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Young Artists ages 9-12: Around the Wheel in Four Days
July 25-28, 2016 (9am-12pm) — It’s a wheel-winded adventure as your spin your way to new skills on the potter’s wheel. Practice the techniques of centering, opening, and pulling clay into “walls” to create unique functional forms. In addition to learning basic throwing skills, learn how to pull handles for your mugs or add feet to your vessels. Turn your functional pieces of pottery into decorative masterpieces by adding texture and colorful underglazes. Your fired pieces will be ready for pickup four weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $15 fee. Visit website


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

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Young Artists ages 9-12: Wheel-Worthy Vessels
July 25-28, 2016 (1-4pm) — Wow your party guests when you serve candy from a bowl you threw on the potter’s wheel! Practice the techniques of centering, opening, and pulling clay into “walls” to create unique functional forms. In addition to learning basic throwing skills, explore how to pull handles for your mugs or add feet to your vessels. Turn your functional pieces of pottery into radiant masterpieces by adding texture and colorful underglazes. Your fired pieces will be ready for pick up four weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $15 fee. Visit website


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

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Young Artists ages 6-8: Mythical Clay Creatures
July 25-28, 2016 (1-4pm) — Swim among the mermaids, fly on the wings of dragons, and make friends with many other imaginary creatures when you explore the endless possibilities of clay. Delight your family with mythical clay creatures as you learn a wide range of ceramic techniques. First, read about different wild things around the world and be inspired to sketch your own versions of these unique animals. Then, bring your drawings to life by pinching, rolling, and using slab construction to create multiple three-dimensional beasts. Discover how to apply texture and brightly colored underglazes to add the finishing touches. Your fired pieces will be ready for pickup four weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $15 fee. Visit website


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

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Young Artists ages 3½-5: Sculpted Play
July 25-28, 2016 (9am-12pm) — Are you an adventurous artist who enjoys combining multiple art materials? Then this is the class for you! Play with purpose by using unusual materials as you explore the importance of shape and form. Using your three-dimensional skills, create wow-worthy sculptures including clay portraits, wood castles, and wire “drawings.” See what you can create with handfuls of clay, pieces of wood, and a ball of wire - the possibilities in the world of sculpture are endless! Visit website


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

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Handbuilding Vases, Teapots and Plates
August 1-4, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Practice and master fundamental skills, such as pinch, coil, and slab techniques, in this clay handbuilding workshop. With a focus on form and surface decoration, learn how to create beautiful designs using dynamic color relationships unique to Nancy’s practice. Expand the impact of your work by learning techniques that enhance both the form and surface of an object. Join Nancy as she shares how to build a variety of vessels, including vases, cups, teapots, and plates, as well as how to apply low fire slips and underglazes for color, imagery, and pattern. Whether you are a novice or experienced handbuilder, this workshop is geared to meet and develop your skills. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Nancy Gardner, www.NancyGardnerCeramics.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $460, Non-Members: $490
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Young Artists ages 3½-5: Ceramic Creation Station
August 8-11, 2016 (9am-12pm) — Put on your creativity cap and get ready for a week full of clay exploration. Learn basic clay techniques like rolling, pinching, and coiling to turn your ideas into three-dimensional treasures. Make new discoveries in applying texture and decorations to your pieces. Explore the possibilities of hand building clay to create a tea set for two, your favorite animals, and even musical instruments! Take home multiple functional and decorative pieces of pottery you can enjoy every day. Visit website


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

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Young Artists ages 9-12: Wheel Basics and Beyond
August 8-11, 2016 (9am-12pm) — From plates to sculptures, bowls to mugs, there is something for everyone to create when throwing pottery on a wheel. Learn both the techniques and helpful tips of mastering the potter’s wheel through Lucy’s daily demonstrations. Practice the techniques of centering, opening, and pulling clay into “walls” to create unique forms. The possibilities are endless in the world of ceramics! Your fired pieces will be ready for pickup four weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $15 fee. Visit website


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

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Conquering the Wheel (ages 13-17)
August 8-11, 2016 (1-4pm) — In this intensive ceramic workshop, learn the techniques of successful potters. Build, throw, and sculpt multiple pieces of pottery throughout the week. Work toward mastering the potter’s wheel through Lucy’s daily demonstrations, which focus on the correct use of ceramic tools and creating functional forms. Decorate your pieces with textures, patterns, and colorful underglazes to transform them into vibrant masterpieces. Your fired pieces will be ready to pick up four weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $15 fee. Visit website


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

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Young Artists ages 6-8: How Does Your Clay Garden Grow?
August 8-11, 2016 (1-4pm) — Plant the seeds of ceramic knowledge and watch your clay garden grow into pieces of beautiful pottery. Use easy to follow, step-by-step basic pottery techniques to create hand-built pieces inspired by the natural beauty of Door County. Form fanciful flowerpots and vases with texture, as well as self-portrait tiles, and more. See your skills blossom into those of a successful young potter. Your fired pieces will be ready for pickup four weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $15 fee. Visit website


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

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Community Open Studios
Thru April (Tuesday-Saturday) — Make room for your creativity this winter. This is the time we open our light-filled, generously appointed studios to individuals and groups in search of a space for self-directed creativity. Some groups have even made it an annual tradition! You're free to utilize special equipment like potter's wheels, jewelry torches, an etching press, or substantial easels for large-scale work. If you have special equipment or studio needs, please let us know ahead of time. Shared studio space is available for rent Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy the luxury of an expansive workspace without having to set up or take down your materials during the continuous length of your rental. Other amenities include unlimited complementary hot coffee in our Guenzel Gallery and full kitchen privileges. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $15 per day, $65 for 5 days, $120 for 10 days
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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