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Painting With Joe

An Online classroom art painting experience for people just starting out


Taught by Ely Artist, Joe Baltich
with a grant made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board.


Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage fund In November 2008, Minnesotans passed the clean water, land, and legacy amendment to the Minnesota Constitution. As a result, over twenty-five years, threeeighths of one percent of the state’s sales tax will be dedicated as follows: 33 percent to a clean water fund, 33 percent to an outdoor heritage fund, 14.25 percent to a parks and trails fund, and 19.75 percent to an arts and cultural heritage fund. Proceeds from the arts and cultural heritage fund “may be spent only on arts, arts education and arts access and to preserve Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage.
About the Artist
As a professional artist from Ely, MN, Joe's career path has lead him to painting the tiniest of works to large scale public art with commissions of every size and subject.  Displayed from Ely to Congressional offices in Washington, DC, Joe's art often depicts his roots centered around wilderness guiding and a lifetime of owning/operating his wilderness vacation resort.   Joe's self-taught development in fine art painting stems from his natural background of Minnesota's truly great outdoors.  When not painting commissioned works, Joe paints art for community events such as the Ely Stone Stash, a fine-art stone Easter egg hunt in October, Stones Of Uplifting Light (SOUL) for those diagnosed with terminal illnesses, and individual organization fund raising events such as the Prospector ATV Trail System, Incredible Ely, and Ely Community Resources, to name just a few.  Joe's love of painting lead him to starting Into The Brush, a non-profit to lure people back to Ely to artistically observe and capture on canvas the exquisite beauty that is everywhere in this region.  His style of  teaching others how to paint is centered around humor and patience.  He believes  "if it isn't fun, then why the heck are we doing it?"

What you will learn in Painting With Joe

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Program Costs/Registration

10 online, 2 hour Lessons in Google Meet - $100 ($10 per lesson)

Optional - Paint set with basic acrylic paints, brushes, canvas boards, acrylic disks  $32If Shipping is required, please add $10  ($42 total)

You need to bring:

  • Ice Cream bucket lid (or foam paper plate) for palette.

  • Paper toweling

  • Plastic cup with water in it for paint

  • Newspaper or an old vinyl table cloth to work on

  • Some way to prop up your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop so you can have a presence in Google Meet

To Register

Please Click the Blue Button that says:  "I want to enroll" or look below this paragraph for my email.  Click it or copy & paste.

Then, in the email form that pops up, type your: 


  1. Name, Address, City, State and Zip

  2. Your phone number (cell preferred)

  3. Type the Email Address you are most likely to check.

Send the email on through and I will call you for payment either via check or credit card.  Yep - still old school.  OR - you can send a payment through Paypal at:

If you prefer, call me on my cell phone to enroll:  218-235-1951

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