Resident Art Program

An important part of select Artisan communities is the engaging and stimulating art sessions for Artisan residents, led by our Artist-in-Residence. At art sessions, not only is amazing artwork created and confidence gained, but stories are told and memories are shared.

Glorious blooms and blossom - sure signs of spring and summer May 2017

Close your eyes and think of the visions of what is blooming right now all across the state of Wisconsin - this theme is always a favorite of Artisan artists when the come to art sessions at this time of year. Visions of garden, lilacs, tulips, and violets, plus bleeding hearts and lily-of-the-valley are brought to life by our resident artists.

Easter and fantastic spring-themed artwork - April 2017

Springtime and Easter are the popular topics for conversation at this time of year - the upcoming holiday gets lot of attention. Memories came forth from resident artists - such as of getting all dressed up and making up big baskets....wrapping presents, putting on special decorations....decorating eggs and then hiding them.

Longing for spring and warmer days ahead - March 2017

March is a time when many long for and look forward to the upcoming seasonal change - warm weather and spring cannot come quickly enough!  So during the March days filled with high anticipation, Artisan Resident Artist Amy expanded the resident Artists' exploration of spring and helped residents work on a variety of pieces, from individual flowers to spring landscapes.

Spreading the Joy and excitement of art to first-timers - February 2017

Art is and incredibly joyous part of life, and one of the most wonderful things about art is that it is welcoming to the newbie, the expert, or to the artist who has put aside tools for a while, only to pick them up again after a long hiatus. Artists of all ages and abilities are welcome (and encouraged!) to participate in art sessions at Artisan communities, and to create whatever their heart desires!

Colorful flowers and birds to brighten up the winter - January 2017

January can be a very cold, dreary, and long month - so what better way to beat any "January blues" that might strike with some gorgeous and inspired artwork? Artisan Artist in Residence Amy grew up in St. Louis, and shared stories about the botanical garden there and its annual orchid show which is held this time of year. The focus of Artisan residents turned to bright, colorful flowers - with a nod to favorites from the spring and summer months.