Skip to content

Winter Wonderland; From Concept to Exhibit

Frosty Tree-2

 February 16-19, 2017

Due to a last minute cancellation there is one spot available! 

Call (218) 830-0767 to register.

Lake Superior in winter is beyond compare, without a doubt it is the best light of the year. Winter Wonderland; From Concept to Fine Art  is a unique workshop that gives the participant experience from concept through exhibition.

This workshop will allow participants to fully develop a theme in their work, in addition participants will post process, print, and frame two final images at 20×27 inch finished size. During the 4 day workshop participants will have opportunities to photograph, edit, print, and prepare for the exhibit of their work. Instruction will include post processing techniques, editing your test prints, making the final fine art print, matting, framing, frame  assembly, and how to sequence and hang an exhibit. The workshop will culminate with the hanging of 20 framed images (2 images per participant)  in the Visitor’s Center Art Display Gallery. These images will be displayed until March 31, 2017 when the exhibit will be celebrated with a closing event. During the closing event participants will share their experiences with the general public during a formal presentation of the work and question and answer session. Guest instructor Christian Dalbec will assist with this workshop.

This workshop will be hosted at the Tettegouche Visitor’s Center at Tettegouche State Park (5702 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614).

This workshop will be packed with information and long days. Come ready to work and learn!

Day One (Thursday):

The workshop begins day one at 6:00am with a sunrise photo-shoot of the North Shore. After our photo-shoot we will retire to our warm and cozy computer lab where we will learn the best digital image processing techniques and print techniques.

Day Two (Friday):

The morning begins with a sunrise photo-shoot on the shores of Lake Superior. Photographic techniques for lakescapes will be demonstrated.

After breakfast we will continue our digital image printing in the computer lab. Small group learning will allow for individual interests and personalized techniques to be demonstrated.

Blue iceDay Three (Saturday):

The morning begins with a sunrise photo-shoot on the shores of Lake Superior. Photographic techniques for lakescapes will be demonstrated.

After breakfast we will continue our digital image printing in the computer lab. Small group learning will allow for individual interests and personalized techniques to be demonstrated.

Day Four (Sunday):

The last day is large print day. Working from your image files of the previous two days we will select your best images for enlargement. All final images are printed on a selection of fine art quality papers using  archival inks. Participants will frame their work with supplied frames and mats. The workshop will be done when the participant’s images are hung in the gallery adjoining the classroom space at the Tettegouche Visitor’s Center.

The workshop will end at approximately 4:00pm on day Four.

March 31, 2017 Closing Reception 6pm until 9pm. Attendance at the closing reception is not mandatory but why wouldn’t you want to celebrate your accomplishment–you will have earned it!

Workshop fee: $795.00


Workshop Fee



Workshop fee includes instruction tuition, notes, numerous test prints (8.5x11inches) and 2 finished archival framed fine art prints 20×27 inches in size. The finished framed photographs are the property of the participant and available for pickup at either the Tettegouche Visitor’s Center following the closing event on March 31, 2017,  or at ColdSnap Photography Studio upon availability. (Sorry we are unable to ship finished framed photographs.) While the workshop is hosted at Tettegouche State Park the park staff will not have any information about the specifics of this workshop–for questions please contact ColdSnap Photography at (218) 830-0767.

Limit 10 people.

Arrangements for accommodations and food are the responsibility of the participant.

Upon registration you will receive a list of suggested lodging establishments.

Please read our Cancellation Policy before registering.

Owl