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Currently Scheduled Painting & Photography Courses

1½ Days
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Focus! The Basics of Photography

Photography is more than quick snap shots of friends and family. Photography is a rewarding way to explore and discover the world, and engages ones curiosity, creativity and imagination. Merging art with craft, science and math, photography engages the mind completely. As the modern iteration of the ancient craft of…
Fri, May 12th, 2017  –  Sat, May 13th, 2017
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
5 Days
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Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Fall Equinox Session

Grand Marais & Beyond is a unique opportunity to photograph and explore the pristine shores of Lake Superior with editorial photographer Layne Kennedy (www.laynekennedy.com). The course is designed for the enthusiastic photographer, amateur or professional, with an emphasis on storytelling with your photography. At the conclusion of the workshop, each…
Wed, Sep 27th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 1st, 2017
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
5 Days
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Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Summer Session

Grand Marais & Beyond is a unique opportunity to photograph and explore the pristine shores of Lake Superior with editorial photographer Layne Kennedy (www.laynekennedy.com). The course is designed for the enthusiastic photographer, amateur or professional, with an emphasis on storytelling with your photography. At the conclusion of the workshop, each…
Wed, Jul 26th, 2017  –  Sun, Jul 30th, 2017
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
1½ Days
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Northern Landscapes Photography

The countdown to the summer solstice snaps into mind at the beginning of June. It's a fresh time of the year when suddenly the world smells like summer. The stunning landscape of Cook County, with its miles of wilderness and incomparable Lake Superior views starts to come alive with incandescent…
Fri, Jun 2nd, 2017  –  Sat, Jun 3rd, 2017
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
1½ Days
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October Skies: Night Photography Workshop

When you combine the autumn nights, the north shore of Lake Superior and a passion for photography, something interesting and beautiful is bound to happen. In this course, you’ll join photography instructor Bryan Hansel in the darkness to capture images of star trails and the moon over Lake Superior. During…
Sat, Oct 7th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 8th, 2017
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Os Style

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. The Os region in western coastal Norway is known for its fanciful flowers and bright colors, making it quite different from many of the other styles of rosemaling. In this course you'll…
Fri, Aug 18th, 2017  –  Sun, Aug 20th, 2017
Instructor: Kim Garrett
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Shaded Telemark Style & Traditions

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and the Telemark region in southeastern Norway is known for the classic look of its painting with asymmetrical scrolls and varied placement of leaves and flowers. In this course you'll study and practice basic techniques of this traditional decorative painting style. Students will begin…
Fri, May 19th, 2017  –  Sun, May 21st, 2017
Instructor: Mary Schliep
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Valdres-Style

Rosemaling is a decorative painting style which originated in Norway where it traditionally decorated churches, homes and farmhouse interiors. The Valdres style of rosemaling originated in the Valdres valley and is known for its strong floral motif. This course emphasizes the basic techniques of painting these traditional floral bouquets. Students…
Fri, Oct 20th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 22nd, 2017
Instructor: Mary Schliep
3 days
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Swedish Dalmalning

Dalmalning, Swedish folk painting, is a tradition dating back to the 1700s and uses traditional Swedish Dala motifs: draped floral garlands and borders, a central vase of flowers accented with animals or people. In this course, students will be introduced to characteristic design elements, palette and their variations while working…
Thu, Jun 8th, 2017  –  Sat, Jun 10th, 2017
Instructor: Pam Ruscinski