Upcoming Events

April 2017

Apr 23rd - 29th
Image by Kristen Gilje
Mornings
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THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL; TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE AT office@grunewaldguild.com   Past students describe Kristen Gilje as an expert teacher who encourages students to try new things while taking the fear and...
Apr 23rd - 29th
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Previous students describe Sarah Jane as “an incredibly gifted teacher,” who is “very open for questions, very encouraging, [and] helped me find my voice.”   Ceramic serving ware and vessels can be found at the heart of...
Apr 23rd - 29th
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This week we will be diving into the WONDER of the basic meandering journal form. We will EXPLORE as many ways as we can to add pockets, signature books, sink art, watercolor panels, and anything else we can dream up. The final creation will be a...
Apr 23rd - 29th
Image by Laurie Rudel
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In this class we will explore the use of sketchbooks as a tool to deepen our experience of scripture, poetry and prayer. With sketchbooks in hand we will make marks, rearrange words and play with color and texture in an effort to discover anew the...

June 2017

Jun 19th - 25th
Image by Mike Bennett
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We are very happy to welcome back longtime Guild faculty member Mike Bennett!   Students will find a relaxed atmosphere where the only limitation will be our imaginations! We will hand-build, wheel-throw, and sculpt based on each person’s...
Jun 19th - 25th
Image by Jean Tudor
Mornings
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THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL; to be added to the waiting list please contact our office at office@grunewaldguild.com   Previous students praise Jean Tudor's ability to guide beginning students through the enameling process while providing plenty...
Jun 19th - 25th
Image by Bethany Wray
Mornings
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We are thrilled to introduce new faculty member Bethany Wray! This class combines two of Bethany’s loves: watercolor painting, and spending time outdoors. We know you’ll love Bethany’s encouraging and adventurous spirit.  ...
Jun 19th - 25th
"Quiet Generosity" by Larkin Jean Van Horn
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Use your sewing and quilting skills to create rigid three-dimensional structures, including vases, boxes, bowls, nichos, shrines, houses, altars, or whatever else you might come up with in the course of the week.    We will use fabric...
Jun 26th - Jul 2nd
Image by: Ron Skylstad
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Come and study with one of the Guild Masters, whom past students have described as "fantastic!" and "knowledgable beyond expectation."   This is a unique opportunity to learn from the artist who created and pioneered the...
Jun 26th - Jul 2nd
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Come and explore mandala creation with an emphasis on infusing light. Working on colored backgrounds with metallic paints, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencils, we will experiment with ways to enable healing brightness into our shadowlands and...
Jun 26th - Jul 2nd
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In this class, we will explore, share, and celebrate our unique cultural stories: the particular blend of influences that have shaped us into the people we are today.   Through guided writing exercises, meditation, and class discussion, we will...
Jun 26th - Jul 2nd
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Explore creative image-making using a historical, non-toxic photographic process invented in the 1840s. Learn to mix photographic chemicals, and make your own light-sensitive paper. Make photographs using elements of nature combined with your own...

July 2017

Jul 3rd - 9th
Crowned Goddess by Sarah Jane
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Previous students describe Sarah Jane as “an incredibly gifted teacher,” who is “very open for questions, very encouraging, [and] helped me find my voice.”   Delve into the rich expressive possibilities of clay! From...
Jul 3rd - 9th
Image by Gail Kelly
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Previous students describe Gail Kelly as an excellent teacher who is "really dedicated to her students' growth & personal expression."    Explore the essential techniques for designing and building leaded stained glass...
Jul 3rd - 9th
Image by Adele Little Caemmerer
Throughout the week we will delve deep into our spiritual journeys through guided meditation, creative responses, and reflective writing.   Each day will begin with Carla introducing a new theme for us to explore. We will draw inspiration from...
Jul 3rd - 9th
Image by Sarah Fagan
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Introducing new faculty member Sarah Fagan! We first fell in love with Sarah’s quiet still life paintings when she came as an artist in residence in the spring of 2014. We can’t wait for you to experience Sarah’s contagious...
Jul 10th - 16th
Image by Glenn Doering
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Past students describe Glenn Doering as “a master jeweler AND a master teacher” and particularly enjoyed his encouraging attitude & infectious humor in the studio.   Learn the basic techniques of designing and creating fashion...
Jul 10th - 16th
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Past participants say Jan Krist's classes are "all things good" and "incredibly productive," and praise her ability to bring out the best in students of all experience levels.   The Grunewald Guild songwriting workshop...
Jul 10th - 16th
Image by Anne Mullenniex
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Previous students say, "Anne perfectly balances hands-on teaching with independent play time to learn new skills."   Express yourself in color and light while crafting a unique and stunning stained glass window. The beauty of mosaic...
Jul 10th - 16th
Photo by Terry Valdez
Mornings
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Join Terry Valdez as he returns to Grunewald after a year’s sabbatical.
We will continue our explorations of the human figure with Head to Toe II in a fun, non- threatening environment. this class will incorporate studio time as well as...
Jul 17th - 23rd
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Previous students say: “Rondall offers a supportive atmosphere… and breaks down the technical elements without losing the artistic exploration and respects the individual artists' interests and backgrounds.  He makes it easy to...
Jul 17th - 23rd
Image by Suzanne Halvorson
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Come study with Guild founder Liz Caemmerer and long-time weaver Suzanne Halvorson, the impressive team-teaching duo whom past students describe as "excellent" and "inspiring."   All are welcome to explore the magic of...
Jul 17th - 23rd
Image by Jillian Blackwell
We are excited to introduce new faculty member Jillian Blackwell! We love Jillian’s delicate carved and sculpted clay textures, and are thrilled to add this class to our ceramic offerings.   This class will focus on creating decorative...
Jul 17th - 23rd
Image by: Laura Norton
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We are excited to introduce new faculty member Laura Norton! We know you’ll love Laura’s warmth and openness, her passion for calligraphy, and her gentle humor.   Italic lettering is one of the most popular forms of calligraphy...
Jul 24th - 30th
Image by: Rondall Reynoso
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Previous students say: “Rondall offers a supportive atmosphere… and breaks down the technical elements without losing the artistic exploration and respects the individual artists' interests and backgrounds.  He makes it easy to...
Jul 24th - 30th
Image by Yonnah Ben Levy
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Yonnah Ben Levy brings 50+ years of teaching experience to the classroom. She loves to foster an atmosphere of spontaneity where each student can recognize & build on his or her unique creative gifts.   Pottery is among the earliest of art...
Jul 24th - 30th
Image by Vonda K Drees
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Journaling can be practiced as a spiritual discipline and prayer: a way to process the Spirit's stirring in our lives. Paying attention to moments, words, music can nudge us toward creating, so that we too can participate in the...
Jul 24th - 30th
Image by Laura Norton
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We are excited to introduce new faculty member Laura Norton! We know you’ll love Laura’s warmth and openness, her passion for calligraphy, and her gentle humor.   This new class promises a true feast for the senses! It brings...
Jul 31st - Aug 6th
Image by Sarah Jane
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This will be Brittany Deininger’s third summer teaching at the Guild. She’s a powerful writer whose warmth and openness make her a great addition to our community. We know you’ll love her as much as we do! Brittany says:   The...
Jul 31st - Aug 6th
Image by Scott Burnett
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Previous students rave about Scott’s commitment to creating a “safe place & affirming community,” with “lots of creative, expressive energy.”   Making art on a wood surface is a great way to jump into a visual...
Jul 31st - Aug 6th
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More information coming soon!
Jul 31st - Aug 6th
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We're excited to introduce new faculty member Ron Cole! Ron's enthusiasm for all things pottery-related is contagious, and his warmth, patience, and humor make for a great atmosphere in the studio.    This class will cover the...

August 2017

Aug 7th - 13th
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Have you always wanted to try watercolor painting but never had the opportunity? Get off to a great start in this class designed just for beginners!   Past students describe Jeanne Whitney as knowledgable, helpful, caring, and encouraging,...
Aug 7th - 13th
Image by Vonda Drees
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Brian Rush combines creative enthusiasm, thoughtful insights, and an infectious sense of humor.    No matter your experience level, playfulness can enliven your artistic practice (and life), expanding possibilities and breaking down...
Aug 7th - 13th
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Explore expressive & nontraditional pottery techniques in an intimate class setting (maximum of 6 students) from an instructor whom past students describe as "inspiring and supportive," and "an excellent teacher," who is...
Aug 7th - 13th
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This week we will focus on various styles of calligraphy to enhance artwork in our personal journals. We will create calligraphy using brushes and hand-made folded pens.   All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 14+  ...

November 2017

Nov 10th - 12th
Centrum Front Door with Pumpkin
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  November marks the season of 'giving thanks' when we are encouraged to count our blessings, and show our appreciation for life's many gifts.     Indeed, there is ample scientific research to suggest that having...