Date: December 22
Instructor: Ann Marie Newman
Location: Bagley Community Library
Time: 5:00 PM
Hello, my name is Ann Marie Newman, I am creative dreamer who grew up to be a performance storyteller, writer, poet, author, conceptual artist, and most aptly, "Oopsy Annie". Oopsy Annie, the joyful wanderer in our "oopsy world” vlogs are available on Youtube. My diverse, creative life is made manifest through my life's calling to be a "story sharer".
I’ll be sharing my love of the spoken word as it pertains to the telling of personal stories. Attendees can expect to hear a tale about my childhood summers spent right here in Clearwater County. They’ll discover methods to create and share personal stories. The benefits of sharing personal stories; our loves, hopes, struggles, successes...etc. enrich connections both on the individual and community levels. Come learn further about this ancient, deeply human art form.
As a warm-up, before arriving, ‘eyeball’ the visual prompt below.
Now read this prompt: Write about a time you saw cold truth, hopefully with a lesson learned.
Any memory sparks going off? Mull it over, see what doors open. Then write about it in any form. Bring it with you to the meeting for sharing. It’s always so fun to see where the creative muse takes us!
Mono Print Transfers On Clay: Pottery Platters Workshop
Dates: April 10 – 14, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Kate Hammer
Location: Clear Waters Life Center - Gonvick
Cost: $130 which includes all supplies
Images drawn and transferred using the mono print transfer technique. This is my favorite process and I am excited to share the magic with you! This is a 5 day workshop.
Day 1 - Demonstration of creating a mono print transfer, transferring the image onto clay, and shaping a platter. Design and drawing of your transfers.
Day 2 - Clay work day. I will walk you through the mono print transfer process, step by step, and you will produce your first platter. Drawings and prep for 2nd clay work day.
Day 3 - Studio work day. Trimming of platters.
Day 4 - Studio work day.
Day 5 - Glazing.
The Most Important Watercolor Workshop with David R. Becker
CLASS IS FULL
Dates: June 13, 14, 15, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Faith Lutheran Church - Bagley, MN
David will be teaching you watercolor from beginning to end; starting with teaching you how to take total control of the watercolor medium, leading to using that control of the medium to create well-composed watercolors. Subject matter will be changing daily with photo references supplied to you weeks before the workshop. David’s teaching method takes all students on a paint-a-long style of teaching. This class is designed to benefit all levels of painters. Teaching students to conquer the medium of watercolor is David’s goal and he takes great pride in making sure every student leaves with the ability to control the paint.
Getting the Right Focus with Lowell Wolff
This workshop is intended for dedicated camera users – not smartphone cameras.
Class size limited to 15.
Dates: June 10 and 17, 2023
Place: Itasca State Park, Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center Classroom
Times: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Photographer, Lowell Wolff, will be leading the classes. His most recent solo exhibit, Reflections of Northern Minnesota, was featured at the Watermark Art Center in 2021 and the Reif Gallery of the MacRostie Art Center in 2022. It is posted on his website at https://www.YoDreamcatcherImages.com/reflections-of-northern-minnesota.
Day 1 will begin exploring the role of “focus” in photography – both from an artistic and mechanical perspective. Students will learn to choose the best focusing mode to express their vision of subjects in nature photographs. After exploring focus modes, students will spend time photographing the many wildflowers Itasca has to offer. The day will end with students discussing what they learned during the day.
Day 2 will begin with students sharing their best image(s) from Day 1 and the week between class sessions. For each image shared, students will explain what their vision was for their selected photograph and the degree to which they accomplished their vision. Suggestions for improvement also will be offered. The day will end with Lowell sharing his workflow of image processing using Lightroom, DxO PhotoLab 6, Helicon and other software he uses.
Colored Pencil Workshop with Pamela Edevold
Dates: June 20 - 22, 2023
Place: Bagley Public Library
Times: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
During this workshop we will work in layers using Prismacolor Pencils on colored Canson paper.
We will begin by working together from the same image, learning how to use the pencils to quickly create form and realism.
The second and third days, students may work from their own 8x10 head and shoulders photo or continue with the image started on the day one. The focus will then be on bringing the pencil drawing to a finish–refining edges, heightening color, playing with backgrounds, and detail work.
The supply list that students will need to bring will include a basic set of Prismacolor Pencils, kneaded eraser, Canson Mi Tientes paper, drawing board (BAAC has some if needed), and masking tape.
watercolor Journey with David R. Smith
Dates: August 8 - 10, 2023
Time: 10 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: The workshop will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, Bagley, MN
Join David on a Watercolor Journey, learning the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity. Participants will be provided reference photos, drawing guides, and step-by-step instruction through all stages of the painting process. The workshop is packed with demos and guided practice. Regardless of your level of experience, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level. David will demonstrate a wide variety of techniques, including "wet-on-wet," "spattering," "spraying," and how to link shapes in a composition based on values, while also learning about edge quality of shapes, the importance of different consistencies of paint, and the different moisture qualities of paper – concepts and approaches that will keep your paintings fresh with exciting blends and textures, and keep you inspired and eager to explore your new watercolor capabilities long into the future.
The Okee Dokee Brothers - Free Family Concert
Date: Sunday, August 13, 2023
Time: TBD | Location: TBD
As childhood friends growing up in Denver, Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.
Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to step outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities, and themselves.
The five-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.”
Wild Women Acrylic Workshop with Jennifer Stone
Dates: May 7 - 9, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Faith Lutheran Church - Bagley
In this workshop, students will create personal collage papers. Papers range from script, to abstracted shapes, to papers that would regain the lights lost in areas, and darks that will pop. The variety is endless. She will give us ideas on how to create our own stamps, utilizing what may be more personal to you and your work. After making collage papers, we will be able to construct smaller designs on paper, using all of the techniques she will be demonstrating in the workshop. Collage may be used alone, or with water or acrylic media, creating a mixed media piece.
This workshop will include demos and exercises, including how to use stencils and stamps to create collage paper and also staining tissue paper and making blotter papers. Jennifer will teach and demo throughout the day leaving working time for students to create papers and make designs with Jennifer’s assistance.