Art Talk w/ Arcadia Katzenberger

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6–8 pm

Join us for a conversation with emerging artists Arcadia Katzenberger, Adam Melster and Faith Casselman. The discussion will revolve around the impact of art in their childhood and how it inspired them to pursue an education and career in art.

Arcadia Katzenberger was chosen as one of four WPCA 2015–16

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AwA Workshop – Figure Drawing and Still Life

Figure Drawing & Still Life Workshop
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Friday, March 25, 2016

 1–5 pm | Ages 6–12

$5 for 53204 residents
$10 for non-53204 residents
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Back to basics! Come join us for an afternoon of the fundamentals in live figure and still life drawing and painting. We will learn posture and poses, and take turns posing and drawing. We will also study the masters of still life, like Paul Cézanne and others.

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Exhibition Announcement: In Light We Trust

In Light We Trust

exhibition of alternative and analog photography

April 1 – May 14, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 5–9 pm
Artist Talk: Friday, April 15, 6 pm.

We are excited to announce In Light We Trust, an alternative and analog photography exhibition featuring artists Carissa Heinrichs, F. Martin Morante, Hal Rammel and Vicki Reed. [Download Press Kit]

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Photos from artist residency at St. Anthony School

We wrapped up another awesome in-school art residency this week at St. Anthony School. Our artist Corey Smith led the students in a 5-week long program, meeting twice a week.

The project called “Joyful Life” asked the students to tell stories of their joyful memories and experiences, and illustrate the stories that were made into their own handmade story books.

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AwA Workshop – Watercolor in Bloom

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Friday, March 18

Join us in celebrating early spring with this AwA workshop inspired by nature’s bloomers!

 1–5 pm | All Ages

$5 for 53204 residents
$10 for non-53204 residents
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unnamed (1)Artist Thea Kovac will be lead this workshop, opened to all children and adults! We will use liquid watercolor with various resists and brush techniques to create floral patterns and forms, and create 3D bouquets from our designs.

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AwA Workshop – Collaborative Mural

WPCA Collaborative Mural Project

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March 28 – April 1

Week long workshop to create a community mural from concept to completion

Monday–Friday | 1–5 pm | Ages 6–15

$20 for 53204 residents
$40 for non-53204 residents
Costs cover supplies and snacks
Scholarships (ages 6–15), internships (15+) and volunteer opportunities for the workshop are available. Please contact
Arts Education Coordinator Maikue Vang to apply:
maikue@wpca-milwaukee.org, 414.672.2787 ext. 12


We are excited for this community engaging workshop with the goal of empowering neighborhood youth and to make our surrounding more vibrant. This collaborative mural will be created by our Hands-on arts education program students and invite anyone who wants to be involved. The mural will be located on the north wall of our building (839 S 5th St).

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The purpose of the mural project is to:

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AwA Workshop – Stop-motion Animation

Friday, March 4

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1–5 pm | Ages 6–12

$5 for 53204 residents
$10 for non-53204 residents

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Join us for this animated AwA, where we will learn the art of stop motion and take a look at how cartoons and animations are made using the technique. We will make our own animations using conventional materials as well as experiment with unconventional ones. We will definitely make claymation!

This AwA is led by WPCA lead educator and arts education coordinator Maikue Vang. Contact: maikue@wpca-milwaukee.org, 414.673.2787 ext. 12

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AwA Workshop – Hero/Heroine Bobbleheads

Monday, February 15

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1–5 pm | Ages 6–12

$5 for 53204 residents
$10 for non-53204 residents

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Some say that when you have a bobblehead made of you, that’s when you’ve truly arrived. The bobblehead honor isn’t exclusive to professional athletes, superheroes or celebrities. Heroes and heroines who dedicated their lives to make the world a better place are also commonly enshrined in these playful miniatures. These are,

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Summer Art Camp open for registration

June 14 – August 5 Ages 6–12 | 1–5 PM Eight weeks of fun, creative art programming. Sign up for one or all eight weeks of Summer Art Camp! Every summer, WPCA provides an extensive and exciting art camp, filled with creative challenges, art…

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Afternoons with Art (AwA) – Story Quilt inspired by Faith Ringgold’s “Tar Beach”

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Monday, February 1

1–5 pm | ages 6–12
$5 for 53204 neighborhood residents
$10 for non-residents

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Join us for this AwA workshop based on artist Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach story quilts.

Story quilts illustrate memories we shared with our family and moments of significance. We will be creating our own story quilts using fabric, paper and oil pastel, and learn how to compose a narrative from Faith Ringgold’s work and from her book Tar Beach.

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