Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Doug Beasley: The Emotional Landscape"
July 24-28, 2019
 

Create powerful, emotionally impactful photographs that express a deeper connection to place, and ourselves. All levels of photographers are welcome. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy locally-sourced meals and retreat center amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available,
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Douglas Beasley
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Poetry in Motion: Making Marvelous Mobiles"
July 25-29, 2019
 

Discover and explore the fantastic, kinetic world of the mobile with international artist Keith Lo Bue. His sheer joy in the medium is infectious. This dynamic workshop celebrates that excitement as he guides you through making both hanging and table-standing mobiles that spin, wobble, dart, and drift, seemingly defying gravity. A minimum of tools and materials are needed to create complex mobiles of wire, metal, wood, paper – even found objects! Keith will reveal unique techniques and tricks not available anywhere else. Suitable for the rote beginner as well as the seasoned artist, you and those around you will be mesmerized as your creations spring to life before your eyes. It's time to welcome some serious balance into your life!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Keith Lo Bue
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Mary Virginia Swanson: Presenting and Promoting Your Photographs"
July 28 - August 1, 2019
 

Gain renewed and current perspectives on today's diverse markets for photography and find receptive audiences for your work. This retreat is intended for advanced-level photographers. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat center amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mary Virginia Swanson
Cost: $675
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Abstraction Demystified"
July 29 - August 1, 2019
 

Manipulate space, deconstruct form, and reinvent your visual world. This workshop will explore different strategies for creating abstract images, including gestural, hard-edged geometric, process-based, and abstraction as a verb. 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. Shane will introduce a variety of concepts related 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 interests. Group discussions and critiques will provide constructive feedback.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Shane Walsh, ShaneWalshPaintings.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Sense of Place"
July 29 - August 1, 2019
 

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 process or a 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, you will create a unique document that expresses your understanding of a place.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Gregory Euclide, www.GregoryEuclide.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Animation for Artists"
July 29 - August 1, 2019
 

An introduction to animation, this workshop will explore a variety of methods in conjunction with Dragonframe capture software. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of timing, storyboarding, and animation techniques that can be translated in clay, paper, digital materials, and more. Discover how this medium can be used to express your artistic interests. A combination of lectures, demos, short screenings, and guided animation exercises will introduce you to the various facets of animation. Expect to complete at least one animation exercise each day using different methods and techniques. Additionally, time will be dedicated to support the development of a longer, more involved animation project that may extend beyond the four days of the workshop. Open to all levels.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Hannah Hamalian, www.HannahHamalian.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"A Piece A Day"
July 29 - August 1, 2019
 

Idea generation is essential to any artistic practice. This constant battle that artists of all levels engage in while in their studio can be isolating and even daunting. In this workshop, you will approach each day as a fresh, blank slate in which to work, re-work, and ultimately complete a piece within 24 hours. Each day will consist of something new, including starting points for exploration, daily demonstrations of basic metalsmithing techniques, experimentation with traditional and unusual materials, as well as short readings to help process ideas for the development of future work. This workshop is open to absolute beginners through experienced metalsmiths.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Nicole Jacquard, www.NicoleJacquard.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Teens: Mural Arts"
July 29 - August 1, 2019
 

Murals are a powerful tool for starting conversation, building relationships, and empowering communities. Working collaboratively, students will brainstorm ideas, create preliminary drawings, transfer the final image to canvas, and render imagery with paint. The completed mural will be displayed temporarily with a community partner before returning to the PenArt campus. Small drawing and painting studies will be taken home.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Abstract Possibilities (Ages 9-12)"
July 29 - August 1, 2019
 

Focused on line, shape, color, and texture, this workshop will investigate the world of abstract painting. Using ink, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, students will create a series of paintings. The artists of Cubism, Modernism, Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, and more will be presented throughout the week and used for inspiration.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Drawing and Painting Animals (Ages 6-8)"
July 29 - August 1, 2019
 

In this workshop, students will learn how to use fundamental art elements to accurately draw and paint their favorite animals. Photo references, as well as possible class visits from furry, scaly, or feathered friends will provide inspiration throughout the week. Children will use graphite, oil pastel, watercolor, tempera, and more to capture these animals and their environments.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Color Lab (Ages 3.5-5)"
July 29 - August 1, 2019
 

Young artists will push the boundaries of color to create unique and vibrant paintings. Basic color theory, including the color wheel and color mixing will be taught, as well as painting techniques, including brush handling and paint application. Observational and abstract painting will be explored.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Watercolor from the Beginning"
July 31, 2019
 

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.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Color Theory Through Watercolor"
August 1, 2019
 

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.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Needle Felting Animals"
August 1, 2019
 

Learn to make three-dimensional felt sculptures of animals using the needle-felting technique, working with barbed needles to turn wool fibers into a more condensed material. The class will start with an overview of wool types and needles that are used for felting. We will then experiment with various felting techniques and will work on prepping the wool and creating a wire skeleton for your sculpture. In the second half of the class we will add wool to the skeleton and apply the needle-felting techniques to complete the felt piece. All materials (wool and wool accents, felting needles, foam pads and wires for creating the skeleton) will be provided by the instructor.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Tamara Tsurkan
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Critique Group: Open to All Artists"
August 2, 2019
 

We all need feedback. As artists, we also need a second (or third) “set of eyes” on our work. We need to know how our work can be improved. We need to understand how our work is perceived by our audience – the viewer. Sometimes we can spot issues on our own, but most times we need input from others. This is where critique becomes an important part of our development as artists. Open to artists of all backgrounds and media. Moderated by PenArt’s Director of Education Elysia Michaelsen, artists reserve a 30-minute block to show and discuss your work, or just come and share your viewpoints and learn from others. Discussion formats will range from open group conversation to written critiques.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Elysia Michaelsen
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Watercolor Trees and Landscapes"
August 2, 2019
 

This crash course in observation-based landscape painting with watercolors shows students how to “see” the world through a painter’s eyes. Technical demonstrations stress line, shape, value, and color. Special instruction on developing a strategy for executing trees, rocks, and sky will be covered. Students learn to simplify the landscape by identifying color masses from which to develop realistic watercolor paintings. A portable easel is helpful, but not required.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Painting with Casein Paints"
August 2-3, 2019
 

Explore the versatility of casein paint in this two-day workshop. Casein paint differs from other paint media yet shares many of the same characteristics. You can achieve the rich textures of oils and acrylic, the smooth opacity of gouache, and wash effects of watercolor. Drying quickly to a matte, moisture-resistant finish, casein is a clean, water-soluble medium. Each morning will begin with a demonstration illustrating the day’s lessons, including composing images, under drawings and under paintings, color mixing, transparent and opaque effects, working wet in wet and wet on dry, mediums, and more. Apply these concepts in small studies, before moving onto larger paintings in the afternoon.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kate Borcherding
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Painting from Collage for Beginners"
August 2-3, 2019
 

Getting started can be the hardest part. Overcome your fear of the blank canvas and break down barriers in this workshop designed for the beginning painter. Approach the canvas each day with a series of techniques to help you place your image and start painting. The morning of day one will be dedicated to collaging found or personal images to assemble the composition of your first painting. Erin will then guide you through the process of underpainting your canvas and transferring your image. Demonstrations and discussions will include basic painting techniques, the importance of creating space and color relationships, and material handling. Individualized instruction will be offered throughout the two days.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Erin LaBonte, www.ErinLaBonte.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Drop-In: Painting"
August 2, 2019
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children of all ages. Participants will explore the world of painting and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration needed.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"The Photographic Book"
August 2-3, 2019
 

This workshop will demystify the process of creating a photographic book. Whether you’re interested in working on a conceptual project or a book of favorite photographs, you will gain an understanding of developing a finished book from the making of photographs to the final product of a bound volume. Guided instruction will provide you with hands-on practice editing, sequencing, designing the layout, and options for physically binding a book. Come prepared with a fleshed out body of work or group of photographs that you would like to edit and sequence into a book. Some knowledge of Photoshop, Lightroom, and InDesign will be helpful, but not necessary.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Barbara Diener, www.BarbaraDienerPhotography.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"What's the Catch?"
August 2-4, 2019
 

Use new and exciting techniques and materials to advance your jewelry-making skills to a new level. Day 1: Color titanium using a torch then layer and stack these vibrant colors using Robert's loosely guarded, top-secret coloring resist. Titanium can also be textured and patterned to give it depth and texture. Day 2: Fuse tarnish resistant Argentium Sterling Silver without messy and time-consuming solder. Day 3: Build a bezel setting, forming hinges, clasp, polishing, riveting, and assembling the piece.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Robert Lopez
Cost: $525
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Watercolor Still Life with Flowers"
August 3, 2019
 

For beginner or experienced watercolor painters, this class will focus on building form, choosing colors that harmonize, as well as painting shadows and backgrounds. Students will bring objects that they are interested in painting, and can make simple attainable compositions with fruit and vegetables, or challenge themselves with crystal and silver. Tips on painting flowers, vases, and water will be included.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Stitch Journaling"
August 3-4, 2019
 

Merriam-Webster defines journaling as "a record of experiences, ideas or reflections for private use." In this class, we will delve into a variety of ways fabric and stitching can be used to record those experiences, ideas, or reflections. We will look at a variety of formats, from traditional to non-traditional, that your journal might take. Through exercises and experiments you will stitch and embellish using thread, beads, and paint to create a way of journaling that will be unique.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Susan Leschke
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Andy Evansen: Painting Bolder Watercolors"
August 4-8, 2019
 

Create beautiful, impressionistic watercolor paintings using Andy Evansen's popular techniques. Class level is intermediate to advanced though beginners are welcome and encouraged to contact Andy for information about attending. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Book Arts Basics: Introduction to Book Binding"
August 5-6, 2019
 

This workshop will introduce the basics of book binding, as well as book arts as an expressive medium. Discover a wide range of book binding methods, including accordion folds, Coptic stitch, Japanese stab, and pamphlet stitch, along with variations, such as flag and carousel structures. Beginning with an overview of artist books and bindings, you will look at examples of the techniques you will be learning during the workshop. Prepare covers for your books and fold down paper for text blocks before moving into hands-on practice in binding and creating finished, blank books. The workshop will conclude with a group discussion reviewing all of the book structures made and next steps. Basic pop-ups will be introduced if time allows.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kate Borcherding
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Screen Printing Basics"
August 5-6, 2019
 

Expand your creative practice with the magic of screen printing. Artists of all levels and stripes can benefit from adding screen printing to their toolbox. Learn the basics of getting an image from sketchbook to screen to paper, as well as tips for incorporating screen printing into other media, like painting, book arts, and sculpture. Using the basics of silkscreen printing, Katie will guide you through the process of making film positives from your personally drawn or photographed artwork, applying emulsion and exposing screens, mixing ink, organizing registration, and printing successfully. Additional screen print methods will be covered, including using drawing fluid with screen filler and color reduction printing.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Katie Ries
Cost: Members: $250, Non-Members: $275
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Overcoming Diffcult Light in Photography"
August 5-6, 2019
 

Ask any photographer what is toughest to master, and most will give you the same answer – light. No matter how well you know your camera, whether you are new to photography or have been shooting for years, there is always something to learn about light. This workshop dives into the complex subject by discussing the most common lighting problems and how to avoid them by choosing the best position for yourself and your subject in relation to the light source, as well as adding or subtracting light with different tools when necessary. Subjects include indoor and outdoor portraiture, window light, sunsets, natural use of flash, bright mid-day light, and compensation for fluctuating colors in ambient light.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kasey Hembel, www.KaseyAndBen.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Painterly Prints (Ages 9-12)"
August 5-8, 2019
 

Get the best of both worlds in this workshop that blends printmaking and painting techniques. Relief print, monotypes, collagraphs, and stencils will be further embellished using watercolor, tempera paint, colored pencil, and more. Techniques specific to each printmaking process will be taught, followed by plenty of time to experiment and combine. Throughout the workshop students will create unique single- and multiple-color works of art.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"All About Book Arts (Ages 9-12)"
August 5-8, 2019
 

Learn the history and techniques of book arts in this fundamental workshop. Students will learn how to prepare paper, design covers and pages using printmaking and marbling techniques, create simple forms, such as zines, and more complex books. A final journal will be created featuring hand painted covers, a Coptic stitch for binding, and blank pages to fill with writing and drawings.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Textures, Patterns, and Prints (Ages 3.5-5)"
August 5-8, 2019
 

In this workshop, children will explore the rich history of printmaking. Focusing on the processes of monotype, collagraph, and paste papers, students will experiment with the tools and materials of each to create one-of-a-kind works. Gaining an understanding of color, texture, shape, line, and pattern will be emphasized.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Tunnels, Pop-Ups, and More: Three-Dimensional Books (Ages 6-8)"
August 5-8, 2019
 

Tunnel books are defined by their stage-like window containing different layers of images. In this workshop, students will begin by designing the image they want their book to show. Separating the image into foreground, mid-ground, and background layers, they will construct their book. Additionally, single pop-ups and more complicated structures will be explored. Basic drawing, painting, and collage techniques will be taught.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Ornate Surface: How to Embellish Forms Creatively with Commercial Sprigs and One-Part Molds"
August 7-10, 2019
 

This workshop embraces a decorative and ornate approach to the surfaces and forms of functional ceramic ware. Using commercial and hand-made sprig molds, explore the possibilities for embellishment on wheel thrown and hand built work. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, you will learn how to slip cast from provided commercial molds, make your own one-part molds from found objects, and explore enhancing forms using various sprig application techniques. Methods will be shared for work made on and off the wheel. This workshop is open to all levels.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kate Maury, www.KateMaury.com
Cost: Members: $510, Non-Members: $550
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Translating Light"
August 7-10, 2019
 

Explore Door County while learning how to interpret various lighting conditions, control unfavorable situations, and prepare for the moment when beautiful natural light occurs. This hands-on workshop encourages thoughtful investigation with a critical eye, while instilling fundamental photographic techniques. Through a balanced curriculum of studio instruction, daily explorations, and critical discussion, develop technical and conceptual skills. Core photographic principles and image design will be reinforced in the studio and in the field. Gain confidence shooting in a variety of environments and lighting situations through practical and varied experience with Travis as your guide. Familiarity with your DSLR’s manual mode is required for this workshop. Students should expect some out-of-class assignments.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Travis Roozée, www.TravisRoozee.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Drawing Fundamentals"
August 7-10, 2019
 

The objective of this workshop is to strengthen your drawing skills through an understanding of the classical fundamentals. Learn to make convincing, sensitive drawings that are true to life through a coherent, analytical approach to drawing. Using an easy-to-understand step-by-step process, you will discover a number of foundational principles that will help you to interpret and then express the visual experience. Philip will give demonstrations, as well as personal instruction and feedback to guide you through each stage of the process. Topics to be covered will include proportions, measuring, perspective, value structure, light phenomena, edge manipulation, and composition.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Philip Salamone, PhilipSalamone.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Introduction to Installation Art"
August 7-10, 2019
 

Interested in installation art, but not sure where to start? While installation art is typically thought of in relation to sculpture, this hands-on workshop will consider the relationship between 2D and 3D using simple flexible materials, such as fabric and paper. Discover how to convert these materials into complex forms to create an immersive installation in collaboration with your classmates. Making individual contributions that become part of a larger collaborative thematic work, you will transform PenArt’s painting studio. Liz will share her tricks for bending, folding, and non-technical manipulating of paper and fabric to produce elaborate and sculptural interludes. Group discussions led by Liz will address technical and conceptual concerns throughout the four days. No previous installation art or sculpture experience is necessary.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Liz Miller, www.LizMiller.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Transfers, Collage, and Mixed Media with Acrylics"
August 9-11, 2019
 

Learn a variety of techniques for transferring images using laser copies onto acrylic materials and how to work them into your paintings and collages for fun, expressive personal statements. See what interesting effects can be achieved when using the transferred images along with paper collage, patterns made with stencils and a variety of acrylic paints, grounds, gels and molding pastes. Learn to make gel skins. Create a whimsical self-portrait filled with texture and vibrant color by applying multiple layers of paints and gels. Attention to composition, balance, and creating the collage image will be covered, as well as clear explanations about the acrylic materials provided for the class. Open to all levels of painting experience.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Bonnie Cutts
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Family Drop-In: Book Arts"
August 9, 2019
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children of all ages. Participants will explore the world of bookmaking and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration needed.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Robert Lopez: Wild Inception Jewelry-Making Retreat"
August 9-13, 2019
 

Painting with fire? Crazy right?! How about growing crystals on metal? You can now add vibrant and durable colors to your jewelry at an affordable price without anodizing. Create a gorgeous titanium cuff with cabochon accents, while you learn the basics of working with this material as an alternative to brass, copper or silver. Techniques learned will include coloring, texturing and embellishing. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals, and retreat center amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Robert Lopez
Cost: $1,295 includes tuition and meal plan
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Electro-etching Metals"
August 10, 2019
 

After briefly going over the lingo of etching and the process of electro-etching, we plunge right into salt water etching on copper or brass using paint pens and/or vinyl stickers as resists. In the afternoon, we will use laser-printed images as resists and cupric nitrate as the etching solution. Cupric nitrate will also etch silver. The studio, all the etching equipment, and Deb will be available on Sunday to help you with your etching explorations.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Deborah Donaghue
Cost: $135
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Knot Now – Making Macramé"
August 10, 2019
 

Knot now … I’m making macramé! Is it 1970? Or maybe you’re still asking yourself, “Is there any way I could learn to do this?” This workshop is just for you! With easy to follow, simple steps you can easily leave with several beautiful, affordable, finished projects and be able to add macramé to your list of skills. In this workshop we will practice the four basic knots: Square Knot, Half-knot Twist, Lark’s Head, and Half-hitch. Then we’ll use those knots to create plant hangers and wall hangings with a modern flair. Join us for some knot-tying fun!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Evy Thuli
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Dynamic Duo! Nature Printing on Colored Backgrounds"
August 10-11, 2019
 

Eco-printing is a technique where plants, leaves, and flowers leave their shapes, color, and marks on fabric. We’ll begin by exploring different natural dyes, mordants, and color modifiers, learning what they are and how to work with them to color several silk scarves. The following day, we will harness those tannins and learn how they can be utilized to affect the outcome of an eco-print. Using your dyed scarves from the day before, you’ll bundle up plant material foraged from Shake Rag Alley’s campus and be surprised by what you unwrap at the end of the day! You will leave with three finished scarves, test swatches, and the ability to work with local plants, wherever you might live!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sharlene Bohr
Cost: $255
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Collage Basics"
August 12-15, 2019
 

Collage is as much a way of thinking as of making. Explore methods of gathering imagery and materials, and taking apart and piecing them together into pictorial images and designs. Collage making helps us to consider issues of continuity and discontinuity; exploring the language of images within a fragmented arena of pictures, materials, identities, patterns, and information in contemporary life. Class time will consist of lectures that present works by modern and contemporary artists who engage in collage in a variety of ways, technical demonstrations, and time to work on projects that explore the technical processes and concepts presented. Projects will be specific yet allow for individual interpretation. You will work with images and materials collected prior to class.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Melissa Oresky, www.MelissaOresky.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Art History as Inspiration"
August 12-15, 2019
 

Where does inspiration come from? Many artists draw inspiration from moments in the history of art, although it may not be readily apparent when looking at their work. In this interdisciplinary, 2D workshop, you will explore what it means to draw inspiration from art history while creating unique, individual works of art. The first three mornings will begin with a brief lecture on a specific time and place in art history. This will be followed by a discussion of a small selection of artworks, including sharing ideas about how individuals might use a piece as a jumping off point to create one original work per day. Breaks for small group discussions and critiques will take place after lunch and at the end of each day.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Wendi Turchan, www.WendiMichelleTurchan.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Personal Pottery (Ages 9-12)"
August 12-15, 2019
 

Great for both beginning and returning students, this workshop will focus on using the wheel to create a variety of functional pieces, including cups, trays, lidded boxes, and vases. Young artists will have plenty of time to practice potter’s wheel techniques and make new forms. Underglazes will be used to embellish each piece with designs unique to each artist’s personality.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Clay for the Everyday (Ages 9-12)"
August 12-15, 2019
 

Using a combination of the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques, young artists will produce a range of functional pieces. Plates, bowls, cups, vases, book ends, and candle holders are just a few of the possible projects. Students will learn how to modify, embellish, and underglaze. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are food safe.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Worldly Ceramics (Ages 6-8)"
August 12-15, 2019
 

This ceramics workshop will take young artists on a trip around the globe to discover unique works of art. Each day, students will explore a different global destination and focus on the ceramic art and techniques specific to that region. Pieces will be decorated using brightly colored underglazes and a final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are food safe.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Clay Creations (Ages 3.5-5)"
August 12-15, 2019
 

Students will use basic hand building techniques to create a wide range of functional and decorative ceramic pieces. Children will learn how to use pinch, coil, and slab construction to build imaginative creatures, small pots, sculptural masks, and more. Add texture, pattern, and color using a variety of tools and tempera paints.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Put a Lid on It: Container Fabrication"
August 12-15, 2019
 

Everyone needs a place to hide those tiny, special objects. In this workshop, you will explore design concepts, construction techniques, and surface treatments related to small, lidded container fabrication. Demonstrations will address hinges, friction fit, box clasps, and solder setups. You will experiment with surface treatments and textures. You are encouraged to bring at least one special object to design a container for; we all have at least one, now you’ll have somewhere to keep it. A basic understanding of metalsmithing is required, including previous experience soldering, sawing, and filing.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jennifer Wells, jennwells.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Combine Metal Clay and Traditional Metal Work"
August 16, 2019
 

In the morning you will create your fine silver focal piece with Precious Metal Clay, forming, drying, and firing your piece to be ready to rivet it to copper sheet metal in the afternoon to create a pendant. After lunch you will be introduced to some basic metal-working techniques including texturing copper sheet with hammers, riveting, finishing edges and applying patina. You will then rivet your PMC piece or pieces to your textured copper sheet and take home a finished piece of jewelry!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora and Deb Donaghue
Cost: $110
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Introduction to Adobe Photoshop: Incorporating Digital Tools into Your Studio Practice"
August 16-17, 2019
 

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of using Adobe Photoshop as a tool for combining digital imaging techniques with your existing studio practice. Create rich mixed-media compositions as you learn the fundamentals of importing and remixing hand-rendered artwork. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises, you will discover how to import, organize, and export files within Photoshop, use layers, blending modes, and the FX panel, refine image selection techniques, create custom digital brushes and hand-rendered mark-making, blend together digital paint layers, and use retouching tools to enhance your imagery. Leave this workshop with a set of new digital skills and at least one print.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Emily Scheider Berens, Emily-Scheider.com
Cost: Members: $235, Non-Members: $260
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Drop-In: Ceramics"
August 16, 2019
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children of all ages. Participants will explore the world of ceramics and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration needed.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Being Outside: Thinking In and With the Landscape"
August 16-17, 2019
 

This multi-media workshop will focus on ways that artists can engage with the landscape and outdoor environment. Beginning with direct, experiential observation and multisensory immersion outside, you will explore methods to examine and document. While outside on the first day, you will translate your experiences from the outdoors through writing, drawing, collecting, photographing, or making video, and doing further research. Use that documentation as raw material to create an artwork inside the studio on day two.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Melissa Oresky, www.MelissaOresky.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Developing a Sustainable Studio Practice"
August 17, 2019
 

Led by artist and educator Helen Klebesadel and arts and culture administrator Karen Goeschko, this professional development workshop focuses on helping artists develop a sustainable studio practice. An interactive lecture will outline funding options for artists at the state, regional, and national levels, as well as how to navigate and take advantage of those opportunities. Later, short thinking exercises and group discussion will tackle methods for building a regular studio practice designed to support the creative career that you envision for yourself.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Karen Goeschko and Helen Klebesadel
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Silver Mental Clay Birdhouse or Fairy House"
August 17, 2019
 

In this intermediate class you will learn how to construct a small fine silver birdhouse or fairy house with fine silver metal clay. You will 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 or chain. After firing and finishing your house you can polish and patina it as desired.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $105
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Fine Silver Leaves from the Garden"
August 18, 2019
 

Transform leaves into fine silver jewelry using Precious Metal Clay in this exciting one-day class. Sherry will demonstrate the process from collecting appropriate organic material and preparing and/or storing that material to completion of a fine silver piece of jewelry. Learn to make bails and embellish your jewelry with fire-in-place stones, syringe, and extruder. You will go home with one or more beautiful pieces of pure silver jewelry, and the knowledge to create more. You will also learn how to torch fire PMC with a small butane torch so you can fire your work without a kiln.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $105
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Catherine Anderson: Seeing with Quiet Eyes"
August 18-22, 2019
 

Explore the connection between meditation and photography. Photography is the language of light and reflection. Seeing through a camera encourages us to slow down and become more mindful of the beauty around us. This workshop is designed for all levels of photographers. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in the peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Catherine Anderson
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Introduction to Adobe Illustrator: Incorporating Digital Tools into Your Studio Practice"
August 19-20, 2019
 

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of creating vector-based work in Adobe Illustrator. Using imported digital copies of existing studio work, learn how to utilize this program as a supporting prep tool for future projects, including stand-alone vector compositions and digital prints that mimic traditional media. Demonstrations and hands-on practice will introduce you to the process of importing, organizing, and exporting files, merging photographic image files with vector compositions to create mixed-media collage work, using pen and brush tools to create line drawing and vector artwork, utilizing the shape-building and patterning tools, and creating templates for future projects, including stencils, pattern blocks, or screen printing film positives.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Emily Scheider Berens, Emily-Scheider.com
Cost: Members: $235, Non-Members: $260
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"The Collagraph: Textures and Topographies"
August 19-20, 2019
 

Collagraphs are often experimental prints made from collaging items on a matrix, resulting in rich, textured images. Easily combined with other techniques, this process promotes exploration and improvisation. Don will demonstrate each of the collagraph techniques introduced, as well as ink mixing, color theory, paper handling, iteration of the multiple, materials safety, and press use. Hands-on practice will be a priority to allow for plenty of time to experiment. Open to all levels, however knowledge of two-dimensional elements of art and design is helpful.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Don Krumpos
Cost: Members: $235, Non-Members: $260
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Working Together: Methods in Mixed Media Painting"
August 19-20, 2019
 

This workshop will present methods for combining a range of mediums and acrylic painting through various applications and prompts. Discover new possibilities with mixed media that can be applied to representational and abstract painting. The first day will consist of demonstrations concentrating on a variety of new techniques, followed by correlating exercises. The second day will focus on creating a piece or pieces using the processes that best fit with your artistic goals. An informal group discussion will take place at the end of each day to provide you with feedback and next steps.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sara Willadsen, SaraWilladsen.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Process and Experimentation with Acrylic Paint"
August 21-24, 2019
 

Acrylic offers the greatest flexibility of any paint media; allowing you to work spontaneously one moment and methodically the next. Discover the wide range of effects that can be achieved through traditional and experimental techniques, including glazing, pouring, scraping, utilizing acrylic mediums, mixing paint with non-traditional materials, and more in this fast-paced workshop. Establish a comprehensive acrylic painting toolkit and take your practice to the next level. The workshop will begin with Tom giving a basic introduction to acrylic paint, including paint chemistry, color theory, and brush handling. Discussions and demonstrations throughout the week will move into more advanced information regarding the medium. These lessons will provide a jumping off point for guided exploration each day.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Tom Berenz, www.TomBerenz.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"About Face: Let's Turn Things Around"
August 21-24, 2019
 

Have you always wanted to paint people, but have been held back by fear, or perhaps attempted a few portraits and been uninspired or discouraged by the results? This workshop focuses on removing barriers that are keeping you from fully enjoying the process of painting people. Through daily demonstrations and discussions, Susan will introduce a variety of ways to approach portraiture, expanding the possibilities of what a portrait can look like. As you work through each project, working from a selection of inspiring reference photos, she will help you to find the methods that work best for you. Experiment with different surfaces, ways to apply paint, and color palettes. No matter your style, the focus will always be on the FACE – freedom, amusement, courage, and exploration.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Susan Ploughe, www.SusanPloughe.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Necklaces: From Pendant to Chain to Clasp"
August 21-24, 2019
 

Discover new approaches to thoughtfully designing and fabricating jewelry in this intensive workshop focused on necklaces. Expand your skillset and take into consideration new techniques to challenge yourself and apply fresh thinking in creating a beautiful necklace from start to finish. To start, Sarah will guide you through the process of imagining and designing all elements of a necklace, including the pendant, chain, and clasp. As you begin to fabricate and assemble, you will be encouraged to explore new techniques and unexpected possibilities. Sarah will provide individualized feedback throughout. Leave this experience with a new set of skills, design concepts, and a finished necklace. Previous soldering experience is required for this workshop.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Mann, www.MannStudio.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"The Extended Self-Portrait"
August 22, 2019
 

Who are you, and how did you get here? This mixed media workshop will encourage everyone to address questions like these. Workshop attendees are asked to bring one or more photos of themselves plus an assortment of personally significant objects to work with. We’ll examine the narrative potential of objects pulled from your past (or your present) and explore the expressive properties of an assortment of media, such as acrylic paint, ink, markers, gouache, and colored pencil. Ultimately, the result will be a composite portrait full of accumulated imagery that gives insight into the personality of the artist.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Richard Moninski
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Akasha Dolls"
August 22, 2019
 

Akasha is the Sanskrit word for spirit, but more directly, it means the basis and essence of all things in the material world. Spirit dolls are art objects that are easy to create from recycled materials. These spirit dolls were initially created as a way work through grief and trauma. The ritualized deconstruction of the garments and repetitive wrapping works as both art technique and meditative process. The finished dolls become the embodiment of the spirit of memory and can be used as a vehicle to transfigure sadness. These dolls are easy to create with simple household materials. Some physical dexterity is needed for hand sewing and stitching.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lorraine Reynolds
Cost: $135
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Collage: Collaborations with Nature"
August 22, 2019
 

You will start with photographic images from the workbook Journal Starters: Nature Backgrounds, Textures & Collaborations and use them to create a collage of your choice. Images from the book include clouds, water, rocks, bark, driftwood, flowers, and other plant matter. These images will be the jump-start to creating an object using their textures and colors. Different collage techniques will be taught including making your own see-through placing and tearing templates. Students will have the choice of working from their imagination or with the use of reference photos.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kim Rae Nugent
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Lily's Book: A Charming Canvas Book with Pockets"
August 22-23, 2019
 

Create a sweet sturdy book made entirely out of canvas and embellishments. You will learn basic bookbinding skills and experiment with texture gels, gesso, plaster, molding paste, and ink to create fabulous backgrounds and pages. This hardy, durable book can travel far and survive your most adventurous trips. We will fill it with secret compartments and pockets, perfect for your souvenirs and writing. I love to show off my art journals, but I find that this sometimes prevents me from writing all that I want to say. Now you can write your heart out and still have a gorgeous art book to show to your friends!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Cost: $270
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Collage That Speaks"
August 23, 2019
 

Play with Pictures: select and cut out a wide range of print images and arrange them as your intuition guides you. This is an easy, satisfying, and fun cut-and-paste process that you can’t do wrong – no particular skill or experience is required. Once the collage is complete, you will discover what your intuitive process was “saying” to you. Be willing to explore a new modality and be surprised by the playful and profound inner voice that may start speaking!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Beverly Gordon
Cost: $118
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Soul Houses"
August 23, 2019
 

The symbolism linked to birds goes back to the ancient world, where birds were considered to be a supernatural connection between the gods and men. In many Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, birds can represent immortality. In East Indian and Christian mythologies, birds represent the soul. These soul houses are a safe haven for your hopes and dreams. This class will introduce you to the art of assemblage as you learn to construct basic house forms that have relevance and meaning in your own world. You will learn the basics of assemblage construction as well as plot a creative journey through storytelling, personal myth, and metaphor. You will take away powerful new ideas about process and art making.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lorraine Reynolds
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Fabulous Faces"
August 23, 2019
 

Faces can be a challenge but fear not! We will first focus on learning the proportions of realistic faces and then, from there, learn how to create stylized, or more dramatic and unique faces with character and life in their eyes. I’ll show you several tricks that make creating faces a joy in your art journal, as well as how to give the face some realistic shading and highlights that add depth and character. We’ll work with all my favorite art supplies and techniques including: oil pastel and watercolor/spray resists, stencils, stamps, collage, and tools to create texture, colorful DIY collage paper, adding texture with modeling paste, oil paint sticks for shading and highlighting – just to name a few!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Nicole Austin
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Hand Lettering for Chalkboards and More"
August 23, 2019
 

Lettering is a form of voice … a way of expression. Let it speak the things you want to say. In general, most people see words and read sentences to derive meaning. In art, we see beautiful shapes and curves with forms of beauty. It's helpful to become familiar with the anatomy of a letter. In this workshop, you will take a close look at fonts including script or cursive, serif and sans serif styles and learn how to create messages in color and also on chalkboards. Hand lettering is all about drawing! Create the letters to say what you want!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Evy Thuli
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Pareidolia: Collaborations with Nature"
August 23, 2019
 

Have you ever seen the man in the moon or a flock of sheep in the clouds? This phenomenon is pareidolia: the ability to discern a specific, often meaningful, image in a vague or ambiguous visual pattern. Begin with a photographic image of clouds, rocks, bark, and other plant matter from the workbook “Journal Starters: Nature Backgrounds, Textures & Collaborations” and use it to create an object hinted at in the patterns, textures, and designs found in the image. This transmutation will be accomplished with the use of colored pencils and/or paint. This class will not focus on the ability to create realism, but will emphasize using your imagination.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kim Rae Nugent
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Painting with Magic - Alcohol Inks (Florals)"
August 24, 2019
 

Come and explore the extraordinary world of alcohol ink! Prepare to experience creating with a medium like no other you've ever painted with before. With its vibrant colors, beautiful unpredictable personality, stunning moves and "oh wow" moments, ready yourself to be mesmerized, amazed, probably stunned, and just plain happy when painting with these inks. With your materials fee you'll receive a variety of alcohol ink colors, substrates, and various tools that can all be used to create more paintings when you get home. You'll take home at least three completed masterpieces on Corian – yes, the countertop material! It's a beautiful material to paint on.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Denise Johnson
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Mixed Media Collage"
August 24, 2019
 

Explore the endless possibilities of collage. Create a collage by applying a variety of approaches to materials that have meaning to you such as photographs, fabric scraps, letters, drawings, and decorative papers. Rita will demonstrate various techniques and provide workshop handouts. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. Class fee includes the prepared board on which you will mount your collage.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rita Yanny
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"DIY Art Supplies"
August 24, 2019
 

I’ll show you all my artist tricks on how I save money creating my own stamps, stencils, texture tools, alcohol inks, and more! Creating your own tools not only saves money, but more importantly, it is integral to your own unique journey as an artist! Whether you’ve been at this for years or are just starting out, making your own tools means making your own marks and finding your own unique voice. The second half of class will include a chance to play in our art journals with our new stencils, stamps, and tools! We'll create unique collage papers and I’ll show you how to make some fun, vibrant pages and how to layer and work with your new goodies!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Nicole Austin
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Assemblage: Dear Dollies"
August 24, 2019
 

Fairies, elves, ballerina dogs! In this class we will make several dolls to take home. You can make dolls of all different sizes. Share one with a friend, hang one on the Christmas tree, or just enjoy your creations! I will teach you techniques so that your doll will not only look great, but will last as long as you do! Assemblage is the art of connecting odd parts into a new creation. We will use antique doll parts, tins, lace, and hardware along with some interesting new choices to create your very own dolls. After taking this class you will be inspired to hunt up your own “parts” and get hooked on the wonderful world of one-of-a-kind dolls.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Deborah Petronio
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Funky Dwellings"
August 24, 2019
 

In this workshop we will create our very own imaginary village using a variety of techniques to build thick deep layers on canvas. We will use paint, paper, fabric, fibers, found objects, and gel to create amazing depth and dimension. Learn many new tips and tricks including how to obtain a beautiful encaustic look without using messy hot wax and crock-pots. Please join us for a fun, relaxing day of inspiration and art making! This is a project-oriented workshop. You should be able to leave with at least one finished canvas, three if you work fast!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Lightheaded!"
August 25, 2019
 

Create a nightlight that is a little bit cute, a little bit spooky, a little bit freaky, a little bit Steampunk. Using an antique composition baby doll head and found objects such as lamp parts, old keys, finials, and oil cans we will construct our assemblage nightlight. We will have a lesson on using special resin clay to attach objects, and antiquing with paint. No previous experience necessary.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Deborah Petronio
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Faux Etching, Small Figurative Assemblage"
August 25, 2019
 

This workshop evolved from a happy accident. I’ve been etching anything I can get my hands on ever since! Learn a fast and easy technique for creating “etched” metal surfaces without having to deal with toxic chemicals and hours of agitation. After etching the metal in the morning, we will spend the rest of the day constructing a unique figurative sculpture using the metal that we altered. We will also cover basic cold connection methods as well as composition and design. I will also demonstrate a quick and easy way to make a mold of just about anything. This technique will become a treasured favorite and will be useful in many other projects.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Upcycled Mixed-Media Collage Cards"
August 25, 2019
 

Create one-of-a-kind, hand-stitched cards that mix “old-timey” photos with whimsical verse. We will start by creating our own collage background papers using old paper, inks, paint, and mark making. Then we will learn how to assemble the mini-little portraits that are mounted onto 4”x5” notecards. Use them to send an extra special message to someone you love or as a portable work of art.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lorraine Reynolds
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Necktie-Printed Scarves"
August 25, 2019
 

Ever wonder what to do with old silk neckties worn by the men in your life? They will live on through Cathy’s mystery process of color transfer from silk ties to a blank silk scarf. You’ll enjoy wearing a memory-rich scarf or giving one to someone who’ll treasure necktie imprints. You may bring 100% silk ties from your favorite person’s closet or purchase several at second-hand shops. Bring a minimum of three ties or purchase ties from Cathy in class for $3 each. Deep colors work best. (Ties will not survive the process.) You will complete two scarves during class and prepare one to take home and finish later.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cathy Kitto
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Elizabeth Buckley: Landscape in Tapestry"
August 25-29, 2019
 

Incorporate the pristine setting along the South Shore of Lake Superior in your tapestry weavings at this multi-day retreat. All levels are welcome. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Elizabeth Buckley
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Painting with Magic - Alcohol Inks!"
August 25, 2019
 

Come and explore the extraordinary world of alcohol ink – a medium like no other you've ever painted with before. With its vibrant colors, beautiful unpredictable personality, stunning moves and "oh wow" moments, you will be mesmerized, amazed, probably stunned, and just plain happy when painting with these inks. The materials fee covers a variety of alcohol ink colors, substrates, and various tools that can all be used to continue creating beyond the workshop. You'll take home at least three completed masterpieces on Corian — yes, the countertop material! It's a beautiful material to paint on. Sunday’s class will focus on trees. For a full immersion experience, also sign up for Saturday’s class, which will feature florals.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Denise Johnson
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Forging through the Kitchen: Making Handcrafted Kitchen Utensils"
August 26-29, 2019
 

Have you ever thought about cooking with handcrafted kitchen utensils you made yourself? Pouring soup from a ladle that you created, or flipping pancakes with a spatula built to fit your hands? This workshop will focus on making beautiful, functional kitchen tools and objects made mostly of metal. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, you will learn how to raise sheet metal to make hollow forms, saw, texture, file, and finish and polish metal, as well as how to fabricate and rivet wood or stone for handles. Soldering will be included in the construction; however, the majority will be completed using cold connections. Copper and brass will be primarily used, however silver is also an option.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Danny Saathoff, DannySaathoff.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Encaustic Mixed Media"
August 26-29, 2019
 

This workshop will provide artists of all levels the basics of working with this dynamic and exciting medium. Encaustic paints are extremely versatile and can be combined with a range of other materials. Safety, the use of other materials, and adhesion and archival considerations will be emphasized. Sarah will begin by presenting basic safety and studio setup options, before moving into the basics of working with encaustic paints and what other studio materials play well with the wax-based paint. Class time will alternate between demonstrations and individual working time, giving you ample time to practice and experiment. 2D and 3D applications will be discussed. Encaustic paint, oil sticks, and other encaustic-specific materials will be provided for use for a small fee.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer, Rehmer-Studio.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Abstract Landscape Painting"
August 30-31, 2019
 

The landscape lends itself to rich interpretation and expression. Using acrylic paints and personal photo references, make sense of this subject matter as a jumping off point for abstraction as you explore composition, mark-making, and paint application. Through demonstrations and discussions, Beki will review the basics of acrylic painting before moving into more experimental techniques. Students will work to create their own abstract landscape paintings with individualized feedback from the instructor and group. Open to all levels of experience. More advanced painters will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their painting practice, while beginners will develop skill.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Beki Borman, www.BekiBorman.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Photographing Your Artwork with a Smartphone"
August 30, 2019
 

This professional development workshop will prepare you for submitting digital images of your work to juried exhibitions and galleries. Using a smartphone, learn how to photograph your own three-dimensional and/or two-dimensional artwork, adjust digital images for proper white balance, and size images following specific guidelines using basic editing software.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Stephan Anderson-Story
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Experimentation with Paper Marbling"
August 30-31, 2019
 

This workshop focuses on the timeless craft of marbling while exploring contemporary applications and alternative materials. Examine traditional methods used in marbling, their challenges, and endless opportunities. Demonstrations and hands-on practice will introduce you to the process. Experiment with layering marbled patterns, playing with different types of paper, and turning completed papers into folded books, boxes, and bags.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carey Watters, www.CareyWatters.com
Cost: Members: $270, Non-Members: $295
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Throwing on the Wheel"
August 31, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in ceramics. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Hand Building"
August 31, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in ceramics. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Monoprinting"
August 31, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in printmaking. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Screen Printing"
August 31, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in printmaking. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Mastering the Watercolor Mindset"
September 4-7, 2019
 

Success in watercolor has deep roots in mindset. When you are in the midst of a wash, whether controlled, free, or anything in between, the key ingredient is managing your mindset by redefining results as opportunities to be enhanced and any issues as puzzles to be solved. Explore watercolor’s full potential by using a photograph’s essence as a reference to be captured, rather than copied. Each day you will work toward completing a series of remarkable scenes with Steve as your guide. More importantly, you’ll build skills at mastering a watercolor mindset that will serve you well for a lifetime of painting. This workshop will consist of demonstrations, discussions, and plenty of hands-on practice. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Steve Puttrich, www.StevePuttrich.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"The Poetic Dialogue Project"
September 5-6, 2019
 

Create art in response to poetry and bind it into an accordion book. Students should have some watercolor experience and can either bring in a favorite poem or work with poetry supplied by the instructor from various contemporary poets. Students may work in watercolor or mix watercolor with other water-based media (pen and ink, watercolor pencils). The instructor will present her Poetic Dialogue Project – a series of exhibitions of artists interpreting poetry or collaborating with poets – for inspiration, as well as her own works that have been created in partnership with her poet, Lois Roma-Deeley. Individualized instruction in watercolor technique will be offered.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Beth Shadur
Cost: $260
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Critique Group: Open to All Artists"
September 6, 2019
 

We all need feedback. As artists, we also need a second (or third) “set of eyes” on our work. We need to know how our work can be improved. We need to understand how our work is perceived by our audience – the viewer. Sometimes we can spot issues on our own, but most times we need input from others. This is where critique becomes an important part of our development as artists. Open to artists of all backgrounds and media. Moderated by PenArt’s Director of Education Elysia Michaelsen, artists reserve a 30-minute block to show and discuss your work, or just come and share your viewpoints and learn from others. Discussion formats will range from open group conversation to written critiques.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Elysia Michaelsen
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Metal Morphosis – Fusing Silver"
September 6, 2019
 

Create dramatically textured jewelry by fusing sterling silver scraps to a sterling silver base. Fusing is achieved, without the use of solder, by heating two pieces of metal that are touching to their melting point, resulting in the two pieces joining (fusing) into one piece. In addition, learning to fuse silver without melting is a huge cost and time saver. Students may create as many finished pieces as time allows, but concentration will be on mastering the technique and experimentation. Previous metal working experience recommended.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Creating with Silver Castings"
September 7-8, 2019
 

Bring your own sterling silver scraps (or purchase from the instructor) and melt them to create unique design components. Using a crucible and a torch, plus some household materials, we will create several organic shapes. Students may create as many finished pieces as time allows, but concentration will be on mastering the technique and experimentation. Previous metal working experience recommended.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Cost: $270
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Oil Pastels"
September 7-8, 2019
 

Oil pastels have a soft and buttery feel and are fun and rewarding to work with. Made from pure pigment, non-drying oils and waxes, the color effects and textures that can be achieved with this medium are stunningly beautiful and captivating. Students will learn to: prepare the substrate and underpainting; blend pastels to create three-dimensional effects; develop layering techniques; use tools to reveal previous layers for color and textural interest and build up the paintings surface and color quality; understand the use of line and mark making for visual interest; consider color theory concepts in layering with oil pastels; understand composition and use of negative and positive space, shapes, and the placement of objects; and learn the dialogue of self-critique.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jane Wilcoxson
Cost: $310
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Flowing Color: Waterscapes"
September 9-12, 2019
 

Using Door County and Lake Michigan as inspiration, learn how to paint water that is convincing and filled with a sense of texture and movement. Adopt a three-step watercolor process for value and color studies, while learning to simplify the landscape down to its most basic shapes. Each morning will begin with a short studio demonstration addressing the challenges in painting this particular subject. Spend the rest of the day gaining hands-on practice painting water reflections, moving water, river and wave action, and color solutions. Individualized instruction will be provided throughout each day. A plein air demonstration will be included to show the process in action.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Catherine Hearding, www.CHearding.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Picture in Picture in Picture: Enamel and Photographic Transfers"
September 9-12, 2019
 

Fusing enamel to the surface of metal creates infinite opportunities to include imagery in your jewelry and small-metals work. This workshop will focus on digital image creation, manipulation, application, and resolution of enameled works featuring your own photography. A series of demonstrations and discussions will show how to combine traditional techniques of champlevé, cloisonné, and basse taille with contemporary approaches, including enamel decals and photographic image etching and plating. Working time will be prioritized to create striking enamel compositions that address the surface of the metal plate, the interior of the enamel, and the enamel’s surface. Expect to leave this workshop with at least one finished piece, and a series of metal plates that can be set later.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Andrew Kuebeck, AndrewKuebeck.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Colored Pencil: Delicate to Dynamic"
September 9-12, 2019
 

Sharpen your colored pencils for workshop fun in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin- post-summer rush but still during the mild September weather. Kristy Kutch, a supportive teacher, is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil; she is also featured in 4 instructional DVDs. Included are many aspects of this medium and its compatible surfaces. Create effects ranging from soft, transparent, and aqueous to dense and dramatic. Harbor Shores Hotel, located on Geneva Lake, offers fantastic student discounts. Guests receive continental breakfasts and rooms featuring mini-fridges and microwaves. (Lodging reservations should be made separately: 888-746-7371. Mention this workshop for discount.) Bring an extra tote bag for samples; plan for this memorable fall workshop!
 
Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Cost: $290, including a class dinner and snacks
Sponsor: Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Website, email, 219-874-4688


"Painting with Resin"
September 13-14, 2019
 

Thermoplastic resin, when used creatively in combination with additional media, can be a powerful painting medium. It offers depth and layering possibilities that other mediums cannot; resulting in spectacular works. This workshop will explain the basic physical properties and application techniques of two basic types of resin – urethane and epoxy. Demonstrations will cover tinting, layering, damming, and incorporating additional media. You will begin by pouring a layer of epoxy resin before working on a multi-layered, abstract urethane resin painting. Along the way, Shane will reveal techniques learned in his own practice. Day two will revisit the cured epoxy painting, before pouring an additional layer of resin to create a finished multi-layered piece.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Shane McAdams, www.ShaneMcAdams.com
Cost: Members: $255, Non-Members: $280
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Painting Door County Barns en Plein Air"
September 13-14, 2019
 

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 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.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kyle Martin, Kyle-Martin.blogspot.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Saggar Fired Ceramics"
September 13-17, 2019
 

Head outside and explore the process of saggar firing in this four-day workshop. Using sawdust in combination with other materials, saggar firing produces unique markings and colorings across the surfaces of ceramic pieces. Take full advantage of what this type of firing has to offer as you experiment with copper salts, metals, and masking slips on a variety of forms. Open to ceramicists of all levels, Patty will begin with an overview of the making and firing processes, including which ceramic forms and sizes work best, ways to prepare surfaces, materials to put in the saggar to encourage specific markings, and what to expect during the firings.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Patty Kochaver, www.PattyKochaver.com
Cost: Members: $260, Non-Members: $285
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Rug Hooking Retreat"
September 13-15, 2019
 

Students will work on the rug-hooking pattern of their choice. We will cover color planning to make it look old and creating great backgrounds, and we’ll explore tips and techniques gleaned from antique rugs. This annual three-day workshop/retreat is open to students from intermediate to advanced. You will receive individualized instruction. Bring your own pattern, frame, hooks, and wool, but some materials (patterns, wool) will be available for purchase from the instructor. Open studio time is available Friday and Saturday evenings.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cathy Stephan
Cost: $260
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Forge, Cage, Fire, and Wire"
September 13-15, 2019
 

One of the most distinctive details in Susan’s current work is her construction of hand-hammered forged-wire forms that compliment her overall jewelry appearances. In this hands-on three-day workshop, explore this concept and other thought-provoking ideas in jewelry adornment shapes, forms, height, dimension, and detail to create extraordinary jewelry. Learn some of Susan’s confidential formulas and techniques for nailheads, paddle prongs, attachments with drawing a bead, unusual attachments by caging and industrial patinas. Annealing, hand-hammering, heat join, EZ solder are all reviewed.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Cost: $545
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Dani Ives: Painting with Wool"
September 15-19, 2019
 

Explore the possibilities of using wool fibers to create needle felted paintings. In this workshop, students will explore the diversity of using wool fibers as a "painting" medium by diving into the world of two- dimensional needle felting. All levels are welcome. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dani Ives
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Drawing from the Masters"
September 16-17, 2019
 

Explore the ideas and techniques of the great masters of draftsmanship in this basic drawing workshop. Essential to all aspects of image making, this workshop will help artists of all backgrounds build confidence and skill. Working from still life setups and old master drawings, you will learn how to use line, value, texture, shape, and more to complete drawings that are accurate and creative. Additionally, Emmett will share methods to help you work from memory; especially beneficial for those who want to improve their sketchbook and journal drawing. This workshop is open to artists of all levels and backgrounds.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Emmett Johns, www.EmmettJohns.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Find Your Way"
September 16-18, 2019
 

We will pack a lot of fun into 3 days and develop our most amazing art. We will use layers of acrylic mediums, collage and color. Learn how to veil imagery to elicit mystery. Colors evoke mood, texture creates a place where the eye can jump right in and gesture and movement keep you engaged. During this course you will learn how to use acrylic pastes, gels and mediums to create texture, learn how to use color to evoke a mood and incorporate alternative art materials to enhance your finished mixed media art. I love teaching all levels and I welcome the curious to come learn and explore with me to transform your process.
 
Location: La Pointe, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sandra Duran Wilson
Cost: $460
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email


"Adventures in Color Using Soft Pastel"
September 18-21, 2019
 

Transform your photo references into expressive and personal paintings in this pastel workshop focused on composition, color, and value. Working from black and white images, you will foster an abstract approach to dark and light value patterns, improvise creative color strategies, and use painterly techniques to convey mood and mystery, rather than detailed accuracy in your compositions. Demonstrations and discussions will introduce you to compositional strategies, color theory, and pastel techniques. Hands-on practice using personal and supplied photo references will be emphasized throughout the four-days with Kathleen available for individualized feedback. While this is not a plein air offering, you may go outside to gather information in your sketchbooks to further fuel studio work.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kathleen Newman, www.KathleenNewman.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Experimental Printmaking"
September 18-21, 2019
 

In this workshop, students will experiment with several printmaking processes, including paper lithography, image transfers, monoprinting, screen printing, and methods for using alternative materials, including glue to create projects with flocking, glitter, embossing powders, and foil. Through demonstrations and lectures, you will learn techniques best suited for your specific goals and practice, as well as discuss how to combine multiple types of printmaking and how to best implement them. Projects will include creating multiple layered prints, yardage, and zines.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jessica Caponigro, www.JessicaCaponigro.com
Cost: Members: $475, Non-Members: $515
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Polymer Clay: Making Molds, Studs, and Pendants"
September 18-21, 2019
 

Polymer clay is an incredibly versatile medium that is safe and easy to work with. Discover its applications within jewelry making and learn the basics of how to work with polymer clay, including techniques in creating texture, simple mold making, adding wet clay onto cured clay, and finishing with color. Lindsay will begin the workshop with a brief presentation on the art of polymer clay to illustrate the wide range of possibilities inherent in the medium. She will introduce two-part molds, as you begin to make and recreate a series of stud earrings, followed by hand building and carving techniques to create a pendant. Experiment with adding texture, paint, and gold or silver leafing to the surfaces of your pieces.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lindsay Locatelli, www.WazoDesigns.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Creating Elegant Wire-Woven Jewelry"
September 19-22, 2019
 

Hammer, file, torch, and layer. The four cornerstones to creating elegant wire woven jewelry. Using basic wire-wrapping tools, explore how hammering, filing, creative torch work with a butane micro torch and layering can elevate your wire designs. Explore and practice as you build a beautiful hinged bracelet and layered silver necklace guided by renowned instructor Sarah Thompson. Build and interlock a multiple-component necklace with complexity and depth. Incorporate fused daggers into your work with options to vary the shape to match your style.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Thompson
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Layers: Oil and Cold Wax"
September 20-22, 2019
 

This three-day workshop on abstract painting incorporates cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments, and a variety of implements to create textures, color fields and selective mark making. We will “push the limits” of our mediums and welcome the surprises along the way. Once comfortable with the basic techniques we will look at form and content, deliberate and accidental mark making, starting points, titling of work, and working in series. Technique demonstrations combined with student experimentation, group discussions, presentations, and printed resources add to the experience, raising awareness and appreciation for the content and meaning within good abstract art. Described as inspiring and life-changing, this workshop will enliven your art practice and unleash your creative voice!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jim Scherbarth
Cost: $365
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"France Austin Miller: Silk Painting: Let it Flow"
September 20-22, 2019
 

Enjoy this introduction to painting on silk with France Austin Miller's unique techniques! Painting on silk is very forgiving and thoroughly enjoyable. Its gentle nature will offer your creativity an open door. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in the peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: France Austin Miller
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Embroidery for Crazy Quilts"
September 20-22, 2019
 

If you've been enchanted by vintage crazy quilts, this class will get you started on creating your own heirloom. You will begin by learning basic embroidery stitches and then add flourishes to create unique embellishments. The basics of constructing a crazy quilt block and how to work with challenging fabrics will be covered. You will then construct a block and work the embroidery. Design and using color will also be discussed.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Susan Leschke
Cost: $318
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Uma Kelkar: Elegance in Watercolors"
September 22-26, 2019
 

Make your watercolors sing by studying the right balance of shapes, colors, and strokes in your scenes. This retreat features a mixture of studio and plein air painting. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals, and retreat center amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Uma Kelkar
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Building a Narrative: The Handbound Photographic Book"
September 23-26, 2019
 

Transform your photographs into book form in this four-day workshop. Reconceptualize archived images while capturing new ones to create a cohesive handbound book with a personal narrative. Beginning with a brief survey of artist books, you will begin brainstorming ideas for your own book based on images you already have, as well as images you’re interested in capturing in surrounding Door County. The remainder of the week will be divided between shooting new images, editing and sequencing, and printing, assembling, and binding your book. Kayla will provide technical instruction and individualized feedback throughout the process. Leave this workshop with new skills and a handbound book that illustrates your artistic interests. Open to all levels and digital camera formats.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kayla Massey, KaylaMassey.com
Cost: Members: $465, Non-Members: $505
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Portable Sketching Techniques for Capturing Structures and Street Scenes"
September 23-26, 2019
 

Using Door County’s scenic towns as a backdrop, hone your skills in sketching structures and street scenes with a simple set of portable tools in this four-day workshop. Walk away with new techniques and strategies to create more interesting compositions in any setting. Through demonstrations and discussions, Ann will share techniques in using pen and ink and watercolor, zooming in on the most important elements for dynamic compositions, and achieving convincing yet simple perspective in the field. Plenty of time for one-on-one assistance will be emphasized. An enjoyable critique will close each day. Weather permitting, the class will work outside.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Ann Thomas, www.AnnThomasIllustration.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"A Clear and Complete Guide to Creative Studio Painting"
September 23-26, 2019
 

Gain confidence in your ability to translate your subject to canvas as you strengthen your observational skills, build a reliable process for planning, and develop your unique voice. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced painter, this workshop will help you to identify a focus in your painting practice through positive approaches to art making and a new pattern for success. Each morning, Tom will demonstrate a variety of topics, including planning compositions, handling and selecting materials, and paint application. Working from provided photo references, you will paint for the remainder of each day with Tom available for individualized feedback. Leave this workshop with focus and direction for future work. Open to oil, water-soluble oil, acrylic, and pastel painters of all levels.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Tom Nachreiner, www.TomNachreiner.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Making Monoprints"
September 27, 2019
 

Monoprints are one-of-a-kind prints that are the most flexible and least intimidating of all the printmaking processes. Discover how you can create unique, painterly prints in a matter of hours using many of the same techniques used in watercolor and oil painting. All levels welcome. Philip will bring materials for printmaking and his portable press. You will be using Akua soy-based inks in class that clean up with water.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Philip Hartigan
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Easy Linocut Registration with Tiles"
September 27, 2019
 

Looking for an easy method of registration for unmounted linocuts? Judy will show you how she hand-prints linocuts using floor tiles and carpet tape. It’s a surprisingly easy and accurate registration method for any size linocut but especially for smaller 4"x6" and 6"x8" sizes. Carve a quick 4”x6” linocut during class and proceed through the steps of working with this unusual and very handy process. You’ll take home a registration set up ready to go.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Judy Sutcliffe
Cost: $115
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Moku Hanga: An Intro to Japanese Woodblock Printing"
September 27-29, 2019
 

Moku Hanga, meaning “wood print,” is a simple, centuries-old Japanese technique employing water-based ink, basic carving and rubbing tools, beautiful Japanese paper, and fine-grained wood. Many Western printmaking methods involve complex printing presses, oil-based inks, and toxic solvents. By contrast, Moku Hanga utilizes only a few simple tools, a small work space, and is entirely water-based. Alfred will teach you to hand-carve and print your unique drawing from fine-grained Shina Plywood onto beautiful Japanese paper, a skill you can continue to use to make prints for many years. No experience necessary. You are encouraged to bring photos or drawings you can use in creating your print.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Alfred Stark
Cost: $335
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Silk Screen Cards"
September 27, 2019
 

Learn how to silkscreen! In this workshop, you will be able to create your own greeting cards using a 12”x18” silk screen and a squeegee. Carole will show you how to make a simple screen print from a hand-cut stencil. Once you get set up, making multiple prints is a breeze! Bring bold, graphic images to work from. All materials provided as well as use of Shake Rag Alley’s screen printing frames and tools.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Classic Woodblock Prints Plus Paint"
September 27-29, 2019
 

Team up with Audrey to create a woodblock print and explore how to hand color and use your prints. She will discuss the history and strengths of woodcut art, good subjects for woodcuts, and how to use and care for woodcut tools. You’ll practice strokes and techniques then create and carve your original composition. You’ll ink and hand print your work, then explore ways to add color with paints. Block sizes will be 5”x7” or 8”x10.” Bring sketches for your woodcut. Audrey will supply blocks, ink, paper, and tools, as well as paint and brushes.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Audrey Christie
Cost: $235
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"The Multiplicities of the Monotype"
September 27-28, 2019
 

This workshop introduces basic monotype printmaking processes, materials, and equipment with an emphasis on the variability and multiplicity of the medium. Discover the relationship between this process and other disciplines, as you experiment with a variety of techniques. Demonstrations will address general printmaking techniques, including ink mixing, color theory, paper handling, iteration of the multiple, materials safety, and press use, as well as monotype specific techniques, such as subtractive and additive painting, stencils, and more. Plenty of hands-on practice will be a priority. Open to all levels, however knowledge of two-dimensional elements of art and design is helpful.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Don Krumpos
Cost: Members: $235, Non-Members: $260
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Carborundum Collagraphs"
September 28, 2019
 

Make densely textured prints by gluing thin materials plus carborundum (silicon carbide) to sheets of plexiglass or matboard. Resulting prints have the rich contrasts of intaglio etchings, but using much less expensive materials. Try this intriguing printmaking medium with Philip’s help, and take home some exciting and unusual prints.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Philip Hartigan
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Sample Five Water-Base Inks"
September 28-29, 2019
 

Explore five different water-base inks on a linocut, including: Blick water-based ink; Caligo oil-base ink with water/soap wash up; Schminke Linodruck thin strongly pigmented water-base; Charbonnel Aqua Wash oil-based with water washup; and Akua Intaglio highly pigmented inks. Bring a 3”x4” design, to carve in provided linoleum, incorporating solid areas plus line work. For multi-color imprinting, come with designs for second or third colors. Some inks dry quickly, ready for a second color. Others need to dry overnight. A variety of papers will be available. You will bind your prints into an ink sampler using Japanese stab binding.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Judy Sutcliffe
Cost: $220
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Silk Screen Art Prints"
September 28-29, 2019
 

In this two-day class, you'll make multi-color art prints using a 12”x18” silk screen. Learn how to achieve a complex print in several colors using a number of more advanced techniques. It’s all fun to learn and rewarding to make multiples — you’ll love working with silk screens! Bring reference sketches or other visuals for inspiration. No prior experience is necessary. All materials provided as well as use of Shake Rag Alley’s screen printing frames and tools.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Design and Print Greeting Cards on Vandercook Proof Presses"
September 28, 2019
 

In this introductory class, participants will learn the basics of letterpress printing while creating their own unique set of two-color greeting cards. Each participant will learn how to cast hot metal type, lock-up, register, and use one of four Vandercook proof presses. You will have access to Mayday Press’s collection of wood type, Ludlow type, cuts and ornaments, and certain polymer plates. We’ll work together to bring your ideas to life, but the composition and content are up to you. Please come prepared with several simple concepts and short phrases. But above all else, let’s have fun while learning about letterpress printing. You’ll leave with a set of 25 3 1/2”x4 7/8” greeting cards complete with envelopes.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: May Sorum
Cost: $165
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Linoleum Block Relief Printing"
September 28-29, 2019
 

Students will learn the basics of relief printmaking using linoleum and easy clean-up oil-based Caligo Ink. Mark will show students how to make both black and white and multi-block, multi-color linocut prints without a press. He will bring several 6”x8” pieces of ""battleship gray" linoleum, inks, burnishing tools, and archival printing paper.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mark B. Hill
Cost: $275
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Colored Pencil: Drama on Dark Paper"
September 30 - October 1, 2019
 

Whether a novice or veteran in colored pencil, discover and gain proficiency in a new layering technique that allows you to capture drama and detail beyond what you thought possible of the medium. The workshop will begin by examining the work of contemporary colored pencil artists. Following, you will experiment with various stroke applications, produce a color match strip, which can be used as a reference for all future works, and design and begin a final composition. Rhonda will provide feedback throughout the process. Leave this workshop feeling confident in the ability to complete your work with excellence.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rhonda Nass, www.RNass.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Make it Yours: Unique Chain and Design"
October 2-5, 2019
 

Chains allow for endless design possibilities. Expand your personal aesthetic as you explore a myriad of chain-making techniques that will help you carry your design choices throughout an entire piece. By playing with what you have in the studio, moving beyond the basic jump ring, and sharing discoveries with your classmates, you will develop more visual interest and value in your work. Demonstrations and discussions will highlight methods for making jigs and variations of sheet, loop in loop, bar, and dimensional chains. Additionally, you will explore findings and clasps, as well as incorporating alternative materials. Leave this workshop with a trove of new chain samples to go home and expand upon, as well as a finished chain, if desired.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Heather Nuber, www.HeatherSNuber.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Exploring the Magic of Watercolor"
October 2-5, 2019
 

Immerse yourself in the unique qualities of watercolor in this comprehensive workshop designed for students looking to strengthen their skills in composition, expand their visual language, and develop their artistic voice. Create more interest in your paintings as you exploit the wonder and intrinsic beauty of watercolor with Mick as your guide. Discussions and demonstrations will emphasize the importance of developing dynamic shapes, value contrast, and edge quality to produce sound compositions. Working with a limited palette, simplifying scenes, atmospheric perspective, and color theory will also be addressed. Less experienced students will follow along in step-by-step group paintings, while more experiences painters will work from their own reference materials with Mick available for individual guidance.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mick McAndrews, MickMcAndrewsFineArt.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Critique Group: Open to All Artists"
October 4, 2019
 

We all need feedback. As artists, we also need a second (or third) “set of eyes” on our work. We need to know how our work can be improved. We need to understand how our work is perceived by our audience – the viewer. Sometimes we can spot issues on our own, but most times we need input from others. This is where critique becomes an important part of our development as artists. Open to artists of all backgrounds and media. Moderated by PenArt’s Director of Education Elysia Michaelsen, artists reserve a 30-minute block to show and discuss your work, or just come and share your viewpoints and learn from others. Discussion formats will range from open group conversation to written critiques.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Elysia Michaelsen
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Extraordinary Objects"
October 4-6, 2019
 

Found objects can act as conduits of metaphorical meaning. They help to create narrative and expand the stories we wish to tell. In this workshop we will investigate the manner by which sculptures can serve as a platform for presenting personal narratives. We will go out in the field and scout out fantastic objects to use in our work at thrift stores, flea markets, and antique shops. In the classroom we will cover basic assemblage techniques. Students will build box assemblages from objects they bring to the classroom and/or unearth in the field. Attendees will work on finding their own voice in art making and discovering what drives the sculptures they create.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lorraine Reynolds
Cost: $370
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Layered Colored Pencil on Copper"
October 5-6, 2019
 

Using colored pencils, alcohol inks, markers, nail polish, and paint, students will learn the process of applying and retaining color on copper and brass. Emphasis will also be on forming and shaping metal to create multilayered dimensional jewelry that is beautiful, interesting, and unusual.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mary Karg
Cost: $290
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Encaustic for the Intermediate to Advanced Painter"
October 7-10, 2019
 

Designed for the student who already has worked with encaustic paints, this workshop will encourage you to push your studio practice to the next level through a single large-scale work or a series of small works. Individualized instruction and feedback will be emphasized to cater to each students’ goals and needs. This workshop will combine long working sessions, critiques, and discussions on materials, methods, and best practices. Sarah will work with each student one-on-one in the planning of larger projects, including sketches and small studies, as well as the execution. Time for writing and reflection on current and future work will augment those conversations. Encaustic paint, oil sticks, and other encaustic-specific materials will be provided for use for a small fee.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer, Rehmer-Studio.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Drawing for Dummies"
October 7-10, 2019
 

If you have always wanted to learn to draw, or feel your drawing skills are rusty or inadequate, this workshop will help you gain confidence in rendering a variety of subject matter in a realistic way. By learning to tap into your intuitive right brain you will dramatically improve perception and technical skills as you explore the process of drawing. Mynn will lead you through a series of simple exercises that are fun, easy, and meditative in nature, resulting in a remarkable development of skills. This workshop is designed for the absolute beginner, as well as those working in other media interested in honing their drawing skills. Try new approaches to drawing in a relaxed and supportive setting.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mynn Lanphier
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Drops of Jupiter"
October 11, 2019
 

Create a sterling-silver statement pendant and earring set by cutting, shaping, and soldering. In this class you will learn how to make your silver shine like a professional. When finished we will add a little extra sparkle with a gemstone.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Believing Art and Process – Collage"
October 11-13, 2019
 

Explore surface techniques, building a collage palette that will stretch new awareness and growth. Work with harmony, value, differences, and the relationships of design elements, pulling from feelings and experiences of interconnectedness between mind, body, spirit. Emphasis on emotions with the use of color will be our focus. Collage works will emerge and evolve on watercolor paper, fused using the heat and tack iron method.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Lein-Svencner
Cost: $380
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Watercolor: The Perfect Plein Air Medium"
October 11-12, 2019
 

Learning to paint on location is not only fun, it can help you to make strides in your studio work as well. Bring excitement to your paintings with the use of strong value sketches, bold washes, and quick energetic strokes in this two-day workshop. Each day will begin with a meeting in the studio to discuss the day’s plan and key concepts with time split between painting indoors and out. Brienne will demonstrate and explain her process for plein air painting, including where to start, what to paint, and how to deal with the elements, as well as share great exercises and practices that will help you become a better painter in and out of the studio.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Brienne Brown, BrienneMBrown.com
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Cosmic Movement"
October 12, 2019
 

Creating to tantalize the eye, in this class students will make silver move and then add a glimmer of gold. Using multiple skills to bring it all together, students will set stones, shape and form metal, and learn techniques that will keep the pieces moving.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Cost: $198
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Enamel Playdate"
October 13, 2019
 

Learn torch-fire enameling and cold connections in one class. You will learn to torch-fire enamel on copper and sterling silver. Then we will use different techniques to add dimension. Students will finish several pieces.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Cost: $173
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Abstract Landscape Painting with Oil and Cold Wax Medium"
October 16-19, 2019
 

Broaden your language of painting by exploring new methods of working with oil and cold wax medium. In this workshop, you will be encouraged to experiment and add unique texture, mark-making, and layering to your process to create surfaces that are rich, complex, and engaging. While demonstrations will introduce a variety of techniques, the majority of class time will be reserved for hands-on experimentation through prompts and individually driven explorations. Mark will provide one-on-one critiques to help connect group exercises with each student’s unique goals. Demonstrations and examples will be landscape-based, however artists with a focus on abstraction or other imagery are welcome.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mark Russell, www.MarkRussellStudio.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Drawing for Dummies: Graduate Seminar"
October 16-18, 2019
 

Refresh and explore the skills you learned in Mynn’s Drawing for Dummies workshop (Oct 7-10), and then apply them to produce more finished works of art. Engage in an intensive experience to explore the process of taking a piece from conception to completion. Before demonstrating more advanced techniques, Mynn will review basic concepts from the introductory workshop. Take your drawing skills to the next level through individualized coaching and critiques. Working from your own selected photographs, you can expect to complete one or more finished drawings. Leave this workshop with newly gained knowledge and confidence. Students are required to have completed the beginning Drawing for Dummies workshop.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mynn Lanphier
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Richard Salley: Moving forward: A Jewelry Making Series"
October 17-20, 2019
 

This unique metal-smithing retreat will give you the opportunity to learn several of Richard's distinctive approaches to jewelry making. You'll go home with a Secret Compartment Pendant, a ring or pendant with a stacked stone embellishment, and an Adjustable Hinged Bracelet. The retreat is open to advanced-beginner and above skill levels. Sawing and soldering experience required. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, health, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in the peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Richard Salley
Cost: $795
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Developing Your Artistic Voice"
October 21-24, 2019
 

Designed to encourage students to see in a more organic and abstract way, this multi-level workshop will push you to view your subject as a point of departure toward your creative interpretations. This process will engage and energize your thinking and inspire personal discovery that is unique to your vision, experiences, and being. Each day, questions will be posed through thoughtful group discussions that will prompt responses through the means of word and/or visual actions. Exercises in introspection, one-on-one conversations with Joseph, and plenty of working time will bridge the gap in creative possibilities and opposing views, as well as aid in you finding and using your own artistic voice. All skill levels and painting media are welcome.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Joe Gyurcsak, www.JosephGyurcsak.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"All About Acrylic Textures"
October 26-27, 2019
 

This class is about building a painting layer by layer. Students will be painting with thin glazes of fluid acrylic paint and then begin adding additional layers of textures and paint. Texture will be formed in many ways, including use of miscellaneous acrylic media and other household items. Design of an abstract painting is an integral part of the class. There will be a short discussion on color theory. Each student will receive handouts with instructions and color photos for the various techniques that are covered in the class. Students will receive individual attention from the instructor, a certified artist educator for Golden Paints, guaranteeing that their painting is a unique work of art.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan
Cost: $255
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Taste of Enamel"
October 26-27, 2019
 

Enamel is glass fused to a metal base using a kiln. It’s deeply colorful, it’s shiny, and it’s fun to make jewelry from this contemporary medium with an ancient past. Leslie will teach you how to apply the glass, fire it in the kiln, and show you several simple techniques that make a big impact on your enamels. You will learn many techniques in this workshop, and go home with several small pieces or one larger piece. But this just scratches the surface of what can be done with enamel.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Leslie Perrino
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Throwing on the Wheel"
October 26, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in ceramics. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Screen Printing"
October 26, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in printmaking. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Monoprinting"
October 26, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in printmaking. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Hand Building"
October 26, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in ceramics. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Making Glass Beads"
November 9, 2019
 

Lampwork (glass bead making) is an ancient art. All beads are made in the small flame of a torch. Learn the basics of hot head torch set up and safety, heat control, and techniques for different design styles. Begin with round beads, pulling glass stringers for design and details; making dots, scrolls, and swirls on beads. Make different bead shapes, using metals, and make a head pin for bead assembly into wearable and functional items. Materials fee includes glass, fuel, silver foil, and copper wire. Extra materials for purchase to make your bead creations into jewelry and functional artistic gifts include chain, gemstones, findings, appetizer and bottle accessories, and wine bottle stoppers.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Julie Lukosaitis
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Sandra Spieler: Hand Breathing Life: A Hand Puppet Immersion"
January 5-9, 2020
 

Create hand puppet figures to enact a story where real life weaves with dreams. No experience needed, only an open heart and mind. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy locally-sourced meals, and retreat center amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sandra Spieler
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Foraging, Bouquets + Large Scale Installations with Siren Floral Co."
June 7-11, 2020
 

Connect with your inner creativity as you arrange compote floral arrangements, bouquets made in-hand and a group ceremony-style installation. This is a floral intensive course intended for mid-level florists who wish to grow in their ability to arrange a garden-style / free-form fashion. Enjoy Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat center amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rachael Ann Lunghi
Cost: $750
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Aline Smithson: Intentional Photography: Creating Personal Projects"
June 14-18, 2020
 

Reconsider how you create images, interpret your life and world, and bring depth and meaning to your artistic endeavors. This retreat will help you discover how to create work that springs from a place of introspection, contemplation and connection. Open to all levels of photographers. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, health, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Aline Smithson
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Janet Rogers: Watercolor Impressions: From Flowers to Figures"
June 21-25, 2020
 

Develop a loose and natural approach to painting flowers, faces, and figures with nationally recognized artist Janet Rogers. All levels of painter welcome. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Janet Rogers
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-559-0178


"Carol Soderlund: Layers Upon Layers"
July 5-9, 2020
 

Develop experimental approaches to the layering of visual color and texture on cloth. This retreat is suitable for advanced-beginner to advanced level fiber artists. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carol Soderlund
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Susan kae Grant: Mapping the Unconscious: Zen Bookmaking"
July 12-16, 2020
 

This retreat is about the study of bookmaking as an art form, using dreams and memories to inform the content of your own unique book. In this retreat, we concentrate on using the subconscious to inspire the production of handmade artists' books that balance form and content in provocative ways. Enjoy Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Susan kae Grant
Cost: $675
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Lorraine Glessner: Exploring Landscape Through Encaustic & The Mark"
July 12-16, 2020
 

Utilizing the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic, participants will experiment with innovative materials, drawing and marks to depict the spirt and essence of the land. The mark of nature combined with encaustic painting creates timeless works which reference memory, change and time. Enjoy Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lorraine Glessner
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Alexandra Elle: Finding Our Voice: Writing Retreat"
July 17-19, 2020
 

Facilitate a deeper personal practice of writing by unfolding your truth and becoming your best self. In this weekend-long retreat, attendees can expect to build community through partner work, breakout narrative writing sessions, group journaling, and affirmation exercises. Enjoy Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Alexandra Elle
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Graham Keegan: Indigo + Shibori Exploration: From Seed to Dye"
July 19-23, 2020
 

During this retreat, you'll learn how to extract pigment from indigo leaves and transfer its rich color onto cloth, from the palest blue to deep indigo. This retreat is recommended for those of all experience levels. The dye process will be explored from start to finish in a way that is exciting for novices and offers insight to even the most experienced dyers. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Graham Keegan
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Kim Casebeer: Composition of the Landscape"
July 26-30, 2020
 

Start outside painting plein air, then move into a studio setting to work out composition and design. The beginner and advanced-level student is welcome; attendees should have a basic knowledge of painting and drawing. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water, Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kim Casebeer
Cost: $675
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Pam Houston: Turning the Physical World into a Story"
August 2-6, 2020
 

Join internationally-recognized author Pam Houston for a generative writing retreat focused on exploring the essential components of good writing and to utilize sensory details to inform and inspire your writing. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Pam Houston
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Kami Mendlik: Color Relativity and Mentorship Retreat"
August 16-20, 2020
 

This unique retreat is four days of painting, designed to develop YOU creatively, practically, spiritually, and personally. All levels of painters are welcome, however intermediate to advanced-level artists will gain the most from this retreat. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kami Mendlik
Cost: $750
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Eddie Soloway: A Natural Eye Photography Retreat"
August 16-20, 2020
 

During this retreat, outdoor experiences in local, natural areas take you through important steps to enriching your photographs in the natural world as you find yourself less focused on objects and things and more on the magic of moments and essence of places. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy locally-sourced meals, and retreat center amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Eddie Soloway
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, (715) 779-0178


"Sandra Duran Wilson: Awakening Your Creative Soul"
September 13-17, 2020
 

Learn about acrylic painting mediums and how to use them to enhance you vision, extend your paints, and create amazing texture while developing your own personal vocabulary of mark-making. Participants will have four wonderful days of digging deep into purpose and creating with intention, while learning new techniques to shape and fit your own vision and release whatever is holding you back from realizing your artistic dreams and desires. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in the peaceful surroundings of being in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sandra Duran Wilson
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, (715) 779-0178


"Robert Sturman: Mastering the Art of Yoga Photography"
September 20-24, 2020
 

Discover the secrets of how to make powerful, poetic images celebrating the beautiful art of yoga with acclaimed photographer Robert Sturman. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Robert Sturman
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Michael Sturlin: Forged Bracelets"
October 11-15, 2020
 

Refine your metalsmithing skills and create an expressive series of hand wrought stacking cuffs and dramatic forged bangle bracelets. In this retreat, students will refine their hammer skills as they forge, bend, shape planish, and texture metal, creating a vocabulary of sculptural forms as a visual reference library. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy locally-sourced meals, and retreat center amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Michael Sturlin
Cost: $985
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, (715) 779-0178


 

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