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    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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    Fall Classes:

    Summer Classes: High School & Adult

    Abstract Painting

    Cost: $ 85 members $95 non-members
    Date: Tuesdays 6pm - 8:30 pm July 8 - August 12 (6 sessions)
    Instructor: Cristian Anderson

    Painting in itself, no matter how realistic, is an abstraction of life. Students will determine how far they want that abstraction to go with their own work. We will look at historical to contemporary examples of abstraction and discuss how these methods of painting added to the artist’s message. From there, students will finish a number of works in their own personal journey through abstract painting. Materials not included (see suggested materials list).


    Mixed Media Drawing with Watercolor

    Cost: $125 (members); $145 (non-members)
    Dates: Saturdays 10 am - Noon, July 19-August 9 (4 sessions).
    Instructor: Lee Mothes

    Join Lee Mothes, an acclaimed seascape artist who has been working in pencil and watercolor for over 35 years, as he demonstrates drawing techniques, color blending, watercolor washes and different brush techniques. He’ll share ways to capture skies, clouds, landscape, water, the human figure and faces and help you simplify an image if you are working from a photo. Lee will work with each student on an individual basis as you paint a subject of your choice.

    You don’t need any previous painting or drawing experience for this class. If you have had experience, Lee will demonstrate advanced techniques to suit your style. Materials not included (see suggested materials list).


    Attention Art Instructors!

    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 Oliver Zornow.

    Submit Your Proposal

    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.