One of Town Square’s most popular art programs, Corks and Canvas with artist Becky Andersen, is coming back on Saturday, July 13th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Becky Andersen will guide her students through an entire painting from start to finish all while letting loose with a glass (or few) of wine or beer. No experience necessary.
Artist Teresa Vicars is returning to Town Square Community Center to demonstrate her unique acrylic pouring techniques at a one-day workshop on Saturday, March 16 from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Cost of registration is $50 and includes all materials. Participants may sign up online at www.greenlakerenewal.org/.
Pat Ehrenberg is exhibiting her award-winning quilts at Town Square for the fourth year. Ehrenberg has been an avid quilter for more than 30 years. Her art work has been featured throughout the world, from the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, DC to the People’s Day Festival in Chiba, Japan.
After receiving rave reviews from her stained glass class participants, artist Donna Marquart will be back to teach a copper foil method of stained glass in a class titled “Simple Gifts”. This popular technique will be offered on Sunday, November 18 and again on Sunday, December 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Town Square in downtown Green Lake.
Town Square Community Center is hosting Arnold Grummer's second annual Midwest Paper Fest through the month of October. This show features handmade paper art from thirteen artists representing seven different states across the United States. Members of the community are encouraged to come, enjoy the art and purchase their favorite piece before the exhibit concludes. In celebration of handmade paper art, resident Artist Tanya Schwartz will be hosting papermaking workshops at a reduced price of $10 per person and include a guided tour of the exhibit through the remainder of the exhibit. Workshops must be scheduled in advance. To schedule an appointment with Tanya, contact her at email@example.com.
Arnold Grummer’s Papermaking will launch its second annual Midwest Paper Fest with an opening reception on Friday, October 5 from 6 -7:30 pm at Town Square. A juried exhibition will follow the reception, wherein the winners of this year’s Paper Fest will be announced. The catered event is free and open to the public.
Back by popular demand, artist Donna Marquart will be teaching a series of stained glass art classes on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning September 4, 2018 through September 25, 2018 at Town Square Community Center in Green Lake. Participants of all skill levels can sign up for the four-week session for $100 per person, which includes most materials.
Renowned artist Melissa Dorn Richards will be in Green Lake to share with participants the approach to her iconic blend of humor and abstract art at a one-day, all-day workshop on Saturday, August 11 from 10 am - 2 pm. The workshop is open to participants ages 16 and up and the registration fee of $90 includes a paint set, brush set, canvas and palette pad. Students are asked to bring their own sketchbook and colored pencils.
This day-long program is aimed to assist emerging and established artists in creating a pathway to success. The workshop will cover topics on self- promotion, effective use of social media strategies, understanding the art market, strategic planning, and balancing studio time with business of art practices.
Award-winning artist Pat Dobrinska is set to unveil her latest illustrations from her upcoming book Home is Forever on Friday, July 6 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Town Square Lobby Gallery. The opening reception is free and open to the public. The show will be on display through the month of July.
Local Artist Faye Barber-Schmuhl will be demonstrating her liquid acrylic techniques at a one-day workshop in Town Square Community Center. The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 10 am to 3 pm. Cost of registration is $75 and is limited to ten people. Participants may sign up online at www.greenlakerenewal.org/.
Over 50 new documentaries will be screened across 3 days, Friday, June 15 thru Sunday, June 17, attracting local and international audiences to Green Lake, WI. They are the stories of vulnerable people, wildlife and ecosystems that are making a comeback, against extraordinary odds. Many films are already gaining attention on the awards circuit, some tipped as serious Oscar and BAFTA contenders. More importantly, the films are inspiring positive changes in public behavior and in political and corporate decisions that are leading to recoveries of endangered wildlife, vulnerable communities, and ecosystems.
This workshop is open to all levels. It does not assume any prior experience or that one will become an artist, but it prepares all to do stronger work in fields that depend upon creative thinking. Participants can expect to learn historical and contemporary life drawing techniques practiced by the greats, using simple materials—pencils, charcoal and erasers—as means of discovery. The $50 registration fee will help offset the cost of hiring a live model and cover materials like artist tape, charcoal sticks, a charcoal pencil kit, and strathmore drawing paper.
In her film “The Last Animals,” photographer turned filmmaker Kate Brooks traces the deadly trade of illegally poached rhino horn and elephant ivory across four continents, traveling from protected areas in Africa to wildlife markets in Asia and North America in order to illustrate the complex web of global consumer demand, transnational criminal syndicates and the local conflicts and political problems that contribute to the current poaching epidemic. Along the way, Brooks also meets with investigators, scientists, zookeepers and rangers engaged in an all-too-often life threatening struggle to preserve the last remaining elephants and rhinos.