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Focus! The Basics of Photography

Photography is more than quick snapshots of friends and family. Photography is a rewarding way to explore and discover the world, and engages one's 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 observation…
Fri, May 8th, 2020  –  Sat, May 9th, 2020
Day 1: 5-8pm; Day 2: sunrise-5pm
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
5 Days
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Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Fall Equinox Session

The Grand Marais and Beyond course is designed for the enthusiastic photographer, amateur or professional, with an emphasis on storytelling with your photography. Led by editorial photographer Layne Kennedy, you will explore and photograph the scenic shores of Lake Superior, create portraits of local folks, photograph history of the region…
Wed, Oct 2nd, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 6th, 2019
Day 1: 6-9pm; Day 2-4: Sunrise to Sunset; Day 5: Sunrise to 11am
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
5 Days
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Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Summer Session

The Grand Marais and Beyond course is designed for the enthusiastic photographer, amateur or professional, with an emphasis on storytelling with your photography. Led by editorial photographer Layne Kennedy, you will explore and photograph the scenic shores of Lake Superior, create portraits of local folks, photograph history of the region…
Wed, Jul 29th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 2nd, 2020
Day 1: 6-9pm; Day 2-4: Sunrise to 5pm; Day 5: Sunrise to 11am
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
3 Days
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Gudbransdal Rosemaling

Rosemaling is a decorative painting style originating in Norway. The Gudbransdal style of rosemaling originated in the Gudbransdal region and is recognized by foliage of the acanthus leaf. This course emphasizes the basic technique for painting these acanthus scrolls. Students will apply their skills to a 12’’ lidded box. This…
Fri, Jul 31st, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 2nd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tara Austin
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 professional photographer, Bryan Hansel in the darkness to capture images of star trails and the moon over Lake Superior. During…
Fri, Oct 11th, 2019  –  Sat, Oct 12th, 2019
Day 1: 5pm-1am; Day 2: 10am-1pm
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Choose Your Own Telemark, Valdres or Unfinished Object Adventure

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. In this course, participants will be able to choose whether they wish to begin a project in the Telemark or Valdres style (beginners welcome in either style) or bring an unfinished object…
Fri, Nov 1st, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
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 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 1st, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
Fri, Aug 21st, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
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 15th, 2020  –  Mon, May 18th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
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 11th, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 13th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett