Kenosha Public Museum

Fused Glass Workshops

Fused Glass Ornaments and Jewelry

Fused Glass Ornaments or Jewelry

Thursday, November 16  |  6:00pm – 8:30pm  |  Instructor: Jayne Herring  |  $52 ($65 non-members)  |  Register Here

Make a stunning set of fused glass jewelry or holiday ornaments for yourself or as a gift. All supplies are included in the workshop price. 

Fused Glass Fluted Dish

Fused Glass Fluted Dish

Thursday, December 7  |  6:00pm – 8:30pm  |  Instructor: Jayne Herring  |  $52 ($65 non-members)  |  Register Here

Create a one-of-a-kind dish for jewelry, spare change, or just for decoration. All supplies are included in the workshop price. 

Painting Workshops

Fall Watercolor 2

Fall Watercolor Techniques II

Mondays, November 27 – December 18  |  10:30am – 1:30pm  |  Instructor: Barbara Farrell  |  $72 ($90 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.

Basket Workshops

Holiday Basket

Holiday Basket

Saturday, December 9  |  10:00am – 2:00pm  |  Instructor: Sandy Bulgrin  |  $60 ($75 non-members)  |  Register Here

This cute holiday basket will look perfect sitting on a table with an arrangement or with some scented pine cones. using a “D” students will twine the bottom of the basket the sides are woven with with natural reed. We finish off the basket with red and green looped round reed through the weaving and braid off the top. Basket measures 6″ x about 4″ not including handle. All supplies are included in the workshop price. 

Miscellaneous Workshops

Upcycled Jewelry

Upcycled Jewelry using Plastics

Wednesday, November 15 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Instructor: Tiffany Knopow, MFA  |  $40 ($50 non-members)  |  Register Here

Transform plastics headed for the landfill into beautiful and unique statement pieces of jewelry in this 3D workshop. Held in conjunction with Planet or Plastic? exhibition.


Shibori Furoshiki: Japanese Reusable Wrapping “Paper”

Friday, December 1 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Instructor: Tiffany Knopow, MFA  |  $52 ($65 non-members)  |  Register Here

Did you know that most wrapping paper is coated in plastic which makes it impossible to recycle? Furoshiki is cloth used to wrap gifts in Japan and is both reusable and beautiful. This fabric can be used to tie packages to put under your tree without sacrificing that festive spirit. Shibori dying is traditionally an indigo dye technique used in Japan. Other colors will be available so you can customize your furoshiki. Students will be provided two squares of fabric to practice the techniques and can bring their own pre-cut fabric (must be lighter in color and 100% cotton) to dye as well. Held in conjunction with Planet or Plastic? exhibition.

Holiday Workshops

Block Printed Holiday Cards

Saturday, November 18  |  1:00pm – 4:00pm  |  Instructor: Anna Wolff  |  $40 ($50 non-members)  |  Class Full

Create a printing block using carving tools and the reductive process to make several unique holiday cards. After you create your block, use ink and the printing press to print several full-color designs. All supplies included.

Holiday Planter

Thursday, November 30  |  6:30pm – 8:30pm  |  Instructor: Beth Dankert  |  $60 ($75 non-members)  |  Register Here

Get into the holiday spirit by creating an outdoor holiday planter. Beth will have all the greens, bows, and planters you’ll need to create this lovely outdoor arrangement. Please bring your own gloves and clippers to class.


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  Register Here  |  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.


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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