Diane Levar:  Exploring the Landscape With Watercolor  

July 12-13 2022

 

Join experienced artist Diane Levar as she walks you through a variety of techniques in watercolor that will lead you to putting it all together to paint a birch tree landscape.  Diane has 40+ years of art teaching experience and was a candidate for MN Teacher of the Year in 2009. Students will end up with a bound booklet that she will make for you of your painting techniques so you have it for future reference. All levels are welcome. Paint in a relaxed atmosphere and leave with renewed confidence. Supply list will be available after registration.  July 12-13th. 

 

 

Mary Beth Downs Watercolor Workshop Sept. 29-30, 2022

Your registration with payment confirms your place in the class.  The cost for the class is $75.00 (2 day workshop) for non-Northwoods Friends of the Arts members  and $60.00 for members.  A single membership fee is $25

Visit the Exhibit and Vote May 4th until May 27th

Winners Announced 5/27 at 1:00 p.m

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Diane Levar: Exploring the Landscape With Watercolor

July 12-13 2022

 

Join experienced artist Diane Levar as she walks you through a variety of techniques in watercolor that will lead you to putting it all together to paint a birch tree landscape. Diane has 40+ years of art teaching experience and was a candidate for MN Teacher of the Year in 2009. Students will end up with a bound booklet that she will make for you of your painting techniques so you have it for future reference. All levels are welcome. Paint in a relaxed atmosphere and leave with renewed confidence. Supply list will be available after registration.

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The class will be held in Cook at the Community Center.

 

Your registration with payment confirms your place in the class. The cost for the class is $75.00 (2 day workshop) for non-Northwoods Friends of the Arts members and $60.00 for members. A single membership fee is $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW CLASSES BEGIN
 

“CURIOUS AND CREATIVE“ & OTHER

 

Curious and Creative Art Classes Begin in May 2022

 

The only cost will be $10 for NWFA members and $20 for non-members. The children’s classes are marked in red.
 

REGISTER for the class with Alberta at 218 666-2153 or at NWFA Gallery in Cook, MN. The address is 210 S. River St. (behind the big pine tree), next to Dream Weaver Salon. Open hours are Wed., Thurs. and Fri. from 10 a.m. and $ p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

5-21, 5-28, Saturdays 9 until noon
Lyn Reed - Instructor

Using clay, create a cylinder (mug, vase, etc.); Glaze it.

On week 1, create the cylinder using slab building techniques. On week 2, glaze your item.

Limit 10.
 

 

6-4-22, Saturday 1-4:00

Lyn Reed – Instructor

Gyotaku (Fish print) – Using oil based printing ink and a fish, create a print.

$30.00 material fee to instructor + regular C & C fee at registration

Limit 8
 

 

6-9-22, Thursday noon-2:00

Kris Musto – Instructor

The Study of Frida Kahlo – artist study and related project.

*Curious and Creative Kids (free class) Age 8 and up.

Limit 8
 

 

6-16-22, Thursday 1-4:00

Brenna Kohlhase - Instructor

Embossed Leather Jewelry – Craft a set of earrings and/or leather cuff.

$10.00 material fee to instructor + registration

Limit 8
 

 

6-25-22, Saturday 10-Noon

Lyn Reed – Instructor

You can print with THAT? Experiment with different items with which to print. Create a “work of art” incorporating some of these items.

*Curious and Creative Kids (free class) – Age 8 and up.

Limit 10
 

 

7-7-22 Thursday 10-noon

JoAnn Anderson, Alberta Whitenack – Instructors

Hand Shaped Clay Bowl – Trace your hand and create a dish using air dry clay.

*Curious and Creative Kids (free class) Age 7 and up.

Limit 8
 

 

7-15-22, Friday 1-3:00 p.m.

Cecilia Rolando - Instructor

The Study of artist Georgia O’Keeffe - artist study and related project.

*Curious and Creative Kids (free class) Age 8 and up.

Limit 8
 

 

8-2-22 Tuesday 10-noon

Albera Whitenack – Instructor

Let’s Try Watercolor – Experiments with watercolor for beginners.

*Curious and Creative Kids (free class) Age 7 and up.

Limit 10
 

 

*8-4 and 8-11-22, Thursdays 10-noon — two day class

Lyn Reed – Instructor

Making Music with Clay – With clay, sculpt a whistle, possibly in the shape of an animal; glaze in second week.
 

*Curious and Creative Ages 8 and up—

$5.00 material fee to instructor + registration

Limit 10
 

 

8-6-22, Saturday 9:00-noon

Lyn Reed - Instructor

Lino Print – Carve a block in a design of your choice and print it.

$10.00 material fee to instructor + registration fee.

Limit 10
 

 

9-22-22, Thursday 1-4:00

Cecilia Rolando - Instructor

Jewelry Fun – Using your favorite colors, make your own bead jewelry (necklace and earrings).

$10.00 material fee to instructor + registration fee C&C

Limit 10

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Other Classes for 2022

REGISTER for the class with Alberta at 218 666-2153 or at NWFA Gallery in Cook, MN. The address is 210 S. River St. (behind the big pine tree), next to Dream Weaver Salon. Open hours are Wed., Thurs. and Fri. from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..

OR email: nwfamn.org@gmail.com.
 

Classes will be held at the gallery unless posted Cook Community C.

 

5-21-22, Saturday 2-4:00
 

Ellie Larmouth – Instructor

A Writer’s Gathering .. a writing workshop

Open to all. No fee or registration.

 

7-11-22, Monday 10-4:00
 

Kathy, JoAnn and Alberta – Instructors

Paint a Barn Quilt – Choose a quilt pattern and paint a barn quilt.

$30.00 NWFA Members, $45.00 non-members

Materials provided

Limit 8
 

 

7-12,13-22, Tuesday, Wednesday 10-4:00

Diane Levar - Instructor

Watercolor Birch Tree Landscape – Using a variety of watercolor techniques, paint a birch tree landscape.
 

$60.00 NWFA Members, $75.00 non-members

Community Center location

Limit 16
 

 

7-20-22, Wednesday 10-4:00

Kathy Lovgren – Instructor

Tumbling Block Quilt Technique

Fabric and template provided to create a small quilt.

$30.00 NWFA members, $45.00 non-members

$10.00 material fee paid to instructor.

Limit 8
 

 

8-20-22, Saturday 10:00-5:00

Brenna Kohlhase - Instructor

6 x 6 Watercolor Field Sketchbook/Journal – Design a personalized watercolor journal using 140lb paper and recycled materials for cover design.

$30.00 NWFA members, $45.00 non-members

$20.00 material fee to instructor

Limit 8
 

 

8-23-22, Tuesday 10-4:00

Cecilia Rolando - Instructor

Beginning Acrylic – Learn acrylic painting techniques

$30.00 NWFA members, $45.00 non-members

Materials provided

Limit 8
 

 

9-29,30-22, Thursday, Friday 9-4:00

Mary Beth Downs - Instructor

Watercolor: Playing with Value, Texture & Design

$60.00 NWFA members, $75.00 non-members

Community Center Location

Limit 16
 

 

10-1-22, Saturday 10-2:00

DyAnne Korda - Instructor

Nature Writing: Autumn in the North

$40.00 NWFA members, $55.00 non-members

Limit 10
 

 

11-5-22, Saturday 10-5:00

Brenna Kohlhase - Instructor

Saami Bracelet Class – Using caribou hide, create a traditional Saami style bracelet

$30.00 NWFA members, $45.00 non-members

$30.00 material fee to instructor

Limit 8

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 – SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022

        RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 5-7:00 P.M.

 

It is that time again.  What a grand opportunity this is to exhibit and sell your art or crafts in Cook, Minnesota.  All proceeds from items sold go directly to the artist during Spring Art Expo (SAE).

 

The fee to participate in this event is $15.00 for NWFA members;  $30.00 for non-members.  Membership $25 or $40 for a household (see “membership”). 

The art or craft is exhibited at the Northwoods Friends of the Arts (NWFA) Gallery in Cook.  Participants have approximately 4x8 feet of wall space to hang work.  Sculptures and other art that does not hang on a wall will have approximately 6 feet of table space.  Artists who have their own display units may use them. 

 

All art or crafts need to be delivered to the gallery on June 1 or 2 during gallery hours (Wed. thru Fri, 10-4; Sat, 9-1). 

 

The exhibit begins on June 3 and the celebration reception is that evening from 5-7.  Contact Alberta Whitenack, 218 666-2153, or Shawna Kishel, 218 780-6510, if questions.

 

See here the SAE registration form.  Forms need to be returned to  NWFA by May 20. (PO Box 44, Cook, Mn. 55723)

 

Artist biographies are requested and should be e-mailed to Shawna Kishel at shkishel@gmail.com.

A Tribute to Julie Fogelberg

 

The life and photography of Julie Fogelberg, who passed away recently, is being honored at Northwoods Friends of the Arts during the month of July in The Wolfe Den, NWFA’s classroom and extra exhibit hall.  Julie's children have gathered up some of their Mother's dreamy photographs to create NWFA's July exhibit.  Come in to enjoy from Wednesday to Saturday in Cook at 210 S. River St..

 

“Julie Fogelberg was rarely seen without a camera by her side. Those who knew Julie know that she refused to let her battle with cancer steal the beauty of life.  Her photography is a reminder of the way that she found beauty in God’s gifts that can so often go unnoticed.  Some of her favorite things to photograph include birds, Lake Vermilion, her flowers and animals that visited her house.”
Her daughter, Katie Lorenz

 

On Sunday, July 18th there will be a reception honoring Fogelberg’s life and work from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m..  Please drop in for refreshments to celebrate Julie and NWFA’s first reception since March 2020!   The gallery is full of original artworks displayed by NWFA members.  Also this month, beginning July 8th, is an exhibit and sale of small art for a fundraiser called “A Canvas and You —Two”.

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“Finding Light” 2021 photo contest Winners—-

April 29, 2021:  The winners of the photo contest and fundraiser are…..

 

First place winner of $100 was Carol Bowman for her photo entitled, “ Does the Sunlight Make My Butt Look Big?”

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Live-streamed Class: Exposure Controls DSLR Camera

Photographers, here is an opportunity to join a virtual Zoom class, "Take Control! Using the Exposure Controls on your DSLR Camera", by  instructor: Keith Miesel. 

This class is designed for beginner users of DSLR camera manual exposure controls. Or, anyone pondering the idea of moving from a point and shoot and/or auto settings to enhance their creative process. Topics covered: ISO, aperture or f/stop, shutter speed, metering, histogram, special exposure modes, and white balance.

Keith is a Twin Cities and Cook-based photographer whose work can be seen at the Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery.  His studio is in the Casket Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis and online (Website kmieselphoto.com; Instagram keithmiesel). He has most recently exhibited at Jimmy Wilson Gallery and at the Inez Greenberg Gallery of Bloomington Center for the Arts and is currently exhibiting at Minneapolis Convention Center. Its an honor to have Keith share his half-century of expertise in photography that shows in his breathtakingly beautiful photographs.

This class is free of charge and will be live-streamed via Zoom Thursday, June 18th from 7-8 pm.   Pre-registration is required by calling/texting Lisa at (218) 780-1151.

This class is a segment of Northwoods Friends of the Arts Summer Art Program and thankfully made possible with a grant from Lake Country Powers Operation Round-Up.

NWFA is a non-profit membership organization with a gallery that exhibits for about forty artists regularly.  The NWFA Gallery in Cook, MN on main street, 210 S. River St., is open Thurs. and Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The website is: NWFAMN.ORG.  The email address is: nwfamn.org@gmail.com.  Find northwoodsfriendsofthearts also on Face Book.

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A Small Works Project for Artists,“A Canvas and You”Grab a canvas (or two). Paint it, draw on it, weave on it, glue on it, slash or “felt” on that canvas, The art work is your choice, your medium and your subject. Register and take your canvas(es) home from Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery in Cook, MN beginning May 2020, depending on the global pandemic guidelines for social gatherings. The canvas sale and exhibit is tentative for July 8 until August 28th with a grand reception honoring artists on July 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. at 210 S. River St. next to Dream Weaver Spa and Salon. It is a fundraiser.The show requirements are: The subject is your own and the medium (glue, paint, fabric, objects, etc.) is your choice. All artwork must be completed on each $10, 8 x 10 inch canvas, signed and dated by the artist on the back. The canvas must not be altered in size or shape and must be wired for hanging. All edges of the canvas must be “finished” but not framed. All art will be for sale for $50 each during the exhibit time. NWFA will collect taxes and retain 50% with 50% going to the artist. Mailing or shipping canvases will be at the expense of the artist. Art left after two weeks of the exhibit conclusion will become the property of NWFA and may be used for future fundraisers. Artwork deemed inappropriate will not be accepted. NWFA may use an image of the art to promote NWFA at its discretion. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, NWFA is your local 501(c)3 arts organization. You may contact NWFA at nwfamn.org@gmail.com or see the website, nwfamn.org. The Gallery is not open at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic but it is located on Cook’s main street, River St., near Hwy #53

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NWFA Holds Annual Raffel

June 11-August 19, 2021…

$5 ticket sales begin at Timber Days in Cook and concludes at the drawing August 19th  during the "Monroe Crossing Concert" at the Cook Community Center.

50/50 Raffle..tickets $5  

winners  get Half the proceeds of the tickets sales or an original painting, "Birches",  by Sue Rauschenfels.

A Small Works Project for Artists,“A Canvas and You”

 

Grab a canvas (or two). Paint it, draw on it, weave on it, glue on it, slash or “felt” on that canvas, The art work is your choice, your medium and your subject. Register and take your canvas(es) home from Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery in Cook, MN beginning May 2020, depending on the global pandemic guidelines for social gatherings.

 

The canvas sale and exhibit is tentative for July 8 until August 28th with a grand reception honoring artists on July 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. at 210 S. River St. next to Dream Weaver Spa and Salon. It is a fundraiser.

 

The show requirements are:

The subject is your own and the medium (glue, paint, fabric, objects, etc.) is your choice.

All artwork must be completed on each $10, 8 x 10 inch canvas, signed and dated by the artist on the back.

The canvas must not be altered in size or shape and must be wired for hanging.

All edges of the canvas must be “finished” but not framed.

All art will be for sale for $50 each during the exhibit time. NWFA will collect taxes and retain 50% with 50% going to the artist.

Mailing or shipping canvases will be at the expense of the artist.

Art left after two weeks of the exhibit conclusion will become the property of NWFA and may be used for future fundraisers.

Artwork deemed inappropriate will not be accepted.

NWFA may use an image of the art to promote NWFA at its discretion.

 

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, NWFA is your local 501(c)3 arts organization. You may contact NWFA at nwfamn.org@gmail.com or see the website, nwfamn.org. The Gallery is not open at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic but it is located on Cook’s main street, River St., near Hwy #53.

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Certain activities by NWFA are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) and is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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