MOWA Masters 

Adults are invited to learn new art techniques in hands-on interactive studios taught by Wisconsin artists. 
Abstract Painting with Pamela Anderson
Sunday, March 5 | 10:30–3:00

Create your own original piece of abstract art! Join Pamela Anderson, current artist-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel, for a special, day-long painting class. Anderson will show you how to use inventive tools and playful techniques to compose a painting filled with bold color and movement.

Bring a bag lunch for a 30-minute break
Material list available upon registering
Fee: $65 
A MOWA membership is required

Registration Closed

Image for Abstract Painting with Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson, Untitled Abstract 7, acrylic, graphite on paper, 2016 (detail)


Gelli Plate Printing with Kasia Drake-Hames
Saturday, March 11 | 10:30–3:00

Get ready to experiment with this fun method of making one-of-a-kind monoprints! The Gelli printing process uses slow-drying acrylics and a plate with a soft, gelatinous surface. The process is easy and you will be able to spend the day creating layers of color, patterns, and textures on your art prints. Use them to decorate your home, make greeting cards, scrapbook materials, etc. Each participant is sure to finish this class with a stack of spectacular monoprints to take home.

Bring a bag lunch for a 30-minute break 
Materials are included 
Fee: $55
A MOWA membership is required

Image for Gelli Plate Printing with Kasia Drake-HamesKasia Drake-Hames, samples of Gelli printing


Portfolio Review
Saturday, April 1 | 10:00–2:15

Attention, photographers! Don’t miss the opportunity to have your photographs reviewed by professional, established artists and curators at this unique portfolio review session. Reviewers include Mark Brautigam, Anne Ghory-Goodman, Kevin Miyazaki, Joseph Mougel, Jason Yi, and Graeme Reid.

Fee $35
MOWA membership is required
Space is limited!

Image for Portfolio Review
Plein Air Painting with Steve Gerhartz
Saturday, April 29 | 10:30–3:00

Join Steve Gerhartz, artist and nature enthusiast, for an outdoor oil painting class on the banks of the Milwaukee River. Gerhartz will review the basic fundamentals of outdoor painting and give a demonstration of his techniques. Members will work outdoors on MOWA’s campus to create a one-of-a-kind landscape painting.  

Fee: $65 
A MOWA membership is required
Bring a bag lunch for a 30-minute break
Materials list available upon registering

Image for Plein Air Painting with Steve GerhartzSteve Gerhartz, Summer Birch Trees, Oil on canvas, 2016
How to Photograph Children with Lois Bielefeld
Saturday, May 27 | 10:30–3:00

Lois Bielefeld will teach an introductory class on photographing children. In this hands-on workshop, Bielefeld will provide insights on working with lighting while helping attendees become more familiar with their cameras. Participants will leave this class with an abundance of tips and tricks to take better photographs of children.

Fee: $65
A MOWA membership is required 
Bring a bag lunch for a 30-minute break

Image for How to Photograph Children with Lois BielefeldLois Bielefeld, Untitled, Digital color photograph, 2012

For more information about programs or classes or to register by phone, contact Miranda at 262.247.2263 or