Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Classes at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center

Hello all! 

As the weather gets colder and the holidays get closer, think about taking a class at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center in Brookfield! The Book Making Class for beginners is perfect for those of you who would like to learn a skill and also make some wonderful gifts for friends and family!

Flutter Book

Flutter book interior

Book Making for Beginners (ages 14+)
Tuesdays, Nov. 5-26, 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn the foundations of bookmaking will producing lovely books for yourself or others. Students will take home four finished handmade books.
4 sessions, supplies included ($95/$90 Wilson Center Donors)

DIY Puffy Paint

DIY - from Start to Finish (ages 5-9)
Tuesdays, Nov. 5-26, 4:30-6:00 pm
Learn how to make your own puffy paint, clay, watercolor paints and more with this totally DIY (do it yourself) class!
4 session, supplies included ($90/$85 Wilson Center Donors)

Please contact the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center to sign up for classes.

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center
19805 W Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI
(262) 781-9470 x5037

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Featured Artist at The Salvaged Studio-Opening Reception July 12, 5-9 pm

The Salvaged Studio & Gallery will open its first Featured Artist Show with “Collecting the
Uncollectible: Art & Jewelry of Tiffany Knopow” on Friday, July 12th 2013.

The Salvaged Studio & Gallery will celebrate its grand opening with an artist reception from 5:00-9:00pm on Friday, July 12, 2013 for “Collecting the Uncollectible: Art & Jewelry of Tiffany Knopow”. Ms. Knopow creates her work from dryer lint, Shout© Color Catcher sheets, and paper wasp nests. In it, she seeks to create systems to capture fleeting phenomena; items that are too common, too gross, or intangible to exist in a proper collection. Ms. Knopow says, “My hope in each collection is to create something so beautiful that the viewer is compelled to investigate the piece and then be completely surprised by the material.”

The show is the first in a regular bi-monthly featured artist series to be held at the new gallery which is located in a historic and recently renovated 1920’s building in the Washington Heights neighborhood. It is part art jewelry studio, part gallery, and all about celebrating the art of creative reuse. The gallery represents fine art, woodwork, sculpture, jewelry, accessories and upstyled home furnishings created by American artists with a focus on art and craft created salvaged materials. The studio is where the owner, Rachael Brooke Winkley, creates jewelry from vintage tea tins, serving trays, and other old metal objects.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

It's Workshop Time Again!!!

It's that wonderful time of year, workshop time!!!

This printing workshop is amazing!  We will be using the sun and natural items (leaves, blossoms, twigs, etc) to make our work for us.  I assure you that everyone will have a beautiful piece, it's impossible to make a sun painting or print that looks bad.  Plus, it's a lot of fun and so easy.  I promise that you will be addicted after this workshop.  Please sign up, registration is ending soon.

Printing with the Sun (ages 14+)

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 am-2:30 pm
(Includes a 30 minute lunch break.)
Use the sun to make beautiful photograms (sun prints) of three dimensional objects on paper and on a scarf.  The result is a beautiful silhouette of the object placed on the photosensitive paper or fabric.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in beautiful Mitchell Park.

One-day Workshop, supplies included
$65/$60 Wilson Center Donors

Please contact the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts at (262) 781-9470 x 5037 or for more details.

Sunpainting in process, applying the leaves.

Finished sunpainting.

Sunprint. It's almost like magic!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Spring Workshops in Brookfield

It's time again to hear about my workshops for spring!

Both workshops take place at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield.

Hand-Bound Marbled Books (ages 14+)
Saturdays, Feb. 16-23, 1:00-3:30 pm
Create marble painted paper to incorporate into a hand-bound journal of your own construction. Perfect to keep or give as a gift!
2 sessions, supplies included ($50/$45 members)

Kooky Creatures (ages 9-12)
Tuesdays, Feb. 12- March 5, 4:30-6 pm
Sew your own stuffed animals made from recycled clothes!  Learning basic hand sewing techniques, as well as color and design principles, students will use their imaginations to create a creature that is kooky!
4 session, supplies included ($65/$60 members)

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
19805 W Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI
(262) 781-9470 x5037

Tiffany Knopow is a Wisconsin native and now resides in Burlington, WI. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Knopow has an active exhibition record including shows in the United States and South America.  Currently she is teaching workshops and classes at the Museum of Wisconsin Art and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. For more information about the artist and her work please visit