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 email@example.com
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!
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. Northwind Lodge housekeeping cabin guests are on their own. Non-registered (in cabins – see below for rates) class participants may want to bring lunch.
During this 3 day class you will:
This Class will be held at Northwind Lodge located 15 miles northeast of Ely, MN, 2267 Fernberg Rd. Price includes: 18 hours of instruction and all painting supplies, after-class independent painting time if desired, discount code for take-home supplies. Meals not included. Northwind Lodge housekeeping cabin guests are on their own. Non-registered (in cabins – see below for rates) class participants may want to bring lunch.
During this 4 day class you will:
This Class will be held at Northwind Lodge located 15 miles northeast of Ely, MN, 2267 Fernberg Rd. Price includes: 24 hours of instruction and all painting supplies,after-class independent painting time if desired, discount code for take-home supplies. Meals not included. Northwind Lodge housekeeping cabin guests are on their own. Non-registered (in cabins – see below for rates) class participants may want to bring lunch.
Shared Accommodations Rates include – one bedroom per person with all clean bed linens blankets included, a shared kitchen/living space which included basic cooking/eating utensils, gas range, electric refrigerator, microwave, shared bathroom with shower, toilet, lavatory.
Rate is $69.95 plus tax.
Private cabins may be available and priced for up to two people minimum depending upon cabin availability at the following rates/dates below. Individuals may stay alone in a private cabin if available but the pricing for that cabin reflects up to 2 people at the rates in the box below. So, a husband, friend or partner may want to come up and stay with his wife, but go fishing instead of being enrolled in the art class programming. OR, one person may want to stay in the cabin alone while taking art class programming. For a total price, simply take the workshop price from above and add it to the the private cabin rate below with regard to the corresponding dates. Note that at least one person per private cabin must be enrolled in a Art Class to qualify for these rates: If you have a group of three or more, at your request, we can try to house you in the same cabin for the shared accommodations rates.
Rate is $99.95 plus tax
Taxes are not included in any of the above pricing. The above rate is for 1 person taking the program. Boat and motor rentals are available. You may also bring a private boat for a launch fee of $25. Please ask about details.
A cabin stay is not required to participate in class programming but it is very convenient. If staying off property, please be prompt in getting to classes and artist observation trips.
For Housing/Workshop Packages, we require an advance deposit of 50% of the combined accommodation and/or workshop rates OR if you are only attending the classes, payment for the scheduled program is required in full. Deposits are non-refundable. The balance of your stay is required upon arrival. Applicable MN state sales tax is not included (6.875%). A regional lodging tax of 3% will be charged additionally to the lodging portion of your invoice. A 2% discount for cash or check payments is available.
Disclaimers: Into The Brush, Inc. reserves the right to adjust/change/modify Into The Brush program information when deemed necessary to correct for typographical errors or omissions should they occur. We also reserve the right to make scheduling adjustments for weather or safety and comfort concerns. There is no refund for participants missing or failing to attend any part of the scheduled programming, nor will there be refunds of any kind for weather-related or other unplanned, unforeseen, cancellations of activities. While it is our goal to provide a top quality enjoyable experience every time, Into The Brush, Inc. reserves the right to adjust or cancel any scheduling order for any reason.
Stones Of Uplifting Light was given some coverage today by Hometown Focus a regional paper read by many on the Iron Range! We thank them for it!
ELY – In late April of 2017, Joe Baltich, CEO and head artist of Into The Brush, announced the formation of a new program within his educational non-profit, Into The Brush. This new program is a play on the kindness of strangers.
After hearing of a terminally ill mom who enjoyed a wilderness canoe trip near Ely, veteran wilderness artist Baltich, guided by empathy, decided that this complete stranger needed a pick-meup.
He sent her a finished work of art painted on a Lake Superior stone depicting a canoe in the Boundary Waters. It was both unannounced and free.
Later, he heard of little boy fighting leukemia and sent off another rock painting of (read more here)