Welcome to Into the Brush!

Welcome to Ely, Minnesota’s first-and-only, non-profit organization dedicated to wilderness appreciation through art education.

Into The Brush

It is our belief that everyone can paint artistically.  If you haven’t picked up an artist’s paintbrush and would like to try it for real, Into The Brush is the art program for you.

Artistic observation in a subject-rich environment like the wilderness northeast of Ely, Minnesota (the Boundary Waters Canoe Area), is a visual delight that can be observed and enjoyed.  Then, painting what one saw, becomes the real goal with Into The Brush.

Yes, everyone can paint and have fun while doing it.  Unlike the instant nature of today’s photography which can be quite gratifying as well, putting colors to canvas warms the soul in a different (deeper) way and offers far more freedom for creativity to the artist.

This website, while we hope it to be interesting and helpful, is but a mere shadow of the real program Into The Brush where we experience hands-on art education together and with much more detail, discussion, observation, and implementation.

We hope you will find Into The Brush inviting, interesting, and helpful as you explore the possibilities of painting for the first time or extending your artistic abilities and talents.  We also invite you to join us in at our program base northeast of Ely, Minnesota.



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