Registration must be made online and all fees received at least three business days prior to the class. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Minimum and maximum class size is indicated in the class descriptions. Those needing assistance with online registration should call the museum at 920-733-4089.
-Introductory – students have no prior experience and expect to learn about and explore materials
-Level 1 (Beginner) – students have handled materials previously, but still need basic instruction on technique
-Level 2 (Intermediate) – students have basic techniques down and are looking to stretch their current skills; they will expect to learn more advanced terminology and techniques
-Level 3 (Advanced) – students are proficient in their medium of choice and likely have begun to develop their own style; they are looking to be challenged
Class fees are discounted for museum members. Registrants will be asked to agree with the terms and conditions described in the information sheets provided below during the online registration process.
We recognize that family financial circumstances may sometimes limit the accessibility of art camp
programs for some children and we want to ensure that our classes and camps are open to as many children as possible. For this reason, the Fox Cities Building for the Arts has established a scholarship fund for our Summer Art Camp programs. To learn more about the Summer Art Camp Scholarship program, please click here.
Please complete form electronically and submit to our Education & Events Coordinator via email or print, complete, and submit (along with letter of referral) to:
Fox Cities Building for the Arts
Attn: Scholarship Committee
111 West College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
The Trout Museum of Art is looking for qualified artists and art educators to lead courses throughout the year. Interested instructors should submit a course proposal to the Education and Events Coordinator.
Cristian Andersson is a graduate of the UW-Green Bay art program where he had a dual focus in photography and printmaking. Prior to that, he went to school at Columbia College Chicago and focused primarily on painting. Cristian has displayed his work in numerous galleries and alternative spaces around the Fox Valley and Green Bay. Currently, he is partnered with a fellow artist running a gallery and studio in downtown Oshkosh.
Tracey Ellenberg has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and muralist whose work has been recognized nationally by Archive magazine, Print, Art Director's Annual and The One Show as well as being part of private collections. Tracey believes everyone has an artist within and finds great inspiration in helping others express their creativity.
Stephanie Harvey is a photographer and print maker with a passion for sharing arts of all forms. She attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, which is where she fell in love with printmaking. Much of Stephanie’s work is based on the reevaluation of traditional gender stereotypes. She strives to make a stand for a more comprehensive understanding and acceptance while still trying to maintain a bit of lightheartedness about the subject. Stephanie enjoys the enthusiasm that comes from teaching children and exploring art.
Elyse Lucas is an art teacher at Gegan Elementary in the Menasha Joint School District. She is originally from Woodstock, IL but has lived in Appleton for the past seven years. She graduated from Lawrence University in 2010 with a double major in Art and Art History. While at Lawrence, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and earned her teaching certificate for art education. She completed student teaching in the Appleton Area School District and also taught for The Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley and in Brooklyn, New York. Her specialty is creating multifaceted projects that connect art with core curricular subjects, art history, culture and literature.
Lee Mothes has spent the last 35 years capturing the energy of the ocean and surf through watercolor and drawing. In addition to this continued pursuit through his artwork, Lee shares his talents as an instructor in a number of courses around the region as well as at the Renaissance School for the Arts in Appleton. Samples of Lee’s work can be found at http://www.oceansanddreams.com.
Michelle Sharp graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, with a BFA in Photography, Writing and Science; however, Michelle also has a passion for bookmaking. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout Wisconsin, and her photographs have been featured in publications by Photographer’s Forum.
Jeff Zdrale is a self-taught artist using water color and water-mixable oil in his work. The winner of numerous awards, his work and is exhibited by several galleries in the Fox Valley. In addition to years of teaching students of all ages, Jeff has recently focused on teaching a water color classes for special needs adults in the area.
Michelle Englebert graduated with an Art Education degree from UW-LaCrosse. She has been teaching in the Menasha Joint School District for four years, and currently teaches elementary art at Nicolet and Clovis Grove in Menasha.
Alison Suski grew up in Minnesota and recently moved to the Appleton, Wisconsin area. She has been throwing pottery for a number of years, and enjoys teaching students different techniques to create fun and functional pieces for their homes.
Lou Ann McCutcheon is an interior designer in Wisconsin. Her work has been part of the Urban Evolutions collection, and is known for its whimsical look and minimalist materials.
Connie Greany has been teaching workshops for over 35 years throughout the Midwest. She works in a variety of media, but has a true passion for both pottery and watercolor.
Rebecca Zornow earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in art history and English from Lawrence University in 2010 and was the recipient of the Elizabeth Richardson Award for outstanding women majoring in art history. Rebecca has taught classes and developed arts-based programming at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum and at rural primary schools in both Swaziland and Haiti. Rebecca is a passionate advocate for the arts and excels at sharing her knowledge of art history with a fun, interactive style.
Nate DeRidder is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University, where he obtained a degree in art education. Having grown up in Appleton, Nate has worked with numerous youth groups, creating artwork and teaching art classes. His time spent studying abroad has given a European flair to some of his work.
Courtney Gunther is earning her Art Education degree at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She has interned at The Trout Museum of Art and Evergreen Retirement Community, where she taught art classes. Courtney has also taught at the Paine Art Center, presenting projects for children.
Sara Rezin is a kiln-formed glass and jewelry artist, based in Appleton. She designs one-of-a-kind pieces, and has a passion for nature, color, texture and luster. Artist website: www.rezinstudios.com
Laura Schrampfer Champeau is an Appleton-based tattoo and fine artist. She is the owner and operator of AmazInk Tattoos. After attending the Renaissance School of Art in Appleton, Laura went on to study at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Artist website: www.amazinktattoos.com
Emilie Steinmann is a Menasha native, who began working with glass at the age of thirteen. She studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and also did E-Seed: Entrepreneurship Training at Fox Valley Technical College. Emilie is the owner of Ooh Shiny Art Glass. Artist website: www.oohshinyartglass.com
The Trout Museum of Art
Fox Cities Building for the Arts
111 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
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Admission varies by Exhibit.