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Friends of the Museums members receive a 20% discount on all workshops!  Not a member yet?  Join here today!

 

Acrylic Painting: Beginners and Beyond I

Saturdays, January 14 – February 4  |  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 provided.

 

 

Fused Glass: Wine Bottle Wrap

Thursday, January 19  |  6:00pm – 8:30pm  |  Instructor: Jayne Herring  |  $52 ($65 non-members)  |  Register Here

Create a fused glass panel that, along with decorative glass gems and wire, will be glued onto the bottle.  All supplies included in the workshop price.

 

 

Heart Shaped Basket

Saturday, January 21  |  10:00am – 3:00pm  |  Instructor:  Sandy Bulgrin  |  $56 ($70 non-members)  |  Register Here

Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Make a large heart shaped basket that can sit on a table or hang on the wall. There are a variety of accent colors to choose from.  All supplies included in the workshop price.

 

 

Morning Tai Chi on the Mezzanine

Mondays, January 23 – February 27  |  9:00am – 10:00am  |  Istructor Ruth McGee  |  $52 ($65 non-members)  |  Register Here

Enjoy the sunshine over the lake as you practice the gentle movements of Tai Chi from the warmth of the museum’s mezzanine. 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.

 

 

PUBLIC Education – Frank Lloyd Wright: The Wisconsin Architect

Tuesday, January 24  |  5:30pm – 6:30pm  |  Location: PUBLIC Craft Brewing  |  $12 ($15 non-members)  |  Register Here

The iconic prairie-style architect was known to be both a genius and an egomaniac. Grab a beer (first one is on us!) and enjoy learning what made him so unique, both as an artist and as a person. Even at 5 ft 7, he was larger than life!

 

 

Wet Felted Soap

Wednesday, January 25  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Instructor: Tiffany Knopow  |  $44 ($55 non-members)  |  Register Here

Complete the winter hygge and cover your soap in a warm wooly sweater! Learn the basics of wet felting while making two bars of soap for a cute gift or a lovely addition to your powder room. No experience necessary. All supplies included in the workshop price.

 

 

Watercolor Techniques

Mondays, February 6 – March 13  |  10:30am – 1:30pm  |  Instructor: Barbara Farrell  |  $100 ($125 non-members)  |  Register Here

For students of all skill levels.  Each of the six sessions will begin with a demonstration showcasing a technique of the day, including mixing, application and removal, brush strokes, and various mediums. This is a relaxed environment devoted to all students’ personal styles. Subjects include landscapes and still life.

 

 

Embroidered Heart Necklace

Saturday, February 11  |  10:30am – 12:30pm  |  Instructor: Tiffany Knopow  |  $40 ($50 non-members)  |  Register Here

Learn a few different embroidery stitches as you make a miniature embroidery hoop necklace with your favorite heart inside. A perfect gift for your Valentine!  No experience needed.  All supplies included in the workshop price.

 

 

 

Acrylic Painting: Beginners and Beyond II

Saturdays, February 18 – March 11  |  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 provided.

 

 

PUBLIC Education – Land Before Time (& Scientific Accuracy)

Tuesday, February 21  |  5:30pm – 6:30pm  |  Location: PUBLIC Craft Brewing  |  $12 ($15 non-members)  |  Register Here

The movie that sparked the imagination of generations of children was, SURPRISE, tragically inaccurate! Grab a beer (first one is on us) and join Dinosaur Discovery Museum curator Nick Wiersum as he tears apart this beloved children’s classic. Were tree stars really a thing? Did Littlefoot even exist? Find out the answers to these and other questions as we go on an educational journey to… The Land Before Time.

 

 

Fused Glass: Four-Sided Candle Holder or Two-Sided Lantern

Thursday, February 23  |  6:00pm – 8:30pm  |  Instructor: Jayne Herring  |  $52 ($65 non-members)  |  Register Here

Select from two projects to create a one-of-a-kind item to light up your decor.  All supplies included in the workshop price.

 

 

 

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.