From soup to nuts, this calendar will show events, happenings, celebrations.
Summertime is our busiest season so you may expect to find more things going on May through September.
Sat26Apr20142:00, 4:30 and 7:00Trueblood Performing Arts Center
Spring on Washington Island – what could be better! In every direction there is a scene waiting to be painted; everything from scenery and flowers to buildings, still life and people. We have five full days to learn some new techniques, work out some painting problems, get the creative juices flowing, have lots of fun, and totally immerse ourselves in painting. You are welcome to bring your own photo reference and adapt the lessons to fit your needs and personal photos. There will be plenty of time to paint on your own or do “paint along” sessions. The use of light, translating value into color, design, and “fixing it” techniques will be covered.
Workshop Fee: $275 Member / $295 Non-Member • Students limited to 15 • Classes take place at Sunset Resort.
Cathy Meader Workshop • May 15-18, 2014
Get rid of your fears, and learn to let your creative side out. Can’t draw a straight line, no worries you don’t have to! This is your chance to improve your drawing skills through a series of techniques and exercises. Students will learn how to achieve perspective and accuracy while gaining confidence in their ability to draw. Materials will be provided but if you have drawing supplies feel free to bring them. Also bring along a sketchbook.
Cathy is an accomplished artist in many methods and medium with a focus on drawing and painting. She exhibits her work in Racine, Kenosha, and Door County. Cathy taught art in public schools for 33 years, and has given workshops to adults and children throughout the country.
Workshop Fee: $175 Member / $195 Non-Member • Students limited to 15 • Classes take place at Meader Studio.
A fundraiser for the benefit of the Washington Island Music Festival and the Island’s Music in the School Program
Held at the Bethel Church, directed by the American Legion
Sat31May20147:30 pmTrueblood Performing Arts Center
British singer Julian Dawson joins Washington Island performer Julian Hagen for a night of great music.
Wed11Jun2014Trinity Lutheran Church
Fri13Jun2014Sun15Jun2014Red Barn, Detroit Harbor
Fri13Jun20147:30 pmArt & Nature Center
Sat14Jun201410:30 to 4:30Art & Nature Center
The Hours of Operation for the Art & Nature Center's 2014 Season are as follows:
Sat14Jun2014Fri18Jul2014During regular hoursArt & Nature Centerplane/plain or fancyabstract paintings
Mon16Jun2014Wed18Jun2014Washington Island School
Ed Fenendael Workshop • June 16-18, 2014
This is a chance to uncover colors hidden inside you. From lemonade skies to purple cows, we will explore expressive approaches to pigments. We will work with ink and watercolor one of the three days and help bridge the gap between realistic representation and what you really want to say in your paintings. Each day will begin with a short lecture, a demonstration and then, you will have time to paint on your own with one on one instruction. Plan to leave with a renewed understanding of the joy of watercolor.
Workshop Fee: $180 Member / $200 Non-Member • Students limited to 12 • Classes take place at the Washington Island School.
Mon23Jun2014Fri27Jun2014Washington Island School
Barbara Mathews Workshop • June 23-27, 2014
Washington Island, what a great location to celebrate color and texture! Together we will search and invent new ways to see the world around us. Learn to create interesting and exciting abstract patterns of light and darks that provide descriptive information as well as creating a mood. Learn to find the most interesting and unusual placement of shapes. With the structure of shapes worked out and the patterns of lights and darks, you can focus on color. Each day we will explore new subjects from the beautiful landscapes of the Island. There will be daily demonstrations, plus plenty of painting time with individual help by an experienced instructor.
Workshop Fee: $325 Member / $345 Non-Member • Students limited to 15 • Classes take place at the Washington Island School.
Tue24Jun201412:00 - 4:00 pmOutdoors on the patio, Trueblood Performing Arts Center
Thu26Jun2014Trueblood Performing Arts Center
Fri04Jul2014Firehouse, Airport Road
Fri04Jul2014DuskWashington Island Ball Parks
Annual Fireworks by the Washington Island Fire Department. Show begins at dusk, donations are accepted for the fireworks at the event.
Sat05Jul2014Legion Hall, Main Road
Old Fashioned Fish Boil served by post members. Annual event, great food!
Sat05Jul201411 am until Rock Island State Park
FORI - will host our annual cookout near the Boathouse
at Rock Island State Park
Lunch will be available for purchase from 11am until we sell out
Park merchandise will be on sale too
A silent auction will be held in the Boathouse to help raise funds for park and lighthouse maintenance projects
Music concert at Noon
Rock cairn building contest near the boat dock all day
Fri18Jul2014Sat16Aug2014During regular hoursArt & Nature Center
Portrait of a Family - A collection of artworks by Finn, Sophia and Laura Findlay Hagen
Thu02Oct2014Sun05Oct2014Trueblood Performing Arts Center
"Rooted in the Heartland: Themes of Family"
Fri03Oct2014Sun05Oct2014Washington Island Art & Nature Center
Karen Lee DeNoto Workshop • October 3-5, 2014
This is an opportunity to learn basic principles and advance your oil painting techniques in a fun and relaxed environment. We begin each day with a lesson and practice session. We will talk about studio set up, mixing colors/handling brushes, choosing a subject, why you choose it, importance of thumbnail sketches, composing your picture, basic palette and Zorn palette, understanding tonal values, color relationships, texture, wet in wet, scumbling, glazing, linear perspective and more …
Workshop Fee $180 Member / $200 Non-Member • Students limited to 15 • Classes take place at Washington Island Art & Nature Center