Note that for 2022 classes, masks are currently required, as is proof of vaccination. The Art Colony is assessing practices on an on-going basis. Masking or changes to our safety plan may be required for any of the following reasons:

    • Art Colony classes are in intimate settings, in close proximity for several hours at a time and variants and uncertainties still exist around the spread of COVID-19.
    • Some students or instructors may have underlying conditions preventing them from getting vaccinated, and COVID-19 can still be carried and contracted by those with a vaccine, causing spread to unvaccinated populations. 

Visit our COVID-19 Safety Protocol Page here to learn more.

The health and safety of our community, students and visiting artists is of upmost importance. Thanks for doing your part.

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The Art Colony hosts classes with instructors who are practicing studio artists and college and university faculty from May – September. Instruction covers a broad spectrum of media including: ceramics, drawing, literary arts, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, among others. The Art Colony’s studio session series is also a perfect way for advancing and mid-career artists to work alongside similarly-skilled artists on their works in progress in a free flowing, yet guided environment.

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All Skill Levels Welcome

The Art Colony values the diversity of creative expression present within our community. The following class categories are designed to meet specific needs:

  • Foundational Series: For students with no experience or who want to try a medium for the first time.
  • Open to All Levels: For students who are NOT looking for basic-level experience and eager to learn various techniques and methods in a mixed-skill environment. Often this category provides rich learning to happen between students as well as between the instructor and students.
  • Experience Required: For students who have gained foundational knowledge in a specific medium. See individual class prerequisites in class descriptions.

Registration Guide

Interested in registering for a class and would like more guidance? Follow our step-by-step guide below:

  • Go to the class you would like to register for, select how many tickets you would like to purchase, then click “Add to Event Cart”
  • Click “Proceed to Registration”
  • Enter your contact information and click “Proceed to Payment Options” at the bottom of the page
  • Payments are made through PayPal. Select the PayPal icon and then hit “Proceed to Finalize Registration”
  • You will be redirected to PayPal to finalize transaction details
  • If you have received a promo code from us, click the area to the left of the “Submit Promotion Code” button and enter the code. Then hit submit to apply the promotion. If you do not have a promotion code, you do not need to use this button.
  • If you need assistance registering, please email info@grandmaraisartcolony or call 218-387-2737. 

Cancellation Policy

Classes must reach a minimum number (generally that is 6 students), 45 days before the class start date. From there, classes remain open until one week (7 days) prior to the start date unless special circumstances apply. If the Art Colony needs to cancel a class due to low enrollment or instructor illness, etc., students will be informed at least five business days before the start date (unless otherwise noted) and refund tuition payment in full. The Art Colony assumes no responsibility for losses incurred due to lodging or travel arrangements (you may want to consider travel insurance and confirm the cancellation policy of your lodging accommodations).

Adult Classes: 45 or more days in advance of start date: 75% payment refunded. No refunds are given within 45 days of the class start date. 25% of the tuition payment is nonrefundable. Students do have the option to transfer their tuition payment to another class for a $100 fee.

Youth Classes: Students who cancel more than 14 days in advance of the class start date will receive a full refund. No refunds are given within 14 days of the class start date.

Entry Points: Students who cancel more than 14 days in advance of the class start date will receive a full refund. No refunds are given within 14 days of the class start date.


The Art Colony is dedicated to making its learning opportunities accessible to all students regardless of financial need. Specific scholarships are funded by designated gifts from Art Colony members and supporters and include youth need and non-need based scholarships, and adult need-based scholarships. Click the buttons below for scholarship applications.