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For more information on upcoming workshops contact:

Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips, WI

Sponsored by the The Friends of Fred Smith. Workshops require pre-registration as they fill rapidly and often have waiting lists. Children under 10 years old are welcome to attend most workshop but must be accompanied by an adult. CALL 715-339-7282 TO REGISTER. Check back as workshops may be added and they are subject to change, or call for more information!

September 3, 2016
1-4 p.m.
Long-time chalk artist, Terrie Grapa, returns to the park this summer to be your guide to creating depth in chalk drawings as you “step into the picture.” See, touch, and smell the chalk as your drawing unfolds in this medium. All materials are provided. Registration is required.

October 22, 2016

9am - 3 pm
During Wolf Awareness Week learn about the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, and how wolves are monitored and managed in Wisconsin with DNR Assistant Carnivore Biologist, Jane Wiedenhoeft. This class meets the wolf ecology class requirement for participating in the DNR Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration & a $16 fee (lunch included) are required.

October 8, 2016
1-4 p.m.
Capture the beauty of glowing light and iridescent glass in personalized fused-glass pendants. Bits of broken glass are laid upon a base and fused together by the heat of a kiln into one translucent piece, fit to be worn as jewelry. Participants must be 13 yrs or older. Registration required.

October 6 & 13, 2016
6-8 p.m.
Bring your favorite evening beverage and learn to sketch with Sheila Miske. On October 6, learn about the patterns, tools, and materials involved to create your own Zen doodling techniques. Then on October 13, try a simple step-by-step process to sketch a bird with colored pencils. Beginners to experienced artists will find something new to learn and are sure to enjoy the process in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration required.

September 17, 2016
9-10:30 a.m. - Trunk Show
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Workshop (Noon Lunch Break)
The day begins with a lecture/demo about plants you can grow or gather in this area to produce natural color on fabrics and yarns. This program is open to all ages. In the hands-on workshop that follows, participants will sample ecoprinting and solar dyeing on silk scarves using gathered materials, and natural dyeing on wool yarns with an introduction to mordants and modifiers. Participants must be 13 yrs or older. All materials are included. Call 715-339-7282 for details. Registration for either the morning or afternoon session is necessary as space is limited. A $5 fee for the morning and a $30 fee for the afternoon sessions are required.

Celebration of Arts in Action

September 24, 2016
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Painting Competition Judging starts at 4 p.m.
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net

The park will be host to a Wandering Wisconsin Roadside Art Experience event as one of five special art environments hosting similar events statewide, each including an Outdoor Painting Competition. Attendees to the Concrete Park will be offered an array of instant opportunities to create art in four different mediums: painting on a life-size mural, glazing and firing raku pottery, decorating the park garage with mosaics, and painting open-air, postcard-sized landscapes. All open-air paintings completed at the park are eligible for entry into the competition for cash prizes. Judging starts at 4 p.m. and awards are given thereafter. All materials for each art opportunity will be provided. A quilt display, music, auction and great food make this a wonderful event for the entire family. Stop by on your way between the Phillips Harvest Fest and Ogema Christmas Tree Festival. For the location of other Roadside Art Experience sites, visit www.kohlerfoundation.org/grants/plein-air-painting-competition-wandering-wisconsin/.

November 12, 2016
1-4 p.m.
Learn how to make and decorate a fresh holiday evergreen wreath as well as trying your hand creating an evergreen swag. Wreath or swag packages with all necessary greenery and decorative supplies available for $15. Make some great gifts from the heart this holiday season. Registration required.

Paper Embellishing Techniques, Part 2 - Making Paper Fabrick & More

November 19, 2016
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net

The second in a two-workshop series, Ameris Grapa will be illustrating paper embellishing techniques to add to your printing skills. Join her in transforming ordinary paper into the extraordinary, used to create monoprints for greeting cards, wall art, stationery, photo mats, holiday cards and ornaments, and even cell cases. Expand on one-of-a-kind prints with ways to create additional 2-dimentional textured materials including paper fabric. The possibilities are endless. Registration & a $7 fee are required. All materials are provided. Open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited.



Horse and rider from Henry Mocavts
and John Putro tableau
Farming with Oxen tableau

Farming with Horses tableau
#6 Chiann the Beer Drinker and Photographer.
Photo: Robert Amft,
circa 1950-64.
Farming With Oxen. Photo: Fred Scruton ©
Mr. Knox and Oxen. Photo: Fred Scruton ©



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