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UPCOMING CLASSES

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Linocut Printmaking

Learn to transfer and carve designs and drawings into linoleum to create one-of-a-kind prints inspired by Great Lakes Aquarium exhibits.

Want to try, but not confident in your drawing ability? No problem, sample designs inspired by plants and animals found in the Aquarium will be provided if you’d like to use them. 

Due to the use of sharp tools, this class is best suited for adults and children ages 13+. No experience is necessary.

Ages: 13-Adult

Date: February 12, 2023

Time:1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $40 (scholarships are available)

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Exploring Abstraction: In Plain Sight

Draw inspiration from the patterns that allow animals to hide in plain sight! 

Students will examine examples of animal camouflage and other unique patterning found on animals in the Aquarium. Combining the patterns they see, students will create an abstract painting inspired by spots, stripes, and more. 

No experience is necessary.

Ages: 13-Adult

Date: March 27, 2023

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $40 (scholarships are available)

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Mixed Media Paint-Along: Shipwrecks Alive!

Create a mixed-media painting of Great Lakes Aquarium’s Shipwrecks Alive! exhibit, home to rays, a zebra shark, and an assortment of other fish. Paint confidently with step-by-step demonstration and instruction.

Ages: 7-12

Date: April 1, 2023

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $40 (scholarships are available)

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Mixed Media Paint-Along: Otter Cove

Create a mixed-media painting of Great Lakes Aquarium’s resident otters, Agate and Ore. Paint confidently with step-by-step demonstration and instruction. 

Ages- 7-12

Date: April 22, 2023

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $40 (scholarships are available)

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Exploring Abstraction: A World Unseen

Explore a world unseen through microscopic imagery! 

Students will use microscopes to look at various water samples collected from different exhibits found in Great Lakes Aquarium, Lake Superior, and rivers found near Duluth, MN. Students will observe and sketch organisms to create a painting that challenges the idea of abstraction versus realism. 

No experience is necessary.

Ages: 13-Adult

Date: May 7, 2023

Time:1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $40 (scholarships are available)

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