PenArt Releases 2016 Youth Workshop Catalog

Young students are invited to flex their artistic muscles with workshops that honor the theme of this year’s Summer Olympics during the 2016 Summer Studios for Young Artists workshops at Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F, Fish Creek.

The program, which was initiated with the School’s founding 51 years ago, is for children ages 3½ to 17 years old. Among the Olympic-themed offerings are Color Wheels & Cartwheels, a painting and drawing workshop for 3.5-5 year olds (June 20 – July 5); and the annual mixed-media workshop for all ages that centers on the School’s Fourth of July Parade entry. Titled Art Olympians!, the workshop will be held on July 1-2, with the students displaying their creations in the Baileys Harbor July Fourth parade.

With 40 workshops in four age groups, the newly released catalog includes four additional clay workshops for ages 9-17 on the popular potter’s wheel. Other offerings include animation studios that conclude with a student film festival, storybook illustration, as well as teen intensives in studio and plein air (outdoor) painting, drawing, and ceramics.

For those in need of financial assistance, the Kathryn A. Doerr Young Artists Endowed Fund and the Karen Eloise Teskie Memorial Scholarships cover 100 percent of the tuition expenses of any Summer Studios for Young Artists workshop. The Doerr Scholarship is for children from Door and Kewaunee counties. Each year, two Teskie Scholarships are awarded based on merit: one is reserved for a Gibraltar High School student, and the other is for a Door County home-school student. The deadline for scholarship submissions is May 15. Scholarship applications are available to download online at

Catalogs are delivered to local mailboxes, but additional copies are available at Peninsula School of Art or downloaded from

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