COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES! School-Year Art and Design Classes for Teens
Did you know the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) offers a selection of classes throughout the school year for teens? Many Continuing Education (CE) classes are open to teens ages 16 and above. There are also several classes available this fall specifically for high school students. Whether your teen is preparing for college or simply exploring their interests, MCAD’s CE classes offer the chance to learn from professional artists at one of the top art and design colleges in the Midwest.
Experience an MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive. Working with skilled instructors, students will work on a comic art or animation project in an immersive learning environment. Classes feature technical demonstrations, discussions with visiting artists, and information sessions with admission counselors about portfolio development and the art school application process.
Come to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery to see an incredible selection of expressive self-portraits made by student artists who attended Camp Art in Warren, Minnesota.
Students created their self-portraits after spending the week learning about the color wheel and various painting techniques from artist Stephanie Olson. The portraits are colorful and a joy to view. Students’ ages range from first to seventh grade, and the gallery is proud to showcase their hard work.
To view the students’ art, please visit the NWMAC Gallery at 211 DeMers Avenue, East Grand Forks, MN 56721(located within the Riverwalk Artists Gallery) now through September 22, 2018. The gallery is open Thursday–Saturday, 2:00–8:00 P.M.and Sunday, 2:00–5:00 P.M.
For more information about this exhibit look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, or if you are an artist interested in exhibiting a body of work with NWMAC, please contact Stephanie Olson at (218)688-1256 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com. This exhibit is made possible with funding from The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in Minnesota to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council. To view more information on the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council look to our website or Facebook page. Please sign up for our e-newsletter on our website home page to see the latest news and grant announcements. Email director@NWArtsCouncil.orgor call 218-745-9111 to reach our office during regular business hours.
CAMP ART classes will again be offered at Kittson Central School this summer. Campers will attend classes with three Minnesota artists who each specialize in a specific area of art. The campers, divided by grade level, will spend one hour with each of the artists engaging in kid-friendly art projects. Once again, COMPAS Artists will be teaching these classes. This year the focus will be on laughter and whimsy. Anne Reid will teach sculpture, Ben Domask will lead juggling, mime and other circus arts and Levi Wienhagen will teach comedy writing. For more information on each artist, please go to www.compas.org.
CAMP ART will be in session daily beginning Monday, June 25th and ending Thursday, June 28th. Classes for grades 4 through 8, will begin at 9:00 am and end at 12:00 pm. For campers in grades K through 3, classes will start at 1:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm. There will be an art show that is open to the public on Thursday evening at 7:00.
This year the campers in grades 4 through 8 will have a chance to specialize in two areas of art allowing them a very focused time to learn and create. If your child is in this age group, please indicate their top two preferences on the registration page.
The cost of CAMP ART is $20.00 per student. There is a $40.00 family maximum fee. Make checks out to Kittson Central School.
Transportation is the responsibility of each family.
Classes are open to all students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 8 during the 2017-2018 school year.
If you have questions regarding CAMP ART, please call Shannon Christenson (612-210-1159) or call the school office (218-843-3682, ext. 221) and leave your name and number.
CAMP ART is made possible by an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant provided by the Northwest Minnesota Art Council.
Art created by area students is hanging at State Senator Mark Johnson’s office in St. Paul.
The art includes:
“The Tower” Black and White Print by Kristy Williamson who lives in Gatzke and attends Greenbush/Middle River School District. Kristy created this linoleum print when she was in 8th grade and now she is a Senior. It is a limited edition. All the letters in the words needed to be carved in mirror image for the print to be legible. She received 2nd place in our art show this year for this print. Here is her artist statement about the piece, “This piece is particularly close to my heart. The most difficult part of this task was planning out all the words backwards. Linoleum printing is one of my most favorite mediums because how difficult it can be. I like a good challenge.”
“We All Fit Together” Painting of flag by Amy Follette who lives in Crookston and attends Crookston School District. This painting was created as she pondered the meaning of the flag amongst protests this year and her desire to serve in the military in the next few years. Here is her statement about the piece, “When I decided to create this piece when the controversy on whether or not to stand for the flag was big in the news. I also have recently fallen in love with cubism. So I thought that making a cubism painting of the American flag would be a great representation of our country. We are all different and have all different pieces of ourselves, but when we all come together we all fit with each other, we make each other whole. I tried to demonstrate this in my painting.”
“A String of Planets” Colorful print by Elise Monson who lives in Grygla and attends Grygla School District. Students love to create art that shows something that captivates them and prompts their learning and in her case exploration. Statement, “My intention was to just try and create the vision I had in my head. I knew I wanted to have lots of shades and different textures.”
“In Sight” Photograph by Spencer Wittman who lives in Warren and attends Warren/Alvarado/Oslo School District. Passing time by being creative with photography. Statement, “This photograph explores my quiet patience, in my hunting stand, waiting and hoping for a deer. There is pride and tradition around hunting within my family. The aspect, that most of the time, nothing is in the scope … but at any point a deer might come into view, is what I hoped to capture.” This piece was in the NW Art Exhibit last year.
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is excited to announce the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit Winners. Student and adult artists residing in a seven-county region including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau and Red Lake recently entered into the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit and competed for $2,300.00 in cash awards. The winners were recognized at the Northwest Minnesota Artist Reception in Thief River Falls, Minnesota on Saturday, April 28.
Exhibit cash award winners were chosen while the exhibit was on display at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls from April 18 to 28 by qualified juror and North Dakota Museum of Art Director of Education Matthew Anderson. “What was most interesting to me was to be able to witness an artistic conversation between the generations of art makers. Many of the pieces in the student work were highly emotive while the adult work tended to be more contemplative. The art conversation in this show also merges into the larger Conversation of Art that has been happening for hundreds of years. At the end of the day, all of the works are part of that larger dialogue and I hope all the artists continue to participate in the Conversation of Art.”
1stPlace $500 Rock Bakken of Hallock for an acrylic painting “Hereford”
2ndPlace $300 Debbie Aune of Gatzke for a watercolor painting “East Grand Forks Grain”
3rdPlace Bert Foster of Thief River Falls for photography “At the Lighthouse”
Merit $100 Margaret Ehling of Red Lake Falls for a painting “Where the Wild Things Are”
Merit $100 Cathy Forgit of Fertile for a textile “Norwegian Nights”
Merit $100 Lucille Nelson of Argyle for a drawing “Taking a Break”
Merit $100 Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla for pottery “Fiery Dragon Bowl”
Merit $100 Sherri Kruger of Badger for mixed media “Fiery Stump”
People’s Choice $100 Andrew Youngblom of Thief River Falls
1stPlace $300 Trystan Jelle of Grygla in sculpture “Mosquito”
2ndPlace $150 Kristy Williamson of Greenbush for a print “The Tower”
3rdPlace $100 Teagan Carlstrom of Crookston for drawing “The Elephant”
Merit $50 Alexandra Overholser of Thief River Falls for drawing “Persevere”
Merit $50 Elysa Christensen of Crookston for sculpture “Grace”
Merit $50 Alexis Folden of Halstad for painting “Iceberg”
Merit $50 Madeline Everett of Crookston for drawing “Margaret Atwood”
Merit $50 Soravit Auchotananan of Ada for sculpture “Sky Inu”
People’s Choice $50 Teagan Carlstrom of Crookston
Approximately fifteen exhibit pieces of art were chosen to be included in the Traveling Art Exhibit, which will travel from May until November to area libraries. Watch for it to arrive in your community.