Media taught include: watercolor, pencil, ink, charcoal and oil paint. Classes are generally six weeks long and workshops last anywhere from one to three days. For busy people, some classes meet less often through a mix of online assignments and in-person critique. Skill levels covered are beginner to professional artist.
Mark Granlund has been teaching fine art for 25 years with a focus on botanical art for the last 15 years. He received a Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from City University of New York's Brooklyn College and his work has been in art exhibits throughout the Upper Midwest. Mark has taught a variety of undergraduate and community art classes that include classroom as well as plein air settings. Mark co-founded, managed and taught in the popular botanical art program that ran at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory from 1998 - 2009.
His teaching style is relaxed while informed from experience. He helps students to find the skills within themselves to confidently move forward in creating and understanding art. His goal for beginning students is, by the end of the first course, to make them comfortable and confident at approaching a blank piece of paper or canvas to recreate whatever is in front of them. He helps more experienced students hone their ability to observe, develop their technique, and clearly communicate process resulting in more accurate and expressive art pieces. He does this through informative lecture, insightful critique and relevant demonstrations.
To see more of Mark's art, please visit his website: www.markgranlund.com or visit his art blog: The Artist's Brain.
Come, take a class and create the beauty of this world