March 4th, 2015

Open House

The Academy of Fine Art

Open House

March 7, 2015       6:30-9:00pm

Interested in a career as a professional artist?

Want to draw and paint like the Masters?

Tour the School and visit the Student Studios!

We are Wisconsin’s only approved Academy by

The Art Renewal Center.

May 8th, 2011

summer plein air workshop series

Summer Plein Air workshops offered at the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art 2011
“Composition and Color Harmony Boot Camp”
Lori Beringer
June 27,28, & 29, 9am -4pm
“Landscape painting in Oil-on site to the studio”
Bonnie Paruch
July 6,7, & 8, 9am-4pm
“Interpreting Light and Color”
Ken Dewaard
July 28, 29, 30 9am -4pm
“In the Footsteps of …Anders Zorn/Nude in Nature”
Bonnita Budysz
August 19, 20, 21 8am-5pm
Please contact:
 Keawunee Academy of Fine Art
77 Steele Street Algoma Wi 54201
as always, you can email me with any questions at:

May 8th, 2011

Art school ownership changes June 1st.

I am excited to announce that as of June 1st, 2011, I will be the new owner and Executive Director of the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art (KAFA).  I have a fabulous staff and student body, with a great line up of workshops and full time/part time classes available. This summer we will have plein aire workshops, the nude in nature, and a youth workshop covering ample subjects to get your student moving in the right direction. This Fall we will be working on adding sculpture, watercolor and the clothed/costumed model to the already well-rounded curriculum. Any questions ?… please feel free to email me.

April 1st, 2011

3 hour study

study of steve

3 hour study of Steve. Surround yourself with other artists, play some inspirational music, get outside in the sunshine, just do what you need to do to get those brushes moving!

March 24th, 2011

Spring class schedule

still life

Oil class demonstration

 Welcome Spring!

There are several notices about upcoming classes and workshops that I have available either here at my studio or at The ARTgarage in Green Bay:

** Adult and High School student’s spring schedule is set for Monday evenings 6:30-8:30 here in my studio running May thru June. Please contact me for registration information.

 **There will be a kid’s art camp consisting of two Saturday afternoons in May, the 14th and 21st. This is open to kids from 2nd-8th grades. We will do outdoor sketching and watercolor pouring.  Please contact me for registration information.

** I will be teaching oil and watercolor classes for NWTC this summer on Wednesdays at the ARTgarage running from June -July. Oil will take place in the morning from 9-11:40 and watercolor will be in the afternoon from 1-3:40. Sign up begins April 14th. Please contact NWTC at 920-498-5444 to sign up.

** Because of its success, I will again be teaching a watercolor portrait workshop at the ARTgarage on September 9-10.  9-4pm each day. Please contact the ARTgarage in Green Bay to register. 920-448-6800

 All classes will have a maximum enrollment so be sure to sign up early!!

 Private and Small Group lessons

Have a friend you would like to paint with? Or how about a gift of lessons for

a special someone…

Contact me for one-time or ongoing lessons availability and pricing.

And finally, I will again be participating in the Northeast Wisconsin Studio Tour on October 7, 8, and 9 of 2011. The turnout was wonderful last year and I hope to see all of you again this Fall.

Email me with any questions:

March 4th, 2011

wonderful workshop


May 12th, 2010

“the Figure” workshop offered


March 8th, 2010

Schedule of art classes for Spring at the Mill Studio

Here is a schedule for upcoming classes at the mill, contact me for a registration form.



New students will begin with drawing techniques, studying line, value and proportion. The students will receive a supply kit that contains a sketchbook, a large drawing pad, various types of drawing pencils, and eraser.

Returning students will begin with painting. The students will use the studio’s paints and brushes, and will be given boards for painting. Please bring in your drawing supplies to prep for paintings. Students may want to bring a smock or an old shirt to leave in class.

***Extra drawing supplies will be on hand for purchase.

Grades 3-5 Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

$56.00 + $20.00 supply fee

April 5,12,19,26

May 10,17,24 (no class May 3rd)

Grades 6-8

Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm

$80.00 + $20 supply fee

April 7,14,21,28

May 5,12,19,26

High School

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm

$80.00 + $20 supply fee

April 6,13,20,27

May 4,11,18,25


Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm

$80.00 + $20 supply fee

April 7,14,21,28

May 5,12,19,26

Contact me for information regarding private or small group (2 -3 students) lessons.

December 28th, 2009


Because of the popularity of my two classes, we’ve added two more to relieve the waiting list. If you are interested, please contact NWTC to register, go to . They will be held on Tuesdays downtown Green Bay in the beautiful Art Garage Studio.

Here are the class numbers:

 Watercolor Class #26702 – Dates 1/12-3/2   9:00-11:40

Oil Paint     Class #26703 – Dates 1/12-3/2   1:00-3:40

November 18th, 2009

Last Night for class

The high school girls finished up the Fall session last night with their first figure drawing. MacGyver was their live model. This is my demo in charcoal.democaitlinsamanthakatiehigh school girlsfinishing touches Drawing from life is very challenging, but they dove in head on and we are very proud of their accomplishments. They only had about 2 1/2 hours to spend on this. More drawing and painting from life in the next session.