To Register for Classes

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. Class fees are discounted for Trout 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:

Download Our 2014 General Class Information

Classes are held on the 5th floor of the The Trout Museum of Art, (111 W. College Avenue, Appleton). Enter through the back door of the building and take the elevator to the designated floor.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:  Scholarships are available based on financial need. If you cannot afford the cost of registration for a summer camp for your child, scholarship funding may be available. Get more information here.


Classes & Camps

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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.