Author Archives: Kenosha Art Association

The Kenosha Art Association Invites you to its Annual Auction

Saturday November 17th 6-9pm
At the Southport Beach House
Live Music by The Pat Crawford Big Band

Founded on April 13, 1950 by “a group of Kenosha Art Lovers united to aid in further development of art and art appreciation in the community”, The KAA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to art enrichment in the community, art education, and to artists of all kinds. Help us to continue with our mission.

The Pat Crawford Big Band, based in Southeastern Wisconsin, features a far-reaching jazz songbook covering over 70 years of jazz. The Big Band is a 20 piece big band with a full sound and great talent. Only the best musicians even get an audition–and only the most talented players are selected from the group. Several high school students play in the big band but most of the players are old, seasoned veterans in the jazz world.



Watercolor Painting with Barbara Farrell

This class will teach you watercolor techniques that can bring new energy and excitement. Students please provide your own materials.
Call or email for a supplies list.
6 weeks Thursday mornings
Nov.1st – Dec. 13th 2012
Class time 9:00am -12:00
Fee: $72.00 member $85.00 non member
Bring own materials

Oil/Acrylic Painting with Pat Sullivan

Class will be a beginning & intermediate oil or acrylic painting class that will teach you steps from mixing colors creating textures and different styles of the painting process. Students please provide your own materials.
Call or email for a supplies list.
5 weeks Saturday afternoons
Oct. 27th – Nov. 24th
Class time: 12:30 to 2:30pm
Fee: $50.00 member $60.00 non-member
Bring own materials

Fused Glass with Jill Montgomery

Will make 2 pendants or 1pendant/earrings
1 day workshops Friday Nights Nov. 2nd or Nov. 30th
Class time: 7-9pm
Fee: $10.00 member $15.00 non-member
Materials fee: $10.00

Paper Quilling with Jill Montgomery

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork. Class will make an ornament.
1 day workshop Saturday Nov. 24th
Class time: 10-11:30am
Fee: $10.00 member $15.00 non-member
Materials fee: $5.00

Felting Beads with Sandy Nowicki

Felting is an old process that has made a comeback in the world of beaded jewelry . To create felt beads, you work wool roving (wool that hasn’t been spun into fiber yet) until it holds the shape you want. Will make felt beads to make a necklace.
1 day workshop Saturday afternoon Dec. 1st
Class time: 1-4pm
Fee: $15.00 member $20.00 non-member
Materials fee: $7.00
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First Annual Kenosha Fall Festival – See you there!

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 12 – 4pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 625 52nd St, Kenosha WI 53140
Audience All

Sponsored by the City of Kenosha, the Fall Festival will take place from noon to 4 pm on Saturday, October 13th, at Veterans Memorial Park, 54th Street and Sixth Avenue.

Free small pumpkins, provided by Jerry Smith’s Pumpkin Farm, will be distributed to the first 100 children in attendance. Craft supplies for decorating pumpkins will also be provided. Members of the Kenosha Art Association (KAA) will offer face painting for children at no charge. KAA members also will demonstrate pumpkin carving techniques. Musical entertainment will be presented throughout the afternoon.

This is the first year for the city-sponsored Fall Festival, which ties in with Second Saturday events in downtown Kenosha. will take place from noon to 4 pm on Saturday, October 13th, at Veterans Memorial Park, 54th Street and Sixth Avenue.

Barbara Farrell – Watercolor Artist

Barbara Farrell is an accomplished, award winning artist with over 30 years of experience in watercolor painting. In addition to teaching at the Clearing, she has given workshops in Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin. A popular demonstrator for Art Leagues , she currently teaches classes for the Kenosha Art Association and the Dear Path Art League in Lake Forest.