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Workshops

Fused Glass Workshops

Fused Glass Garden Stake

Fused Glass Garden Stake

Thursday, May 23  |  6:00pm – 8:30pm  |  Instructor: Jayne Herring  | **Sold Out**  |  Join Waitlist

Design and craft your own vibrant fused glass garden stake to add a touch of elegance and color to your outdoor space. All supplies included in workshop price.

Fused Glass Jewelry

Fused Glass Jewelry

Thursday, June 13  |  6:00pm – 8:30pm  |  Instructor: Jayne Herring  |  $52 ($65 non-member)  | Register Here

Discover the magic of fused glass as you design and create unique pieces that reflect your style and personality. All supplies included in workshop price. 

Fused Glass Night Lights

Fused Glass 2 Night Lights

Thursday, July 11  |  6:00pm – 8:30pm  |  Instructor: Jayne Herring  |  $52 ($65 non-member)  |  Register Here

Light up your favorite room with a unique piece of fused glass art of your own creation. All supplies included in workshop price. 

Fused Glass Sun Catcher

Fused Glass Sun Catcher

Thursday, August 15  |  6:00pm – 8:30pm  |  Instructor: Jayne Herring  |  $52 ($65 non-member)  |  Register Here

Step into the shimmering realm of fused glass and create your own sun catcher. All supplies included in workshop price. 

Painting Workshops

Summer Watercolor

Summer Watercolor Techniques

Mondays, July 8 – August 12 (located at KPM)  |  10:30am – 1:30pm  |  Instructor: Barbara Farrell  |  $100 ($125 non-members)  |  Register Here

Designed for painters of all skill levels. Each of the four sessions will begin with a demonstration showcasing a technique of the day. Students are instructed on color mixing, application and removal, brush strokes, and instruction on the various papers and mediums in a relaxed environment devoted to the students’ personal styles. Subjects include landscapes and still life. A supply list will be sent to students when they sign up.

Fall Watercolor

Fall Watercolor Techniques

Mondays, September 23 – October 28 (located at KPM)  |  10:30am – 1:30pm  |  Instructor: Barbara Farrell  |  Register Here

Designed for painters of all skill levels. Each of the four sessions will begin with a demonstration showcasing a technique of the day. Students are instructed on color mixing, application and removal, brush strokes, and instruction on the various papers and mediums in a relaxed environment devoted to the students’ personal styles. Subjects include landscapes and still life. A supply list will be sent to students when they sign up.

Spring Acrylic II

Spring Acrylic Painting: Beginners and Beyond II

Saturdays, June 8 – June 29  |  10:30am – 12:30pm  |  Instructor: Kathy Laybourn  |  $76 ($95 non-members)  |  Register Here

Be enchanted with texture and color in acrylic paint! Students will learn how to construct a painting by determining basic composition, blocking in the underlying dark, middle, and light values, and layering color. Students will work from an image of an impressionist painting. This class is perfect for those who are beginners or have previous experience and want to expand their skills in acrylics. A supply list will be sent to students when they sign up. 

Summer Acrylic

Summer Acrylic Painting Beginner and Beyond

Saturdays, July 20 – August 10 |  10:30am – 12:30pm  |  Instructor: Kathy Laybourn  |  $76 ($95 non-members)  |  Register Here

Be enchanted with texture and color in acrylic paint! Students will learn how to construct a painting by determining basic composition, blocking in the underlying dark, middle, and light values, and layering color. Students will work from an image of an impressionist painting. This class is perfect for those who are beginners or have previous experience and want to expand their skills in acrylics. A supply list will be sent to students when they sign up. 

Fall Acrylic

Fall Acrylic Painting Beginner and Beyond

Saturdays, September 7 – 28  |  10:30am – 12:30pm  |  Instructor: Kathy Laybourn  |  $76 ($95 non-members)  |  Register Here

Be enchanted with texture and color in acrylic paint! Students will learn how to construct a painting by determining basic composition, blocking in the underlying dark, middle, and light values, and layering color. Students will work from an image of an impressionist painting. This class is perfect for those who are beginners or have previous experience and want to expand their skills in acrylics. A supply list will be sent to students when they sign up. 

Encaustic

Encaustic Painting

Saturday, August 17 (Rain Date August 24)  |  10:30am – 12:30pm  |  Instructor: Kathy Laybourn  |  $76 ($95 non-member)  |  Register Here

Have you ever made art by experimenting with melting crayons when you were a kid? This workshop is designed for anyone who would like to be introduced to the “cold wax” encaustic method. Students will learn to add a soft, beeswax mix into oil paint which is applied to an encaustic board and melted with a heat gun. Successive layers of paint can be built up and mixed media elements can also be added to the layers to create both representational and abstract pieces of art.

Fiber Arts Workshops

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments in July

Saturday, July 20  |  10:30am – 2:30pm |  Instructor: Beth Dugan  |  $52 ($65 non-member)  |  Register Here

Have fun with embroidering on felt. Students will learn basic embroidery stitches, including straight stitch, stem stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, fishbone, and French knots. This class is perfect for anyone curious about basic embroidery stitches. Recommended for age 12 and up. Bring your own lunch or snacks as this class is 4 hours. All materials are provided.

Embroidered Lavender Pillow

Embroidered Lavender Pillow Buddy

Saturdays, September 21 and 28  |  10:30am – 2:30pm  |  Instructor: Begh Dugan  |  $76 ($92 for non-member)  |  Register Here

Have fun making a small embroidered pillow filled with rice and lavender. This class is for people wanting to learn basic embroidery stitches or expand their repertoire. We will explore straight, outline, stem, split, stitches, French knots, satin stitches, and buttonhole circles. using a Scandinavian bird design, we will discuss how to start and layer the stitches. When finished, you will have a small heat pillow with a wonderful scent. Recommended for age 12 and up.

Mini Wet Felted Pumpkins

Mini Wet Felted Pumpkins

Saturday, October 12  |  10:00am – 12:00pm  |  Instructor: Tiffany Knopow, MFA  |  $44 ($55 for non-member)  |  Register Here

Learn the basics of wet felting wool fibers in this fun and easy class! Each participant will get to make at least 3 pint-sized pumpkins perfect for fall decor! No experience is needed. All materials are provided.

Basket Workshops

Patriotic Basket

Patriotic Twill Round Basket

Saturday, June 8 (held at CWM) |  10:00am – 4:00pm  |  Instructor: Sandy Bulgrin  |  $76 ($92 for non-member)  |  Register Here

Students will start with dyed spokes. Sections of alternating red and natural, with a section of all blue spokes that are inserted in the 8” wood base. The sides are then woven with a continuous weave with flat oval natural reed. The basket is then finished off with students’ choice of lashing with waxed linen or natural reed. All supplies included in workshop price.

Basket measures: About 8 1/2” in diameter and about 4” tall.

Beautiful Lined Basket

Beautiful Lined Basket

Saturday, September 14  (held at KPM) |  10:00am – 4:00pm  |  Instructor: Sandy Bulgrin  |  $76 ($92 non-member)  |  Register Here

This basket starts on an oval wood base and is woven to about 11” high. Using natural and dyed reed students will weave this basket to fit a plastic liner. A great basket for bedroom, bath or office. Students will have some dyed reed choices to match their decor. All supplies included in workshop price. 

Printmaking Workshops

Tea Towels

Leaf Printed Tea Towels

Saturday, June 29  |  10:30am – 12:30pm  |  Instructor: Tiffany Knopow  |  $40 ($50 non-members)  |  Register Here

Make your mark on some tea towels with this creative printing process.  Learn some tips and tricks for printing leaves on paper and on two tea dyed tea towels. These towels make great hostess gifts or lovely gifts for yourself!  If you are a gardener, please bring in a few leaves to print from your garden.  If not, we will have plenty of leaves to choose from.  All supplies included in the workshop price. 

Hapazomes

Flower Pounding (Hapazomes)

Saturday, July 13  |  2:30pm – 4:30pm  |  Instructor: Tiffany Knopow, MFA  |  $44 ($55 non-member)  |  Register Here

Use the beauty of nature to make these special prints. Hapazomes are prints made directly from the natural pigments in the flowers and leaves. Students will create at least 2 prints that will be ready to frame using this fun technique.

Printmaking Primer

Printmaking Primer

Saturdays, July 13 – 27  |  10:30am – 1:30pm  |  Instructor: Lisa Bigalke, MFA  |  $88 ($110 non-member)  |  Register Here

This workshop will be held at the Civil War Museum.

Discover the magic of printmaking in this three-part workshop. Dive into relief, intaglio, and monoprints, using unique techniques in each session. From carving intricate designs to embracing spontaneity, cultivate your creativity and expand your skill set. Perfect for beginners to printmaking. All supplies included in workshop price. 

Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes (Printing with the Sun)

Saturday, August 17  |  10:00am – 12:00pm  |  Instructor: Tiffany Knopow, MFA  |  $44 ($55 non-member)  |  Register Here

Use the sun to make beautiful cyanotypes and photograms (sun prints) of three-dimensional objects on paper. The result is a beautiful silhouette of the object placed on the photosensitive paper. We will start off using nature as our inspiration (leaves, twigs, flowers) but you are welcome to bring items to experiment with. (If the sun does not cooperate, we will use a special light indoors).

Tai Chi Workshops

Tai Chi Bodybuilding

Tai Chi for Bodybuilding

Saturday, June 22  |  8:30am – 10:00am  |  Instructor: Sharry Flaherty  |  $12 ($15 non-member)  |  Register Here

It’s not what you may think! Ancient Chinese practitioners closely observe the natural world, realizing that the movements of creatures in the animal world are far more efficient than those of us humans. Join this 1 1/2 hour demonstration and interactive workshop to learn about some of the practices the ancients developed to help the human body relearn how to move, resulting in improved health, longevity, and self-defense.

Tai Chi

Morning Tai Chi on the Mezzanine – Summer Session

Mondays, August 5 – September 16  (no class on Labor Day)  |  9:00am – 10:00am  |  Instructor: Sharry Flaherty  |  $52 ($65 non-members)  |  Register Here

Enjoy the spaces of the museum as you practice the gentle movements of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a slow-moving mind and body exercise, patterned after movements in nature. This class will cover some of the fundamental principles and exercises of Tai Chi, focusing on balance, breathing, and movement, while relaxing the body and. mind. No experience necessary, wear comfortable clothing for low-impact exercise.

Tai Chi Fall

Morning Tai Chi on the Mezzanine – Fall Session

Mondays, October 14 – November 18  |  9:00am – 10:00am  |  Instructor: Sharry Flaherty  |  $52 ($65 for non-member)  |  Register Here

Enjoy the spaces of the museum as you practice the gentle movements of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a slow-moving mind and body exercise, patterned after movements in nature. This class will cover some of the fundamental principles and exercises of Tai Chi, focusing on balance, breathing, and movement, while relaxing the body and. mind. No experience necessary, wear comfortable clothing for low-impact exercise.

Family Workshops


Mother’s Day Allium Pom Pom Pot: Caregiver and Child Class

Saturday, May 11  |  10:30am – 12:00pm |  Instructor: Tiffany Knopow  |  $24 includes one adult and one child, $8 per additional ticket ($30 and $10 for non-members)  |  Register Here

Create this fabulous floral arrangement with your kiddo for a special mom or grandma in your family. This project will focus on how to make different size pom poms to create the blossoms of the allium plant. With a few other additions to your plant, you can make a faux flower that a mom or grandma would love as a gift! All supplies are included, no experience necessary.

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Holiday Workshops


Holiday Paint and Sip: Christmas Still Life

Thursday, December 14  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Instructor: Kathy Layborn  |  $40 ($50 non-members)  |  Register Here

Students will work from a festive still-life of packages, bows, and oversized ornaments to finish a painting in this light-hearted class. Add sparkling snowflakes to finish your artwork. No prior painting experience is necessary. All materials provided.

 


Candy House Family Workshop

Saturday, December 16  |  Instructor: Nick Wiersum  |  $10 per person  |  Session 1: 10:00am – 12:00pm  **Sold Out** |  Session 2: 1:00pm – 3:00pm   Register Here

Spend part of your holiday season with your inner child and create a house good enough to eat! Using graham crackers, pretzel rods, cookies, frosting, candy, and your imagination, design and construct a fantasy house fit for Hansel and Gretel. All supplies included.

Children must be accompanied by a registered adult throughout the duration of the workshop. 

 


New Years Kids Camp

Thursday, December 28  |  10:00am – 12:00pm  |  Ages: 5-10 years old  |  $20 ($25 non-member)  |  Register Here

Learn about New Years traditions from around the world at this one-day camp! Participate in games and make crafts to get you and your family ready to ring in 2024.

Cancellations and Refunds

A full refund will be issued if the Kenosha Public Museum, Dinosaur Discovery Museum, or Civil War Museum cancels a workshop or camp.

All refunds requested within 72 hours of the program are subject to a $10 processing fee.

No refunds are offered on or after the day a workshop or camp begins.

Class cancellations can happen if enrollment minimums are not met two days prior to the event. You will be contacted via phone or email if your event is canceled.

If unforeseen circumstances (i.e. weather, power outages, instructor illness) occur within 72 hours of the workshop or camp and the program must be canceled, the museum will do its best to reschedule or provide a voucher to take a program of a similar or same cost.

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