TGI ArtFriday Kids' Art Classes

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Neo-Expressionist Paintings Inspired by Daniel Fleming

Friday, March 13, 4-6 p.m.

Ages: 7-12
Ryan Doberstein - Class Instructor

Students will examine the work of Milwaukee painter Daniel Fleming and 1980’s New York artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, then create expressive works on a variety of found surfaces (wood, metal, plastic, and others), using a combination of colorful layers of acrylic paint, paper collage, and drawing symbols and icons using oil pastels.

Class Price is $ 15.00 per class.

Sliding scale pricing is available.

Contemporary Color Blocking

Friday, March 20, 4-6 p.m.

Ages: 7-12
Sarah Thompson - Class Instructor

Students will experiment with color blocking, using shapes and colors to express their mood and tell a story about their day. They will learn how color reflects mood and how the composition that shapes make up can
tell a tale.

Class Price is $ 15.00 per class.

Sliding scale pricing is available.

Exploding Books!

Friday, March 27, 4-6 p.m.

Ages: 7-12
Ingrid Bodensteiner - Class Instructor

In this class we will use both exhibits as a springboard for imaginative use of color, and perspective. Each student will create an "exploding book" to reveal little snippets about themselves. We will be using colorful paper, cardstock, markers, colored pencils, and more to create these multi-layered books.

Class Price is $ 15.00 per class.

Sliding scale pricing is available.


Friday, April 3, 5-7 p.m.

A family friendly event to celebrate the childrens’ art from TGIArtFridays exhibited in our classroom.

Participate in a scavenger hunt in the galleries, dress up and dance party on our stage, and create a screen printed item! 

Juice and healthy snacks are provided.

Suggested $10 family admission.

Cash bar available for adults.

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These are uniquely structured children's art classes inspired by our exhibitions. Classes are meant to allow participants an opportunity to learn about; gallery etiquette, art appreciation, and explore the class concept and art technique. Classes are lead by professional artists.

Class Overview:

1. Instructors will meet with the entire class for brief introductions and to share the goals of the class.

2. The group, will have an in-depth discussion about the selected class topic and art techniques. 

3. Students will tour both galleries with the instructor to identify examples of the class topic and art techniques.

4. The instructor will share examples of the selected technique, introduce challenges,  and introduce the tools and supplies needed for the project. 

5. Students will create a piece of art using their understanding of the technique and class concept.

6. Students are allowed to share their work with the class and explain how they used the class topic as inspiration.

7. The Art will be displayed for 3-4 months in the classroom.

8. ArtyParty! Participants, friends, family, and the public are invited to a special opening reception, to celebrate! Games, snacks, and fun will be provided.

In collaboration with Old School Arts & Learning Center

Sponsored by United Way, Wisconsin Arts Board, Rhinelander Kiwanis, and Nicolet National Bank