Registration new open for Spring 2015 Classes

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Learn to Draw What You See

Instructor, Joyce Eesley
Learn to draw what you see, not what you think you see! Train your eyes to see shapes and values and how to draw them, and learn to use perspective to create beautiful works of art!


Joyce Eesley Watercolor


Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor

Instructor, Joyce Eesley
Students will continue to concentrate on a variety of realistic and abstract subject matter including landscapes and still-life using various techniques. We will continue with three cool and three warm primary colors and work to improve your art work and create your own masterpiece!

Meet your instructor!

Joyce Eesley

Joyce earned her BA in Art Education at Alverno College in Milwaukee. She has been a professional artist since retiring from teaching K-12 in the Milwaukee area, receiving numerous awards for her artwork. Her artwork is in many private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri. Along with creating artwork, sharing her art knowledge with others is Joyce’s constant goal. She teaches art to home-schooled children and for adult community education programs, and participates in demonstrations, criti ues, and jurying for art groups throughout

Wisconsin. Joyce’s still-life paintings are very detailed and realistic. This is true whether she is creating a drawing or using other media. She finds watercolor exciting with its sometimes unpredictable results. Her watercolor paintings are created using only six transparent staining colors, resulting in color harmony but still producing every conceivable color and value.

Oil Painting En Plein Air Friend of the Field Station

Friends of the Field Station Class
*A portion of your registration fee will be
donated to the Field Station Foundation Fund.
Instructor, Gael Riverz
Join Gael Riverz for oil painting en plein air at the UW-Waukesha Field Stati on. “En plein air” is a French expression which means “in the open air” – en plein air painting is simply the practi ce of painti ng outside. Commune with nature and learn how to capture light in your paintings with this enjoyable outdoor* class. Demonstrations will help you understand how to see where warm and cool colors are in the scene and how to mix and apply them accurately. Beginning and intermediate painters are welcome. Dare to free your creative self! * weather permitti ng – class will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather. This class is on-site at the beautiful and idyllic UW-Waukesha Field Station, W349 S1480 S. Waterville Rd, Oconomowoc.
Class meets Wed, May 6-Jun 17 (no class May 27), 5:30pm-8:00pm, $154


Gael Riverz Oil Painting


Meet your instructor!

Gael Riverz
Gael Riverz's first love is portrait painting. After studying art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Layton
School of Art & Design in Milwaukee, she studied privately with a master portraitist, the late Alan Gass. Her work has been displayed at numerous art galleries, shown at the West Museum of Art, and is held in private collections throughout the country. Gael is the recipient of Wisconsin Regional Arti sts State Exhibit Award and is a proud member of the Kettle Moraine

Fine Arts Guild. You can learn more about Gael at


 Introduction to Interior Design - Online Class!

Are you a creative person with an eye for design? If so, this course will show you how to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms.  
Interior design takes training as well as talent, and these lessons will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling. You'll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you'll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field. Average hours 24, 6 week course.

Start your own Arts and Crafts Business - Online Class!

If you have an art or a craft and you dream about starting your own home-based or small business, this is the course for you! You'll learn how to start your own arts and crafts business from a professional artist. You'll discover how to find your niche within your chosen craft and how to create your own unique business identity. You'll also see what makes marketing in the arts and crafts business different from marketing in most other enterprises, and you'll find a sales approach that meshes with your personality and preserves your creative integrity.
You'll get insider secrets too, learning how to find and get into the best craft shows, as well as design booths that really draw customers in. You'll also discover how to price your work effectively so you can set yourself up for success whether you're selling through craft shows, in galleries, online, or even in your own retail store. Average hours 24, 6 week course.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner - Online Class!

Have you always been interested in drawing, but never really knew how to get started? If so, then this is definitely the course for you! Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!
You'll gain a solid understanding of the many tools of the trade. You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principal of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. You'll even discover how best to get in touch with your right brain.
If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs. Average hours 24, 6 week course.