Nels Femrite

Nels Femrite is a founder and former president of the Northstar Watercolor Society, one of the premier arts organizations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.  He has also served as president of Old Town Artists, the oldest cooperative artist’s studio in the Twin Cities. He has studied with Tony Van Hasselt,…

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Lisa Fertig

Lisa Fertig has been formally trained at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, with further study at the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the Atelier Lack.  She served as the Workshop Chair of the Northstar Watercolor Society in the Twin Cities.  She works…

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Sue Filbin

Sue Filbin learned about nature printing from an article in the publication now called Northern Gardener. Her first nature printing workshop was in December 2001 with her teacher, Sonja Larsen, who wrote the magazine article. Sue has been printing plants ever since. She works as a graphic designer, with her…

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Rhiannon Fiskradatz

Rhiannon Fiskradatz is a performer, artist, and designer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Passionate about acting from a young age, she didn’t consider herself much of a visual artist until a series of post-college crafting obsessions, like artful bread crumbs, led her to beadwork as a medium. She was fortunate to…

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Susan Frame

Susan Frame has been playing with ink for over forty years. Created from ink, pigments, rice paper, silk, and canvas, her work features expressive flowers and landscapes as well as abstract interpretations.  She is a pioneer of vertical calligraphic brushwriting in English, and integrates her American experiences into her use…

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Kyle Frederickson

Kyle Frederickson earned a B.F.A. from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul. He has extensive experience in publication design as a Senior Designer and Art Director for several local magazine publications. Currently Kyle focuses on painting and exhibiting of urban landscapes and teaching and illustrating in the children’s…

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Greta Gaard, Ph.D.

A practicing writer and teacher of writing since 1980, Greta Gaard has practiced Vipassana (mindfulness) since 1995, combining the two practices in a “Mindfulness and Writing” workshop for Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, and assisting in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and…

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Doug Garder

Doug Garder received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in Studio Art and English from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from West Virginia University in Morgantown, where he received a full teaching assistantship. He has taught in numerous venues at…

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Dianne Ginsberg

Dianne Ginsberg is primarily an oil painter who also works in acrylics, handmade paper/book arts, and mixed media. She exhibits her work regularly and has taught both adults and children for over thirty years in New York, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. She holds a B.A. in Art Education & Elementary…

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Leslie Granbeck

Leslie Granbeck is a feltmaker and instructor in Minneapolis. Leslie loves sharing her knowledge of fibers and their magical transformation into felt. She teaches traditional wet felting, nuno felting, and her favorite – three-dimensional seamless felting. Her classes are full of color, creativity and adventure. They also include a free…

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