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Winter Wilderness Art Retreats

Winter is breathtaking in the Ely, MN area! It is less crowded and you have the freedom to move about as you like and at your own pace! Come up and stay just 5 miles south of the border for a Wilderness Art Retreat at Northwind Lodge! It’s a great way to explore your creative side either by yourself or with small group of friends or family. It is Art Classes and Vacation all wrapped into one unique experience at Northwind Lodge.

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Our forests are covered in white and our frozen lakes are your invitation to explore your creative side in art. Listen to the quiet. Howl for wolves at night. Then, let the thrill of wilderness living be your guide during Into The Brush art session! After classes, round out your vacation by doing outdoor activities like cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, visiting the Fernberg Gallery (on premises), going to town (watch for wolves) or just relaxing. The entire experience is fun and and something you probably don’t do all the time at home. Plus, we are only about 4.5 hours from the Twin Cities (for perspective)!

The retreats are held all winter Northwind Lodge located 15 miles northeast of Ely, MN, 2267 Fernberg Rd.   The 2-Day Program includes: 8 hours of instruction, all painting supplies, after-class independent painting time if desired.  Meals not included.  Class participants may want to bring snacks but can also return to their apartment very easily. Basic kitchen facilities provided in the apartment. Apartment Housekeeping Unit – Comfortable, housekeeping, apartment-style unit with private driveway and entrance.  Sleeps up to 4 in two bedrooms. One double bed in one bedroom, One double and one twin bed in the second bedroom. Located about 150 feet from the art studio building.  This unit comes with satellite TV, gas range, refrigerator, microwave, basic cooking and eating utensils, bathroom with shower, toilet and lavatory.  Bedding is provided.   Please bring your own towels.   Many of our guests request this rental year after year.

This 4 day/3 night Art Wilderness Art Retreat is only: $499.00* for up to the first 2 people*

*and $100.00 extra per person up 4 people

*Plus MN sales tax (6.875%) and local lodging tax (3%)

Call now for availability. Mid-week programming is available at 10% OFF the total package before taxes. 

1-218-265-5489 or 1-800-280-1078

Retreat Instructor Joe Baltich will be your instructor. He is an accomplished, commissioned artist proficient in acrylics. For a quick sampling of his works of the past 3 years, please visit instagram.com/joebaltich. For more details and other art programming for summer, please visit intothebrush.org.

For more on our Fernberg Gallery, visit: Fernberggallery.com

 

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Resounding Reflections resulted in beautiful works of art!

It was a fun class….well, they always are. Five painters surprised themselves with their successful works. The class was about painting reflections in water and it was definitely challenging to our participants, but the end result were 5 wallhangers. Check them out for yourself.

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Public Painting Classes Schedule August/September 2018

Hey Picasso!  Here’s the Into The Brush painting class schedule for during the next 30 days.  Come join us for a fun time with brush in hand and paint on palette.  (Sometimes people get that mixed up so wear an old shirt when you come.)  We are located at the Fernberg Gallery which is 15 miles NE of Ely on a nice, asphalt road.  Think of us being on Ely’s main street but only 15 miles out of town.  Easy to find.  Takes about 20 minutes to get here.

Check out the various painting topics offered and sign up by giving us a call.   All materials provided in each class.  Reservations are required for each class.  If you show up without reservations, please don’t be upset if you can’t have a seat or the class was cancelled and you didn’t know it.   If you have a question, you can call us (218-365-5489), private message us in Facebook by searching Into The Brush and hitting the “Message” button, OR send an email to: intothebrush@gmail.com

Click Here for Class Dates, Times and Costs

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Ely Stone Stash #2 during the Blueberry Arts Festival

Starting this Saturday, July 28, at 8 AM begins IntoTheBrush’s Ely Stone Stash.   Over 70 hand-painted, fine art stones will have been hidden around town.  Find one, keep it or re-hide it – it’s your choice.Stones of the Blueberry Arts Ely Stone Stash

BONUS – Find the Lady of Stone (all six face parts) and win a Framed Print of the Joe Baltich original painting, Mr. Majestic!  $100 value.  You may have to negotiate with others to bring in all 6 stones!  Test your skills!

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Win this framed print with all six (6) parts of the Lady of Stone during the Ely Stone Stash event!

Get out there Saturday, July 28 and find some rocks.  IntoTheBrush rocks will be signed by Joe Baltich (JBALTICH) or Connie Edwards (CWE).

IntoTheBrush is a non-profit all about promoting art education and inspiring others to produce a higher quality of painted stones (and art in general) for the Ely region.   Finding cool rocks that took a considerable amount of effort is like looking for Easter eggs!  We hope the finders of our stones will consider giving painting a try.  It’s a great activity and is much like yoga without all that stretching and breathing.  Painting art lowers for blood pressure, improves mental focus, and is just plain relaxing – assuming one is not on a deadline, of course.   It’s relatively inexpensive to start and we believe that everybody can paint.  Give it a try.  Come take a Micro Art Rock Painting Class at Northwind Lodge.   It’s about 2 hours of fun – all materials are included.  Note that is is a bit challenging and may require a bit more focus, so not really suited for kids under 10 – depends on the kid, of course.  Click Here to find out more.

Reduce your Stress- Art Program Special

 

Into The Brush is an art program to teach people how to paint using our fabulously beautiful Boundary Waters wilderness as our subject.  Lessons taught by Ely artist, Joe Baltich.

In appreciation for your checking us out, we’ll deduct 10% from the cost of all regular programming options except the Micro Art Classes (first-time students to Into The Brush) when you reserve.  Just mention the promo code “Reduce your Stress” at the time of reservation.

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Mobile Paint Party FUN

Mobile Paint Party was at Eagle’s Nest. I would say fun was had by all and many pretty rocks are now among us. Thank you ladies for such a fun time painting – and the delicious lunch! —  Eagles Nest, Minnesota.  We come to you!
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