In all fine art media:
Learn, discover and celebrate the visual arts.
For over half a century Peninsula School of Art has been dedicated to the belief that everyone deserves access to the arts—and each of us has the potential for artistic expression. Our exceptional art workshops, art education programs, exhibits, and events open doors for curious minds of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to learn, discover and grow through the visual arts. We celebrate creativity together during the Door County Plein Air Festival. We bring nationally-recognized artist-educators to the Door Peninsula and artists from around the country share their works and process with the community in our Guenzel Gallery.
With Safety Guidelines in place, new studio spaces under construction, and an abundance of care, we are planning for in-person workshop programming this summer. Over 175 workshops for adults, teens and children in all media.
Before you register, please review our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines so you will know what to expect and what will be expected of you. And know that, if conditions force us to cancel workshops, you’ll get a full refund on your payment.
Connect, grow and celebrate the visual arts.
Conversations on Creativity is your chance to come together with other learners to talk about art and artists. Each month we’ll cover a new topic - from what is creativity and how the creative process works, to aesthetics, the art market and inspiring artists. We’ll explore the topic through articles, podcasts, videos, and/or books.
Add a dash of art to your day. Drop by PenArt over your lunch break (or tune in online) to hear from artists about their work, experts on topics related to current exhibitions, and more. Beginning this June, Lunchtime Talks will take place the second Thursday of each month through August, and the third Saturday of each month from September through May.
Critique Group invites artists of all levels and backgrounds to come together for conversation. Reserve a 30-minute block to share your in-progress and/or finished work, ask questions of the group, and discuss what might be next - or just listen, share your viewpoints and learn from other artists.
Get creative together with monthly Family Art Days on the third Saturday of the month, September through May, 9am-Noon. Due to the ongoing health situation, we will offer a demonstration in our gallery, with free pick up art kits. Learn from one another, share in the fun, and create unique works of art together. DROP IN ANYTIME!
Through July 17, 2021
2.5 D: Breaking the Surface
It was great! The instructor provided the spark my painting had been missing all winter. Something in his enthusiasm, approach or technique, made me rethink my "rules" and the result is my painting has stepped up a level. So excited to get back tomy studio! And the school itself is so comfortable and provides exactly what is needed! - Workshop Student
This was an excellent class with a well established, nationally known versatile artist who shared a lot of interesting tips as well as broad insights to abstract painting. Thank you, PenArt for making this class available!
This workshop was awesome. I loved every minute of it. The building and grounds were comfortable and offered lots of unique spaces. I also appreciated the sense of family from the staff on up. You really know how to run a workshop. Many, many thanks. I will be back!
The instructor was exceptional, the ideal combination of technical and creative ability with a solid, accessible teaching style. He was very organized and gave us information as well as inspiration, loved it!
Your metals shop was very well equipped. The class size was nice. The structure of the workshop was great. The instructor was terrific.Just the right amount of demo time. I was so pleased to go home with a couple of pieces that I am quite proud to share with my friends. I look forward to taking my next metals workshop.
Nestled in the diverse, scenic beauty of the Door County peninsula, we are open year-round to visitors, students and art appreciators.