Classes and Events at Artists Guild

Artists Guild owner and artist Sarah Bradley will present a two-day class for high school students called “Build a Portfolio” on April 21 and 28, 2 – 4 pm. Geared to sophomores and juniors, this class will help students prepare an art portfolio and ready themselves for college interviews. A former college admissions counselor, Bradley will cover issues from academics to the components of a compelling portfolio and what to expect during a college interview.

The class also includes some drawing instruction, and costs $30 for both days. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by April 17.

Artists Guild reminds families that Youth Art Classes are scheduled for April 13. The subject is “All About Collage” and classes are geared for three age groups.

“All About Collage” is also the theme for April’s Art Fundamentals on April 27, 10 am – 12 pm. Sarah and Jeff Bradley will teach participants basic techniques and lead them through creating a collage of their own. The cost is $30 and includes all materials. Pre-registration is required by April 25.

Open Studio, the new opportunity to work on projects amidst other artists, meets on April 14, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm, for $10.

April’s Art Speak subject is “Outsider Art.” Wisconsin is particularly rich in examples of Outsider Art, done by individuals, typically outside the social mainstream, with no formal art training. Adjunct professor of Art History Jennifer Aldrich will present a lecture on April 20, 10 am – 12 pm, highlighting regional outsider artists. The program is free and open to the public.

A new Life Drawing Guild session began April 10 and runs for five Wednesday nights through May 8. Artists may drop in for $20 an evening. A model poses from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm. High school and college students pay a reduced fee with pre-approval.

Artists Guild is located at 215 N. Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. For more information call 920.743.9900 or visit