**** EVENTS ****

Crazy Quilt Handbag with Contemporary Styling Workshop

August 13, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
Wondering what to do with all those decorative stitches on your sewing machine & leftover scraps of material? This workshop will give you a chance to experiment with the stitches & threads in your stash. Utilizing a fold & flip stitching technique, you will create a colorful snap-top handbag. Use your own fabric or purchase a batik fabric kit for a $8 fee. Bring your own sewing machine & notions. Open to all ages; children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration and a $3.00 fee required.

Block Printing Workshop

August 22, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net

Join Ameris Grapa, multi-media artist and educator, for an afternoon of ink block printing. Make a greeting card or framed art piece. Create a design or image by carving into linoleum, covering it with ink in various colors and transferring the image onto card stock or paper suitable for framing. All materials are provided. Free and open to all ages; children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration required.

Celebration of Arts in Action

September 26, 2015
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
715-339-7282
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/.

Felted Soap Making Workshop

October 10, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net

Jane Hansen, Ogema farmer and fiber fan, provides you with the materials and know-how to wrap her bar soap (or your favorite soap you bring) with colorful wool roving and felt it to create a built-in wash cloth. Jane will also demonstrate her techniques of making handcrafted soap as well as provide info about sheep, wool and felting. Fee for materials is $7.00. Open to all ages; children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration required.

Autumn Photography Workshop

October 24, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net

Learn how to capture autumn in its finest on your digital camera with Seth Carlson, Managing Editor for the Price County Review. Long-time student and practitioner of photography, Seth will show you how to frame an interesting shot and use your camera settings to get just what you’re looking for. This course is for beginners and hobbyists. A digital SLR is recommended but not required. Free and open to all ages; children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration required.

Holiday Evergreen Decorating Workshop

November 14, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net

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 $10. Make some great gifts this holiday season. Open to all ages; children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration required.

Creating with Colorful Shards Workshop

November 21, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net

Whether you’d like to trim a picture frame or mirror with colored mosaic pieces, or make a stained glass window decoration or tree ornament, this workshop provides the tools, guidance and materials you’ll need. You bring the base to decorate, any old china you’d like to break apart, & your imagination. Jeanne Leland, long-time artist using colored shards (pieces) of all kinds, can get you started & keep you going on any project. Make holiday presents from the heart. Free and open to all ages; children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration and a $5.00 fee required.

Heritage Days – Get Hooked on History

May 21, 2016
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
A look into the past in Price County and all that makes us who we are. Enjoy interactive history stations for the kids, tools and skills used by early European settlements in the area, an authentic Fur Trade Era re-enactor’s camp, ethnic food booths by area churches, stage performances with five (5) hours of continuous traditional music, singers, musical instrument makers, storytellers, blacksmith shop, demonstrations of old-time food preservation methods, heritage food production, and ethnic food traditions. Celebrate our northern Wisconsin heritage! A great event for the whole family. Admission is $5.00 per vehicle.

 
 

 

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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