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UW-Green Bay Summer Camps:Arts Enrichment for Adults

UW-Green Bay Arts Enrichment for Adults

2015 Arts Enrichment for Adults

...for your creative side !

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If you are an adults or older teen, you will thrive in our Arts Enrichment for Adults program! Express yourself through sculpture, drawing, painting, ceramics, book making, photography and non-fiction writing. Take note of the experienced and talented instructors we have enlisted for this endeavor. You will be motivated and inspired by their expertise, attention to detail, attention to you, and to your works of art.

NOTE: Each student will choose one art or writing class for the duration of the program. If your first choice class is full at the time you register, we will assign you to your second choice preference. Register early!


Tuesday Evenings, 6:00-8:30 PM
July 14-August 11, 2015


$139 for tuition. Additionally materials fees may be charged as indicated under each course listing. Please include all fees when you register. Fees are payable by check or credit card. For a speedy and secure registration process, please register online:

If you prefer, submit completed registration and payment to:

Arts Enrichment for Adults
Office of Outreach and Adult Degree, CL 206
2420 Nicolet Drive Green Bay, WI 54311

Application Deadline: July 3, 2015

Other Things to Know

  1. Parking: You may park in the Studio Arts Parking Lot on campus. Do not park in 15-minute parking or any loading docks.
  2. Check in on the first day is from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. in the Studio Arts Cafeteria (first floor of building).
  3. Normal class hours are Tuesdays from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  4. This is a day program only. Overnight accommodations are not available on campus.
  5. Material fees cover supplies the teacher will purchase for you.
  6. Supply lists are provided so you can purchase these items prior to the start of the class. Bring them with you on the first day.


Sandra Shackelford - Arts Enrichment Coordinator

Sandra Shackelford is a document artist. She received her BFA from UW-Green Bay and did graduate work in fine arts at UW-Milwaukee. The artist's work incorporates heroic scale drawings, black and white photographs and narratives from oral histories of people she considers (un)common heroes, the unheralded, and the quietly courageous.

Ms Shackelford's artwork was used exclusively in the award winning CESA television program, "But Names Can Hurt Forever" and in the documentary film, "Westbound" which documents the life of a hobo historian.

Ms Shackelford is a writing specialist at the College of Menominee Nation and conducts Women's Writing Circles and related writing workshops.  She initiated and verbally and visually documented  "The Memorial Wall of Hope and Healing", a traveling tribute composed of 48 mosaics designed and created by individuals with life-threatening illnesses.

Ms Shackelford teaches art and creative non-fiction and is currently at work on a major project, "The Memorial Wall of Hope and Healing." She served as the co-director for UW-Green Bay's longstanding Summer Art Studio Camps for middle and high school students, for several years and currently serves as its guest artist in residence.


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Available Classes


Acrylic Painting: Abstracting the Senses

This workshop will explore the world of abstraction and present different ways of evoking sensory experiences through color, composition, and surface.  Each week will have a short lesson that will give participants an opportunity to experience abstraction from a new perspective and/or process.  Small-scale paintings will be completed each week using the new processes learned.  Technical instruction will be given on how to create dynamic color, innovative surface texture, and powerful compositions.  We will be working in acrylic paints.  LEVEL: Adventurous beginner, intermediate. 

Instructor: Danica Oudeans is a Wisconsin native who received her  bachelor of arts degree from the UW-Green Bay and her MFA in painting from Miami University of Ohio.  Danica's work has been exhibited in galleries across the country and is known for abstracting sensory experience into complex and beautifully painted and dream surfaces.  Her exhibition, Intimate Spaces, was recently featured at the Westminster College Art Gallery in New Willington, PA.  The sculptural paintings presented in Intimate Spaces demonstrate innovative and symbolic uses of material to visually speak about the merging of the public and private human experience.  Danica has many years of teaching experience and enjoys working with artists of all levels, from beginners to professionals.  She is the honoree of two Kaplan Awards for excellence in instruction while teaching for several colleges in the UW System.

Materials Fee: $20

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Landscape Digital Photography

Are you the next Ansel Adams? In this workshop you will examine photographs of the masters like Adams to discover what makes a good landscape photograph. Instructor and professional photographer, Dan Moore, will then apply those concepts in the field, using the natural landscape around UW-Green Bay's Cofrin Arboretum as your subject matter. Once you have taken your photographs, you will move to the computer lab where you will learn how to use Photoshop to enhance your images. You will need a digital camera for this course. NOTE: This is NOT a class on digital camera technology. Participants should come to class understanding the basic operation of their digital camera.

Instructor: As a landscape photographer, Dan Moore, has focused on his specialty, photographing in over 100 sites in the National Parks. His work has been exhibited widely. Local events where his work can be viewed include Art Street, Arti Gras, and the Northern Waters Gallery. Dan's enthusiasm for photography extends beyond his own work. He is passionate about helping others learn to "see" through the camera lens and express their own views of the natural world.

No lab fee required.

No supply list.

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Ceramics: Wheel Throwing And Hand-Building For Raku Firing

Get fired up with raku! The use of fire and smoke to achieve dramatic glazing effects will inspire you as you become part of this time-honored tradition. Whether ceramics is your favorite artistic medium or you would just like to explore this art form, instructor and professional potter, Dean Hoegger, will be your guide you on a creative adventure of shaping clay into forms. You will learn techniques for making wheel-thrown, hand-built vessels and sculptures, and the special glazing and firing process for raku pottery. Whether you are a beginner or experienced student, you will experience success in this popular workshop.

Instructor: Dean Hoegger studied ceramics and education at UW-Green Bay in the late 70s and has been making pots and teaching ever since. He is a long-time instructor for UW-Green Bay's Summer Art Camps and teaches year-round classes at Clay on Steele in Algoma, WI and in his studio in Door County. He currently exhibits his work at the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Art Street in Green Bay and other summer art fairs.

Materials Fee: $25 Tools will be provided, but students should bring a hand towel and an ice cream size bucket.

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Drawing What You See

Intimidated by the thought of drawing? Don’t be. Instructor Sara Tlachac will not only give you the instruction to turn you on to drawing but she’ll also banish your fear of this elegant means of self-expression. You will create life-like, three-dimensional appearing drawings while learning various drawing techniques. Should you wish to work from a cherished photograph, bring it to class. When you complete this exciting workshop, you will have completed a masterpiece well beyond your expectations!

Instructor: Sara Tlachac has been making art with talented students at Aldo Leopold School in Green Bay for the past 16 years. She has also had the opportunity to work at UWGB for a variety of programs including teaching figure drawing and wildlife drawing at the Summer Art Camp, and teaching adults at the Arts Enrichment for Adults, and Grandparents University. As an artist she has exhibited at The Neville Museum, Peninsula Art School, The Art Garage, Gallery 10, and The Flying Pig. Her first love is graphite drawing followed by rich layered Prismacolor. When not making art you can find her pretending to be a mermaid or on her bike.

Materials Fee: $15

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Book-Making: A One Of A Kind Experience! - Cancelled

In this popular workshop, artist/instructor Kathy Hackbarth will introduce you to the exciting world of book-making. During this program you will create your own hand-covered book while learning techniques and incorporating them into an art form begun hunderds of years ago. You will learn and create four different styles of books, paint your own cover designs, experience the joy of success, and carry with you the knowledge and skill that will enable you to make your own one-of-a-kind books at home.

Instructor: Instructor Kathy Hackbarth is well-known and highly respected in the field of book-making. She owns her own small company, "Books That Bind" and has also taught art and book-making in the Green Bay School System for over 20 years. She is a sought-after instructor and conducts workshops and teaches classes at various studios throughout Wisconsin. She also fills her classes both for the Adult Enrichment for Adults Program and the University's Summer Art Studio Camps for middle

Materials Fee: $35*

*All supplies will be provided in this materials fee. If you have special papers that you really love, feel free to bring them along!

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Watercolor Inspirations: Come Splash With Me!

In this workshop we will discover the possibilities of glowing color, and misty flowing washes when we allow color to mix on paper. We will explore a variety of techniques for creating texture; ways to simplify subject matter into basic shapes that capture its essence, the use of patterns of light and dark to create form, and much more. Students of all levels are welcome!

Instructor: Watercolor artist and Presbyterian minister, Tricia Matthew, fell in love with watercolor while attending a workshop entitled, "Art as Doorway to the Sacred". It was as if she opened the door to her "self" and connected with an inner creative spirit longing to find expression in her life. She has studied with many watercolor artists and her work has been exhibited throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Tricia has been teaching watercolor for 11 years and also facilitates workshops in art and spirituality and dream exploration.

Materials Fee: $10

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Nonfiction Writing: Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Sandra Shackelford, former journalist, writing instructor, college art instructor, and professional fine artist, will mentor your growth and development as you begin or continue to write those stories you've been waiting for years to put down on paper in a non-competitive, relaxed atmosphere. The focus of this interactive workshop is memoir, narrative nonfiction, "true" stories based on personal experience; writing about the people, events and places that have impacted and shaped your life. Using writing prompts, you will begin and/or continue creatively recording your "truth". Bring pencil, pen, and notebook along with a good sense of humor!

Instructor: Besides directing the Art Enrichment for Adults Program, Sandra Shackelford has facilitated Women's Writing Circles over the past decade. A former journalist, her major work is documenting the decade she spent in Mississippi in the 50s and 60s working for civil and human rights. Sandra, who has taught drawing and painting at UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College, DePere, currently serves as a writing specialist at the College of Menominee Nation, Green Bay site.

No materials fee.

No supply list.

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