Archive for February 8, 2010

teaching in door county

A few months ago, I was asked to teach at the Peninsula Art School in Door County this summer (July 8-10). It’s a fabulous school and I am very excited to be a part of their programs. Before I had my girls, I used to teach quite a bit and it feels great to be heading back in that direction. If you aren’t familiar with the school, here’s the description…

For over a century now, Door County has worked its magic on artists, nurturing their creativity and inspiring their work. Peninsula School of Art’s roots go back to the years after World War I when faculty from The Art Institute of Chicago began spending summers in Door County to paint and teach. From its grassroots beginnings over 40 year ago, Peninsula School of Art has grown to be one of the most dynamic, important centers for visual arts education in the Midwest. Today, the School welcomes nearly 2,000 students ages three and up and includes four painting studios, children’s art studio, a ceramics studio, metals studio, darkroom, art resource library, lecture room, administrative offices and the landmark “round barn” of the Guenzel Gallery. In every season, Door County is spectacular. Located on a 75-mile peninsula and surrounded by the waters of Green Bay on the west and Lake Michigan on the east, Door County has more than 250 miles of picturesque shoreline, sandy beaches, rocky bluffs and large tracts of undisturbed woodlands. Ten lighthouses still guard the harbors and the more than 40 islands of the county. Door County’s natural beauty is astonishing. It has worked its magic on artists for over a century, nurturing their creativity and inspiring their work.