A Day Outdoors: Arts, Skills, Adventures Workshop

            

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Workshop Session 1:  9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Workshop Session 2:  10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Lunch Break

Workshop Session 3:  12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Workshop Session 4:  2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Fee:  $25.00

Pre-registration and advance payment are required.

Register today by calling 920-756-3591



Art in the Prairie Session Schedule


Session 1:  9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

 Art Workshop   

 Presenting Artist
 Description
 Dutch Oven Cooking


Eric Andre has been camping and eating camp food since he was 8 years old.  He has recently developed an interest in cooking with a dutch oven.  He has used dutch oven cooking on trips ranging from local county and state parks to the Apostle Islands, Isle Royale, and remote parts of Northern Ontario. 
 This workshop will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  We will talk about essential equipment and skills needed to make delicious outdoor meals in a dutch oven.  We will then put that knowledge to use and prepare several different entrees and desserts.  We will have several dutch ovens on hand, but if you have a camping dutch oven, feel free to bring it along.
 Flintknapping (Double session from 9:00 - 11:45)


Bob Fischer has been flintknapping since 2005.  He enjoys making works of art and custom-made items for his clients.  In addition, he does demos for school groups, scouts, etc.  He is located in Howards Grove, WI and has an on-line store at:
www.etsy.com/shop/BobsFlintknapping
Website:
www.BobsFlintknapping.yolasite.com

 We will make a real arrowhead using traditional tools.  Wear long pants, socks and shoes - no sandals.  Bring along a pair of well-fitting leather gloves.  Safety glasses will be provided.  The flingknapping process creates sharp chips, so a cut or two may be experienced by participants.  A signed waiver will be required by each participant.
 Smart Phone Photography


Dave Andre is a professional photographer who has been taking photos for over sixty years.  He has seen photography change from the days he developed is own black and white photos to the amazing advances in digital photography today.  Though he still owns many different cameras and lenses, more often than not, he heads out these days with nothing more than his smart phone.
 While photography equipment has seen many changes, the basic tenets of photography and capturing quality photos remains the same.  This workshop will begin with tips on how to take your best photos.  We'll discuss composition, lighting, color balance and more.  Then we'll look around the nature center grounds for interesting photo subjects and practice what we have learned.  Participants should dress for the weather, keeping in mind sun and bug conditions.
 Polymer Clay


Pat Boprey taught elementary art for 30+ years in the Green Bay schools..  Retirement offered the time to pursue a passion for creating art in a variety of media.  In 2009, a class at The Clearing Folk Art School helped Pat discover the wonders of polymer clay.  She now uses clay to create designs for pens, beads, switch plates and more.  Her work can be found in the sales gallery at the Art Garage in Green Bay.
 In this workshop, you will learn to condition the polymer clay.  Using a pasta machine, you will roll and blend the clay to make a skinner blend sheet.  This sheet will be layered and rolled into a flower cane.  The flower cane will be used to design a tededy bear sculpture.  All tools and materials will be provided.
 

Session 2:  12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Art of Beekeeping


 Kevin Palmer is a UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator.  He has been keeping bees for over 15 years.  He currently teaches a monthly class for beginning beekeepers at the Brillion Nature Center.
 Participants in this session will don beekeeping gear and take a look inside a beehive!  Learn about the basics of beekeeping from hiving a package of bees to extracting honey.  Besides honey, bees also make other products we can use.  Learn how to make beeswax candles and lip balm with a beeswax base.  Beekeeping gear and all other materials will be provided.
 Botanical Dyed Silk Scarf


Pat Bopray taught elementary art for 30+ years in the Green Bay schools.  Retirement offered the time to pursue a passion for creating art in a variety of media.  She has been making botanical dyed silk scarves since 2009 when she assisted at a Shelly Ryan (The Wisconsin Gardener) workshop. Pat loves the subtle colors and patterns and the random serendipitous results of making botanical dyed silks.
 We will begin with a walk around the nature center to collect plant materials.  These will e rolled up in a white silk scarf, tied with wire and then marinated in vinegar to create a one-of-a-kind accessory that gets its colors courtesy of Mother Nature.  Bring an apron or wear old clothes as the process can be messy.
 Fairy Houses


Laurie Kiekhaefer has been drawing, sewing and painting from an early age.  She does acrylic painting on wood crafts and sewing for craft sales.  Laurie makes small wood pieces for her home and both large and small structures for her gardens.  Her next project is a fairy village.  In this workshop, she brings the fun to you!
 We will be building a fairy house using branches, twigs, cones, bark and other natural pieces using hammer and small nails and outdoor glues; some may also possibly be using a drill.  Bring your own safety glasses and gloves that fit well.  (We have a limited number of glasses/gloves for those who need them.)  Adults are welcome to register with a child (one fee) for this workshop.
 Flintknapping (Double session from 12:30 - 3:15)


Bob Fischer has been flintknapping since 2005.  He enjoys making works of art and custom-made items for his clients.  In addition, he does demos for school groups, scouts, etc.  He is located in Howards Grove, WI and has an on-line store at:
www.etsy.com/shop/BobsFlintknapping
Website:
www.BobsFlintknapping.yolasite.com
We will make a real arrowhead using traditional tools.  Wear long pants, socks, and shoes - no sandals.  Bring along a pair of well-fitting leather gloves. Safety glasses will be provided.  The flintknapping process creates sharp chips, so a cut or two may be experienced by participants.  A signed waiver will be required by each participant.