Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Youth: Name Designs with Mrs. Debi West"
April 7, 2020
 

For kiddos ages 5 to 15. Participants will have the opportunity to explore mixed media and design a personalized Name Design piece incorporarting character traits, typography and creative elements. This is the perfect course to get more familiar with art media.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $30 / $27 for Members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Teen Art Workshop: Metalsmithing Basics"
April 18, 2020
 

Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs. Discover the infinite possibilities of working with metal in this one-day workshop. Learn how to design and fabricate small objects and jewelry in brass and copper using sawing, piercing, forming, finishing, and cold connection and soldering techniques. Leave this workshop with a finished ring or cuff and an understanding of how metal can be transformed.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Youth: Gotta Hand it to you, Drawing 101"
April 21, 2020
 

For kiddos ages 5 to 15. Participants will have the opportunity to explore mixed media and learn more about the importance of contour line in art works. Exploring glue, chalk pastel and mixed media has never looked so good! All abilities invited to come and play!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $30 / $27 for Members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Youth: Still Life Drawings"
April 28, 2020
 

Participants will have the opportunity to explore mixed media and learn about the art of seeing as we draw small still life drawings and get creative with media. Exploring, playing and experimenting often makes for the best art work so you don't want to miss this one!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $30 / $27 for Members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Youth: Klimt Inspired Trees"
May 12, 2020
 

Join us this winter for these exciting classes, each of which focus around a famous artist or style. Each week will incorporate the elements of art and principles of design. Often, math and language arts concepts will be reiterated for a full on arts integrated lesson.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $30 / $27 for Members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Youth: Self Portrait Fun"
May 19, 2020
 

For kiddos ages 5 to 15. Join us this winter for these exciting classes, each of which focus around a famous artist or style. Each week will incorporate the elements of art and principles of design. Often, math and language arts concepts will be reiterated for a full on arts integrated lesson.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $30 / $27 for Members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Youth: Watercolor Flower Bouquets"
May 26, 2020
 

For kiddos ages 5 to 15. Join us this winter for these exciting classes, each of which focus around a famous artist or style. Each week will incorporate the elements of art and principles of design. Often, math and language arts concepts will be reiterated for a full on arts integrated lesson.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $30 / $27 for Members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Youth: Painted Animals and Pattern Fun"
June 2, 2020
 

For kiddos ages 5 to 15. Join us this winter for these exciting classes, each of which focus around a famous artist or style. Each week will incorporate the elements of art and principles of design. Often, math and language arts concepts will be reiterated for a full on arts integrated lesson.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $30 / $27 for Members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Youth: Summer Beach Art"
June 9, 2020
 

Join us this winter for these exciting classes, each of which focus around a famous artist or style. Each week will incorporate the elements of art and principles of design. Often, math and language arts concepts will be reiterated for a full on arts integrated lesson.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $30 / $27 for Members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Children's Art Workshop: From Armadillo to Zebra"
June 15-18, 2020
 

Ages: 4 yrs. to 6 yrs. Young artists learn how to use line, shape, color, and texture to accurately draw a wide range of animals and their environments in this workshop. Each day focuses on a different part of the world and the animals native to it, as well as different drawing and painting materials, including colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, and tempera paints.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Comic Books Inside and Out"
June 15-18, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. In this drawing workshop, young artists explore the language of cartooning and develop their own characters, storylines, and books. Through exercises and finished projects, students strengthen their drawing skills, try a variety of drawing and painting media, and build confidence in storytelling. Comics, manga, and graphic novels are shared and discussed to help young artists find their own unique style.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Painted Selfies"
June 15-18, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. In this workshop, students develop their skills in drawing and painting as they create a series of self-portraits. Techniques for drawing accurate proportions and facial features are introduced and practiced, as well as the basics of painting with watercolor and tempera. Master self-portrait works of Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Yayoi Kusama provide inspiration and creative challenges throughout the week.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Teen Art Workshop: Graphic Arts"
June 15-18, 2020
 

Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs. In this workshop, teen artists investigate how imagery and text are used in the world of art and advertising. Discover how powerful images can be as you study the work of Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami, Shepard Fairey, and more. Create initial logo and poster design sketches as you experiment with typography, imagery, and painting style. Take your sketches and transform them into finished works of art using colored pencils, markers, acrylic paint, and/or printmaking techniques.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Drop-In: Plein Air Painting"
June 19, 2020
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children ages 4 to 12. Participants explore the world of plein air painting and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per person and includes all materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Artist Books"
June 22-25, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. Dive into the history and techniques of book arts in this fundamental workshop. Students learn how to prepare paper, fold simple and more complex forms, sew bindings, and design covers and pages using printmaking and marbling techniques. After plenty of practice, students create a final journal featuring painted covers, a Coptic stitch 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


"Children's Art Workshop: What A Relief"
June 22-25, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. In this workshop, young artists learn the basics of the oldest form of printmaking – relief. Relief prints are made by cutting away material on a soft block to create a printable surface with positive and negative areas. Learn how to design an image, carve safely, mix ink, and print successfully. Students create enough prints to bring home, as well as trade with their classmates.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Three-Dimensional Artist Books"
June 22-25, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. Young artists view books in a whole new way in this workshop focused on designing and constructing three-dimensional art books. Each day presents a different theme and engineering challenge, including tunnel books, single pop-ups, and more complicated structures. As students fill the pages of their books, drawing basics are reviewed, as well as techniques for working in colored pencil, watercolor, and collage.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Textures, Patterns, and Prints"
June 22-25, 2020
 

Ages: 4 yrs. to 6 yrs. In this workshop, children explore the rich history of printmaking. Featuring the processes of monotype, collagraph, relief, and paste papers, students learn the tools and materials specific to each. After gaining familiarity with the fundamentals, children are encouraged to experiment and create one-of-a-kind prints by layering color and texture, mixing processes, and more.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Pre-College Intensives: Drawing 1"
June 22-26, 2020
 

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from the still life, PAFA’s historic cast collection, and figure/portrait models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Figure Sculpture"
June 22-26, 2020
 

Explore clay modeling and expand your portfolio with three-dimensional work. Work from a life model to learn methods of terra cotta clay sculpture, focusing on anatomy, proportion, composition, and personal expression. Sculptures will be photographed for portfolios and kiln-fired after the course ends. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O’Donnell
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Landscape Painting"
June 22-26, 2020
 

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Learn to depict ever-changing light and shadows through rapid decisions and swift mark-making. Study landscape masters to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, and clouds; then take your skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Family Drop-In: One of a Kind Prints with Monoprinting"
June 26, 2020
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children ages 4 to 12. Participants explore the world of monoprinting and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per person and includes all materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Personalized Pottery"
June 29 - July 2, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. Great for both beginning and returning students, this workshop focuses on using the wheel to create a variety of functional pieces, including bowls, cups, vases, and plates. The first two days are spent on the wheel and the final two days adding hand built embellishments to personalize pieces, as well as images, text, and pattern using brightly colored underglazes. Pieces are finished with a clear glaze ensuring they are food safe.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Pinch, Coil, Slab"
June 29 - July 2, 2020
 

Ages: 4 yrs. to 6 yrs. Focused on a different construction method each day, young artists learn how to hand build using pinch, coil, and slab techniques. Functional pieces, such as bowls, vases, and decorative tiles, are created throughout the week using self-hardening clay. Basic painting skills are introduced and practiced as each piece is finished with tempera paint.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Ceramic Lawn Ornaments"
June 29 - July 2, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. Pulling inspiration from the summer landscape, young artists create a series of functional ceramic pieces designed for the outdoors. Using low-fire clay and pinch, coil, and slab construction techniques, students learn how to make flower pots, lanterns, toad houses, and garden gnomes. Each piece is enhanced with pattern, color, and imagery using brightly colored underglazes.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Teen Art Workshop: Mastering the Potter's Wheel"
June 29 - July 2, 2020
 

Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs. This workshop offers the opportunity for teens to refine their skills on the potter’s wheel. Basic throwing techniques are reviewed and more advanced methods introduced as students create a series of mugs, bowls, and plates. Students design and decorate the surface of each piece using hand built embellishments, texture tools, and brightly colored underglazes. A final clear glaze ensures 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


"Youth: Fruit Bowl Fun"
June 30, 2020
 

For kiddos ages 5 to 15. Learn how to draw and paint fruit in this fun class that encourages the exploration of media. From drawing skills using contour lines and measuring to adding values through color harmonies, the final works are always delicously wonderful!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $30 / $27 for Members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Family Drop-In: Hand Built Ceramics for the Table"
July 3, 2020
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children ages 4 to 12. Participants explore the world of hand built ceramics and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per person and includes all materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Wildlife Illustration"
July 6-9, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. In this workshop, students strengthen their observational skills and build confidence in illustrating wildlife. Techniques for seeing and translating proportion, capturing movement, creating believable texture, and using colored pencils, pen and ink, and watercolor are shared and practiced. Students work from provided and personal photo references for skill building exercises and final illustrations.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Going with the Flow"
July 6-9, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. In this workshop, students learn how to take advantage of the unique qualities of watercolor. Exercises help young artists develop skills in observation, contour drawing, and watercolor application. Learn how to mix color, use wet and dry application techniques, control washes, add texture, and combine with other media for desired effects. Landscapes, portraits, narrative scenes, and abstract compositions are explored throughout the week.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: POP! Art"
July 6-9, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. In this workshop, young artists travel back in time to the 1950s and 60s to explore the world of Pop art. Each day focuses on a different artist of the movement and their approach to pop, including Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. Using images of today, young artists create a series of two-dimensional works in the pop style using collage, markers, tempera paint, and printmaking.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Influential Artists"
July 6-9, 2020
 

Ages: 4 yrs. to 6 yrs. Well-known movements from throughout history are explored in this workshop. Young artists look at the styles and artists that made each movement famous, from the Renaissance to Post-Modernism, for inspiration for the day’s explorations. Skill building exercises and final projects are completed in collage, pastel, watercolor, and tempera using traditional and experimental methods.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Pre-College Intensives: Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster"
July 6-10, 2020
 

Explore illustration as a counterpart to music through the art of the concert poster. Students will experiment with traditional and digital methods to develop imagery that interprets the lyrical content of their favorite artists. Spontaneous and stream of consciousness drawing and lettering exercises will be employed to invent narratives from instrumental music. The history of the concert poster will provide context and serve as inspiration for the students own projects.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Heimer
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Painting 1: Still Life"
July 6-10, 2020
 

Add color to your portfolio by developing your painting skills in oil or acrylic. Work from still life arrangements to explore the fundamentals of painting including the selection and care of materials, painting techniques, and color mixing. Instruction will emphasize composition, value, and color relationships.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Family Drop-In: Comics and Cartooning"
July 10, 2020
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children ages 4 to 12. Participants explore the world of comics and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per person and includes all materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Art, Design, and Architecture"
July 13-16, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. Art and architecture intersect in this workshop focused on drawing, architectural design, and sculptural construction techniques. Young artists gather inspiration from visionary artists and architects to create deceivingly dimensional, yet flat drawings and three-dimensional models of their own unique architectural designs made out of tagboard.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Show of Hands"
July 13-16, 2020
 

Ages: 4 yrs. to 6 yrs. Using a variety of materials and techniques, young artists create a series of puppets, including finger, sock, hand, and simple rod construction. Students gather inspiration for their puppets’ characteristics from popular children’s books, poems, and music. Individual and collaborative mixed media theaters set the stage for everyone’s puppets to perform at PenArt and home.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Sculpture Basics"
July 13-16, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. Dive into the many materials and techniques of sculpture in this workshop. Wire, plasterwrap, everyday materials, and fabric are used to create abstract and realistic, hard and soft sculptures. The work of historic and contemporary artists, such as Louise Nevelson, Alexander Calder, Claes Oldenburg, and Tara Donovan, provide inspiration and instruction throughout the week.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Creations in Papier-Mache"
July 13-16, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. This workshop introduces young artists to papier-mache as a durable medium for creating sculptural or functional artworks. Techniques are first introduced and practiced on a bowl or vase before moving on to the larger endeavor of creating a self-portrait bust. Learn how to add dimensional elements and features to create a truly unique sculpture. Pieces are completed using tempera paint.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Pre-College Intensives: Photography"
July 13-17, 2020
 

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers camera functions, compositional strategies, image editing in Photoshop, creating digital prints, and photographing artwork for a portfolio. Required:DSLR or compact camera with manual functions.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Portrait Drawing & Painting"
July 13-17, 2020
 

Learn to draw or paint the portrait with confidence through time-honored methods. Drawing instruction will guide students through a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, proportions and features toward achieving both a likeness and aesthetic effect. Extended poses will allow thorough study of both drawing and oil painting processes. Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or other prior basic drawing experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Meghan Cox
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Family Drop-In: Upcycled Sculpture"
July 17, 2020
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children ages 4 to 12. Participants explore the world of found object sculpture and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per person and includes all materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Worldly Ceramics"
July 20-23, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. Inspired by destinations both near and far, this ceramics workshop explores a variety of styles, forms, and surface design techniques. Each day, young artists design and create functional and decorative pieces on the wheel based on the day’s global focus and lessons. The final day is dedicated to adding texture, embellishments, and color inspired by historic ceramic traditions. A final clear glaze ensures 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


"Children's Art Workshop: Clay for the Outdoors"
July 20-23, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. Using a combination of the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques, young artists produce a range of functional pieces designed for the outdoors, including bud vases, flower pots, lanterns, and decorative garden sculptures. Students learn basics of hand building and wheel throwing, as well as how to modify, embellish, and decorate with underglazes. Pieces are finished with a final clear glaze for durability.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Everyday Clay"
July 20-23, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. In this ceramics workshop, young artists create functional and decorative clay pieces using basic hand building techniques. Cups, bowls, vases, platters, and bookends are created from pinch, coil, and slab construction. Add texture, pattern, and color using mark-making tools and brightly colored underglazes. All pieces are finished with a clear underglaze to ensure they are food safe.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Ceramics for the Garden"
July 20-23, 2020
 

Ages: 4 yrs. to 6 yrs. In this ceramics workshop, students create a different accessory for the garden each day. Garden tags, toad houses, gnomes, and lanterns are created using pinch, coil, and slab construction techniques with self-hardening clay. Finish each piece with color, pattern, and landscape-inspired imagery using tempera paint.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Pre-College Intensives: Drawing 2: Life Drawing"
July 20-24, 2020
 

Figure drawing is one of the most time-honored methods of art training and a great way to rapidly produce valuable work for a portfolio. Work in charcoal and graphite directly from the life model in short and long poses, exploring gesture, proportions and anatomy. Prerequisite: Drawing (Section 1 or 2), Portrait Drawing & Painting or other basic drawing experience. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Drawing For Comics"
July 20-24, 2020
 

Learn step-by-step cartooning basics so you can create characters, tell a story from life or imagination, or build a portfolio. Create your own short story to be included in a collaborative comic book to take home at the end of class. Instruction includes insights on the comic book and animation industry.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jeff Kilpatrick
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Children's Art Workshop: Books that Fold, Twist, and Pop"
July 27-30, 2020
 

Ages: 4 yrs. to 6 yrs. Children learn how to design, illustrate, and engineer three-dimensional books with pockets, pop-up images, folds, scrolls, and moveable parts in this workshop. A different theme provides inspiration each day. Simple folded forms are introduced first, followed by more complex, multi-page books. Pages and book covers are created using drawing, painting, and collage techniques.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Never Too Many"
July 27-30, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. This workshop focuses on three different printmaking methods, including painterly monoprints, textural collagraph prints, and graphic relief prints. Young artists learn about the history of printmaking and gain hands-on practice using the tools and materials of each printmaking process. Layering, playing with color, and experimentation is encouraged throughout the week. Students make enough prints to bring home, as well as trade with each member of class.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: One of A Kind"
July 27-30, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. In this workshop, students explore the printmaking process of monoprinting. Unlike other forms of printmaking, monoprints are images that can only be printed once. Students learn variations of the process, including painting with ink directly onto plexiglass, making stencils by hand, and using found objects to create textures, as well as how to properly handle paper, mix ink, and print successfully. Students create enough prints to bring home, as well as trade with their classmates.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Teen Art Workshop: Cut and Paste"
July 27-30, 2020
 

Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs. Teen artists explore basic and more advanced collage and montage techniques in this workshop. Students learn how to use found papers, recycled materials, and printmaking methods to communicate their artistic vision. The works of Robert Rauschenberg, Hannah Hoch, Henri Matisse, Max Ernst, and more are referenced for instruction and inspiration throughout the week.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Pre-College Intensives: Painting 2: Figure Painting"
July 27-31, 2020
 

Figure painting is one the most versatile and popular subjects taught at PAFA. Learn to paint the life model in oil/acrylic, focusing on human anatomy and proportions, paint handling, materials, and design. Prerequisite: Painting I: Still Life, Portrait Drawing & Painting or other prior basic painting experience. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Printmaking"
July 27-31, 2020
 

Printmaking enhances drawing/painting skills and creates striking contributions to a college portfolio. Explore the exciting possibilities of traditional line etching, screenprinting on t-shirts or other materials, and the painterly monotype. Learn the methods of image development, printing for each process, as well as the safe handling of all materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Watercolor"
July 27-31, 2020
 

Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium, including the selection of papers, brushes, and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, photographs, and the cityscape. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Family Drop-In: Paper Marbling and Bookmaking"
July 31, 2020
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children ages 4 to 12. Participants explore the world of paper marbling and bookmaking and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per person and includes all materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Abstract Possibilities"
August 3-6, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. Focused on line, shape, color, and texture, this workshop investigates the world of abstract painting. The work of Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Mark Rothko, and Sol LeWitt provide inspiration throughout the week. Students learn how to simplify the surrounding world to create an abstract image, as well as gestural and geometric approaches. Pieces are completed using colored pencils, markers, watercolor, tempera paint, and mixed media.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Art Making Meets Art History"
August 3-6, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism provide plenty of inspiration in this painting workshop. Each day young artists look at and discuss the styles and artists that made each movement famous before diving into hands-on challenges. Skill building exercises and final projects are completed in collage, pastel, watercolor, and tempera paint.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Beyond the Color Wheel"
August 3-6, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. Color is one of the most powerful tools an artist can use. In this workshop, young artists learn how nature creates color, how color affects the way they see and feel, and how artists have used color throughout art history. A range of painting styles, paint media, and subject matter are explored, including portraiture, nature studies, and abstraction. Create a series of paintings that illustrate the endless possibilities of color.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Painted Stories"
August 3-6, 2020
 

Ages: 4 yrs. to 6 yrs. In this workshop, young artists read and draw inspiration from popular children’s books to create their own characters, tell new stories, and combine language and art. Throughout the week, students learn basic techniques in colored pencil, watercolor, tempera, and book making, as well as methods for telling and illustrating stories of their own. Leave this workshop with a series of two-dimensional pieces.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Pre-College Intensives: Cast Drawing & Painting"
August 3-7, 2020
 

Drawing in the Academic manner from plaster casts is a traditional and effective way to learn to draw accurately from observation. PAFA’s beautiful and historic Cast Hall contains life-size copies of antique and Renaissance sculpture – a unique resource that has been part of PAFA’s curriculum for over 200 years. Master the drawing elements of gesture, proportion, volume, anatomy, tone, and composition with charcoal and colored chalk on toned paper. Progress to oil painting materials and techniques using a limited palette. Ideal for all levels, with options to draw- or paint-only based on experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Family Drop-In: Painting Abstractly"
August 7, 2020
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children ages 4 to 12. Participants explore the world of abstraction and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per person and includes all materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Pottery in the Making"
August 10-13, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. In this workshop, young artists learn the basics of making functional pottery, including cups, bowls, vases, and small plates. A combination of potter’s wheel and hand building techniques teach the fundamentals of three-dimensional construction, while underglaze painting and sgraffito techniques explore surface decoration. A final clear glaze ensures 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


"Children's Art Workshop: Claymation"
August 10-13, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. Young artists explore the fascinating process of claymation in this unique workshop. Students learn the tools necessary to make their own short stop-motion films, including storyboarding, creating characters using self-hardening clay, and making mixed media backdrops. With help from one another and the instructor, students produce and film their stop-motion on iPads provided by PenArt. All videos are sent via email following the workshop.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Fur, Feathers, and Scales"
August 10-13, 2020
 

Ages: 4 yrs. to 6 yrs. Nature and art intersect in this ceramics workshop as students create their own pack of animal sculptures. Gather inspiration from pets, creatures of Door County, and wild animals from throughout the world. Students learn how to use pinch, coil, and slab techniques to form each animal out of self-hardening clay. Texture, pattern, and color are added using a variety of mark-making tools and tempera paint.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Sculptural Clay"
August 10-13, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. In this workshop, young artists use hand building techniques to explore the sculptural possibilities of clay. Pinch, coil, and slab construction are used to create a series of unique works of art, including masks, bookends, bobbleheads, and decorative tiles. Children decorate the surfaces of their pieces with texture tools and brightly colored underglazes.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Drop-In: Hand Built Ceramics for the Outdoors"
August 14, 2020
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children ages 4 to 12. Participants explore the world of hand built ceramics and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per person and includes all materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Painted Illusions"
August 17-20, 2020
 

Ages: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. Throughout history, artists have used a variety of techniques to trick the eye of the viewer. This workshop dives into the methods behind Optical Art, Trompe l’oeil, tessellations, and more. Throughout the week, students create two-dimensional works that appear three-dimensional, imply movement, vibrate, hide images, and warp. Pieces are made using colored pencils, markers, watercolor, and tempera paint.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Drawing and Painting Animals"
August 17-20, 2020
 

Ages: 7 yrs. to 9 yrs. Using foundational art elements, children learn how to accurately draw and paint their favorite animals. Photo references of animals from around the world provide inspiration throughout the week as students practice combining line, form, texture, and color to capture the likeness of a wide range of animals and their environments. Pieces are made using graphite pencils, colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolor, and tempera.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Children's Art Workshop: Many Ways to Paint"
August 17-20, 2020
 

Ages: 4 yrs. to 6 yrs. Young artists push the boundaries of traditional painting to create unique and vibrant pieces in this workshop. Basic painting techniques, including brush handling and color mixing, are practiced, followed by more experimental approaches to tempera, watercolor, and mixed media. Skill building exercises, individual pieces, and large-scale collaborative pieces fill each day.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Teen Art Workshop: Sequential Illustration"
August 17-20, 2020
 

Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs. In this workshop, teens learn the process of illustrating a sequential story from writing, layout, and sketching to the final finished pages. Techniques in colored pencil, ink, markers, and watercolor are shared and practiced. From there, students design and roughly sketch a multiple-page story with illustrations using the media of their choosing with instruction throughout the process.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Drop-In: Collage and Montage"
August 21, 2020
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children ages 4 to 12. Participants explore the world of collage and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per person and includes all materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Online Art Mentoring-Customized Drawing, Painting and Mural Painting"
Anytime
 

The Online Art Mentorship is a long distance learning from the comfort of your home at the time that most suits your needs. You will be able to practice drawing, painting and/or mural painting at your own pace, getting systematic instructions and feedbacks on the art project you are working on. Note that, because of the nature of the one-to-one mentoring, each student will be taken great care and time in personalised critiques and lessons. This is a most affordable and time flexible learning practice which requires self-discipline and commitment. The students will need to be open to work under guidance and critique to be able to reach goals and experience art technique and creativity improvement.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Valeria Latorre
Cost: £150 or £250 per month
Website, email, 00393664977501


 

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