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Encaustic Mixed Media
May 29 - June 1, 2017 (9 am - 4 pm) — In this workshop we will start to explore the mixed media side of encaustic. The luminous surface is what will usually draw an artist to want to begin to work with it, however, the range of applications from painting, collage, sculpture, and printmaking is what keeps artists engaged. We will experiment with other materials that can be mixed in, with discussions of durability and safety. Topics to be covered will include painting, collage, image transfers, embedding found materials, and much more! General discussions on studio set up and safety will be covered, as well as presentation options for finished work. Experience with encaustic is not needed for this workshop; however, prior art marking experience will be helpful. Visit website


Location: Lac du Flambeau, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Sponsor: Dillman's Bay Resort and Workshops
Cost: $465 + materials
Email: Registrations
Phone: 715-588-3143

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Intermediate Level

Capturing Spring in Watercolor
May 31 - June 2, 2017 (9am-12:30pm) — Focusing on the colors, shapes, and textures of springtime florals and landscapes, create watercolor paintings with Kari as your guide. You will use negative painting methods and shapes to explore compositional strategies. In addition to demonstrations and guided painting sessions, Kari will discuss colors found in spring landscapes and painterly techniques to depict orchards, daffodils, trilliums, and tulips. You will have the opportunity to work independently in the afternoons. Open to beginning students and above, however some prior drawing experience is recommended to get the most out of this workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kari Anderson, www.KariAndersonWatercolors.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $175, Non-Members: $195
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Abstraction as Experience
June 1-3, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Manipulate space, deconstruct form, and re-invent your visual world. This workshop will explore different form and space making systems as they relate to contemporary abstraction. Whether working with the element of chance or through formal structure, you will expand your knowledge of materials, techniques, and abstraction as a visual language. Valerie will introduce a variety of concepts relating to abstraction within the context of historical and contemporary approaches to painting and drawing. As you respond to a broad range of problems and visual prompts, emphasis will be placed on experimentation, invention, and developing your unique aesthetic and conceptual interests. Group discussions will provide analytical and constructive feedback. Open to acrylic and water-mixable oil painters. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Valerie Jenkins, www.ValerieSJenkinsArt.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Bead Embroidered Pendant
June 3, 2017 (9am–4pm) — Create a double Bead Embroidery pendant with a Lunasoft cabochon and a Lampwork Glass by Kris Schaible. We will use a variety of seed beads and Arizona Turquoise chips. Flower motif chain will be added at the bottom for a tassel affect. Create a simple bail for a delicate fun piece to wear with hand dyed silk ribbon. Techniques used will be basic Bead Embroidery with peyote stitch, bead stacking, back stitch, edging stitch and fringing! Materials fee includes Kris Schaible Lampwork cabochon, Grape Luna soft Cabochon, and various supplies. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Pam Hawkins
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $165
Email: Megan Kulick

Beginner Level

Foundations of Nature Printing
June 3, 2017 (10am–5pm) — Experience the magic of nature! Learn to naturally dye fabrics through the modern process of eco-printing. Eco-printing is a technique in which plants, leaves and flowers leave their shapes, color, and marks on fabric. Learn to identify dye plants, how to mordant fabrics, how to create a bundle, how different metals change the color outcome, the effects of heat source choices, and ways to manipulate your fabric and plant placement to vary your design possibilities. You will leave class with two finished silk scarves and the knowledge to take your skills home and work with local plants, wherever you might live! Bring an old, white cotton sheet to class. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Sharlene Bohr
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $128
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Rustic Color: Torch-Fired Enamel Necklace
June 5, 2017 (9:00am-4:00pm) — This fast-paced, hands-on beginner class will introduce students to the magic of roll printing patterns on copper sheet, and embellished using the heat of a torch to coax incredible color from simple white enamel. We’ll finish by creating a simple sterling silver tab setting, embellished with a chunky stone drop and a knotted leather cord. Visit website


Location: Milwaukee, WI
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $214.00
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Beginner Level

Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting
June 5-8, 2017 (9:00-4:00) — Have you ever wondered how to Loosen Up your painting style? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer is Yes, this workshop is for you! We will also develop a firm foundation of structure through the study of shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. Come join the fun! Visit website


Location: Lac Du Flambeau, WI
Instructor: David M. Kessler
Sponsor: Dillman's Art Retreats
Email: Stephanie
Phone: 715-588-3143

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Vintage Rose 2017 Quiltworx Technique of the Month
June 5-9, 2017 — Learn to piece the newest technique of the month designed by Quiltworx/Judy Niemeyer and taught by certified instructor Jackie Kunkel. You will have the choice to piece either the queen size or wall size quilt and will learn Judy Niemeyer's paper piecing techniques in this unique class! Learn curved piecing, floating points, template layout sheets, and so much more! Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Jackie Kunkel
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sketchbook to Studio
June 5-9, 2017 — In this workshop you will learn how to sketch on location in preparation for more studied studio pieces. After working on-site you will return to the studio, equipped with sketches and photographs, to begin a refined painting. Iain will show you how to translate the expressive energy from your sketch into a dynamic and thoughtful studio piece. You will learn how to choose dynamic views, create a pleasing composition, and most importantly how to edit information that is not needed to tell a story in your painting. There will be plenty of one-on-one time with Iain, as well as individual and group critiques. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Iain Stewart
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $750
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Paint the Town: Architecture, Street Scenes, and Cars
June 5-7, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Using the beautiful and charming setting of Door County, this workshop will focus on capturing the perspective, patterns, and atmosphere found in architectural locales. While working en plein air, learn how to approach these venues with confidence through the use of compositional strategies and techniques for translating what you see to canvas. During this workshop you can expect to paint 1-2 plein air pieces per day, offering you time to practice seeing and arranging the basic shapes of cars, light posts, and buildings. You will utilize a limited palette and learn how to use color to create atmosphere and believable space. Light permitting, we may return to a location twice to have at least one developed and finished piece. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Christina Body, www.ChristinaBody.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Experimental Approaches to Paint Media
June 5-7, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this multi-faceted workshop, you will examine abstraction, materials, and process. Experimental methods with traditional media will provide you with techniques and inspiration to incorporate into your creative practice. Wendi will guide you through a series of explorations, including material investigations, collaborations, and personal expression exercises. These experiments will act as a framework for a set of finished, more complex works that address your individual artistic pursuits. Each day will include demonstrations, slide lectures of the work of contemporary artists, group discussion on making and defining art, and one-on-one instruction. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Wendi Turchan, www.WendiMichelleTurchan.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Statement Ring
June 6, 2017 (9:00am-4:00pm) — This fast-paced one day class will have students cutting, stamping, soldering, and forming sterling silver wire and sheet into a one-of-a-kind setting for a gorgeous statement ring. You’ll learn how to size and solder a ring band, create a bezel from scratch, and set a stone using age-old techniques with a modern twist. Visit website


Location: Milwaukee, WI
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $224.00
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Beginner Level

Classic Turquoise
June 7, 2017 (9:00am-4:00pm) — Revisit the classic combination of turquoise and silver with a thick fine-silver setting for a gorgeous free-form turquoise cabochon on textured sterling silver, framed with twisted or decorative wire for visual texture. Then we’ll alter store-bought chain for a custom look and use a hidden bail to let the pendant shine front and center. Visit website


Location: Milwaukee, WI
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $219.00
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Summer Blues: Papermaking with Indigo
June 7-10, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this hands-on workshop you will gain a foundation in the process of papermaking, as well as explore the possibilities inherent in working with indigo, a material valued by cultures around the world. After a thorough introduction to papermaking, you will produce papers using fibers that are strong enough to hold up when immersed in the indigo vat. Explore the range of surface qualities possible with various fibers, and fine tune your understanding of the beater to produce a portfolio of papers with an exciting range of tactile surfaces. You will use both traditional and experimental techniques in making marks and coloring paper. Create crisp patterns, rivers of fluid marks, and stunning fields of thick, rich darkness on handmade paper. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Mary Hark, www.MaryHark.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $485 (includes materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Creative Mark-Making in Enamel
June 8-10, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover new approaches to enameling in this intensive workshop focused on a variety of techniques in making marks and rendering imagery in vitreous enamel. Expand your visual language in metals as you experiment and explore. Starting with copper sheet metal, Jessica will demonstrate a series of mark-making approaches, including sgraffito, etching cream, underglaze pencils, ceramic oxides, overglazes and china paint, glass beads, and ceramic decals. You will create a number of experimental process samples, providing you with new directions in your creative practice. Beginning enameling skills are required, including sifting and firing. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jessica Calderwood, www.JessicaCalderwood.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Introduction to Macro Photography
June 8-10, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Capture the spring blooms of Door County’s wildflowers, cherry blossoms, and daffodils as you explore the process of macro photography. This technique allows you to document the fine details of the world around you, yielding rewarding and unique results. Learn how to select lenses for depth of view, utilize extension tubes to increase magnification ratios, and achieve proper exposure. Through lectures and demonstrations, Bryan will share the basics of macro photography and image processing. You will have the opportunity to practice in the field each day with Bryan as your guide, applying techniques related to exposure, magnification, composition, and depth of field. The workshop will close with a group critique of selected images from each student. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Bryan Hansel, www.BryanHansel.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $405, Non-Members: $440
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Mark Making and Embellishment: Torch-Fired Enameling
June 8, 2017 (8:30am-3:30pm) — Learn how to create metal components that pop with glossy color using just a simple torch. Then take it up a notch by drawing, carving, and embellishing your pieces with color, patterns, and fine silver. Students will Learn: Torch-fired enameling (sifted method), drawing on enamel, and embellishment of enamel pieces using various methods including embedded inclusions. Visit website


Location: Milwaukee, WI
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $204.00
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting Interior Light
June 8-10, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, you will examine atmosphere, light, and color as they relate to interior space. Expand your observational skills and strengthen your techniques as you engage in the tradition of recording spaces and places bathed in interior light. Daily demonstrations and conversations will provide strategies and context in approaching this subject matter, including composition, value, color, lighting, personal interpretation, and an overview of artists working in this manner. You will work from photo references, as well as on locations in environments ranging from a barn to a restaurant. This workshop is open to oil and acrylic painters. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joe Gyurcsak, www.JosephGyurcsak.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $435, Non-Members: $470
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Watercolor on Panel: A Whole New Way of Thinking
June 8-10, 2017 (9am-4pm) — By replacing the traditional paper surface with a treated panel, you will find great freedom and energy as you reexamine the typically unforgiving medium of watercolor. Through this process you will gain a deeper commitment to looking and planning, techniques for accurate spontaneity, direct painting without linework, and by painting subtractively. Key techniques and objectives, including preparing panel surfaces, planning compositions, and material handling, will be demonstrated and discussed. In addition, you will have time to practice techniques and produce a finished painting of your own composition. Mat will be available for feedback, stories, and tid-bits. This workshop is designed for students with a solid foundation in watercolor. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Mat Barber Kennedy, www.MatBarberKennedy.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $470, Non-Members: $505
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

The Warmth of Gold: Roll Printing and Keum-Boo
June 10, 2017 (9:00am-4:00pm) — This two-for-one class introduces students to two completely different metal techniques that combine to create high-impact drama on simple sheet metal. Start by learning how to use a rolling mill to create deep, detailed patterns on both copper and sterling silver, then learn how to embellish sterling silver with real 24k gold for unique and striking design elements. Visit website


Location: Milwaukee, WI
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $219.00
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Design, Drama, Detail of Nature
June 10-11, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Whether novice or veteran in colored pencil, discover and become proficient with a new layering technique that allows you to capture drama and detail beyond what you thought possible with colored pencil. We’ll take a broad look at contemporary colored pencil artists, try various stroke applications, begin a unique color match strip (determining what pencils to use for specific colors within subjects) which many keep as a life-long reference tool, have plenty of one-on-one time, and design and begin a final original artwork, leaving the workshop confident in the ability to complete it with excellence. Rhonda teaches colored pencil, graphite and acrylic workshops nationwide. You can view her work at www.rnass.com. Visit website


Location: Prairie du Sac, WI
Instructor: Rhonda Nass
Sponsor: River Arts, Inc.
Cost: $175
Email: Kristina Coopman
Phone: 608-643-5215

Beginner Level

Beginning Rug Hooking
June 10-11, 2017 (10am–4:30pm) — If you’ve always wanted to learn to make a hooked rug, here’s a chance to try it out on a small project. By doing one of the beginning projects you will learn everything necessary to hook larger rugs. The beginner patterns will teach many hooking techniques including how to hook straight lines, curves and transitioning to different colors. There may not be sufficient time to complete your piece in class but all stages of rug finishing will be covered and you will leave with easy directions as a reminder. No previous experience with hooking necessary. Learn all the basics as well as the types of rugs, hooking techniques, cuts of wool, backings, color planning, finishing options, tools and materials. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Teresa Steele
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $215
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Taking Control in Manual Mode
June 12-14, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover the untapped potential of your camera as you move out of auto mode and into manual mode. This comprehensive workshop will explore the technical components that make up a perfect image and how to manipulate your camera settings to achieve desired effects and accurate light and color every time. Gain hands-on experience as you work through daily challenges addressing composition, exposure, and content. You will engage in peer discussion and group critiques, as well as receive individualized instruction from Kasey. Leave the workshop feeling confident with your camera and capable of adapting to any situation. This workshop requires a DSLR camera. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kasey Hembel, www.KaseyAndBen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Champlevé Enamel Pendant
June 12-14, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on the traditional enameling technique of champlevé, also known as raised fields. Design and fabricate a one-of-a-kind pendant with this historical approach to the enameling process. Stephanie will guide you through a series of demonstrations that illustrate the process of champlevé. Engage in the process from start to finish, including designing the composition of your pendant, etching the surface, planning your color palette, working with enameling techniques, and creating a silver tab setting to frame the pendant. This workshop is open to all levels. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Stephanie Voegele, www.StephanieVoegele.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Wax + Paper
June 12-14, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop offers an opportunity to explore paper-based encaustic processes, including dipping, collage, monotypes, and mixed media forms. Each of these methods can be combined and layered with existing techniques in your creative practice, leading to new conceptual ground. Applying a variety of encaustic techniques, Jennifer will be encourage you to explore approaches that can expand the possibilities of developing your own work. This workshop will consist of demonstrations, discussion of safe and sustainable handling of encaustic materials, studio work time, group critiques, and Jennifer's individualized feedback. Artists with backgrounds in any medium will find this workshop an engaging experience. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jennifer Williams Terpstra, www.JWTerpstra.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Travel Journal: Creating with Hand Dyed Wools and Textural Fabrics
June 12-16, 2017 — You will use your own life experiences to create a one of a kind ‘Fabric Journal Quilt’ to document your own life experiences using textural fabrics, hand dyed wools, embellishments and ethnic beads. Start with a textural pieced background using a combination of hand dyed wools and an appliquéd tree trunk which will be filled with your own journey. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Sue Spargo
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Juxtaposition: Experimenting with Mixed Media in Drawing
June 12-14, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Driven by exploration and materials, this workshop will encourage you to reconsider what the medium of drawing can be. A variety of tools and media will be used to produce a series of drawings that invite new possibilities into your creative practice. This workshop will begin with a lecture, demonstrations, and a series of experimental drawing exercises. As you begin to explore your own new directions in drawing, you will work more independently, with Leslie available for individualized feedback. Each day will close with an informal critique of what you have accomplished and future possibilities within the work. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Leslie Fedorchuk, www.LeslieFedorchuk.org
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level

Experimental Printmaking and Book Arts
June 13-15, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Printmaking and book arts are wonderful process-intensive techniques, but can lead to projects that are overly planned. In this workshop, you will be encouraged to break out of slow and systematic working methods to embrace the more experimental side of printmaking and book arts. Over the course of three days, you will work with alternative methods of printmaking, including monotypes, ‘quick’ relief, and toner transfer processes. Emphasis will be placed on exploration and working quickly to produce many prints over the first two days. On the final day of the workshop, you will learn bookbinding techniques that allow for sequencing and image placement of your prints into a book structure. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Melissa Wagner-Lawler
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level

Creating Vibrant Light and Color in Pastel
June 15-17, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Create a uniquely personal presence in your paintings using the power and significance of color and light. Using the still life as a reference, this workshop will cover tonal and color mixing in pastel with an emphasis on layering color to achieve a rich, glowing sense of light. Explore these concepts further through compositional strategies, identifying value, utilizing color schemes, and creating depth. Working from provided still life arrangements, including simple forms, fruit, vegetables, and reflective objects, you will gain confidence and better understand how to assemble compositions, render form, depict color, and handle materials. Rosalie will provide lectures, demonstrations, and one-on-one instruction throughout the process. No experience in pastel is required, however a basic drawing background is helpful. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Rosalie Beck, www.RosalieBeck.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Introduction to Botanical Watercolor: Painting Pears
June 15-17, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover the traditional techniques of botanical illustration in this watercolor-based workshop. Using the pear as inspiration, you will learn how to select materials, draw the form, and layer watercolor to achieve desired color, texture, and volume. Through a series of demonstrations, Mary Anne will guide you through the drawing and painting process from start to finish. Brushes, papers, and paints will be explained, as well as color theory, drawing transfers, and paint application. A review of all work will close the workshop, in addition to a lecture on the direction of contemporary botanical art and artists. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Mary Anne O'Malley, www.MAOMalley.wordpress.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level

Metal as Line: Forge, Fuse, Taper, and Fabricate
June 15-17, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Explore the importance of line and movement as you conceptualize and complete a variety of jewelry pieces. Utilize a number of simple tools and techniques to create twisting and flowing elements in silver that can be transformed into elegant pieces of finished jewelry. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, learn how to forge, fuse, and solder, as you create tapers and twists in metal. Leave this workshop with a new set of skills, design concepts, and at least one finished piece. Annealing and soldering experience is helpful, but not required. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Paulette Werger, www.PJWerger.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Advanced Level

Junkyard Robots
June 16-18, 2017 (9am–4pm) — In this workshop, you are going to have a bit of fun with your inner mad scientist. In this class you are going to create your very own robot made from flotsam and jetsam, various doodads, rusty bits, and other sorts of debris. Perhaps a Swiss Army arm...or pocket watch monocle. Let your imagination run wild. Don't worry we can rebuild him...better, stronger, faster. Using the processes of assemblage, distressing, and painting you will create your very own junkyard buddy. Not sure if it will do chores…but it will look mighty cool. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Michael deMeng
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $435
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Creative Texture: Creating Backgrounds with Monochromatic Texture
June 19-23, 2017 — Learn many techniques as you explore mono chromatic texture. Create a 20” bird block layering the background with fabrics and ribbons and then create a unique layered appliqué. Finish by exploring stitches and beading to create an embellished textural surface. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Sue Spargo
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Vibrant Color and Vital Energies: Mixed Media Figure Painting
June 19-21, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Capture the energy, vitality, and essence of the living model in layers of paint and pastel. Expand your observational skills in this workshop focused on painting and drawing from a live model. Using various underpainting strategies, spontaneous gestural mark-making, and playful color, create dynamic mixed media works of the figure. Each day you will spend approximately four to five hours painting and drawing from a live model. Different poses, vantage points, and lighting will be utilized. Demonstrations and lecture topics will include use of line, value, planar analysis, and how to apply color theory in your figurative works. Through relaxed and supportive critiques, you will gain insight and see improvement. Those with some drawing experience will benefit the most from this workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Cynthia Hayes, www.CynthiaHayesArt.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Watercolor Secrets of Russian Painting
June 19-23, 2017 — During this workshop, you will learn how to use the Alla Prima approach to create expressive works in watercolor. Konstantin will share his knowledge of this classic approach while utilizing contemporary techniques including wet-on-wet, dry brush, glazing, splashing, and masking. Students will also learn how to create convincing works without needing advanced drawing skills. The class schedule will include 2-3 painting demonstrations per day and opportunities to paint a variety of subjects. Students will learn distinct approaches for florals, landscapes, seascapes, interiors and portraits. This class will be mainly studio based with some opportunities to paint en Plein Air. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Konstantin Sterkhov
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $750
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Out of this World Assemblage and Sculpture
June 19-22, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Discover the world of science fiction in this multi-media class. A series of short stories will provide you with the inspiration you need to build a spacecraft out of ordinary materials, such as cardboard, tin foil, and styrofoam. Once you land on your new planet, spend the week inventing and creating your own colony, including native aliens, robots to help get the work done, and a mixed-media diorama. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Door County Land Art
June 19-22, 2017 (1-4pm) — Land artist Andy Goldsworthy influenced a generation of new artists to look to the natural world for tools, materials, and inspiration. Join this generation of artists as you discover the language of nature-inspired art and design using materials found on the grounds of PenArt. Gather rocks, branches, and leaves and begin constructing collaborative and individual sculptures that explore assemblage, additive and reductive techniques, and installation. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Draw, Paint, Sculpt
June 19-22, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Are you still trying to decide what your favorite medium is? Or, are they all your favorites? Each day will focus on a different art medium, including drawing, painting, collage, and mixed-media sculpture. Develop foundational skills and learn basic terminology regarding each medium through hands-on exercises and projects. This class will provide opportunities for you to express yourself and explore process. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Cara Hutchison
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Layered: Painting and the Digital Image
June 19-23, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, you will use layered and collaged materials to work directly and quickly in the process of image-making. Working with acrylic paints and a variety of mixed-media, Holly will demonstrate and discuss image transfers, gluing techniques, expressive painting methods, surfaces, supports, media compatibility, and layering materials. You will gain an understanding of various strategies in combining different media successfully. This method of working provides immediate feedback and assists you in identifying issues while actively developing each piece. Emphasis will be placed on exploration and process. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Holly Roberts, www.HollyRobertsStudio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $590, Non-Members: $625
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Classic Black and White Photography with Your Digital Camera
June 19-21, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover Door County the way Ansel Adams discovered Yosemite. This seminar will investigate the history of black and white fine art film photography to inform your digital captures. The work of early practitioners Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White will be discussed, followed by field expeditions and post-process editing. Armed with your digital camera or smartphone, you will explore the Door County landscape and create your own classic photographs. Afterward, you will translate your work into black-and-white images using editing software. Philip will guide you through the process of controlling contrast, cropping, stitching images together to create panoramas, creating sepia tones and vignettes, and adding grain for a vintage look. You will have the opportunity to make archival inkjet prints to take home. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Philip Krejcarek, www.PhilipKrejcarek.weebly.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Surface Design for Wearable Art
June 19-22, 2017 (1-4pm) — Transform an old piece of clothing into a three-dimensional work of wearable art in this mixed-media class. Experiment with brush painting, drawing with squeeze bottles filled with thickened dyes and paints, and printmaking techniques as you plan your final pieces. Balance, symmetry, and composition will be considered throughout the process, as well as the historic connection between clothing and identity. Please bring at least two pieces of clothing, preferably made of solid-colored, medium-heavyweight fabric, as well as two old t-shirts. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Dawn Patel
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Bronze Casting
June 20-24, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Utilizing contemporary methods and materials, learn the ancient art of bronze casting in this engaging and labor-intensive workshop. Create a ceramic shell cast of an original wax sculpture or transform an existing sculpture into a final work in bronze. Teresa will guide you step-by-step in the lost wax process of bronze casting, resulting in a finished sculpture. Be prepared for a busy week loaded with information, physical hard work, and a unique hands-on experience. Additional material costs will vary based on the size and number of sculptures you produce, as well as the current market price of bronze and other consumables. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Teresa Lind
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $505, Non-Members: $540 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Top 10 Mistakes Made Behind the Camera and How to Solve Them
June 22, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Whether you consider yourself a photographer or you are interested in better documenting your everyday life, there are a few common photography issues that can compromise what you envisioned as a perfect image. Bright backgrounds make dark faces, quick subjects make blurry photos, and sometimes your focus jumps around and you miss the shot completely. These situations and more will be tackled in this practical photography seminar. The day will consist of looking through visual samples, hands-on exercises, and time for questions and answers. With Kasey as your guide, you will practice solutions to these tough problems faced by professional photographers and amateurs alike. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kasey Hembel, www.KaseyAndBen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $100, Non-Members: $110
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Resin and Additives in Jewelry
June 22-24, 2017 (9am-4pm) — With an emphasis on experimentation, use the medium of resin to manipulate common household materials to create three-dimensional elements to be incorporated into future jewelry projects. The transformation of ordinary objects through resin provides an invitation for the viewer to take a second look and delve deeper into the design and construction of your pieces. Throughout this workshop you will explore the possibilities of working with resin through material studies, experiments, and color exercises. You will create a series of handbuilt cabochons and learn how to pair them with metals and jewelry designs for your home studio practice. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jessica Armstrong
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $340, Non-Members: $375 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Unbounded: A Mixed-Media Laboratory
June 22-24, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Enhance your creativity, invention, and self-expression in this process-based exploration of mixed-media painting techniques. You will utilize a variety of dry and wet media, including collage, water-based paint and ink, drawing materials, acrylic mediums, printed material, and other found 2D materials to develop technical skills and to discover the specific expressive potential inherent in working with various media and techniques. In this workshop, you will learn through demonstrations, slide presentations, project prompts, personal projects, discussions, and critiques. Compositional strategies, historical and contemporary context, and idea generation will be emphasized. You will work on multiple projects over the course of the workshop, providing lots of opportunities to develop both aesthetics and expressive content. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Leah Schreiber, www.LeahSchreiber.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Lunch and a Lecture: Historical and Contemporary Practices in Time-Based Media
June 23, 2017 (12pm-1pm) — This lecture will explore the development of moving image technologies and its effect on humanity’s relationship to and ideas about art. Jamal Currie is a video, sound, and installation artist. Currently head of the Time-Based Media program at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, he has been teaching film and video courses to students of all ages for over ten years. Jamal has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including the Black Excellence Award in Education from the Milwaukee Times, Art Futures Individual Artist Grant, and a Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Fellowship. He earned his MFA from the University of South Florida-Tampa and has been with MIAD as a full-time faculty member since 2006. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jamal Currie
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $25
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Paint, Print, and Put It All Together
June 23-25, 2017 (9am–4pm) — Join MN artist Bonnie Cutts for three days of painting with acrylics, applying patterns with stencils, printing with slow drying OPEN acrylics and then working to bring it all together. Learn about creating interesting print making surfaces with a variety of acrylic materials and make some gorgeous prints with them. Apply OPEN paint to your Gelli plate and make multiple prints using stencils and patterns. Paint and draw on your prints, create collages with decorative papers and the prints you make, learn about new materials to draw and paint on and create unique pieces of art. Open to all levels of creative experience and anyone ready to jump in and mix things up. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Bonnie Cutts
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $365
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Beginning Shuttle Tatting
June 24, 2017 (9am–4pm) — This class is ideal for beginners seeking an experienced teacher to guide them through the basics of shuttle tatting, a Victorian lace craft that is enjoying a resurgence of popularity. Learn how to make the basic knot of tatting (double stitch), the decorative loops (picots), the characteristic oval shapes (rings) and curved lines (chains). Basic skills may seem hard at first, but once learned are very easy and fun to do. Although you will not finish a project in class, the practice bits can be used to embellish note cards, enhance scrapbook pages, or adorn any project that needs a little something extra. Class fee includes a kit with all necessary supplies. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Marilee Rockley
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $105
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Fine Silver Rings in a Day
June 24, 2017 (9am–5pm) — Create your own unique .999 pure silver ring using Precious Metal Clay Silver (PMC), and wear it home. Learn the techniques to size, form, refine, embellish, and set a fire-in-place stone into your ring. Make your ring as plain or glitzy as you wish, with or without a stone. After it’s fired and polished, you can leave it bright silver or add patina. You’ll also learn to torch fire PMC. If you have clay left over from your ring, you can make earrings or charms and torch fire those. Materials fee includes PMC silver clay, appropriate stone, and use of tools and disposables. Extra PMC available for purchase. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $144
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Silver Metal Clay Birdhouse or Fairy House Pendant
June 25, 2017 (9am–5pm) — Learn to construct a small fine silver birdhouse or fairy house with fine silver metal clay. Form separate parts of the house then put them together using dry construction techniques. This requires accurate sizing and refining, plus learning how to attach three dimensional pieces. Sherry will show you different methods for decorating and attaching your miniature house to allow you to hang it from a cord/chain. After firing and finishing your house you can polish and patina it as desired. Material fee includes fine silver metal clay 28 grams, paste, syringe, fine silver wire and sheet available as desired. This is not a class to try without previous experience with metal clay either with Sherry or someone else. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $155
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Patterned Surfaces: Ceramics and Printmaking
June 26-29, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop embraces a cross-disciplinary approach to surface design in ceramics. Using printmaking methods, including relief, screenprinting, lithographic resist, and stenciling, you will explore pattern as it relates to wheel-thrown forms. Join Megan as she shares how to develop imagery, including approaches to research, design, and formatting patterns specifically for ceramic work. Demonstrations will introduce you to a variety of printmaking techniques and their adaptations for clay. You will have time to practice and apply each method with Megan providing individualized feedback regarding technique and content. This workshop is designed for students with some ceramics experience. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Megan Mitchell, www.MeganMitchellCeramics.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $435, Non-Members: $470
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Visual Narrative: Telling Stories Through Still Images
June 26-28, 2017 (9am-4pm) — As a photographer, you have the opportunity and gift to tell your viewers a story without words. Over the course of three days, this hands-on workshop will explore how to find and capture narrative in a single image, as well as a series of images. Each day, Hannah will lead a discussion on a topic related to the objectives of the day’s exercises, including storytelling in a single image, narratives in picture packages, and editing projects. Group and individual assignments will provide opportunities to apply these concepts and discover what stories Door County has to offer. Taught in the realm of documentary photography, this workshop will focus on telling factual stories without manipulation of subjects, spaces, or content. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Hannah Foslien, www.PhotoFoslien.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Cartoons and Characters
June 26-29, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Bring your imagination and we’ll provide the materials for you to create your very own cartoon characters. Brainstorm, sketch, and finalize your characters as you explore the language of storytelling. Create multiple paintings and drawings throughout the week that describe your characters’ emotions, families, homes, and more. Drawing, painting, mixed-media, and sculptural techniques will be explored in this exciting class. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Christine Newman
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Comic Books
June 26-29, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Do you love to create cartoons and comics? In this drawing class, you will explore the language of cartooning and develop your own characters and story. Expand your drawing skills as you learn how to depict a variety of expressions on your characters’ faces. Compose each frame of your comic strip and use text to help tell your story. Graphic novels, manga, and other illustration styles will be looked at and discussed to help you invent your own characters and style. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Thomas Wallestad
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Artistic Expression: A Bold Approach to Watercolor
June 26-27, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Driven by risk-taking and watercolor fundamentals, this workshop focuses on translating your unique observations and interpretations of subject matter to paper. By setting a secure foundation in value, color, composition, and technique, you will be encouraged to explore a more loose and dynamic approach to the medium. Dan will demonstrate traditional techniques passed down from the masters, as well as how to take advantage of the unique and spontaneous properties of watercolor. There will be time each day to work independently as you establish your own individual personality as a painter. Dan will be available for individual guidance and support, in addition to leading a group critique in a friendly environment. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Daniel Danielson, www.DanDanielson.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $220, Non-Members: $240
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Capturing Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor Pencil
June 26-27, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Become more confident and proficient in the medium of watercolor pencil in this hands-on workshop. Employing color theory, contour drawing, and techniques specific to the medium, you will learn to use watercolor pencil to draw flowers in your surrounding landscape. Through demonstrations and discussions, Maren will share how to compose an image, layer color, and paint flowers with depth and dimension. You will practice while drawing out in the field, as well as working from photographs in the studio. By the end of this workshop, you will have completed at least one painting and be equipped with the knowledge to continue using watercolor pencils in drawing a variety of subjects. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Maren Larsen, www.MarenLarsen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $220, Non-Members: $240
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Infusing Life into Watercolor Landscapes
June 26-30, 2017 — In this five-day watercolor workshop, award winning Taiwanese artist and instructor Chien Chung-Wei will teach you how to identify and use simplified compositional design, structure and tones in your work to create interest and depth. Students can expect to take inspiration from the sights and scenes of Madeline Island and the surrounding areas while painting en Plein Air. Studio painting will also take place throughout the week. Chung-Wei’s teaching will focus mainly on the key elements of design rather than technique-based instruction, making this class best-suited for intermediate to advanced level artists. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Chien Chung Wei
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $750
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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One Theme, Many Possibilities
June 26-30, 2017 — Discover a multitude of creative possibilities with Kerr’s simple silk screen and direct dye painting workshop. You’ll experiment with one motif/idea during this workshop week. Embrace and trust the unexpected and unpredictable. Use the screen in an intuitive, experimental manner as well as in a stencil based, more traditional way. Working with the same image allows you to focus on personal expression and mark making; you can be loose, playful, serious, tight, neat, messy, simple, complex, monochromatic or colorful. Expect to come away with personal rather than technique based forms of expression. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Kerr Grabowski
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $600
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Sequential Art and Illustration
June 26-29, 2017 (1-4pm) — Discover the process of illustrating and writing a sequential story from planning, layout, and sketching, to the final finished pages. Using personal experiences or your imagination, build your own narrative filled with invented characters and settings. A variety of drawing materials and styles, including graphic novels, cartooning, and manga, will be explored and provide you with a foundation in illustration techniques. Share your finished story and images in a final comic book. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Christine Newman
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 13-17): Graphic Novels: Narrative and Illustration
June 26-29, 2017 (1-4pm) — Sharpen your illustration and cartooning skills in this intensive experience for teens. Work both collaboratively and independently as you learn the process of illustrating a sequential story - from writing, layout, and sketching, to the final finished pages. A range of exercises focused on developing technique will introduce you to a variety of media that can be used to complete your illustrations and express your ideas. Open to beginning and advanced students, you will leave this intensive with confidence in your unique style and voice. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Thomas Wallestad
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Painting en Plein Air with Intention: 100 Strokes or Less
June 27-30, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover an innovative approach to plein air painting that encourages you to be thoughtful, yet direct as you create a painting, from start to finish, in 100 strokes or less. With no opportunity to rework, this method helps you to form a clear intention with each piece. You will learn to capture the spirit of your surroundings quickly and with a limited palette. The first two days of this workshop will be devoted to completing quick studies. Deliberately counting each stroke, whether the mark is small or stretches across the entire canvas and back, these studies will provide you with practice in your decision-making process. The following two days will be spent on location applying the same methods while working on more developed, final pieces. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Tim Deibler, www.TimDeibler.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $410, Non-Members: $445
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Order into Chaos: New Paths in Abstract Painting
June 28 - July 1, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Investigate the possibilities within your paintings by fostering an abstract and non-objective approach to art making. With the goal of achieving a point of balance in each composition, you will alternate between working spontaneously and methodically. Conversations surrounding the history of painting will provide your work with context. Through demonstrations and exercises, explore Emmett’s philosophy that abstraction holds all creative expression. Each morning, Emmett will share a multitude of ways to begin an abstract painting, as well as how to maintain engagement throughout the process. You will be encouraged to work independently in the afternoons with Emmett available for individualized feedback. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Emmett Johns, www.EmmettJohns.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $440, Non-Members: $475
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Drawing the Head: Landmark and Anatomy Tools
June 28 - July 1, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop embraces a cross-disciplinary approach to drawing the head. Using methods classical artists have relied on for centuries, you will alternate between drawing and sculpting from life. This approach to visualizing, understanding, and representing the human head will accelerate your learning process. A portion of each day will be spent working from a live model to create finished drawings. In addition, you will also spend time working on a 3D clay head study, which will focus on understanding proportions, generalizing shapes, and identifying plane changes. These exercises will help you draw anatomically correct and proportional features. At the end of this workshop, you will have new tools to analyze and perfect your future work. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kate Borcherding
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $475, Non-Members: $510
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Lightroom: A Beginner's Guide to Editing Your Images
June 29, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Adobe Lightroom is a great tool for organizing, editing, renaming, and resizing your images, but it can be daunting without a guide to get started. This workshop is the solution for beginners who want to get the most out of the program in a practical, hands-on way. Kasey will lead you through a series of Lightroom editing tasks, including how to perfect exposure, solve color cast woes, sharpen soft images, create black-and-white versions, and batch process groups of photos to speed up your workflow. You will also discuss the best ways to download, sort, and back-up your images, so that they are stored safely and are easy to retrieve when needed. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kasey Hembel, www.KaseyAndBen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $100, Non-Members: $110
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Family Workshop - 4th of July Parade: Giant Puppets
July 1-4, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Puppetry has a distinct ability to captivate our imaginations through storytelling with human-like forms that are at once familiar and otherworldly. In this class, you will design and build your own large-scale, wearable puppet masks to examine how human characteristics can be altered or exaggerated to create a sense of wonderment and delight for both the maker and viewer. Class will be held the mornings of Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Johanna Winters
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $85, Non-Members: $95
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Ceramic Totem Poles
July 5-8, 2017 (1-4pm) — The first totem poles were made from cedar trees and told the story of a family through carvings of animals, symbols, and designs. In this class, you will build a modern totem pole out of stacked clay forms to tell the story of your family! Use pinch, slab, and coil techniques to sculpt the individual pieces. Decorate the surface with texture tools and brightly colored underglazes. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kari George
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Ceramic Stories
July 5-8, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Bring some of your favorite book characters to life using clay. Each class will begin with a classic story to give you inspiration for the day’s projects. Learn how to pinch, shape, roll, and form clay into small creatures, figures, and more. Add texture, pattern, and color to your clay pieces using a variety of tools and tempera paint. Finally, create a place for your characters to live by building a mixed-media diorama. At the end of the class, take home several air-dry clay creatures, as well as a three-dimensional diorama. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Kil'n Time on the Wheel
July 5-8, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Whether you’re new to working with clay or more advanced, this class will help you develop and practice your skills on the potter’s wheel. Learn how to center, open, and pull clay to create functional forms. Additionally, explore pulling a ceramic handle and adding feet to your vessels. Texture tools and brightly colored underglazes will decorate the surface. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for food and beverage. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kari George
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Fantastic World of Ceramics: Hand and Wheel
July 5-8, 2017 (1-4pm) — Learn the art of throwing clay on the wheel to form mugs, dishes, and vases. Combine these new skills with handbuilding techniques to create a series of fantasy-based functional forms. Pull inspiration from your favorite adventure books and movies, including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and more, to add dimensional details, texture, and painted imagery to your work. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are food safe. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Sculptural Rings
July 6-8, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Create sculptures for your fingers in this hands-on workshop. Adding your own creativity and inspiration to each design, explore the components of proportion, size, balance, material, and comfort. All rings will be hand-fabricated using a variety of studio tools, including hammers, drills, saws, soldering torches, and the rolling mill. You will focus on process, from concept to construction to aesthetic details. You can expect to complete one or more rings over the course of this workshop. Previous soldering experience is required. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Sarah Mann, www.MannStudio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Composition in Plein Air
July 6-8, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this fast-paced workshop, you will explore the distinctive plein air painting process of using a limited palette of water-mixable oils, non-traditional instruments, and composition as a storytelling tool. Charlie’s approach to painting will encourage you to try new techniques, observe your subject matter carefully, and enjoy yourself. Charlie will begin each morning with an outdoor painting demonstration that highlights methods and materials, the importance of drawing, and compositional strategies. Afternoons will be spent developing your work independently, using whatever methods you wish. At the end of each day, you will gather at the School for a spirited group critique and discussion of your progress. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Charlie Hunter, www.Hunter-Studio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $410, Non-Members: $445
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Contemporary Watercolor Collections
July 6-8, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, you will conceive of and create a sequence of images that push the medium of watercolor in new and unexpected ways. A wide variety of traditional and expressive painting approaches and materials will be explored and combined to showcase the wonderful flexibility of this medium. Kaye will provide demonstrations on applying and layering washes, wet-on-wet techniques, drybrush, watercolor transfers, traditional and non-traditional surfaces and tools, dry pigments, and altered surfaces. These techniques will provide a jumping off point for you to explore the medium independently with Kaye available for individualized feedback. Using simple and effective book-binding methods, pieces will be bound together into one-of-a-kind artist books at the close of the workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kaye Buchman, www.KayeBuchman.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Surface Exploration in Stamps, Fusing, and Silver Dusting
July 10-12, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Explore three metalsmithing techniques. With an emphasis on developing texture and design, you will have the opportunity to conceptualize and fabricate rings, bracelets, earrings, and pendants while learning new processes. Learn how to size, form, and solder sterling silver stacking rings or a spinner ring. An emphasis will be placed on surface texture using metal stamps and hammers. You will discover the differences between soldering and fusing, as you cut, shape, and fuse fine silver wire into a bracelet or pair of earrings. Take advantage of your filings and small silver scrap from the week to form and fuse a beautifully textured pair of earrings and/or pendant. You will also have the option to include a bezel set stone in your design. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Aisha Formanski, www.EverthineJewelry.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $385, Non-Members: $415
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Multi-Media Paintings
July 10-13, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Push the boundaries of traditional painting by adding printmaking, collage, and three-dimensional elements to your pieces. Learn basic painting methods, including color mixing and brush handling, as you experiment and explore subject matter. Create luminous paintings with interesting layers, visual rhythms, and varied textures. Let process be your guide! Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Crazy about Color!
July 10-13, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Color is one of the most powerful tools an artist can use. In this class, you will learn how nature creates color, how color affects the way we see and feel, and how artists have used color throughout art history. Create a body of work that reflects your unique personality, imagination, and inspiration through color. A range of painting styles, paint media, and subject matter will be explored, including portraiture, nature studies, perspective, and abstraction. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Penny Niesen
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Explorations in Ink
July 10-13, 2017 (1-4pm) — A line is a dot that went for a walk. In this drawing class, you will explore the straight, curvy, zigzagged, and wiggly lines of calligraphy, zentangles, sumi painting, and more. Art history discussions will introduce the techniques of each drawing method, while skill building exercises will provide hands-on practice using ink as a drawing and writing tool. Complete successful drawings and writing samples in a fun and experimental atmosphere. A handbound book or portfolio will preserve your work of illuminated letters, calligraphy, sumi paintings, and zentangles. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Nature Journal
July 10-14, 2017 — You will spend time outdoors, sketching and painting from nature, using pencil, pen and watercolor. Jane will show you basic drawing and quick, intuitive watercolor techniques, which will become the heart of your nature journal. Using Madeline Island’s flowers, pods, leaves, and rocks, as subjects for your drawings, you’ll also carve original stamps, create mono-prints and add collage to your journal. By the end of the week, your journal (made fine watercolor paper) will be filled to the brim with color, images and memories of your week on the Island. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Jane LaFazio
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $650
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Intermediate Level

Animal Artistry Through Applique
July 10-14, 2017 — This retreat is for quilters at an intermediate level, who have a basic understanding of appliqué techniques. David creates highly detailed images for his award winning quilts by using simple shapes, and letting the fabric create texture to achieve a ‘painted’ effect. David will show you how to adapt a photograph into a wall quilt, using hand-appliqué and piecing techniques. A great deal of time is spent on tracing and pattern drawing, along with fabric selection - which is key to his process. He will show you how to get beautiful results by letting the fabric do all the hard work. David will also show you his appliqué technique for invisible stitching, and will finish up with quilting and binding options. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: David Taylor
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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5-Day Plein Air Workshop
July 10-14, 2017 — This workshop introduces the Prismatic Palette and its use in helping to capture the myriad light effects faced when painting en plein air. Correct use of the Prismatic Palette helps you judge values, using warm and cool tones to bring objects forward or push objects back, to depict light and shadow, and to describe the time as well as the type of day. The week will be spent painting outdoors at Joe’s favorite Island locations. Students can expect to paint two images daily — one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Joe Paquet
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $850
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Intermediate Level

Landscapes Imagined and Observed
July 10-11, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Driven by playful exploration, this workshop will examine the visual language of the landscape. Utilizing strategies to simplify compositions, distill imagery, and invent space, you will create a series of plein air sketches and paintings to later be used as reference for abstraction and experimentation in the studio. You will begin by documenting the surrounding landscape while working on-site with sketching and painting materials; exploring composition and identifying value and color. You will then bring your observed work into the studio to use as inspiration for landscapes of your own imagining. A lecture and series of exercises will help you select your favorite moments from the plein air works, such as palette combinations, shapes, mark-making, or imagery, to inform a new painting. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Melanie Brown, www.MelaniePBrown.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $220, Non-Members: $240
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Beginning to Draw the Portrait in Charcoal
July 10-12, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover the intimate and compelling art of portraiture in this drawing workshop. Gain confidence and proficiency, as you learn to capture the portrait by first understanding the basic forms and then adding the details of your subject’s features. Through demonstrations, Stuart will share his approach in identifying the overall shape and rhythm of the head to give solidity and likeness to your drawing. You will have the opportunity to practice techniques through short poses of 25 minutes and long poses of 3 hours, bringing your work to the next level. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Stuart Fullerton, www.StuartFullerton.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Scratchboard: Getting it Down in Black and White
July 10-13, 2017 (1-4pm) — Discover a new way of drawing in black and white in this class focused on scratch media. See how light and shadow can create depth and volume in a drawing. Explore the variety of textures and marks that can be created on a scratchboard surface. Additional experiments will include adding watercolor washes for color and using collage to create a textured surface. Your final composition will be completed on coated scratchboard, where the drawing will be made entirely of white lines and shapes scratched from the surface. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Abstraction through Observation
July 12-15, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will combine the methodologies of observational and abstract painting to begin works of art. Encouraged to experiment and gain an understanding of the unique properties of watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paint media, you will explore resists, collage, hard-edge taping, and process. Find inspiration in historical and contemporary artists who use both observation and abstraction in their work, including Agnes Martin, Richard Diebenkorn, Philip Guston, Mary Heilman, and Henri Matisse. Compositional and conceptual prompts will provide you with springboards for developing new approaches to art making. Group critiques will take place throughout the workshop and offer an opportunity to discuss the elements and principles of design in relation to your progress. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Liz Smith, www.LizSmithArt.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $420, Non-Members: $455
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Introduction to Basic Soldering: Spiral Chain
July 13, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Geared toward the absolute beginner, this workshop will introduce the basic concepts and techniques of soldering while creating a spiral chain. Gain an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Through demonstrations and guided work time, you will complete a spiral chain by the end of the workshop. If time allows, you will polish the piece. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray, www.KieuPhamGray.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $75, Non-Members: $80 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Introduction to Basic Soldering: Simply Silver Bracelet
July 13, 2017 (1-4pm) — In this workshop for the absolute beginner, you will learn how to solder sterling silver with a torch system while fabricating a bracelet. Jumpstart your metalsmithing experience with these basic skills and best practices. In addition to torch use, you will learn how to use a jeweler’s saw, create a closure, use a flexshaft, and do finishing techniques. Leave this workshop with a completed bold bracelet. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray, www.KieuPhamGray.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $75, Non-Members: $80 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Multiples: Mold-Making and Slip Casting
July 13-18, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Explore processes related to plaster mold-making and slip casting. Discover a workflow that allows you to create multiples; expanding the possibilities of your ceramic process. This workshop will begin with discussion and demonstrations, providing you with a solid foundation in this process and its variations. You will learn how to mix plaster, partition a piece to be molded, and create one- and two- or more part molds. Learn how to care for molds, mix casting slip, pour and release pieces, and attach sprig decorations. Prepare for a busy week, loaded with information and a unique hands-on experience. This workshop will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday; breaking for molds to dry on Sunday. Some ceramics experience is required. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kimberlee Joy Roth, www.KimberleeJoyRoth.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $500, Non-Members: $535
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Developing a Creative Vision for Your Photography
July 13, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Our perspective on the world around us informs our decisions as photographers. This workshop provides an opportunity to tap into what interests you, so you can find your unique voice behind the camera. Using critical thinking, visual exploration, and interactive idea book exercises, uncover overlooked curiosities and brainstorm how to transform those interests into creative content for future photography projects. Leave this workshop feeling more confident in your ideas and with a clear and exciting direction. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kasey Hembel, www.KaseyAndBen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $100, Non-Members: $110
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Boxed Up: Introduction to Hollow Forms
July 14, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This fabrication workshop will touch on a variety of skills that can be used to enhance any jewelry project. Design and produce a contemporary ring that also doubles as a pendant, while refining your metalsmithing skills. Encouraged to work from your own design, the hollow form process offers the opportunity to develop your sawing, shaping, and soldering techniques. Create a piece that is rewarding to fabricate and sure to impress your viewer. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray, www.KieuPhamGray.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Deep Into Indigo: Playing with Patterns, Dye & Fabric
July 14-16, 2017 — Indigo dyeing retreat for women interested in experiencing the magical process of dyeing with indigo! Instruction in Japanese shibori fabric techniques, open access to indigo dyeing vats and, and gourmet dining. Visit website


Location: Westby, WI
Instructor: Jennifer Falkowski
Cost: Early Bird til June 15, 2017: $550; $650 after
Email: Jennifer Falkowski
Phone: 608-852-3970

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Family Workshop - Our Family's Favorite Places: Collaged Landscapes
July 14, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Push the boundaries of traditional landscape painting as you create images that incorporate paint, collage, and textural elements. Gain inspiration from 20th Century artists Wayne Thiebaud, David Hockney, and Richard Diebenkorn. View and discuss their use of pattern, color, perspective, and composition in the landscape. Basic painting skills, color mixing, and collage techniques will be covered. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Penny Niesen
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Silver Fusion
July 15, 2017 (9am-4pm) — There is merit in the processes of both soldering and fusing, but understanding both of these techniques will allow you to be a more versatile silversmith. In this workshop, you will learn the difference between soldering and fusing, when you should use either technique, and gain hands-on experience with making a fused joint. In this workshop, you will apply skills to two bracelets, including the classic ball and loop chain and the bubble fusion, which is a unique approach to incorporating beads with silver. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray, www.KieuPhamGray.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Printmaking Palooza
July 17-20, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Learn about the versatile medium of printmaking! This class will explore a variety of print methods, including painterly monoprints, collographs using found objects, rubbings from nature, and more. Combine and layer these processes to create one-of-a-kind pieces in both two- and three-dimensions. Develop your skills and ideas as you experiment with color, texture, shape, and pattern. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Best Techniques and Composition for Stunning Digital Images
July 17-21, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Learn to see and compose images utilizing the principles of design and digital techniques. You will examine the subjects of contemporary trends, master photography, and compositional strategies to draw conclusions and lead your practice to a higher level. This workshop begins by vieweing a range of photography, including your images, examples of Daniel’s work, and those of well-known artists. Learn how to combine and utilize visual elements to create a truly expressive photograph. Students will practice these skills out in the beautiful Door County landscape. Open to all digital camera formats and skill levels. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Daniel Anderson, www.DanielAndersonPhotography.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $245, Non-Members: $265
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Stone Carving
July 17-21, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Using the philosophy of Michelangelo, that every stone has a form and it is the role of the artist to find and release it, you will explore the process of stone carving. Learn the fundamentals of carving techniques, reductive art-making, and three-dimensional thinking in this labor-intensive workshop. Using Indiana limestone, you will have the opportunity to create a work from a drawing, maquette, or using the stone’s unique properties as inspiration. Amy will introduce you to best practices in stone carving, including proper tool use and handling, roughing out the form, and finishing techniques. Additional material costs will vary based on the size stone you work with. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Amy Brier, www.AmyBrier.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $505, Non-Members: $540 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Understanding Exposure and Learning to See Creatively
July 17-21, 2017 — Based in part on Bryan’s bestselling books, Understanding Exposure and Learning To See Creatively, this workshop will surely boost your level of expertise. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an internationally known instructor, photographer, best-selling author and star of countless Adorama TV videos. Bryan will help you improve upon your existing knowledge to produce your best work yet, all on Madeline Island in beautiful Lake Superior! Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Bryan F. Peterson
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $1,250
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Painting Door County Barns en Plein Air
July 17-20, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The barns and pieces of rural architecture around Door County offer an opportunity to capture history on canvas. Their weathered boards and drooping roofs convey the character of the structures themselves, as well as the people who worked the land. This plein air workshop will focus on creating paintings that are structurally accurate, filled with authentic light, and vibrant in color. Kyle will discuss and demonstrate a variety of concepts, including the importance of drawing for accurate representation, how to identify and control value and color temperature to capture natural light, and how to mix and see color specific to your subject matter’s unique color harmony. Practice these skills, and more, out in the field with Kyle available for individualized feedback. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kyle Martin, www.Kyle-Martin.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $440, Non-Members: $475
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Boro Transformed: Mending, Patching, Piecing and Stitching
July 17-21, 2017 — This workshop will explore the idea based on the traditional Japanese practice of using “boro” of tattered and mended rags to transform textile. The emphasis is not only to "make something," but to “have a dialog” with materials and processes you choose to work with. Indigo dyeing with sustainable methods will be included in the class, but will not be the main focus. Students should prepare to experiment and expand their own visual vocabulary while strengthening their personal creative process. A sustainable indigo vat with organic reducing agent will be taught. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Yoshiko I. Wada
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $715
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 13-17): Personal Expression Through iPhoneography
July 17-19, 2017 (9am-3pm) — Technology has made photography fast, cheap, and easy, but with so many images out in the world, how do you create something memorable? Great images are well-composed, carefully lit, and have something to say. This class delves into the technical and compositional aspects of photography. Explore contemporary photographers, practice styling images for social media, and work with apps that offer more control. Expect to try a variety of photography techniques and work toward making a collection of beautiful images with an authentic tone. Bring a fully charged iPhone/iPad, charger, iTunes password to download apps, journal, and five favorite photos. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kasey Hembel
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $200, Non-Members: $210
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Going Graphic
July 17-20, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Discover how graphic design and printmaking are used in the worlds of art and advertising. Learn how powerful images can be as you study familiar logos and graphics. Experiment with printmaking techniques, including relief, monoprint, silk screen, and collage, as you develop your own ideas and images. Take your designs beyond your initial sketch by experimenting with processes and expanding your ideas to create finished works of art. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Penny Niesen
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Book Arts
July 17-20, 2017 (1-4pm) — Learn the history and techniques of book arts in this fundamental bookmaking class. Familiarize yourself with the processes of preparing papers, designing covers and pages using printmaking techniques, and binding through a series of exercises and simple glue-bound books. Construct a final journal that features hand painted covers and uses a coptic stitch for binding. Fill your new journal with drawings, writing, and more. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Katie Baeten
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Shape-Shifting: Abstracting Nature in Watermedia
July 19-22, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, you will examine the natural world through the lens of abstraction. Focusing on the relationships of color and shape within the landscape, instead of individual objects, will lead you to practical solutions in shifting your painting practice toward more innovative avenues of expression. Using design principles as the underpinning of each composition, you will work from sketches and photo references. In addition to sharing technical strategies in watermedia, Dale will demonstrate how to use subjects as a source for abstraction by simplifying images and breaking them down to their core visual elements. This workshop will consist of demonstrations, slide lectures, individual instruction, and group critiques. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Dale Laitinen, www.DaleLaitinen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $485, Non-Members: $520
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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The Figure in Clay
July 20-22, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop investigates the human figure through a methodical and anatomical approach to sculpture. Through handbuilding from observation, you will gain an understanding of the planes of the figure, human expression, and body gesture. Join Robin as she discusses and demonstrates topics relating to human anatomy, skeletal structure, body proportions, pose, and gesture. Hands-on practice will provide experience and understanding in building internal armatures, observational skills, sculpturing techniques, and problem-solving. From clothed and nude models you will use a self-hardening clay to sculpt a head, torso, and full figure. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Robin L. Power, www.RobinPower.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $375, Non-Members: $410
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Tool Making 101
July 21, 2017 (9am–4pm) — Knowing how to make your own tools will be a skill that will serve you well in jewelry making and metal working. This workshop will introduce you to the basic methods of making simple tools. We will cover the shaping, hardening, and finishing of steel tools, as well as tool design. We will be making several tools suitable for texturing, stamping, bezel setting, chasing, and repousse’. Learning these skills will provide you with a whole new range of options, allowing you to create or alter tools to suit the task at hand. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Richard Salley
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $160
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Lunch and a Lecture: Historical and Contemporary Practices in Printmaking
July 21, 2017 (12pm-1pm) — Integrating tradition, innovation, and technology, printmaking has evolved and expanded over time, while still embracing the conventional methods of the medium. This lecture will provide an overview of various long practiced processes, followed by more contemporary approaches, including polymer plates, combination prints that utilize two or more processes, and digital printmaking. Examples of artists’ work throughout history and today will be shared, as well as a portfolio of actual prints. Christine Style is a printmaker and Associate Professor of the Art Program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She teaches a variety of print methods, including intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, and relief, as well as graphic communication. She earned her MFA in Printmaking from UW-Milwaukee and her BS in Art from UW-Madison. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Christine Style, www.ChristineStyle.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $25
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Creating Abstract Landscapes with Water-Mixable Oils
July 21-22, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Use the visual language of color and design to foster an abstract approach to landscape painting. You will learn techniques involving color mixing, brush handling, and when to employ tightness versus looseness in a composition. Discover methods for keeping your work as fresh as possible, while simultaneously building a foundation in abstraction. Rob will share the versatility of water-mixable oils through demonstrations, exercises, and individualized attention. You can expect to complete a series of experiments concerning composition, design principles, and expression. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Rob J. Williams, www.RobWilliamsStudio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $220, Non-Members: $240
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Family Workshop - Our Family's Stories: Pop-Up and Tunnel Books
July 21, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Bring your images into three dimensions using pop-up and tunnel book construction. Tunnel books contain a three-dimensional “stage-like” window with layers that, together, create a complete image. Using imagery of your choosing, you will separate information into foreground, mid-ground, and background layers, and construct the final book. Basic drawing and bookmaking techniques will be demonstrated and explored. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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The Ketoh Bracelet
July 22-23, 2017 (9am–4pm) — Navajo Indian archers wore wrist guards called Ketohs to protect their forearms from the snap of their bowstrings. Navajo silversmiths adapted the ketoh form into decorative jewelry. Taking inspiration from the original Ketoh, this 2-day workshop will guide you to fabricate a modern, hinged version that you’ll be proud to wear even if you never pull back a bowstring. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Richard Salley
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $350
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Natural Dyes–Adding Iron
July 22, 2017 (9am–4pm ) — The wide variety of colors from natural dyes can be greatly augmented by adding an iron post-mordant. In this class we will cover some of the basic natural dyes like cochineal, fustic, logwood, pomegranate, and madder and the effect that adding iron has on the colors they give. We will cover some of the long history of these dyes, the mordanting process, and some color theory. Students will take home dyeing instructions, many samples, and information on each of the dyes used. No experience is necessary. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $125
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Fantastic Beasts and Imaginary Creatures
July 24-27, 2017 (1-4pm) — Discover a world of mythical creatures in this ceramics class. Learn about mermaids, dragons, griffins, and more as you read fantasy books and discuss imaginary beings. Sketch your own versions of these creatures and bring them to life in clay using handbuilding techniques. Add dimensional details, texture, and color using a variety of tools and colorful underglazes. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Ceramic Musical Instruments
July 24-27, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Music, geography, and history come together in this ceramics class. Learn about cultures, both near and far, from throughout history and discover how they made and decorated musical instruments out of clay. Create your own instruments, including rattles, whistles, and horns, using air-dry clay. Use mark-making tools to create texture, and tempera paint to add color and pattern to your pieces. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Sense of Place
July 24-26, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Moving beyond the traditional rectangular, flat sheet of paper, this workshop investigates the relationship between experiences in the landscape and representing those experiences in the studio. With consideration for the viewer’s interaction, create works that encompass space, tactility, and personal content. Through demonstrations, readings, and lectures, you will be introduced to the idea of creating a sense of place through materials and forms. Emphasis will be placed on the ‘production’ of work. This workshop is more of an exploration of a process or way of approaching the creation of work than a tutorial on how to paint or draw. Using found materials, as well as photographs, paintings, and drawings, students will create a unique document that expresses their understanding of a place. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Gregory Euclide, www.GregoryEuclide.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Oils: Essential Plein Air
July 24-28, 2017 — Join Bryan Mark Taylor on stunning Madeline Island in Lake Superior for this five day Plein Air Painting workshop. He will guide you through an incredible week of painting with the unique light and color only the Island affords! Bryan’s workshops are for professional and aspiring artists who want to develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of outdoor painting through accelerated learning techniques based on the latest scientific research. The workshop will focus the artist on effectively capturing light, atmosphere and mood in paint while using strong composition and color harmony. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Bryan Mark Taylor
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $650
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Abstract Painting: Series as Process
July 24-28, 2017 — Using acrylic paints, collage, and drawing media, we will work in multiples based on specific guidelines and examples. As the workshop progresses, you will work more independently, setting your own parameters and starting points. Most importantly you will learn the practice of working in series as a way to keep your creativity alive and thriving! Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Jane Davies
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $600
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 13-17): Knee High Pots
July 24-27, 2017 (1-4pm) — Create large-scale works of art in this ceramic intensive. Basic throwing techniques, including centering, opening, and pulling up walls, will be practiced as you create a series of bowls, plates, and cups. Using these pieces for inspiration, design even larger sculptures. Cut, reassemble, and attach your thrown pieces to make at least one substantial sculpture by the end of the week. Colorful underglazes will be used to add pattern and color to your work. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for handling. Your fired pieces will be ready for pickup five weeks after the last day of class, or they can be shipped to you for a fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Lucy Yogerst
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Free Wheelin'
July 24-27, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Have you always wanted to learn how to throw pots on the wheel? This class will give you the opportunity to create unique wheel-thrown forms out of clay. With ample time to practice, learn how to center, open, pull up walls, and trim your clay pieces. Embellishment will be added using texture tools and brightly colored underglazes. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for food and beverage. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Lucy Yogerst
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Flowing Features
July 28, 2017 (9am–4pm) — If you’ve found creating facial features intimidating, this is the class for you! Explore creating features of the face with water soluble products including, pencils, drawing tools, pens, and watercolors. Create many studies of each feature before moving on to an intriguing portrait of your choice. Students will be guided through several exercises that will build upon each other that you can use as studies for your future portrait work! Be brave. Be Bold. Be adventurous! This class will go beyond the cutesy facial features but still add touches of whimsy and color. Demonstrations will focus on realism with a slant above fanciful. Explore how effective drawing what you see rather than what you believe you see is! Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Jodi Ohl
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $160
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Zen Painting
July 29-30, 2017 (9am–4pm) — In this unique workshop by Jodi Ohl, truly soothe your artistic soul through a ‘Zen-full’ Painting experience. Go beyond the doodle and create amazing surreal flowing shapes and patterns, full of drama and depth. Recharge your artistic spirit. Reconnect with inner peace. Relax. It’s just paint. Learn to free your mind while unleashing your Zen-ful artistic spirit! You’ll create several 6 x 6 pieces before diving into a larger main painting. Some of the many things we will be focusing on: Creating lines with drama, using shading and negative spaces to build depth, creating texture with writing instruments, how to incorporate water colors with acrylics, tips and techniques for working on unique surfaces, along with much, much more! Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Jodi Ohl
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $330
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Learning to See Your Subject en Plein Air
July 31 - August 3, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The act of seeing is a crucial skill for any artist. In this workshop, you will explore the specifics of learning to see your subject matter, interpret its visual elements, and translate that information to canvas. The fundamental principles of plein air painting will be emphasized, as you work to capture form, atmosphere, and space. Mitch will provide demonstrations on a variety of topics, including creating sound compositions, identifying value and color, and using edge. You will work en plein air to apply these concepts. If there is inclement weather, you will work in the studio. Individual attention will be a high priority. This workshop is open to oil and acrylic painters, however all demonstrations will be done in oil. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Mitch Baird, www.MitchBaird.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $515, Non-Members: $550
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Be Brave and Have Fun with Watercolour
July 31 - August 4, 2017 — In this workshop you will work with Herman to develop your own artistic vision, and develop approaches to solve compositional challenges. The intention of this class is to meet you exactly where you are and to support the production of work that expands your practice in a personal way. There will be plenty of individual instruction throughout the week, and Herman will include lecture, discussion and demonstrations of particular techniques. You will learn about colour mixing, glazes, composition, drying time, thickness and edges. You will be exploring landscapes, waterscapes and streetscapes, focusing on various techniques. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Herman Pekel
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $800
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Advanced Level

Shape Shifting
July 31 - August 4, 2017 — In this class we will study photographs and slides of a variety of historic and ethnic decorative objects to help uncover some of the motifs and symbols which may have powerful personal resonance. Each student will select historic motifs, shapes and images which they will manipulate and reinterpret into a unique statement in fabric and thread. By lifting an image from one time and place to another the student will begin to exercise the power to recognize their personal touch stones to imagination. The aim of the workshop is to nurture your intuitive skills. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Jane Sassaman
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670.00
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Influential Artists
July 31 - August 3, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Discover famous artists and movements from throughout history and present day! Travel through time and study select art movements, artistic styles, and the artists that made them famous - from the Renaissance to Post-Modern times, including Leonardo da Vinci, Wassily Kandinsky, and Kara Walker. Experiment with a variety of materials and create pieces in response to each artist and movement. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Painting Landscapes and Dreamscapes
July 31 - August 3, 2017 (1-4pm) — This class will bring together images from your surroundings and imagination to create dynamic paintings of hybrid spaces. For inspiration, you will take a group hike around the grounds of PenArt, looking at the plants, animals, and sculptures, as well as sketch ideas and images from your dreams. Using expressive watercolor techniques, including flowing washes and painted textures, you will create a series of imaginative paintings that depict your ideal place. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kathleen Nelson
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Raku Ceramic Jewelry
July 31, 2017 (9am-1pm) — Explore the dramatic art of raku-fired clay in this jewelry-based workshop. Using a variety of techniques, you will create one-of-a-kind pendants. Traced to Japanese tea ceremonies, the raku process is unique. Glazed bisqueware is placed into a red-hot, 1900° F kiln. The glazes melt within 30 minutes, at which time the ware is removed from the kiln and placed in containers of straw and other combustible materials, creating a post-reduction firing. The resulting work has a unique surface with iridescent highlights. Jen will demonstrate techniques related to clay forming and surface treatment. Return Thursday/Friday to glaze your pendants and participate in the raku firing process, or choose your glazes and your pieces will be fired and shipped to you for a fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jen Montgomery, www.MontgomeryRaku.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $80, Non-Members: $90
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 13-17): Graffiti Arts
July 31 - August 3, 2017 (9am-3pm) — Unravel the complex world of graffiti art in this teen intensive. Discuss and examine the history and evolution of the medium, from the early days in New York City to current happenings in the graffiti movement. Learn about the different styles of graffiti art through video, discussion, and live demonstrations. Use this information as inspiration to develop your own style of painting and hand-drawn lettering. Create a collection of drawings and spray painted works by the end of the week. Tuition includes all materials and safety equipment. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Beau Thomas
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $235
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Painted Selfies
July 31 - August 3, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Develop your skills in drawing and painting as you create a series of self-portraits. Lessons regarding how to accurately depict facial features and proportions will be covered, as well as color mixing and brush handling in watercolor. After viewing the master self-portrait works of Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and other artists, create images that tell the story of your unique personality, interests, and history. Please bring at least one printed photo of your face with you to class. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kathleen Nelson
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

The Art of the Flame: Raku Pottery
August 1-4, 2017 (9am-1pm) — Learn how to create raku pottery from start to finish. Traced to Japanese tea ceremonies, the raku process is unique. Glazed bisqueware is placed into a red-hot, 1900° F kiln. The glazes melt within 30 minutes, at which time the ware is removed from the kiln and placed in containers of straw and other combustible materials, creating a post-reduction firing. The resulting work is characterized by its crackles and metallic luster. Engage in all aspects of making raku pottery with Noah, an expert in the genre, as your guide. Form works on the wheel or by hand. Glaze your work using Noah’s custom glazes and participate in a dramatic raku firing on Thursday and Friday. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Noah Montgomery, www.MontgomeryRaku.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $295, Non-Members: $330
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

All That Glitters: Methods in Metallic Leaf
August 2-5, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover new methods and materials in this process-based exploration of gold, silver, and copper metallic leaf. You will be challenged and encouraged to incorporate metal leaf into your existing body of work, be it printmaking, painting, drawing, watercolor, or pastel; resulting in dynamic pieces and expanded possibilities in your creative practice. Learn the properties and application of metal leaf through technical demonstrations, studio exercises, and group discussion. Develop your techniques while working on several small pieces over the course of the workshop related to art making prompts. For those who are interested in a more self-directed experience, you will work from content of your choosing. Come with a willingness to experiment without attachment to specific outcomes, and enjoy an informal learning atmosphere. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Miles Bair, www.MilesBair.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $400, Non-Members: $435
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Watercolor from the Beginning
August 3, 2017 (10am–4pm) — Learn everything you need to build a strong foundation for getting started in watercolor. Receive detailed information on paper, paint and brushes explained clearly and demonstrated with helpful visual aids. Practice mixing colors, learn how to do basic washes and find out about special techniques unique to watercolor. This class is excellent preparation for the Color Theory Through Watercolor class on Saturday, August 6. Sign-up for both classes to fully immerse yourself in this wonderful medium. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $85
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Forged Bangles and Spinner Rings
August 4-5, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop explores the process of forging through the creation of wave bangles and spinner rings. Learn how to solder, form shapes, texture surfaces, and add embellishments; transforming raw materials into pieces of your own design. The first day will be focused on wave bangles and day two will provide the option of producing a spinner ring or more bangles. Kay will demonstrate the various steps of the soldering and forming processes for both the bangles and rings. You will work independently, with Kay available for assistance until the next step of the process is demonstrated. Your tuition includes materials for two copper bracelet bangles with one pair of sterling silver bracelet spinners. Additional copper and silver sterling will be available for purchase. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kay Rashka, www.KayRashka.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $240, Non-Members: $260
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Color Theory Through Watercolor
August 4, 2017 (10am–4pm) — Understanding color is essential to creating work that captivates the eye and evokes certain moods or emotions. Through a series of fun exercises you will learn to understand tints, shades and tone, the color wheel, complementary colors, warm and cool colors and color schemes. You will make useful charts and swatches that can be used for future reference. Whether you are just starting out or have some experience with watercolor, this class will help you masterfully mix color, no matter what your medium or level of experience. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $85
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Abstract Acrylic Techniques
August 4-5, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Dedicated to abstract painting strategies, this workshop will explore composition and materiality. Through an overview of abstraction, learn how to simplify images into shapes, colors, and textures and translate that information into visually interesting abstract works. Beki will demonstrate a series of acrylic painting methods to help you find new and creative ways to apply paint while playing with design elements. You will practice basic painting techniques, as well as palette knife work, impasto, and glazing. Class discussions will explore a variety of topics, including how to know when an abstract composition is complete. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Beki Borman, www.BekiBorman.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $220, Non-Members: $240
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Family Workshop - Our Family's Environment: Eco-Friendly Art
August 4, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Use environmentally friendly materials to create stunning works of two- and three-dimensional art. Looking at the land work of Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson, and Maya Lin, assemble site-specific pieces around the PenArt campus using natural materials, such as branches, leaves, rocks, and more. Back inside, you will create mosaics using a variety of found objects, as well as items you can find in your kitchen pantry. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Botanical Watercolor
August 5, 2017 (10am–4pm) — This workshop teaches basis watercolor techniques through a series of exercises designed to help the participant understand the different color properties and improve brush control. Information on paper, paint and drawing techniques used in botanical art will be discussed. Basic drawing skills are required for drawing the botanical specimen from which to paint an elegant botanical. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $85
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Earth and Fire: Experience Raku
August 5, 2017 (1-6pm) — Experience the fiery drama and camaraderie of a raku firing event. Learn about reduction effects as you watch the process unfold. Traced to Japanese tea ceremonies, the raku process is unique. Glazed bisqueware is placed into a red-hot, 1900° F kiln. The glazes melt within 30 minutes, at which time the ware is removed from the kiln and placed in containers of straw and other combustible materials, creating a post-reduction firing. The resulting work is characterized by its crackles and metallic luster. Fire provided bisqueware or bring bisqueware of your own, using Noah’s specially formulated glazes for an additional fee. While pieces are in the kiln, enjoy some wine and light snacks. Leave this event with a finished piece of unique raku pottery. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Noah Montgomery, www.MontgomeryRaku.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $55, Non-Members: $65
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Collage Tactics
August 7-9, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will present basic collage methods and ideas. Collage is a medium that bridges aspects of drawing, painting, sculpture, textile, photography, and print. This workshop will present several methods of collecting and arranging, cutting apart and reconnecting, and building materials into images and designs. At issue is continuity and discontinuity, as you think about the fragmented nature of pictures, materials, and information in contemporary life. Days will consist of lectures that present work by modern and contemporary artists, technical demonstrations, and time to work on projects that specifically explore the technical processes and concepts presented. You will work with images and materials collected prior to the workshop. This initial image collection is a vital aspect of the collage process. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Melissa Oresky, www.MelissaOresky.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
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Fabrication I: Fundamentals in Jewelry
August 7-8, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Learn introductory metalsmithing and jewelry fabrication skills as you work your way through two comprehensive projects. You will learn the basics of texturing metal with hand tools and the rolling mill, as well as forming, assembly, sawing, piercing, drilling, filing, and making jump rings, rivets, clasps, and bails. Professional hand and mechanical finishing, patinas, and design options will be explained and demonstrated. Studio procedures and safety will be covered, along with proper tool and equipment use and care. This workshop is for those new to jewelry making, self-taught makers who want to fill educational gaps, and current metalsmiths who want to improve their fluency in the studio. You will leave with the confidence and skills to work independently. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Julie Sanford, www.JulieSanfordDesigns.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $245, Non-Members: $265 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Door County's Golden Hour
August 7-10, 2017 (11am-4pm) — The moments just after sunrise and just before sunset yield dramatic light known as the Golden Hour. At that time of day, the sun’s rays are warmer, more diffuse, and its low angle creates spectacular conditions. Painters and photographers alike seek this ephemeral quality of light and relish in the moment. This hands-on workshop encourages exploration during the Golden Hour while instilling fundamental photographic techniques. This workshop encompasses a balanced curriculum structured around daily explorations and studio instruction. You will develop technical skills with conceptual assignments offering creative challenges. Mornings and evenings are reserved for photography. Midday will be spent in and around the studio, where the focus will be on core photographic principles, image design, critical discussions, and the history of the medium. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Travis Roozée, www.TravisRoozee.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $485
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Ceramic Sculpture
August 7-10, 2017 (1-4pm) — Explore both the sculptural and functional qualities of clay while creating unique works of art. Learn how to construct sculptures out of slabs, coils, and pinched forms as you create abstract sculptures, wall-hung clay pieces, and functional pots. The surfaces of your work will be decorated using mark-making tools and brightly colored underglazes. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for handling. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Cara Hutchison
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Clay Creatures
August 7-10, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Create your own herd of sculptural creatures in this ceramics class. Will your pieces have fur, scales, sharp teeth, or wings? Gather inspiration for your creatures’ character traits from books, poems, and music. Use pinch, slab, and coil techniques to form each piece. Add texture, pattern, and color to your creatures using a variety of texture tools and tempera paint. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Cara Hutchison
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Fabulous Facades
August 7-11, 2017 — The word facade means the ‘face’ of outward appearance of a building. In this class you will recreate a facade of a building in fabric. The building can be modern or old, a public building, a private home, a shed, a sky scraper or a church. As part of the construction technique we will look at the layers of the building and construct each layer separately. Main features will be outlined with a thin dark line to create a more graphic image. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Gloria Loughman
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Defining the Personal Narrative
August 7-11, 2017 — Under Susan's practiced tutelage, participants learn how to articulate and refine their vision by delving into symbolism, metaphor, and personal stories. In the process, we examine our own personal narratives, aesthetics, and psychology in image making. Through hands-on demonstrations, creative exercises tailored to each student, group discussions, photographing assignments, and portfolio reviews, we are encouraged and inspired to grow and reach the next level of our artistic achievement. We also discuss such practical topics as long-term project development, portfolio editing, marketing, publishing, and exhibitions. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Susan Burnstine
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $800
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Watercolors from A To Z
August 7-11, 2017 — Spend five days on beautiful Madeline Island with world renowned watercolor artist Sterling Edwards. In this workshop you will learn a multitude of creative watercolor techniques and how to apply them when painting a floral, landscape, seascape, or buildings. Sterling's style of teaching is laid back, fun, and inspirational. All skill levels are invited to this creative and informative class. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Sterling Edwards
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $650
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Functional Forms on the Wheel
August 7-10, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Use the wheel to create a variety of functional pots, including cups, plates, bowls, and vases. Expand your skills in ceramics as you practice centering, opening, and pulling up the clay. Embellishment will be added using a variety of texture tools and brightly colored underglazes. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for food and beverage. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Loving Clay: Handbuilding and Surface Design
August 7-10, 2017 (1-4pm) — Whether you are new to clay construction or looking to perfect your skills, this class will explore techniques in handbuilding and surface decoration. From bowls, to birds, to tile self-portraits, each day will feature a unique form. Using your imagination and designs inspired by your surroundings, decorate your pieces with stencils, sgraffito, colored slip and knife techniques, and a variety of textures. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for food and beverage. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jeanne Aurelius
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
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Fabrication II: Fundamentals in Jewelry
August 9-10, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The most versatile metalsmith can create jewelry from basic raw materials. This workshop will teach you fundamental techniques in wire fabrication, torch use, annealing, construction, soldering, and bezel setting. Learn how to pattern and form wire using easy-to-find hand tools and the rolling mill with applications for jewelry, findings, and components. You will create a variety of patterned wire and make several pieces of jewelry including cuff and bangle bracelets, band or stack rings, and a bezel-set stone ring. This workshop is for those new to jewelry making, self-taught makers who want to fill educational gaps, and current metalsmiths who want to improve their fluency in the studio. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Julie Sanford, www.JulieSanfordDesigns.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $245, Non-Members: $265 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock
August 9-12, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Mokuhanga is a traditional, yet rare Japanese woodblock printmaking process. This technique differs from western woodblock printing in its versatility and low-toxicity. Mokuhanga uses watercolor pigments, wood blocks, Japanese carving tools, rice paste, and Japanese paper to create beautiful refined prints made entirely without a press. Linda will share the history of the medium, tool use, paper selection, and unique printing techniques through demonstrations and group discussions. By the end of the workshop, you will have completed an edition of multicolored prints on Japanese paper. You will also be given the opportunity to participate in a class print exchange, going home with a print from each person. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Linda Beeman, www.LindaJBeeman.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $485 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Stackables: A Mixed Media Figurative Sculpture
August 10-11, 2017 (9am–5pm, plus optional Thur evening studio time) — This class is a take-off on a popular children’s stacking toy, but this version is sophisticated enough for your office desk or a favorite bookcase shelf. It’s fun and interactive, too, as the pieces can be rearranged and turned to create different moods and to view different impressed messages. It’s sculpture, a puzzle and message board, all in one creatively playful work of art. You’ll create the individual pieces from polymer clay, aluminum foil, wire and found items, such as spools or wooden blocks. The pieces will all be drilled so that they can stack on a threaded rod and are then topped with a threaded bead for stability. Leave with a very personal work of art. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Maureen Carlson
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $233
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Intermediate Level

Drawing Redefined: Methods and Materials
August 10-12, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this multi-faceted workshop, you will explore new materials and processes to reexamine the traditional definition of drawing. Alternative methods will be emphasized in a fun and energetic setting, leading to a series of abstract, two-dimensional works on paper. To encourage experimental approaches to drawing that integrate wet media, dry media, and collage, Liz will share the work of a variety of contemporary artists. Group discussions and critiques will provide constructive feedback. Informal demonstrations and guided discussions of process provide structure, as you incorporate your own ideas and interests. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Liz Miller, www.LizMiller.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Family Workshop - Our Family's Backyard: Garden Sculptures
August 11, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Fill your garden with a variety of functional and decorative ceramic objects. Explore coil, slab, and pinch construction techniques as you create flower pots, plant markers, lanterns, and small creatures. Relief and carving methods will add texture and interest to your work, while brightly colored underglazes allow you to create patterns and emphasize details. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Cara Hutchison
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Sculpted-Character Walking Stick
August 12-13, 2017 (9am–5pm, plus optional Sat evening studio time) — Character walking sticks are usually carved from wood, but this one uses polymer clay. The hardened clay character pieces are attached to the wooden walking stick using Apoxie Sculpt. Learn the basics of sculpting a face, then how to alter the face to create character and how to add patterned and textured embellishments, using polymer clay, Apoxie Sculpt, wire and found items. The finished walking stick can be painted, polished or left as it is. Display it as a work of art or use it as a functional walking stick. For new or experienced sculptors - Maureen’s step-by-step process makes sculpting a face easier than imagined, while experienced sculptors may enjoy combining polymer clay and Apoxie Sculpt. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Maureen Carlson
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $230
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Making Glass Beads
August 12, 2017 (9am-3pm) — A hands-on introduction to making glass beads! All skill levels welcome, especially beginners. All materials and tools are provided, no experience necessary! From Julie: My flameworking experience started 20 years ago. I've taken many classes from famous glass artists from all over the world in boro and soft glass. I have a large skill set that includes sculptures, glass blowing, beads, enameling, metal fabrication, art jewelry and slumping glass plates. I enjoy traveling with my mobile torch studio around the States and meeting new people, making new friends. My classes accommodate up to 10 students with individual torch work stations. No experience is necessary and all the supplies and tools are included in class. Visit website


Location: Prairie du Sac, WI
Instructor: Julie Lukosaitis
Sponsor: River Arts, Inc.
Cost: $150
Email: Kristina Coopman
Phone: 608-643-5215

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Landscape Astro-Photography
August 14-18, 2017 — This is a 5-day workshop and will include an ‘Introduction to Capturing the Night Sky’, three nights of shooting under the stars, and two days of post processing tutorials. We will concentrate on capturing the Milky Way, creating star trails, light painting, panoramas, depth-of-field blending, composites, aurora borealis (if visible), time-lapse photography and create time-lapsed videos. You will receive a comprehensive, 70 page booklet with step-by-step instructions about all phases of photographing and post processing for personal reference. You will leave this course with a deep understanding of the night sky and a thorough combination of skills, tools, and resources to move forward with your abilities. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Brad Goldpaint
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $1,200
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Monoprint the Quilt: Surface Alteration with Textile Paint
August 14-18, 2017 — Monoprinting with textile paints can dramatically change the surface of your work, pushing your ideas into new creative territory. Using her fusible collage methods, Sue will demonstrate how to paint and print at different levels of construction, from manipulating a single piece of fabric to the entire surface of the quilt. Through experimentation with opaque and metallic paints, each participant will have the opportunity to create two works: one abstract and open-ended, the other more realistic and image-based. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Sue Benner
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Beginner Level
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Travel Sketching
August 14-16, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Sketching is about training the eye to see, as much as it is about making a mark on the page. Dive into this method of working as you produce quick, yet finished pieces. Gain the confidence to draw at any time and in any place. This workshop will include demonstrations and group exercises in contour and gesture drawing, perspective, composition, and use of color. While appropriate for all levels, demonstrations will be geared toward beginners. Individualized feedback will enhance intermediate and advanced students’ skills. There will be plenty of time to apply these techniques both in the studio and on-site, weather permitting. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Lucinda Naylor, www.LucindaNaylor.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
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Contemporary Practices in Abstract Acrylics
August 14-16, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Expand your knowledge of contemporary abstract painting in this intensive workshop. Emphasis will be placed on creating visually interesting compositions from a formal point of view; focusing on color, value, line, shape, scale, and surface. Through lectures and demonstrations each morning, Ellen will share techniques specific to the acrylic medium, how to use color relationships to your advantage, and how to develop surfaces. Afternoons will be spent applying and practicing these concepts with Ellen available for individualized feedback. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Ellen Richman, www.EllenRichman.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Creating Depth Through Value, Color and Tone
August 14-18, 2017 — Learn how to paint luminous watercolors by manipulating tonal values, color and edge. In this class, Frank will share advanced painting techniques to create atmosphere, balance and unity in your work. Topics will include design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects. The techniques you will learn in Frank’s workshop transcend the watercolor medium, as they are applicable to oils, acrylics, tempera, and pastels. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Frank Eber
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $650
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Capturing Beauty in Door County
August 14-17, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, learn the theory behind, and how to use, nature’s Golden Grids to improve your photographs and compositions. Discussion will be based on design principles, such as color, composition, shape, framing, and light, as well as how the brain processes images. Each day, you will explore iconic and dramatic scenery around Door County while taking photographs. Images will be discussed between shooting locations. The most successful images will be highlighted and featured on the Capturing Door County Flick’r page. A signed release form is required. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jim Kropp, www.CapturingBeautyBooks.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $400, Non-Members: $435 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Super Surfaces in Clay
August 14-17, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the relationship between decorative surface and form in clay objects. Using a range of techniques, including sgrafitto, mishima, and resists, create clay works that transcend their function and become more meaningful. The first day will begin with a demonstration of basic construction techniques, including handbuilding and throwing, with the remainder of the day spent making pots or sculptures. The remaining days will start with a short slide lecture and demonstration of the decorating technique being explored, complete with examples of historical and contemporary artists’ work. This workshop is designed for those with some experience and an understanding that the focus will be on surface. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kristin Pavelka, www.PavelkaPottery.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $440, Non-Members: $475
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Power, Position, Play: 3D Structure for the Body
August 14-16, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Choosing from the words power, position, and play, you will select one as a conceptual springboard to design and produce one finished work that is built on the idea of a three-dimensional structure for the body, such as a brooch, ring, or neck piece. You will consider what this word means to you and research its historical, cultural, and contemporary meanings to inform your original design. Various cold-connection techniques will be the primary fabrication methods used in making your piece. These techniques, as well as casting methods, will be demonstrated and discussed. The use of found objects as visual elements will be encouraged, as both a technical and conceptual challenge. This workshop is open to all levels. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Teresa Faris, www.TeresaFaris.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Still Life: From Studies to Final Painting
August 17-19, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on the different stages of still life painting with particular attention to the generation of ideas and composition through sketches and studies completed in drawing media, watercolor, and gouache. Hone your painting skills as you address the formal, technical, and conceptual concerns within your work through various methodologies. When working with the still life, you must consider the objects’ materiality, as well as the arrangement and juxtaposition of objects. Sift through ideas quickly as you complete a series of thumbnails and studies. Further develop those compositions and ideas as you translate them to larger scale. Use a variety of oil painting methods, including underpainting, direct painting, color manipulation, textural development, and glazing. Instruction will include demonstrations, lectures, and individualized feedback. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Frank Trankina, www.FrankTrankina.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $385, Non-Members: $420
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Free-Flowing Watercolor Painting
August 18-19, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Expand upon your use of watercolor materials and techniques while walking the line between representation and abstraction. You will emphasize and explore the natural properties of watercolor with vibrant fluid color, surprising textures, and dynamic compositions. Join Rob as he shares his methods and techniques to create large, loose, flowing watercolors. Plenty of individual attention and time will be provided for practicing new skills. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Rob J. Williams, www.RobWilliamsStudio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $220, Non-Members: $240
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455