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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, Apr 12th, 2019  –  Sat, Apr 13th, 2019
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
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 24th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 28th, 2019
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
1.5 Days
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Lake Superior Winter Photography: Getting Prepared

Whether wild and windswept, placid and smoke-filled, piled with icy shards or reflecting pastel hues, Lake Superior in the winter is a spectacular thing. But capturing this beauty in a photo takes some special preparation of both the photographer and the equipment. Learn how to keep your camera functioning in…
Thu, Nov 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Nov 16th, 2018
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
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 7th, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 8th, 2019
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 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
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 17th, 2019  –  Sun, May 19th, 2019
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 19th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 21st, 2018
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
Fri, Nov 2nd, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 4th, 2018
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett