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

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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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The Painted Canoe of Ely

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.