Artist Workshops

What Shannon exposed us to both in techniques and the places she took us to were places I would not have otherwise gone. – Artist Participant

Activating Experimentation

Teaching through facilitation of experimentation and risk taking through a set of ‘chance operations’ inspired by John Cage:

Over the last several years I have been teaching more and more. My teaching takes place both in and out of the traditional academic settings and has become more and more about tapping into ones own creativity. In my workshops and classes, I work to set up a creative space for taking risks, getting a bit uncomfortable and loosening up with new materials as well as mediums that you can’t always control. It is not about the outcome of the work, it is about finding joy in the process and in one’s own personal expression. My teaching practice taps into my own creativity and supports an active mind for creative problem solving. It’s why I believe, it is an extension of the Office of Cultural Work as it provides a place to show up fully as yourself and exchange in our unique expressive natures.

Find course offerings through Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Wet Paint Art, Grand Marias Art Colony or send an email to learn about other opportunities to engage!

I have the pleasure of partnering as an instructor at the following institutions and community organizations:

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Saint Paul College
  • Wet Paint Art
  • Grand Marias Art Colony
  • CommonBond Communities
  • and of course many other locations along the way!

Experimental Drawing

freedom to explore – Artist Participant

2020 Highlights of Classes & Retreats!

January 10, 17 & 14 | Wet Paint Mixing Media & Memory | 3:00 pm to 6 pm | * Watch Wet Paint Class Events for many more class offerings in 2020!
February 11, 18, 25, March 3 & 10 | MCAD Botanical Drawing & Wet Media at CBS Conservatory | 9:30 pm to 6:30 pm
February 16 | The Drawing Project Drawing With Mittens at Silverwood Park | 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
June 22 to 26 | MCAD Art Educators Workshop: Experimental Drawing & Mixed Media | Monday through Friday | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
July 25 & 26 | Grand Marais Art Colony Gouache & Mixed Media | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
October 1 to 4 | Art Retreat Weekend at YMCA Camp Menogyn | Instructors: Shannon Brunette, Angie Brain & Chiaki O’Brien |  *Registration online coming soon!