Art Fellow at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the 2013 Jerome Fellow at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Join us for an enlivening artist talk where both will share about their work and studio process.



ADULT CLASSES

 

BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING

With Julia Nellessen

June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuition: $185 | Supply fee: $60

 

  

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Students will learn the foundations of wheel throwing from centering to throwing the basic cylinder and bowl forms. There will be ample time and materials for students to practice their skills so that by the final weeks they will be able to attach a handle to a mug and glaze their final pieces. Select pieces will be finished and fired for students to take home.


SUMI-E: BEGINNER'S INSPIRATION

With Susan Frame

June 21 - 22 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $250 | Supply fee: $40 | Foundational level

 

 

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Sumi-e is a Japanese word that means “ink picture.” Learn to paint the Sumi-e way using ink, Chinese painting colors, rice paper, and bamboo brushes. Students will paint Minnesota subjects while learning the basic brushstrokes and techniques of the art form. And, since June 21 is the strawberry full moon, the moon will also appear in our paintings.  Discussions will include beginning composition and an overview of the materials used in East Asian brush painting. Class includes demonstration plus open painting time. Brand-new beginners and participants from previous sessions are welcome to attend.

 


BEGINNING WATERCOLOR

With Allison Healy

June 28 - 29 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $230 | Optional supply fee: $85

 

 

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Explore the foundation of watercolor techniques to create a small series of watercolor paintings inspired by the majestic scenery and natural elements found in Grand Marais.  Students will work from photos and each day will begin with practice and guided experimentation using techniques such as washes, dry brush, color layering, and resists. We will also look at the history of watercolor through the works of Dürer, Blake, Turner, Audubon, Moran, Sargent, and O’Keeffe to better understand how these artists made their watercolors as inspiration for students to develop their skills. 



WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING

With Nick Wroblewski

June 18 - 21 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $460 | Supply fee: $50

 

 

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Join Nick Wroblewski, a Duluth-based printmaker, for four days of carving and printing explorations while investigating the methods of relief woodblock printmaking. Techniques covered include transfer, carving, reduction, and multi-block methods; simplifying the world of layers; reverse imagery; registration; and printing. Also included are guided discussions on imagery, abstraction, and conceptual intent. There will be good time for studio work, group discussion, demonstrations, and one-to-one guidance.

 

 

DEVELOP YOUR ARTISTIC POTENTIAL

With David Feinberg

June 10 – 14 |  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $675 | Experience required

 

 

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David’s teaching philosophy is tied to his belief that each artist is unique, and therefore the challenge is to help students generate their internal voice so they can achieve their greatest artistic potential. Students will work in their medium of choice and benefit from one-to-one instruction and critique, along with times of group critique. Prerequisite: two years of art training or an intermediate understanding of your medium and cohesive body of work.

 

 

YOUTH & FAMILY


CHARACTER CREATION CAMP: USE YOUR IMAGINATION | AGES 6 - 9

With Nancy Carlson

June 24 - 27 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuition: $145

 

 

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Do you love to draw, write, and use your imagination? This camp is for you! Join author and illustrator Nancy Carlson, who has published over 67 books, to create characters, get to know them, and put them in original stories. Students will invent a character or characters and use artwork and the written word to bring them to life. Along the way, we will learn about character development, storyboarding, and sequential art as they work in picture books. We will discuss ways to help our imaginations grow by reading, daydreaming, and turning off all electronics once in a while. Campers will share what they’ve learned and created on the final day from 12 – 12:30 pm. All parents, caregivers, and the community are invited. All supplies and materials are provided.

 

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