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.
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!
Still seats available to for the Early June Class! June 4-6
Join Into The Brush for a 3 Day art program June 4-6. Still some open seats available.
This program includes an “art observation/intentional looking” hike with fine art rock painting, glass, and canvas.
The 3-Day Art Program cost is $295 per person and provides 18 hours of painting instruction time, independent study, and all materials.
Program participants may stay in a housekeeping cabin right on the premises at Northwind Lodge for the reduced rate of $99.95 per night (applicable taxes not included) OR they may stay elsewhere and simply participate in the program. Note that food and beverages are not provided. Please bring along your favorites snacks and beverages.
So, call and sign up now for this Into The Brush class, today! 218-365-5489
Pagami – 16×20 acrylic on canvas by Joe Baltich.
The Pagami creek fire burned 110,000 acres of the BWCA and was so hot it spread 16 miles in 4 days. Ground zero was a lightning strike located on Pagami creek only about 1.5 miles southeast of my studio and resort. We weren’t entirely sure if we would have to escape with the clothes on our backs if the wind changed suddenly. Over 600 firefighters fought it for months. The day of the big wind, when the fire hit a large blow-down section from a prior storm 10 years earlier, the cloud of smoke and steam rose to 40,000 feet in about 15 minutes. Then that cloud blew all the way to Milwaukee, WI, causing a blackout and major concern. One of our vendors called from Milwaukee to see if we were still OK. NEVER want to do that again!
You, too and learn to paint in our art program here at Into The Brush! Stay in your own housekeeping cabin, paint with Joe, go fishing on your own right on Jasper Lake, live among the trees and next to a babbling brook. It’s is one of the greatest art experiences you could have and you don’t need to know how to paint. Three different programs to choose. Stay for the week, take a short program or a longer one.
Into The Brush is honored to be recognized as the local winner of Minnesota’s Touchstone Energy Community Award by Lake Country Power for its work with Stones Of Uplifting Light (SOUL) in providing emotional support for those who become unexpectedly terminally ill. SOUL operations in April of 2017 as a new program designed to share art on stone with people who are suddenly in the final stages of their life by working with an intermediary (family member, friend, acquaintance, etc) to find out some details about the afflicted individual and a more joyous time in that person’s past. Joe Baltich, lead SOUL artist, then paints that moment on stone and sends the art to the individual. No fees are charged for SOUL stones. Donations to Into The Brush are accepted but not required. SOUL recipients are generally not acquainted with SOUL artists and there is no contact between either party. SOUL founder and artist, Joe Baltich wanted SOUL to represent the kindness of strangers through sharing art. Although feedback has been non-existent (neither expected, encouraged, nor required) from SOUL recipients, Into The Brush has been gratified to hear through a few intermediaries that the various recipients were very moved by the gesture-in-stone-art and their families also very appreciative of the lasting mementos. A small, positive effect in a most difficult time is the goal all Into The Brush with SOUL. If you know somebody who is having a rough time and faced with harsh realities, Into The Brush encourages you to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Into The Brush thanks Lake Country Power for their recognition of the SOUL program and is pleased to be a part of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives!
During this 2 day class you will:
This Class will be held at Northwind Lodge located 15 miles northeast of Ely, MN, 2267 Fernberg Rd. 2 Day Program includes: 12 hours of instruction, all painting supplies, after-class independent painting time if desired, discount code for take-home supplies. Meals not included. Class participants may want to bring lunch.
Up to 4 person max for each class
ALL for $175 per person.
(Class participants NOT required to stay at Northwind Lodge)
Guesthaus – Comfortable, housekeeping, apartment-style unit located below Joe & Paula Baltich’s home complete with private driveway and entrance. Sleeps up to 4 in two bedrooms. Featuring two bedrooms, the Guesthaus is equipped with two double beds one single in it. Located about 150 feet from the art studio building. This unit comes with satellite TV, 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.
Rate is $69.95/night per person plus taxes.
Call 218-365-5489 to reserve a weekend beginning March 1!