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Grand Marais Art Colony

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December 2018

Free
Wednesday December 19
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Painter Neil Sherman will lead a discussion on how to finish your two-dimensional pieces with the most appropriate and long-lasting framing materials. He will demonstrate the process and cover framing dos and don’ts. This event is free and open to all.

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January 2019

Free
Wednesday January 16
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Enliven your creative process this winter by committing to 100 days of artistic pursuit. Get the information you need at this meeting, open and free to all, at the Grand Marais Art Colony.

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$12
Wednesday January 16
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Life drawing is for artists what jogging is for athletes – essential practice. Students can choose to draw in a highly detailed representational manner or to create loose and expressive sketches. As models work through a variety of postures, artists have the opportunity to study muscle detail, facial expressions, and overall form in a way that is not possible with a two-dimensional image. This session is open to all media and skill levels. Students younger than 18 must be accompanied…

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Free
Friday January 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Lake Superior is the primary subject matter of Karen’s artwork. She will discuss her depictions of its waters as points of departure in the development of a painting, as well as her uses of it, which span from metaphor to emotional driver to design element. This evening talk is free and open to all.

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$30
Monday January 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Have you ever wished you had a fairy godmother to give you ideas? Come you’re your own with nothing more than a classic fairytale, markers, scissors, and glue. Rose will give guidance for how to cut up, cross out, and add color to create original poems.

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$10
Thursday January 24
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Critical Response Process is an artist-led multi-step, group system for giving and receiving feedback on creative processes and works-in-progress. This process allows artists to ask questions about their work in a non-judgmental setting through a facilitated dialogue between artists, peers, and audiences. Students who sign up will be part of the peer critique group and are not asked to bring in their own artwork to this training session. This class remains open until January 17th, 2019. Please register before this…

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Free
Tuesday January 29
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Reading Group Facilitator: Nina Simonowicz Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime by Patricia Hampl is a watercolor of writing; musing on observation, art, and leisure in the creative life. As creators, we all must show up and engage in our practice, be inspired, and be open to, and able to give, constructive criticism. Let’s read this novel and discuss incentives to show up, sources of inspiration, and the role of critique in our work. Participants will meet on the…

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Free
Tuesday January 29
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Reading Group Facilitator: Ann Possis The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface freshwater and provide livelihoods and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. Prize-winning reporter, Dan Egan, blends the story of the lakes and the sense of place they provide to so many, with an examination of the threats they face, offering a variety of ways we can work to restore and preserve…

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Free
Tuesday January 29
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Reading Group Facilitator: John Books The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde. Lewis Hyde says in his introduction, “I have hoped to write an economy of the creative spirit: to speak of the inner gift that we accept as the object of our labor, and the outer gift that has become a vehicle of culture…my concern is the gift we long for, the gift that, when it comes, speaks commandingly to the soul and…

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Free
Tuesday January 29
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Reading Group Facilitator: Lin Salisbury Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life by Karen Babine. In essays that travel from the wildness of Lake Superior to the order of an apple orchard, Babine traces an ethic of place, a way to understand the essence of inhabiting a place deeply rooted in personal stories. As she searches out the stories that water has written upon human consciousness, Babine reveals again and again what their poignancy tells…

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Free
Tuesday January 29
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Reading Group Facilitator: Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers From the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron is packed with advice on captivating the reader. Learn exactly what you need to know about your characters’ pasts—what you can skip, how to set readers up for a satisfying payoff, and why outlining is a good thing. There’s nothing dry or vague in Lisa Cron’s writing as she guides you expertly through…

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