Openings in Clearing Classes

There’s something for everyone at The Clearing. While some week-long classes are already full, others still have openings, for both resident and commuter students. Here are a few of them.

Door County’s Ed Fenendael is teaching “Watercolor Excitement & Beyond” during the week of May 21. Fenendael’s class will explore traditional watercolor, including the use of Japanese masa paper, a type of paper that is collaged to the watercolor paper after crushing the fibers, creating a wonderful abstract result.

During the week of June 4, Nina Weiss, who taught for 18 years at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, is teaching a class called “Painting Exploration with Water-Based Media.” The class will explore the creative possibilities of acrylic, gouache, watercolor and aquarelle pencils.

Also during the week of June 4, Milwaukee poet and writer Robert Vaughan will teach “Mixing Genres: Poetry & Fiction,” during which the fine line between prose and poetry will be explored.

And finally, also during the week of June 4, Roger Kuhns and Woody Wheeler, the grandson of Clearing founder Jens Jensen, will team up for “A Natural History Sampler.” Roger will focus on the Niagara Escarpment and Door County’s glacial history, while Wheeler, who leads birding tours around the country, will explore the wonderful world of birds.

For more information on these and other Clearing classes, visit or call 920.854.4088.

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