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Classes Workshops and much More

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ump-start your creativity this fall at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Whether you want to explore something new or return to a former pastime, whether a child or an adult, the Arts Center offers exciting opportunities to expand your horizons and develop skills. Talented artists and educators will guide you as they share their expertise and passion for the arts in all its forms. Enroll today for an adventure into the arts that can last a lifetime.

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS Weekend workshops provide rare opportunities to work with exceptional visiting artists from across the nation, many of whom are residents in the Arts Center’s highly competitive Arts/Industry program. Workshops are designed to nourish your creativity, expand your skills, and support your own artistic practice in an energized studio environment. Special rates offered for college students. Contact Marisa Underhill at or 920-458-6144 x129.


Beth Lipman, Still Lifes In Glass, 2003–2004; glass

GLASS + KILN: THE SURVEY Adults, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturday–Sunday, September 17–18 Nationally renowned glass artist Beth Lipman (WI) will teach kiln-forming glass techniques, which are among the most expressive and easiest in the medium. Participants will learn to fuse (melting pieces of flat glass together) and slump (sagging glass into or over molds). Glass cutting, firing cycles, and cold working (grinding and polishing) will be discussed. Participants will complete several projects. No glass experience is required. Instructor: Beth Lipman Tuition: $176 ($150 member)

FALL CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS CERAMIC RELIQUARY SCULPTURES Ages 14–adult, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Thursdays, September 22–October 20 Create a sculpture, reliquary, or other vessel to house your memories. Use a variety of techniques to commemorate a relationship, place, or event. Your piece can be embellished with personal artifacts after firing is completed. Instructor: Pat Robison Tuition: $120 ($102 member)


Adults, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 1 Join artist Gina Litherland (WI) in this unique, mixed-media workshop based on depicting personal memories in painting, collage, and assemblage. The class will begin with a brief discussion of memory techniques such as “memory theatres” and how contemporary artists use visual imagery to conjure memories. Participants may bring objects, photographs, or souvenirs to create their own works. Instructor: Gina Litherland Tuition: $110 ($93 member)

CERAMICS FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER Ages 14–adult, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Tuesdays, September 27–October 25 Discover the endless possibilities of working in the most traditional methods of building with clay: wheel throwing as well as slab and coil construction. Make both functional and sculptural ceramics. A variety of decorative and finishing techniques using clay and glazes will also be covered. Instructor: Pat Robison Tuition: $120 ($102 member)

Gina Litherland, Mizmaze, 1997; oil on masonite; Collection of Jeremy Rifkin and Carol Grunewald.

AUTUMN SOUPS AND BREADS Ages 14–adult, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Tuesdays, September 27 and October 4 Nothing is more appetizing than homemade breads and soups. Learn unique recipes using fresh autumn ingredients. Instructor: Marilyn Montemayor Tuition: $54 ($46 member)

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BEGINNING METALSMITHING Ages 14–adult, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Tuesdays, October 11–November 15 Beginning students will explore the fundamentals of metalsmithing, including sawing, filing, forging, texturing, and soldering. Each student will design and fabricate several jewelry projects. Practice metals are included in tuition. Experienced metalsmithers are welcome. Instructor: Susan Richter-O’Connell Tuition (silver is additional): $120 ($102 member)

TORCH–FIRED ENAMELING Ages 14–adult, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23 Learn how to apply, layer, and fuse enamel to metal through the use of a handheld propane torch. Participants will enamel a variety of elements to use in the creation of a bracelet, pendant, or earrings. This is a great way to add color to your metalwork! Instructor: Susan Richter–O’Connell Tuition (silver is additional): $55 ($47 member)

FRENCH COOKING Ages 14–adult, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Tuesdays, November 1 and 8 Food lovers will savor this unique gastronomic experience of French cuisine. Embrace the age­-old tradition of charcuterie and learn the techniques to create a delightful array of fine delicacies including beef bourguignonne, cassoulet, and pâté. Instructor: Marilyn Montemayor Tuition: $54 ($46 member)

CREATIVE HOLIDAY COOKING BÛCHE DE NOËL (YULE LOG) Ages 14–adult, 12:30–2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 11 Applauded as one of the best traditional French desserts, bûche de Noël, also known as Yule log, serves as a great alternative to holiday cookies. Learn to make this special dessert and celebrate the holidays with flair! Instructor: Marilyn Montemayor Tuition: $27 ($23 member)

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES Discover the value of the arts and creativity in this series of classes designed especially for young children and their families. Classes will be held in our spacious preschool classrooms.

BABY ART TIME Up to 2 years of age (with an adult) 10:00–11:00 a.m. Fridays, October 14 and 21 Make memories with your baby in this new class as you experiment with clay, paint, and more, and stroll through the galleries for inspiration. Materials are nontoxic. Instructor: Keely Phippen Tuition: $24 ($19 member) per pair

FAMILY ART TIME Ages newborn–6 with a parent or two 10:30–11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 19 Explore the arts with your young children in our Preschool classroom. Discover a variety of seasonal handson techniques and materials to foster learning through creativity. Instructor: Keely Phippen Tuition: $12 per child ($10 member); accompanying adults free

TODDLER ART TIME Ages 2–3 (with an adult) 10:00–11:00 a.m. Fridays, September 23, 30, and October 7 Introduce your toddler to art–making experiences such as clay, paint, and collage, and enjoy a gallery visit, related story, and yoga pose each week. Instructor: Keely Phippen Tuition: $36 ($29 member) per pair

STUDIO ART TIME Ages 4–6, 3:30–5:00 p.m. Session I: Wednesdays, October 5–26 Give your child the opportunity to make art inspired by the exhibition and the world around them. Children can choose from a variety of materials. Instructor: Keely Phippen Tuition: $72 ($58 member)

HOLIDAY ART TIME FOR TODDLERS Ages 2–3 with an adult 10:00–11:00 a.m. Fridays, December 9 and 16 Enjoy an art-making experience together. Have fun creating special memory gifts, wrappings, and cards for the holiday season. Instructor: Keely Phippen Tuition: $24 ($20 member) per pair

HOLIDAY ART TIME Ages 4–6, 3:30–5:00 p.m. Wednesdays, December 7 and 14 Discover the joy of creating holiday gifts, wrappings, and greeting cards for all your friends and family. Instructor: Keely Phippen Tuition: $36 ($29 member) 3



These classes offer hands-on learning experiences in the visual arts for older children and young teens. They are designed to teach creative thinking, encourage self-expression, and nurture positive creative energy.

ART EXPLORATIONS Ages 7–10, 3:30–5:00 p.m. Wednesdays, September 21 through October 26 Roll up your sleeves and prepare to create! Participants will use a variety of two- and three-dimensional media. Each session includes a gallery visit. Instructor: Ceri Nichols Tuition: $99 ($79 member)

SATURDAY CERAMICS Ages 7–10, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Ages 11–14, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Saturdays, September 24, October 1, 8, 22 Your child will learn basic hand-building techniques to create unique clay masks, sculptures, and more. Each session will include a short gallery visit. Instructor: Shari McWilliams Tuition: $96 ($77 member)

VISUAL MEMORY JOURNALS Ages 11–14, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Saturdays, November 5–19 Discover the fun of creating your own journal! Participants will learn a variety of journaling techniques to convey memories using mixed media, altered personal photos, added color, collage, and text to complement handmade memory journals. Instructor: Ceri Nichols Tuition: $66 ($53 member)


BALLROOM DANCE PUNCH–CARD* CLASSES Ages 14–Adult Thursdays, September (no class September 1) Tango I, 6:00–7:00 p.m. Swing II, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Saturdays, September Cha–Cha II, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Fox–Trot I, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Thursdays, October Rhumba I, 6:00–7:00 p.m. Fox–Trot II, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Saturdays, October (no class October 15) Tango II, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Cha–Cha I, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Thursdays, November (no class November 24, final class on December 1) Waltz I, 6:00–7:00 p.m. Rhumba II, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Saturdays, November Waltz II, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Swing I, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

with National Rhythm Champion Suzana Gossett Ages 14–Adult Sunday, December 11, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Practice your moves in a variety of ballroom styles such as fox-trot, salsa, swing, tango, and waltz. Watch dance demonstrations and special exhibitions by Suzana Gossett. Meet new people, socialize, and mix it up with other dancers. This is the perfect opportunity to dress up and treat yourself to an enchanting afternoon of style and elegance on the dance floor. Ballroom Dance Event admission: $10 ($8 member) Susan Alby will teach an introductory lesson at noon, prior to the event. ($5 per person)

PRIVATE BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS Do you have a wedding, anniversary, or other celebration coming up? Enter the dance floor with confidence and style by taking an hour-long private lesson with one of our talented instructors. Call 920-458-6144 to schedule lessons. Tuition: $50 per couple per hour

Instructor: Susan Alby *Punch cards for fall classes expire December 2, 2011. A 12-punch fall card includes one free admission to the Holiday Ballroom Dance. Punch cards offer the flexibility to attend as many sessions as you pay for: one punch equals a one-hour dance session per person. 6-punch card: $52 ($45 member) 12-punch card: $104 ($90 member)

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Ages 4–5, 3:45–4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, September 13, 2011, through May 1, 2012 Instructor: Maria Hackbarth Tuition: $290 for the dance year ($160 per semester); member $260 for the dance year ($143 per semester)

Ages 13–18, 5:00–6:00 p.m. Thursdays, September 15, 2011, through May 3, 2012 Instructor: Molly Zielke Tuition: $310 for the dance year ($170 per semester); member $278 for the dance year ($153 per semester)


YOUTH DANCE Begins week of September 12 Students develop confidence in their physical, social, performance, and creative skills in these funfilled classes culminating in a stellar springtime performance on the Arts Center’s stage. Students work in small classes with dedicated instructors September through May, ensuring that attention is paid to their individual skill development. Many classes have live musical accompaniment. Mini and Pre-Ballet classes instill a love of dance in children ages three to six by introducing creative movement, rhythm, and ballet class etiquette. Ballet I and II emphasize the foundations of ballet while including rhythm, coordination, and barre work. Ballet III, IV, and Advanced Ballet/ Modern include an introduction to modern dance techniques to broaden the young dancer’s repertoire.

MINI BALLET Ages 3–4, 3:15–3:45 p.m. Tuesdays, September 13, 2011, through May 1, 2012 Instructor: Maria Hackbarth Tuition: $215 for the dance year ($118 per semester); member $199 for the dance year ($109 per semester)

Ages 5–6, 4:30–5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, September 13, 2011, through May 1, 2012 Instructor: Maria Hackbarth Tuition: $290 for the dance year ($160 per semester); Member $260 for the dance year ($143 per semester)

BALLET I Ages 6–8, 5:15–6:00 p.m. Tuesdays, September 13, 2011, through May 1, 2012 Instructor: Maria Hackbarth Tuition: $290 for the dance year ($160 per semester); member $260 for the dance year ($143 per semester)

BALLET II Ages 7–9, 6:00–6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, September 13, 2011, through May 1, 2012 Instructor: Maria Hackbarth Tuition: $290 for the dance year ($160 per semester); member $260 for the dance year ($143 per semester)

BALLET III Ages 8–10, 3:304:30 p.m. Thursdays, September 15, 2011, through May 3, 2012 Instructor: Molly Zielke Tuition: $310 for the dance year ($170 per semester); member $278 for the dance year ($153 per semester)

BALLET IV Ages 10–13, 4:00–5:00 p.m. Thursdays, September 15, 2011, through May 3, 2012 Instructor: Molly Zielke Tuition: $310 for the dance year ($170 per semester); member $278 for the dance year ($153 per semester)

YOUTH DANCE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT Dance students may register and pay for either the entire September through May dance year or per semester. Students who register and pay for the entire year receive a 10% tuition discount. To ensure your child’s place for second semester, second semester payments must be made on or before January 6, 2012. For additional information or questions regarding class placement and registration, call Marisa Underhill at 920-458-6144 x129. If a class does not meet minimum enrollment, it may be rescheduled or canceled. Tuition is nonrefundable except in the event of class cancellation or serious injury or illness. Requests for refunds or credits due to injury or illness must be made in writing and accompanied by a doctor’s certificate. Refunds and credits will be prorated. A $25 registration and recital fee is incorporated into all tuition and is nonrefundable unless a class is canceled. Rehearsals and the spring dance recitals will take place in May. One DVD of the spring recital will be given to each dance participant. There will be a costume fee of approximately $35 for the spring dance recital. 5

PRESCHOOL The Arts Center Preschool offers children an early learning experience that emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, and the development of fundamental skills through an arts-based curriculum. Students have amazing opportunities to visit the galleries, attend performances, and work with visual and performing guest artists. The Preschool is state licensed, and the curriculum aligns with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. The 2011–2012 school year begins Tuesday, September 6.

Preschool registration for children ages three to five is open and ongoing until classes are filled. Contact Keely Phippen at 920-458-6144 x132 or for information.

Red Class (age 3 by September 1): Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00–11:15 a.m.

Blue Class (age 3 by September 1): Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Yellow Class (age 4 by September 1): Mondays through Thursdays 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Thinking about enrolling your child in the future? Preschool registration for the 2012–2013 school year begins Monday, January 9 and is ongoing until classes are filled. Openings are available for children ages three to four by September 1, 2012. Visit the Preschool classrooms, and meet the teachers at upcoming open houses: Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, during the Sheboygan Shindig. Sunday, January 8, 12:00–2:00 p.m.

THE ARTERY Make this an autumn of creative discovery at The ARTery (a drop-in, art-making studio). Collaborate with the whole community to create art inspired by HIDING PLACES: MEMORY IN THE ARTS. THE ARTERY HOURS Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00–7:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Dave Eppley, The Town School (detail), 2008; vinyl tape; Courtesy of the artist.

COMING IN JANUARY Exciting explorations of the arts happen year round at the Arts Center. In January 2012, look for the opening of The Line Unleashed, a series of exhibitions revealing the dynamic new energy of contemporary drawing. These exhibitions will be accompanied by a new lineup of classes including drawing, dance, ceramics, culinary arts, metalsmithing, and more. Visit for the latest information on Arts Center activities for the entire family.


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MEMBER BENEFITS • Discounts on most performances, classes, Preschool, children’s birthday parties, special events, and more • 10% discount on purchases at both ARTspace shops and occasionally in an exhibition • FREE admission to Holiday Continental (an event for members and their guests) • 20% off on most merchandise at both ARTspace shops during Holiday Continental • Subscription to the Arts Center’s bimonthly newsletter • Invitations to special events and other programming • Voting privileges at the Annual Meeting

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Mark Fox, Dust (detail), 162 x 503 x 14 in., acrylic and ink on paper with metal pins. Courtesy of Larissa Goldston Gallery, NY, and Rice Gallery, TX. Photo: Nash Baker.

GUIDED TOURS OF THE EXHIBITIONS THROUGH December Enter the extraordinary world of HIDING PLACES: MEMORY IN THE ARTS and explore the exhibitions with a knowledgeable guide. Tours can be scheduled for groups of ten or more (from preschool through senior) and are designed to meet the needs and interests of the group, whether beginning art viewers or experienced art collectors. Visits can include a hands-on artmaking activity and a tour of the James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden, part of the Arts Center’s unique collection of works by artist environment builders. For more information and to plan a visit customized for your group, call 920-458-6144 x129.

Erie Ave. 7th St.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center


Directions to the Arts Center From I-43, take exit 126 east onto Hwy 23... Continue on Hwy 23/Erie Ave. to N. 7th St... Go right on 7th St... 3 blocks to the Arts Center. The Arts Center sits on an entire city block between 6th and 7th streets and Wisconsin and New York avenues. 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays Admission: Voluntary donation 8

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