Art workshops, exhibitions, art-centered events, family and community programs

For artists and art appreciators of all ages.

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 explore 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. We’ve expanded our reach through Family Art Days and school programs. And artists from around the country share their works and process with the community in our Guenzel Gallery.

 

2020 Workshops

In response to the current health crisis and based on state safety recommendations, we have cancelled all in-person workshops and events through August 30, 2020.

We plan to reopen on August 31 and have added new workshops in September and October. We are also offering additional programs online and via video conference.

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New Ways to Connect with PenArt and your creative practice.

Join us virtually this summer.

Distant Mentorship

Distant Mentorship

Designed to meet you where you are, both literally and figuratively, this program matches you with a faculty mentor for a virtual one-on-one conversation tailored to your individual interests, challenges, and questions. 

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Convos on Creativity

Conversations on Creativity

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.

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Critique

Monthly Critique Group

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.

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Family

Family Fridays

Get creative together with weekly Family Friday Projects. Projects can be made with supplies most have at home. And on a bi-weekly basis, we provide curb-side pick up of free art kits with all necessary supplies and instructions. 

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Empower creative growth and build strong communities through the arts. 

Enabling life-changing experiences through arts education is what Peninsula School of Art does - but we can’t do it without your help.

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2020 Door County Plein Air Festival

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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
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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!
Workshop Student
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!
Workshop Student
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!
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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.
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Experience the intersection of art and nature on the PenArt campus.

Nestled in the diverse, scenic beauty of the Door County peninsula, we are open year-round to visitors, students and art appreciators.