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Explore the Summer Solstice Light: Photography as Storytelling

Join Featured Speaker David Thoreson in the field and classroom for some hands-on camera instruction, tips, workflow, and storytelling instruction on the longest day of the year. David has spent a lifetime on adventures in the field, sailing the oceans and navigating the Arctic ice, all the while visually documenting…
Sun, Jun 21st, 2020  –  Mon, Jun 22nd, 2020
Day 1: 4pm-6pm, sunset shoot 8pm-10pm; Day 2: 9am-noon
Instructor: David Thoreson
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…
Thu, Oct 15th, 2020  –  Mon, Oct 19th, 2020
Day 1: 6-9pm; Days 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
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Beginning Hallingdal

The bold and colorful Hallingdal rosemaling is an excellent style for the beginning rosemaler. Students will learn the basic brush strokes and hand techniques and color mixing for painting Hallingdal scrolls and flowers. Additional instruction will be provided for those wishing to create their own designs. Emphasis will be on…
Fri, Sep 4th, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 6th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kristine Myhre Barton
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 6th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 8th, 2020
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 21st, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, 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 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 25th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
1.5 Days
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Shades of November: Long Exposure Photography

November can be a drab and windy month. While it is the stormiest month on Lake Superior, explosive waves don’t happen every day. When the waves are low and the sky is gray, it’s hard to get motivated to get outside and take pictures. Change that perspective with long exposure…
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020  –  Sat, Nov 7th, 2020
Day 1: 1-5pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
2 days
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Swedish Folk Painting

Swedish Folk Painting, often referred to as “dalmalning” actually consists of several different painting styles based on region, subject, and artist. In this course we will discuss several of these different styles. Then we’ll practice the basic painting techniques of two of these styles and create our own individualized projects.…
Sat, Aug 8th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 9th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep