Peninsula School of Art provides enriching, educational experiences to participants of all ages and abilities that broaden individual perspectives, and fosters a community dedicated to the transformative power of the visual arts.
We offer year-round workshops, lectures, exhibits and family-friendly events for students of all ages and abilities.
We offer workshops in all visual arts media. Most workshops are one to five days in length and adult workshops are open to students age 16 and up. Our workshop offerings include:
The Summer Studios for Young Artists, available from mid-June through mid-August, includes workshops for students age 3½ to 17. Most workshops are four days in length and two -and-a-half hours per day. Workshops include cartooning, graphic storymaking, sculpture, printmaking, exploring clay, metalsmithing, painting and drawing.
We also offer year-round Community Outreach Programs for youth and families including:
Our students are from “all over.” Skill levels range from absolute beginner to master-level. Student ages range from three years to retiree. Classes range in size from six to fourteen students, ensuring lots of individual attention.
Our faculty consists of more than one hundred professional artists and art educators from around the country. A typical faculty member may be an instructor from a renowned university or art college, a talented local artist who is committed to contributing to the community or a nationally recognized workshop instructor.
We are always looking for qualified workshop instructors to bring new media, techniques and insight to our students. If you would like to be considered as a workshop instructor, click here fop more information.
Yes, the gallery and grounds are free and open to the public. We only ask that you respect the work environment of our students during class hours. Our main campus is fully handicapped accessible.
We are open year-round. Our campus is open May to October, 8am-5pm, Monday through Saturday; and November through April, 8am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
The main campus is five acres with an additional five acres held for future expansion.
Our current facilities include:
The Peninsula School of Art was founded in 1965.
The School was founded by Madeline Tripp Tourtelot, a photographer, filmmaker, painter and jewelry artist from Chicago.
The original campus – barns and Tourtelot studio - were built around the School’s founding in 1965. The main year-round building and Guenzel Gallery were built in 1996.