Challenge is Part of the Beauty of Art

Two weeks ago today, a 25ft lift was in the middle of the gallery transporting Jay Meilahn to the ceiling to secure eyebolts to its rafters to hold thick synthetic cords. The cords now suspend 30, four-foot-high ears of corn created from hand blown glass and bronze in the installation entitled “Primordial Shift,” by Michael … Continue reading

Ancient Modern Art

Ancient Modern Art

Some of the most ancient of artistic media are making a comeback!  Contemporary artists are investigating historical techniques and materials, and adapting them to the modern world.  This summer our students have explored some of these classic media. Look at what’s happening in our studios: Encaustic The first evidence of encaustic painting comes from the … Continue reading

What’s New in Studios for Young Artists

You can’t help but smile when you hear the chitter-chatter of our youth arts students working hard on their paintings, ceramics, or sculptures. This summer we are offering art classes for 3 ½ to 17 year olds, which spark every imagination under the sun. From color mixing to cartooning and even hand-built ceramics, our students … Continue reading

Personality and Process: Photojournalist David Klobucar

David Klobucar is an award-winning photojournalist with 30 years in the field. His career includes 17 years with the Chicago Tribune as both a staff photographer and photo assignment editor. His many awards include the Tribune’s Edward Scott Beck Award for Photography.  Peninsula School of Art is excited to have a photojournalist of the highest … Continue reading

Getting to Know Abstract Painter Jan Heaton

Getting to Know Abstract Painter Jan Heaton

On August 9-11, 2012, the Peninsula School of Art is excited to welcome Jan Heaton from Austin, TX,  to teach a workshop: Abstractions in Watercolor: Pattern, Color, & Movement. Artists working in any media will benefit from a range of experimental techniques and approaches that stimulate creativity and emphasize the use of intuition in creating … Continue reading

Getting to Know Jewelry Artist Eve Alfille

Getting to Know Jewelry Artist Eve Alfille

Eve J. Alfille, once a field archeologist, was fascinated to see how jewelry played a part from the beginning of human history. She decided to make it her life’s work, and started her gallery and studio of fine jewelry (Evanston IL) over twenty-five years ago, and also became a collector of rare and exotic gems … Continue reading