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Grand Marais Art Colony

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120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
218-387-2737 http://www.grandmaraisartcolony.org/index.cfm
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June 2019

Free
Saturday June 8
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Writing as Excavation is a free, generative workshop that will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony on Saturday, June 8. The class is open to writers of all levels. In this immersive workshop, we’ll use generative exercises to unearth the stories within us that are awaiting disclosure and discovery. Exploring new imaginative terrain can be intimidating. Yet it is the writer’s task to peel back layers, pursue deeper truths, and see past the surface of the familiar. Using…

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$10
Wednesday June 12
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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This demonstration is part of the Grand Marais Art Colony's Findings Jewelry Symposium happening June 11 – 15. Tedd’s jewelry demonstration will focus on the twisted variation of patterning as within the pattern-development stage of the mokume-gane making process. Attendees will see first-hand see his common practices/techniques and the tools he typically uses to achieve twisted patterns with diffusion-bonded mokume billets. Participants are encouraged to register in advance, however, drop-ins are welcome. Note that space is limited.

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$15
Friday June 14
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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This artist talk is part of the Grand Marais Art Colony's Findings Jewelry Symposium happening June 11 – 15. One of the most important—and sometimes most elusive—components for creating a new object or technique is the inspiration that kicks off the chain reaction of creativity. Goldsmith and designer George Sawyer offers a series of inspirations that have driven his work forward, and demonstrates how these inspirations turn into a completed object. This talk with take place at Noon, and a…

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Free
Wednesday June 26
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Colored pencil is gaining prominence as a fine-art medium; it offers some remarkable techniques and tools. Kristy Kutch will demonstrate how to layer, blend, and create interesting textures painting with colored pencils. Bring your curiosity and questions and enjoy an interesting demonstration of dynamic “pencil-pushing!” This event is free and open to all. Goodwill donations are welcome.

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$25
Friday June 28
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Explore the colorful world of majolica glazes by painting your own tile. Joan will give an overview of these ancient glazes, including their origin and properties, and demonstrate majolica painting techniques. Each student will be able to pick out and paint two tiles with their own unique design. Tiles will be glaze-fired and available for pickup the following Sunday.

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July 2019

$25
Friday July 19
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Explore the colorful world of majolica glazes by painting your own tile. Joan will give an overview of these ancient glazes, including their origin and properties, and demonstrate majolica painting techniques. Each student will be able to pick out and paint two tiles with their own unique design. Tiles will be glaze-fired and available for pickup the following Sunday.

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$25
Friday July 26
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Explore the colorful world of majolica glazes by painting your own tile. Joan will give an overview of these ancient glazes, including their origin and properties, and demonstrate majolica painting techniques. Each student will be able to pick out and paint two tiles with their own unique design. Tiles will be glaze-fired and available for pickup the following Sunday.

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Free
Wednesday July 31
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Potter Lisa Buck will demonstrate her pot making, talk about the addition of feet or handles, and also speak about how creativity is expressed through limitations. This event is free but due to limited space, pre-registration is requested. Goodwill donations are welcomed.

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August 2019

$20
Tuesday August 6
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Suminagashi, or “floating ink,” is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into a vibrant and colorful design. It originated in Japan as early as the 12th century. In this two-hour class at the Art Colony led by Penny Ortmann and Nancy Haarmeyer, you will be able to create your own unique Suminagashi print and learn more about this art form. Registration for this class will remain open until October 2, 2019. Please register…

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Free
Wednesday August 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Potter Linda Christianson has said, “Having made pots now for about 40 years, I am surprised that it is still both a hopeful and troublesome effort to make a decent pot.” Join us for an opportunity to hear how Linda has sustained her interest and inspiration over the years and watch her demonstrate her techniques. This event is free but due to limited space pre-registration is requested. Goodwill donations are welcomed.

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$40
Friday August 16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Scott Husby has been a conservation bookbinder since the 1970s, and has worked at the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Smithsonian, and also served as the rare books conservator for Princeton University. Participants will have the chance to visit Scott’s hand bookbindery and learn about his more than 40-year career. Scott will showcase the tools, equipment, and materials used in making hand-bound books as well as an assortment of historical bookbinding models. This event is a…

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$25
Friday August 23
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Explore the colorful world of majolica glazes by painting your own tile. Joan will give an overview of these ancient glazes, including their origin and properties, and demonstrate majolica painting techniques. Each student will be able to pick out and paint two tiles with their own unique design. Tiles will be glaze-fired and available for pickup the following Sunday.

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October 2019

$20
Saturday October 5
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Suminagashi, or “floating ink,” is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into a vibrant and colorful design. It originated in Japan as early as the 12th century. In this two-hour class at the Art Colony led by Penny Ortmann and Nancy Haarmeyer, you will be able to create your own unique Suminagashi print and learn more about this art form. Registration for this class will remain open until October 2, 2019. Please register…

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$5
Sunday October 13
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Come visit the pottery studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony and make one hand-built and one wheel-thrown bowl to be donated to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, which works to alleviate hunger issues in Cook County. Learn foundational pottery techniques while also serving the local community. Open to ages 5 and older; youth under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required for all sessions, so contact the Art Colony or visit grandmaraisartcolony.org to register.

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$5
Sunday October 13
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Come visit the pottery studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony and make one hand-built and one wheel-thrown bowl to be donated to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, which works to alleviate hunger issues in Cook County. Learn foundational pottery techniques while also serving the local community. Open to ages 5 and older; youth under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required for all sessions, so contact the Art Colony or visit grandmaraisartcolony.org to register.

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$5
Monday October 14
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Come visit the pottery studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony and make one hand-built and one wheel-thrown bowl to be donated to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, which works to alleviate hunger issues in Cook County. Learn foundational pottery techniques while also serving the local community. Open to ages 5 and older; youth under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required for all sessions, so contact the Art Colony or visit grandmaraisartcolony.org to register.

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$5
Monday October 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Come visit the pottery studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony and make one hand-built and one wheel-thrown bowl to be donated to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, which works to alleviate hunger issues in Cook County. Learn foundational pottery techniques while also serving the local community. Open to ages 5 and older; youth under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required for all sessions, so contact the Art Colony or visit grandmaraisartcolony.org to register.

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$5
Sunday October 20
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Come visit the pottery studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony and make one hand-built and one wheel-thrown bowl to be donated to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, which works to alleviate hunger issues in Cook County. Learn foundational pottery techniques while also serving the local community. Open to ages 5 and older; youth under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required for all sessions, so contact the Art Colony or visit grandmaraisartcolony.org to register.

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$5
Sunday October 20
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Come visit the pottery studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony and make one hand-built and one wheel-thrown bowl to be donated to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, which works to alleviate hunger issues in Cook County. Learn foundational pottery techniques while also serving the local community. Open to ages 5 and older; youth under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required for all sessions, so contact the Art Colony or visit grandmaraisartcolony.org to register.

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$5
Monday October 21
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Come visit the pottery studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony and make one hand-built and one wheel-thrown bowl to be donated to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, which works to alleviate hunger issues in Cook County. Learn foundational pottery techniques while also serving the local community. Open to ages 5 and older; youth under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required for all sessions, so contact the Art Colony or visit grandmaraisartcolony.org to register.

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$5
Monday October 21
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Come visit the pottery studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony and make one hand-built and one wheel-thrown bowl to be donated to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, which works to alleviate hunger issues in Cook County. Learn foundational pottery techniques while also serving the local community. Open to ages 5 and older; youth under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required for all sessions, so contact the Art Colony or visit grandmaraisartcolony.org to register.

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November 2019

$5
Saturday November 2
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Paint-A-Bowl for Empty Bowls on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Grand Marais Art Colony from 1-3 p.m. We'll have lots of bowls to "paint" with colorful glazes. They'll be fired and donated to the Empty Bowls event Nov. 14. There's a small $5 materials fee. Call 387-2737 for more info or just drop by on Saturday. Hope to see you there!

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Thursday November 7 - Monday November 11
All Day
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival A biennial event that locates, celebrates, and fosters the literary arts and engagement with the written word. Readers, writers, and book professionals come together over four days filled with author talks, panel discussions, mini-classes, and craft seminars. There are 50 unique events happening during this festival! View the Daily Event Schedule:   Festival Authors and Presenters: Beth Dooley                     Julie L’Enfant Leif Enger Allen Eskens…

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December 2019

Saturday December 7
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Northwoods Fiber Guild Open House & Holiday Sale Join the Northwoods Fiber Guild for their highly anticipated annual open house and holiday sale! Filled with high quality handmade clothing and gifts, this is a must-do for everyone's holiday season. There will be treats, refreshments, and knitting, spinning and weaving demonstrations throughout the day. You can also learn a new fiber handicraft at the Hands-On Table. Hosted in the Grand Marais Art Colony on Saturday, December 7th from 9 am -…

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$5
Saturday December 7
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Community Ink Days at the Grand Marais Art Colony are all-ages events where participants create their own unique art piece while learning about the print studio and techniques. Drop in to experiment with design and learn more about the art of printmaking. Youth under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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$35
Saturday December 7
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Looking for a fun and unique activity to share with your partner or good friend? Couples, singles, and mates are welcome to join us in the pottery studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony to learn the ins and outs of wheel throwing and hand building. Participants will make two projects that will be glazed by the instructor and available for pick-up one week later. Dessert and wine will be provided and all supplies are included. Registration remains open until…

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Free
Friday December 13
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Join us for what will be an entertaining and enlightening night with three local artists who have crafted a career out of the arts: Betsy Bowen, Tom Christanson, and Lee Ross. Learn about their inspirations, turning points, and how they see their home on the North Shore influencing their work. The conversation will be both retrospective and forward thinking and refreshments will be included. Suggested donation: $5

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Free
Wednesday December 18
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. Or, start earlier and travel the creative path from Solstice to Equinox! Past participants will share about their experiences and you will have an opportunity to sign up for the endeavor, receiving group and virtual supports along the way. This event is free and open to all. No pre-registration required.

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January 2020

Free
Friday January 10
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Free and open to all! Art Colony Artist-in-Residence David Andree will be out in the North Shore landscape to investigate the transitory topography of snow drifts and shoreline spaces through painting and sculptural intervention. Processes include generating temporary frozen fabric sculpture and objects made to interface with undulations in the landscape to serve as subjects for perceptually driven paintings. David’s residency will culminate in a month-long exhibition and you are invited to the (indoor) opening reception! The exhibition will include…

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$15
Tuesday January 14
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Through the end of January, come together on Tuesday mornings with other painters, drawers, and mixed media artists to re-energize and ignite your artistic practice. This specific Tuesday will start with a half-hour demonstration by Max Linehan on creating unique, original collage papers. Following the demonstration, participants will spend the remaining time on their own works-in-progress in their medium of choice. Bring your own supplies and materials; no formal instruction included. Event tickets are available at grandmaraisartcolony.org but you can…

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Free
Wednesday January 15
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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You’ve finished your work; now how do you hang and display it? Joseph Nease, owner of the Joseph Nease Gallery in Duluth, and Neil Sherman, Sivertson Gallery framer and winner of the 2019 Grand Marais Arts Festival Best Booth award, will be on hand at the Grand Marais Art Colony to give tips and pointers that could apply to hanging or displaying both two and three-dimensional work in a home, gallery, or in an arts festival booth. This event is…

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$20
Saturday January 25
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Join Karen Smaby at the Art Colony and experiment with Kraft-Tex, a tough, cloth-like paper that over time softens and feels like leather, making it great for book-making. It can be washed, cut and sewn like fabric, embossed stamped, folded, and printed on. Students will use their experiments to create a cover with inside folder compartments for a simple pamphlet-stitch sewn book. If interested, please register for this class by January 18, 2020.

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Free
Thursday January 30
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Come together with other artists, art appreciators, and book lovers this winter! There are four book groups to choose from and participants will check out or purchase their book and then meet on January 30 to get to know one another and discuss an overview of their book. The second session on February 6 will be used to continue the conversation, and the third get-together on February 20 will serve as a wrap up for all attendees. Free to join!…

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Thursday January 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Come together with other artists, art appreciators, and book lovers this winter! There are four book groups to choose from and participants will check out or purchase their book and then meet on January 30 to get to know one another and discuss an overview of their book. The second session on February 6 will be used to continue the conversation, and the third get-together on February 20 will serve as a wrap up for all attendees. Free to join!…

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$20
Friday January 31
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Join Karen Smaby at the Art Colony for another great book-making class! Using a darning needle, cord, and sticks as a support, students will hinge together matboard panels to create a movable accordion, ready to display artwork or photographs. Panels can be of varying size, and be connected as a panorama, or with extensions that create more protected places. Registration for this class remains open until January 24, 2020. Please register before this date.

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