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Scholarship Information: Scholarship funds are available for youth and adult programs fees thanks to the Wisconsin Valley Art Association.  Call the Museum at 715.845.7010 to inquire.

Cancellation Policy: Places in class will be held only upon receipt of full participation fee.  Fees will be refunded minus a 20% handling charge if you choose to cancel up to seven days before a class begins.  If you cancel fewer than seven days before a program starts, fees will not be refunded.  If there is a waiting list for the class, fees may be returned minus the 20% handling charge.  If the program is canceled by the Woodson, a full refund will be issued.

Treasuring Memories

Supporting Community Grief

Tuesday, March 19, 4 – 5:30 pm

Children, teens, and families coping with the death of a loved one create memorial art by painting bird houses. Perfect for display indoors or outside, this functional object will act as a cherished memento honoring a loved one who has passed. Taking place at the Museum’s Glass Box Studio, this free program offers the opportunity to share memories, reflections, and build connections. Questions? Call Amy Kitsembel at the Aspirus Grief Center, 715.847.2703. Registration is limited. Register by clicking the link below or call 715.845.7010.

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Creative Explorers

For Kids 2 – 4 years old

Toddlers and accompanying adults explore art through movement and hands-on projects.

Friday, March 29, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Swirls & Swoops

Calling all artists! Introduce your little artist to the elements of art through a sensory experience inspired by From Concept to Canvas: The Artistic Process. With swirls and swoops of color, budding artists will discover that it’s not always about the finished work, sometimes it’s about the process. Register online by clicking the link below or call 715.845.7010.

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Friday, April 26, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Silly Goose

Five little ducks went out one day to celebrate National Poetry Month at the Museum! Fall in love with the world of Mother Goose and enjoy storytelling and a sensory experience before exploring hands-on art projects inspired by our favorite nursery rhymes.Register online by clicking the link below or call 715.845.7010.

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Art Kids

For Kids 8 – 12 years old

Emerging artists join Museum educators at the Glass Box Studio to learn hands-on processes to add to their artistic toolbox.

Thursday, March 7, 4:30 – 6 pm

Floral Expressions

Take a look . . . it’s in a book! Celebrate National Reading Month and create art based on picture books. Art Kids will explore A Crown for Corina by Laekan Zea Kemp while discovering the world of flowers and their meanings. Participants will create a floral artwork celebrating the traits that make them unique. Register online by clicking the link below or call 715.845.7010.

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Thursday, May 2, 4:30 – 6 pm

Pizza Prints!

Participants will create art so appetizing that you could almost eat it! Experience artwork from the Museum’s collection in From Concept to Canvas: The Artistic Process and be inspired by the enticing world of collagraph prints. 

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SPARK!

Thursday, March 14, 10:30 am – Noon

Adults with early-to-mid-stage memory loss and their care partners gather for an interactive, guided experience through From Concept to Canvas: The Artistic Process followed by hands-on art making inspired by observations and conversations. Register by clicking on the link below or call 715.845.7010.

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Thursday, April 11, 10:30 am – Noon

Adults with early-to-mid-stage memory loss and their care partners gather for an interactive, guided experience through Portfolios followed by hands-on art making inspired by observations and conversations. Register by clicking on the link below or call 715.845.7010.

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Art Beyond Sight

Saturday, April 27, 10:30 – Noon

Individuals with low vision and blindness explore A Civic Wilderness via a multisensory gallery experience led by Museum educators. Time in the galleries is followed by conversations and hands-on making in the lower-level classroom studio. Register by clicking on the link below or call 715.845.7010. 

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Drawing Basics: Four-Part Workshop Series

Tuesdays, April 2, 9 & 16 and Saturday, April 20

Take this introductory course taught by Museum staff members Rachel Hausmann-Schall and Dave Jones to sharpen your drawing skills. Learn important concepts over this four-part class that will create a strong foundation of drawing techniques beneficial for any artistic practice. Each two-hour session will focus on a different theme, which will lay the groundwork for a final five-hour drawing class where you’ll test your skills and create a large-scale observational drawing inspired by objects from the Museum’s collection. No previous drawing experience necessary; perfect for teens, adults, or beginners.

Tuesday, APRIL 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Part 1: Mark Making & Gesture

Tuesday, APRIL 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Part 2: Composition & Value

Tuesday, APRIL 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Part 3: The Art of Critique

Saturday, APRIL 20, 10 am – 3 pm

Part 4: Think Big, Draw Big

Fee: $85 for Museum members, $100 for non-members; includes all four classes, materials, and meals for each session. Register online by clicking the link below or call 715.845.7010. Scholarships available.

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Earth Signs: Summer Art Sessions for Children

Taking inspiration from the summer exhibition Women Reframe American Landscape, young artists will explore the many facets of landscape through traditional and alternative art-making techniques. 

Artists, ages 9 – 12, will explore two- and three-dimensional art-making processes that include en plein air painting, flower pounding, and imaginary vegetation sculptures coming to life. 

Younger artists, ages 5 – 8, will become earth artists while exploring outdoors, working on a collaborative sculpture, creating sun prints, and crafting a mosaic-inspired planter.

Tuesday & Wednesday JULY 9 – 10, 9am – Noon

Ages 5 – 8

Fee: $60 for Museum members; $85 for non-members. Register online  or call 715.845.7010. Scholarships available.

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Tuesday & Wednesday, JULY 16 – 17, 9am – 3pm

Ages 9 – 12

Fee: $60 for Museum members; $85 for non-members. Register online  or call 715.845.7010. Scholarships available. 

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