Cathy Meader - Watercolor Workshop
Jun
4
to Jun 8

Cathy Meader - Watercolor Workshop

Let's just get together and paint! Watercolor is exciting and spontaneous. Sometimes the "happy accidents" make the most interesting painting This class will help both beginner and experienced artist develop a passion for watercolor while learning new techniques and overcoming challenges. Come paint with me here on Washington Island where there is an abundance of fascinating subject matter and a relaxed "Island-tme" attitude.

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Barbara Mathews - "Color and Shapes" Watercolor Workshop
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Barbara Mathews - "Color and Shapes" Watercolor Workshop

Washington Island is one of my favorite places to paint! The beauty of the island from Lake Michigan, to lavender fields, to rusty farm equipment, and old buildings, makes this a wonderful appetite for your senses. Color is a vibration of light: it affects not only our eyes, but our hearts. If we understand how color works and how our emotions respond to color, we’ll take giant steps toward creating paintings that are alive with personality as well as light. Our brain responds to shapes. Our brain finishes lines that are not really there. Using abstract shapes to create realistic objects is creative and interesting. This class will address both shapes and color and you will have plenty of painting time. The idea is to capture the beauty of the island in a whole new way.

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Cindy Bowen - “Discovering Mixed Media”
Jun
23
to Jun 25

Cindy Bowen - “Discovering Mixed Media”

We will create one or two mixed media paintings using acrylic paint and lots of other ephemera. We will use textured papers, fabrics, found objects, tissue paper, maps as well as our own personal treasures to create a unique piece of art (or two). The painting will then be covered in shiny resin that you will learn how to pour and apply.  I hope you will find that this art form is freeing and fun and allows for lots of personal exploration.  A supply fee is included in the workshop cost.   An additional supply list will be sent to participants who want to bring extra materials for their work.

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Patti Cauldwell - "The Sketchbook: Explorations in Creativity"
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Patti Cauldwell - "The Sketchbook: Explorations in Creativity"

An artist’s sketchbook creates a safe place to explore and expand our expressions without the concerns of a final product. This workshop will include exercises in:  the art of noticing, exploring mixed media, blending words and images, and revisiting our personal themes. This workshop is great for those who might want to jumpstart their creative spirit and embrace joy and meaning in their artistic journey. A sketchbook will be provided.  

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Fall Open Workshop
Oct
1
to Oct 5

Fall Open Workshop

We will be returning to the Art & Nature Center for the Fall Open this year. The excellent light and more heaters in the ANC will help get our creative juices flowing during this inspiring time of year.

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WIAA Winter Show
Jan
1
to Jan 31

WIAA Winter Show

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUDC) will sponsor the fifth WIAA exhibit in January 2019. This gallery is in Ephraim and gives members a chance to exhibit their work off Island.

At the end of the summer, drop-off your artwork with Cathy Meader or Pat Wright to be part of the WIAA show.

Please check back for specific dates.

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Dian Johnson - Watercolor Workshop
May
7
to May 11

Dian Johnson - Watercolor Workshop

Spring on Washington Island is just around the corner, and it’s time to think about gathering with fellow artists and friends to paint, expand our artistic talents, and just have fun.  This workshop will deal with the basics of design, composition, value and color.  We’ll have a few warm-up exercises to get us started.  I will provide some reference materials as well as drawings for you to use, but you are also invited to bring whatever subject references you want to paint. There will be daily demonstrations for both the class as well as the individual artists.  Together we can help and grow artistically with each other; the class lessons are designed to bring out the best of the artist within you.

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Cathy Meader - "Come Draw With Me" Beginner Drawing
May
5
to May 6

Cathy Meader - "Come Draw With Me" Beginner Drawing

This is your opportunity to rid yourself of drawing anxieties and frustrations and improve your ability to just draw. Let yourself go through several beginning drawing techniques and skills taught in the relaxed setting of beautiful Washington Island. Begin to really see what you are drawing with a series of exercises to learn to look in different ways. Materials will be provided.  If you wish to bring your own supplies feel free to do that. Also bring a sketchbook for some plein air sketching as time permits.

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Fall Open Workshop
Oct
1
to Oct 5

Fall Open Workshop

We will be returning to the Art & Nature Center for the Fall Open this year. The excellent light and more heaters in the ANC will help get our creative juices flowing during this inspiring time of year.

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Barbara Mathews - Watercolor Workshop
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Barbara Mathews - Watercolor Workshop

Washington Island, what a wonderful place to relax and paint! Together with the beauty of the Island and the water of Lake Michigan, you can't help but be inspired. This workshop will focus on shapes, abstract shapes, that make realistic objects. Learn new techniques and exercises that will help you see shapes as never before. Students will also learn new techniques to help you correct your watercolor problems. Each day we will explore new subjects.

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Cathy Meader - Watercolor Workshop
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Cathy Meader - Watercolor Workshop

Let's just get together and paint! Watercolor is exciting and spontaneous. Sometimes the "happy accidents" make the most interesting painting This class will help both beginner and experienced artist develop a passion for watercolor while learning new techniques and overcoming challenges. Come paint with me here on Washington Island where there is an abundance of fascinating subject matter and a relaxed "Island-tme" attitude.

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Cathy Meader - Drawing Workshop
May
5
to May 7

Cathy Meader - Drawing Workshop

If you have always wanted to learn to draw but are not sure how to get started, or if you wish to improve your drawing skills, this is the class for you! Let any apprehension fade as you let your creative side out. Develop your drawing skills through a series of techniques and exercises. You will learn how to achieve perspective and accuracy while gaining confidence in your ability to draw. Materials will be provided but if you have drawing supplies, feel free to bring them.

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