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Mark Granlund opens Jack-in-the-Pulpit Studio and offers a holiday special with every gift card purchased.

Buy a gift card good for classes at Jack-in-the-Pulpit Studio before
January 2, 2014 and receive a 10% bonus. Gift cards purchased during the holiday season are worth their face value plus 10%. So if you purchase a $50 gift card, it will be good for $55 worth of classes at Mark’s new studio.

Here is the latest news at Classes Near You > Minnesota:


Jack-in-the-Pulpit Studio

www.jackinthepulpitstudio.com
This is the private studio of Mark Granlund. Classes in botanical and fine art are taught by Mark and guest instructors. Mark also teaches an online class. Find out how Mark developed his online botanical art class in this 2010 interview.

    Drawing: The Basic Elements
    Wednesdays, January 8 – February 12, 2014
    6:30 – 9:00 PM
    Learn the basic elements of drawing in this six-week course. View all details online. Cost: $165


    Drawing: The Basic Elements – for the Very Busy (online)

    January 10 – February 14, 2014
    This is the online edition of Drawing: The Basic Elements. Participants will attend two studio sessions for critique and to share work. These sessions will occur on January 31, 2014 and February 14, 2014. Cost: $95


    Introduction to Botanical Watercolor

    Tuesdays, January 7 – February 11, 2014
    6:30 – 9:00 PM
    Learn the basics of creating botanical images in watercolor. Students will learn how to approach a plant to illustrate, how to apply paint to paper to create a simple but precise image, and how to plot out color relationships for a successful painting. The instructor will also cover the basics of brushes, papers and paints. Cost: $165


    Trees in Ink: Pen and Brush

    Friday, February 28, 2014 (6:30 – 9:00 PM)
    Saturday, March 1, 2014 (12-3 PM)
    Learn how to capture the beauty and structure of winter trees in ink. Cost: $60

    View additional information for each class, get material lists and register for all classes online at Jack-in-the-Pulpit Studio.

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Jack-in-the-Pulpit Studio

www.jackinthepulpit.com
This is the private studio of Mark Granlund. Classes in botanical and fine art are taught by Mark and guest instructors. Mark also teaches an online class. Find out how Mark developed his online botanical art class in this 2010 interview.

    Drawing: The Basic Elements (Online)
    Wednesdays, January 8-February 19, 2014
    6:30 – 9:00 PM
    Learn the basic elements of drawing in this six-week course. View details and register online. Cost: $165


    Drawing: The Basic Elements – for the Very Busy (online)

    This is the online edition of Drawing: The Basic Elements. This course begins on Friday, January 10, 2014. Participants will attend two studio sessions for critique and to share work. These sessions will occur on January 31, 2014 and February 21, 2014.


    Introduction to Botanical Watercolor

    Tuesdays, January 7 – February 18, 2014
    6:30 – 9:00 PM
    Participants will learn how to draw and paint botanical specimens. Discussion topics include color mixing, brushes, paper and paint. Cost: $165


    Trees in Ink: Pen and Brush

    Friday, February 28, 2014 (6:30 – 9:00 PM)
    Saturday, March 1, 2014 (12-3 PM)
    Learn how to capture the beauty and structure of winter trees in ink. Cost: $60

    View additional information, get materials list and register online at Jack-in-the-Pulpit Studio.

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Red Pine New Growth, © Debra Greenblatt, all rights reserved. Courtesy MacRostie Art Center.

Red Pine New Growth, © Debra Greenblatt, all rights reserved. Courtesy MacRostie Art Center

Art from the Edge of the Boreal Forest: Reflecting Biodiversity
September 6-30, 2013
MacRostie Art Center
Grand Rapids, MN

MacRostie Art Center has announced its exhibitions for September, including
Art from the Edge of the Boreal Forest featuring the work of ten Minnesota-based botanical artists. These artists have created an exhibition of artwork based on the trees, plants, birds, and insects of the boreal forest to help educate the public about the disruptive factors – such as fire, invasive species, and stressful climate conditions – that are affecting this ecosystem. Boreal forests cross most of the upper parts of North America. The forests of Minnesota are uniquely positioned on the edge of the boreal forest ecosystem, which makes them especially susceptible to ecological disturbances.

The artists launched their studies of boreal forests in 2010 and have consulted with Dr. Lee Frelich, a forest ecologist with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Gerald Niemi of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and Jana Albers, DNR Forest Health Specialist. The artists have created work featuring botanically accurate images of trees, plants, birds, and insects. The species depicted were identified as most at risk for disappearing from the northern woods of Minnesota.

The artists used the following media to create their work: watercolor, gouache, pastels, acrylic, graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink and scratchboard.

The work in this exhibition distinguishes itself from most floral art in its botanical and scientific accuracy. It also separates itself from descriptive botanical and scientific illustration in its reverential and artistic spirit.


Climate Change Project

In partnership with University of Minnesota Extension and the Itasca Private Woodland Committee, MacRostie Art Center is presenting two special events in conjunction with the opening of this exhibition. On Saturday, September 7, there will be a bus tour to the SPRUCE climate change project at the Marcell Experimental Forest. This project is a partnership between the US Forest Service and Department of Energy and is examining the effects of climate change on peatlands and forests. The tour will be given by scientists working on the project. The bus will leave MacRostie Art Center at 8 AM and return at 12 PM. Pre-registration and a fee of $10 are required to attend the bus tour.

At 1 PM, after the bus tour, there will be a presentation by Dr. Lee Frelich at MacRostie Art Center about the current and projected effects of ecological disturbances on the forests of Minnesota. There is no cost to attend the talk with Dr. Frelich.

Both events are open to the public. For more information contact MacRostie Art Center at 218-326-2697.


You’re Invited!

Downtown art galleries and businesses are open 4-8 PM on Friday, September 6, 2013 for First Friday Art Walk. MacRostie Art Center will have food, wine, a demonstration by botanic artist Vicki Barth and artist talks at 6 PM. The First Friday reception is sponsored by Children’s Mental Health Service and is free and open to the public.



About the MacRostie Art Center

MacRostie Art Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to community growth through the arts in northern Minnesota. The MAC exists to support and advance the work of professional artists in the region and build a community that recognizes, appreciates and celebrates art. They believe that art is central to the quality of life in northern Minnesota – as it is everywhere – and that the artists who create, sell, and exhibit art play a vital role in society.

MacRostie Art Center presents exhibitions, workshops, classes, festivals, lectures, and other activities to engage the community in the arts. They support artists by providing a well-established venue for exhibition and sale of work and they work to keep the arts visible as a defining part of the community.

Learn more about the MacRostie Art Center

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The Minneapolis College of Art & Design will offer a class in botanical drawing during the Spring term. Registration opens January 3, 2013.

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Minneapolis College of Art & Design Continuing Eduction

www.mcad.edu
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design offers continuing education classes for adults, children and teens. Adults can learn about new media and techniques. Children 5-18 have the opportunity to participate in fun and creative studio experiences at a top art and design school.

    Botanical Drawing
    February 9 – March 16, 2013 (1-4 PM)
    Instructor: David Andree
    In this introduction to botanical illustration, students will work in graphite, colored pencil and watercolor. Class sessions will include presentations, demonstrations, and on-location drawing at the Como Conservatory in Saint Paul. Basic drawing skills are recommended, but not required. Open to students ages 16 and above. First class meeting will be at MCAD. Some classes will meet on-location. Non-credit tuition: $225

    For additional details, including the discount for Early Bird Registration and the materials list, see Botanical Drawing at MCAD.

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Earth, Air, Water, Life
Sept. 8 – Oct. 29, 2012
Stillwater, MN

Fourteen artists from
Project Art for Nature are participating in Earth, Air, Water, Life an exhibition now on view at the Stillwater Public Library Gallery in Stillwater, MN. The artists of Project Art for Nature work independently and with each other to create art promoting awareness of threatened natural areas in Minnesota and Wisconsin. They host educational art exhibitions every year at art galleries, nature centers, libraries and other venues in both states.

Visit the Stillwater Public Library

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Paper engineer and book artist, Shawn Sheehy, will teach you how to create a field guide of wildflowers and a journal for your garden.

See what’s new in the Classes Near You sections for Minnesota, Ohio and Illinois.


Shawn Sheehy

www.shawnsheehy.com
A book artist and paper engineer whose work incorporates ecological principles observed in nature. Sheehy’s art reflects his interests in ecosystems, natural resources, population biology and evolution.

    Pop-Up Field Guide to Wildflowers – June 29 – July 1, 2012;
    9 AM – 4 PM. Create a pop-up book featuring North American wildflowers! In this three-day workshop you will learn the fundamental structures, techniques and materials of pop-up engineering while building 10-12 exquisite flower forms. You can bind the structures together to create a book or keep them separate for gifting to family and friends. Either way, you will have the knowledge and skills to begin creating your own cards at home. Cost: $300. Materials Fee: $17. Location: Grand Marais Art Colony Grand Marais, MN. View Details/Register


    Pop-Up Field Guide to Wildflowers
    – July 14-15, 2012; 10 AM – 4 PM. In this two-day workshop, you will create 8-10 pop-up cards featuring native flowers of the Midwest. Fundamental techniques of pop-up engineering will be demonstrated and practiced while building these flowers, using little more than a knife, glue and card stock. Aside from a collection of cards that you might either bind together and keep for further study or [as] gift[s] to family and friends, you will also receive the knowledge and tools to continue creating your own cards at home. No experience is necessary, but binding and/or sewing skills will speed your progress. This is a great workshop to take if you want to explore making your own greeting cards or would like to advance your skills in using paper as a medium for sculpture. Cost: $165. Location: Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory Cleveland, OH. View Details/Register


    The Pop-Up Vegetable Garden
    – October 25 – November 2, 2012. Fundamental techniques of pop-up engineering will be demonstrated and practiced while building these vegetable plants, using little more than a knife, glue and card stock. At the end of the day you will have a collection of 4-5 cards that you might either keep for further study or gift to family and friends. No experience is necessary, but binding and/or sewing skills will speed your progress. Location: Chicago Botanic Garden Chicago, IL. Details and registration information will be posted here.

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Artists and friends, Susan Waughtal and Vera Ming Wong celebrate art and more than 30 years of friendship in the exhibition, Common Roots, now on view at the Crossings Gallery in Zumbrota, Minnesota.

These two friends share many passions, art being one of them. Each takes a different approach to their art. Waughtal takes an “exuberant and sometimes even whimsical” approach to painting animals, gardens and life on her farm, while Wong takes a more meditative approach as she captures the moods and the mystery of the natural landscape.

Celebrate the artists’ Common Roots now through February 29, 2012.

Exhibit Hours: MTWF 10-5; Thursday 10-8; Saturday 10-4

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