To Register for Classes

Call 733-4089, stop by The Trout Museum of Art, download our Class Registration Form or register and pay online.

Classes are held on the third floor of the Reigel Building, (111 W. College Avenue, Appleton). Enter through the rear of the building and take the elevator to the third floor.

General Class Information (pdf)

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Play with Clay

Ages 3-5, Adult Required
Tuesdays 1pm-2pm
April 29-May 13, 2014 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Ellenberg
Member Price $25
Non-Member $30

Making mud pies is so much fun. In this class students are introduced to the basic techniques of clay-pinching, rolling, and coiling. Smell it, feel it, squeeze it. Let's roll up our sleeves and get muddy!


Art Sensations

Ages 2-5, Adult Required
Wednesdays 11am-Noon
May 7-May 21, 2014 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Ellenberg
Member Price $25
Non-Member $30

Experience art from head to toe. In this class students will enjoy a variety of art techniques that stimulate all of the senses from feeling the paint in our fingers to hearing what art can sound like if we close our eyes.











Ages 10-15
Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm
March 18-April 9, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Ellenberg
Members $30
Non-members $35

WOW! SPLAT! BOING! Explore styles and techniques of some well-known pop artists like Roy Lichtenstien, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring & Romero Britto. See how lines and patterns can be used to create expressions from popular mass culture such as TV, movies and comic books. Plus! Experience several pop artworks from Warhol in the museum gallery during the Private Collections Exposed exhibition.



Saturday, April 19, 2014
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructor: Dale Van Minsel
Members $30
Non-Members $35

Better photography doesn’t always mean more equipment.  Rejuvenate your creativity and learn to use the camera you have in your pocket during this afternoon workshop with Dale Van Minsel.  Develop different ways of seeing photography and learn the techniques Dale used to create the body of work currently featured in The Trout Museum of Art’s new Regional Artist Gallery (Exhibit open March 21-June 8, 2014).

Students must provide their own iPhone and apps (Hipstamatic and Snapseed).

Shoot in Manual: DSLR Photography Basics

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Instructor: Molly Zornow
Members $20
Non-Members $25

Not quite sure how to get the most out of that camera you got for Christmas?  Then this class is for you! Why stay stuck in auto-mode when your DSLR camera is capable of so much more? In this class, we will learn the basics of shooting in manual mode by learning the connection between your aperture, shutter and ISO. You will leave with all of the tools you need to understand how the three connect in order to successfully shoot in manual mode, aperture priority or shutter priority modes. You will learn what it takes to get those blurry backgrounds and how to get your active kids in focus while they are moving.

Students must bring a DSLR Camera (Canon or Nikon) that is capable of shooting in manual.

High School & Adult

The Complete Pottery Wheel Experience

April 26th 9am-1pm
April 27th 1pm-4pm
May 3rd 9am-Noon
Instructor:  Christ Tzakais
Members: $150        
Non-Members: $175

This three day workshop will give anyone the skills needed to throw and glaze at least two pieces of pottery. This class is the perfect introduction to anyone wanting to learn how to throw, or if you just need a refresher. 
All materials are provided.


Sketching and Drawing 101

Saturdays 8am-Noon
April 26-May 17, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Horace Davis
Members $75
Non-Members $90

This class starts you with the basics of sketching and drawing and takes you to a more advanced level of proficiency. Through studies of still life, landscape and an introduction to portraiture, you will develope the skills and techniques that will help you achieve higher personal levels of sketching and drawing.
Students must provide their own materiels. Not included in course fee.

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Open Studio

Thursday & Friday 10am-3pm;
Sunday Noon -3pm
Take advantage of our well-equipped studio spaces furnished with tables, chairs, easels, pottery wheels, ceramic tools, and a kiln, as well as fantastic natural lighting. Bring your art materials and the art you are currently creating. Studio usage is FREE to all memebers as well as those who are enrolled in an adult class. Non-members pay $5. Both members and non-members must register at the front desk inside the Trout Museum of Art prior to working in the studios.