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.

Thanksgiving - a time for blessings and beautiful artwork - November 2016

Art sessions throughout much of November at Artisan are all about Thanksgiving - with a bit of autumn landscapes thrown into the mix. Artisan Artisan in Residence Amy brought many wonderful items to help residents recall memories of Thanksgiving from years ago - pictures of the first Thanksgiving, plus photos of turkeys, Thanksgiving greetings, cornucopias, gourds, pumpkins, and Indian corn served as great inspiration.

The beauty of fall in Wisconsin - October 2016

It's a favorite time of year for many residents - the autumn season that showcases the gorgous change of colors for the season. There were so many different things used for inspiration during art sessions with Artisan's artist in residence Amy - photographs, picture books, large autumn leaves, pictures of birds that many of us see this time of year, and the amazing memories of these hard-working artists from many years ago.

Fall Flowers and Wisconsin Landscapes Fill Artisan with beauty - September 2016

Once Labor Day arrives, thoughts turn to the season of autumn in so many ways. At Artisan communities, our residents are inspired to be creative in the spirit of the new season - including in the inspiration that is a very important part of the art sessions that take place.

The Brilliant Sunflowers of August 2016

What better way to celebrate summer in Wisconsin than by creating fabulous works of art centered around the theme of sunflowers? Our resident artists had a wonderful time creating their masterpieces in a variety of ways: one of our residents shared memories of being a ranch hand many years ago, while he worked completely independently to create a sunset over a field of sunflowers.

Summer, summer everywhere - July 2016

Wisconsin is a wonderful place to be in the summertime with beautiful lakes and parks, landscapes, flowers and living creatures, festivals, food and music found all across the state. In Madison, the majestic Capitol Building has a special magic in the warmer months. Our Artisan residents found that they have many memories that become a centerpiece of art sessions, and this leads to many creations and the sharing of memories of summers from the past.