Mentor Series: Abstraction From Nature 21MS5-1

In this painting intensive, artists will create a series of abstract paintings inspired by visual studies, personal narratives, and elements of the North Shore landscape. Daily warm-up exercises and group exchange encourage new ways of seeing, with emphasis on interpreting color, form, light, texture, sound, and movement, in order to create a sense of place within the painted surface. Donna will provide guidance at every stage of the painting process and students will explore new directions and approaches supported through looking at works in progress, group feedback, and one-to-one review. Open to artists working in all media, intermediate to advanced level. Prerequisite: Established body of work and foundational understanding of chosen medium. 

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This class will remain open for registration until May 24, 2021 at 4 pm. Please register before this date to ensure your spot.

Due to current covid-19 safety protocol, class enrollment will be limited to allow for physical distancing, etc. Students are encouraged to register early. Should you find that the class you want to attend is full, we encourage you to get on our waitlist and, as safety standards continue to evolve, we anticipate that additional class spaces will be made available.

Should covid-19 affect our ability to meet in person this class will pivot to virtual one-to-one mentoring sessions with each student, one hour in length.


  • May 31, 2021 - June 4, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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120 West 3rd Avenue, PO Box 626, Grand Marais, Minnesota, 55604, United States