Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art

Great Lakes Academy of Fine ArtJeffrey T. Larson at Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art

Opened in September 2016

I have opened a small, fine arts academy of the highest caliber.   Its primary focus is on the classical training of talented and motivated young artists; individuals whose desire is to become full-time, professional fine artists.   Eventually we will also be offering part-time classes and seminars to anyone interested in learning the classical methods.

The school is located in the former St. Peter’s Church, in Duluth, Minnesota.   This historical, hand-cut stone, church was built at the turn of the century by Italian immigrants.   It sits on the top of a stone bluff over-looking the Duluth harbor, just a few blocks up from the Downtown and Canal Park areas.   The school itself is located within the forty-two by seventy-five foot sanctuary with its fourteen foot, north facing windows and a vaulted cathedral ceiling rising high above.   There is a growing excitement behind this project with donations and a capital funding campaign.

As part of the Capital funding campaign we have released a selection of giclée prints.   The proceeds from the sale of these prints are designated to help fund the renovation and remodeling of St. Peter’s Church into the Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art.   We invite you to join our growing team, working to make this a reality.

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Duluth News Tribune article – November 18, 2015

Duluth News Tribune article – March 15, 2016

The following video is from a WDIO TV news broadcast on November 24, 2015.

We will continue to update as things progress.

Giclée Prints will be available for a time
to help raise funds to convert St. Peter’s
into the Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art



In addition to the prints noted above, we have offered original paintings as a part of the fund raising campaign
Some of the available work can be seen HERE.