UPCOMING CLASSES

INSPIRED BY: YAYOI KUSAMA

OCTOBER 3 & 4 | 5:30-7:30 (2 SESSIONS)

DULUTH ART INSTITUTE

$30

Construct your very own wild and wacky pumpkin with papier-mache inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist well known for polka-dotted paintings, sculptures, performances, and installations.

 

“Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity.” –Yayoi Kusama 

While this class is open to all ages, parents are encouraged to register to help young children, as the process can be challenging for little hands.

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INSPIRED BY: FAITH RINGGOLD

NOVEMBER 7 | 5:30-7:30

DULUTH ART INSTITUTE

$20

Combine painting, drawing, collage, and fiber materials to create your own narrative "quilt square" depicting memories, dreams, or fictional stories. Combining acrylic paint and traditional quilt techniques, Ringgold creates political, and sometimes dream-like autobiographical, narrative scenes. Bring ideas and potentially source materials to help in this creative process. 

“When they're looking at my work, they're looking at a painting and they're able to accept it better because it is also a quilt.” - Faith Ringgold

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INSPIRED BY: EMMY LOU PACKARD

DECEMBER 5 | 5:30-8:00

DULUTH ART INSTITUTE

$30

Multiply your art! Learn how to transfer your designs onto a linoleum block, carve, print, and repeat. Artist Alyssa Swanson facilitates creating imagery based on the print “Coral Fantasy” by the renowned printmaker Emmy Lou Packard using a collaborative process. Packard was known for her paintings, prints, and murals, as well as her activism. At the end of class, students will have 3 prints to gift, keep, or trade. This class is structured for students ages 13+. No experience is necessary.

 "You can't erase a knife cut. Soon you learn to make decisions and lose your fear of mistakes, for mistakes often lead to discovery. You become an explorer and your expression, like your fingerprints, will be uniquely your own." - Emmy Lou Packard

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CROCHET PUMPKINS

OCTOBER 11 | 5:30-7:30

CLOQUET MIDDLE SCHOOL

$24

Learn some crochet basics as we create fun decorative pumpkins perfect for fall. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included. For youth, a caregiver is encouraged to stay and join in, too, it can be challenging for little hands.

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LINOCUT PRINTMAKING

NOVEMBER 15 | 5:30-7:30

CLOQUET MIDDLE SCHOOL

Learn the fine art of Linocut Printmaking. Bring a simple reference of your choice, or use those provided and created by the teacher featuring the local flora and fauna of our region. 

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DIY FELT DALA HORSES

DECEMBER 6 | 5:00-6:30

CLOQUET MIDDLE SCHOOL

$24

Deck the halls with Dala Horses this winter with your very own Dala Horse ornaments. (We will include supplies for 3 horses)

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This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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