Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished painter, this is the painting class for you! For those of you who don’t know Kathy, she’s a gifted artist, but equally important to her students, she’s a patient, empowering instructor. You will learn a lot from her calm, skilled approach! Oil painters bring oil paints, no-odor turpentine and Liquin paint medium. Acrylic painters bring acrylic paints, acrylic gel medium. Everyone bring brushes, pallet knife and a canvas, board or whatever surface you wish to paint on. Bring images if you want them for reference. Register early, class size is limited to 8 students.
Instructor for Thursday classes: Kathleen Laybourn, MFA
Exploratory Painting - 4 week session
Wednesdays- Aug 16-Sept 6th 6-8 pm
Open to those learning to paint on their own and to those who have taken many classes in art and are looking to revisit painting in acrylic or oil. The class is to strengthen the students own vision and instill plenty of confidence to continue painting and learning long after the course is over. Assignments of the students choosing will be given, friendly critiques will follow, to help students grow and communicate their ideas and goals. Realism, abstraction, light sources, techniques, and perspectives will be addressed.
Instructor: Kim Halley
Exploratory Drawing - 4 week session
Wednesdays- July 12th - Aug 2nd 6-8:pm
Sept 20th - Oct 11th 6-8:pm
Open to those exploring drawing on their own, seeking guidance and to those taking various art classes. The goal of this class is to further the students vision, sight and confidence to continue drawing exploration long after the class is over. Self-chosen assignments will be given and discussed at the end of class, to help students grow their goals and ideas. Supplies: large drawing paper pad, pencils, charcoal products, graphite, Conte crayons( natural colors), of own choosing. Erasers, rag/paper towels. Can bring in object/photo they want to work on. Realism, abstraction, light sources, and perspectives can be addressed.
Whether you haven’t picked up a paint brush since you were a kid, or you’ve got all the basics down, the park is a perfect setting to further your skills. Pack your bug spray and if it rains, we’ll move indoors to Lemon Street Gallery. Jane has 50 years of painting experience in the world of graphic design and illustration and is proficient in watercolor, acrylic and oil. The supply list: several 7 x10 inch sheets of watercolor paper per class, 1 flat medium brush, 1 round medium brush, 1 round small brush, basic set of Prang watercolor paint, container for water, sponge, clip board or hard surface for painting and palette. There are picnic tables in the Park but students are welcome to bring alternative seating. If you are buying supplies for the first time, give us a call and we will steer you in the right direction.
Instructor: Jane Rae Brown
ART al a Carte!
Gather four to six of your friends for a private 3-hour class. Choose from stained glass, soap making, soaps fordogs, bath salts, soap felting, flirty flip-flops, clay pinch pots, or mosaic mirror. The cost is just $100 for up to 6 people plus a small materials fee. Classes are scheduled at your group's convenience. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262.605.4745 to make arrangements.
Handbuilding Class - 4 week session
Tuesdays- Sept 5th - 26th 6-8:30
During this 4 week session, students will learn basic hand-building techniques like coil, slab and pinch pots and how to create both
functional and sculptural masterpieces. Additionally, surface design and glaze interactions will be discovered. All clay required for this class is included. Learn the ins and outs of our open clay studio while gaining the confidence to work independently in an open studio environment.
Instructor: Betsy Davis
Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel
Monday & Wednesday July 24th (6-9pm) & 26th (6-8pm) FULL
Tuesday & Thursday July 25th (6-9pm) & 27th (6-8pm)
Monday & Wednesday Aug 21st (6-9pm) & 23rd (6-8pm)
Tuesday & Thursday Aug 22nd (6-9pm) & 24th (6-8pm)
Learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel in this introductory two session workshop. In the first class, students will learn the techniques of wedging, centering and opening a vessel. The second session students will learn to trim the vessel made in the first class. This workshop is designed to build confidence in students enabling them to work in the open clay studio independently. Class size is limited to 4 students so register early! Clay included in the tuition.
Instructor: Betsy Davis
Stained Glass Seminar
Sundays- June 18 9-1pm
July 16th 9-1pm
Aug 20th 9-1pm
Sept 17th 9-1pm
Oct 22nd 9-1pm
Wednesdays- June 14th 1-5pm
This hands-on class introduces students to copper-foil method (Tiffany style) stained glass craft by completing a small project. You will design a small sun-catcher, select and cut the glass, grind each piece, foil them and then solder the glass pieces together. The supply fee of $5. (paid to the instructor) covers all supplies needed.