Winners of Peninsula School of Art Youth Art Contest Announced

Cherry Tree by Wyatt Thorpe.

In conjunction with their “Art Sampler” Family Day on Saturday, May 16, Peninsula School of Art, hosted an art contest for young artists aged 3.5 years to 17. The contest was divided into four age groups, with the winner in each group awarded art supplies.

Wyatt Thorpe, 5, of Butte de Mortes, WI, received top honors in the 3.5 – 5 years-old age category for his abstract “Cherry Tree” tempera painting on Canson paper. “Cherry Tree” is one in a series of abstract fruit tree paintings.

Riel L. Phillips, 6, of Egg Harbor, won in the 6 – 8 year-old group for his “Making Book,” a handmade book created from Strathmore canvas paper, colored pencil and oil pastel. In the 6-page book, Riel illustrates “how to draw anything.”

Kelsey Weddig, 9, of Fish Creek, won in the 9 – 12 years-old division for her tempera on Canson paper painting of a flower in full bloom on a sunny day.

In the 13 – 17 years-old category, Christine Weber, 14, of Elm Grove received a prize for her air-dried clay interpretation of a snake charmer at work.

Peninsula School of Art offers one to five day workshops in all 2- and 3-D media for all ages and skill levels. During the summer months, the School’s Studios for Young Artists program offers nearly 40 workshops for children from 3.5-years-old through teenagers.

For further information contact Kay McKinley Arneson, Director of Marketing and Exhibitions, at [email protected] or by calling 920.868.3455.