Category Archives: Workshop

First Friday June Coloring art Adventure

Let’s All Pull Our Oars Together in a Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Adventure
Gather Online – June 5th
Plan to join the Kolling Cards and Things Made Here
First Friday Art Online
Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Adventure
into the amazing world of coloring art
and celebration of Scandinavian heritage
4:30 p.m. June 5th, 2020 via Zoom

The theme will be Scandinavian-American Heritage and the main focus will be the Viking Ship.

From Cindy:
“The mass cancellations and closings of so many of this season’s Scandinavian festivals, events and museums and specialty stores are just “Uffda” for a lot of people. With that in mind, and because the First Friday in June falls right between Syttende Mai and Midsummer; Scandinavian-American Heritage seems like a good topic for a Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Adventure!
Admission to the event will be free to you and your household/workplace with purchase of any size “Uff Da” Home Delivery Care Pack from the Kolling Cards website; or an acknowledged sale from your favorite Scandinavian Heritage Minne-Mural™ resource store….
or if you are a participating presenter in the session!
We don’t know what the status of the nation’s home stays and the store and other closings will be on June 5th, but this event is designed to “roll with the flow”.
Let’s all color together in good health!
The zoom event will be a mix of Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art tips, techniques and reviews with special focus on the Viking Ship Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster. This will be combined with bits and tidbits of Scandinavian heritage and history shared by willing participants.
One of these participants can be you!

You’ve come to know that with Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Posters, there is much learning along with creative coloring. Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Posters offer “coloring with content” and we “Learn Stuff while we have Fun!” In addition to creating amazing wall art; we will learn stuff during this event, too.
Be a Participating Presenter! I want to include short participator’s presentations related to Scandinavian heritage (and Vikings in particular) to alternate with the Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art tips. It should somehow focus on the subject of Viking ships (or Viking era), or on the general concept of Scandinavian-American heritage. It can be historical facts or it can be personal perception. (Please try to clarify which 🙂 We will allow a little creative latitude on how you connect your presentation to the Viking ships; but please include any disclaimers necessary and remember to keep it suitable for all ages.
Please also only bring content that is not proprietary (belongs to someone else) unless you have permission. This part will be on you. Share credit when you should.”

How to become a Participant Presenter…
In advance, please send your basic content proposal (appropriate for all ages) to kollingcards@gvtel.com. She can discuss the details with you.

Artist Cindy Kolling


This is an online opportunity offering social distancing and access to learning and sharing coloring art tips, techniques, and mediums spiced with tidbits of Scandinavian heritage. You can enjoy coloring in your own style to create amazing wall art with the Viking Ship Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Posters. Order Uff Da Home Delivery Care Packs of Minne-Murals™ from www.kollingcards.com and select designs from the Scandinavian Heritage category.


Any questions, please contact your artist, Cindy Kolling
Kolling Cards and Things Made Here!
artist-owned business sustainably serving you and your customers since 1986
PO Box 101
Gully, MN 56646
ph/fax 218-268-4396
kollingcards@gvtel.com
www.kollingcards.com
or check out the coloring tips at www.minne-mural.com

North Beach Writers’ Classes

New online classes in poetry, including a free class for those affected by Covid-19

The following classes are now available for registration.
Visit northbeachwritersretreat.com/onlinepoetry for more information and to register.

Writing the Short Poem I
April 6- May 8, 2020 (Registration deadline, March 30) This session is free to those who have been laid off or cannot work due to Covid -19. (limit 10, first come, first-served)

June 8-July 10, 2020–$150.

Writing the Short Poem II
May 18-June 19, 2020 (Registration deadline, April 15) This session is free to those who have been laid off or cannot work due to Covid -19. (limit 10, first come, first-served)
July 13-August 14, 2020 (Registration Deadline, June 15)–$150

Triggering Poetic Inspiration
April 20-June 12 (Registration deadline, April 1)–$250
May 11-July 3 ( Registration deadline, May 1)–$250
June 15- August 7 ( Registration deadline, June 1)–$250

Ekphrasis: Poetry Inspired by Art
May 4-June 26 (Registration deadline, April 15)–$250

Please visit northbeachwritersretreat.com/onlinepoetry for all the details and registration information.

Minnesota Arts Board Grant Writing Workshops for Artist Initiative Grant Program

Grant writing workshops for

Artist Initiative grant program     

The Minnesota State Arts Board is hosting a series of grant writing best practices workshops around the state for the Artist Initiative program. Arts Board program officer Sherrie Fernandez-Williams will guide participants in a hands-on, interactive workshop. An informative and educational learning experience, participants can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Artist Initiative grant criteria and eligibility requirements, and will work in small groups to practice and discuss the skill of grant writing.  The Artist Initiative grant program supports and assists professional Minnesota artists at various stages of their careers through encouraging artistic development, helping artists gain visibility with audiences, and strengthening career and professional skills. If you would like more information about the Artist Initiative grant program, please visit the Arts Board Web site: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/artist-initiative.htm .The workshops are free of charge and open to the public. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please visit the Arts Board Information Sessions Web page to learn more and register: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/calendar/information-sessions.htm .

Photography Classes in Crookston

  • Intro to Photography: Wednesday. January 22 5:45-8:45pm
  • Intermediate Photography: Wed, February 4th 5:45-8:45pm

Location:

Sweetlight Gallery, 119 N Main St. Crookston, MN 56523

Call to register 612-269-3601
Important note is that pre-registration and pre-payment is required by phone. Simply hitting “Interested” or “Going” on the event page does not sign you up for the class.


More classes will be added based on attendance of the first 2 classes.

Residencies and Workshop Retreats at Tofte Lake Center at Norm’s Fish Camp

Applications for Residencies Open Until November 30

The deadline for Guided Workshop Retreats is December 30

https://toftelake.org/residencyprograms

THE GAIA FENNA MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP

Tofte Lake Center will host its sixth annual week-long residency for a Minnesota artist who exemplifies the spirit, passions, and values of artist and nature lover Gaia Fenna. This year’s residency week will be September 14-20, 2020.

For Gaia, physical activity and art were a means of self-expression, self-definition — in her DNA. At Tofte Lake Center, Gaia’s love of art and nature were perfectly combined. She took time each day to commune with her spirit by hiking, biking, and kayaking. She has left her creative fingerprints all over TLC.

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST & GROUP/ORGANIZATION

These residencies are offered for both individual artists, small creative teams, and groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, and reflect together in community and in nature.

Artist residencies are interdisciplinary in nature, and balance group activity, personal work time, facilitated conversation, with the exchange of work and performance. Artists from diverse backgrounds and communities are encouraged to attend. Residencies are structured around the artists’ specific project needs. Days are self-directed, and could include individual/team work, afternoon excursions or on-site activity, dinners and evening gatherings with resident artists.

Tofte Lake Center is family-friendly. For Individual Residencies, artists are welcome to bring their families when space allows and when agreed upon in advance.  For these residencies child-care is not guaranteed, though assistance is offered to help resident artist parents find part-time childcare for their stay, should this make their residency possible.

2020 Individual Artist Residency Weeks Available: June 15-21 (depending on grant funding, this week could be dedicated to our Family Artists Residency Program), June 22-28, June 29-July 5, August 3-9, August 10-16, and September 21-27.


TLC offers residency and retreat opportunities for artistic groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, strategize, plan, and reflect together in community.

If you are interested in hosting a Group or Organizational residency, please contact us at info@toftelake.org between October 1-November 30, 2019 – the earlier the better!

Application and Selection Timeline

November 30, 2019, 11:59pm EST: Application deadline

February 1, 2020: Notification deadline

Applications are accepted from artists 18 years or older at the time of application. For more information about Tofte and their programs visit their website at https://toftelake.org/home