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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 11th, 2018  –  Sat, May 12th, 2018
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, Oct 3rd, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 7th, 2018
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 25th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 29th, 2018
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 1st, 2018  –  Sat, Jun 2nd, 2018
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 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Aug 19th, 2018
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 4th, 2018  –  Sun, May 6th, 2018
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
Fri, May 18th, 2018  –  Sun, May 20th, 2018
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
3 days
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Swedish Folk Art Painting: Kurbits and Dala Horses

This class will be an exploration of the decorative arts of Northern Sweden from about 1700 to 1900, it will feature kurbits (big leaves) florals, wreaths, Dala horses and fun detail on these pieces. We will discuss some of the best designers of Swedish painting, Winter Carl Hanson, Jufwas Anders…
Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018  –  Sat, Aug 25th, 2018
Instructor: Diane Edwards