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Beads and Buttons: Fabric Embellishment with Lisa Binkley
March 25, 2017 (8am-12pm) — In this half-day class students learn a dozen different ways to embellish quilts, garments, and other fiber art using simple buttons and beads together. Students also learn about variations on these 12 techniques so they can go home with many new ideas for how to have fun adding texture and design focal points to their quilts and fiber art. This class is suitable for all levels of stitchers. Kit includes: * Mini quilt on which to stitch all of the buttons and beads (the fabrics may vary but will be alternating dark and lighter squares) * All buttons and beads needed to complete the project * Beading needles * Beading thread * Detailed instructions with color images and illustrations. Visit website


Location: Prairie du Sac, WI
Instructor: Lisa Binkley
Sponsor: River Arts, Inc.
Cost: $85
Email: Kristina Coopman
Phone: 608-643-5215

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Intro to Encaustic Painting
April 8-9, 2017 (9 am to 4 pm) — Learn the fundamentals of painting with encaustic paints and medium. This two day workshop will cover color mixing, making glazes and safe studio practices for working in this versatile medium. We will also work with the various characteristics that make this medium unique - from optical depth, to texture and mark making - as well as working with image transfers and mixed media applications. You will come away with a basic understanding of the media and fusing techniques, as well as how to incorporate encaustic painting into your current studio practice. You do not need prior experience working with encaustic paint, but general art making experience will be helpful. Instructor will supply panels, paint and medium. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $275
Email: Registrations
Phone: (608) 987-3292

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Intermediate Level
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Cloisonné Enamel
April 8-9, 2017 (9am–4pm) — Cloisonné is a timelessly beautiful, classic enamel technique which involves drawing designs with fine silver wire, then coloring with vivid glass. Learn this popular enameling technique and go home with a little one-of-a-kind treasure. Previous experience with enamel would be best, but students with jewelry, wire working or drawing/ painting experience would be OK. finished pieces can be made into a pendant, or taken back to your studio to make jewelry or art. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Leslie Perrino
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $195
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Intermediate Level
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Layers: Oil and Cold Wax Workshop
April 21-23, 2017 (Fri-Sat 9am–4pm, Sun 9am–3pm) — Build abstract paintings by layering, utilizing cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and a variety of implements. Explore new ways to create textures, color fields and mark making while utilizing various tools and techniques to “push the limits” of our mediums. This workshop is well suited for those with some prior painting experience and who enjoy the sharing, flexibility and happenstance of a group environment! The focus is on the process itself more than a “finished” painting. We will look at form and content, deliberate and accidental mark making, starting points, titling of work, and working in series. Described as “inspiring and life-changing” this workshop will enliven your art and unleash your creative voice! Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Jim Scherbarth
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $325
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Painted Barn Quilts with Maday Delgado
April 28, 2017 (5:30pm-8:30pm) — Design and paint your very own Barn Quilt! Fiber artist, avid gardener, and painter Maday Delgado will help you design your custom quilt, choosing from a variety of quilt patterns. Then she’ll prep the wood and stencil on the design for you, so that during the workshop all you’ll have to do is paint! All materials and design help are included. Barn quilts are 24" x 24" when finished and outdoor-ready by the end of the night. A wire hanging system is included with the finished piece. Whether or not you have an actual barn to hang this on, your quilt will be a beautiful addition to any home! Visit website


Location: Prairie du Sac, WI
Instructor: Maday Delgado
Sponsor: River Arts, Inc.
Cost: $75
Email: Kristina
Phone: 608-643-5215

Beginner Level

Make a Tin Can Forge, Carving Knife, and Carve Miniatures
May 2-4, 2017 (9am–5pm) — This is a jam-packed 3 days with Denny Neubauer, famous for his brand of woodcarving knives. Day 1: You will create your own tin-can forge and Denny will demonstrate how to use it to forge a woodcarving knife blade from a drill bit. Then you will forge your own blade. Day 2: You will finish your carving knife, hardening, tempering, and adding a handle made of cholla cactus, and Denny will show you how to sharpen your knife. Day 3: You will use your new knife to carve a miniature caricature, the kind Denny is well known for. You will take home a tin can forge, a carving knife, and your carving. Beginners are welcome. Limited enrollment. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Denny Neubauer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $305
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Carve Two American Goldfinches
May 2-4, 2017 (9am–5pm) — You will carve and color two beautiful American Goldfinches, a male and a female. You can choose to mount your goldfinch couple together on a single driftwood or natural wood base or mount each separately. The bases can be either wall mounted or seated. Nick has been carving a wide array of charming songbirds for nearly 30 years, and teaching how to carve them for 8 years. He generally features carved eyes on his birds, but if you wish to use glass eyes, you will need to bring them. Nick will provide blanks, paint, brushes, and lots of carving tips. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Nick Scheuer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $295
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Intaglio Relief Carving
May 2-4, 2017 (9am–5pm) — Intaglio relief is carving an image into the wood’s surface leaving the outside perimeter to frame the carving. A rather ancient form of carving it has become very popular in recent years, partly due to Greg’s award-winning carvings and teaching engagements throughout the United States. He has developed a vast array of designs for you to choose from including realistic humans, flowers, western and religious motifs, fairies, dragons, buildings, and numerous very popular full-figure Santa patterns. You will be carving on bark-edged basswood boards measuring about 12”x14.” You will also be painting your work. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Greg Wirtz
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $290
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Whittle-Carving 101
May 2-4, 2017 (9am–5pm) — “Whittle-Carving” is shaping a hand-held piece of wood using only a knife. This class is for folks who have never picked up a knife and carvers who want to sharpen their knife handling skills. We will talk about wood, knives and tools, safety, and sharpening, before making basic knife cuts on practice sticks. These cuts will then be used to whittle a simple Snowman from a blank. Face carving will be introduced with students creating a face-carving stick. As skills develop and time permits, carvers will have a choice of whittling a “Skinny Santa” or another figure (painting will be discussed.) Materials include practice sticks and Snowman blank. Additional blanks may be purchased in class for $5. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Jim Hecker
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $280
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Carving Relief Scenes or Human Figures
May 2-4, 2017 (9am–5pm) — Carve a landscape relief scene or realistic human figure in the round. Best of Show award-winner in several major competitions, Dylan will guide you through the process of carving a country relief scene... a mountain cabin, a fish camp, or a country lane, the rough out will enable you to customize the scene to your tastes and skill level. You’ll learn about perspective, compression of depth, layering, and textures plus carving the intricate details that Dylan is known for. If human figures are your interest, Dylan will offer a 12” sea captain. You will learn to carve a realistic face, hands, wrinkles and folds in clothing. Safe efficient carving methods and how to sharpen carving tools will also be covered. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Dylan Goodson
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $270
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Enameling on Embossed Copper
May 6, 2017 (9am–4pm) — Create a round pin or pendant by cutting out richly patterned and grooved copper foil, forming it into a graceful dome, then coating it in layers of colored glass. You will also get a chance to try your hand at texturing copper using a rolling mill, and will complete at least one pin or pendant to take home. All materials and tools provided. Visit website


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

Beginner Level

Textures on Metal
May 7, 2017 (1–4pm) — Play with multiple ways to texture flat pieces of metal and in the process bring it to life! You will have choices. You may explore different texture options on multiple pieces of metal, using multiple types of equipment, and take these home for future creations. Or focus on one or two pieces and take home a pair of ear rings or a pendant. You will have access to a fully equipped studio with equipment ranging from hammers and punches to a rolling mill. So many fun and creative options! You will also learn how to clean and anneal your metal in preparation for texturing and how to apply a patina to a finished product. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Deb Donaghue
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $60
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Screenprinting onto Encaustic
May 12-14, 2017 (9am–5pm) — Silkscreen onto Encaustic is a process whereby images are screenprinted onto a wax based surface producing prints that have the luminosity of encaustic paintings while maintaining the graphic nature of screenprinting. The workshop will introduce and explore various approaches to combining screenprinting and encaustic, utilizing line and halftone photo-based imagery. The technical information will be presented through a hands-on approach with emphasis on achieving each individual artist’s aesthetic goals. Materials fee covers use of silk screens, photo emulsion, encaustic paint, pigment and blending sticks, inks, dyes, gesso, panels, transparency film and ink, and newsprint. No previous encaustic experience required - beginners welcome! Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Jeff Hirst
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $410
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Intermediate Level

Stone on Stone Pendant
May 19-21, 2017 (9am–4pm) — This will be a 3 day intensive class where you'll learn to set a stone on top of a stone, as well as tube setting and how to make a neck collar. Students need prior experience with silver soldering. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Jeff Fulkerson
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $450
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Pastel Portraits and Beyond
May 19-21, 2017 (9am–4pm) — Create a finished 11" x 14" pastel portrait of your favorite subject(s), human or animal, using French Soft Pastels. Work from multiple photographs as well as Plein-air or natural backgrounds to build a free-flowing portrait in a meaningful setting. Final portraits will capture not only the spirit of your subject, but will reflect the memories and love for a particular natural backdrop. We’ll discuss using color composition to evoke emotion and how to build a pastel portrait from a charcoal sketch, adding hard pastels, then finalizing with soft French pastels. You will make your portraits "sing" on the final day with the application of highlights and light effects particular to the mood of your piece. Visit website


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

Beginner Level

C.L.I.C.S iPhone Photo Class
May 20, 2017 (9am–5pm) — How to shoot and edit gallery quality iPhone photographs. From beginners to the most experienced shooters this class is eye opening. Carrying nothing but the iPhone camera, explore your creativity. This unique workshop explores the processes involved in finding your genuine photographic voice. Steve’s methodology (heavy on vision and light on equipment) frees you to delve deeper into the relationship between your camera, your subjects and yourself. Through visual exercises, lecture, and photo assignments Steve demystifies the art of seeing. Through discussions about composition, the emotions of color and the fundamentals of photographic seeing, Steve will deepen and expand your understanding of the visual language. Through visual exercises you will begin to find your unique photographic story telling gifts. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Steve Wewerka
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $225
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Advanced Level

Nature Journaling with Cynthia Quinn
May 20-21, 2017 (9:30am-4:30pm) — Combine your interests in art and nature by starting a sketchbook journal in this two-day workshop. Start with the basics of drawing fundamentals, then begin to explore using various media. Pen and ink, watercolor pencil, and watercolor techniques will be presented along with ways to incorporate words or poems, and decorative borders. Cynthia will present many examples from her journals, give brief demonstrations to generate ideas and will work one on one with students to assist as you get started. Cynthia has been teaching this popular class for a number of years to students of all levels of experience. Beginners are welcome. Visit website


Location: Prairie du Sac, WI
Instructor: Cynthia Quinn
Sponsor: River Arts, Inc.
Cost: $125
Email: Kristina Coopman
Phone: 608-643-5215

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

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Intermediate Level

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


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


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

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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


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

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Intermediate Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

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Intermediate Level

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


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

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Advanced Level

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


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

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


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

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Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

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


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

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Advanced Level

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


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

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

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


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

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


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

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Advanced Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

Beginner Level

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


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

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


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


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

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


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

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Lunch and a Lecture: Historical and Contemporary Practices in Ceramics
August 18, 2017 (12pm-1pm) — Ceramic traditions span the globe and encompass a world of artistic endeavor that continues today. This lecture will connect ceramic works from the ancient world to contemporary approaches to materials, decoration, and processes in the ceramic arts. This history explores the human impulse to create, decorate, and express cultural values visually and it remains as a record of a creative continuum. For many ceramic artists working today, the language of surface design and the history of material culture plays a role in meaning, as artists engage with contemporary culture, values, and ideas. Debbie Kupinsky is an artist and educator. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Sculpture at St. Norbert College and maintains a studio in Appleton, WI. Visit website


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

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Watercolor Basics with Cynthia Quinn
August 19-20, 2017 (9:30am-4:30pm) — This class will cover the following topics, time permitting and based on student interest: Pigment properties, Masking & lifting techniques, Color mixing using the color wheel, Brushwork & texture options, Wash & glazing techniques, Working from photos & from life, Making shadows. You can bring photos of things you’d like to paint, or actual objects. Cynthia Quinn has been painting in oils and watercolor for 25 years, and is a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. The reason she paints? She never tires of the challenges and how it develops awareness of the world around her. Visit website


Location: Prairie du Sac, WI
Instructor: Cynthia Quinn
Sponsor: River Arts, Inc.
Cost: $125
Email: Kristina Coopman
Phone: 608-643-5215

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Branch Out
August 21-25, 2017 — Trees have been an inspiration for centuries for artists, poets and storytellers. Celebrate their beauty and diversity by using trees as a basis for composition and design! During this week on Madeline Island you will discover the different shapes, patterns, lines, textures, colours and symbolism of trees while experimenting with design and composition. Various piecing and appliqué techniques will be discussed so you can begin a beautiful quilt top. Visit website


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

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Advanced Level

Oils: Plein Air from Dawn to Dusk
August 21-25, 2017 — Leon’s specialty is his ability to capture the brilliant color and light available during morning and evening, so students should be prepared for possible early morning and evening sessions to take advantage of Madeline Island’s unique light and colors available during these times. The basics of perspective and tone will be reviewed, along with the more subtle and interesting aspects of painting, such as composition and the effects of light, shadow and color that will bring your painting alive and create more wow factor. Visit website


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

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Painting the Figure from Photographs
August 21-25, 2017 — Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. In this class, Ted Nuttall demonstrates the techniques, and instills confidence so you can enjoy painting people. Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to interpret a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. In Ted’s daily demonstrations and presentations, he shares his personal approach to painting – plus he introduces the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills. Visit website


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

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Understanding the Figure through Clay
August 21-23, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists alike will learn simple and engaging techniques to quickly assess, interpret, and create expressive sculpture in this figure-based workshop. Through this process, you will expand your observational skills and improve your proficiency in capturing the figure in any media. Observing a live, nude model, you will work quickly through multiple sculptures focused on proportion, composition, and design. Demonstrations and exercises will fill each day with one-on-one discussions attuned to skill level, personal goals, and individual expectations. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Audry Cramblit, www.AudryC.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $455, Non-Members: $490
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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R&F Encaustic Comprehensive
August 22-25, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Instructor Sarah Rehmer presents this comprehensive workshop designed by R&F Handmade Paints to provide education in fundamental encaustic methods and show best studio practices. Artists from all backgrounds will find this workshop an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary using wax. Sarah will begin by presenting the history of the medium from ancient through contemporary times, giving context to the myriad of ways artists use encaustic. This workshop will alternate between demonstrations and individual work time. Demonstrations will cover health and safety, selecting proper grounds and supports, basic painting and layering techniques, and transition into more dynamic techniques. This workshop is excellent for both beginning and seasoned encaustic painters. All paints and raw materials will be supplied by R&F. Visit website


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

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Portrait Sculpture
August 24-25, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Gain invaluable insight and hone skills in observation, improving your understanding in identifying and capturing volume, form, and planes. These fundamentals of representing the human head will be emphasized and practiced before the refining of expression and gesture, resulting in portraits that are full of life. Working from a live model, you will focus on basic concepts of structure and anatomy. Discussions and demonstrations will address the use of specific tools and approaches to achieve accurate features and expressive gestures. You will create many quick sculptures, providing you with opportunities to practice these concepts. You can expect one-on-one feedback, tailored to your skill level, with the goal of advancing your proficiency in design and sculpting techniques. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Audry Cramblit, www.AudryC.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $355, Non-Members: $375
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Five-Day Plein Air Workshop
August 28 - September 1, 2017 — This plein air workshop is for painters working in oils, pastels and acrylics. Marc works in all three mediums on location and in the studio, and is happy to instruct artists in any of the three. You’ll leave the workshop having spent five days studying the basic elements of painting: Drawing, Value, Color, Edges and Design and Concept. You may not go home with paintings that need framing, but you will go home with a portfolio full of valuable exercises that you can refer back to as you move forward in your own painting process. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Seeking the Spontaneous in Watercolor
August 28 - September 1, 2017 — During this workshop you will explore the light and shade on waterscapes, landscapes, and street scenes on and around beautiful Madeline Island. There will be a focus on subjects containing movement, color and light with the emphasis on freeing up and building strength to the watercolor. Technique will be explored as will brush handling skills. It will suit the keen devotee of watercolor and those who wish to push on further. David's workshops are taught in a relaxed atmosphere and he encourages all who attend to stay positive and enjoy the journey in watercolor. Visit website


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

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From Watercolor to Quilt
August 28 - September 1, 2017 — Abstract watercolor paintings will be created the first day using 10 different painting techniques that will leave the student with many paintings to choose from. Techniques include, transparent layered shapes, resists, rubber cement drawing resist, washes, glazing, dropping in of colors, surface treatments using soap bubbles, rubbing alcohol and grids, etc. One painting will be chosen and cropped to find the most dynamic part. This will be drawn to make templates, then enlarged, and translated with fabrics into a quilt using Katie’s turned edge technique or the students preferred technique. When the quilt is done it will look like a watercolor painting! Visit website


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

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Between Jewelry and Sculpture: Wearable Art Forms
August 28-31, 2017 (9am-4pm) — While jewelry can be intimate in scale and material, it can also be a playground for sculptural forms for both wearable pieces or miniature objects. It has a rich history dating back to the 1930s, when jewelers began to blur the lines of these genres and design broaches, necklaces, rings, and bracelets that transcended the Victorian and Decorative art movements. Through guided exercises and innovative approaches to traditional metalworking techniques, you will create work that blends artist and jeweler mentalities. Emphasis will be placed on developing solutions to design challenges and defining individual concepts, along with proper use of tools and equipment. Learn a variety of skills to texture, shape, and fabricate metal into bold jewelry forms. This workshop does not require previous metalworking experience. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Linda Seebauer Hansen, www.LindaSeebauerHansen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $425, Non-Members: $460 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Personal Landscapes: From Photography to Pastel
August 28-30, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Painting primarily from photographic references poses unique opportunities and challenges. Gain insight into how to use your references to achieve a desired final result that communicates your unique, inspired vision. Working from existing and new original landscape photos, learn to maximize the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of this working process. Colette will share technical and conceptual knowledge through lectures, demonstrations, guided field work, and individualized instruction. Emphasis will be placed on the ways pastel can encourage creative development in your chosen imagery. This workshop is designed for students with experience in the medium. Visit website


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

Beginner Level

Sketching with Water-Soluble Materials
August 28-30, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, you will use a variety of drawing media to create dynamic, loose sketches for travel journals, value studies, and finished work. Learn to quickly and accurately capture your subject matter through the use of washes, layered colors, defined shapes and shadows, and depth cues. Maren will demonstrate techniques in handling water-soluble pencils, markers, and inks with an emphasis on experimental application. You will complete at least one sketch in each medium, as well as combine at least two media in a final piece. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Intuitive Approaches to Abstract Acrylics
August 31 - September 2, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Driven by risk-taking and chance, this workshop provides an opportunity to open up your practice and push yourself to experiment. Using large brushes and non-traditional mark-making tools, you will discover how to paint loosely, yet intuitively. This workshop will begin with several experimental challenges led by Karen to help you arrive at a new place in your work. You will apply that spontaneity to more developed works that you can take home and be proud of. A constructive critique will close the workshop. Visit website


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

Beginner Level

Introduction to Painting in Oil/Acrylic
August 31 - September 2, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Designed to introduce students to oil and acrylic painting methods, this comprehensive workshop will provide a framework in structural drawing, compositional strategies, color theory, and paint application. Through daily demonstrations, Christian will illustrate a variety of techniques and concepts, including structural drawing with an emphasis on types of line, composition, and perspective. Learn direct and indirect painting methods and their benefits in the field and studio, as well as color theory and mixing. There will be ample time to practice these techniques and discuss your progress with Christian individually and with your fellow students in group critiques. You can expect to create at least one finished painting. This workshop is open to novices in oil or acrylic paint. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level

Exploring Florals in Watercolor
September 6-8, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Experiment with a bright and rich spectrum of color as you create fresh and spontaneous floral paintings of flowing watercolor. The subject matter inspires a varied palette from which students will discover new approaches to the medium. This workshop will consist of daily demonstrations, individual painting time, and exercises focused on developing floral studies and skills in brush handling, color mixing, and the method of negative painting. You will gain inspiration from Bridget’s photos, still life setups, and the School’s surrounding gardens. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

From Story to Picture Book
September 7-9, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Explore the world of visual storytelling in this engaging workshop. Focusing on the relationship between word, image, pacing, format, and design, you will create a handbound picture book dummy based on a concept of your choosing. A variety of styles, materials, and techniques used in book illustration will be covered, as well as the children’s book publishing process. Laura will share her experience and techniques through discussion, demonstrations, exercises, and individualized feedback as you develop your ideas and put them on paper. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
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Photo + Encaustic Workshop
September 9-10, 2017 (9 am to 4 pm) — This workshop will focus on combining photography with encaustic painting techniques as an alternative way to present your photographically based works and give them a more painterly look and tactile feel. Over the course of the workshop we will explore different paper printing options for our photographs- from fine art papers, Asian paper and anything in between. From there we will take our photographic prints and embed them in the encaustic wax medium, which will allow us to paint over them, apply image transfers, color glazes and hand coloring techniques. You do not need prior experience working with encaustic paint, but general art making experience will be helpful. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $295
Email: Registrations
Phone: (608) 987-3292

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Fine Silver Clay Leaf Pendant
September 9, 2017 (9am-12pm) — This class is perfect for the beginner jewelry maker! Instructor Pam Ryan will walk you through how to mold, shape, fire, burnish, and polish silver from its raw state into a finished piece of jewelry. Each student will receive a sterling silver chain and will be able to wear the piece home at the end of the class. All materials and tools provided, no experience necessary! Visit website


Location: Prairie du Sac, WI
Instructor: Pam Ryan
Sponsor: River Arts, Inc.
Cost: $95
Email: Kristina Coopman
Phone: 608-643-5215

Intermediate Level

Controlling Color in Pastel
September 11-13, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Through value, saturation, and temperature, color has the capacity to define the presence of a painting. In this workshop, you will focus on learning to control all of these elements to create compositions that are dynamic and impactful. Gain confidence in your ability to identify these aspects of color and place them within your paintings. Workshop activities will include short demonstrations, color exercises, and the production of final pieces. Individualized feedback from Carol will be provided throughout the three days. Along with your supplies, please bring your own reference materials. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

"Lush and Lively Colored Pencil"
September 11-14, 2017 (9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.) — 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! Visit website


Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Cost: $285
Email: Kristy Kutch
Phone: 219-874-4688

Beginner Level
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The Figure in Pastels
September 11-15, 2017 — In Margaret’s workshops students are taught a traditional pastel painting technique. Working with clothed models, students will explore drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color and pastel application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow using Margaret’s easy step-by-step method. For those who are bewildered by color or are wanting to speed up and become less tight in their work, this is an excellent class to take. Students do not need prior pastel experience. Some drawing would be helpful, but not imperative. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Making the Best Portrait of Your Life
September 11-15, 2017 — Developing sensitivity, honing communication skills, and perfecting technical skills in order to create portraits that are deeply in tune with the human spirit is the goal of this workshop with acclaimed portrait photographer Paul Mobley. Participants have daily opportunities to practice their skills working first with experienced models and then with complete strangers. The ability to engage and build trust is the most important factor in portrait sessions, and Paul works individually with each participant to guide this process. By week’s end, participants have acquired the technical skills coupled with the ability to comfortably communicate and engage with a wide variety of people in order to collaborate on portraits from the soul. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Artists' Book and Bindings
September 13-16, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Artist books combine text, imagery, and sculpture; transforming an intangible idea into physical form. This workshop will lead you from simple folded and sewn pages to both multi-section books and more complex experimental structures. You will gain a solid foundation in traditional bookbinding using only hand tools. Each day you will explore one traditional and one modern book structure, emphasizing both craft and content. The final day will be reserved for refining technique and using your range of book models as a springboard to create a new, innovative structure. During this information-packed workshop, you will build the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to continue making books in your own studio. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Karen Hanmer, www.KarenHanmer.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $460, Non-Members: $495 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Photographing Door County's Night Sky
September 13-16, 2017 (1-4pm) — With low levels of light pollution, Door County is an excellent place to capture the night sky. The dark sky makes the stars bright and crisp, the Milky Way shimmer, and the Northern Lights dance. This workshop will introduce you to software, applications, and techniques that will improve your ability to capture the night sky. Before heading out on location, you will spend time in the studio with Dan as he shares his process. You will discuss best practices for capturing images using your DSLR, as well how to edit them with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. You will spend at least one night (weather and cloud dependent) on the beach at Newport State Park capturing a star trail and perhaps even the Northern Lights. Visit website


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

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Sterling Silver Leaf Print Ring
September 14, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover how to create unique natural patterns in sheets of sterling silver in this hands-on workshop. Learn techniques in fabrication and basic metalsmithing as you produce two rings from your patterned metal sheets. Using real leaves and the rolling mill, you will learn how to make an impression in sterling silver. Chris will discuss and demonstrate how to accurately measure and size a ring, as well as best practices in sawing, filing, shaping, oxidizing, and polishing. No experience is required. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Chris Mode, www.CreativeMode.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110, Non-Members: $120
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

The Alla Prima Portrait
September 14-16, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The objective of this workshop is to learn to make convincing, sensitive portraits through a coherent, analytical approach to painting. While focusing on fundamentals of portrait painting in oil, you will also learn to see and understand your subject matter through proportion, form, value, and color. Through demonstrations and one-on-one conversations, Philip will introduce a variety of topics, including creating a strong likeness with accurate drawing, value understanding based on light phenomena, color mixing, edge manipulation, and cranial structure. Using a simple step-by-step process, you will paint one six-hour portrait each of the three days. This workshop is designed for painters with some experience in oil paint, however artists with less experience who prefer to work in grisaille are encouraged to participate. Visit website


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

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Spinner Ring
September 15, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Produce a fun, interactive spinner ring in this one-day workshop. Working from raw materials, you will select metals, conceptualize the design, and fabricate a ring with up to three spinners that move freely within the piece. Throughout the workshop, Chris will discuss and demonstrate techniques, such as filing, sawing, ring sizing, polishing, oxidizing, and most importantly, tips for creating a spinner. No experience is required. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Chris Mode, www.CreativeMode.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110, Non-Members: $120
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Secret Sentiment Rings
September 16, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Design and fabricate two rings stamped with a saying, date, or word on the exterior or interior of the band. Learn how to successfully use metal stamps and produce letters and designs. Chris will demonstrate techniques for measuring and sizing rings, filing, sanding, oxidizing, shaping, soldering, and hammering, as well as discuss the metal stamping process. No experience is required. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Chris Mode, www.CreativeMode.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110, Non-Members: $120
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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From Earth to Sky: Drone Flight Aerial Filmmaking and Photography
September 18-22, 2017 — This hands-on workshop will teach flight fundamentals and operational best practices, as well as creative techniques. Successful completion of the workshop will mean each student is well prepared to take the Part 107 test, and has extensive knowledge of all aspects of drone flight. Highlights of the workshop include instilling a level of proficiency with drone flight operations, and assuring a safe foundation for long-term success. Teaching advanced operational skills, tuning and techniques for experienced pilots. Providing a comprehensive level of understanding of the complex factors that determine legal flight operations for the drone artist. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Abbe Lyle & Scott Strimple
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $995
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Capture the Fundamental Essence in Watercolor
September 18-22, 2017 — Fabio Cembranelli will guide you in developing loose and spontaneous watercolor techniques enhancing your own personal intuitive approach. Specific attention will be devoted to the following techniques: wet on wet, watercolor painting on damp paper, the importance of the white of the paper and how to save or restore it. How to enhance the focal point through composition rules, how to work fast and capture the essential, how to capture the freshness and beauty of flowers, light and shadow effects on windows, doors, gates and balconies. There will be daily demonstrations and critiques followed by individual attention for students. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level

Drawing by Subtraction
September 18-20, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, you will explore using your eraser as an art medium through the process of subtractive drawing. By stripping away colored pencil washes and marks from a drafting film surface, you will expose hidden layers of value and texture as you work to produce a colored pencil portrait. Through a series of instructor-led additive and subtractive exercises you will rediscover and use a range of tones to visually define objects, create contrast, and render the intricate details of light and shadow. This method of working will help you identify and recognize the full range of values in the environment, while exercising critical thinking skills. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Exploring Composition in Painting
September 18-20, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Whether painting en plein air or using a photo reference, two-dimensional design and composition are the underpinnings of any painting. This workshop will explore and strengthen your compositional strategies by helping you develop focal points and create movement. Through demonstrations, group discussions with visual references, and one-on-one instruction, Jacque will share how to develop an area of dominance, as well as secondary centers of interest to keep your viewers’ eyes moving around the painting. Group critiques in a relaxed and positive environment will close each day. This workshop is open to oil and acrylic painters of all levels. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level

Painting Outside the Lines
September 18-20, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Watercolor has the ability to convey fresh, spontaneous statements that allow both the artist and viewer to move from reality to abstraction and back again. This workshop will encourage students to create paintings that are bold and loose, yet rooted in the traditional design elements of value, color, form, and space. Each morning, Gordon will demonstrate watercolor painting techniques and discuss design philosophy. Afterward, you will have time to explore those concepts independently and discuss progress one-on-one with Gordon. A critique in a relaxed and positive environment will close the workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Gordon France, www.GordonFrance.net
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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The Art of Studio Painting from Photographs
September 21-23, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Motivated by gesture and expression, this workshop focuses on material, application, and composition. Using photographic references, you will break down each painting into manageable stages while implementing new techniques, identifying personal goals, and enjoying the process. Tom will demonstrate and guide you through a variety of concepts and techniques, as well as provide individualized instruction as you incorporate what you learn into your work. Using provided photo references, you will bring your work to the next level and begin in a new direction aligned with your artistic goals. This workshop is open to painters working in oil, pastel, or acrylic. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Tom Nachreiner, www.TomNachreiner.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $395, Non-Members: $430
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
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Colored Pencil: Design, Drama, Detail of Nature
September 25-26, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Whether a novice or veteran in colored pencil, discover and become proficient with layering techniques that allow you to capture drama and detail beyond what you thought possible of the medium. Examining the work of contemporary colored pencil artists, you will experiment with various stroke applications, produce a color match strip, and design and begin a final composition. Rhonda will provide individualized feedback throughout the workshop and boost your confidence in your ability to complete your work with excellence. Visit website


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

Beginner Level

Drawing for Dummies
September 25-28, 2017 (2-5pm) — 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 technique in 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 who want to hone their drawing skills. Let go of insecurities and preconceptions as you try new approaches to drawing in a relaxed, supportive setting. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Mynn Lanphier
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $205, Non-Members: $225
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Advanced Level

Plein Air Painters of America Master Workshops
September 25-29, 2017 — This unique experience allows students to study with two world-class artists in one week. Classes are designed to build on advanced concepts. Monday-Tuesday: first instructor Wednesday-Thursday: second instructor Friday: Paint-out and critique with third instructor. In the evenings enjoy gourmet dinners & wine followed by roundtable discussions. Classes will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Upon registering, students must select two instructors/classes and an alternative. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you will want to participate in with other painters of your caliber! Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Plein Air Painters of America
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $1,500
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Encaustic Collage and Assemblage
September 26-29, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Encaustic paints and medium are incredibly versatile as both a binder and sculpture material. In this workshop, you will look at various methods of using encaustic and other materials to create wall-based works with sculptural elements and dynamic surfaces. You will be encouraged to repurpose other materials and found objects in your works, pushing beyond just painting and into constructed narratives. This workshop will start with creating some of your own altered papers using wax and inks/watercolor, rust printing, and mark-making that you will combine in final works. You will be guided in ways to display works of this type, as well as shipping and packing tips for these surfaces. While experience with encaustic is not needed, general art making experience is helpful. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer, www.Rehmer-Studio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $445, Non-Members: $480 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Oil and Cold Wax Painting: Beneath the Surface
September 27-29, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover the many ways to integrate cold wax with oil paint in this multi-faceted workshop. Unlike encaustic, cold wax is used at room temperature to both extend the paint and serve as a medium. Learn to combine these media successfully, create surface and texture, and incorporate colored pencils and pigments. A series of short exercises throughout the workshop will help you consider new concepts and ideas that shape the outcome of your work. Experimental processes will generate ideas and discussion to encourage you to explore and work intuitively. Dianne will provide detailed demonstrations of techniques, presentations, and personalized feedback, along with group discussion. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Microfold Forming
September 29-30, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Learn how to use the microfold brake to produce repetitive folds in metal. Explore ways to manipulate metal to create variations in the corrugations. These pieces can be soldered into links or joined with other metal to create unique three-dimensional elements. These textures are enhanced when highlighted with patinas, and are also a great foundation for enamel or Keum-boo. Susan will guide you in creating an array of sample folds. These textures can be used as finished wearable forms or as decorative elements to integrate into larger pieces. She will also demonstrate several techniques in which to build three-dimensional hollow forms, including the hydraulic press and manual die forming. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Susan Richter-O'Connell
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $180, Non-Members: $200 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Unique Interpretations in Oil Pastel
October 2-4, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Oil pastels are pure pigments in a non-drying oil and wax binder, allowing for a wide array of techniques and applications, including layering, underpainting, sgraffito, and blending with solvents for a wash effect. This workshop offers an opportunity to develop your individual drawing and painting practice, as well as discover the compositional advantages of working with a limited palette. Throughout the workshop, George will demonstrate experimental methods and provide individualized instruction. A group discussion with constructive feedback from your peers will close each day. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Capturing Wildlife in Watercolor
October 2-4, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will provide a foundation in illustrating wildlife in watercolor from initial drawing through final washes. Learn how to render form and build color and value with confidence. Through lectures and demonstrations, Peggy will guide you through the process of drawing your image, mixing your palette, laying down transparent washes, removing and replacing imagery, pouring backgrounds, building up neutrals and color, and developing your composition. Animal and bird specimens will be provided by the Field Museum for reference, or you may bring your own images or sketches of natural subject matter. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level

Exploring Approaches to Abstract Painting
October 2-4, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Dedicated to abstract painting strategies, this workshop will explore composition, materiality, and expression. Focusing on the use of line, shape, and color, discover and enhance your ability to create images that are uniquely personal, fresh, and loose. In addition to demonstrations and discussions, Gail will lead you through a variety of exploratory challenges, including using both images and sound as reference material, brush handling exercises, and experimenting with combining media. Leave with new approaches and techniques to apply to your current practice. This workshop is open to watercolor and acrylic painters. Visit website


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

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The Modern Landscape
October 2-6, 2017 — The Modern Landscape workshop challenges students to remove the clutter, the obvious and the cliché from their landscapes to create memorable images with a distinct visual voice. By using negative space, scale and a restrained color palate, the modern landscape, abstracts the obvious, subtracts the unnecessary and leaves behind the scene in only its purest form. In addition to the fieldwork, the class will hone their skills in the digital darkroom and will focus on developing and establishing a singular voice. The group will leave at the end of the week confident to shoot, critique, edit and sequence their own photography in new ways. Visit website


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

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Make Your Mark: A Quilter’s Mark Making Study
October 2-6, 2017 — Piece, applique and stitch to design expressive abstract textures in quilts. Pam likes to think about mark making in cloth as adding visual interest and movement to abstract quilts. Explore well placed or random lines, triangles, squares and circles as marks. Combining influences from antique quilts to modern art and music, Pam will guide you to construct expressive quilts of your own. Fond of saying she is from the Liberated School of Design, Pam uses techniques inspired by Gwen Marston to teach a process of quilt design and sewing without the need for patterns or templates. Visit website


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

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The Autumn Landscape: Foliage and Rural Architecture
October 5-7, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The transition from green foliage to an explosion of color never ceases to be an amazing event. This workshop will focus on mindfully capturing the transformation of autumn, while exploring Door County’s preserved natural spaces and wild places in juxtaposition with agrarian and iconic buildings. Daily field trips, starting early, will take advantage of the natural elements in soft light. Sites will range from Sturgeon Bay to Washington and Rock Islands, including endless shoreline, open farmland, and dense forests; providing opportunities to document both the grand vistas and fine details. While in the field and studio, you will discuss the power of intention and purpose in your photographs through the use of composition, post-processing, and printing. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Capturing Fall Colors in Pastel
October 5-6, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Using trees as your subject matter, you will use pastels to depict the brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds in the autumn landscape. Discover colorful complements and use of simultaneous contrast to make colors pop. Learn how to identify values that exist within a single tree and how to apply pastels to depict volume. This workshop will consist of exercises, brief demonstrations, and individual instruction in developing sensitivity to color complements through layering, cross-hatching, stippling, and juxtaposing color blocks. The majority of the time will be spent indoors with time outside for observation. This workshop is open to both beginning and intermediate students, however some experience with pastels is helpful. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level

Navigating the Landscape: Essential Elements
October 5-7, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The landscape is layered with subject matter, providing a range of visually interesting items to investigate and capture. In this workshop, you will focus on some of the most common elements, discovering what is important about each, and practicing techniques to paint them with confidence. During the first two days of this workshop, Susan will introduce and demonstrate a variety of methods for painting particular elements of the landscape, such as skies and clouds, trees and shrubs, buildings, water and reflection, and the illusion of distance. With plenty of time to practice, you will apply these skills to a more developed painting from your own photographic reference on the final day. Susan will provide individualized feedback throughout the workshop. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level

Large Format Watercolors
October 5-7, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Challenge the notions of watercolor painting as you translate your skills from traditional- to large-scale. In this workshop, you will develop techniques, methods, and a workflow for approaching and completing what can be an intimidating project. Through a series of demonstrations and one-on-one conversations, Michael will share his methodologies, including preparation of surfaces, studio setup, selection of painting tools, and efficient painting techniques. In addition, there will be time each day to put these concepts into practice and experience the reward of laying down an eight-foot wash and watching it travel across the surface. Students should have an understanding of watercolor fundamentals and expect to expend some physical energy in this process. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Photo Encaustic and Door County's Landscape
October 9-12, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Combining photography with encaustic provides you with the opportunity to take your photographs to new dimensions and creative possibilities. This workshop will focus on both capturing the landscape through photographs, as well as using the encaustic process to add depth and mystery to your compositions. Clare will share and discuss the work of masters of encaustic, in areas of both photography and painting. You will then practice and experiment with the various techniques of the medium. Once you have a feel for the effects you would like to achieve, you will spend time shooting at various Door County sites. The remainder of the workshop will concentrate on using those images and developing methods and workflow specific to you. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Clare O'Neill, www.ClareONeill.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $475, Non-Members: $510 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level

Painting Autumn in Watercolor
October 9-11, 2017 (9am-12:30pm) — Explore watercolor’s ability to capture the rich autumnal landscape, including the magnificent color of trees, clouds, and the ever-changing skies. Learn how to build layers, use glazes, and let the white of your paper add dimension to your compositions. This morning workshop combines demonstrations, guided painting sessions, individual instruction, as well as the opportunity to work independently in the afternoons. Open to beginning students and above, some prior drawing experience is recommended to get the most out of this workshop. Visit website


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

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Intermediate Level

Capturing Door County's Architecture
October 10-12, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, you will learn how to capture the essence of Door County’s charming structures as you explore techniques in pen and ink, watercolor, and colored pencil. Combine these mediums in vibrant sketches while out in the field, weather permitting. Through demonstrations, handouts, and individualized feedback, Ann will share how to simplify perspective in the field, create sound compositions, add color, and make marks that add texture and interest to your sketches. There will be ample time to practice, ask questions, and share and critique work. Leave this workshop with a new way of working that is incredibly portable and rewarding. Visit website


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

Beginner Level

Intro to Zentangle: Focus through Creativity
October 14, 2017 (1-4pm) — The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. This is a fun class that requires no prior artistic training or ability. If you can hold a pen and draw simple shapes, you can learn the patterns used! Students will learn the steps in the Zentangle method, see a lot of examples, practice patterns, and take home finished Zentangle drawings. This dynamic mindfulness activity can help to reduce stress, increase focus and creativity. Join Tess Imobersteg, Certified Zentangle Instructor and co-founder of the Wisconsin Tangle Arts Coalition for this great introductory class! Visit website


Location: Prairie du Sac, WI
Instructor: Tess Imobersteg
Sponsor: River Arts, Inc.
Cost: $40
Email: Kristina Coopman
Phone: 608-643-5215

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Intermediate Level

Dive Into Color
October 16-18, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Rediscover fundamental color principles and learn new color relationships that will unite and enliven your work in this painting workshop. Expand your vocabulary as you work through basic color exercises to full color studies of still life arrangements. The stronger your skills are in the use and manipulation of color, the more impactful your final paintings will be. This workshop will begin with mixing paint and creating color charts to better understand color interaction, harmony, and discord. You will then move on to color temperature and scheme exercises with the still life, and finally on to paintings in full color. Instruction will include demonstration, group discussion, and individualized feedback. This workshop is designed for students with some oil painting experience. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level

Painting from Photo Reference
October 16-20, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Certain subjects are nearly impossible to paint from life, which leaves artists with only a photo reference from which to work. The emphasis of this workshop is to transform reference material into paintings that reflect your personal point of view as an artist. Through lectures, image presentations, demonstrations, and individualized feedback, Dawn will guide you through the process of how to use photographs as a reference, not as a manual. You will provide your own original reference material, print or digital, in the subject matter of your choosing, including people, landscapes, and/or interiors. Dawn’s technical instruction is primarily directed to oil painters, however acrylic painters who are proficient in the medium are welcome. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.DawnWhitelaw.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $570, Non-Members: $605
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Business Skills for Artists: Marketing
October 20, 2017 (1-3:30pm) — Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines. It has been taught at arts organizations, libraries, and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest. Define your product, discover your target audience, make decisions about how you sell your work, and identify a budget and strategy for your artistic business. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Anna Metcalfe, www.AnnaMetcalfe.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $30
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Business Skills for Artists: Pricing
October 20, 2017 (4-6:30pm) — Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines. It has been taught at arts organizations, libraries, and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest. Discover an analytical approach to defining key elements that will help you calculate the costs and prices of your art for a variety of markets. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Anna Metcalfe, www.AnnaMetcalfe.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $30
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Business Skills for Artists: Social Media Basics
October 21, 2017 (9am-11:30am) — Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines. It has been taught at arts organizations, libraries, and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest. Using Facebook and Twitter examples, learn core functionality, best practices, and exercises to help you build an online strategy for your artistic business. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Anna Metcalfe, www.AnnaMetcalfe.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $30
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Business Skills for Artists: Legal Considerations
October 21, 2017 (12pm-2:30pm) — Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines. It has been taught at arts organizations, libraries, and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest. Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics, and structuring your artistic business. Visit website