UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus nurtures innovative minds with Art Workshops this August


Offered at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus August 2 & 3

Marinette, WI — UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus is offering two art workshops in August to spark creativity and nurture innovative minds.

“The Magic of Mixed Media” is offered Wednesday, August 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Art Studio T-149 in the Theatre building on the Marinette Campus. Do your kids love painting but also collage? They will enjoy the combination in this four-hour workshop for ages 10-15. Participants will create a mixed media painting on canvas using acrylic paint, followed by layering upcycled scrap materials and fibers.

“Fun with Fibers” takes place the next day on Thursday, August 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. also in the Art Studio T-149 in the Theatre building on the Marinette Campus. Your kids can explore the world of fiber arts and soft sculpture in this four-hour workshop for ages 10-15. Participants will learn the basics of weaving, felting, quilting and embroidery techniques that they can do at home using a few simple supplies, upcycled materials and a lot of creativity!

Registration is open. To reserve your spot, please visit the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Youth Art Workshop web site.

“Our commitment to the arts,” says Lauryn Albaugh, UW-Green Bay community theatre and arts program specialist, “includes providing exciting and educational opportunities to the community. Our youth are a huge part of our community. Experiencing the arts at a young age helps strengthen creative problem solving, encourages self-expression and enhances fine motor skills.”

Register for both workshops at $50 or separately at $30 each. The cost includes lunch and supplies. Both workshops are taught by Brenda Socha, an art instructor at Marinette Middle School. Brenda is a member of the Wisconsin Art Education Association and also the National Art Education Association. When she’s not teaching and sharing what she knows about art, she loves creating her own art – especially mixed media paintings and upcycled leather jewelry but also pencil drawing, acrylic painting and pottery. Brenda has a degree in art education.

The workshops have been developed by the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement at UW-Green Bay.

To learn more about the workshops, visit UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Community Theatre and Arts web page. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Program Specialist Lauryn Albaugh at albaughl@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus offers students in the region and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a start on more than 200 academic programs within the UW System. Small class sizes ensure personalized attention and help to smooth the transition to college. Scholarships, in combination with one of the lowest tuition   rates in the state — including in-state tuition for qualified students coming from Michigan’s U.P., make a UW education accessible to all. Situated on 36 acres along the historic shoreline of the bay of Green Bay, the Marinette Campus is a beautiful place to learn and grow. Here, students engage with award-winning faculty, cheer on state-champion athletes, attend amazing theater productions, live at home or on campus and prepare for completion of their bachelor’s degree. The Marinette Campus is part of the four-campus University of Wisconsin-Green Bay community, with campuses in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.


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