June 5th, 2014

The Academy of Fine Art 3rd Annual Student and Alumni Exhibition

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Please join us at The ARTgarage in Green Bay on Thursday, June 5th for a celebration of our students’ accomplishments. All are welcome as we meet and greet from 5:30-8:00 pm. There will be over 36 recent framed works and sculptures.
The exhibition will continue to hang for the month of June. Please see The Artgarage website for hours and directions, www.theartgarage.org

Featured artists will be:
Minnie Bhupathi
Nathan Brandner
Jeff Hucek
Betsy Spry
Karen Eclavea
Faye Willems
Dan Roth
Linda Rauscher
Karen Mihm
Donna Motquin
Marina Beyer
Mike De Wane
Adam Rudar
David Ebben

Molly Johnson
Mark Zelten
David Carpenter
Jeff Hargreaves
Lori Beringer
Marcia Brice

November 11th, 2013

Academy Uprades!

The Academy of Fine Art is based on the premise of a strong foundational education. In an ever-changing electronic world, the base of our curriculum doesn’t require “upgrading” every 3-6 months. Students are taught as the Great Masters were taught, with simple tools and in depth critiques of their works, learning to “see” and appreciating the ability to grow in an atmosphere that fosters the creation of fine art pieces.
We do recognize that there is always opportunity for growth in our curriculum and the chance to embrace the availability of knowledge from many resources right at our fingertips. In the past two years, I have implemented programs into the curriculum to advance our students even beyond the level expected of them.
With the initial addition of the Portrait and Sculpture classes in 2011, I saw the students being able to relate their figure studies and their studio cast work with their sculpture and portraiture. Their “flat” work on paper is beginning to take almost a sculptural appearance as they learn to view the subject “in the round.” This year, in order to enhance this wonderful development I have added anatomy lectures. Dr. Peri Aldrich is breaking down the skeletal and musculature systems into artist friendly lectures. Dr. Peri has over 33 years’ experience as a physician, working in family and sports medicine. Her knowledge and ability to lecture with visuals is wonderful for the beginning and advanced art student (we have a 3D L’Ecorchet AP on a flat screen along with large posters and soon our full size skeleton will arrive). Students take notes and sketch as Dr. Aldrich lectures and follow through with homework supporting what was lectured on that day.
Also this year, Composition and Design was added to the Academy’s curriculum. Marcia Brice, former instructor at the American Academy of Art, Chicago and Columbia College, meets 4 times a year with the students to teach hands on Composition and Design. This lecture/class brings design principles and uses art history to compare older works and newer more contemporary works, from representational to abstract. Citing these works and breaking them into basic composition and design properties gives the students examples to take forth into their studios and apply to their cast work and still life. Marcia also sends the students off with homework exercises to reinforce what she has taught which opens discussion between the student-body as they work on these projects together at school. Students use this knowledge in their Master Sketch Lectures they give to the other students.
Our newest studio and life room instructor David Carpenter compliments our already solid instructor roster with a wealth of knowledge in anatomy and a great teaching ability. This brings our curriculum full circle, reinforcing all that is taught by Bren Sibilsky in sculpture, Dr. Aldrich in Anatomy, Marcia Brice in Design, along with our Studio and Life instructors Lori Beringer, Ken DeWaard, Jeff Hargreaves, Dyan Wellmon, Mark Zelten and myself.
The Academy of Fine Art has embraced “upgrading” and will continue to do so. I welcome interested students and artists to tour our facility. Please email or call to schedule a personal tour.
www.theacademyoffineart.com 920-362-4382 molly@mollyjohnsonstudio.com

February 4th, 2013

Upcoming Events at The Academy 2013

Join us Saturday, March 16th 6-9pm
For an Open House with live Irish music and art! Featuring the band Bug-eyed Pete!

Student/Alumni/Faculty Exhibition at The Artgarage
Opening Night Thursday June 6th, 5:30-8:30pm
Exhibition hangs the month of June, 2013

Summer studio availability for year round students,
Summer Intensive for new students. Contact Molly for details.

Monday Night Portraiture continues all year
Only $5 for enrolled students, high school and college students.
$10 for a 3 hour session, uninstructed with a model.

The Academy Phantom Gallery
Corner of Cherry and Walnut, Green Bay
New works arriving in February

Stuart Fullerton Plein Air Workshop
Beginners-Advanced, August 11-13, 2013
Stuart is a 4 time invitee to the Door County Plein Air Festival
And instructor at Chicago’s Palette and Chisel

www.theacademyoffineart.com 920-362-4382
217 Broadway St, Denmark WI
Wisconsin’s only Art Renewal Center Approved Academy

October 18th, 2012

Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out

Join us for a fun day of painting and socializing her at The Academy and Mill Art Center, this Saturday October 20th from 9-4pm.

No need to be a member, all are welcome to this free event. We will have a pony here to pose for painters and a social to follow at 4pm.IMAG0848

October 10th, 2012

Open House, Studio Tour, OPA Paint- Out

Don’t forget! 
This Friday, October 12, 6-9 pm The Academy of Fine Art Open House
featuring the current work of our students and local band Bug-eyed Pete

The Art Studio Tour 2012
Free Event
Saturday October 13, 10-6 pm
 and Sunday, October 14, 12-5pm
The Academy will host 3 artists this year!
Featuring Pam Clausen, Molly Johnson and Mark Zelten

Next Saturday, October 20th
The Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out
Hosted by The Academy of Fine Art
9-4 pm with a social to follow
All are invited to paint and visit, no need to be a member.
Contact Molly Johnson for any questions or more information
July 17th, 2012

Open Portrait Sessions Monday Evenings at The Mill Art Center!

Join us Every Monday evening as we come together as an art community and enjoy drawing and painting the clothed portrait model. For only $10, you get 3 hours with a live model, fun atmosphere with other artists, young and old, beginners and advanced. What better way to build your skills than with a live model and great facility. Reservations are not necessary, we have some easels and drawing benches. Contact us with any questions.  molly@mollyjohnsonstudio.comDSC_4428DSC_4430DSC_4426

June 25th, 2012

2012 Einstein Projects Installed

Executive Director Molly Johnson and Student Michelle Krahenbuhl have again been chosen to paint pieces for the Einstein Project of Green Bay. The pieces are installed along the City Deck on the Fox River. The Butterflies and Friends Event is September 20th, all pieces are up for auction to raise funds for this very worthy cause.

Molly with hre piece "Au Naturel"

Molly with hre piece "Au Naturel"

Michelle Krahenbuhl's piece "New Beginnings"

Michelle Krahenbuhl's piece "New Beginnings"

June 8th, 2012

The Mill Art Center and The Academy of Fine Art

Summer School is in full swing!  Monday thru Friday, 9am -noon, all of June, last two weeks of July and first two of August. The Academy of Fine Art School year starts September 4th.  Call for additional hours and tours. 920-362-4382.

Special Events at The Mill Art Center and The Academy of Fine Art!!

Every Monday is Open Portrait Session! 6-9pm, $10 for 3  hours with a clothed model. Bring your own supplies, limited amount of easels and benches available. NO Reservation Required.  Fun Fun Fun!

Academy Student Show & Open House Join the Academy of Fine Art students celebrate their newest works with an open house featuring light snacks and live music by Bug-eyed Pete, a local Irish Band.  October 12, 2012 , more information to follow.

Northeast Wisconsin Studio Tour Featuring Pam Clausen, Mark Zelten and Molly Johnson. These three alumni of The Academy of Fine Art will demo and show their newest works. October 13 an 14, 2012. More info to follow,

Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out, Join The Academy and Mill Art Center in welcoming members and others for the Great Paint out here in Denmark. Featuring demos and discussions with Nationally Acclaimed Plein air Artist Ken DeWaard, October 20th, 2012, 9-4pm, and a social to follow.

Student/Alumni/Faculty Exhibition at THEArtgarge in Green Bay, May 2013. Details to follow.

April 10th, 2012




Enjoy these 4 segments introducing our new space and featuring Molly, Mark Zelten, student Michelle Krahenbuhl and many more.

April 9th, 2012


September – April 2011-2012

The Art Center is always open during Academy classes, and because it is also Molly’s studio she is often there painting and would love to give you a tour. Please contact Molly for availability. molly@mollyjohnsonstudio.com  

Academy Class Schedule for 2011-2012 school year:

Tuesdays 1-4pm, Wednesdays 1-4pm, Thursdays 6-9pm, Saturdays 9-5pm.

The Academy of Fine Art and The Mill Art Center are closed on Sunday and Monday.