Events Calendar

Sunday, October 7 2018

October 7, 2018 - 9:30am - 4:30pm


Fee: $110/ $99 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Enameling is a timeless art form that involves sifting colored glass onto a copper base and fusing it in a kiln to create shiny, colorful works of art. In this workshop, Leslie Perrino teaches the basics of enameling, covering a variety of techniques including stencils, sgraffito, threads, silver foil, screens, and decals. She will also be covering new techniques for returning students. You will complete sample pieces for practice, and can then choose from a variety of projects. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

About Leslie Perrino

Leslie Perrino is an artist and "art evangelist" who loves to share the power of art and creativity with people, particularly in her beloved areas of metals and enameling. Her artwork is a quirky mix of traditional and found objects, most recently combining computer/electrical components with enamels. She is a charismatic and effective teacher who encourages skill building and exploration of the medium.

October 7, 2018 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Fee: $30/$25 members
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Ages: 10-15

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project (UWMWP) offers a morning workshop for aspiring writers aged 10-15. Young writers will work with an NWP teacher leader for a unique creative writing experience. With the stunning backdrop of the sculpture garden as a source of inspiration, the group will engage in a variety of observational exercises and exploratory writing activities. Participants will leave with a collection of prompts that correspond to the sculptures. Come meet and share writing and feedback with other like-minded young writers.

During this workshop, we will:
● Engage in a variety of creative writing exercises to inspire multiple genres of creative writing, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and more;
● Work with an NWP teacher leader in a small group setting;
● Learn a few foundational writing techniques used by professional writers;
● Make connections between the physical world, observation, and creative writing;
● And become inspired to continue using nature and observation to write creatively!

About the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project
UWMWP is an affiliate site of the National Writing Project (NWP), the premier professional development network anchored at colleges and universities, for teacher leaders focusing on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all. Teacher leaders associated with UWMWP have a passion for teaching writing that includes creating new ways to inspire writers of all ages with a personal commitment to their own writing practices.

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